niedziela, 19 lutego 2012

Beau Brummell, Oscar Wilde and dandyism

Movie for today: 
Beau Brummell: This Charming Man.

The story about Beau Brummel,
the arbiter of elegance in XIX century's England.
He simplified men's outfit,
(you can somehow call it the precursor of a suit)
put away wigs and powder,
but in the same time he cared more for 
regular washing and shaving.
And spent a lot of hours everyday to make himself look perfect.
Elegant outfit combined with his unobjectionable manners,
refined language and cynic remarks
made him an ideal dandy.
Definitely charming man, isn't he?

Maybe I prefer a little more sophisticated clothes,
but who could resist to a such elegant man with perfect manners?
My thoughts go directly to my favorite writer and a dandy as well:
Oscar Wilde^^ 
So I will let quotes speak for myself. 
I did not want to post so many,
but they are all so amazing 
I could not choose^^

One should either be a work of Art, or wear a work of Art.

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. 

There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. 
One should sympathize with the color, the beauty, the joy of life. 
The less said about life's sores the better.

One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead.

Life imitates art far more than art imitates life.

It is through art, and through art only, that we can realize our perfection.

It is better to be beautiful than to be good. But... it is better to be good than to be ugly.

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

I have nothing to declare but my genius.

Being a dandy is not only about clothes.
It is the state of a mind. 
The wish for creating one's life
as a living piece of art.

Just some pics to make the post more colorful^^

And for my personal pleasure
Ouji's spam^^

The dandy should aspire to be uninterruptedly sublime. 
He should live and sleep in front of a mirror
Charles Baudelaire 

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