Everyone talks about leading a life of style — but what IS style, anyway?
Writers talk about “writing style.” Gossip hounds discuss “celebrity style.” Designers discuss architectural “style.”
We throw the word around enough … but what does it mean?
A simple dictionary definition isn’t enough. Read these quotes, and see these photos, of people trying to put their finger on that intangible essence: Style.
Fashion fades, only style remains the same.
~~ Coco Chanel
God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.
~~ Pablo Picasso
Style is the dress of thoughts.
~~ Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield
The style is the man himself.
~~ George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon
Style and structure are the essence of a book; great ideas are hogwash. . . .
~~ Vladimir Nabokov
Fashions fade, style is eternal.
~~ Yves Saint Laurent
Photo courtesy Herry Lawford and ChanelImanPhotos.