As we continue our look into the subject of body image, I have to back up and tell you that this whole idea came from a simple conversation I had with my friend, Cynthia, who is a stylist. As someone who works to dress men and women each day, she has such an interesting perspective on the topic. I asked her to share a bit of that here with you …
Many moons ago, when I left Days of Our lives in 1992, they gave me Kayla’s wardrobe. In the next couple of months, I got pregnant and didn’t wear any of those clothes for the next year and a half … that then quickly turned into two years.
My dear friend, Cynthia, came to town and I told her how my closet was jammed, but I didn’t have anything to wear. She said the first thing we needed to do was edit my closet … scary! We took EVERYTHING out, examined each piece and made some brutal cuts.
Spring is here and as the annual Spring cleaning hit my closet, I thought of my stylist friend, Cynthia Carr Gardner, and all of the helpful tips she’s given me over the years. I thought you all might need some help in that area too, so I asked Cynthia to give us her top 10 list of tips for our Spring wardrobes.
If you’ve been reading PLANK for any amount of time, you probably know how much I’m a fan of saying YES to the opportunities life sends your way. Last week I was introduced to some really groovy shoes, and instead of just adding them to my favorite picks, I thought I’d dig a little deeper and find out what inspired these fun kicks. And what I found was one of the best examples of saying YES and figuring it out later, so I had to share!!
I’ve mentioned before that I love reading your comments, and I appreciate when you take the time to respond, share your own experiences and ask questions. Recently, a reader sent in an email full of great questions, so I decided to use them as an opportunity to sit down for another video blog. Thanks, Sandie Coco, for your great comments and questions … please keep them coming!
The weather is finally cooling off a little here, and while I will certainly miss Summer, I’m looking forward to Fall (not that we really get much of a change here)! In preparation I’ve started pulling out my warmer clothes, and what I’ve found is I don’t have any room for them. I’m not sure how it all fit before, but it just doesn’t look like it’s going to happen this year. So, I’ve decided to do a little cleaning, or “closet editing” as my stylist friend, Cynthia Carr Gardner, calls it.
This weekend is the Daytime Emmy’s and the show I am on, Days of Our Lives, is celebrating 50 years – a truly amazing feat! But as always, accepting the invitation to attend comes the silent thought, “OMG, what will I wear?
This year, the publicity department got some designers to loan the cast dresses for the evening, but they are all sample sizes 0-4. Well I am NOT any of those. And, watching the many slim girls on the show pick out their dresses, reconfirmed what I already knew. Those type dresses – the tight, body hugging variety with NO SLEEVES, etc. – are just not me. I have too many curves (lumps and bumps) for those!