Monday, August 2, 2010


 I've always believed in magic.  When I wasn't doing anything in this town, I'd go up every night, sit on Mulholland Drive, look out at the city, stretch out my arms and say, "Everybody wants to work with me.  I'm a really good actor.  I have all kinds of great movie offers."  I'd just repeat these things over and over, literally convincing myself that I had a couple of movies lined up.  I'd drive down that hill ready to take the world on, going, "Movie offers are out there for me, I just don't hear them yet."  It was like total affirmations, antidotes to the stuff that stems from my family background. 

Jim Carrey - Actor

I'm a firm believer in affirmations.  Affirmations bombard your subconscious mind with new thoughts and images.  An affirmation is a statement that describes a goal in its already completed state.  Repeat affirmations three times a day, out loud, and at least once while looking at yourself in the mirror.

There is a very simple way to create your own affirmations. 
  1. Start with the word I am.
  2. Describe what you want as though you already have it.  Only use present tense.
  3. Affirm what you want, not what you don't want.  Keep it positive.
  4. Be specific.
Once you have written your affirmations, there is one more step - visualization.  You have to visualize what you have written.  See what you want as if it has already happened.  If you want a new car, see the world from inside the car as you are driving it.  Hear the sound of the car, feel how it drives, smell the new interior.  Include other people congratulating you on your new car.

My affirmations change as my needs and wants change.  Here are a few of my favorites:
  • I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.
  • I am happy, healthy, and living my dream.
  • I only eat healthy foods and drink healthy drinks.
  • Something wonderful is happening today - I can feel it.
  • I am celebrating feeling light, alive, and beautiful at my perfect body weight of _____.
  • I have lots of energy and enthusiasm for life.
Start with just a few affirmations and continue to repeat them for a minimum of 30 days.  Let me know how it works for you.



Thursday, July 22, 2010

Fall for Accessories, Shoes, Hair and Makeup in 2010

It isn’t just clothing that can be trendy.  New trends are always seen with shoes, handbags, accessories, hair and makeup.  As with all trends, adapt those that work for your body shape, personality and are age appropriate.  According to InStyle Magazine – “Fall 2010 is the return of the lady.  Sleek heels and structured bags are sophisticated, refined, and part of the polished look that’s totally happening for fall”.  I’m personally thrilled to see that - but I also see falls share of biker chic and mismatch colors and prints.  Here are a few others for fall 2010.

Accessories – Gloves galore including finger-free gloves.  Necklaces by the neck full.  Lots of strands of pearls.  Bands and bangles by the armful.  Layer your jewelry.  Handbags include bags that match clothes, personalized bags, and logo bags.  Embellishments on bags such as sequin, metallic and fur.  Specific bags include backpacks, frame bags, document or messenger bags, hobo bags, cross-body shoulder bags, chain handles and envelope bags.

 Shoes – Patent is still popular along with suede.  Bright suede with gray or black tights.  Nude colored shoes with bright outfits.  Fringe and tassel shoes with either flat or high-heels. Biker boots with a tough attitude - wear them with leggings or a short full skirt and tights.  Legwear is very important and in a variety of textures and colors. A playful trend seen on the runways were ankle socks with heels. 


Hair – Hair will be seen intentionally messy.  Let your hair go big and wild like the ‘80’s.  There will be lots of volume and rollers are being seen again – just not  in public. Headbands make a comeback.  


    Makeup - Eye shadow application -  apply a bright shadow,  then offset it with a contrasting shade underneath such as  purple with bronze, teal with shimmery yellow, cranberry with mint.   Match your lipstick and dress color but downplay your eyes.                                  

    Wishing you a fabulous fall.  Happy Shopping.