No, I don't understand.
I don't understand how beautiful women like you (yes, YOU ARE beautiful!) wish to disappear from view.
Disappear from PASSION.
Disappear from STYLE.
Disappear from CHIC.
You've been so busy over the past years, decades even, looking after everybody else that you FORGOT about yourself.
You've spent so much time and energy to ensure that every member of your family is well looked after and well dressed, that you put yourself LAST. All you were looking for was comfort.
By trying your best to be comfortable at all times, you've put on the least attractive, and dare I say FRUMPY, clothes you could get your hands on.
They have to be LOOSE to be comfortable, you tell yourself.
They have to be SHAPELESS.
They have to be one of those shades of 'washed so many times' GREY.
They have to be OLD, or even better, hand-me downs!
The waist has to be ELASTICATED, so leggings are perfect for your lifestyle, oh yeah baby!
Yes, when I said disappear, I was right.
You don't think about yourself, so you wear your INVISIBILITY CLOAK.
This is what an invisibility cloak really is. Remember Harry Potter? When he put his on? He could not be seen, spotted or noticed.
Your clothes have become your invisibility cloak.
You are com-for-table in them.
For some reason, you got it in your mind that being comfortable, leading a busy life, driving your teenagers around or working from home require you to wear DRAB and FRUMPY clothes.
Your daily 'outfits', for want of a better word, have more in common with LUMBERJACKS or Kanye West than Coco Chanel.
Ok, to tell you the truth, even I don't dress like Coco. Heck, who does these days?
But you see, you don't HAVE to wear a tweed skirt suit, high heels and pillar box hat to look chic.
FRENCH CHIC is about thinking about yourself.
Yes I know, a new concept for you these days.
It's about looking at yourself in the (full-length!) mirror and being HONEST with yourself.
Don't look away.
Stop HIDING from yourself and everyone.
What you see will REVEAL about YOU more than just the clothes you're wearing.
You will first see the clothes, yes, but you will start thinking about the REASONS why you are dressed that way. WHY you have become frumpy.
You were not like this. You used to take care of your appearance, you say.
So WHAT HAPPENED?
In French, we call this 'faire le point'.
Once you've seen where you are now, what brought you here, you can make a change. Not before. EVALUATING the situation always comes first.
Believe it or not, this is the hardest thing to do, because facing the cold hard TRUTH can be painful.
However, only once you've faced it head on can you move on.
You can then start making IMPROVEMENTS to your appearance.
You can throw away your invisible cloak that you've worn for decades, to reveal a NEW YOU that you had long forgotten about.
You can start looking at yourself in a NEW LIGHT.
You can start dusting away the DREAMS that you shelved long ago.
You can look into your wardrobe and think about the CHIC clothes that the new you would want to wear.
The FEMININE skirts and dresses that she would want to be seen in.
The SEXY heels she wants to wear when going out.
The RED lipstick that she is dying to try out.
Did I got you thinking?
Are you READY to CHANGE?
Are you all set for visibility?
I can hear a big YES! from you.
You feel ready to look into and UNDERSTAND the causes of your frumpiness, so that you can move on.
You want to shed your old clothes for those worthy of the BEAUTIFUL YOU.
Then join all the other women just like you who want to make a BIG CHANGE in their CLOSET and their LIFE, and who now want to be SEEN.
Get FROM FRUMPY TO CHIC!
Why wouldn't you?
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