104+ Donna Karan Quotes On Education, Sale And Fashion

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Top 10 Donna Karan Quotes (BEST)

  1. Delete the negative; accentuate the positive!
  2. Every woman has the power to seduce the world with her uniqueness, passion and creativity.
  3. Pasta is my favorite comfort food, but sometimes my body really wants a steak, and I'll have one.
  4. Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable.
  5. Fragrance is the first layer of dressing, a woman's invisible body suit.
  6. Every problem has a creative solution.
  7. Personal Style comes from within. It's when the woman, her individuality and spirit come through. She uses clothes to express who she is and how she feels
  8. I couldn't live without something that touches my heart. No one should.
  9. Women are now more comfortable with themselves and their bodies-they no longer feel the need to hide behind their clothes.
  10. A fashion victim is dressed in designer clothes from top to bottom.

Donna Karan Short Quotes

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  • Everyone contributes something different to the mind, body and spirit.
  • My biggest faux pas is not giving time for myself.
  • I celebrate my people a lot and that's why people stay with me as long as they do.
  • I think Calvin [Klein] is a minimalist.
  • Where there is creativity there is hope and Haiti is the most hopeful place I've experienced
  • Where there is creativity, there is hope.
  • I realized I needed to address people, not just dress them.
  • My biggest style regret is that I can't fit into the models' clothes.
  • Sometimes it takes a germ of an idea, which takes a long time to digest.
  • Just take a breath and see what happens.

Donna Karan Quotes On Love

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I love Thieves, it is therapeutic, if you're not feeling well. It has a very strong scent but is quite wonderful. I also use lavender. Peppermint, when my stomach is upset. — Donna Karan

I love building spaces: architecture, furniture, all of it, probably more than fashion. The development procedure is more tactile. It's about space and form and it's something you can share with other people. — Donna Karan

I love green juices, soups, and salads. I also love dark chocolate. — Donna Karan

It's hard to keep the energy going sometimes, that's why I like to go with a group of people who are meditating. I love meditating in groups, it's fantastic. — Donna Karan

I do remember how sexy my collection was after I first got involved with Stephan [Weiss]. That's one thing I don't have in my life now and...if anything, that's one thing I would love. — Donna Karan

I've been away and haven't seen my family. I speak to them every day though. I miss them, but I love traveling. — Donna Karan

I love to play, I love to dance, I love to party . . . I'm a liver. I think what I need to learn is how to find the calmness, the centeredness. — Donna Karan

I would love to work with the artisans and take it to another dimension, the same way I did in Haiti. — Donna Karan

I love working in the markets, I love working with fabric. So I'm not that conditioned to one thing. — Donna Karan

Wellness is a state of mind, body, and spirit. When the three are in alignment, you feel balanced and energized. You have more to give of yourself creatively and to your loved ones. That's what we all strive for. — Donna Karan

Donna Karan Quotes On Life

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My bodysuit is how I start everyday. I wear a bodysuit everyday of my life. It's how I start my yoga practice. It's underneath it all. For me, what goes under the clothes is as important as what goes on top of the clothes. It's a layering aspect, so it's inside. — Donna Karan

You don't have that much choice in your life, which is one of the big lessons I've learned. I was going to be a designer whether I wanted to be a designer or not. So there I was. — Donna Karan

Everything in life... has to have balance. — Donna Karan

When I see a non-yogi [benefit], that's when it really affects my life. — Donna Karan

Donna Karan Quotes On Fashion

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Today, fashion is really about sensuality-how a woman feels on the inside. In the '80s women used suits with exaggerated shoulders and waists to make a strong impression. Women are now more comfortable with themselves and their bodies-they no longer feel the need to hide behind their clothes. — Donna Karan

I have tried to hold my philanthropic passion to fashion, because I think this is very important, and I realize I need to delve even deeper into it. — Donna Karan

There was a time when we would pick up Women's Wear Daily and couldn't wait to see what it read. And now, you get it five minutes later on your iPad or your phone! The same has to apply to fashion. — Donna Karan

Now the industry is looking at the change in a very real way - to find ways of talking to the consumer much faster. Everything we have is changing with communication - from fashion to newspapers. — Donna Karan

Donna Karan Quotes On Design

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Everything I do is a matter of heart, body and soul. For me, designing is an expression of who I am as a woman, with all the complications, feelings and emotions. — Donna Karan

I did Urban Zen for myself, to make clothes for me and my friends, a similar philosophy to when I started Donna Karan. Except this time I hope it will stay that way so that I will be able to support young designers and mentor them. — Donna Karan

Design and style should work toward making you look good and feel good without a lot of effort so you can get on with the things that matter. — Donna Karan

We've come a long way. Power dressing now is designed to let the woman inside us come through. — Donna Karan

