It takes courage to be beautiful.
Month: January 2017
I met up with some local businesswomen yesterday for a networking event with NAPW. I was privileged to have a few minutes to speak, and took some questions afterwards. There were two ladies with whom I spoke and gave quick color/style ideas to, and I spent a pleasant half-hour this morning on polyvore picking out sample outfits. This is how style works with your … Read More Sample Outfits: Networking Event
Hat tip: Lauren Messiah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFCfsPBvHpI What five things do you want to convey through your personal presentation? Are you conveying those things, or something else? It’s an excellent exercise – writing down those five words. And the second part of that exercise – being honest about, “am I conveying this?” I know that my daily life doesn’t require me to dress up and get … Read More Five Things
I belong to the American Sewing Guild, and enjoy my time at meetings. Today I was speaking to a college instructor who was talking about a class she’d taken on modern textiles – from which she returned horrified. Apparently many modern textiles are actively bad for us. I knew that fast fashion contributed to environmental damage and I knew about factory conditions in the … Read More Could your clothing be toxic?
I tried the following hairstyle via pinterest today… But when I got to the source site, I noticed that it was intended for thick hair. I might have long hair – but it’s not thick. Well enough, I gave it a go anyway. Does it look like the picture above? No. My braids wouldn’t fluff out at all, and therefore the whole “airy” look … Read More Pinterest Hair
I’ve always been skeptical of online bra shopping – considering how much work I do in real dressing rooms to find a well-fitting bra, I don’t expect to find anything good online. The whole, “mail it back if it doesn’t work” business doesn’t appeal to me. (I’m not sure why, it’s less of a pain than driving to my nearest high-end lingerie shop). I … Read More Online Bra Shopping
I’d like to challenge that concept. Instead of a “new” you – how about finding the woman you are inside and bringing her to the forefront? As a journey, this offers fascinating discoveries. As a resolution, you’re more likely to stick with dressing like the woman you are than a woman you are not. If you haven’t picked up my e-book, “Wardrobe Communication: Mastering … Read More New year, new you?