How can I sum up 2012? It was a very, very colorful year for fashion, to say the least. We saw vibrant shades of red, tangerine and yellow, and soft pastels like robin’s egg blue and dusty lilac. It was refreshing to see a broader spectrum this year since in past drab neutrals have made starlets and musicians appear washed out and aged beyond their years.

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And then we have this dress that looks a bit like curtains from Liberace’s estate. To be honest, it is as if this dress is wearing you. The trim around the arms is confusing me. I don’t think the public has seen trim on a dress like this since Gone with the Wind. I will say that the belt was a nice attempt to make these drapes look more flattering, and the only thing this dress has going for it is the delicate neckline.

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From the top of her head, right down to her heels, everything about this look was well thought out and executed. Her hair is styled perfectly. I really applaud her hairstylist for choosing to leave it down with a natural wave. If it was up off her shoulders I think it would have aged her immensely.

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Stop the Bullying

44 February 10th, 2012

When a Tennessee legislator began pushing a bill that allowed bullying of LGBTQ kids, I decided I couldn’t be quiet any longer. It’s time to put an end to bullying.

If you read my book, you know I was bullied for many things including my weight, my upbringing, and my sexual orientation. It made me stronger and who I am today, but that doesn’t excuse it.

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