Monday, December 15, 2014

MONDAY MUSES: Vivienne Westwood says "Buy Less"




If there ever was a patron saint for shopping #SECONDHANDFIRST this firecracker of a beauty is it. Not one to rest on her already extensive laurels, Dame Viv explains her ethos in this recent interview, proving that beauty, brain and brilliance isn't any less diminished for women still kicking it in their seventies. 


Her advice is brazen, and sound. Her beauty and talents are as fierce and relevant as ever. 

WHAT MAKES A WOMAN BEAUTIFUL? 
 
True beauty flourishes inside a confident and dynamic woman. A lifelong beauty  has flung her attentions well beyond the mercurial mirror frame, navigating her focus with her keen interest in the world around her. She's a champion of others, never flinching to put herself into the fray if the cause is just.  She loves what she loves, and knows the value of good values.  Beauty grown inward, is the fruition of a lifetime, a gentle but steely deliberate cultivation, and no happy accident of nature. Grateful for whatever good fortune she has mined, a true beauty owns her circumstance. Inward beauty's gaze grows outward, and leaves no small mark on the world at large.
 
How you define beauty alters the way beauty affects your world. Where you place your attention on what is beautiful, changes the way beauty is treated in your world.  

Who and what are your definitions of beautiful?
 
Linking up to Patti and pals for VISIBLE MONDAY 

9 comments:

Patti said...

Beautiful and fearless - I've always followed her. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, xox.

The Style Crone said...

Magnificent post!

PinkCheetahVintage said...

She's so awesome. I agree about things should cost more. I actually think they will start costing a lot more in the near future as resources become more scarce.

Jazzy Jack said...

"Buy less, choose well, make it last" and if you want to experiment and play, buy secondhand!! Bows, gets of soapbox :-) Great post! xo JJ

Sheila said...

I adore Vivienne Westwood - thank you! I keep trying to convince people to stop shopping at Walmart...

Jennifer Connolly said...

This is a beautiful tribute to an amazing women! I have not mastered shopping second hand, but I do buy less, choose well and wear for decades. Loved this!

No fear of fashion said...

that was one hell of an interview. Loved it. Thanks Bella.
Greetje

Forest City Fashionista said...

Great post Bella - Viv is such a style inspiration for me, and a fabulous, fierce dame!

Angela Reasonstodress said...

Lately this is exactly how I feel about fashion. Buy less and buy better. I want to know who makes my clothes, where the materials were sourced and I want it to LAST.

And you are right, she is a beautiful woman.

Angie from reasons to dress

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