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Sunday, January 27, 2013

I can relate

 I'm a bit older than Kirstie. I'm a bit larger than Kirstie. I'm a lot poorer than Kirstie. I have always wanted to be gorgeous. So has Kirstie.

I am a 67 year old woman who wanted to be pretty and sexy and to be able to attract the attention of lovely men. Then I wanted to attract the attention of any man. After a divorce, especially if it is one sided, a huge deficit of self worth seems to set in. At least it did for me. It made me feel like I was worthless. Ugly. Unlovable. Unwanted. I could just feel a big U in red on  my chest.

That was almost 25 years ago. I have a wonderful partner and he thinks I am beautiful. He says so. So why after 25 years is it still so hard to see me that way? I read an article about a woman who had lost 75 pounds and had some surgeries which fixed some problems. But when she looked into the mirror she still felt fat and still saw herself as ugly. Why do we so often fail to change the
thoughts and feelings about ourselves, for a very long time. If Kirstie is like that woman she still sees herself as the bottom picture instead of the top. That makes our war to improve ourselves even more difficult. And I've heard that you should visualize what you want. Boy, that's a hard one. I have a terrible time imagining myself with Miranda Kerr's body. Anyway, I can really understand why many well known women are frustrated with the aging thing and the weight thing. I can't, however, imagine that battle playing itself out in the glare of the flash.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


 Pants- long ones. I wear only long pants. At least in the winter. And I don't wear jump suits. I need to use the ladies room too often.

The jumpsuit at left is a designer original by Stine Goya. It has some vintage vibe to it. But I think it is totally not attractive. Dull colors and poor fit make me think of old things made from lay around fabrics. And Sorry but the presentation, with the gold face, isn't helping much. Things like this make me question the reason for high fashion. I had always thought that if I had a lot of money I would wear things that enhance my look. I have imagined this outfit with a belt, which could help; with jewelry, which might help; with matching shoes, nice makeup, and decent hair. But even though my imaginings help, the color and pattern and fit are still boring. Oh, well. My opinion.
 Poor Jessica took a lot of static about this outfit. The Joan Rangers said it was too old, looked like jammies, and was just not appropriate. Again, I don't get it. I think she looks elegant and pretty. Just because she isn't "flaunting" her body doesn't mean it's ugly.
 McQueen did pants. See thru and really short. But without the hat I think the outfit has possibilities. At least I didn't have to imagine adding belt, jewelry, or appropriate shoes.
 I think Dries Van Noten had the street in mind when designing this. I love the pants, the shoes and the jacket. Not so much the shirt. But in this outfit, the fit is terrific. I'd love to be able to wear those pants. They are gorgeous.
And my Favorite Favorite designer, Roberto Cavalli used the most beautiful fabrics. The fit is great. The pants are again see thru but when compared to McQueen, it is a totally different look and idea. The use of the lace and the light color makes this a fabulously feminine look. I just love it.
And last of the pants looks I picked is this tunic and pants combo with some of the most beautiful color and fabric I have ever seen. I love boho and this fits in that scheme while being the height of elegance. If I could find a piece of fabric like that lace I'd think I was in heaven.

I am not sure if I came into millions of dollars that I would want to attend the fashion weeks and purchase these items but I will say that looking at them is often like going to an art gallery and drooling over the masterpieces there.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year

I am so glad to say goodbye to 2012. And hello to 2013. Today in addition to wishing everyone happiness, peace, and prosperity, I'm thinking over my wishes, wants, and plans for the year. I hope we all get to achieve some of our goals.