“What is in other people’s minds is not in my mind. I just do my thing.” – Audrey Hepburn
If you’re guessing, yes, I may or may not have watched Funny Face this weekend and despite my secondhand embarrassment for Hepburn’s character during her Parisian bar dance, I had to acknowledge Hepburn’s character’s resolution. She did not seek approval from others – even from ‘Maggie Prescott,’ the fictional editor-in-chief of Quality Magazine* and stuck to her convictions. While a number of my friends and family members are also transitioning to new chapters in their lives (from moving to DC, Miami, New York, San Francisco — you name it), I find it admirable that they are forging their own paths, while staying true to themselves. In fact, I encourage everyone to go against convention – at least once in their lives.
After all, the most interesting people in history do.
Think Wintour and McQueen to Marie Curie and Steve Jobs – the list could go on and on, in multiple categories. I wonder what we would have done if they hadn’t stepped outside the proverbial box.
What do you think of convention?
NYC Girl in Pearls
P.s. Fun fashion fact: Maggie Prescott was modeled after famed fashion editor, Diana Vreeland. ‘S marvelous.