Thursday, April 30, 2015

Recommended reading

Make Up: Your Life Guide to Beauty Style and Success- Online and Off, by Michelle Phan. ©2014.
A great guide for everything from skincare to posture to blusher. Michele Phan knows her stuff!

Michelle Phan, Make Up

A stylish person looks pulled together and projects a certain sense of confidence.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Life lesson

In nature the female of the species is higher than the male. The male must work hard to impress the female of the species in order to win the honor of mating with her. And it is not different in human society. The female is largely  responsible for populating and nurturing the world. In the same way, our men festoon themselves and strut about to try and earn the attention of the woman. Nature triumphs, even after years of oppression against us.
So don't settle for a man who is not a gentleman.

Link

A Woman Wants To "Empower All Bodies"... http://www.buzzfeed.com/rossalynwarren/a-woman-wants-to-empower-all-bodies-with-these-photos-of-div

Friday, April 24, 2015

Marjorie Hillis, Live Alone and Like It

You have probably noticed that the lady of your acquaintance who thinks of herself as a duchess may cause a good many laughs, but usually, in the main, is treated like a duchess—in so far, at least, as her friends know how a duchess should be treated. It is equally true that it is the lady who expects orchids who gets them, while you and I are pinning on a single gardenia.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Pamela Keogh, Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn?: life lessons on live, power, and style

The number one rule for living like a Jackie (Kennedy Onassis) or a Marilyn (Monroe) [or some combination thereof] is to create yourself in your own [best] image.

Recommended reading

The Heroine's Bookshelf, by Erin Blakemore. ©2010.
Life lessons to be learned from some of the most outstanding female characters in classic fiction. A truly remarkable read.

Erin Blakemore, The Heroine's Bookshelf

It would be all too easy for Lizzy (Bennett) to mope and resign herself to her pride's spectacular fall, but Lizzy is a heroine of action. Ever on the hunt for self-understanding, she is forced to evaluate her own role in the debacle, and what she sees is not flattering. Given the chance to behave heroically, Lizzy shines: in the face of her own shortcomings, she doesn't flinch for a second. Instead, she confronts herself with a heroine's daring. It's time to change and challenge the beliefs she once held so dear.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Just a thought

If you don't want to be seen somewhere, propelling the way you do, don't go. Because inevitably you will be seen. That is the way it works.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Just a thought

A lady should be at least mildly conversant in the popular subjects of the time, including local and international news, popular and classic entertainment, as well as secular and educational matters. One such thing is poetry. You need not be a scholar to be conversant, as long as you acquaint yourself with the classics. A working knowledge of Shakespeare, Byron, Keats, Shelley, and Pope can be considered quite an acceptable variety, and all are well-known to even the most casual of poetry readers. An effort to expand your horizons, as well as your understanding, may be incredibly useful some day- if not, you will be known as an educated, nicely reasoned lady, which is all any of us can ask for.