For a special Father's Day Edition of our Sunday Style & Day In The Life series - Alan Gee, aka Mr. Gee - shares lessons he's taught + learned from his daughters. Keep reading to learn more.
From Mr. Gee
What I've learned from having three daughters is patience - the importance of it, and that good things take time . I've learned that pink is not a color, it's a shade, with various tones and intricacies. I've learned that drive & ambition is not a male trait. I've learned about self-care, and more importantly care for others.
And finally, I love how all three have gone out into the world in their own unique style and are achieving their dreams.
From The Gee Girls
Our father has always instilled the same set of values, principles and lessons since we were young.
1. Quality Over Quantity
Invest in the best you possibly can, for anything from food, to clothes, to what goes into your home or how you spend your time - good quality stands for something, and you always want to be associated with quality. It doesn't have to be flashy or necessarily expensive. Skip the fads and trends and think longer term.
2. Trust The Experts
Surround yourself with people who have skills that are different from you and your skillset, to achieve the best balance. You don't have to be great at everything, just understand the balance.
3. The Value Of Art, Culture and Travel
These experiences are priceless, and teach us things we can't learn in school or books. Find something you're passionate or even curious about and learn everything you can about it.
4. Think Big Picture, and Small Details
Sometimes we can focus on only what's in front of us, but it's important to widen our viewpoint and dream bigger, while planning out the smaller steps to get there.
5. Be Open to Receiving Valuable Feedback
If someone is asking, give honest feedback that you think could be helpful.
Mr. Gee's Top Skincare Picks
“I think of skincare as self-care, just as brushing your teeth is a constant, it’s the same with the other products I use.” - Alan Gee
Dr Sebagh: Supreme Day Cream, High Maintenance Hand Cream, and Vitamin C Powder.
Skinceuticals: Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50
Tata Harper Revitalizing Body Oil.
- Finally anything from Le Labo - especially the Bergamot-scented cream, cologne and of course the men's shaving range.
Want to learn more about Alan Gee's current favourites and what he's inspired by? Read what Alan is loving here.
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