This blog post is all about The Art of Sophistication or should I say, the LOST art. Over the past almost 20 years, social media and the growing desire to outshine and impress followers has, led to the diminishing of class and maturity. In the grand scheme of things, self-respect seems to have lost it's value, modesty is out of trend and many that fall into the now 40-plus year old crowd is in constant competition for likes and attention with the 20-year olds. You can't tell the difference between the two age groups anymore. I can recall a time when 40-year olds thought it was important to teach life lessons to 20-year olds. They were a resource for sound advice, because they had "been there and done that". Now instead, the elder is taking tips from their younger counterparts and making every effort to do what they see the youngsters do. What happened to transcending the behaviors and actions of youth and becoming solid examples of real goals? Anyhow, I digress.
So what does it really mean to be "sophisticated"?
Sophistication embodies an uncompromising level of elegance, grace and style, drizzled in endless cool confidence. Sophistication encompasses a relaxed state of mind. It is refinement. It is fulfillment. It is simplicity. It is intuition and perception. It is compassion. It is polite and charming. It is effortless, it is an entire mood. Sophistication at it's core is just a beautifully human experience.
Sophistication is mastered when you become keenly aware of your speech and conversation, your presentation, your perception and your interests. The sophisticated find it necessary to be elusive, always minding their business and their manners. They naturally shift the vibe of every room they walk into... they are intelligent, intimidating and inspiring. They come of age on schedule and they are accepting of a more tastefully sexy approach to life.
This blog post features one of our FAVS, Asia! She is beautiful, super classy and enjoys the arts and all things glam. She has a crazy-sexy-cool vibe and she is just sophistication personified. Please enjoy these images from our concept shoot with her entitled, "The Art of Sophistication."
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