Dai breviari sull’eleganza, il concetto di Stile secondo l’Officiel Italia.
. In a company of a lady, a gentleman will be always the first one to step into a restaurant, into any public place. This rule comes strictly from pure and ancient chivalry, and it applies the same in New York or Paris. A real gentleman would be protective with his lady, he would not let her enter alone into a unknow place, among unknow people.
.L’eleganza vuole che la discrezione sia considerata una dote primaria
.L’eleganza vuole che l’ostentazione sia un delitto sociale!
.Formalities are something to be taken under control. It’s better to be airhead than to be stiff. Today, nothing is tackier than inflecibility.
.A gentleman would send only one type of flower: tulips, peonies, roses, never those commercial bridal bouquets. A gentlamn will send roses in an odd number, but the brightest would send roses by the dozen. Roses for a lady would be red or white, the pink ones would be left in the garden, the orange at the flower shop.
.L’eleganza vuole che: mai con troppi gioielli.
.A real lady wears the dress she likes, not the one that fits her well, absolutely not, the one she needs to please a man.