The Basics of “Style” and “Grace”

(continuing with Nina’s book) Chapter 2: The Basics

“Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess.”-Edna Woolman Chase, Vogue magazine

I’ve been told we should “possess” ourselves. Synonym finder tells me other words for possess are “own, have, hold, enjoy, keep, retain, take.” And the antonym for the word possess is “lack”.

Nina Garcia says, “…style is personal. There is no herd to follow. There are no rules. There are no seasons. Style comes from within.”

I started to cut this paragraph short, but realized there was no way I could paraphrase the rest of it without doing it a complete disservice. In what was utter revelation to me, read what else Nina had to say:

“If there is anything absolute about style, it is that it holds you accountable to yourself at every moment. You have to be confident with who you are on the inside before you can ever fully be comfortable presenting yourself to the outside world. And how you present yourself to the world is important. It is inherently related to your sense of self. Every time you dress you assert some aspect of yourself and your identity….Style affords you opportunities. It opens doors and allows you the chance to showcase a facet of yourself in an obvious and inimitable way.”

(You should probably pause for reflection here. That was awe-inspiring. I know; Nina just rocked your world with that.)

But, I’m about to rock you harder…

In that first paragraph from Nina, take out the word “style” and replace it with “grace”. Grace is personal. Grace comes from within. With grace, there is no herd to follow. Grace is the same yesterday, today, and forever more—there are no seasons. Grace comes from within.

Now, for yourself, go back and read the next paragraph from Nina and replace the word “style” with “grace”. Do that and then come back here to continue reading…

You should be telling someone about this. Just wait though, because it gets better.

You can only present yourself, or possess yourself=own/have/hold/enjoy/keep/retain/take back yourself, and reach out to the world once you have” style” and “grace”. In order to attain that grace, you have to line yourself up vertically before you can ever reach out horizontally. (Let that sink in…)

Nina says a stylish woman makes you want to walk up to her and say, “Where did you get that?” A gracious woman makes people want to ask, “Why are you so happy?”

“It’s not in a magazine or on any runway,” she says it’s, “the most intriguing thing in the world”. Gracious and stylish women have this in common: they do not look or act like the world. That’s what makes them intriguing.

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