When I announced the Glamorous Whole Life Makeover theme for the year, I pointed out that everyone has their own vision of what it means to be glamorous. I also said that I’d give you the chance to go wild on Pinterest. Well, Glam Pack, today is the day! We are now moving into the “glamorous vision phase” of the makeover.
By now, you’ve hopefully eliminated a whole bunch of energy sucking things you were tolerating. You’ve also made the commitment to do what it takes to achieve your vision of glamour. If not, you need to go back and do those things because becoming glamorous may seem tedious at times (but not today). And, you’ll also need energy so that the changes you will be making this year will stick. You can think of those steps as clearing the land in preparation for building a house. We’re moving onto the foundation stage and you don’t want it on unstable ground.
Ready? Let’s begin. Get out your Glamorous Whole Life Makeover notebook and create a new section called “Vision of Glamour.”
Bring In The Experts
Imagine that you are the head of a major entertainment studio during the golden age of Hollywood (Give this character a name or take the name of one of the famous movie moguls from that time). You go to a party and meet a fascinating woman who confides in you that she’s always wanted to be glamorous but doesn’t know how to go about doing it (Give this character a name, too, that sounds remarkably like yours). You take a tremendous liking to this woman and decide to become her mentor. You invite her to your studio for a meeting with your Glamour Team the next day.
Your Glamour Team asks this woman all sorts of questions that seem both obvious and unrelated to her desire to be glamorous:
- Who do you admire?
- What books do you read?
- What kind of physical activities do you enjoy?
- What are your favorite colors?
- Who are your favorite movie stars?
- What is your favorite food?
- And so on and so forth, no stone left unturned.
And then the Glamour Team goes to work in the studio and library archives pulling out as many images as they can as a “rough draft” for the woman’s vision of glamour. They then bring the images to you and the woman to fine tune the vision.
Create Your Own Vision of Glamour
Your task is to start exploring the visual archives and pull out as many images as you can–in as many areas of your life that you can–of what it means to be glamorous. Explore Pinterest, Flickr, Google Images, and as many image sites and magazines that you can. While it is okay to create a Pinterest board for this, I also want you to have hard copies of these images.
For your first go-round. Don’t edit which images you choose. If it appeals to you, nab it (and make note of where your retrieved it from in case you need to grab it again). The more images you are able to add to your first draft, the better. Wait a day or two and go through the images you collected. Keep the ones that still speak to you, remove the ones that don’t. Do this process again.
Place the final collection of images in your binder using acetate sleeves. You’ll want to be able to move them around in the future.
What is your studio head name and fascinating woman name? My movie mogul name is Margaret G. McFann or MGM for short (see what I did there? I crack myself up). My fascinating woman name is Julianna.
Let’s get visioning!