I adore visiting the landmarks of my country. I wore red and took fashion to its practical side. You can be cute, yet touristy functional. Spending time at the Martin Luther King Junior Memorial was a grand moment for me. I’ve always felt as if I was part of the African-American culture. I’ve felt in my heart a strong sentiment of belonging to that community. When I lived in Fort Myers, Florida, I would go to the inner city and hang out with kids. We would provide activities and fun events thru my church.
I’m proud to be American – in heart. I’m proud to call Barack Obama our president. Times have changed, luckily. Now on this beautiful land, we can enjoy fashion and freedom of speech at our coffee shop outings as we so desire. Washington DC treated me kindly. I met inspiring friends and got my American spirit sweetly charged.
Forever 21 top
Little Champlain shades
These pants have a double side to them. The front is faux leathered, the back matte. I like to accentuate this outfit with the statement red lip necklace. I almost lost this jewel. I went to teach a client. As I started the class, I realized that my necklace was missing. After the lesson the client and I looked for my pendant. We exited the house without a good outcome. The client was about to back up her car, when she screamed out “your necklace is on the driveway”. It had frozen into the snowy soil. I didn’t try wearing the chilled lips ASAP but boy was I glad I got my mouth back.
Here in Canadaland it’s still very much about wintery temps and shades. Spring seems far. One could try the fifty shades of gray, ha ha, but I like mine more black and white, with punchy accents. Thinking about red – this year I loved the red Oscar dresses. Here and here.
Do you realize that my earrings are lipsticks? A find I made in NYC’s Soho. My fave area to shop in the City is around Canal Street and Broadway. I work my way up from that corner. Pausing over at Starbucks – boosting brown, liquid gold not be neglected.
My sweet New Yorker friend is coming over to stay with us for a few weeks. I’m so excited. It’ll be nice to live side by side for a path of life. Benefitting from each others’ unique, soothing and inspiring company.
Take in this blast of empowering sequin magic. Right Missy? My bling loving Florida chick. Lil’ sis I call her.
I like the boot action in this outfit. I found these puppies at DSW Union Square. I had set my mind on something triangularly pointy in the heel. Gives them a modern touch, I find.
Look at my earrings in the below picture. I found them at Arden – kind of like the North American version of Jennifer in France. The lip theme has been up a lot in the fashion world recently. I have earrings that are little lipsticks, as well. Found them in New York’s Chinatown. I like to have little a bit out-the-ordinary details. Once a student’s mom got her gaze stuck on my ear. Then said, amazed “are those really lipsticks?”
The best way to fight end-of-the-winter drop in the energy level is to dress up and wear bright, vivifying colors. Red remains a faithful, sexy seduction mate. Maybe a cliche, but men do fall for good ol’ proven tricks. What woman would not want to feel desired?
I’ve practiced a good doze of patience lately. Having been sick with a sinusitis for two weeks was a sturdy test. Proudly I can say that I came out of it with quite a stable morale. This should boost my belief in my own capacity to manage my life. Not my passing emotions, but me. That makes me feel powerful – a welcomed sensation for anyone.
So, I’ve decided to be patient about waiting for spring to arrive, too. Here in Quebec City the snow can melt pretty fast. Once things get rolling, we’ll be okay. Patience is a good lesson – often very uncomfortable to learn but pays a lot later on.
Another fun fashion night out with the Quebec Fashion Festival. Now we got to savor Uni(t)‘s blazers and army inspired summer gear.
The outing took place at The Boudoir Lounge, a chic downtown night club and bar.
I went for burning red accents this eve. I needed to feel that tickle only scarlet can give.
Live performance… the glam singer had had the same ideas about red accents.
“I’m gonna pop some tag…”
Yep, fashion keeps uniting us here and there. It’s fun to pop in, savor the moment and then loiter on uplifted.
Post modern gals shake it up… mix and match as we see fit. Pop art with my two style icons. Black and Bambi keg embracing from Kate, sexy lady simmering à la Marilyn. Mid winter needs a boost, red lips and accents rock it off.
Prints are lurking around the spring’s corner. They’ll swing tribal. Dance to floral tunes, naturally. Also jump on mirroring. Marilyn on my bosom… I’m ready to let the lady in me free.
I have struggled with a stiff and painful diaphragm. I’m reading an interesting book on how our bodies feel what we do or not want to sense emotionally. Diaphragm symbolizes our sentiments of ourselves, and the difficulty to let others close to our inner most being. It is also an area where questions of power and control are dealt. Daring to open up leads to freer sensations. Increased inner harmony. Our pain talks to us. It is a message. We should slow down and listen.
Okay, I curved it up a little here. J.Lo style. As in practicing to be a form-ful lady again. Daring to have my cake…
Here in Quebec City life is about taking it sensual. The crispy cold incites me to make extra effort in dressing up sensual. Ice bars have sprung up all over downtown since the the Winter Carnival kick off on Saturday. Drinks come in real ice glasses. I savored the local specialty – The Moose, hot red wine with maple syrup liqueur.
Check out my new smartphone case. The sweetheart knows her chick’s penchant for pink. Everytime I grab the magic device, I smile. Little pleasures make life.
I have decided to beat any nasty anorexia temptations with a sexy attitude. Paying extra attention on spurring the girl in me. Letting this chick be free to live life fully – with energy, flavors and fun time out with new friends. How do you celebrate your body and life? What are your boosts?
Red rosy hugs to sweet You!
Art by Susa
Marilyn&John print shirt, Etam pants, Bata pumps, Devernois purse