In which Einstein expounds on style. I have had a persistent fantasy that Albert Einstein was my secret father. He died the month before I was born, and we have similar hair. OK, those may be the only clues, but I have always admired his unmatched scientific genius as well as his passionate love of peace. (He wasn’t known to be a very good husband, but I don’t think about him that way).
His insightful quotes about the meaning of life, the universe and everything, include a few that can be interpreted in the lexicon of fashion and style. For example:
- Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler. This speaks to my love of minimalism but not starkness in dress. I love simple lines, natural fabrics, and muted colors.
- A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. We have got to experiment with our style, take chances, or we will stagnate. I don’t want to look like the 1980’s version of me, in my navy suit and pantyhose. A few rare women can maintain the same style throughout life (Jane Birkin?) but most of us need to risk making some “mistakes” and spreading our fashion wings.
- I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. This made me think about Melanie of Bag and a Beret. She’s a model and artist who makes her own brilliant mark on every look. It’s inspiring to be able to “see” an outfit in our mind and then make it happen.
- Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. This one is not about fashion, but I snuck it in because I love it.
So first, are you related to any world-changing physicists? 😊 And do you have any well-loved life quotes that you can apply to your style? Please share in the comments.
Scenes from our recent NYC trip:
Stay fabulous, xo
Wear what you love, always. Here are some goodies to browse: