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Style And Fashion: 100 Brilliant Pieces Of Advice Ever Received

We all love a good inspirational quote in the CEOWORLD Magazine office – especially when it’s to do with Style & Fashion. The 100 Brilliant Pieces Of Advice Ever Received From The Most Quotable Names!!!
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Read on for enlightenment — from some of our favorite fashion designers and style icon.

“I don’t do fashion. I am fashion.” — Coco Chanel.

“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” — Coco Chanel

“We must never confuse elegance with snobbery.” — Yves Saint Laurent

“You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.” — Edith Head

“I can’t concentrate in flats!” — Victoria Beckham

“Attitude is everything.” — Diane von Furstenberg

“Elegance is elimination.” —Cristóbal Balenciaga

“And now, I’m just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.” — Lady Gaga

“I don’t approach fashion. Fashion approaches me!” —Daphne Guinness

“We have this saying, Christy and I. We don’t wake up for less than $10,000 a day.” —Linda Evangelista

“My look is a cocktail. I’m not as nicely turned out as the french, but I don’t care like the English.” —Jane Birkin

“More is more and less is a bore.” —Iris Apfel

“Clothes are like a good meal, a good movie, great pieces of music.” —Michael Kors

“The most beautiful makeup for a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.” —Yves Saint Laurent

“I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in diamonds.” —Mae West

“The best things in life are free. The second best are very expensive.” —Coco Chanel

“I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit.” —Michael Kors

“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.” —Gwyneth Paltrow

“You cannot fake chic but you can be chic and fake fur.” —Karl Lagerfeld

“I’ve always thought of the T-shirt as the Alpha and Omega of the fashion alphabet.” —Giorgio Armani

“Women should look like women. A piece of cardboard has no sexuality.” —Alexander McQueen

“Luxury bags make your life more pleasant, make you dream, give you confidence, and show your neighbors you’re doing well.” —Karl Lagerfeld

“Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping.” —Oscar Wilde

“I wear my sort of clothes to save me the trouble of deciding which clothes to wear.” —Katharine Hepburn

“Trendy is the last stage before tacky.” —Karl Lagerfeld


“One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress.” —Karl Lagerfeld

“Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory.” —Coco Chanel

I firmly believe that with the right footwear one can rule the world. —Bette Midler

“I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity.” —Diana Vreeland

“A woman’s dress should be a like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.” —Sophia Loren

“I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet.” —Carrie Bradshaw

“Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” —Kate Moss

“Walk like you have three men walking behind you.”  —Oscar de la Renta

“Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life.” —Bill Cunningham

“When in doubt, wear red.” —Bill Blass

“I don’t design clothes. I design dreams.” —Ralph Lauren

“Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.” —Marc Jacobs

“Fashions fade, style is eternal.” —Yves Saint Laurent

“Anyone can get dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that are the most intriguing.” —Alexander Wang

“How can you live the high life if you do not wear the high heels?” —Sonia Rykiel

“Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress and the way to live.” —Gianni Versace

“In difficult times, fashion is always outrageous.” —Elsa Schiaparelli

“You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet.” —Christian Dior

“Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose.” —Lauren Hutton

“The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress.” —Hubert de Givenchy

“I know what women want. They want to be beautiful.” —Valentino Garavani


“A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” —Coco Chanel

“People will stare. Make it worth their while.” —Harry Winston

“Luxury is the ease of a t-shirt in a very expensive dress.” ―Karl Lagerfeld

“My look is attainable. Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair, buying the large sunglasses, and the little sleeveless dresses.” —Audrey Hepburn

“What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.” —Miuccia Prada

“Style is wearing an evening dress to McDonald’s, wearing heels to play football. It is personality, confidence and seduction.” —John Galliano

“Fashion wasn’t what you wore someplace anymore; it was the whole reason for going.” —Andy Warhol

“If I think about it too much, I can’t get dressed.” —Daphne Guinness

“Playing dress-up begins at age five and never truly ends.” —Kate Spade

“Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered.” —Giorgio Armani

“Your dresses should be tight enough to show you’re a woman and loose enough to show you’re a lady.” —Edith Head

“The hardest thing in fashion is not to be known for a logo, but to be known for a silhouette.” —Giambattista Valli

“Buy less, choose well.” —Vivienne Westwood

“I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity—all I hope for in my clothes. —Yves Saint Laurent

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

“Big girls need big diamonds.” —Elizabeth Taylor

“There is a shade of red for every woman.” —Audrey Hepburn

“A relationship is like couture—if it doesn’t fit perfectly, it’s a disaster.” —Carrie Bradshaw

“I think in black.” —Gareth Pugh

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“You’re never too old to play. You’re only too old for low-rise jeans.” —Ellen Degeneres

“Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink.” —Lilly Pulitzer

“I adore artifice. I always have.” —Diana Vreeland

“As far as I’m concerned, leopard is a neutral.” —Jenna Lyons

“Real elegance is everywhere, especially in the things that don’t show.” —Christian Dior

“Let the others have the beauty. I’ve got the charisma.” —Carine Roitfeld

“Treat your makeup like jewelry for the face.” —Francois Nars

“Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” —Coco Chanel

“Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together.” —Elizabeth Taylor

“I design for the woman who loves being a woman.” —Diane von Furstenberg

“Dressing well is a form of good manners.” —Tom Ford

“It’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes. That’s why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun.” —Carrie Bradshaw

“A woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting.” —Christian Dior

“Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves, and of course, each other. If girls dressed for boys, they’d just walk around naked at all times.” —Betsey Johnson

“I want to die with my blue jeans on.” —Andy Warhol

“Do I make fashion mistakes? Yes, but I won’t say what.” —Domenico Dolce

“Women dress alike all over the world: they dress to be annoying to other women.” —Elsa Schiaparelli

“You can never be too rich or too thin.” —Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor

“I actually used to smile a lot in pictures. I think I only stopped smiling when I got into fashion. Fashion stole my smile!” —Victoria Beckham

“If your hair is done properly and you’re wearing good shoes, you can get away with anything.” —Iris Apfel

“I like being a woman, even in a man’s world. After all, men can’t wear dresses, but we can wear the pants.” —Whitney Houston


“If I’m going dancing, then I wear the highest heels with the shortest dress.” —Kate Moss

“I make clothes, women make fashion.” —Azzedine Alaia

“Pearls are always appropriate.” —Jackie Kennedy Onassis

“Do you prefer fashion victim or ensembly challenged?” —Cher Horowitz

“My fashion advice is to have a flattering mirror and then forget about it.” —Vivienne Westwood

“If you wear things you adore, you just look better.” —Margherita Missoni

“I can be naked as long as I’m wearing the right pair of shoes.” —Anna Dello Russo

“Sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants.” —Karl Lagerfeld

“The best fashion show is definitely on the street. Always has been, and always will be.” —Bill Cunningham

“Women who wear black lead colorful lives.” — Neiman Marcus

“All my life I’ve pursued the perfect red.” — Diana Vreeland

“A little bad taste is like a nice splash of paprika. We all need a splash of bad taste—it’s hearty, it’s healthy, it’s physical. I think we could use more of it. No taste is what I’m against.” — Diana Vreeland

“Men tell me that I’ve saved their marriages. It costs them a fortune in shoes, but it’s cheaper than a divorce. So I’m still useful, you see” —Manolo Blahnik

“Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” — Rachel Zoe

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Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is chief executive and editorial director of The CEOWORLD magazine, overseeing the organization’s news and features departments.

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