I was lucky enough to get a spot at the Unlock Your Style book launch, and meet the beautiful author, Nikki Parkinson. Also I got to meet the gorgeous Carly, of Smaggle.
If you looked up the word Charming in the dictionary, you would see a pic of these two ladies.
The message was very much that every woman deserves to feel good about themselves.
There are so many messages out there, both implicit and explicit, that try to make women feel less than gorgeous, that they must improve on something. Multi-million dollar businesses are predicated on making us feel needful of something, or feel inferior. If you don't believe me, just look at a few ads and think about what they imply. But I digress.
Nikki breaks down the method to looking and feeling fabulous into something that all of us can confidently and simply achieve. It's about wearing things because they give you mojo, or boom chicka wah wah, and if they don't, they don't deserve to be taking up valuable real estate in your closet (or money out of your account).
It's also about looking after your skin, and how a bit of simple makeup can lift you into looking super.
"Fine Feathers Make the Bird", as my crazy Auntie used to say.
I can't tell you how much people like her have improved my sense of style and, subsequently, body confidence.
Also Nikki and Carly are genuinely friendly, warm ladies.
Here are some pics.
|Carly, after she introduced the guest of honour.|
|Nikki, 'splaining things.|
|Me with the Doyenne.|
|watching a thoughtful inscription on the book|
|cuddling with Carly. She is tall and I felt safe....|
And I have been putting a bit more thought into my outfits lately. Here are some. My little bro told me that my full length mirror has been seeing lots'o'selfie action recently. It has. Believe in your selfie, they say.
Now some weekend baking awaits. Some food shopping. Some internet shopping. Patting/teasing the dog. Our neighbours have thrown a welcome drinks thing this arvo. A nice Sundee arvo.
What are you up to?
What have you been wearing recently?