>I love dressing up, no doubt about it. For as long as I can remember I’ve always paid attention to what will be “in” each season, if only to get ideas since by now, I’ve developed my own sense of style. I know what works for me and my body type, take advantage of it and stick with it; every woman should strive to do the same and stop paying attention to the “experts”. The best expert on your body is no one else but you. This year, I am happy to report that the so called fashion designers finally figured out we are not all a size 0 (BTW, what the hell is that?) I fluctuate between a size 10 and 12 most of the time, I am loaded with curves I love it, and I love myself!
This morning I was watching the Today Show, when I heard Matt Lauer announce a segment about Marilyn Monroe, I quickly backtracked it into the bedroom in order to pay attention. I am old enough to remember when Marilyn’s body type was the norm, and men used to swoon all over her, that’s the “pin-up girl” era of real women I grew up in. My model women were real, they had curves; mind you my biggest fashion model was my mother, she was an elegant woman who knew how to put an outfit together and always looked fabulous! The other older women in my life at the time my grandmother, aunts and cousins where the one I looked up and tried to emulate, to this day when I hear references made to our similarities I beam with pride just relish the thought. If there are any women I must be compared to, it better be my own flesh and blood!
By the way take a look at a picture of any of the women in the public eye back in the day and you’ll see what I mean. Most of them had the famous hourglass figure that seems to be condemned these days, (Tyra Banks, Jessica Simpson) I’ll take a smaller waist, round bottom any day of week instead of the new normal, nothing really looks good on a hanger (real flesh or wire hanger) until you put it on a real curvaceous woman. Say no to size 0, embrace your body, claim it and take good care of it!
That’s what I’m talking about!