At 19 years old, a young French nobleman and army officer arrived in America and was given a military commission. As Marquis de Lafayette reviewed the troops for the first time–hardly a pretty sight–an embarrassed George Washington made some remark of deference to this new officer he needed to impress. Lafayette’s response: “It’s not to teach but to learn that I come hither.”
He’d given up his life and traveled across the ocean. Why? To learn. To go right to the heart of something new and exciting and important. And to absorb it right from the source.
But that’s not what most people do. Especially young people. Especially privileged young people. Because they think they already know.
“Every person has two educations,” Edward Gibbon, once said, “one which he receives from others and one, more important, which he gives himself.”
It’s hard to disagree with that. Except the…
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Snow has been falling in most of the country today. The excitement was palpable as social media networks were inundated with pictures of people having fun in the snow. I obviously joined in on the fun! Snow is a rare occurrence in Gauteng. The highest snowfall on record is September 1981. I braved the cold and danced like a little girl.. What a beautiful day it has been.
Oh and so do I. I’ve seen a few in pastel colours and nude at both Cotton On and Mr Price. It’s going to be the look for Summer 2012!
I’m gradually tuning my intuitive fashion antennae to the right signal. I’ve never really been one to keep on par with fashion trends. I’m actually quite oblivious to trend alerts initiated by celebs and idolised fashion icons. Which explains why I caught onto the androgynous fashion trend so late. Yes I’m inexcusably delayed.
So for you who doesn’t know what trend this is, take a look at the picture below.
Yeah, the bow tie, tuxedo jackets and buttoned up shirts. It has a unisex feel. It’s a very sexy, classy and clean-cut. I’ve recently jumped onto the wagon but it turns out that this look has been around for DAYS.. so I’m seriously delayed but I don’t care. LOL!