Friday, May 11, 2012

Make fashion your ARMOR!!!

 my junior year of college I created a dance piece dedicated to her about breast cancer.

 at the spa in Mexico :)
 this was only a few short months before she passed.  We were at a family reunion.

Tomorrow is the annual Susan G. Komen "Race for the Cure."

I lost my grammy to Breast Cancer almost two years ago.  She battled it for over 20 years, and was the bravest woman I knew.  Everyone I knew LOVED my grammy.

I miss her terribly.

About a month ago I had a woman named Jackie email me about Mesothelioma cancer.  She asked if she could share an article about embracing your beautiful self while still dealing with cancer.

Even though the article is specifically about Mesothelioma cancer, I believe it can be applied to everyone.  

If you, or anyone you know has cancer, I hope this article brightens your day!

I love you Grammy!

Fashion as Your Armor
By: Jackie Clark

When you get up in the morning and look in the mirror, what do you see? If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer and see a face that greets you in the morning with a more tiresome and weary look than usual, it’s okay! Mesothelioma treatment will take a lot out of even the most ambitious, impressive women, and when it starts to affect your looks; you may just have to change up some of routines in the morning to get back to feeling like yourself. If you are someone who wants to recapture your beauty, both inner and outer, take a moment and see what fashion can do for you.

Fashion is a tool that people use to feel fabulous and to send the world a message. For example, think about the message that a woman sends who wears a fitted, powerful and sophisticated suit with a pair of killer heels as opposed to a woman who wears a broomstick skirt, a loose peasant top with a pair of measly flats. The choices we make when it comes to fashion can make or break the way we feel about ourselves on a daily basis.

If you find that your fashion sense is sending out the way you would like to be perceived, than you could possibly be in a much better, more confident mood. You will not be hiding anything, and you will be thundering towards the person that you have always wanted to be.

When you want to make sure that your fashion is all about you and how you want to be viewed within the world, consider what you want to say about yourself. What kind of person are you, and how do you feel about the kind of look that you are getting? Do you want to be seen as free-spirited and bright, or would you prefer something a little smokier and darker? Consider how you want to look and what is the best way to go about achieving it.

Though it might seem counter-intuitive, take a moment and look through your closet. It is time to get rid of clothing. Unless you keep your closet very skimmed down, chances are good that there are things in it that you don’t love and which don’t fit you anymore. Now is the time to get those pieces of clothing out and away! When an item doesn’t fit you anymore, it needs to hit the highway. Even if you loved those clothes at one point, they are no longer doing you any good.

Consider how you can donate them or otherwise sell them. This will leave you feeling a lot better about getting new clothes. This is an excellent time for you to think about what you really want in your closet and how much you want it there.

Being a fashionable person is all about choices you make. The fun of fashion is that it is all about you. You don’t have to listen to people unless you value their advice, and as time goes on, you will make some great discoveries about yourself and the world around you. Consider your life and make sure that the choices you make reflect who you want to be. We can mold ourselves into the people we want to become through fashion, so get out there and utilize all that it has to offer!

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