A Fresh Green Start

My lovely hibiscus cared for from my very own green thumb.

My lovely hibiscus cared for from my very own green thumb.

Usually when I’m talking greens to you, it has always been in the context of healthy eating. ūüôā ¬†But today I want to talk about what you put on your body instead. ¬†After all, spring has arrived and it’s Cherry Blossom season in DC, so I’m thinking about fresh colors for warmer weather.

The color green can have multiple meanings depending on the shade.  It can be a representation of prosperity, but it also signals a youthful energy as well as an open heart, which I think is apparent in these photos below of our Goddess fans showing off their favorite green dress from our sanctuary in Old Town Alexandria.

My personal favorite below is the linen Lingerie Bag for travel, available on our Shoptiques store. And if you would like to attract prosperity in your life this season, as well as heal and balance your Heart Chakra, I recommend my Silk Coin Purse in the emerald green design.

So if your heart is out of balance¬†and you are also lacking wealth in your life, try adding more greens outside of food.¬†Let me know if you have any styling questions – I am here always to¬†assist you and make your life better. ūüôā

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Goddess Laura in our beautiful Silk dress from our Italian Collection.

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Goddess Monique in a Sexy-flirty green dress ready for a night out.

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Sparkles, a goddess must have!

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Goddess Erika feels her heart opening in our Parisian sweater.

My favorite linen lingerie bag, hand-embroidered in Vietnam.

How to Bring Out Your Inner Pin-Up Goddess…

Here is Carol's famous winning Pin-Up image by Portland Pin-Ups.

My personal manager, Carol in her famous winning image by Portland Pin-Ups.

Marilyn, Brigitte, Sophia, Elizabeth, Betty Рare these names ringing a bell to you?  They should!  Men adore and worship them and women want to be like them.  These classic Pin-Up goddesses, known for their beauty, their seductive poses, their flirtatious glances, and their sexy alluring smiles with sparkles of innocence in their eyes were my inspiration growing up. I was fascinated by their tasteful, sophisticated, yet sexually appealing and feminine style. I love the voluptuousness and the confidence they exuded from the photographs and illustrations they modeled in. Of course, the photographers and artists had a lot to do with that as well.

Besides learning how to act and look like a lady (goddess) and embracing my feminine power from my Mother, I also looked to these Hollywood starlets who played a big part in my teens and young adult life. They have then and still now inspire me to create fashion that is beautiful, timeless, feminine, unique, and tastefully alluring. That is why I have a full library of Pin-Up books in my personal collection, and now I am sharing it with the public through one of my favorite publishers, Taschen. You can find some of my favorite Pin-Up books in our goddess sanctuary and online.

I love the sensuousness and the glam that these goddesses¬†are about. ¬†I hope these books and images will inspire more modern-day women to embrace their femininity and sensuality¬†by allowing their inner goddess to be awakened, and most importantly, let the hair grow. ūüôā

Oh, and P.S. I hope you like the photo of my assistant above by Portland Pin-Ups.¬†She sure knows how to pose like a Pin-Up, does she not? ūüôā

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Always having fun.

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I took this photo of Carol practicing her Pin-Up pose and dance.

Introducing…My Secret to Youthful Skin by Katresha

Day 31 of using Katresha's skincare regimen.

Day 31 of using Katresha’s skincare regimen. I just woke up and no makeup here ūüôā

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My skin at 45 days of using Katresha’s skincare regimen. Here, I have a little of our organic loose powder and our Glow blush.

In January, I shared with you about my new direction and focus for this year, and earlier this week you saw some of my favorite hair and makeup looks from the 2016 Grammy Awards.  Obviously the celebrities who walk the red carpet at the award shows have an entire team behind them ensuring that not a hair is out of place. But I am here to tell you that all of that can be done on your own with very little effort. It just take a bit of discipline and commitment.

Besides having fun, eating healthy, dancing and exercising, and keeping a positive attitude¬†regardless of the challenges I am facing, I also have a very good daily skincare regimen. I never or rarely go to sleep without washing off my makeup and applying eye cream. My mother did a great job of educating me in my teens on the importance of using¬†quality skincare products. That sure did pay off because I am happy to share that presently, ¬†I have as many fine lines around my eyes as a 24 year-old goddess does. ūüôā

This has been my skincare routine for the past 30 years. On my recent Yoga and Hiking retreat at The Pearl Laguna, I discovered an all-natural skincare line created by Yoga goddess Katresha, and I have been using it for the past 45 days. See my naked face above.

My skin has been feeling so soft and supple and looking fresh almost daily even during this very cold winter.  Even more appealing is that the fine lines are disappearing.  So I am happy to share that we are now carrying her entire skincare collection in our Goddess Sanctuary, and all of our goddess fans around the world can now have access to it! See below for a photo of Katresha and for my tips on how to use it.

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Katresha, the creator and a goddess herself. You will not believe me when I tell you her age.

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Step 1. The cleansing…

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Step 2. Applying the eye cream morning and night after cleansing…

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Step 3. Massaging the oil all over my face and throat…

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Step 4. Moisturizing and I do this morning and night during the winter months…

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If you have oily skin, the serum is good to use before applying the moisturizer.