Yesterday a friend of mine from Paris gave me, as a present, the last number of Vogue. Wonderfull pictures, beautiful atmospheres and a very long list of wishlist, but It’s a bit complicate not to turn pages quickly. It is if nothing could capture my attention more than something else, there isn’t one thing that strikes me more than another. I sometimes have the sensation that all this glitter could seem superficial on one side and even senseless if there isn’t a message behind all this stunning beauty. But among all the articles, advertising pictures from the main luxury brands my attention was caught by a French young actress. Obviously she wore beautiful dresses, perfect makeup and she shoot in a faboulus photography set but something impressed me and I decided to define her as the first carachter of a new category I’d like to share with you: my icons of XX-XXI century.
Astrid Berges Frisbey
It’s quite easy to hear about elegance, style and trendy, but I guess it’s definetly more complicated to recognize something with such an identity that can be defined iconic. Gabrielle Chanel is now an icon not only because the quality of her clothing but because of the innovative strenght of her message; she decided to liberate women from uncomfortable clothing. The ability to communicate makes the difference and I firmly believe that each catwalk needs to have a message, when the message is clear the success is assured.
Style belongs to people who don’t necessary wear luxury clothing to fell chic and cool. A person with style is somebody who feels glamour wathever puts on (even jeans and sneakers and a water and soap look).
Elegance means the attitude to choose properly what to wear and when. It’s a matter of global look made of detail from makeup to accessory. It is not eccessive, “the lessi s definitely the more”.
Trendy is a definition that fits people able to influence and inspire with their own personality the others. It could be shown by any form of expression from the way of dressing or moving to the way of talking or drawing.
Everything is a matter of feelings and emotition.. You could probably choose different iconic people from mine, but what it is importanti is to agree at this sense of unicity that makes someone notable among thousands of”others” toghether with a sense of admiration.