Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Shorty Beautiful

We tend to take on compliments based on face value. Superficial. What does it take to know true beauty? What does it take to be fashionably correct?

With fashion designers changing size ranges on us, what used to be my size 0 is now a size 4. I used to think I would still fit a 0. When I braved the moment and went up a few sizes I noticed that a correct size fitting is harmless. At the same time, it's crucial. A lot of fashion consumers have this thing where too small is sexy. Huh?

I see coats too short, jeans too low and too tight, buttons on shirts holding for dear life and dress trousers so skin tight, some women don't wear under garments.

We wear these little pieces and feel bothered when a guy yells out "Aaay shorty" all because he saw the butt crack or that tatoo on the bulging mushroom above the belt.

How do we reach the masses and put them to the test of True to Size?

I challenge all women who follow the trends but just can't get it right to try on an outfit at least one size up from what they usually purchase. I am almost certain that your stomach will thank you. So will your breasts and bottom. Some of you can even put on a thong at least.

We have a new first lady, let's be inspired to be mindful of our appearance and how we look at our selves. So the next time you walk the streets of NY you'll hear "Excuse me Ma'am, you look beautiful" instead of "Shorty beautiful!"

Be wise about your size and most importantly, your appearance!

Here's to being fabulous!

Love Over Money

Peace fashionistas,

So we try to brace ourselves during this unpredictable crisis. While retailers report of profit loss, it seems that within the bridal industry, couples are finding somewhat more than finacial matrimony.

Whether getting married before hundreds of guests or keeping it simple at Borough Hall, brides and grooms are still able to pull it off. With the average wedding costing around $17,000, to make the most out of any ceremony, some brides are opting out of certain details that were once thought of as traditional. Who can afford a lavish traditional ceremony during a recession?

Even women from the Carribean are flying back "home" to get married because it's too far and expensive to fly loved ones in.

As a wedding consultant, brides have told me they don't want a slip, they don't need shoes, they just want the dress, and the most dramatic piece they opt out of is the veil. Twenty years ago when a lot of us girls dreamnt of "our day" we dressed ourselves (in our minds) like a princess: veil, tiara, gown, shoes, gloves, etc.

And while many of us loathe our jobs, we must keep in consideration that we're employed, to say the least. As we watch the almost nail-biting financial news, we sit with crossed fingers hoping to have a job to go to in the morning. For the most part some of us need to look into the businesses that aren't affected by the recession. If you're a true fashionista like yours truly, then the advice I'd give would be to let your current gig finance your ultimate goal. Be mindful of the potential profit and expenses and I think you'll be okay.
This economic thriller we're in has many of us going against the grain. We're taking chances at changing what we would consider normal during hard times yet we still manage to allow love to prevail.

Find and keep love, but most importantly, shop on!

Here's to being fabulous!