As a new member of the LBI community (I’m the new blog babe on the block! Hello!) I LOVE that my first spotlight event was this one with Marisol Colette, who encourages people to dress their best by way of processing trauma that may be standing in the way.
You can listen to the replay here.
This week on the blog, Marisol talked about seeing the beauty in ourselves and one another.
You can read that post here. You don’t want to miss the wisdom she’s sharing, or the opportunity to work with her.
Here’s what Marisol says about her Fashion Therapy Package:
“I ensure you know your beauty, your worth and remind you every day to treat yourself the way you’d treat your own best friend – with love, kindness and the ability to see the beauty in them the way I see it in you.”
Does’t that feel like sweet balm for your soul? I know it does to mine.
The Power of Style
I’m a big believer in the power of style. In fact, as an artist, I see my wardrobe choices as an extension of my creative expression. The way I style myself communicates something about me.
It also communicates something to me in the way that it shifts my energy.
As someone with a penchant for vintage and animal prints, I was captivated by this conversation with Marisol, particularly the idea that the way we dress is a way of accessing our personal power. Why yes, I do feel powerful in my hot pink 1970s maxi dress and matching cape, thank you very much!
Marisol said, “We have to get dressed everyday and show up everyday so why not feel good doing it?”
That’s so simple and so true, right?
Be Yourself and Feel Good
When we feel good about what we’re wearing, and feel in touch with our authentic selves, we’re going to feel better in general.
I recently became aware of the fact that many of the choices I make in my life, I make to please my inner teenager.
I went to a conservative high school with a dress code (think khaki pants and button down shirts) and every cell in my body cried out against that same-ness. The conformity.
As a sixteen year old, I wanted people to know I was my own person and believe me, I made a lot of fashion mistakes in my pursuit of personal expression. Snakeskin print pink corduroy pants come to mind. But you know what? If I still had my satin blazer printed with old-Hollywood movie star faces, I would wear it!
I spent a lot of my youth receiving side-eye and critique of my fashion choices, my black eyeliner and enormous earrings, which my dad often joked looked like fishing tackle.
When I was in my twenties, I dyed my hair hot pink (Listen, I was ahead of my time!) and I can remember the feeling of people turning to stare at me. I remember hearing the criticism that I was just angling for attention or trying to be weird.
The truth was, I just really loved hot pink hair and thought it was beautiful.
When my hair was pink, I felt powerful. I felt like I was expressing something true about myself. (And, um yeah, I was weird. I still am. Weird is good!)
Listening to Marisol and the other attendees at this event, I was reminded of how important it is to me to reach out to my younger self everyday and tell her, I think she’s pretty cool.
And I respect her style.
Join us Backstage
This conversation was so inspirational to me. When was the last time YOU attended an event like this? What inspires you? (We really want to know!)
And we hope you’ll join us backstage because we know you’re going to love it.