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“Who do you want to be today? Poet, warrior, artist, philanthropist, tycoon? Dress for THAT to remind you to maintain your point of view. If you dress for who you dream you can be, you are probably half way there already.”
Jean LeFebvre

“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn. ”
Orson Welles

“Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness, simply didn’t know where to go shopping.”
Bo Derek

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”
Coco Chanel

jeweled collar necklace”I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.”
Joan Miro

“It’s nice to keep some hopes and dreams in your closet. That way you can try them on and admire them when no one else is judging.”
Jean LeFebvre

 

“Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.”
Epictetus

“Dress strategically so you don’t have to waste words to telling us who you are and what you want. Mixed messages in dressing are as dangerous as they are in dating.”
Jean LeFebvre

“To be a fashionable woman is to know yourself, know what you represent, and know what works for you. To be “in fashion” could be a disaster on 90 percent of women. You are not a page out of Vogue.”
Anon

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“More clothes aren’t the answer to your closet woes, the right clothes are.”
Jean LeFebvre

“Styles, like everything else, change. Style doesn’t.”
Linda Ellerbee

“You can’t always get what you want, but if you try, sometimes, you get what you need.”
Mick Jagger & Keith Richards

 

“Fashion is what you buy. Style is what you do with it.”
Anon


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“GREAT STYLE HAS NO SIZE, AGE OR PRICE TAG.”

Jean LeFebvre

panache (pa násh’) noun
A stylish, original and very confident way of doing things that makes people admire you!
from mid-16th century. Via French< Italian pennacchio “plume of feathers” < Latin pinna “feather”

Anyone can follow fashion but the most important element of ongoing, outstanding style is knowledge of yourself. All persons of great style, Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, Diane Keaton, Jennifer Lopez, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Johnny Depp, Tilda Swinton and many more, have known this. They dress to tell the story of who they are while withholding enough to make you want to know more. These celebrities, and their professional stylists, know that a person must have a relevant and consistent message across their entire wardrobe that allows for wit, humor and some quirks of personality to keep their audiences interested. In fact, all the world is a stage for us to play the parts we choose.

I believe that style is fearless, using fashion and its trends but never used by it. To develop and refine your personal presentation even beyond style gives you Panache. A main ingredient is a joy for life and an appreciation for style in everything you do. Panache has nothing to do with money but it has loads to do with training your eye to appreciate the details of objects, especially in the arts and in clothing. It can certainly be acquired, but some are born with it. Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Helen Mirren come to mind, as does Cate Blanchett. Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire and Geoffrey Hines had Panache – Who could dress and dance like they could? In the rain, on the ceiling and up the walls!

But fame has as little to do with Panache as money. Walk the streets of Paris or Milan or Hong Kong and you will see Panache everywhere, just start looking. It doesn’t matter whether you are in the age group to appreciate Advanced Style or you enjoy the sharp looks from Farfetch or maybe vintage is what calls to you – from the 1950’s or the 1890’s. Take a dare to become original and express yourself. There is so much sartorial sameness and fitting in and looking like one just doesn’t care about life at all. The world could do with more humor, style and lots of your Panache!


 


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