I can't tell you how much I appreciate these young [Israeli] designers. There's too much strife in the world. If we become united in our creativity, not only in what we wear, but what we do, we will change the world. It's truly an honor to be around such inspiration. — Donna Karan

I never see one woman when I design, it's always a universe of women — Donna Karan

I look in my closet, and if I need it, I design it. — Donna Karan

Donna Karan Famous Quotes And Sayings

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Many of the customers here are traveling all over the world so they need multiple types of clothes. That's one thing about Urban Zen - it is seasonless and it is timeless. So it's not about the fashion of a moment saying, "I have to have it now." It's something that you become a part of...sort of like a sari. — Donna Karan

I think we're on a journey....It was very easy to write about my past in my book, but writing about the present is all a new chapter. I hope that people find this journey fascinating, informative and educational. — Donna Karan

I feel at home most places I go, but my very top of the list are Bali, Italy, and London. Those are like second homes to me. — Donna Karan

I always need a support team, even at Donna Karan. I like collaborating. There is something in collaboration that is wonderful. — Donna Karan

Every time I see the sunshine in the bright blue sky, I cannot help but think how blessed I really am to see another day. There are so many who may have not woken up to see it but I have been blessed. — Donna Karan

I could go on for days about why I love yoga. One of my favorite parts is I can't think about anything else other than doing what the teacher tells me to do. For me, someone who has a million things going on at any given moment, that kind of surrender is liberating. I also learn so much about myself - my limitations, my potential, how to be mindful of an injury. — Donna Karan

I'm very involved in my business and with my family and my friends. I don't play the social world very much, and not to promote my product. I do it for the philanthropic problems because there I feel that I'm making a difference, and that I'm helping. So I do it in a soulful way. — Donna Karan

I don't feel burdened, but I do feel a little frustrated. Because I see the problem, and I can see the solution - but there are two strongly different points of view on this - like the Republicans and Democrats. — Donna Karan

Smell is the primordial sense, more powerful, more primitive, more intimately tied to our memories and emotions than any other. A scent can trigger spiritual, emotional or physical peace and stimulate healing and wellness. — Donna Karan

One of our greatest gifts is our intuition. It is a sixth sense we all have — we just need to learn to tap into and trust it. — Donna Karan

I think it's changing is that business is not as good as it was and it has become a real question in the world of fashion. You see, bags and shoes don't take on the seasonal quality that fashion does. A black leather bag can be good in any season, but you can't say the same about fashion, particularly about fabrication. — Donna Karan

I worked with a writer, Kathleen Boyce. It was a wonderful experience...but I didn't expect that the last chapter would be the last chapter of Donna Karan. That was probably the biggest shock. — Donna Karan

My New Years Resolution is to find the calm in the chaos. Practicing yoga is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. It's where you connect mind, body and spirit. — Donna Karan

I wanted to create something that would live on forever, beyond my time, and out of that came Cashmere Mist. — Donna Karan

The most important thing any woman can do is promote her inner well-being — Donna Karan

Personally, I don't use fragrance, and only use essential oils. Stephan [Weiss] said, "Donna, we have to do fragrance - fragrance will last forever - fashion goes up and down. And I said, "I love Casablanca lilies, I love the smell of your neck and I love suede. If you can combine these three together, we can discuss it." — Donna Karan

I meditate whenever I can. I can be in the back seat of a car or in between appointments. — Donna Karan

I've been meditating as part of my yoga practice for so long, I can't remember when I started. — Donna Karan

My favorite journey is anywhere I haven't been — Donna Karan

I believe Hillary [Clinton] should be the president. I believe having her and her husband in the White House is what the country needs . — Donna Karan

I couldn't stand the fact that anybody else was dressing like me. It was supposed to be for me and my friends, not my daughter and her friends! — Donna Karan

I'm very involved with Pilates as well; you have to be careful. I can't do headstands any more, I have a neck and a spinal problem, but I used to do it. — Donna Karan

If I weren’t doing what I’m doing today... I’d be traveling around the world on the back of a motorcycle. — Donna Karan

I'm more eclectic.Maybe I'm minimalist in the respect that I love black...black for the winter, white for the summer, you know? But I love artisanal things. — Donna Karan

Meditation is the calm in the chaos, the fastest way to settle down and get in touch with the stillness within. — Donna Karan

I'm not as obsessive-compulsive about certain things; I give a lot of latitude to people and support people. I know that I can't do it myself and that you're only as good as the people you have behind you. — Donna Karan

The magic happens in the creative studios. But sometimes you're inspired when you're removed from it a little bit. That's when the juice starts to percolate. — Donna Karan

When you grow a business, it belongs to a lot of other people besides you. As much as you want to control it, the minute you go public, it becomes a business . . . — Donna Karan

For me, starting each collection is always about what I really want, what I really need, and I was personally dying for sensual comfort. I think when you think of Donna Karan, you think of sensuality, but it's a different kind of sensuality. A kind of comfort sensuality that is one with your body and the way clothes feel on. — Donna Karan

