Wednesday, 15 April 2009
And Here We Officially Bring the Aunty Saga To A Close!
I just came back from a session with a personal shopper at CK Tang. She's a fashionable lady who works with CK Tang and the service is free for shoppers. I complained to her that I was called "aunty" and told her I need some help. So she helped me pick out some clothes and gave me tips. She said I need to wear lighter colours because I'm fair and have brownish hair and eyes. She also said I also need to wear heels (OUCH! T_T I don't like this tip ... ) and put on more makeup (oh dear, am I really wearing it so light?) Anyway I bought some new clothes in lighter shades. Turns out pastel pink is really a nice shade on me! I was always told pink is too Ah-Lian (kind of like our local version of country bumpkin/red-neck but not quite so comparable) and too aunty for me. Gawsh. Who knew. The main thing is that I came away from is this: As a professional shopper, she chose clothes for me (my body shape) that I would have chosen for myself. The cut and shape of dresses, and tops and the designs, they are all similar! The difference is that she gave me some lighter shades to try. So this brings me to the end of this tiring un-auntifying exercise. Your comments have given me much food for thought and I really appreciate all the tips. I'm taking them with me everytime I look at something and thinking it through before buying. This experience with the personal shopper also gave me confidence that I am doing something right. Jamilla said to go for high-end tai-tai look, I think that's where I'd like to be heading ... LOL. There's only so much jeans and tees that the middle-age spread can take. It also brings to mind something my boss said (she's a super domineering highly smart double Masters from some high-falutin' British universities btw). My boss told me, "Sometimes, people mistake an 'expensive' look for something only an older person can afford, hence they say it's 'aunty'." Ok, I'm not rich but I'm going to have to take this attitude and carry it to the very end. I really can't expect everyone to understand the choices I make but I should make sure I'm comfortable and happy with my choices. Take that, you aunty-callers! We shall return to regular programming with immediate effect. ^__^ WOOT! PS: I'm sure there are still some quite aunty things about me, it's just that I'm learning to accept my choices and ... learn learn learn ... improve as I go along. :D Hopefully one day, I'm just me, with my own style and I accept myself for who I am without fear of criticism and judgement. ^___^!!! © Copyright. All rights reserved.