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Guest Post: Is the red carpet an “insane” beauty pageant?

Magazines, newspapers and websites are crammed with glossy images of celebrities posing at film premieres, awards ceremonies or the latest hotspot openings. This constant parade has led actress Jennifer Saunders to refer to the red carpet as ‘the new beauty pageant’. She argues that it encourages people to judge celebs, and particularly women, solely on how they look. Are we all just getting a fun fashion fix when we check out those gorgeous gowns, or is there a more sinister side to our curiosity? While everyone is keen to find out who scooped the main prizes at big awards ceremonies, almost as much attention is paid to the way celebrities dress for the occasion. Perhaps this isn’t surprising – when your wardrobe is full of office wear like pencil skirts and smart Clarks shoes, checking out some stunning gowns can serve as the perfect chance to escape to a more glamorous world. Just because you don’t like one dress as much as the other doesn’t mean you’re judging the woman wearing it. Similarly, acknowledging someone’s …

“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert

Let It be (B)eautiful: There’s nothing sexier than a man enjoying a meal you have just prepared for him. The satisfaction of knowing you have completely pleased him is worth the amount of time you spent slaving over that stove. Surprise your man with a romantic home cooked meal, maybe even a sexy outfit you know he would like, and he will be kissing your feet. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Let it be (A)uthentic: I see so many women completely lose themselves in relationships. I in fact have been a victim to that myself. I thought he knew what was best for me. I thought I had to love him more than myself and that all of my time should be devoted to his needs. However over time, I grew strength as a woman and realized that real love, does not mean you have to forget who you are, or put aside your values, needs and wants so the other person can be happy. Real love is being able to SHARE all those things with your partner without …