Sunday, July 25, 2010

Lilly Dache Encouraged Personal Trademarks....What's Yours?

I just finished reading both of Lilly Dache's books - Lilly Dache, Talking Through My Hats (1946) and Lilly Dache's Glamour Book (1956) - and they were wonderful!
 Lilly Dache dreamed of an American wonderland from childhood in France, and managed to make her dream come true.  Carrying only $13 and her talent in her pocket, she crossed the ocean alone at age 18 to come to America, and she became the most famous milliner in New York.
 Her first book describes her many challenges and how she overcame them in detail....an inspiring read for any entrepreneur in the fashion industry! 


Check out how she layers on the jewelry, too....definitely not a shy woman.....
The book also shares how she first fell in love with New York, then Jean Despres, and how she managed to balance her thriving empire's demands with her devotion to her husband.
 Along the way, she gives you hints as to her clientele and their temperaments...and some are a dead give-away....
Her second book was  my favorite, and I will definitely read it again someday!  
It is amazing how far we've come with our ideas of what constitutes "modern-day glamor", yet equally amazing how some things have remained unchanged.  For example, she suggests that women do all they can to maintain their figure and appearance....exercise, keep an attractive hairstyle and color, always wear complimentary makeup, etc....all are a must for being the best you can be....and keeping your confidence at its utmost!
One of her most important points is that each person should have their own trademark.  That trademark could be a certain color that you always include in your attire, an object that you identify with in your accessories (such as leopard print), or even a constant style in your wardrobe (such as always incorporating a vintage piece). 
I'm curious....if you think about your appearance and style...something you always go to with complete confidence, what is YOUR trademark?  Will you share it with us?


 

6 comments:

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hello,dear Sue!-)*

I like you post very much,it so pleasant to read about Lilly Dache!

Unfortunately,I have not read her books befor...
And you know,I am totaly agree with her motto in life!
That's so important to be a person,dosn't matter what do you doing in your daily life:-)*

I have realy big trust in myself(if it possible to say so...)

Every day I wake up and I know that all little things should bring me many inspirational ideas in my creations or my be only in a making simply delicious cup of tea...

Thank you so much for share these beautiful story about nice person as Lilly with us!
That's wonderful reminding to all of us:-)))*

My Love and hugs,
***Violetta***

Paris Pastry said...

Her life sounds fascinating! I love her trademarks. I'm not exactly sure what mine are.. I think I would have to ask someone around me, but I guess it would be something around the lines of high heels and blazers.

OneCraftyFox said...

So much of what she says is true. I know I always feel better when I leave the house looking polished!

She is such an elegant and fascinating woman.

sandra said...

I love mixing Audrey vintage style with something edgy. Boots are an absolute must!!
These books sound fascinating and I am defenitely going to read them.
Thanks so much for sharing.
xoxo

myletterstoemily said...

hi sue! nice to meet you!

i loved your sweet comments at my
place.

i will have to think about whether i
have my own personal style. it is
evident that all my friends certainly
do! thank you for the insiration.

blessings
lea

koralee said...

Wow...she sounds amazing. I think it is important to have trademarks!

Thank you so much for visiting me the other day...I so enjoyed reading your comment about inspirational overload...thank you for sharing!!!!
Happy weekend to you. xo

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