Eleanor Langston, beauty writer—like me, she's photographed frequently for work and is constantly surrounded by beauty-obsessed people. She also has unfairly perfect hair, but let's not get hung up on that for now. "If I have to leave the house quickly, it's the one thing I do that makes a big difference."2. "It's sad, but some outfits (billowy tops, tunics) that look fab in real life often photograph oddly because you don't get the proportion of your skinny legs.
And there are flirtation techniques that are fun for even boring marrieds (I’ve already tried a few on my husband with excellent results).
Reading Smitten is like having someone encourage you up the ladder to the high-dive and cheering, “One, two, three!
Also, my nose looks smaller when I pose to the side vs. The best description I could find for this was 'squinting slightly to create small pillows beneath your eyes'. "Many people freeze up when the camera comes out, making them stiff and awkward-looking.
I also describe it as half-moon eyes, like you see on those cute Japanamation characters."Robyn Myhr, model and photographer—OK, fine, Robyn has a leeetle advantage given her resume (oh, and her husband Bryan is a professional photographer), but I think that's just all the more reason we should steal her secrets. To help you feel relaxed, think of something funny or just giggle to yourself."2.
"I've been addicted to pop-color lips since kindergarden! "Whether it's pink, red, orange, or coral, every girl should have a go-to shade that brightens her smile in photographs. This is difficult to explain, but the main reason is that my bangs swoop to the left. "Try smiling without moving any muscle in your eyes—it feels fake, flat, and boring. Now put the both together—smile with your eyes your mouth.
When I pose on the right, the focus is on where my hair partsand it makes my forehead look bigger. "Like Tyra Banks says on , I always try to 'smile with my eyes'.
Some are funny, some will take practice, and some seem forehead-slappingly obvious.
But self-realizing has a lot to do with freeing yourself from the icky, gendered, sexist social programming that can keep you from thinking of these great ideas yourself. The core message of this book is that when you feel truly good about yourself, it is crazy attractive.
Second half outlines "brilliant flirt" techniques with some amusing stories.
Messaging is about being true unto oneself - that is what makes for all good relationships and a more interesting life.
As authors Ariel Kiley and Simone Kornfeld put it, the self-realizing woman “is the gal who continually prioritizes greater self-awareness and consciousness in her daily life” — a goal we should all take to heart.