Your style – love it or hate it?
Like a striking work of art, each woman possesses a unique beauty; the way she looks, how she talks and moves and the things she enjoys. Little girls take great pleasure in admiring themselves in the mirror; whether wearing a new dress or dressed up in her mother’s clothing. Sadly, by the time they become teenagers, they have started comparing themselves with others and lose the magic of appreciating their own personal beauty.
One need only look celebrities to see this phenomenon in action. If you do not remember Cher early in her career, you have no doubt seen replays of the Sonny and Cher show or have seen photos of this famous star. She is a classic example of what I am talking about. Cher has a skeletal body that could carry off the most difficult to wear gowns with aplomb. The unique beauty of her angular face with those high cheekbones was extraordinary. She was easily recognizable by everyone. Obviously she did not find satisfaction in her unusual beauty and has undergone multiple surgeries to change her look. Her talent is great enough to carry her through these visual transitions but the scalpel has diminished her original, natural beauty.
Cate Blanchett is an example of a celebrity who seems comfortable with her own beauty. Although I am no authority on her personal life, I have never read that she has undergone plastic surgery to change her appearance. An incredibly talented actress, she seems to have balance in her work, husband and children without feeling the need to be like someone else. Cate has a good sense of personal style. Whether being photographed in glamorous evening gowns or casual attire, Cate projects a beautiful, confident woman comfortable with her natural beauty.
In which category do you fall? Do you tend to wish you were like someone else and focus on those thing you don’t like about yourself? Or, have you chosen to appreciate your own unique image and choose styles that show off that image to its best advantage?
If you even have a bit of wistfulness that something about your unique design be different, I encourage you to change your focus. Stop focusing on those attributes that you would like to change. Start looking for everything that you like. Do you have sparkly eyes or are they a beautiful color? Maybe you have phenomenal hair. What about your coloring? Maybe you have beautiful, delicate hands or perhaps, a strong, athletic body. Take time to discover all of the beauty that you possess and begin focusing on each aspect. Then begin choosing the color palette and styles that will best accentuate that beauty. You will amaze yourself as the compliments begin rolling in!
If you need some help discovering your unique beauty, Style With Aplomb can guide you. Contact us at 404-467-0288 or Beryl@StyleWithAplomb.com.