to love yourself no end
no one will do it for you
to love yourself no end
no one will do it for you
Does the above picture look innocent?
Do kids really need fashion? With the new breed of celebrity kids mushrooming on the horizon there is a huge trend that advocates fashion for small children. Now it is one thing to make your child aware of the importance of dressing well , but to encourage them to dress like adults iS so frustrating.Here are some suggestions on how to make them effortlessly trendy without imposing fashion on them.
1) Teach them cleanliness and neatness.
It is worthwhile to inculcate that habit early on in your kids.
2) Good posture.
Time and again I have advocated the role of a good posture in how you look. Stand up straight, shoulders back, chin up and a smile on your face. And that’s it …you are raring to go!
3) Physical activity.
Kids should know the importance of exercise and a good healthy diet. If they have the habit of leading a healthy lifestyle, automatically they shall grow up into beautiful adults.
4) Teach them by example.
How you dress up, how you carry yourself , what is your maintenance routine, all this rubs off on your children. Behave the way you would like them to behave.
5) No make up for kids.
Now that is something all of us should follow. It looks terrible if you let your child wear make up. At least not till they are in their teens.
6) Make them wear the right lingerie at the right time.
This is of utmost importance. Any delay in starting the right bra will lead to physical and emotional problems for your girl. I know it sounds too gross but believe me this is one of the most important milestone in dressing up as an adult. A delay in starting the wearing of a bra, a wrong fit and a lack of communication with your daughter may lead to loss of self confidence later on on life.
7) Teach them to be what they are.
Instill confidence in them and teach them to love themselves. Rest will surely follow. After all it’s not clothes that make the man.
Fashion should be effortless, comfortable and mind blowing. It should come naturally and easily to you. No stress , no worries , only simple pleasure.This was something I always wished for as a young girl. I always thought that it was impossible. Being born as a thin scraggly girl I always looked up to my mother who looked absolutely beautiful each and every day. It was then I started observing her and mentally formed a list of ”to do” things . Things that would help me metamorphose into someone people would complement and help me hold my own in the big beautiful world of fashion. So here goes.
In the hearts of hearts you know what suits you What color, fabric, style brings out the best in your persona.Refer to my post titled I Me,Myself. This is of utmost importance if you don’t want to fill your wardrobe with clothes that don’t flatter you.
Invest in pieces that have been around for a long time and will stay for a long time to come. Refer to my post ”The must haves.” Anything in black , nude and white when put together generally is a safe bet. You can go adventurous with statement necklaces, cocktail rings ,bracelets and funky belts. Add to it a classy bag , nice watch and you are good to go.
This is something that has always held me in good stead. Imagine that you have to rush to a function at short notice and you are a mess after a sleepless night and a long day at work. No time for the parlor and a blow dry. When I am faced with such a crisis I have a basic make up kit ready. Invest in a good concealer, foundation, eye liner, mascara, blush on and highlighter. Make sure you take the help of a professional . As for me , I actually joined a self grooming class for about 15 days. It was just an hour a day and my my how it helped me!! Also buy hairstyling products ( AGAIN TAKE PROFESSIONAL ADVICE) ,a good hair dryer and an ironing rod .
Will surely come up on a detailed post on this.
Now that is something we generally undermine the importance of.
These famous words by Jane Austen are so true. How would you like unkempt nails,dry rough hair, unplucked brows,ill stitched clothes, torn shoes and a dry flaky skin. Fashion is not about clothes and make up only. It is always to see a man or a woman neatly turned out. Make this a habit. There should be no need for you to run for a parlor just before a party. At least the basic neatness and cleanliness should be a part of your daily routine. More on this later.
I have already talked about fitness and fashion in my last blog. A fit body is a fashionable body. So put on your running shoes and run on the road to fitness.
Need I say more!
So my lovely people ,incorporate all of this into your life and see how effortless fashion can be!
Remember you are unique.
Love you all!
I started blogging on a whim. At my age …49 yrs to be exact ,I think I have learnt a lot of activities that make me happy. One of them is dressing up and I know I have a flair as people at my workplace keep complimenting me. But that does not mean I am a fashionista! I am a doctor teaching in a medical college in Delhi. At my age I need to do things that give happiness. Let me tell you all that having grown up children makes you free so that you can pursue what you like doing. It is a wonderful feeling when you can reach out to the world through your blog.
I am restless. Many of us are and to release that restless energy one has to do something creative. My restlessness started when I lost Snowy …my Lhasa of 13 years in April this year. He was my baby and I sorely miss him.
Other things I do to keep me happy are reading , writing and talking on the phone with my sisters. I want to uncomplicate my thoughts. Don’t want to be answerable to anybody and try to be least interfering in others lives. Fashion gives me the liberty to express myself .It doesn’t question me and is always evolving, changing. The fashion world is an enigma.
It is alive and I feel alive being a part of it!
So five posts down the line I am trying to review my work. Not many suggestions, a few likes later I am thinking about how to share my self learnt fashion tricks on my blog. My small fashion tips have helped my friends and children to stand out in a crowd. So here is an attempt to benefit a larger group. My next posts shall continue to help women to bring out the best in themselves . I would appreciate more comments to enable me to serve you better.
In the end I would like to reiterate the importance of confidence in yourself as the ultimate fashion accessory. That along with a beautiful smile and high self esteem would have you conquering the world.
So kudos to a beautiful you!