Inspiring Fashion Quotes to Warm every Fashionista’s Soul

‘Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.’ – Marilyn Monroe
I don’t know about you, but the success of my day is very much so dependent on the shoes I’m wearing! Let’s dig a little a deeper into why.  High heels help your posture; having good posture makes you look confident.  Looking confident makes you feel confident.  Feeling confident lets you conquer the world.  See the progression?

‘Elegance is the only beauty that never fades.’ – Audrey Hepburn
There are times I make my style edgy, there are times I want to be bohemian, there are times I want that wild grunge style, and then there are those nights I go for elegance.  These are the best nights.

‘One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress.’ – Karl Lagerfeld
Enough said.

‘In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.’ – Coco Chanel
What I like to say along the same line is, “If you ever doubt your uniqueness, you’re failing to see your beauty.” – Me
Being different is fun, embrace it!


‘I’m just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.’ – Lady Gaga
This is one of my favorites.  My belief in the power of sequins never usually went past its power to hold my attention and bring a smile to my face.  But the way Lady Gaga puts it, makes embracing the sequin, a lot more meaningful, and I love it!
‘Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.’ – Rachel Zoe
This was actually my go-to reason for why I loved fashion so much growing up!  Spoken words sometimes fail me, but that’s okay because the style I project can be much more powerful.  It’s similar to that common saying, “actions speak louder than words.”  I think style is an action we all take, with every choice we make saying at least something about our personalities, mood, or motivations.
‘Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.’ – Orson Welles
The most important part of this quotation is the “…not giving a damn.”  We all hope to create a style that’s attractive and puts us in a positive light, but at the end of the day, you can’t please everyone, and the only person you should care about pleasing when it comes to your personal style, is yourself!  Not giving a damn, is crucial!
‘To me, clothing is a form of self-expression – there are hints about who you are in what you wear.’ – Marc Jacobs
Self-expression is one of those topics that is close to my heart.  The best kinds of self-expression come in many different forms.  Self-expression through style, writing, dancing, skating, and how you treat others, are just a few examples of how we can express who we are by how we act and carry ourselves.
‘I can’t concentrate in flats.’ – Victoria Beckham
Who can? Seriously. I revert back to my statement about posture.  Once you have that great posture, and extra touch of height, and you’re feeling like a million bucks because you look like it, then it’s time to get down to business!  Leave the flats at home my friend.
‘Men tell me that I’ve saved their marriages. It costs them a fortune in shoes, but it’s cheaper than a divorce’ – Manolo Blahnik.

‘Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves and, of course, each other. If girls dressed for boys they’d just walk around naked at all times.’ – Betsey Johnson
Thank you! I’m glad someone finally said this. Whether I dress conservatively or wear something revealing, ultimately I’m wearing it for me. If others like it, great. If they don’t, who cares? Dress for yourself.


J. Molly


Dresses Made from Condoms

Remember Lady Gaga’s dress made from raw meat? I’ve got something that can top it.  How would you like to wear a dress made out of condoms?  Brazilian artist and activist, Adriana Bertini, uses expired and defective condoms to create women’s dresses.  These dresses are not only meant to be beautiful and artsy, but they are also designed to raise awareness for condom use.

Courtesy of Huffington Post

Courtesy of Huffington Post

The designer states that working with these condoms helps participants, “…resignify their role in society by strengthening their self-esteem and identity.”  I’m not sure exactly how using condoms to make dresses would affect a person’s self esteem; it’s not like they’re using the condoms the way they’re intended to be used.  As for the identity part, I don’t know why someone would want condoms to make up a part of their identity…shoes, yes…Chanel bags, definitely…but condoms?


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There is definitely a movement towards using materials other than typical clothing materials to make garments.  Sometimes I’m all for it.  Would I like to see a condom dress in a fashion museum? Sure.  But would I be creeped out if I saw someone wearing one on the street.  Yes. But nonetheless I think Bertini has tapped into an artistic side that is fun and original, and certainly gotten me excited (no pun intended)!

Courtesy of Huffington Post

Courtesy of Huffington Post

There’s nothing like wearing a dress made out of condoms to remind a guy to cover up.  Remember, no glove no love.

Sensationally yours,

J. Molly