“I prefer to call it ‘pure’ — minimal can be very empty.”
- Jil Sander on the word minimalist
"It's more about rebellion than anything else. I embrace the adolescent side of me. One rebels when life is tough, but also when life gets too prissy. It's a reminder that you can always do whatever you want. It's a reminder of past restrictions. Everyone feels forced in one way or another. Everyone relates to having to go to work, having responsibilities, having duties. I'm just expressing everybody's fascination with their id. What if we just let go and did whatever we wanted? Everyone wants to know, because we're intrigued when we see others do it. We're all tempted to lose control. This is what I'm speaking to."
- Rick Owens in 320c
With time I discovered that we shared a few principles: a preference for the "now" rather than the "new," a preference for imperfection rather than so-called good taste and an attitude driven by intuition rather than reason. Most of all, she has an innate ability to mix street culture and society, always avoiding the caricatures that can define both worlds and always recognizing the mix of both worlds as the only catalyst of energy and creativity.
Hedi Slimane on Carine Roitfeld
To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance.
- Jean Genet
Master couturier Cristobal Balenciaga was so disillusioned by the dressing down of society that he abruptly announced the closure of his house. "I was staying with Mona Bismarck in Capri when the news came," Diana Vreeland recalled in her book. "Mona didn't come out of her room for three days. I mean...it was the end of a certain part of her life!"
- Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster
And I was bored with seeing collections that have no soul, no feeling, no seduction - just a product on a hanger. I am not a bling-bling person. I miss Helmut Lang and the real Martin Margiela.
- Joseph Thimister
I LIKE THIS BLACK SIDE OF PEOPLE. BLACK MINDS, BLACK MOODS, BLACK CLOTHES: I LIKE THE WORD AND I LIKE THE EMOTION. THAT'S WHAT I TRY TO REFLECT. IT'S ROMANCE FOR THE DOOM GENERATION.
– VERONIQUE BRANQUINHO
"You've got to be true to yourself in this industry. Part of me wants to prove myself. The other part says, look, it ain't worth it. Just enjoy life while you're around."
- Stella McCartney
YOU CAN HAVE ANYTHING YOU WANT IN LIFE IF YOU DRESS FOR IT
- EDITH HEAD
Motherfucking cocksucker motherfucking shit fucker what am I doing? What am I doing? I don't know what I'm doing. I'm doing the best that I can. I know that's all I can ask of myself. Is that good enough? Is my work doing any good? Is anybody paying attention? Is it hopeless to try and change things? The African guy is a sign, right? Because if he isn't, than nothing in this world makes any sense to me. I'm fucked! Maybe I should quit. Don't quit! Maybe I should just fucking quit. Don't fucking quit! I don't know what the fuck I'm supposed to fucking do anymore! Fucker! Fuck shit!
- I Heart Huckabees
The first step — especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money — the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.
- Chuck Palahniuk
If you aren’t pushing your limits, you aren’t going far enough, and you still don’t know who you are.
- Paulo Coelho
Perversely. That's one thing I think I can define now. It's when things are upside down and you start to like 'em that way.
- The End Of Violence
If you're not coming from love and hope in your heart, then you're nothing. If you're coming from ego, there's no truth in ego and self-glorification. That's certainly not the goal and that's certainly not the place to invest your energy as a person....Love and hope. That's the kind of person I try to become. And I have to practice that every day because I’m not that naturally. I was raised a different way, and I have to struggle really hard to be that person.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie
Today, leave good for great.
- Matt & Kim - Good for great
Eddie: Sweetie what are you drinking? Patsy: Oh this? Chanel No. 5
- Absolutely Fabulous
Husbands come and go, but Chanel slingbacks are forever.