If we’re going to smell like something it might as well be something beautiful! But the legendary tastemaker Diana Vreeland once cautioned, “If you’re close enough to smell my perfume, you’re too close.”
Nothing ruins the moment like a lungful of foo-foo from across the room. Perfume is as personal as lingerie. It should be used judiciously.
Back in the 90s I worked with a woman whose perfume was so pervasive it entered the room seconds before she did and lingered for hours afterward. The smell was so heavy; a lit match might have caused the room to explode. She was beautiful. But she created allergic reactions wherever she went.
The most beautiful perfumes are the ones we glimpse not the ones that take our breath away.
Some days you get the bear. Some days the bear gets you. Some days you shouldn’t even go into the woods.
It can happen without warning to the most optimistic of people. A bad day, a bad spell, or an all out funk. Being stuck in a rut might not kill us but it sure can make our lives miserable.
Relief comes when we have access to the resources to get ourselves back on track. We all should have a few personal tricks for getting ourselves out of a funk. If you can do it yourself, good for you. If you need help, it’ll be the best thing you can do for yourself, even if you have to pay for it.
We found Jessica (last name unknown) on YouTube. Listen to her get herself REALLY REVVED and READY to Face the day!
Youth is overrated. But don’t expect your 20 something children to realize this for at least 20 years.
“The first thing I really wanted to do was to design shoes for showgirls, because at the end of the day, you know, a showgirl is…is like a bird of paradise. It’s a woman, but it’s a representation of a bird, basically.” -Christian Louboutin
In this short video Christian Louboutin explains that an internship at the Folies Bergère, set in motion his life’s mission. At this stage in his game he goes as far as acknowledging that shoes (his in particular) are as addictive as any drug. He won’t identify his famous clients because doing so would be immoral in the same way it would for a doctor to publicly discuss his patients. So gallant!