Coco Chanel

“I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.” 
- Coco Chanel

Maybe a little vanity is okay. It has always felt like a waste of time to me ... but deep down we all know that to look lovely is to feel lovely. It's one of the harsh (non-gender-specific!) truths of being human.

It might just take some time, money, and energy. We'll still have plenty left for all the books, right?

 Jean Patchett by photographer Nina Leen, 1949

Jean Patchett by photographer Nina Leen, 1949