In Which Einstein Expounds On Style

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).

My hair looks like this most days. Image by Jackie Ramirez from Pixabay

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:

We walked the Brooklyn Bridge for some amazing sights. I’m saying “I love you” in American Sign Language. And excuse the enormous gloves; I’ve had skin cancers and I protect my hands, style be damned.
Around the corner from our apartment, the cafe where Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix hung out in the 1960’s, and a charming theatre.
Chalk art in Washington Square Park. The next day, someone had crossed out “cursing” and written “blessing”. I love New York.

Stay fabulous, xo

Header photo by Claudio Schwarz | @purzlbaum on Unsplash

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6 Comments

  1. “Vertrauen ist gut, Kontrolle ist besser” is one of my favourite quotes from the german.
    ” Trust without verification is not useful” is my paraphrase of the german quote above.

    The german comes from a russian proverb ” Trust, but verify”which is a rhyming couplet in the original russian phrase.

    Its something that women hopelessly in love need to remember because the wrong decision about a lover can lead to a lifetime of grief – you can divorce but if you have children never be rid of him until one of you has died.

    • Hello Angela and thanks for coming by. That is a great quote to apply to relationships, work, and all the big decisions! Stay well, xx.

  2. Great post as always thank you.I enjoy reading a daily quote book each day.a few of my favorites below.
    “Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.” – Henry James
    “The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Follow Your Bliss “-Joseph Campbell
    A little dark in wording but this last quote reminds me to really enjoy life
    “‘Death whispers into my ear, “live now, for I am coming”’ ~ Virgil

    • These are wonderful, Joan, thank you! The Henry James is “how to live” in a nutshell. And the Virgil, while dark, reminds me to live while I’m alive. xo

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