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The Outfit as Self-Portraiture

I was talking with an artist friend over the weekend and, at some point, I interjected with a phrase along the lines of "outfits are my art!"

I said this a bit flippantly, just to be cute and make conversation. As I went about my day, though, my brain really got to riffing on this idea. Every outfit is like a work of art: a careful balancing act of light, shadow, color, shape, movement, and emotion - but more than that, I realized that every outfit is a self-portrait..

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But Why?? The 5 Surprising Reasons I Started Wearing Makeup

Last week, I was thrilled to announce my ColorFest collaboration with Hourglass cosmetics - an evening to help us get a head start on outfits for all those holiday photo ops!

But guys, I'm sooooo not a makeup maven...

My BFFs will tell you: I never really started wearing makeup at all until college, and then it was only the occasional lip gloss. At about 23, I started wearing tinted sunscreen to protect my skin, but I was pretty dead-set against the concept of makeup for everyday wear. To me, heavy makeup always made the wearer look like she was hiding something. Besides, the dark red lipsticks and blue eyeshadows I saw in the fashion magazines seemed overly girly and not very smart-looking. And I wanted to look smart and capable much more than I wanted to look "pretty..."

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