Monday, April 23, 2012

A Serious Issue

Hi Lovelies,

While I am having a fabulous time in Queenstown I have something a bit different on the blog. Today I have a guest post from Jackie Clark. The topic is Cancer.....and fashion! Have a read below and see what its all about: 

Fashion has long shown to be something that can improve your outlook and your attitude, especially during tough times. Mesothelioma cancer is something that can take the wind straight out of your sails, and you’ll discover that you are scrambling for all sorts of tools that will help you cope. Fashion can help you center yourself, so think about what haute couture tips can take some of the burden out of your visits with your doctors.
Remember that one of the first and most important priorities that you have is to maintain good lines. As so many fashionistas have told us, it doesn’t matter how trendy an outfit is unless it fits you well! If you have gained or lost weight during the length of your treatment, you are going to discover that it is a great idea to have some of your favorite outfits taken in or let out. This is a fairly simple process and in the end you want to feel as comfortable and beautiful as possible.

Take some time to think about your outfits and to consider what kind of outfits you want to put together. When you are dealing with high fashion, it is always a good idea to think about what your theme is going to be. Do you want something elegantly feminine or do you prefer the idea of tailored and casual? Be clear with yourself about your vision. If you are ready to make an impact in your world, be ready to go all the way. Consider doing some sketches of your profile and think about the clothes that would best suit you.
High fashion does not have to be out of your reach. If you are worried about bills, spend your time at the vintage stores and the thrift stores. These stores often have excellent clothing that is intended for professional wear, and you can pick up some excellent pieces that you may not find elsewhere. There are some fantastic effects out there that you can put together out of small bits that you find here and there.
What colors please you?  No matter what kind of colors you love, chances are good that you can find a scarf of the same shade.  A small amount of color wrapped around your neck or over your head can change your look entirely and this small thing can make a huge difference.
When you are ready to head out and make a splash in the world, let it be in the field of fashion. Whether you are a dedicated fashionista or you are someone who prefers an easy, breezy style, take your time and put together a look that is fantastic for you.

About the author:

Jackie joined the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance in 2009 as research assistant after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in English. Jackie's interest in health and wellness spawned into a passion for fashion from her desire to treat her body well. Jackie saw the power in fashion and how it can enhance a woman's overall self-esteem. As a result of this, Jackie was able to blend her experience in technical and medical research to assist in the development of medical content and outreach efforts, with specializations in alternative care, cancer support programs, and social media campaigns. To learn more about Jackie follow her blog and writings at the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog.

Thanks Jackie! Hope you enjoyed the post lovelies, I will be seeing you soon xxx


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