Can you remember your first memory of finding your very own 'beauty' indentity? That moment or moments that have stayed with you since childhood? Who influenced your style? Who had that elegance or finesse that you wanted to emulate? For me, what comes to mind is gold sparkle dust nail polish from the 1940's, a fox fur shoulder wrap and rose scented face cream. These three things are so deeply instilled in my heart and brain...I must have been 5 yrs old or younger and the excitement of a new adventure awaited me every Sunday when I went to visit my Grandparents.
Looking back I realize that although we are all genetically unique, we are very much influenced by people and things around us. My Grandmother was the artistic spitfire with bold style and it is her that has guided my fashion and beauty style. It's no wonder I have 200 nail polishes, I used to run to my Grandmother's bedroom closet and vanity in search of hers. She had quite the collection herself! I keep my lipgloss and balms by my bed in a drawer, she had them on the side table with her hand and face creams in the bedroom. I truly believe that the eloquence and fashionista style my Grandmother held is inspired through me, that this has skipped a generation and landed in me. That my daughter will more than likely be inspired by my Mother and not me.
My Grandmother passed away last week, I have been reminiscing and thinking about the long and wonderful life she led. How much we are alike and how much I miss her, wishing to go back in time to share those days we spent together. She was really something and I am very proud to share not only her genetics but the ahead of her time style, she is missed dearly.
Think about all your influences and your style, look to family for love, support and guidance. Keep in your heart the little things that have meant so much to you and fond memories. They are such wonderful things to cherish!
|In loving memory of my beautiful Grandmother at 48 yrs old|
July 8, 1914 - May 14, 2012