Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Piece of Advice from Frederic Fekkai


Too often we hate the frozen reflection we see in a mirror, and so we make rash decisions to correct flaws that don't even exist.
Don't just stare at yourself in the mirror in the morning. It's the least flattering moment of the day. To get an impression of how you look in real life, catch your reflection all through the day. You'll be pleasantly surprised. I have never been surprised at my own reflection, I can't believe he said that. Anyway.....
When scrutinizing your image, run a hand through your hair. See how it feels. Notice what your hand does- it will naturally go to the problem spots:

*Are you fluffing your hair or patting it down here and there? You can probably use a good trim.

*Are you stroking your jawline up and down and rubbing your cheekbones? You feel tired and should try to get a good night's sleep.

*Are you straightening your posture? You need to exercise more often.

*Look into the mirror before leaving your house to figure out what to eliminate- not what to add.

I thought the rest of his advice after this was stupid, so I didn't include it.


20 comments:

miriam said...

haha, great advice!

The Peach Tart said...

Ok I'm gonna heed this advice today and see what happens

Green-Eyed Momster said...

I just checked my posture after 10 hours of sleep. I'm hopeless. I like his advice about not looking too closely in the morning. I think I look 1/2 dead when I wake up! LOL!!

Hugs!!

Green-Eyed Momster said...

See, it's too early because I thought the checking of the posture meant you need more sleep. I'm going back to bed! ;)

Hugs!!

Bella said...

Wow babe this is a fantstic post... stellar advice! xxx

Bella said...

oops please ignore my misspelling... it's still too early to function properly! lol. ;)

diane said...

Miriam: Thanks.

The Peach Tart: Let us know if you see any difference.

Tracey: I think you're the type that likes to hibernate when the weather turns chilly, like me.

Bella: You spell better than I. Where is the mistake?

drollgirl said...

my hair is a heavy and hanging and the greys are poking out! but i get it fixed on saturday. YAY!!!!

p.s. i love fekkai products but sure wish they were cheaper! i haven't bought them since the economy tanked -- just too expensive!

The Concrete Commentator said...

LOL.. yeah. great advice. I will take notice now. Hope your well Diane!!

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Yes, that's me! I want to fatten up like a bear and hibernate and wake up when it's warm outside. You know me better than most extended family members. That's normal, right?
;)

Hugs!!

diane said...

Drolly: Oooooo, how exciting. Let me know how it goes, o.k.?
I don't buy F.F.'s stuff either....for the same reasons.

CC: OMG, I haven't heard from you in ages! How's it going? I imagine you in your cool job, just being cool.

Tracey: Yes honey, it's normal for people who have as much in common as we do to know each other better than some extended family members.

Joanna Jenkins said...

I NEVER look closely at my reflection anymore, no mater what time of day it is :-)

And he's right about the hair thing.

xo

Dedene said...

I think all of your points apply to me!
What scares me these days, is when I look in the mirror, I see my mom!

Isabel said...

Damn, this is good advice. Plastic surgery is for weirdos.

diane said...

Joanna: Time to start looking, and loving, again.

Dedene: I used to see my mother too. Now what I see is a healthier version of her.

Isa: Good correlation there kiddo.

The Man Who Knew Too Much said...

Diane, happy halloween :)

diane said...

Dennis: BOO!

Dominica said...

good advice Diane ...
true, anyone else sees you from another perspective as you only concentrate on flaws !
I always get surprised when people point out my 'good' points - it makes my day cause you realise then they didn't see that freckle, zit or wrinkle you were pissed off by this morning ... but hey, you know what ?
the most important thing is your health - realised this again last week, when we had to loose a lovely 32 year old woman to cancer ...
life is so unfair sometimes ...

diane said...

Domi: 32? Man, that's young. I'm sorry to hear that.

Jocelyn said...

My favorite part of this whole post is your last line at the end. That's making me snortle.