Friday, September 28, 2007

My dream job

I arrived at a point in my life where I need to step up and be a grown up. I need a job period.
I am looking for a job, at any places they may need my skills. But I have to say that to find the ultimate dream job, is my "dream".
I have many dream jobs. As I was growing up, I wanted to be a singer, a lawyer, a journalist, a fashion designer. I am still working on the fashion designer thing. And like Vera Wang, maybe when I turn 40 I will actually do something about it.
But for now, I am going to dream of becoming:
A fashion editor A fashion editor has duties such as plan publications and assign stories to journalists. They also edit articles. I would love to be a fashion editor just for the power that it can give you. Like the "Devil" in "The Devil wears Prada", the fashion editor or at least a very successful fashion editor seems to be a strong and tyranic person who can break or make a designer. You can also get designer's clothes and goody bags for almost nothing. You also get to attend to fashion shows and trendy party all over the world.

Well that is the dream. But how is the reality. In reality, a fashion editor must be super stressed, running around trying to get her reporters to come up with new subjects, trying to get her creative people to make an interesting photo shoot. The fashion editor must be juggling several acts at the same time. And I am almost certain that she does not get much time to spend with her family, let along sleep.

So what is it that I thought was my dream job again? A fashion editor? I do not have the guts, let along the skills to pretend to be one. So I guess it is not a "dream job" anymore.

I reality, my dream job is columnist like Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the city. But even this job is for fake.....

My Must have items

Project Runaway produced another TV-show that is probably going to be a hit for Bravo. It is is called Tim Gunn's guide to style. I already watched some episodes and I enjoyed them. It is a makeover show; but it has some interesting twists to it. For example, the "target" will have to show all her wardrobe even her underwear. What I find also very interesting is that Tim Gunn has used some computer graphic type of diagram to show what is suitable for a person body type.
Another big point of the show, is when Tim Gunn asks the "target" to shop for the "Ten Essential Wardrobe Elements". It is a list of clothes a person should own: Basic Black Dress - Trench Coat - Classic Dress Pants - White Shirt - Jeans -
Cashmere Sweater - Skirt - Day Dress - Blazer - Sweat Suit Alternative
I like Tim Gunn' Essentials. If you own all of these items, it is clear that you will not wake up one day feeling like " I have nothing to wear".

Tim Gunn inspired me to come up with my own Essentials; clothes that I need to face the day, any day or any event.

1- Right Undergarments: a woman should always have the right underwear. You need a bra that is going to fit and support your breasts, no matter how small or large they are. You also need the right panties: not too small or too tight; preferably in cotton for comfort. If you wear pants, think of getting yourself a pair of thongs, or if you are not too daring smooth panties that will never leave a mark.
If you own too many see-through tops or shirts, think of getting some tank-tops in the basic colors of black, off-white and nude

2-White shirt and black pants: There is nothing that say business more than a white shirt, black pants combination. You look immediately professional and stylish. These are items that will never be outdated, so purchase some that have a classic cut.

3- Suit: You never know when you may need a suit. If you are living the simple life like me, you own hundred pairs or jeans with flirty tops and no suit. However, a suit will have to added to your wardrobe because it is the most formal outfit you can find; for business, for an interview, at church or for an event.

4- Pencil skirt: it just says formal when it is not too tight or too short. Knee-length is very appropriate.

5- Red shoes: You need a pair of red shoes to add a little sparkle to your wardrobe. You feel instantly sexy wearing red pumps, particularly if the heel is very high, above 5 inches.

6-a formal dress: black is usually the safe color to go for this type of dress, but if you want to add some fun to it, purchase one in a color that accentuate your true beauty. Personally I prefer blue, so I own several formal dresses that have shades of blue in different fabric such as silk.

7- a golden watch: My mother in law taught me that a golden watch was the perfect final touch to a "party" outfit. It can be used as a piece of jewelry. I find it a bit too flashy, but maybe it is the point: to add some bling to your do.

8- flat shoes (ballet flat). No matter how old or how young you are, you can always look good in nice ballet flats. They are perfect for a day running after your toddler in the park, or walking around the airport before taking off.

9- a jacket: lately there are different versions of the blazzer. It is becoming so feminine that you have many choices of style. I prefer the classic style, and the cropped one. Get one in a very flashy color that will pop (particularly for Spring)


There are so many items that should be added to this list but I have to limit myself. I want everything in different colors and in different styles but one has to limit itself particularly when they are on a budget.

Why Do I need a makeover

I like makeover shows on TV from "What not to wear" to "Elles sont toutes belles" I watch them all. I enjoyed the transformation a human being can undergo if he or she has the right people behind her to support her.
Sometimes I wish I could become one of those people on TV who have makeovers. I do need a makeover so badly....
I need a makeover because I hate the way I dress, the way I style my hair. I need a makeover because I think it is about time I start dressing my own age, instead of trying to be 18 again. I need a makeover, just because I want one.

I need someone like Stacy and Clinton to tell me that this dress is too short, this top is too sheer, these pants are too tight. I need Tim Gunn to tell me that my bags are too cheap and that I need to invest in a good designer bag. I need someone to teach me how to apply make up that is going to accentuate my true beauty. I need someone to teach me how to take care of my hair so that it will not be damaged.

I need a team of specialist I can call day or night who will pamper me from head to toe. I need a makeover that is going to last a lifetime.

But let me face the truth, I am not Britney'Spears (even though I think that she also needs a makeover starting from a makeover of the soul) or Kimora Lee. I do not know famous stylists that I could call in the middle of the night to do me. And I will definetly not be recommended to participate in What not to wear by one of my friends anytime soon. So what a girl -who desperatly needs a makeover- to do? I guess, I will have to start by teaching myself how to dress, and style myself. There are so many websites where you could learn all that crap.And watching those makeover TV shows are not bad either. I guess it is a start.

I just need the will-power and one day I can become fa-bu-lous without any help. If I can do it by myself, I will never need stylists.

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