Fashion looks better when you feel good on the inside.
I don’t know what possessed me to walk over 30 blocks in 90 degree heat before a fashion event… but there I was, so I embraced my inner Carrie Bradshaw and walked through midtown~ high heels and all.
I arrived at the lovely Fashion Mingle space in the Hotel Riu Plaza. It was fun to get dressed up and feel fashionable again! I was sitting at the green table along with amazing other designers, entrepreneurs, and creatives. To my right, Flavia.
Flavia was full of life! She reminded me of when I was as young and starting out in New York. Her outfit caught all of our attention. She was proud to share that she designed it and the top was made of re-used can-tabs. She was so impressive with her list of four languages she speaks fluently, and she possessed a real passion and joie de vivre. And she embraced how fashion is an expression of yourself. Find more of Flavia’s designs here!
The women at the table all gravitated toward her and wanted to learn how we could support her on her journey.
Fashion is an exciting way to show who you really are, everyday. Not only for others, but also for yourself. It’s a form of communication. Getting dressed up, wearing something you create (or put together) gives a sense of ownership over your life and your highest self.
Being next to Flavia made me reminisce of my success in fashion as a scarf designer, having had my own fashion label, and as a textile designer which led to many travels around the world.
Fashion makes you feel…
It opens us up, it’s seductive and alluring.
Another attendee at the event had the most stunning black dress. She looked at me and shared that during the day it is down, but at night, we switch it up to the white. And she flipped open the slit in her dress revealing the white inlay and more leg.
When we take the time to get dolled up instead of merely getting dressed for the day, we have the power to embody whatever energy we are seeking.
Taking time to put on make up, earrings, high heels, and walking with a strut in your step gives you the confidence of feeling alive, womanly, and an heir of life exuding from every part of your being.
Take time. Dress up. Maybe even reach out to Flavia and have her create an outfit for you!
Empower you… and let yourself shine.