This is my 100th post on #sunilstyles as my blog celebrates it’s 2 year anniversary next week.
Over 31000 people have read it mostly from the US and Canada but their are women from Australia,Mexico,Germany,Spain and Sri Lanka that read it on a regular basis.Thank you all for taking the time to share in this journey of learning about design and style.
This post was the hardest to write so I looked back on my 34 years in fashion to what has really made an impact on me,what has really stayed and what I continue to draw on.So I decided to share the 5 most valuable lessons I have learned.
1.You are the Masterpiece
As Yves St Laurent so aptly put it “Over the years I have learned what is most important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it”,I too have come to realize that every woman is a masterpiece and the focus of any outfit.After all she is created by the ultimate designer in his own image.Every masterpiece deserves her own unique frame to bring out every beautiful detail and highlight.Clothes,Accessories,Hair and Make up are all part of that frame,as they bring focus to all the beauty that is all ready there.
A masterpiece is always magnificent but the perfect frame makes it even more so.So always remember what ever you choose to wear,the focus should always be you.
2.There are no such things as flaws
I am always faced my women who tell me they would be so beautiful if not for their big bust,small hips,skinny arms,fat ankles,height or weight and I could go on and on and on.I have come to realize that it is the effect of how we have been conditioned to look so critically at our selves and has nothing to do with our actual bodies.I did believe at one point that to look good you had to “Minimize your flaws”.
There are so such things as flaws it is in our head.Is a gap tooth a flaw or a mole?What about a big behind or skin pigmentation?It took Lauren Hutton,Winnie Harlow,Cindy Crawford and Jlo to make be rethink the whole concept of “Flawed”.Do flaws get magazine covers?
Confidence is the best accessory and sometimes the only accessory.It does not matter what you where or how you wear it.If it makes you feel confident thats all that matters.I have dressed billionaires and women living in shelters.The only way I know that I have them in the right outfit and accessories is when I see that twinkle in their eyes,the lengthening of the spine and that extra 30 second glance in the mirror.The look on their face that says “Wow,I look fantastic”.Then I know I have nailed it.So the best look for you is the one that makes you feel confident.
My mantra is if you look good,then you feel good.If you feel good you dare good.In the end the most important thing is that you do good.
4.Great Style is an A+
I always talk about the 4 A’s of great style.The first is Attitude,because attitude is everything.The second is Area because you should always be aware of your surroundings and dress for them.The third is Anatomy because you always dress the body you have and the final A is for Age.Never dress you age but be aware of it and always dress ageless.
5.It is all about evolving
In fashion and style nothing can stay static,it has to always be fresh and updated.Your hair,makeup and clothing once you find what works for you has to change to reflect you and the times.The best example of it well done is how Princess Diana evolved her hair and makeup over time.
I hope you are able to take away something from the “5 Most Important Fashion Lessons” that I have learned and apply it to your life.