Let me start by saying, thank you all for making my first blog such a success. I'm very happy everyone embraced this venue the way you did. I will do my best to keep on inspiring and making this a safe haven for all of you to vent, confide, laugh and cry. So, let's get started…
Lately I have noticed this pattern in women over a certain age and their feeling of invisibility. Can any of you relate??? Recently I was having a wonderful chat with my best friend, Verina, who moved to the United States from Germany when she was just a little girl. I first noticed her in grammar school and from that day on, I was HOOKED! What a knockout! She was a tall model type - a real, Charlize Theron look a like - actually, she use to even model for me when I was first starting out. From a very young age I was always attracted to natural beauty and come to find out her beauty was not just skin deep. When we became friends I found her heart and what was inside complemented all of her external features.
Back to our little chat...I commented on how beautiful she was and asked, "Did you notice how people used to stare/gawk at you when you would walk by?" Because let me tell you, I always took notice of the drool dangling from the wanna be suitors' mouths. (Oh, what fun times.) Anyway, her reply hit me like a ton of bricks when she said, "I noticed, George, when they stopped staring." How profound, I thought, and unfair.
With an over saturated market of hot models/celebrities (all highly photo shopped by the way) and sex, sex, sex, how can older women compete? This is not about vanity. It's about feeling ALIVE and still feeling like your in the day to day race. So, we need to do things to help get us noticed, right? My clothing and designs are all about that. This is a reason I came to, QVC. To help keep the average women feeling alive and in the race. My line of clothes enhance your beauty and brings you all that much deserved staring/gawking from both sexes. I am flooded with comments by women, whether its on the streets of NY or via my Facebook page, on how many compliments they receive when they're wearing my designs.
At the end of the day it's about staying true to yourself and your age when shopping for the right clothes while striking a balance of not looking old or foolish - and that goes for me too. I design for you women with an elegance in mind as if I were dressing Ms. Elizabeth Taylor herself. Makeup also, if done correctly, can enhance a women's beauty without making her look like Ronald McDonald.
I would like to end with the Academy Awards this past Sunday and how so many celeb's brought their mom's. Wasn't Jared Leto's speech to his mom beautiful? And look how she was exuding beauty. Now put aside all the clothing, hair and make up (which by the way were impeccable), she was beaming with so much inner love for her son that it showed externally. The internal enhanced the external.
Nobody can take us out of the race but ourselves. Let's never again feel defeated when we see the glossy magazine covers with the so called "beautiful model".
So, to my dear friend Verina, and all my women and men reading out there, take back and reclaim your power. Never relinquish it again. Demand to be seen and heard in this artificial, bubble gum world Simonton Say's.
Till next time.