The Dating Den
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Each week on the podcast, I’ll be interviewing the world’s top experts in attraction, dating, communication, sex, and relationships, as well as coaching real women LIVE, through their real life dating challenges… that are probably a lot like yours!
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057: Dating Den Episode 57 with Christine Malsbury — The Capsule Approach for Dating How to Simplify Getting Dressed for a Date in 5 Minutes or Less
Do your clothes look the way you feel? We should all be expressing our personal flair, even in a professional environment. Christine Malsbury shares her amazing tips and tricks for expressing your personal identity through your clothes. And believe it or not, it’s all about the quality of the clothes, not the quantity. Christine has spent decades on creative transformations and supporting individuals in institutions in their journey towards "authentic voice", style, beauty and productive systems. In 2015, she launched her Brazen Beauty Movement. Consulting with women on style and wardrobe transformation, professional business development, communication, image, and visibility strategies. She was a Professor at Vassar and her own clothing conundrum led her to create a Girl Boss Closet. Your Clothes Should Match Your Personal Identity [8:47] As a Ph.D., Christine felt she had to look a certain way but it stifled her essence. She says clothing is about personal identity but it’s also about belonging. There is a beauty-industry media complex in the US. Women are exposed to airbrushed beauty or the reaction to it which is ‘sweatpants’. The middle ground had been obliterated from our national consciousness. The essence of Christine’s Brazen Beauty Movement is that you can be awesome and smart and good at what you do and be pretty, it's all okay. She felt like she couldn't be beautiful and be smart at the same time. She had compounding messages around what women's beauty should be. Quality Over Quantity [17:56] What we wear is a careful dance between fully and authentically expressing who we are and expressing to people strategically what we want them to understand about us. On a date, a woman should feel really good in her clothes. A woman should wear something that makes her feel her best. Buying higher quality pieces and not tons and tons of clothes. The quality is something that gets communicated right away and the price per item goes down the more you wear it.