quote by Maya Angelou

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size But when I start to tell them, They think I'm telling lies. I say, It's in the reach of my arms The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I'm a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That's me.

— Maya Angelou

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Fashion model quote Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.

Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.

What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.

One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress.

Fashion model quote Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your o

Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow you most intense obsessions mercilessly.

I had never been to a fashion show before going to the Burberry show last month.

It was an extraordinary spectacle. I was incredibly green and had no idea what an undertaking it is. I also have a new respect for models because they are so close to the front row and must be so self-conscious.

Models are just mannequins seeking validation at the hands of sleazy fashion people.

The difference between the girls today and models of the past is that we are not only interested in fashion: we are going in so many different directions at once. We work harder -- at night and on weekends. On the modeling profession

Fashion model quote Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.

Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.

Every sweet, humble young model is only one campaign away from becoming a fashion monster.

Every guitarist I would cross paths with would tell me that I should have a flashy guitar, whatever the latest fashion model was, and I used to say, 'Why? Mine works, doesn't it? It's a piece of wood and six strings, and it works.'

Fashion is not necessarily about labels.

It's not about brands. It's about something else that comes from within you.

Fashion model quote Fashions fade, style is eternal.

Fashions fade, style is eternal.

Don't follow it blindly into every dark alley.

Always remember that you are not a model or a mannequin for which the fashion is created.

Fashion as a whole is a farce, completely.

The people behind it are perverted, the styles are created by freaked out people, just natural weirdos. I know this because I worked with all those people while I was modeling.

A democracy is predicated on an educated citizenry.

You cannot have a democracy with people that are more interested in what Nicole Kidman is doing or whoever the latest fashion model is.

Fashion model quote Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.

A good model can advance fashion by ten years.

A good model can advance fashion by ten years.

Since I was 8 months old, till I was 12, I did commercials and ads and cute little stuff for kids. Then I had braces on my teeth. They took them off when I was 16, and then I started modeling more seriously and doing more fashion.

Fashion model quote Style is very personal. It has nothing to do with fashion, Fashion is over quick

Style is very personal. It has nothing to do with fashion, Fashion is over quickly. Style is forever.

These are fat mummies sitting with their bags of crisps in front of the television, saying that thin models are ugly. Fashion is about dreams and illusions, and no one wants to see round women.

[Donald] Trump said she [Melania Trump] first arrived in New York City to model in 1996. But Michael Felix, an immigration attorney who specializes in the fashion industry, says if you're a foreign model with a work visa, it's unusual to have to return to your home country that frequently.

My goal is to be a household name, and when I do that, I want to help other girls become models, and maybe even launch a fashion line with my mom, like Beyonce did with her mother. My mom has such a good eye, and it's always been a dream of hers.

Fashion model quote Elegance is not about being noticed, it's about being remembered.

Elegance is not about being noticed, it's about being remembered.

The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street grates.

I've learned a lot about fashion through modeling, but you know what they say, mother knows best. She used to tell me, "Your shoes, bags and belt better match before you walk out the door." I love her, but I don't necessarily agree with that advice anymore!

My mom modeled and made clothes, so I always had such an appreciation for design. And then Gossip Girl completely blew open the door to fashion for me.

Fashion model quote The truly fashionable are beyond fashion.

The truly fashionable are beyond fashion.

Fashion is entertainment. That's why these top models are so fascinating to kids.

For some reason, everyone says "fashion is responsible for skinny models.

" I don't believe that myself. I believe consumers dictate commercial success and trends in a capitalistic society. So I believe if consumers wanted to see - like, who decided that Barney the Dinosaur was going to be a million-dollar industry?

I love, love, love fashion so much. That's why I became a model in the first place.

Fashion model quote I don't do fashion. I am fashion.

I don't do fashion. I am fashion.

Fashion doesn't look good only on models, it can look good on different people of different ages and different body shapes.

The models have always been the least interesting thing about fashion.

One of the things I noticed when I worked at Vibe was that backstage at a fashion show, they always referred to the black models as "black girls." I thought, "They never say 'white girls.'

Fashion model quote The most beautiful clothes that can dress a woman are the arms of the man she lo

The most beautiful clothes that can dress a woman are the arms of the man she loves, but for those who haven't had the fortune of finding happiness, I am there.

He'd changed since the last summer. Instead of Bermuda shorts and a T-shirt, he wore a button-down shirt, khaki pants, and leather loafers. His sandy hair, which used to be so unruly, was now clipped short. He look like an evil male model, showing off what the fashionable college-age villain was wearing to Harvard this year.

When I fell into modeling, because I wanted to work in fashion.

I wanted to do styling or make-up. I ended getting picked up to be a model instead during my work experience.

There is a breed of fashion models who weigh no more than an abridged dictionary.

Fashion model quote It's never out of fashion to pursue your passion.

It's never out of fashion to pursue your passion.

There's a really brilliant photographer who's deceased who in my sort of fashion and modelling days, I was fortunate enough to get to work with before he passed away, but Richard Avedon was utterly genius and creatively brilliant.

I think it's every girl's dream, a little bit, to be a model because it seems from the outside to be a glamorous industry and I was really into fashion, and I remember just being excited and wanting to be part of that.

[There is] a breed of fashion models

Basically, I didnt know anything about fashion.

I was very nerdy; I went to Bryn Mawr and never even noticed models when I was 21.

My Weimaraners are perfect fashion models.

Their elegant, slinky forms are covered in gray - and gray, everyone knows, goes with anything.

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