I have a client who feels she is in a rut. She’s tired of her clothes, her makeup, her routine. She wants to learn how to be glamorous.
She was afraid these would seem like shallow concerns, but how we feel about ourselves is key to how we behave and treat others.
We talked about ways to add glamour to her life. She loves watching Turner Classic Movies and seeing how the stars of the past dressed, especially actresses from the 1930s, when everything was full-on Hollywood glitz.
We came up with some modern ways we can add glamour to our lives by mimicking the style of 1930s Hollywood.
Luxurious fabrics – You can’t always walk around in a red carpet-style gown, but you can wear a satin blouse, or a silk scarf or try adding sexy lingerie touches to your wardrobe.
Sparkly jewelry – They don’t have to be real stones, but try wearing intricate jeweled hair clips, brooches and pendants. Not all at the same time, of course.
Art deco touches – clothes with symmetrical designs, or even in your home add touches of art deco with mirrored furniture, crystal cocktail glasses, silver tea sets.
Perfect hair and makeup – smooth finger waves, red lips, perfectly pampered skin.
And above all…
Attitude – confidence and posture, strike a pose as you enter a room.
I challenge you to add a little glamour to your life with a new lipstick in a daring color, or a blouse in a luxurious fabric, or a pair of chandelier earrings, or try having a glass of champagne before dinner.
How does it make you feel?