Tuesday, October 9, 2012

love who you are.

an ongoing study in loving who you are.

today's post is a collection of inspiring quotes 
on aging beautifully,
turns out, we can all age beautifully,
the power is in your mind.

i love lauren hutton! i love the way she makes me feel about myself.
i can relate to her coloring, her hair, her gap. 
i love that she is aging gracefully.
she will forever be my role model. 
above image via here.

On wardrobe essentials: "Always have a navy blazer. 
White pants, tan pants, navy or black pants—whatever looks good on you. 
Well-made T-shirts in long and short sleeves. 
And a good pair of black heels and camel-colored oxfords. 
If you can afford to, get high-quality classics so you can wear them forever and ever."

 On basic black: "It wipes me out. I can't wear it. Not everything works for everybody."

 On biker chic: "Motorcycle clothes need to be thicker. 
When you're going fast on the highway, you don't want to leave skin behind."

 On accessorizing: "I have small bones, so I can't wear big jewelry. 
The jewelry ends up walking around. I want Lauren walking around."

 On developing a signature look: "When I first came to New York, 
my favorite outfit was a pair of aqua terry cloth shorts and a men's maroon mohair sweater. 
All I'm saying is that you couldn't have been dumber than me. 
Finding your look isn't complicated if you go in without being frightened. 
Notice what people are complimenting you on. 
Experiment with new things once in a while, 
but have your tried-and-true pieces that work."

photo shoot with mary kate and ashley.

"I just try to do my best to look good—get enough sleep, stay healthy, 
have fun with makeup—then forget about it! 
If you obsess about your looks, it kills your spirit."
Lauren Hutton
{my inspiration for aging beautifully}

lauren hutton images via here.

"No, I don't do anything to look younger; this is one battle that you will lose eventually. 
It is more becoming to accept the unique characteristics that come with age. 
Women who stay true to themselves are always more interesting and beautiful to me, 
women like Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keeffe and Anna Magnani—
women who have style, chic, allure and elegance. 
They didn't submit to any standard of beauty—they defined it." 

"I always encourage women to let their individuality show by not covering up 
what they perceive as flaws. When I see a woman with the natural wrinkles 
of time on her face, I do not see the wrinkles at all, but when I see a 
woman trying to cover them up with too much foundation or concealer, 
all I see are her wrinkles. Instead of looking in the mirror and asking, 
"What's wrong with me?" use makeup to highlight your uniqueness, 
not to hide and correct." 

Isabella Rossellini 
{a stunning example of a natural beauty}

isabella image via here.

"Looking fresh and rested. When are you the most beautiful? 
When you're on vacation. The trick is to discipline yourself to 
get enough sleep and find ways to handle your stress in your everyday life too. 
If you're well-rested instead of sleep deprived, you'll take years off your face. 
When I need to pick myself up, I do three things. I dab yellow-based concealer 
under my eyes with my fingers and set it with a powder puff. 
Then I apply a slightly brighter blush than my usual one to look like I'm flushed. 
And I spritz on fragrance as an energizer."

                           "Worrying constantly about their looks. I believe in being low maintenance. 
As a matter of fact, I don't often look at myself in the mirror. 
It's not that I don't have the time—I simply don't have the inclination. 
Most of us look better when we don't know what we look like anyway.
The best thing to do before a party, for instance, is take a deep breath and tell yourself, 
"Okay, I am going to have a great time." And then don't look in a mirror all night. 
It works better than running to the ladies' room every half hour and fixing your makeup."

"Oh, and drink a lot of water all day long. When I forget to drink water, I look so much older!"

"It is too easy to go so far that you lose any character in your face. 
What I would recommend, though, is having your teeth whitened. 
It's amazing. It totally lightens up your face and you look years younger." 

Bobbi Brown
{a beautiful 'love who you are' role model}

image of bobbi via here.

quotes via oprah.com.