The quote above is from Carmel Snow. She was the editor of Harper’s Bazaar from 1937 until 1957. That’s 40 years, folks. Pretty impressive in any business.
I love that quote since it seems to epitomize what I strive for in how I dress and what I admire in others. Especially now that I am 69, soon to be 70.
Although it also opens up a bunch of questions. What is “good taste”? What is “daring”? Or how much “good taste” compared to how much “daring”?
Here’s some outfits that I think show the right amount of good taste + daring.
LOVE this coat from Diane Von Furstenberg in 2009. Love the sleeves, the pattern, the collar, the shape. Did I leave anything out?
And these from a designer I have never heard of (and can’t afford, anyway), David Szeto
Both of these pieces are different, unusual, yet elegant.
It’s not that I don’t like skinny pants, high heels (or ballet flats in my case), and a white shirt, but it has become almost like a uniform to me. And when anything is a uniform, I loose interest.
We’re going to New Year’s Eve party whose theme is “black and bling”, so I’ll definitely NOT be wearing MY usual uniform of black pants and white shirt! I’ll be looking for something “daring.”