Friday, October 13

Prelude to Charm…

I didn't accomplish too much in the way of increasing my femininity today. However, I did read the first few pages of a lovely little book I picked up many moons ago entitled Better Than Beauty: A Guide to Charm. Here is an excerpt from Part One: What You Do To Yourself...

"Once in a lifetime you may meet that rare person whose face and appearance you forget, but whose charm remains indelible. It doesn't happen often. What we see usually becomes a vital part of our impression of people. Our brain picture. "

"Your skin, your makeup, your hair, your hands, the way you sit, the way you stand-these are the priming coat, the background upon which all other qualities are imposed. What can you do to make your physical self more expressive of that important inner quality of warmth and friendliness?”

The first chapter goes on to discuss briefly what one's skin needs, a makeup routine, hair, hands, feet, and carriage. What this little book lacks in modernity, it makes up for in charm. While I can't (and really wouldn't want to) follow Valentine and Thompson's advice skin, makeup, and hair, I will read with relish the bit on posture and carriage!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

When did you become so interested in being a "feminine" woman? Your blog seems to indicate that you are a naturally feminine person.

Emma said...

Thanks for the compliement, Anon!

There's always room for improvement though;)

Love,
Emma

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