”When a harsh, judgmental or snobbish person enters, do you feel the room constrict, oxygen becoming rarer, the space becoming darker? When the generous, abundant and Stylish soul enters the room, do you feel it expand, your lungs filling with air, the space illuminated?

Style is light. It awakens us. Its beaming makes all seem possible. Style is generous. It unifies and congregates. We are drawn toward it. Be generous with your time, your self, your eyes, listen, greet, and create an illuminated space around you. For generosity to be magnetic it must be indiscriminate, it is not a tool of seduction, it is a state of being. You will feel the magnetism grow and develop as you begin to embody Style.”

-Michael Alden

Om s.k. outfit-bilder:

”Shoe posts (or for that matter, similar things like watch posts, etc.) are much less personal. When presented as objects, they are easier to discuss abstractly because it is more often about the maker than the wearer. This takes the emotion quotient one db down.

Presenting the whole, though, is frought with emotion for many, and not just for the OP. Amateur photographs, particularly self-portrature, almost always imbalances a look. Moreover, it is diffcult to convey how the whole looks and works in motion, and much easier to present how an object within that look (such as a shoe) appears.”

-voxsartoria

”Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” -Mark Twain

”Dress is a very foolish thing, and yet it is a very foolish thing for a man not to be well dressed.” -Lord Chesterfield

”How anybody dresses is indicative of his self-concept. If students are dirty and ragged, it indicates they are not interested in tidying up their intellects either.” -S. I. Hayakawa

”I have always been offended by the song that says, ‘Everything is beautiful in its own way.’ If everything is beautiful, then the word ‘beautiful’ has no meaning. If everything were purple, there would be no word ‘purple’ in the language because it would not distinguish one thing from another.” -Thomas Sowell

”The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” -Helen Keller

”The criterion of true beauty is that it increases on examination; if false, that it lessens. There is therefore, something in true beauty that corresponds with right reason, and is not the mere creation of fancy.” -Fulke Greville

”There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.” -Marguerite Gardiner Blessington

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