I think I was always inspired by seeing a problem, and finding a solution. — Donna Karan

Everything I do is a matter of heart, body and soul. — Donna Karan

You look at the world situation, look at London, Paris, Italy, it is all basically the same as the U.S. Then you look at other places such as India, Bali, with warmer climates, you know the Southern climates, they are very different. I think there is a time and place for everything and in Australia, for example, it is completely the opposite. I don't think we can be designing for that customer per se. — Donna Karan

With all the yoga and meditation that I do, when the chaos happens it happens. But I'm not as affected as a lot of people - I don't react as much. I just let things drip off my back a little bit. — Donna Karan

[The consumer] shown new styles in the moment, but she's not going to get them for another six months - and I think that's very confusing for her. She feels she's seen it all by the time it comes around. She's also a little bored. She's really into [snaps her fingers], "Wear-now-buy-now." — Donna Karan

I spent two weeks at the Sadhguru's [Jaggi Vasudev]. It was a wonderful experience. It was very different from what I normally do - earlier I used to do Ashtanga [yoga] all the time. — Donna Karan

You know the bodysuit that I built my line on? . . .That was about me being able to go directly from work to yoga class. It just wasn't as accepted to talk about then. — Donna Karan

My spiritual connection is about embracing everything around me. We're all the same. There are no boundaries . . . — Donna Karan

I sit quietly and repeat my mantra until I'm in a meditative state, taking it all in but not focusing on any one thing. — Donna Karan

I'm not a fan of Donald Trump. To be perfectly honest, I don't think violence is the answer to anything and I think, hopefully, she [Hillary Clinton] will be our president. — Donna Karan

You have to keep your eyes and heart open - there are always new things to discover, new problems to solve. — Donna Karan

Assuming I'm home and don't have an event, I'll have a massage or I'll talk on the phone. — Donna Karan

That's a journey I've been on for many years. I mean, being a working mother, realizing that I have to make and find my balance. — Donna Karan

I must say that the more you give, the more you get. Being able to find solutions, to help other people is extremely gratifying. — Donna Karan

Usually I do a practice in the morning first and then meditate. I'm fortunate that I can do it in a car, in a bus, in a plane. — Donna Karan

It's really easy to get colors right. It's really hard to get black - and neutrals - right. Black is certainly a color but it's also an illusion. — Donna Karan

For me, the soul is connected to a higher being. It's not about religion; it's about connecting to your true self - your truth, the truth inside of you, the one you were born with. — Donna Karan

I believe in the power of women. As nurturers, we have a unique ability to care and share and make the world a better place. Women Who Inspire are women who are making a difference. — Donna Karan

I do not believe I can no longer dress people, but it's more about dressing their insides. Everyone is affected by healthcare. Everyone is affected by education. And for me, a personal inspiration is the preservation of culture. — Donna Karan

There's such a void in the medical system. When my husband was sick, it became very apparent to me that the nurses were doing the doctor's job, and the doctors were doing the disease job, so no one was caring for the patient and the loved one. — Donna Karan

If you look at the world today, there are as many solutions as there are problems. I think that is a big part of creativity. That's why I started Urban Zen. Because I wanted to dress and address people. — Donna Karan

Everything comes out of what works for me. — Donna Karan

I truly believe that philanthropy and commerce can work together. — Donna Karan

I also miss the support that I had of so many people. You know I'm a very Ma and Pa operation right now, and I was used to having everything working for me. It was a similar situation when I left Anne Klein and started Donna Karan. All of a sudden I was working in my apartment and it was, "Oh my god, what am I doing?" — Donna Karan

Its all about finding the calm in the chaos. — Donna Karan

My mind is always racing with ideas or things I should be doing. — Donna Karan

When I go to Bali, when I come to India and travel and see different cultures. I make sure I'm involved in the world out there, creatively, culturally. — Donna Karan

I practice yoga and take a steam-filled bath or shower. Then I sit quietly and review and prioritize my to-do list. — Donna Karan

I like the idea of having many different ways to express myself. There is a part of me as an artist and a creator who would like to express myself in many different ways. But then at the same time I know I have limited hours in the day, and I can only do so much successfully. — Donna Karan

I was so overwhelmed by India when I first came - it still inspires me because I still go for the culture, I still go for the colors. — Donna Karan

Life Lessons by Donna Karan

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  1. Donna Karan has taught us to never give up and to stay true to our dreams no matter how hard it may seem. She has shown us that with hard work and dedication, anything is possible.
  2. She has also taught us the importance of giving back and making a difference in the world. Through her charitable foundation, she has donated millions of dollars to various causes and organizations.
  3. Finally, Donna Karan has taught us to never be afraid to take risks and to always strive for excellence. She has shown us that with the right attitude and determination, anything is possible.

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