Thursday, October 18, 2012

You can pull it off...

We spend countless hours watching all the beautiful ladies (shape, age and size) come to our booth and light up when they see their reflection with a plume adorning their heads. For some, it is second nature to embrace the highlighted accessory and take on the spirit of a Hollywood starlight wooing the cameras and crowds. While for others, it takes a little more gumption to keep it on longer than the moment they see it in the mirror. Often times we see a glint of excitement before the fascinator is quickly removed concluding with the statement, "I can't pull it off."
What is it that persuades ladies away from a touch of flair as small as a feather or as bold as a hat? Perhaps it is a result of a casual society that prefers yoga pants to herringbone and flip flops to slingback pumps. A society that needs a reason to "dress up" other than everyday attire. What does she really mean when she says, "pull it off"? Did Joan of Arc pull off her sword and shield; Dorothy her ruby red slippers, and Amelia Earhart her aviator cap?
Perhaps we take a moment to forget about social expectations and suppositions and and wear what moves and empowers us. Does it make you feel pretty? Aside from the looks you get (which are either envious or interested), do you like the way it looks? Because ladies, if you do, you've pulled it off.

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