Paris, Paris, Paris! Today, fashion month finally came to a screeching halt in Paris, France! And I can’t wait to share all the juicy details from this adventurous month. From Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week designers Carmen Marc Valvo debuting a men’s collection, to the models of Libertine who performed piggy back rides off the runway, I saw it ALL. And I can’t wait to disclose the numerous lessons I learned along the way. Get ready for an insiders guide to the most fabulous fashion month in the world, starting this weekend!
Now, let’s start with our Bites of Style word of the day
What does vicissitude mean to you? Vicissitudes: a change or alternation, as of states or things..
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 Shows Bites of Style founder Brandy Sebastian and writer Grace Yco)
Well, it took everything in me not to lose my temper when Kirk,( my neighbor) was rude to me today. First he came over uninvited, with tons of empty threats-then he finally resorted to pulling out the race card. Yep, working in the fashion industry isn’t all fun and games, people! Often times, it gets a little cray cray!
Actually, Kirk reminded me of a fisherman stuck on catching a prized fish. He was aggressive, bitter, and crazy! And worst of all, he was prepared to win at all costs. Honestly, the entire experience was just AWFUL. Thankfully, I successfully passed the test by not losing my cool. But, to say I wasn’t tempted to have reacted not in love, would be a bold-faced lie.
At the end of the day, I gained many points in heaven-I hoped, since I maintained my composure. But just when the battle was finally over – the moment of should had been celebrated my victory, I actually started meditating on the gruesome details of my convo with crazy Kirk. And, that’s when I nearly lost my temper!
Why, you might ask? Well I’m not entirely sure myself. Perhaps, because I hated being mistreated especially when I haven’t done anything WRONG. Can I get an Amen, please?
But why would I even considered reacting crazily after the battle had already been won? When you think about it, it really doesn’t make any sense at all. But how many times have you found yourself, retelling a story to a friend just to find yourself becoming angered all over again? Yep, been there, done that and I have a t-shirt.
So how do you stop yourself from rehearsing the moments of the past? How do you stop yourself from going backwards, so you can move stylishly into the future God has for you? Well, below you will find my 3 favorite steps to take your from crazy to calm in seconds. Trust me, it really works!
1. Turn off the NOISE and MOVE ON!- So many times we rehearse the past instead of turning off the unwanted noise. The battle was over, and if I couldn’t rehash a story without getting distracted, than that particular story doesn’t need to be told at this time. Turn your back on the noise, and let the light inside of you guide the way.
2. Opposites Attract: SO instead of becoming angry, bitter, hateful, and revengeful – which I had every right to be, I looked to the light and became HAPPY, HAPPY, and just plumb silly happy!
3: Meditate to bRenewed : Sure I had a ton of things to do, but spending time with God, is one of the best thing I can do for me! Whether you pray silently or spend hours studying the bible, every bite does really count! Meditating can help you feel centered immediately, while preparing you for the battles to come.
Bite 2 Remember: 2 Timothy 2:23-25 says,” Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. 24 And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful. 25 Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to knowledge of the truth!
Here are some of my favorite moments from Fashion Month! Enjoy!
Now what about you, how do you deal with the vicissitudes of life? I would love to hear from you.
Here are a few photo from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week shows in New York and Paris Fashion Week ! And come back this weekend for more exciting bites of style from Fashion Month..
Nicolas K Collection MBFW SS15 ( Photo Credit; MBFW)