Beautiful People

Hello beautiful people! I'm so thrilled to have this chance to connect with you on the things that we all love in this crazy world of entertainment! I was truly honored when Natasha asked me to do this awesome column. This is a first for me, so I'm inviting you to send me any questions or topics you'd like me to answer or touch upon. We will cover everything from fashion, beauty and music to lifestyle and fitness. Valuable insider tips, advice and style trends. My goal is to be as candid as possible! So, let's have fun!!

I'd like to start with something that we all are programmed to do daily and never question. Our Image. It's part of feeling good and maintaining a healthy outlook. But how much do we sacrifice?? One thing I know we all agree upon are shoes!! They hurt, yet we suffer for fashion! We rationalize the pain for a specific night or event because they look so good and yes we are obsessed! It's crazy yet we feel sexy!?

A lot of emphasis is also put on being young in this industry, especially for women. So much so that it makes some women lie about their age. Wasn’t it Simon who said “You can’t put an age limit on talent.” Umm hello, did anyone see Mick Jagger on the Grammys?  A true legend can only come from years of experience. So, what’s the big deal with a little salt and peppa? Fine for a man but opinionated for a woman?!!  Interesting.

Then there are the artists that continue to push the envelope with radical fashion statements like meat suits! (Not a fan of that outfit) This must be an exhausting task. To have to constantly out do your last look? Do you ever get to wear your track suit, even traveling?? Now, don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love Lady Gaga. She is a dear friend and we admire each other. Just check out some youtube of her earlier work from 2006 at a gig in LA where she’s dressed reminiscent of Alanis Morisette. Most people know her as she is now. Her image has massively changed in direction. However, I know for a fact it didn’t change the brilliant person she is inside!

I guess all I am saying is we women get to have fun and play dress up but your true colors define you whether you choose to confront them or not.

To this day, a lot of people probably still don’t know I was born with cleft lip and palate. It’s something that directly affected my image and view of myself most of my life. Ironically, the Pussycat Dolls were drenched in image! I learned to embrace my uniqueness and I am sure it gave me the strength to see things crystal clear. I am very grateful for my experience. It has kept me grounded and able to enjoy the journey.

Looking in the mirror, we define who we are. Its how we identify ourselves. From the clothes we choose, the makeup we apply and the hairstyles we wear. Furthermore, how does it affect what we think and know of a celebrity, model or artist that we love and admire or feel we relate to. If you have never met them in person but just see their image, do we really get a sense of who they are? The question becomes... How much of the magic is in the makeup and would you still like the person behind the mask?!!  Now, I know I personally love the ritual of makeup. There is something to the process of creating the persona for each night that inspires your performance or night out on the town.  A lot of work goes into looking effortless! Am I right ladies??  But at the end of the night, I can't wait to peel those lashes off that weigh a thousand pounds and wash my face! (A must for taking good care of your skin) We also must take care of our mind, body, surroundings and sense of purpose. Regardless of circumstance and material possessions, we have everything! Independent women out there, empower yourself! Let’s really serve up all the fabulousness we are…;)

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