Friday, November 17

the chic thing to do

I love designer David Netto's words in this month's issue of Domino; aside from cheap-chic finds, the essays are always my favorite part of a magazine. I liked this one in particular: the style guru credits his super savvy design sense to his fashion-indifferent mother, and has such a nice way of putting it.

"But ultimately the world I've found has everything to do with her, because without great character, style is nothing. Without a sense of humor, style is an empty gesture. And without kindness, style is not a gift. These are the things she taught me, and these are the reasons, as much as any instinct I was born with, that I am happy ... because the chic thing is to not care too much."

4 comments:

Pamma said...

Ali- with such a cool blog-you must have an awesome Mom!

Dirk said...

Ali- Dirk here. your blog is the best but i expected nothing less. This post is genious. It reminded me of why i like Muccia Prada so much. She always says "never take fashion too seriously." she also says she won't design children's clothes because they should be left alone far away from fashion and decide when they want to make it a part of their life... the coolest.

Dirk said...

ooh, two posts, sorry but I had to tell you that I am reading confederacy of dunces and think it is brilliant. I think you had suggested it.

ali said...

Dirk?! So happy you found your way to my little blog. Also happy to know about that Muccia Prada tidbit. Couldn't agree more! I've always said that I'm going to let my children dress themselves. Of course, I'll have to do the buying so I guess that presents some sort of compromise. Glad you're liking Confederacy... Though a little gross in the guy-you-don't-want-to-sit-next-to-on-the-subway kind of way, I thought Ignacious was a total crackup.