This Monday morning as I sit with my coffee, dark and shiny in my favorite plain white mug, I can't help but wonder about what millions of women around the world are thinking as they look at the reflection in their coffee. Studies show that 8 out of 10 women are dissatisfied with their reflection and more than half see a distorted image. I can't tell you how happy I am that Jennifer Lopez was voted the Most Beautiful Woman In The World! If I had a dollar for every woman who's told me her butt is too big, I'd be retired and wearing my Missoni bikini on a charted yacht in Micronesia, sipping coffee with a 007 look-alike, instead of wondering whether I need to use vanity sizing in my own line as someone recently advised.
Imagine being in the inner sanctum of a women's dressingroom at a giant department store and suddenly being able to hear everyone's inner most thoughts as they look at themselves in the mirror. Every insecurity, frustration, self loathing self esteem issue under the sun is blurted out. That's a bit what scanning the #whattowear twitter feed is like. Despite the cringe factor, I like to read it because real style concerns do emerge from the mass fashion hysteria. It also reminds me so much of the days when woman after well-heeled woman would enter my booth at fashion trade shows and spill their own doubts about their body, age, and weight. It made a huge impact on me, and is why I named this blog, Trust Your Style. My wish for everyone today is to look back into that coffee cup and as Tyra would say, Smile with your eyes!