Outfit: Isabel Marant Etoile utility jacket, Alexander Wang t-shirt, 7FAM denim cutoffs (similar), Hermes Cape Code watch and ankle boots (similar).
Forgive my rather lackluster posts in the last few weeks. Work, family and personal projects have kept me so busy that I feel like my brain's completely fried.
Continuing on the topic of self image......... it seems that the more photo shoots I do of women, the more I notice how insecure most women are about their looks. Who am I to say since I loathe being in front of the camera too? If it wasn't for this blog, you'll be hard pressed to find photos of me anywhere, even in my younger days. More than a decade ago, my wedding photographer shot me a venomous glare when I told her that 10 photos was enough............ If looks could kill, the husband would've been a widower on our wedding day.
It's this anxiety that starts to rise like a tsunami wave the minute the camera is pointed at you. Should I turn to my left or right? Actually, which IS my good side? Am I slouching? Is my double chin showing? Is she going to photograph my muffin top? I found this video recently on how to pose for a head shot which will ensure that you'll have a beautiful and well defined jaw line.
Embracing new things..............
I need another visit to my optometrist because I can only make out the words if my book or laptop is an arm's length away. Each time I part my hair, I notice more grey hair than ever. BUT......I've taken on a new challenge.... to NOT be limited by my age. I've started listening to K-pop and C-pop (Korean pop and Chinese pop) songs and was inspired by their creative and at times, very quirky approach to music. I've hung out with bloggers half my age and their curiosity and fearless approach to new technology motivated me to do the same.
I feel that there's a certain social code attached to moms. It's as if that one gets "mommified" from the minute you have a wee babe attached to your boobs and beyond. Now you have to be r.e.s.p.o.n.s.i.b.l.e. As my child gets older and I feel more comfortable in my skin, I feel the urge to embrace new things and not limit myself. To ask why not and plough ahead when facing new challenges. It's good to feel that tad bit uncomfortable when doing a new task because that means that I'm growing.
So what if wearing a pair of cutoffs and ankle boots isn't supposedly age appropriate for a 40 year old? Ahem.....actually, I injured my foot and have been limping since Saturday. The only pair of shoes that I can wear are the boots. Go figure. I drew odd looks from a few individuals but my friends loved the new look. The encouragement may be just the vehicle for me to embrace my quirky fashion sense.
Photography: Lil L