We all experience disappointments in life. These moments should be seen as learning tools and character builders as much as we may hate to look at them that way. Dealing with disappointment is also an opportunity to learn something more about ourselves be it personally or professionally. I always look for the takeaway meaning. Sometimes not getting what we want when we want it may just be a stroke of luck or the universe simply saying not now or ever because there is something greater that we don’t about yet. Keep moving forward no matter what.
“There is nothing charming about a woman who cannot walk in her shoes.” – Manolo Blahnik
This is so true to me – and a frivolous pet peeve of mine. Learn to walk in heels!
I don’t wear red lipstick much anymore, it made me feel too much like the old me from my early solo days – well that is until I recently tried the new NARS African Red. It’s perfect, not too bright with more of a blue undertone for a warmer appearance. The look: a classic strong brow (brow maintenance is a must) and cat-eye with black liner, which are two of my favorite beauty signatures and NARS Zen (blush) on my eyes; chic with just a touch of attitude! I pulled my hair back in a chignon – the rain gave it texture if you know what I mean.
I have a longstanding appreciation for classic Hollywood glamour since I was a little girl. Can we say Sophia Loren? There are so many women of that era whose style I admired even without realizing it as a little girl; and still do. A lot of my imagery has at different times been influenced by the classics.
Don’t be afraid to try new colors and products when you have to free time, or while browsing the aisles of your favorite beauty supply store or boutique. Have fun update your look – if you don’t like it just wash it off, it’s only make-up!
I snapped some pics for Instagram, just having fun on a rainy day this weekend – this is one.
Photo: Jody Watley
All Rights Reserved 2012.
Whatever your career or daily schedule, it’s important to find balance – a centered place where you don’t feel overwhelmed. Take a moment of pause. Go outside and look to the sky. Breath, roll your shoulders in a circular motion, relax. Whether the day is clear or cloudy (just like life), it changes daily and most of all it’s free. I find beauty in that fact and that there is a power greater than us all.
I try to do this each morning when I begin my day, this is how it looked along the way.
Photo: Jody Watley
All Rights Reserved 2012
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“Dress to mingle.” – Andy Warhol