22 May 2010


"Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess." -- Edna Woolman Chase (Chapter 2, The Little Black Book of Style)

According to Nina Garcia, a Style Icon knows...

1) How to edit.
She only buys what she likes and what looks good on her.

2) To invest in "The Bones" (the classic trench, the little black dress...) and build from there.

3) To buy with drama.
She goes for that over-the-top decadent item. If she falls in love, she takes it home.

4) The utmost importance of shoes.
Lots of shoes.

5) And the power of accessories.
Done just the right way.

6) A good tailor.
(Me: Or a good modista, for Pinays.)

7) How not to be the Fashion Victim.
She never buys into the trends and she never carries the "it" bag.
(Me: Well, I can't afford the It bags. Hehe!)

8) It is not about the money.
She wears her flea market Mexican earrings the same way she would wear her diamonds.
(Me: I can so relate to this one!)

9) How to mix it up.

10) How to be imperfect.
She understands that every day is not a photo shoot.
(Me: Thank God!)

Photo: Spotlightvintage.com

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