“She wins who calls herself beautiful and challenges the world to change to truly see her.” - Naomi Wolf
Identity - birth, death, re-birth
When I reflect on the birth of my first baby, and those early months, I know - if I'm being honest with myself - that I had one foot out the door.
- Top Story - December 2023
Is Personal Agency Only for the Young?
I am angry. This week I was Threading through Threads and came across a post from a woman that said, among other things: "How can I make my mother stop coloring her hair and just go grey? She's 62 and not fooling anyone; she and her friends are old and it's time that she acts her age."
The 8 Most Popular Louis Vuitton Purses
Brief History of Louis Vuitton Purses Louis Vuitton was founded in 1854 as a maker of travel trunks but today is one the top international fashion brands of luxury handbags and accessories. Louis Vuitton's growth and popularity is due to it's innovative creative directors and unique partnerships that have balanced the history of it's products while modernizing the designs to appeal to new generations of buyers. It's first pattern was the Damier check pattern in 1888 which included a logo that read "marque L. Vuitton déposée," which translates into "L. Vuitton registered trademark" before it's more famous signature Monogram canvas debuted in 1896. The LV Keepall, LV Noe, and LV Speedy were all introduced during the 1930s and remain among the most popular Louis Vuitton purse styles even today. The LV Keepall and LV Speedy come in two distinct styles, without a strap or with a strap or Bandoulière. In 1997, Marc Jacobs became the creative director at Louis Vuitton and ushered in a period of artist collaborations and limited edition Louis Vuitton purses that remain highly desirable in the secondary market. Louis Vuitton handbags from limited edition partnerships with Stephen Sprouse, Takashi Murakami, and Yayoi Kusama have significantly increased in value since the LV bags were initially sold. Marc Jacobs was replaced by Nicolas Ghesquiere in 2013. In 2017, a Louis Vuitton partnership with streetwear brand Supreme resulted in long lines and products selling out globally within days of the launch. Secondary market prices were over 2x retail immediately following the release. Virgil Abloh was appointed to men's creative director in 2018 and is focused on redefining luxury and streetwear at Louis Vuitton. A Louis Vuitton purse remains one of the most sought after on the resale market.
The Uniqueness of Fendi and the Timelessness of Rome
The name Fendi is strongly associated with Rome. Their flagship store, situated in a palace from the 1700s, is a celebration of Italian textures, hues, and fashion. Every boutique they have, but especially the one in the Eternal City, is a tribute to the country's culture.
My love of Flowers
A flower is also known as a bloom or a blossom. They are like bursts of laughter from the Earth. Flowers are complex; they are made up of vegetative organs -sepals that enclose and protect the developing flower , petals that attract pollinators as well as reproductive organs that produce gametophytes ,which in flowering plants produce gametes. The male gametophytes that produce sperm , are enclosed within pollen grains produced in the anthers.Most flowering plants are dependent upon animals, such as bees, moths, and butterflies to transfer their pollen betweeen different flowers. They have evolved to attract these pollinators by various methods , including brightly coloured, conspicuous petals , attractive scents, and the production of nectar. Some of my favourite flowers are roses, tulips , and hydrangea. Roses are one of favourite flowers. Some background information on roses. A rose is either a woody perennial flowering plant of the genus Rosa, in the family Rosaceae, or the flower it bears. There are over 300 species and tens of thousands of cultivars. The name rose is derived from Latin rosa which was perhaps borrowed from Oscan, Greek, and Persian. In botanical terms , the leaves are borne alternately on the stem. In most species of the rose flower , they measure 5-15 centimetres ( 2.0 to 5.9 in) long pinnate, with (3–) 5–9 (−13) leaflets and basal stipules; the leaflets usually have a serrated margin, and often a few small prickles on the underside of the stem.
Beauty- inner, outer and everything in between.
It is a bizarre notion , but what is considered beautiful at any given time in the society, is constantly changing, not unlike the fashion trends. Bizarre, because unlike clothes - people have a soul. Yet, they too are made to feel disposable. If they allow it of course.
One Secret Factor Boosting Women’s Self Worth
In the last decade, women have become a force to be reckoned with in determining significant others. Self-value and dignity-alongside matching demands for respect from their male counterparts-are on the rise.
Success and Weight Loss
Celebrities and weight loss are a curious thing; well, no, actually, it's quite sad. There I was, sitting on the can, as some people might call it. For some reason, I didn't feel like browsing TikTok, which led me to ponder all the celebrities who have successfully shed pounds. I was seeking inspiration to trim down and possibly gain some muscle. I began typing "Rebel Wilson" into the search bar, and Google helpfully completed my sentence with "weight loss" as the top suggestion. Naturally, I clicked, and to my surprise, she and I are now roughly the same weight! That feeling of "Wow, a celebrity shares my weight; maybe I shouldn't body shame myself after all" washed over me. After this revelation, I wanted to keep exploring, perhaps finding other celebrities who are in the same weight range as me out of sheer curiosity. So, I started typing "Adele," and Google, as expected, offered a prompt for "weight loss." She lost 100 pounds, which was truly unbelievable, and she's now slimmer than I am! I was close to reaching her weight, but a recent all-inclusive trip to Mexico set me back a bit.
How to Change Your Self-Image
Disclaimer: To all who want to comment, "your self worth should come within," please refrain. It's not an overnight process & internalized criticisms skew our thoughts. Seeing the reality that you are loved is a step towards increasing your self worth.
As women, as mothers, many of us can look at this mama bear and we relate immediately and deeply, like a swift punch to the gut.
Discover the Best Way to Lose Weight
Discover the Best Way to Lose Weight: Stages to Follow Explained! Are you tired of trying fad diets and quick-fix weight loss solutions that never seem to work? Look no further! In this comprehensive guide, we will uncover the best way to lose weight and provide you with a clear understanding of the stages you need to follow in order to achieve your weight loss goals.
Heartstrings and Highways
Heartstrings and Highways In the heart of a small, picturesque town where life flowed like a gentle river, two souls, Ellie and Noah, discovered that love could be a harmonious journey, much like the beautiful sound of a well-tuned orchestra.