Wear it like a shawl, drape it loose, tie around your neck once, tie it at your chest line, tie it tight, wrap it around, tie, bend and pull! A scarf is a wonderful accessory that can be worn all year round. A scarf can easily dress up a look and leave you feeling fresh and fabulous! Give me a call so I can help you make new looks with the scarves sitting in YOUR closet!
Please allow me to share with you my most amazing mom, Vi. My Ma has and continues to teach me to be a loving and generous person. I will share with you that my Ma is a nurturer, a healer, a supporter, a guide and a teacher. Ma is a lifelong volunteer in her community by ways of hospice care and helping the elderly in their homes.
Ma has always put her “Family first” and we all know she has our back in all that we do. She is at all our performances and life events, locally and on the road, she travels thousands of miles to visit us and to care for her family. She has unconditional love for her family that is an undeniable expression of who she is.
My Ma, taught me many things in my life thus far and the most meaningful for me are Love, Gratitude, Compassion and Acceptance.
Meet my friend and artist, Carol Thosath. She has a #personalstyle of her own and she wears it with a smile. Here is her story of what brought her to ‘Project of Smiling Masks’.
“You don’t look like an artist!” Since I am an artist, that comment caused me to consider, what does an artist look like?
Thus, I began to channel some of my creativity into my wardrobe. It gave me another expressive outlet that seemed to encourage my creativity in general. I now feel a sense of pride and pleasure in finding this part of myself.
The colder months are my favorite because I can layer and play with my clothes to create little works of art, some more successful than others! I usually start with a comfy T-shirt, then the layering process begins evolving and changing combinations.
Dresses and skirts are my first choice, over pants, for comfort and femininity. Clothes that fit where I am smaller (upper body, hips and legs) and are looser around my chubby tummy, seem the most flattering. If asked, I will probably deny caring about the “flattering” part and proclaim to pick fun and interesting over pride, if I had to choose, but, still….!
My husband used to encourage me to wear blue jeans. One day his dream came true, to which he responded, “You’re right! Not everyone should wear blue jeans!”
It’s hard to find clothes that I love and can afford, so often I sew them or buy clothes to remodel, removing sleeves to convert to pockets, adding ticks, buttons, etc.
A boyfriend once said, “It’s better to be overdressed than underdressed!” I like that philosophy and refuse to “dress down for a culture that won’t dress up!” I believe people can be comfortable and look good at the same time with the added bonuses of pride and confidence!
So, thank you to the man who seemed to question my authenticity based on my appearance! He, inadvertently, nudged me into discovery!
Addendum: Now, we are in the middle of a pandemic! While wearing my mask, it has bothered me that people could not tell if I was smiling at them-so my Project of Smiling Masks was born! They make people happy, both the wearers and the observers!
To order your mask, email Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org #iloveart, #iLoveyouworld, #beingunique, #smile, #smilemask, #embraceyourstyle, #personalstyle, #stylerehab, #sanfrancisco, #projectofsmilingmasks
I enjoy creating new looks for myself that are inspired by styles of the 1920’s through to the 1940’s. I don’t mind people staring at me when I walk into the party or event wearing something they never would have put together. And I love to wear a hat with a feather in it. This is the Authentic Me headed to two birthday parties here in San Francisco. I felt like a star!
Today, it was my red lipstick and leopard trench that boosted my confidence as I ran out the door! Walking in my neighborhood, I received 2 unexpected compliments and it felt wonderful. That too boosted my confidence and my energy for the whole day.
What’s in your closet that puts a smile on your face and a pep in your step?