It’s all Joanna’s fault (I say with so much love)!
She does this to me.
She up and posts a picture of herself in something I’ve admired from a far. Something that I’ve been uncertain would “work on me,” but works on her, satisfying the “trend in fashion” loving sides of [...]
To get the email saying I didn’t get the job would have been a harder, bitter, more awful pill to swallow had I not moments later received a text from my sister, my birth sister, reminding me that today marks the three year anniversary of our “divine” meeting… fourteen year’s [...]
As I got ready for my third interview with the fashion forward company I’d really love to be a part of, I did the old, crazy closet dance.
What to wear? What to wear? What to wear?
One wants to express a bit of style in an interview, but not so [...]
“I wish that without me your heart would break.
I wish that without me you’d be spending the rest of your nights awake.”
When an affair ends abruptly (love or other) there’s a bit of time when [...]
Yesterday I popped in to see Nicole Mikosky at Luxe Beauty Boutique to learn how to create the perfect kitty cat eyes. My attempt to manipulate Becca’s black creme/gel eyeliner (paraben free FYI) a few days before had left me looking like a raccoon. No amount of makeup remover could fix [...]
Mascaras are notoriously difficult to create without the addition of toxins and synthetic dyes. Because they require a relatively long shelf life, they’re most always filled with parabens (mimicking estrogen, found in 98% of breast cancers) that slowly seep into our bodies causing all kinds of problems.
But even if we can [...]
No one loves a pair of cotton underpants more than I. Preferably low on the hips, and boy cut. Super easy, a reach for them go to.
Maybe it has a little something to do with my single girl status or that I just watched La Perla’s Spring/Summer 2014 launch [...]
In an effort to write less first person blog fare, this week’s N&O allowed me to push different creative buttons.
Writing third person fiction is freeing. Writing about others doesn’t mean I’m not in there. Writing about love and loss and longing …. It’s universal.
Last night my girls arrived home from a week with their dad. I was here and waiting, reliving the New Year’s night before that was filled with happiness and magnetism, snuffed out by January 1st reality.
Some things cannot be.
And some things you have to wait for.
And so this [...]
Back in school, my favorite class was draping. Unlike pattern making, so strict and precise, draping a piece of fabric across a dress form is loose and romantic. There’s nothing prettier on a female figure than a flattering drape; accentuating the positive, and camouflaging discretely.
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