Think of one word to describe

Think of one word to describe ......
"How you see yourself.
And then,
"How you think others see you.
"How you'd like others to see you."
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Do your three answers match? 
They rarely do......
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Beyourbestyou
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“How you see yourself.
And then,
“How you think others see you.
“How you’d like others to see you.”
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Do your three answers match?
They rarely do……
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Beyourbestyou

Wednesday

Wednesday.
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Strong, optimistic, positive and ready to face the day. .
#positivity,

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Strong, optimistic, positive and ready to face the day. .
#positivity,

#tbthursdays to when I was a teenager

to when I was a teenager. 
Wearing denim on denim in the Jean Machine on the Kings Road Chelsea. Maybe 1970.
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The denim shirt was studded. 
I added an YSL diamante star brooch which was a must have then. 
Chunky belt and chunky silver bracelet.
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We used to pour ourselves into our jeans, the denim had no elastine added then.  We wore the smallest size possible and lay down on the floor using a coat hanger handle to pull up the zip or even asked someone for their help.
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The Jean Machine back in the day was a super cool place and everyone came to buy their jeans there including celebrities who we all shamelessly pounced on to get them to be our customer as we were on commission for every jean sale. We all earned a lot of money on Saturdays for ourselves in cash and for the owners too! .
The photos weren't filtered.
We accepted our photos as they were, even if we didn't look perfect. Perfect wasn't an option.
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No one would ever have considered taking photos or selfies then as we had no mobile phones only proper cameras,  and those were used for dedicated photography on holidays or occasions or proper photoshoots. Definitely not recording a day's random activities publicly. No one would have wanted their activities on public view at that time. Everyone was too badly behaved.
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No-one had comparison anxiety then.
We might aspire to look like the models or actors in magazines, ads, films or TV. 
There were no reality TV stars. .
We may have wanted to be skinnier like the models or fit in a smaller pair of jeans, but no one judged our body shapes. .
Mental health or anxiety was never mentioned.
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We lived in the moment and engaged with life around us. We were the generation that were no longer like our mothers tied by their apron strings to the kitchen and the home.
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The world was our oyster.
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@kingsroadchelsea

Wearing denim on denim in the Jean Machine on the Kings Road Chelsea. Maybe 1970.
.
The denim shirt was studded.
I added an YSL diamante star brooch which was a must have then.
Chunky belt and chunky silver bracelet.
.
We used to pour ourselves into our jeans, the denim had no elastine added then. We wore the smallest size possible and lay down on the floor using a coat hanger handle to pull up the zip or even asked someone for their help.
.
The Jean Machine back in the day was a super cool place and everyone came to buy their jeans there including celebrities who we all shamelessly pounced on to get them to be our customer as we were on commission for every jean sale. We all earned a lot of money on Saturdays for ourselves in cash and for the owners too! .
The photos weren’t filtered.
We accepted our photos as they were, even if we didn’t look perfect. Perfect wasn’t an option.
.
No one would ever have considered taking photos or selfies then as we had no mobile phones only proper cameras, and those were used for dedicated photography on holidays or occasions or proper photoshoots. Definitely not recording a day’s random activities publicly. No one would have wanted their activities on public view at that time. Everyone was too badly behaved.
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No-one had comparison anxiety then.
We might aspire to look like the models or actors in magazines, ads, films or TV.
There were no reality TV stars. .
We may have wanted to be skinnier like the models or fit in a smaller pair of jeans, but no one judged our body shapes. .
Mental health or anxiety was never mentioned.
.
We lived in the moment and engaged with life around us. We were the generation that were no longer like our mothers tied by their apron strings to the kitchen and the home.
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The world was our oyster.
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@kingsroadchelsea

No make up, no filter selfie

No make up, no filter selfie.
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This month's fresh haircut. As we age a good haircut is so important to help flatter, frame and lift the face.
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This month's improved wrinkly skin texture after 4 sessions so far of BDR facial treatments which are still ongoing once a fortnight to get optimum results. I will show a before and after when I'm further on in the course of treatments.
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@welovebdr @eleniqueskinclinic @elenacudworth @irinarupina
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With my favourite haircutter Andy Smith who loves a good selfie pout  @andyatagency @andysmith_stylist @chelseagreensalon .
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This month’s fresh haircut. As we age a good haircut is so important to help flatter, frame and lift the face.
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This month’s improved wrinkly skin texture after 4 sessions so far of BDR facial treatments which are still ongoing once a fortnight to get optimum results. I will show a before and after when I’m further on in the course of treatments.
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@welovebdr @eleniqueskinclinic @elenacudworth @irinarupina
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With my favourite haircutter Andy Smith who loves a good selfie pout @andyatagency @andysmith_stylist @chelseagreensalon .
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What I do

What I do.
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A press clip about me and my lifestyle,  image and lifechange  business in You mag about people who can help change your life.
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A press clip about me and my lifestyle, image and lifechange business in You mag about people who can help change your life.
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Tbt to when I was a QVC guest presenter for the fashion brand Bob Mackie

Tbt to when I was a QVC guest presenter for the fashion brand Bob Mackie.
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Bob Mackie's Wearable Art was 'fashion for women of a certain age, who want to be noticed, not invisible. Fashion designed to flatter and create illusions of a better body shape.
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I love inspiring older women to not be invisible or feel less than they were.  Helping women to be the best versions of themselves , whatever age, bodyshape or size they are, with no social media filters.
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I hope to inspire positive body image, confidence, self-esteem and no comparison anxiety for better mental health. .
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@bobmackie 
@qvc

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Bob Mackie’s Wearable Art was ‘fashion for women of a certain age, who want to be noticed, not invisible. Fashion designed to flatter and create illusions of a better body shape.
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I love inspiring older women to not be invisible or feel less than they were. Helping women to be the best versions of themselves , whatever age, bodyshape or size they are, with no social media filters.
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I hope to inspire positive body image, confidence, self-esteem and no comparison anxiety for better mental health. .
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@bobmackie
@qvc

Confidence

Confidence.
Shows in your body language, however you feel inside.
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How you stand.
How you walk.
How you hold your head.
Make all the difference to how others perceive you.
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Photo by @rory_photo thank you

Shows in your body language, however you feel inside.
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How you stand.
How you walk.
How you hold your head.
Make all the difference to how others perceive you.
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Photo by @rory_photo thank you

With thanks to the talented @rory_photo

With thanks to the talented @rory_photo .
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A great photographer to hire when you would like to be captured in your best light at age 64. Absolutely no edit, filters or photoshop used.
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Just great photographic direction and flattering lighting.
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A great photographer to hire when you would like to be captured in your best light at age 64. Absolutely no edit, filters or photoshop used.
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Just great photographic direction and flattering lighting.
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The latest video of the @tuclothing @portasagency #allboobswelcome ad campaign

Your thoughts ladies??? .
Does this ad campaign help give you body confidence?
Feel better about your own body image?
Understand that no one is perfect ( unless they’ve airbrushed or filtered).
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If I can undress at the age of 64 together with these other brave and confident women of all ages, shapes, sizes.. then you too should be confident enough to embrace the body you actually have.
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Btw, I had no name for my boobs in this video.
However I actually did… I called them “my girls!” What do you call yours? .
@eliza_h
New work out today 71% of women felt typical lingerie ads appealed to men and we knew it was time to get real. We’ve had enough of Victoria Secret’s catwalks and unattainable photoshopped perfection. We took to the streets and cast real women of all shapes and sizes.
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Today and over the next 4 weeks we’ll be celebrating diversity and encouraging women to embrace their bodies as they are. From “Lemon drops” to “Ant & Dec” we say .
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