After a full day of chores, working in my little flower gardens, and a haircut, Mr. Mickey took me out to dinner. I had about twenty minutes after my hair appointment to get dressed.
As I write this post the following day at 4 am, it is snowing hard, as the beautiful trees and flowers are transformed into a winter wonderland. Last night after dinner, we drove through the neighborhood where we met to snap a picture of the flowers on a huge Chinese/Saucer Magnolia. It is about thirty feet tall and breathtaking when in full bloom.
Many readers have asked if I wear hose when I dress up. I do, but I look for very sheer styles in black or the color most similar to my skin. These are Hanes Silk Reflections in Travel Buff here. My favorite no-show socks are here. My shoes are by Linea Paolo, but the color is sold out now. Here is a similar pair.
I’m not wearing foundation or blush. But I am wearing a bit of brow pencil in grey here, eyeshadow in the color Storm here, black eyeliner pencil into and above my upper lashes only here, black mascara here, and the lip color Orchid here. My skincare routine is here. My eyeglasses frames are here.
The cut is a bit shorter this time, but I always prefer to keep the front longer. My stylist is April Atkins at Van Kye Salon in Johnson City, TN, (423)268-2190.
Use the measurement of your head from the top to the chin to help you determine your vertical proportions. (Balance a book on the top of your head. Then, measure from the bottom of the book to the bottom of your chin.) For example, my head is almost eight inches tall, so I am about eight heads tall, but some professional models are more than nine heads tall. I certainly don’t have the proportions of a thin young model, but I’ve learned to dress my body to balance out my short legs, high waist, and flat behind. I included some things in the diagram notes that I try to remember as I get dressed.
When we try something we saw on a model, we may be disappointed by how it looks on our bodies. We may also have to get everything altered. The understanding of proportion has helped me make much better style choices. The total proportion is also why making something two inches shorter isn’t a petite size.
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