20 Nov Always A Lady
In my opinion, what makes a lady are two things: Elegance and Class. The funny thing is, with both, you either have it or you don’t.
I had a hard time trying to find my own definitions of elegance and class, because what makes both has to do with a certain subtleness that can best be experienced.
I found a few quotes from amazing ladies that capture my thoughts in the best words.
‘’Class’’ by Ann Landers
”Class never runs scared.
It is sure-footed and confident.
It can handle anything that comes along.
Class has a sense of humor.
It knows a good laugh is the best lubricant for oiling the machinery of human relations.
Class never makes excuses.
It takes its lumps and learns from past mistakes.
Class knows that good manners are nothing more than a series of small, inconsequential sacrifices.
Class bespeaks an aristocracy that has nothing to do with ancestors or money.
Some wealthy “blue bloods” have no class, while individuals who are struggling to make ends meet are loaded with it.
Class is real. It can’t be faked.
Class never tried to build itself by tearing others down.
Class is already up and need not strive to look better by making others look worse.
Class can “walk with kings and keep it’s virtue and talk with crowds and keep the common touch.” Everyone is comfortable with the person who has class because that person is comfortable with himself.
If you have class, you’ve got it made.
If you don’t have class, no matter what else you have, it doesn’t make any difference.”
I’ve always been inspired by the gorgeous Audrey Hepburn and I love her definition of Elegance:
‘’Elegance is the only Beauty that never fades’’
I immediately think of my mom. I’m so lucky that I have a very elegant and classy mom, who taught me most of these things. She always taught me that less is more and the older I get, the more I experiment with fashion, I believe that, what matches my personality and looks the best is in the simplicity. And apparently, Coco Chanel agrees: ‘’Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance’’.
Unfortunately the ‘’role models’’ now a days, don’t show much class or elegance. With all due respect, because they are all great in what they do. I think they are so focused on leaving their mark, that they feel they have to behave in an eccentric/‘’loud’’ manner to stand out. They have a unique style, but it’s not very classy. I just hope that all the younger girls who admire them know the difference.
Don’t get me wrong, you can wear something sporty or sexy and still look classy and elegant, it’s really more a matter of charisma, grace, confidence and poise. It’s in the way you ‘’walk’’ and ‘’talk’’. Maybe I’m old fashioned, but I believe class and elegance really make a Woman.
Stay classy ladies!
Wulterkens Airborne Studded Sweater; Skirt: Nastygal; Boots: Colin Stuart
“Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It’s the sure-footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life. ” – Ann Landers
‘’Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication’’ – Leonardo Da Vinci
“Elegance is a glowing inner peace. Grace is an ability to give as well as to receive and be thankful. Mystery is a hidden laugh always ready to surface! Glamour only radiates if there is a sublime courage & bravery within: glamour is like the moon; it only shines because the sun is there.”
― C. Joybell C.
‘’Nothing makes a women more beautiful than the belief she is beautiful’’ – Sophia Loren
Thersa Wong Swie SanPosted at 14:53h, 21 November
Mooie blog Nadira! Love it, I’ll keep it classy 🙂 Xxx
PS. Keep up the good, inspiring and hard work honey!
NadiraPosted at 18:39h, 24 March
Thanks lieverd! Ben ook super trots op jou! Lots of love! Xxx