Christóbal Balenciaga, the founder of Balenciaga, certainly understood the concept of elegance when it came to fashion.
The art of Elegance is something that has been playing on my mind.
Specifically, how to live a life that epitomises such sentiment.
Finding a word or an emotion that can guide and direct me towards the place I want to be is always my challenge.
Elegance is one of those beautifully soft words that describes and evokes so much.
Style, sentiment, generosity, beauty and spirit could all be depicted as elegant.
My reflections on elegance are to do with an approach to everyday living.
The thought of elegance, the art of elegance means serenity to me… I admire serenity.
Serenity is not just sitting still and keeping quiet.
Serenity is about contentment and grace… with serenity comes elegance.
Elegance is expressed with not only kindness to others but also to ourselves.
Forgiveness requires elegance, an elegance of thought and mind.
Elegant living means not only dressing well and making the most of what he have but also appreciating our best qualities.
How much time we waste focussing on our negatives… I know I do.
How much more elegant we could be if we engaged in the positive.
The art of elegance should be at the forefront of my mind not buried way back in a list of things to do.
Right out there where I can see it.
So that means…
Wearing my best, not saving everything up for a better occasion. Today should be as wonderful as tomorrow.
Forgetting about breaking the porcelain and remember to enjoy it every day. Take pleasure in the beauty.
Be kind, be thoughtful, be considerate… in all things, big and small.
Gracious in defeat and even more gracious in success.
Focus and enjoy time for that is the biggest limit we have.
The art of elegance… it’s a big call, xv.
French Interiors: The Art Of Elegance by Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery
by far the most beautiful expression of elegance