What in the world does the title of this essay have to do with the picture? And how can this possibly be relevant to the Rules? It might seem I'm way out on a limb, but nothing could be further from the truth. This is about as close to the trunk as it gets. Rules are precisely about being bold. They provide the structure. Nothing is bolder than doing things your way, especially when you've given a good deal of thought to what your way actually is. We go weak-kneed when we let someone else dictate the way. Most everything I write is a suggestion, not a mandate. The only imperatives are that you think about how you want to live and then you execute the plan. Your plan.
The suggestions the article offered for fashion, parties and events left me cold as a corpse. But the headline warmed me. I like being bold. "Fierce fashion' yields to the style that suits me. I'm lukewarm on 'can't miss' events. A lot of 'can't misses' are 'should misses'. If you're doing it against your better judgment, maybe you should appoint best judgement the keeper of your calendar. But a wow-worthy party- that's something that I love. Mine is nothing like the ones the article suggests, and maybe wow is too exuberant, so let's just say, a party that works. My style, my way. Find the skeleton that supports your lifestyle. Then put some flesh on that bony framework.
It's called being bold.