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💯It is true that when it rains it pours I found myself attending several amazing events in one week, yes, in one week. Being the un-famous actress that I am there was, of course, the trouble of figuring out what I would wear… You see, I don’t have stylist or designer at my beck and call, I just have to find what I find and make it work… Keeping in my mind what I may or may not of worn before. I’ve definitely gotten some stylist for certain events but sometimes it’s not so easy.
Supposedly, it’s a taboo for celebrity women to repeat… But I loved when our former (Forever) First Lady Michelle Obama mixed and matched and people noted when she remixed a skirt or remixed a cardigan to make another outfit. Allowing the cameras to catch her wearing gasp the same item again or two and three times! The funny thing is I’m very attracted to the minimalist personal wardrobe. Some of my close friends know this about me because every time I came home from a long trip I would bag up a bunch of clothing and donate them, sell them, or give them away! In a huge desire to simplify and pick a basic look a.k.a. the personal uniform. Seriously what is my personal uniform?
A PERSONAL UNIFORM pays homage to a discreet and singular style of wear. [A Personal Uniform]
A personal uniform doesn’t mean wearing the exact same thing on a daily basis. But rather, it means having an organized system for getting dressed.[Iron and Tweed ]
I’d like to really solidify what that is for myself and I’d like to figure out how I will function as an actress with a personal uniform. Women are praised for changing outfits, celebrities especially will change hairstyles textures and colors on a dime. Those truly known for personal wardrobe are mostly men. Many of us know about Karl Lagerfeld and his personal uniform: the variations of the black jacket the high starch color and silk and tie. We also recall how Steve Jobs would not be caught without his jeans and a black turtleneck. Simon Cowell is infamous for his black long or short sleeve fitted top and simple casual bluejeans and Russell Simmons for his argyle sweater shirt collar blue jeans and sneakers …fresh 💗fresh kicks at that. (In all my life, kicks have never been a concern to me. I did not grow up poor, but I did not grow up in a household where having the latest sneakers was ever a priority. My big brother was more into designing sneakers than buying a bunch of them)
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