By Judith Rasband, AICI CIM and Dani Slaugh, Conselle Affiliate
“You are what you eat.” “Sit like a lady.” “Walk tall, remember who you are.” Do any of these comments sound familiar? How about the one that says, “sooner or later we all quote our mothers”? Each of us are a product of our environment, and we soak up more wisdom from our mothers than we realize. Some of this was spoken, but much of what we learned is unspoken. As our tribute to all of the beautiful mothers out there, we decided to ask the fashion and image experts from Conselle what their mothers or grandmothers taught them about beauty. We’d love to hear your comments as well!
“My mom loved to dress me up when I was a little girl, and I still love to dress up! She taught me to take care of yourself, have fun doing it, and enjoy looking your best.” Ann Johnson
“Lucky for me, I’ve had an wonderful mother as a teacher. When I was 12, my mother took me to the Clinique Counter to have my make-up done and learn about skin care. Although I wore little more than mascara and lip gloss, I gained an understanding of how to take care of myself as a young woman. Later on, when I had the opportunity to travel, my mother taught me the “Dress for Success” concepts of having basic, versatile pieces, enabling me to pack light, but efficient, and effective, prepared for a great trip. ” Dani Slaugh
“Always be true to yourself, carry yourself with confidence, and wear the right clothes to the right place.” Cristina Johnson
“My mom never dyes her hair and rarely wears makeup. My sisters and I tease her that she didn’t give us girl lessons, but she taught us that if your appearance is neat and coordinated, you don’t need a lot of makeup. (She also taught us how to sew and mend, which is very important when it comes to looking neat and coordinated…)” Heidi Lynn Chochran
“From my grandmother about the importance of a slip, ‘Because ladies wear underwear, that’s why!’” Cheryl Obermiller
“NEVER chew gum in public! She was right–statistically, people who chew gum in front of others are perceived as less intelligent and less economically stable.” Beth Yvette Strange
“‘Head, shoulders, knees and toes,’ is what my mother taught me regarding clothing fit, feel, and hem length. Touch your head, shoulders, knees, and bend over and touch your toes. If you can’t reach comfortably or bend modestly, you need a better fit.” Judi Rasband
“I learned more from watching my mother, than from any particular thing that she said.” Kathy Adams
How about you? What did your mother teach you about fashion and beauty?
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