It’s Fashion Week in New York and Fashion Week here as well!
What does this quote mean?
I understand most every quote I come across. I know what they mean to say and I understand why they are saying it. Not so with this quote. I saw it last week when I was planning out my style series and decided I would NOT do a napkin on it since I had no clue what Coco Chanel meant by it. I still don’t completely. But, here is a funny thing. Today I decided to just put the quote on the page, nothing else, then ask you what you thought it meant. I would then finish the drawing based on the feedback. But after I did the words on the page this idea of just a hand came to me, the ‘take to the hand’ hand. So I thought I would just draw the hand in the middle of the page, but that led to the face and I drew the arm funny so that led it to being a landscape then that led to deciding what she was refusing and that lead to me thinking…ah, maybe I do understand it after all…
But I am still not sure so I want your feedback.
- What does this quote mean?
- Does it reflect itself in your life, or in those you know and admire perhaps?
- How does elegance (and its definition in the quote) fit in with fashion and style?
Drawing and commentary by Marty Coleman, who thinks fine dining is elegant.