My daughter sees me in my “Plain Jane” persona 99% of the time. AND as a performer my whole life, it wasn’t until the last decade that I decided I was pretty without any make-up on at all. A huge deal if you are in the “Biz”. We get so used to seeing ourselves made up for stage that seeing our “natural selves” is a tough pill to swallow. I have raised my daughter to understand her natural beauty is… GORGEOUS! And I have grown to feel that same way about myself. But I still have to get “dolled up” to perform on stage so I can be seen under extremely bright lights. And my daughter gets to see me getting ready which includes not just the make up and hair… but…. wait for it…. THE SHOES!!!! Even if I don’t have a hot date with daddy, or a show to do I sometimes pull out my sexy, sassy shoes and model them for her. She loves to see me act like a model on the catwalk while telling her that she’s got game too. Then she HAS to try on my shoes and “strut her stuff”. We end up demonstrating Karate moves in high heels because that is part of our “wicky wacky” nature. She’s my Tom Boy for sure. Just like her mom. But a little sugar in with the spice is a very delicious combo for a woman to have. I want her to embrace it all. I can see she already does. Now I ask her which shoes look best with my outfits. Turns out, my gal has a great eye for fashion. Go Figure.
BCBG Paris Killer Rhinestone Studded High Heels: $90.00 (Designer Shoe Warehouse)
Mother Daughter Bonding Time: PRICELESS