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“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

The most important aspect of change is that it starts within. If we only focus on outward change, then we will always be discouraged, confused, and even lost. If we allow those outward changes to bring opportunity, we can grow through them and become even stronger. Don’t be afraid to change.

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“You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.” ~ Melissa Etheridge

This is a beautiful quote that will help you realize just how powerful you really are, and to stop spending so much time trying to become beautiful. You already are beautiful, and the power you possess will reveal itself over your lifetime. It’s enough to know that you have power, and that it will continue to grow and expand as you allow it. The good news is that realizing you’re beautiful just as you are right now is the first step to harnessing the power within you and accomplishing more in life.

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Vacation Guru: Slim Aarons

I’m obsessed with Slim Aarons holiday photography. I even can’t really imagine why it’s my first post about it! His captures of high society life at the beach, on the boat, by the pool or in a summer villa are pure perfection and endless source of inspiration for me. This is how I see a perfect vacation. And this is where I find genius ideas for styling.

Я обожаю летние фотографии Слима Ааронса. Даже не представляю, почему это мой первый пост о его творчестве! Его снимки светской жизни на пляже, на лодке, у бассейна или на летней вилле – это чистое совершенство и бесконечный источник вдохновения для меня. Вот каким я вижу идеальный отпуск. И здесь я нахожу гениальные идеи для стайлинга.

Like this photo of Marisa Berenson lunching on Capri in 1968. Just look at how she matches the color of her swimsuit and her turban. She treated a beach dining dressing with same attention as a gala appearance, putting a dose of eyeshade for high drama and a golden bracelet to add even more chic to her look. Or this picture at an infinity pool: I would love to find a same vintage suit to pair with an elegant white straw hat.

Как эта фотография Марисы Беренсон, обедающей на Капри в 1968 году. Вы только посмотрите, как она сочетает купальник и тюрбан по цвету. Она относилась к пляжному образу с таким же вниманием, как и к торжественному выходу, добавляя тени для век для драматизма и золотой браслет для еще большего шика. Или вот этот снимок у инфинити-бассейна: мне бы очень хотелось найти такой же винтажный купальник, чтобы сочетать его с элегантной белой соломенной шляпой.

The portraits he shot in the houses of the famous socialites of the epoch are sublime. And it’s a great source for researching home decoration ideas. I’m crazy about the decoration of the wall with a collection of straw hat and bags. And this lunching scene with a view from Capri inspires me for setting up a stylish summer dinner party.

Портреты светских львиц, снятые в их летних домах, просто великолепны. И это отличный источник для поиска вдохновения по декору интерьера. Я без ума от идеи украсить стены коллекцией соломенных шляп и сумок. А эта сцена обеда с видом на острове Капри вдохновляет меня на устроить стильный летний ужин для друзей.

Aarons mixed work with pleasure, travelling the most beautiful places in the world: he toured Saint-Tropez, Monaco, Eden Roc d’Antibes, Capri, Como, Sardinia, Los Angeles, Ibiza, Cannes and alike. His approach was essential but winning:  photographing ‘attractive people who are doing attractive things in attractive places’.

Ааронc совмещал работу с удовольствием, путешествуя по самым красивым местам мира: он отдыхал и снимал в Сен-Тропе, Монако, Эдем-Рок-д’Антиб, на Капри, Комо и Сардинии, в Лос-Анджелесе, на Ибице, в Каннах и так далее. Его подход был простым, но выигрышным: фотографировать «привлекательных людей, которые делают привлекательные вещи в привлекательных местах».

The swimming suits are breathtaking. I can’t stop thinking about adding some printed ones to my wardrobe, inspired by his iconic shots. I would wear them with huge vintage clips, chain necklaces and massive bracelets, and tying a scarf around the head.

От купальников на его фото захватывает дух. Я не могу перестать думать о том, чтобы добавить несколько моделей с принтами в свой гардероб, вдохновившись его культовыми снимками. Я бы носила их с крупными винтажными клипсами, ожерельями-цепочками и массивными браслетами, и повязала бы шелковый шарф на волосы.

And as a backdrop for my future photos inspired by Aarons, I would definitely choose Capri rocs (just look at this terrace from 1980s!), a tender sandy beach of Saint-Tropez and…. a good boat, as Slim loved them so much. A great fashion crew of friends would make a perfect set for pictures.

А в качестве фона для моих будущих фотографий, вдохновленных Ааронсом, я бы определенно выбрала Капри (только взгляните на эту террасу на фото родом из 1980-х!), нежный песчаный пляж Сен-Тропе и …. хорошую лодку, какими их любил Слим. так много. Модный коллектив друзей составит лучшую компанию для идеального фото.

I highly recommend these two books for your summer coffee table: the French Riviera from the collection Fashion Eye by Louis Vuitton (50 euros) or Dolce Vita by Christopher Sweet  (from 90 Euros)



Я очень рекомендую эти две книги для летнего журнального столика: Французская Ривьера из коллекции Fashion Eye от Louis Vuitton (50 евро) или Dolce Vita от Christopher Sweet (от 90 евро).

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“Our homes travel with us. They are wherever we feel loved and accepted.” – Kamand Kojouri

Our homes are not always the places where we grew up or the cities where we lived, They are the places where we are loved and accepted. Home is where we feel safe and are around people who look out for us and help us to grow as people.

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“There is always a room at the top” ~ Daniel Webster

When you hear stories of success do you ever think that there isn’t any left for you? It’s a common thought to have but it’s not accurate. One person’s success does not leave less for the rest of us. The universe expands, and the fact is there’s always room at the top because there’s always people getting there. It isn’t a zero sum game with a loser for every winner. There are plenty of winners coexisting at the top and you can be part of the party. So use other people’s success stories as motivation rather than discouragement. 

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“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” ~ Henry Ford

This is true because your reputation is built on your actions, not what’s in your head as far as your plans. Plans that stay in your head and never see the light of day will never get you to where you want to be, or to a place where you can have a reputation for being a success. Look at the most successful people in the world and how they got their recognition. It’s because of the things they achieved and did, not for what they said they are going to do.

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“The here and now is all we have, and if we play it right it’s all we’ll need.” ~ Ann Richards

The past is only in your head, and the future isn’t here yet, so there’s only one moment that truly matters, and that’s the present moment. No matter what time it is it’s always now, and you have to do the best you can with your now moment because you’ll never get anything else. She’s saying that if you do the best in the now it’s all you’ll ever need because everything else will work itself out. Breath in. Breath out. Go make magic!

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The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


How much are you willing to admit that what you’ve become up until now, and what you will be in the future are because of your decisions. You are deciding who you are with each passing minute, and you can become what you want as long as you decide to do so. Decide is based on the word for cut, and when you decide you are cutting off the other options you have available to you. This means you are accepting nothing less than what you have decided on.

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“Your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

It doesn’t matter if others believe you can succeed, or that you will succeed. No one can give you the resolution to succeed except yourself. It’s important to stoke those fires regularly, even daily so that you don’t get into the mentality that you can’t succeed or that failure is an option. Remember that we measure success personally, so that your idea of what it means to succeed is different than other people’s. Follow your own path to your own vision of success and stay the course.

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“The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action.” – Alexandre Graham Bell

It’s been said before and we will say it again, words without action are nearly meaningless. Sometimes success is only just a few hours away and requires just a little bit more hard work. Quitting, or not taking action in the first place, is a sure sign of failure. You can’t fail if you keep going.

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