Ariane “Twiggy” St. Louis is one of the most fashionable friends I have. She’s crazy, funny, cool, and all about high fashion, and trust me…she knows her stuff. So, this week I decided to throw the question out to her… “Ariane, what does fashion mean to you?”
What does fashion mean to me?
Well…..fashion is life….fashion is everywhere, fashion is inspiration, fashion is individuality, fashion is expression, fashion is a mood!
I don’t believe in trends because most times a trend may not suit everyone and really, the poetry of fashion lies in the art of illusion…so…I don’t see how a woman could feel beautiful or even comfortable in a top that sows every crease in her torso. Everyone should develop their own personal style that meshes their body type with their personality!
I like to think of myself as a sexy-chic person….I love the sex-appeal in clothing, and as a woman I like to play on my sensuality! Now don’t forget there is a thin line between sexy and sleazy (something Mr. J always says) you don’t want to look trashy going somewhere casual or even formal, I play on both on special occasions. Otherwise, I’m a “skinnies and tank top” kind of person…to the mall, just out doing nothing in particular. My outfit can also tell how long I took to put it together, how good I feel in it, etc.
Makeup! A major issue of fashion. My dear don’t do heavy makeup if you ain’t no makeup artist. Always keep your skin moisturized and even out your skin tone, some lip gloss and mascara and you have an everyday face that works! I must admit, I get a little carried away with makeup…I LOVE IT…I blend colours, I mix and I love lip gloss! If I could wear only one cosmetic item it would be lip gloss! But back to fashion…
Clothing is about accentuating your best features and hiding your worst. If you have a tummy ladies ,don’t be afraid to wear wraps, tops with a v-line and a thick waist band really draws attentions upwards and away from your tummy, but honestly, find your flaws and work around them and play up your best assets. I love my face so I wear makeup, I also love my shoulder bone so I wear a lot of strapless tops and halter tops , I also love my hip bones so I wear low-rise jeans……it really works when you flaunt what should be flaunted! In my opinion you don’t have to have big boobs or wide hips or apple bottom booty to feel sexy. I have none of the above and my friends will testify that I’m a sexy person!
Oh! And not because something is “designer” or “expensive” means it looks good, always remember to have clothing altered to fit because if it doesn’t fit right… then why are you wearing it? Look at your outfit from every angle and never let people tell you how you look, if you feel that you are being honest to yourself…go right ahead! Well…that’s about it and don’t forget a little sparkle here…a little perfume there some mints and you’re ready for a runway! KEEP THINGS FABULOUS!