“The best colour in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.”
― Coco Chanel
― Coco Chanel
When it comes to fashion, there are a select few icons us fashion bloggers love to quote. Maybe it isn't just fashion bloggers. Maybe it's just anyone who loves and lives fashion, cause fashion isn't something you choose to like, it's kind of something you just are. As Anna Wintour once said, You either know fashion or you don’t.”
We look up to these icons and take their words and we make them into legends. Maybe we do more than that. Maybe we make their words mean more than what they actually, or were ever meant to, mean. When Coco Chanel said, “I don't do fashion, I AM fashion” I doubt she spent much time thinking about those words and how people would take them and whether, nearly a century down the line, some twenty-one year old fashion blogger and aspiring writer would quote and analyse if she meant them. I'd like to think it was just something she just said. Hopefully meant it when she said it. Nevertheless, it's a cool quote, right? It links well to when Anna Wintour said, “Fashion is not beautiful, neither is it ugly. Why should it be either? Fashion is Fashion”.
Saying that, and as silly as this sounds, sometimes I imagine myself being quoted in the future. Twenty or fifty or a hundred years from now when some form of futuristic media has overtaken the blogosphere, maybe a twenty-something girl (like myself now) will quote a line from one of my articles in her own. She'll have found it while browsing through the fashion magazine I dream of starting. She'll see something special in it. Even if no one else does, it would be nice for one person to.
The fact is, words can make people feel things. They don't date like fashion, or fade like photos, or age like people. If they're good enough, and mean something, they can almost become eternal. That seems precious to me. I guess that's why I love reading and why I want to be a writer.
Yes, you're right. What does this have to do with lipsticks? Not a lot, no, but when I first started writing this post this morning, I wanted to find a quote to accompany it. On finding one by Marilyn Monroe, it got me thinking about quotes and the power they have and then that (see above) happened.
The lipsticks above are my favourite. The ones I carry around with me every day, apart from my Chanel one which stays at home for special occasions. At least one will always match my outfit and really, that's all I need. I don't wear lipstick everyday but I like to have the option. It's great at making me feel good.
Let me know your thoughts on anything and everything I have said during this mixed up post!