Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant;they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
/lanvin x h&m collection/ one of a kind runway show - click here for more pictures.
/newspaper application/ = isopropyl alcohol + nail polish ? yes, this tutorial is definitely a keeper in my beauty book. as if sally hansen’s latest real nail polish strips weren’t keeping my nails busy this summer, i discovered this awesome tutorial to get newspaper prints on your nails with the help of rubbing alcohol! anyway, i’ve been hooked on to essie nail polish lately, so i may take up on a few of the commentators’ suggestions and try this with ‘absolutely shore’ nail polish color.
/la dolce vita/ this photo certainly captures ‘the good life’. this mini dolce & gabbana dress (from spring 2011 collection) is stunning and looks magnificent on anna dello russo’s body.. i’ve always appreciated this dress so much ever since i saw it on diane kruger. her neutral color, sergio rossi shoes almost make it seem as if she is on her tippy toes, lifting off from happiness. tommy ton is a genius!
/louis vuitton/ i know this is old news, but i am really digging this ad campaign. the picture is taken in a tropical rainforest in cambodia and it captures the natural beauty of the country’s environment and of course, jolie’s effortlessly chic look in her (own) clothes. i must say the bag looks slightly ‘out of place’ but the color of this monogrammed vuitton alto bag is in harmony with its theme.