Last week, the world lost a fashion icon and pioneer, Oscar de la Renta. I’m not one to talk much about fashion, though I do appreciate it. Fashion can either make you feel less than yourself or more than yourself. Oscar de la Renta put women on the tail end of that spectrum but creating gowns that were beautiful, and more importantly, made the women who wore them feel beautiful.
Throughout his esteemed career, he always placed women first and truly admired women as strong, independent, and pioneering individuals. He never pandered to women but instead made their successes and strengths his inspiration. Fashion, women and this world are all better off for his existence.
In his honor, today’s fresh start quote is just one of many thoughtful reflections he shared throughout his lifetime. All of us who embrace our craft with everything that we have understands his words well.
Here’s hoping you enjoy these final days of October.