Thursday, November 20, 2014

‘Twas the Week Before Thanksgiving……

‘Twas the week before Thanksgiving, and my girlfriends and I are having lunch, as we do every year at this time, before strapping on our dancing shoes.  The annual holiday dance begins next week.  It starts as a languorous waltz, picks up speed and ends in a frantic tarantella.  But, for now, we will enjoy this quiet time with each other as we clink our champagne glasses and vow NOT to let the holidays leave us in an exhausted heap.  Two months later, over a postmortem lunch, we will clink our glasses again to celebrate our survival. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Slits and Fishtails – The Curvy Gals Best Friends

As an image consultant and style coach, I have had the great pleasure of working with ladies of all shapes and sizes over the years.  But……….and here I have a little confession to make…… curvy, full-figured clients are often the most rewarding.  Why?  Because, if I can help a full-figured woman see her body in a positive way and make the most of those great curves, it can change more than just what she sees in the mirror.  It can change the way she sees herself. 

Typically, she feels she needs to “hide” herself in her clothes.  If I had a nickel for every time I found a shapely pair of legs hiding under a shapeless maxi dress, I would be a very rich woman. 

Haunted by images of models with long, skinny legs, she is convinced her legs are FAT, when, in fact, they are probably far more shapely and sexy than those spindly things poking out of the fashion pages.  It’s usually easier for me to convince her to show some cleavage than it is to get her to show her legs. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Calgon, Take Me Away!!

Do you remember those wonderful "Calgon, Take Me Away!" commercials from the 70's and 80's?  

Do you have "Callgon, Take Me Away!" moments"?  I do.  Last week was one of mine.