If your clothes could talk …


Yesterday I went to the theater; I saw a play called “Love, pain and what do I wear” (based on the book of Ilene Beckerman) and I just loved it! Five actresses performed a set of monologues about women of different ages and backgrounds, stories always related with what they wore on each situation. I loved it, because the play made me realize how important is the role of our clothes in our life. Our clothes have been with us in many adventures, accomplishments and even romances.

It is interesting that we start to define our personal style since we are child. In my case, I had to fight a little to be able to wear what I wanted. My mum, as any mother of that time, loved to buy exactly the same clothes for my sister and me, she loved to see us as twins. Any one that knows me will understand how difficult was that, since we have very different personalities. So, imagine the nightmare every time that we went shopping! So, when I was 7, we went shopping and I finally I stopped accepting matching clothes and I started to choose my own style. As you can imagine, my mum was kind of devastated because all of a sudden her children were not matching dresses any more.

Later on, my mum finally accepted that we were different and she let us choose our clothes for everything, including special events. We, my sister and I, were invited to a first communion and my mum let us choose what to wear. My sister, as she always does, chose the more feminine dress, everything was matching, lot of flowers, perfect hair, perfect shoes, all was perfect.
Me … well since my plan was to have fun with my friends, I chose my favorite outfit: 70’s green trousers with squares and circles, and a green t-shirt with a little chicken in the front. I was feeling so perfect that I went down the stairs and I got shocked when my mum started to jell at me. The worst thing in my look was that my t-shirt had a big hole in the shoulder, which of course, I didn’t even notice … it was my favorite shirt! So, my mum sent me back to my room to “fix the disaster”, and I did so … I came down to the living room with a safety pin on my shoulder, the disaster was fixed! …
God! It is not necessary to tell you how my mum reacted; I end up wearing a beautiful and feminine dress … just like my sister…

I told you this story, because I am sure you also have a lot of memories attached to your clothes, clothes that made you feel special, sad or happy. For example, your first communion dress, your prom dress, your wedding dress, your first miniskirt, your favorites high hills, your favorite shoes … any way if our clothes could talk, how many stories will they tell?

The year is ending and I believe it’s a great moment to make a balance of everything that you have done during 2010. Try to think in all the good moments that you spend and try to remember what did you wear for it? Was that a dress that made your feel special?

Do you have any story based in a special dress that changes your life? If you don’t have any story, is a great time to create one! As I always tell you, have fun choosing your clothes, create magic looks and enjoy remembering good moments with the clothes in your closet!

See you soon!

Fabiola


Let’s move!


Yesterday was a great day; I used my roller blades again! And I also convinced my boyfriend to come with me, so it was double fun.

And just when I was getting ready, I thought that it would be good to give you some tips about the clothes that you could use to exercise. In fact, it all depends in the type of exercise that you are going to do, you can be super fashion or super basic, is your choice. All depends in how do you want to look and how much are you willing to spend.

In my case, I always wanted to have the entire “look” before I could even learn the sport; my family always makes fun of me. For example, I never learned to play tennis but I had the entire outfit!

Any way, here are some tips that you can apply to any kind of sport that you do:

  • Always use a sport bra, especially for running. You can also use the tops that have already included the bra. Don’t do exercise with your regular bra, because you will not have the support that you need and that area is really delicate and need to stay always in its place. The less they jump the better.

  • The panties are also important, use a style that allows you to be comfortable and to do the sport that you want with out getting hurt. Not always the sexiest panty is the best to do exercise, remember always the priority is to be comfortable while exercising.
  • Depending on which sport you practice, you will need different kind of snickers so, be sure to buy the right ones depending on what you will do. Your feet and your knees will thank you! Also, be sure to use the right socks so you will not get any blister.

  • If you do outdoor activities, always use sun protection cream, especially for your face. The best will be to wear a cap (if you can).
  • Try to practice the sport of your choice at least 3 times per week, choose something that you like to do so you will enjoy it. I am not telling you this in order to loose weight, and become a model. Of course you can get thinner doing exercise, but that is not my point. Exercise because it is a healthy habit and you will feel better. It doesn’t matter how old are you … move!  Find something that you enjoy doing and move your body!

I’ve always liked to do exercise, but one year ago, I started practicing yoga, and I found something different and deeper than any other sport, I just love it. So if you don’t know what to do, try yoga, it might surprise you as much as it did to me.

See you soon!

Fabiola


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