Couture Esprit, Dress Your Spirit.

Dressing to express our spirit is our way of announcing to the world who we believe we are. It doesn’t cost a million dollars to look like a million bucks. We could walk into a room wearing a gunny sack and, with our spirit-light on high, could be the best-dressed person at the ball. On the other hand, even the highest-end couture can’t compensate for a depleted Spirit. If the contents don’t match the wrapping … well, it’s like I always say, “You can sprinkle powdered sugar over a pile of poo and call it dessert, but it’s still a pile of poo.”

Fashion is all about making a statement. Whether we do it consciously or unconsciously, how we dress is an announcement to the world about how we think (or don’t think) about ourselves. Now, this isn’t about dressing yourself to prove to the world who you are pretending to be, or trying to convince people who you are, or proving a point. We’ve all had the experience of seeing someone enter a room “dressed to the nines” and looking like a million bucks on the outside, but something about their vibe just didn’t match. You couldn’t put your finger on it, but something was wrong. And then there are people who walk into a crowded room, their authentic Spirit intact, inner light shining brightly—they could be wearing a burlap sack and still look like a million bucks.

Diversity is what makes life an interesting, rich, and full-spectrum experience. If we all look alike, think alike, and act alike, the fashion industry would die, online retailers would crumble, and finding our car in the parking lot of the Mall of America would be a total nightmare. Like black-and-white photography, we need contrast to ignite imagination, fuel expression, and jump-start curiosity.

Like the canvas on which the artist is inspired to express himself or herself, people are canvases on which the Soul is inspired to express its Self. Just as an infinite number of Souls express themselves into the world, there are an infinite number of “people canvases” onto and through which these expressions are projected. I like to think of the world as an art gallery and everyone on the planet an original work of art, a unique Soul expression.

Looking like a million bucks doesn’t have to cost a million bucks. is is about accessorizing your Spirit, not maxing your credit card. Whether you’re wearing a simple piece of jewelry, a colorful silk scarf, a funky pair of thrift store shoes, a whimsical hand-painted necktie, or an imported sporty wristwatch, never leave the house without first checking in the mirror to see that you are wearing your Spirit right-side-out. e key is to dress authentic to your Spirit. Love is in the details.

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