Monthly Archives: October 2020

Body Positive Quotes

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“Joy is the best makeup.”
~ Anne Lamott

“Everyone is trying to make me younger and I’m tired of that. I just want to be whoever I am right now. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life.”
~ Lauren Hutton

“Growing into your future … requires a dedication to caring for yourself as if you were rare and precious, which you are, and regarding all life around you as equally so, which it is.”
~Victoria Moran

““You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.”
~ Amy Bloom read more

Originally posted 2014-12-22 06:58:22.

Why I Don’t Offer Style Consults for Men

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I’ve been doing closet consults and personal shopping for more than six years now, and it is one of the best parts of my extremely varied work life. It’s where my style-focused side and my body image-focused side meet: By illustrating style concepts and helping clients better understand their figures and wardrobes, I help them gain confidence. I have gotten a hug from every single client I’ve ever worked with. It is quite literally THE BEST.

As we’re approaching the holidays, I’m starting to get a few requests for gift consults, which I’m always happy to do. But I’ve had to turn away a few folks because they were hoping to hire me to work with the men in their lives, and I only do consults for women. Men struggle to feel stylish, men grapple with body image issues, and men can definitely gain confidence from working with stylists. I certainly don’t think that stylist services should be offered exclusively to women, and when people ask I happily refer them to colleagues who work with both men and women. (Carly loves working with male clients!) But I’ve chosen to focus on women for two reasons. read more

Originally posted 2014-11-06 06:54:09.

Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till it’s Gone

There is beauty in your body if you'll only let yourself see it.
Your body is constantly changing. It simply never stops. You may feel like you’ve grown into your final physical form – believe that the years of radical transformation have ended – but don’t kid yourself. In the coming months and years, your muscles will swell and shrink, and your skin will change its tone, and your hair will thicken and thin, and your weight will shift all over the damn place. Some of these changes will delight you and some of these changes will alarm you and many of them will surprise you. But whether you can see it or not, your body is changing right now. read more

Originally posted 2009-08-11 06:08:00.