Sunday, March 16, 2008

True Beauty

I have been having a query of late. What is true beauty? You may think to yourself, "this is an easy answer, it's your inner self, it's your inner light and confidence." Or you may think, "no it's Angelina Jolie's lips, Jennifer Garner's collar bone, or Jessica Beal's tush." Not to be cliche, but does Beauty truly lie in the eye of the beholder? To you, the reader, this may be seem an easy answer. But for me, Southern Girl in the Big Apple, it is something that I have been thinking about a lot lately. I work in an area populated with models, photography studios, movie sets, and aspiring fashionistas. I walk past hundreds of women everyday that are tall, leggy, platinum blondes and burgundy brunettes. They are all draped in the most dramatic and sensuous blacks, greys and other thought provoking earth tones. Each one of them covering their faces with over sized "Jackie O" sunglasses and carrying a cigarette or Starbucks tall extra skim soy latte (Let the writer add a disclaimer here, there is nothing wrong with Starbucks tall extra skin soy lattes, they are quite good; the cigarettes I cannot recommend). Each one of them are, no doubt, going off to a photo shoot, set call, or studio to be fitted. Is this beauty? The way they command the runways, streets and attention of all testosterone packing beings in the city is something to be admired. These women that I have detailed to you, are considered beautiful. But what about me? I am beautiful too. I am not tall or leggy. My hair is blonde, but not platinum. I go to Starbucks, but don't smoke. I am beautiful because my inner beauty shines through. My inner beauty is comprised of confidence, calmness, humility, gentleness, goodness, and self control... A man named Peter wrote a letter in the first century with wise words that still apply today: "Beauty should not come from what you wear. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth."

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Hello. I'm Bree Tuttle, owner of You in Mind Designs, LLC. I've been a designer for 13 years and I work with you in mind. There's much joy in discovering those treasures in your home that are, perhaps, misplaced or even in the attic. I will help you making every room a reflection of who you are personally. It's my philosophy that if you feel proud, safe, and at peace in your home, then it will affect all aspects of your life. You stand straighter, walk taller, dress better, work harder, sleep more soundly, and ultimately have a more fulfilling life. If I can help you do that, then I'll consider my job as your designer a success.