I personally don't know of any woman who wouldn't want to be thought of as "sexy". It's every woman's dream, isn't it? Well, I know it's mine and I've vowed to start practicing today. In fact I''m taking lessons from the highest ranking 21st century sex symbol of them all....Sade.
My new mid-year resolution came on the heels of this weekend's sold-out Sade concert at the Meadowlands in New Jersey. The 52-year old South African songstress graced the stage in about 6 different outfits - each one as sophisticated as the previous. Nothing she wore or did was over-the- top, but it was all in the way she did what she did. It was an effort to keep from drooling.
Sade has a way of gracefully slinking across the stage like a swan in slow motion. The movement of her hips and arms were infectious that everyone in the audience at some point, ascended from their chair to mimic her sultry moves.
So yesterday, while walking through the potholed streets of Manhattan, I thought I'd try out my Kodak- memory Sade hip action. I stubbed by toe twice and twisted my ankle 3 times. I'm not giving up though, people!
Granted, we are who we are, but how pleasurable it would be to take femininity to the max. If we admire those qualities in others, then we like what we see and imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Sade's talent, voice and persona exudes confidence, humility and strength.
My next life (starting today) will be as a sassy, soulful, sizzling superwoman. I just have to find a cape that matches my outfit.
Getting older sometimes sucks. Especially when everything on your body starts to go south and there's no round-trip ticket. We can always mask what's behind door#1 with a flashy array of hip and trendy fashion, but what happens at the end of the day, when you've got to shed your wears. Take a good look in front of that mirror. Happy? Me either. The standard practice for me, whenever I visit someone's home, is to hop on their scale after a trip to the bathroom. I know they're all different and so are the results. A few pounds here, a few pounds there. I recently used a scale at my guy-friends home that told me I was 10 more than my own home scale. Horror! Shame! Where do I hide? Do I really look that bad?
Gosh, you can have a mental meltdown with the fat darts you start throwing at your ego. I obviously know now that his scale was broken and unfixable. Poor him.
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I'm always happiest it seems in the summer. Three months of sun, surf and cookouts. Who could ask for more? I have my trusted arsenal of summertime stuff... straw bags, flip flops, Sun-In for the hair, scathing beach cover-ups and 5 year old sunscreen. Who knew that the $10 bottle of sunscreen wouldn't work after a couple of years? And why is it so expensive in the first place? American spend $680 million dollars on sunscreen products.
Well now the FDA says that sunscreen makers have to abide by some new rules, starting next year. Some of the rules are: (1). All sunscreens must have an SPF of at least 15. (2). They should list an expiration date and (3) they cannot claim to be water proof or prevent sun damage unless they contain certain ingredients.
So all these years of using my trusty dusty bottle of SPF 45, I actually thought I was getting the protection I needed to prevent skin cancer. Listen, I know the sun is harmful. But who can resist even-toned, glowing skin at least one season out of the year? Stay tuned to find out about the best brands. We'll do that right after a visit to the beach today.
New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art is now hosting the Alexander McQueen collection. I must admit, I really didn't know a whole lot about his personal life, his extended talents or his vision. After seeing the exhibit, it was pretty clear that he had a very dark, almost deathly charm to his fashion designs...at least for the one's in the museum. After waiting in line at MoMa for nearly 45 minutes and getting herded through the line like human cattle, I was mesmerized by the design themes, the integrated use of fabrics and meticulous workmanship displayed on each and every piece.
The middle dress (shown above) was made of black leather, red pheasant feathers with vulture skulls on the shoulder. I've never seen anything like it. His work magnificently adorned clam shells, feathers, metal, glass medical slides and a whole lot more. He's been quoted as saying that he was enthralled with the grotesque and death. Just about every mannequins head was covered in a tight leather hood. No room for eyes, nose or mouth. Mmmmm..... A bit creepy, but brilliant.
Alexander McQueen was only 40 years old when he took his own life last year. It seems that a cloud of darkness overtook him before he actually ended his life.
Times are tough for a lot of us. I believe that there are signs and signals in our lives for what's about to happen. Recognize them. Don't dismiss them. If you're in NYC this summer, check out the exhibit. It's worth the wait.
Every week I vow to stop watching the news. Every story the media brings us is doom, gloom, pictures of the sickest individuals in society and.....oh yeah - about cheaters. How many times this year has some supposed prominent figure been exposed for lewd photos, steamy text messages or some other erratic behavior...and been married!
What really gets me, is that all the men that have gotten caught... all lie about their extra-marital activities. Why is that? What's wrong with doing wrong and then telling the truth? Do you develop more credibility by lying and then coming clean?? I don't think so.
Seems that most of the folks that have surfaced as cheaters recently have been elected officials poised to decide morally. ethically and legislatively what's best for the people they serve. Now isn't that a crock of crap.
This weeks scandal exploded for NY Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner's who claimed that someone hacked into his Twitter account and posted risque photos of him. He went as far as to demean the media who questioned him about this "oops" event. Today he announced that he posted pictures of his "elected member" on Twitter himself.
According to some sources, an estimated 50% of women cheat on their husbands and 70% of men cheat on their wives. Why get married, people??? Does "faithfulness" only apply to a relationship with your Higher Power? Can't get a thrill legally? Why is is still more acceptable for men to cheat and considered an almost felony flogging offense if a woman cheats. It's all bad. I guess I just don't get it.
Are cheaters sorry they cheated or just sorry they got caught? What's your take?
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