Read the rest of my Live Action News article here to learn about what NARAL overlooked in its low-blow rant against a Doritos Super Bowl commercial: http://liveactionnews.org/naral-missed-doritos-ultrasound-ad-features-filmmakers-preborn-son/
If you can’t imagine legendary leaders like George Washington or Isabel of Spain rallying the troops and heading into battle wearing leggings and Ugg boots, perhaps you shouldn’t imagine yourself heading to work in them, either. As Honore de Balzac says, “A person who sees only fashion in fashion is a fool.”
Samantha Schroeder, “Trying To Be Sexy Instead Of Elegant Is Juvenile,” for The Federalist
“Elegance,” according to de Ribes, is “the art of being astonishing without creating astonishment.” By this definition few American celebrities exemplify elegance on the red carpet today. For that, you would do better to look to the awards ceremonies of ages past, when most women had a modicum of modesty and cultivated of elegance, style, and sophistication rather than exhibitionism. The art of elegance is not learned overnight. It cannot be bought with a single trip to a high-end luxury store like Neiman’s or Bergdorf’s. It requires thoughtfulness and discipline, and it can take a lifetime to master. “Look to women with power, not to pop stars,” writes Linda Przybyszewski in her book, The Lost Art of Dress. A sense of timeless style and elegance can be gleaned by studying images of celebrities from earlier eras—powerful women such as Jacqueline Kennedy, Grace Kelly, Lauren Bacall, and Katharine Hepburn. ...Don’t fall prey to the cheap aesthetic peddled by the cult of celebrity, which emphasizes shock and spectacle. Fashion might be ephemeral, but a sense of style and elegance is eternal.
Samantha Schroeder, “The Cult of Ugliness: America’s Fashion Crisis,” for Acculturated.com
“Where liberty dwells, there is my country,” Benjamin Franklin reportedly mused. “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty,” Apostle Paul explained many centuries earlier. This pattern is the life story of Rafael Cruz and America alike. Liberty is found through whom the