“You can be gorgeous at 30, charming at 40, irresistible for the rest of your life”…..Coco Chanel
Lunchtime at high school…
Typically I sit with about eight to ten teenagers…they talk…they text…they munch…I listen (and comment every now and then):
“The worst thing happened to me over the weekend!” (Trendy, upper income senior girl)
“You lost your phone?”
“No, I was coming out of the movie and a mom was going in with my same shirt on….she has great taste…but you know, that’s embarrassing! I don’t think I can wear it anymore!” (Every adult woman 30 and above becomes a mom, whether they are or not.)
“She probably thought it would make her feel younger or that she would own the room or something!”
Ouch! Maybe we do purchase some outfits thinking these things. I began to contemplate the phrase, “own the room.” Soon after this, at a restaurant, I watched how women entered the room. Something stood out to me immediately…owning the room had little to do with how they were dressed. I saw some gorgeous clothes on women, I do not believe were irresistible….the clothes wore the woman, not the other way around.
The definition of irresistible is simple… “incapable of being resisted.” We can easily resist a woman dressed in the most beautiful designer clothing or Manolo Blahniks if she scowls or looks down as she enters.
Irresistible is about
Genuine Concern for Others
Walking into a room wearing all of this…we will own it…and who cares if a teenager sees us wearing the same shirt!