“On matters of style, swim with the current. On matters of principle, stand like a rock.”
– Thomas Jefferson
I hit a Style-Diet jackpot yesterday, bumping into Antonio in Rome yesterday. In a mecca of style and fashion, Antonio stood out on so many levels. His suit is an original Valentino made in 1975. Two years before I was born and well before being bought by Qatar. His mom and I think one of his aunts used to be tailors for Valentino. Shoes from Tuscany. Glasses made by a friend, the inside have a small houndstooth design. Note the matching tie and shoes. Antonio is a fabulous cross-cultural character in every sense of the word. He said to tell you that he’s related to Jack Nicolson (a younger brother). That is a joke. I’m pretty sure – but the resemblance is uncanny. He works in the world of art and music. Currently looking for a museum in Canada to launch an exhibition….
The Style-Diet Shot celebrates individuals with unique style, wearing at least one article of clothing acquired via the Stephens’ Sisters Shopping Diet. It must be local, sustainable, second-hand/re-purposed, inherited or ethically produced. If you can’t find clothing fitting that criteria then it must be from a country with stellar human rights records.