Coffee Talk. In the Words of O’Keeffe

 

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Growing up, I was well-acquainted with the Georgia O’Keeffe who was the American artist that brought fantasy to life in the form of oil on canvas. However, after a recent article surfaced on the painter’s personal life, I realize that her bold ideas and opinions were as trailblazing as the highly saturated blooms she so famously painted.

The painter was not only the mother of American modernism in the realm of art, but she was also adamant about living her life by her own rules: at a time when women took a backseat to their male counterparts, O’Keefe was unapologetic about her success.

So here is a caffeine-infused cheers to those who are not afraid to go against the grind, and march to the beat of their own drum.

“To create one’s world, in any of the arts, takes courage.”
– Georgia O’Keefe

My Musings. Making Changes

 

With the new season, I have experienced thoughts of change and some serious spurts of inspiration. When you have been running your own website for a number of years, you sometimes find yourself either getting bored with what you are doing, and in some cases quit the endeavor altogether, or you keep evolving and making changes. I have chosen to be one of those who evolve.

A few months ago I completely changed my mission statement for The Chic Street, and have been trying to decide how to create a space that is as inspirational as it is informative. This is why, after much thought, you will slowly see my blog and the few social media accounts I have decided to really focus on and curate, transitioning into this new vision.

Cheers to change, my style mavens!

Coffee Talk. Cecil Beaton Knows Best

iPhone Pic: My Morning View at Le Moo

This week has been quite intense with everything that is going on locally for Derby. However, even with all the social appointments, deadlines and festivities, I am learning to sit back, enjoy some coffee and be just be grateful.

“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.”

-Cecil Beaton

Reading List. milk and honey

With her no-holds-barred approach to detailing some of the most excruciatingly painful and stunningly beautiful aspects of being a woman, Rupi Kaur has a voice that simply demands to be heard. In her first book, ‘milk and honey’, Kaur details her journey through hurt, love, breaking, and a final enlightening chapter on healing. However, her true talent lies in her ability to lace candor with a gentle approach that makes her words easy to digest, even when the subject matter could be considered borderline brash.
 

 

If you are looking for an easy read, then don’t turn to this compilation of poetry and prose, but if you are ready to take an in-depth look at relationships and the emotions that often come with them, then this should be on your reading list.
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pg. 202
your art
is not about how many people
like your work
your art
is about
if your heart likes your work
if your soul likes your work
it’s about how honest
you are with yourself
and you
must never
trade honesty
for relatability
-rupi kaur

Editorial. The Uniform

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Harper’s Bazaar Germany\ Sabrina Ioffreda Photographed by Gianluca Fontana

I recently found this image while perusing one of my favorite blogs, and something about it struck me. I guess it is the subtle resemblance that the colors, crisp blouse and dungaree structure have to the school uniforms I spent many years donning while attending preparatory school. However, instead of thinking of the slight wardrobe oppression I used to feel when I saw clothes that reminded me of my old school uniform, not to mention the teenage angst that came along with it, I actually felt cautiously optimistic.

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