It’s an attention-grabbing, stage five-clinging, suffocating relationship, and some days, I just want out….
Reading this article made me laugh because I remember the days when I hated wearing bras too. I remember the first thing I’d do after work was take off my bra. Perhaps too much information, but I am sure other girls can relate. ha. And if they were comfortable, they were guaranteed to be plain, boring and definitely not “sexy” like the ads would have you believe. Shopping for them was even worse…felt like a chore every time. I easily could’ve written a similar article two to three years ago. Glad those days are over. In a few weeks I will be launching a mini lingerie inspired contemporary collection with a full lingerie line in the following months. I went from wanting to burn bras to designing them hoping to change women’s attitude of undergarments.
Lupita Nyongâo deserves all the awards in the universe for this speech.
"Beauty was not a thing that I can can acquire or consume. It was just something I had to be."
Even though Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar speech was one of the best last night, the speech she gave at the Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon shows what a remarkable and intelligent woman she is. I hope her star power doesn’t fade anytime soon. Young girls need good role models these days.
My only New Years resolution was to surround myself with the type of people described above - doers, dreamers, thinkers, and givers. Those in your network should only bring you up, not down. Negative and ambition-less people just drain me.
"Aging gracefully is about no heavy makeup, and not too much powder because it gets into the wrinkles, and you know, to not get turtle eyelids, and to not try to look young. You don’t have to look like an old fuddy-duddy, but I believe it was Chanel who said, ‘Nothing makes a woman look so old as trying desperately hard to look young.’ I think you can be attractive at any age. I think trying to look like a spring chicken when you’re not makes you look ridiculous. I’m very opposed to plastic surgery. I think if—God forbid—you’re in an accident, or if you were cursed with a nose like Pinocchio, you’d have to go and get it fixed. But just to get nipped and tucked, I think it’s very painful, very expensive, and having been in hospitals as much as I have, subjecting yourself to surgery when you don’t need it is not a smart thing to do. But what do I know? I mean, almost everybody does it. I think if women put some more of the time and money they put on their heads in their heads, they’d be better off. I mean, nobody’s going to think you’re thirty-two, so what’s the point?” — Iris Apfel’s Top Shelf (1/04/12)