This morning I'm carefully applying makeup to my face before we leave the house for school and work. My daughter is in the bathroom- she is 6 and in 1st grade- and when she comes out she has makeup everywhere on her face and her beautiful skin is now a ruthless array of pink and mauve.
It got me thinking, how do I teach her beauty and gracefulness later in life and and help her from making trashy choices with her clothing and makeup? We are already having discussions of where her self-worth comes from - not from what others think of her, but from Truth and Love. It will be so interesting to see what clothing choices she makes and I'm sure interesting to guide her in making choices to blend in with her natural beauty.
I try very hard to teach my clients to work with their inherent traits- Classy not Trashy. We use color and fabrics and lines to create the appearance of approachability, trust, friendliness, strength...the list goes on and on. Again, blending with natural beauty. As we age this becomes so different from how we have dressed in our 20's and 30's. How we dress in our 20's and 30's may now be too trashy and inappropriate for us in our 40's and 50's so we have to grow and adapt our wardrobes.
So today dress yourself with confidence, ladies and gentlemen. Do not give way to trends that reduce you to a piece of flesh. What do you have to offer this world today? What will you wear that will enhance the way you work and bring out your inherent goodness and beauty?
And if you need help, I'm only a call or an email away!