Meet my dear friend, Dona. She’s a stylist, comedienne, trusted friend and a downright amazing human being. We’ve been friends for . . . wait for it . . . . 46 years! We met in our high school Choir, and as they say, the rest is history. Our senses of humor or silliness, and our love of fashion were the instant glue that bound us together. Our friendship has endured many changes in our lives.
And now, here we are starting a new adventure together.
What you wear is a kind of shorthand communication that tells people something about you. Conservative? Artsy? Sporty? Stuck in a time warp? Hiding from the world? Elegant? Fancy? Hip? There are as many definitions, or stories, as there are people. And there is no wrong answer (well, almost no).
I love how I can use my clothes to make me feel a certain way. I love how what I wear helps me tell the world who I am – or at least who I am that day. I love how I become more confident when I wear something that makes me feel the most like . . . well, me.
Clothes let you tell your own story.
Just to be perfectly clear, when I use the word “story,” I’m not suggesting that we be untruthful or phony. I’m a communicator by trade and by nature, so to me, it’s important to use whatever means at my disposal to send the right message, to tell my story.
For example, my story can be summed up as Harmony Designed:
It may seem superficial, or frivolous even, to worry about defining one’s style, especially when there are so many more important things in the world to be concerned with. But I happen to believe that when we care about how we present ourselves to the world, we become better people, more confident, powerful and capable of changing the world – even if the change in the world starts as small as a simple act of kindness every day.
“Clothes aren’t going to change the world. The women who wear them will.”
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