So ladies, I was asked to create a two-minute casting call video this week and to answer a few questions on tape regarding style and aging. Turns out these are questions that I’d love to hear YOUR answers to. So after you’ve read the questions and my answers to them, jump onto the comment section and tell me what you’d have answered, okay? This whole subject of aging is one we’re all very interested in, I suspect!
1. What are you loving about being your age and this moment in life?
I love life and I feel a freedom at this age that grows every day. My senses are heightened. My capacity for love is greater. I think that’s the beauty of aging!
2. Have you made career changes over the years? What have you done? What made you change?
BK’s answer: I was lucky to have found my perfect job, Style and Wardrobe Consulting, early on. I’ve been doing this work for over thirty years. Consulting allows me to use my creativity, express beauty and help women feel great about themselves. As one client said, “What you do for me is better than therapy!”
What surprised me along the way was discovering my love of writing and how my work with clients was the perfect thing to write about. It didn’t hurt to get Oprah Winfrey’s invitation to be on her show talking about my first book when it came out, 40 Over 40: 40 Things Every Woman Over 40 Needs to Know About Getting Dressed. Nearly two decades and four more books later, I’m still writing and consulting. I won’t be retiring any time soon!
3. Tell us some of your thoughts on aging,
-What’s been bad
-What’s been good
-What surprised you the most?
BK’s answer: I am anti- anti-aging campaigns. It bothers me to see big magazine headlines or lifestyle segments on TV that talk about tips to defy the aging process. That’s silly. Let’s focus on style and how we want to express ourselves at this age, this very perfect age. Suffering comes when you try to recapture something that is gone. That energy could be used to enjoy life on life’s terms. (And eat well, exercise and get plenty of sleep!)
4. Describe your personal style
BK’s answer: My personal style is evolving over time as we all evolve. I have roots in classic elegance (80%) with flair (20%). As I age, I’m open to expressing more joy and playfulness in my style. I’ll do that with color, unique accessories and unexpected combinations.
5. Now… describe your personality? Are you type A? Easy going? Has it changed over the years? How?
BK’s answer: I’m a very curious person and someone with a lot of energy. Growing up in the Midwest, I also have a strong work ethic. So I’m probably a type A person but my aspirations are to be a Type C, D, or E person. I want to slow down and chill more. I don’t have to be “doing” all the time; I can practice “being” instead. Certainly, that’s a lesson that has come with age.
6. What was the most courageous thing you have ever done?
BK’s answer: It was courageous of me to follow my dream after getting a divorce and to trust that I could support my young family with my dream job. Recently when I lost my mother and my brother within months of each other, I had the courage to be vulnerable, to face grief head-on and to share that process with others who found comfort in my words. It takes courage to face these big girl issues, doesn’t it?
7. Finish these sentences….
My Style is ______
I won’t compromise_______
BK’s answer: My style formula is feminine dramatic; modern and playful.
I won’t compromise style for comfort. We can have both.
Can’t wait to hear what you have to say! Please share!