Jan 11, 2015

Céline taking the lead

Author Joan Didion

"The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life 
is the source from which self-respect springs." 
- Joan Didion

I love the fact that Phoebe Philo for Céline puts 80 year old writer Joan Didion as poster girl in new campaign. Talk about celebrating beauty at any age and a step away from youth fixated fashion industry, giving the Céline brand even more cult status and impact of being a timeless brand. Joan Didion is the author of several books. Her biggest bestseller is The Year of Magical Thinking, an amazing book that I read in my book club a few years ago. Although I don´t remember the whole book (I never do, I read too many, too fast...) its' title stuck with me, being one of the most beautiful book titles.

"To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves 
- there lies the great, singular power of self-respect."
- Joan Didion

Image from Pinterest. Quotes from Brainy Quote