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

The most provocative Donna Karan quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you

Delete the negative; accentuate the positive!

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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.

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Every woman has the power to seduce the world with her uniqueness, passion and creativity.

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Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable.

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Pasta is my favorite comfort food, but sometimes my body really wants a steak, and I'll have one.

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Fragrance is the first layer of dressing, a woman's invisible body suit.

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Every problem has a creative solution.

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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

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I couldn't live without something that touches my heart. No one should.

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Women are now more comfortable with themselves and their bodies-they no longer feel the need to hide behind their clothes.

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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.

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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.

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About Donna Karan

Quotes 104 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Designer
Birthday October 2, 1948

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.

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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.

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A fashion victim is dressed in designer clothes from top to bottom.

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Everyone contributes something different to the mind, body and spirit.

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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.

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I always need a support team, even at Donna Karan.

I like collaborating. There is something in collaboration that is wonderful.

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My biggest faux pas is not giving time for myself.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Where there is creativity there is hope and Haiti is the most hopeful place I've experienced

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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.

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I think Calvin [Klein] is a minimalist.

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Where there is creativity, there is hope.

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I celebrate my people a lot and that's why people stay with me as long as they do.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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My spiritual connection is about embracing everything around me.

We're all the same. There are no boundaries . . .

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Just take a breath and see what happens.

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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.

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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.

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

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I practice yoga and take a steam-filled bath or shower.

Then I sit quietly and review and prioritize my to-do list.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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