Friday, November 13, 2015

Custom Made Confidence

Here's the deal as I've come to understand it:  We are bombarded by images and marketing that encourage us to buy a certain look, be a certain way and wear a certain colour.  However, when you look at all the style 'icons', they have one thing in common - they created a custom, original look that suited them and their personality.  They have an intuitive knowing of what looks good on them.  They step out of the line of trends and create a 'custom made look'.  I find it disheartening that so many of us admire these 'style icons', but dismiss creating a unique iconic style for themselves.  I think that we really need to shift our perspective and use the best of fashion and style to make it our own.

One of the ways that we can really stand out and 'own' our style is by knowing our best colours.  Ever since I was draped as a Warm Autumn in the 16 seasonal colour analysis, I really feel that I'm taking a step closer to being my true 'iconic self'.  Knowing my best colours has made shopping easier and I can buy that 'warm hazelnut' jacket and know that it's a true reflection of ME.  Similarly, with makeup (my true passion), I can wear that warm reddish brown lipstick and know that it symbolizes more than just a 'colour', but a shade that is a reflection of my custom colours.  The 'reddish brown' red lipstick, in a sense, has become my iconic shade.  I'm wearing it all the time and have noticed that that 'desire' to keep buying lipsticks is 'gone'.  I don't have a need to continue trying to define myself because I feel so confident in knowing what suits me.  It's this very confidence that every style icon has.  It's saying to the outside world 'this is me':

I can appreciate and understand how women become more confident as they get older and how their style really becomes manifest as they embrace their authenticity.  As we move closer to knowing our 'self', something in us begins to move away from all things that no longer 'fit us'.  We embrace our 'truth' and that is a very beautiful space to be in!!!


Anonymous said...

Lovely! And so true. Thanks! (Makeup details please!)

Anonymous said...

What is your shade of lipstick here? Thank you! :)

Renata said...

I'm wearing NARS Leslie Lipstick :)