talking about celtic style and fashionStyle is a wonderfully personal thing. Here’s a collection of quotes by designers and style icons on how looking great, in Celtic style or in any other style, can enhance your life. If you’ve got a quote you would like to see here, please add it as a comment below.

“Jewelry is a really easy and fun way to communicate your character and personality, whether you’re 20 years old or 80.”
– Harriet Vine, designer with Tatty Devine

“I start with an acorn, a feather, a twig and then fill my journal full of pencil sketches. I was brought up in the wilds of West Wicklow, deep in the very beautiful Irish countryside, so that has really influenced my aesthetic.”
– Irish Jewelry Designer Chupi Sweetman

“Over 35, women stop wearing costume (jewelry) and start to take the jewelry box more seriously…Precious jewelry is so incredibly special. I firmly believe that if you’ve made the investment, then you should wear it every day.”
– Bec Astley Clarke, founder of Astley Clarke jewelry store.

“I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry.”
– Rita Rudner

“Fashion changes, but style endures.”
― Coco Chanel

“I have met men in jail with style.
I have met more men in jail with style than men out of jail.”
― Charles Bukowski

“For the Iron Age Celts the gold torc seems to have been a key object, identifying the wearer as a person of high rank, and many of the finest works of ancient Celtic art are torcs.”

“(The Celts have a) childish boastfulness and love of decoration. They wear torcs on their necks, and bracelets on their arms and wrists, and their nobles adorn themselves with dyed garments sprinkled with gold.”
– Ancient Greek Philosopher Strabo

“Accent your positive and delete your negative.”
– Donna Karan

“I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.”
– Mae West

“Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.”
– Bo Derek

“Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose.”
– Lauren Hutton

“Will all the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you’ll just rattle your jewelry.”
– John Lennon

“Jewelry is about expressing yourself and the desire to stand out doesn’t disappear as you get older.”
– Harriet Vine, designer with Tatty Devine

“There is a great revival in the jeweller’s art. Whether in precious metals or unconventional materials, both new and established talents have pushed past the Claddagh ring barrier to take Irish jewellery into the realms of vibrant creativity.”
– Douglas Bennett in the 20th Anniversary edition of the Irish Arts Review.

“The only reason I am in fashion is to destroy the word ‘conformity.'”
– British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood.

“Jewelry and pins have been worn throughout history as symbols of power, sending messages. Interestingly enough, it was mostly men who wore the jewelry in various times, and obviously crowns were part of signals that were being sent throughout history by people of rank.”
– Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

“I obviously have a great love and appreciation of jewelry, thanks to my mother, much to the dismay of both my father and my boyfriends.”
– Ivanka Trump

“If you don’t know jewelry, know the jeweler.”
– Warren Buffet

“My mother says I didn’t open my eyes for eight days after I was born, but when I did, the first thing I saw was an engagement ring. I was hooked.”
– Elizabeth Taylor

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