|J. Mendel and Lanvin (photos edited from vogue.it)|
Let's celebrate 2013 in style, not only outwardly with a sexy dress and glamorous high heels, but also inwardly by making a commitment to change our negative hidden corners with bravery and enthusiasm. Modern life is making us more and more self-centred and we have become totally obsessed with fortune and glory.
|Alberta Ferretti and Gucci (photos edited from vogue.it)|
In a documentary, George Harrison said when he was young that looked like a legitimate goal to achieve but once he managed to get it, he realised that was not it. Think of fashion, the fortune and glory of Alexander McQueen didn't save him from committing suicide. So what is it? According to Action for Happiness, there are ten keys to happier living:
|Roberto Cavalli and Jason Wu (photos edited from vogue.it)|
Giving - Do things for others
Relating - Connect with people
Exercising - Take care of your body
Appreciating - Notice the world around
Trying out - Keep learning new things
|Gucci and Antonio Berardi (photos edited from vogue.it)|
Direction - Have goals to look forward to
Resilience - Find ways to bounce back
Emotion - Take a positive approach
Acceptance - Be comfortable with who you are
Meaning - Be part of something bigger
|Emilio Pucci and Nina Ricci (photos edited from vogue.it)|
In a conference held in London about Empathy and Compassion in Society, several speakers, from clinical psychologists and mental health researchers to renowned authors, social entrepreneurs and economists, all spoke about how thinking of others is beneficial for everyone. I hope their message can inspire us all to develop a kinder heart, as Diane Von Furstenberg declares "Love is Live, Life is Love". Happy 2013!
|Jasper Conran and Versace (photos edited from vogue.it)|
No excuses to not look stylish with my selection of party dresses!
Other related blog posts:
DVF: "Love is Live"
Virtual Perceptions: Mariko Mori
George Harrison by Scorsese