Monday, June 29, 2015

Hate and its affects on Beauty

It's a beautiful day today. The sun is shining and it's a hot that is not too's just perfect. And if a person was not on Facebook, or was not listening to the news they would never know that this world is so full of hate.

Today I didn't even feel like dressing....I just wanted to stay in bed and curl up with the TCM channel and watch old movies. The truth is, I have 2,322 friends on Facebook. Many of them are customers, some of them are old high school friends and some are family. Over the last few weeks I have watched people put their 'opinions' on Facebook, whether they be conservative or liberal.  I have watched people bash police officers and watched people bash African Americans. I have seen the worst in all of my friends, family members and associates. This one doesn't think gay marriage should be legal, and this one doesn't think that any more immigrants should come into the country....etc etc etc...........

My father, (God rest his soul) had a saying, .....'opinions are like assholes, everybody has one'....he was a funny guy. But that's the truth. I have seen people unfriend their best friends, and block someone for their beliefs and the truth is....everybody no matter if we like it or not, is free to have their beliefs. Freedom is like a double edge sword, are free to be you......and they (the opposition)are free to be them....  that's the way freedom works. 

How does hate affect beauty?  Well...hate is an emotional dislike to the extreme. Hate can lead to violent acts, it can lead to an unhealthy body.  Hate is read on a persons face, it consumes a person and spreads into every aspect of their life. How can someone love themselves when they are consumed with hate? How can someone love you if you don't love yourself? This becomes a vicious cycle. 

Happiness makes you beautiful. It makes people want to be around you. It creates a euphoria that you feel when you are in love. Happiness makes you live longer. Why would you want it any other way? 

I beg people today...I challenge you.............................practice tolerance....compassion......peace. 
You will live longer, you will be more beautiful.....practice kindness.....and most of all......


Rose Ellen Moore
RCMoore for the Unique
Millinery and Vintage Shop
1729 W Tilghman Street
Allentown PA 18104

Thursday, June 18, 2015

And HERE WE GO AGAIN! The Fashion Police....UGH!!!!!

So...... in the news this morning....among many other sad things, like, a hate crime shooting in NC. That is so upsetting to me. Again, Rachel Dolezal, and what race she identifies with...I really don't care, Donald Trump.....(I have no words....) flesh eating bacteria found in our waters,  I mean...our world if full of hate, and it's really sad. I always look to the articles about art, fashion, fun or entertainment to relieve myself of the negativity....and here police...............ugh!

Melissa Rivers is now going to be the host of Fashion Police.  I hope that maybe it is not as cut throat as it was in the past. As you know...I am not tolerant of body shaming, making fun of peoples' short comings, or trying to fit people in a MOLD. The whole purpose of fashion is to have fun with it...sometimes the fun works, and sometimes it really does NOT....but get a sense of humor and laugh. Color is fun, and wearing sparkles, fringe and beads is fun, and making an effort to take care of yourself is commendable.

Kathy Griffin (who I love) left the show...and cited this reason:

“When I chose to step into the shoes of my beloved friend Joan Rivers at ‘Fashion Police,’ I was thrilled to continue her legacy as a woman being brash and eccentric on television,” Griffin tweeted in March. “I thought I could bring my brand of humor to ‘Fashion Police’ so that beautiful people in beautiful dresses could be teased when appropriate. My brand of humor, while unrepentant and unafraid, is all about context. There is plenty to make fun of in pop culture without bringing people’s bodies into it…I do not want to use my comedy to contribute to a culture of unattainable perfectionism and intolerance towards difference. I want to help women, gay kids, people of color and anyone who feels underrepresented to have a voice and a laugh.”

this article was taken from MSN today and below is the link:

Apparently Kathy felt like I did. I loved Joan Rivers...I thought she was a woman that was a dynamo...that's why I felt so badly when the fashion police started to bully big women, gay people, eclectic people....  why Joan?   So I stopped watching.....

When you are don't need to trash people. 

Today there was an article on Zoe is this young girl, with her own sense of style and young and beautiful. She is funky and fun....artsy and wonderful...yet the people on wonderwall on MSN decided that they should make an entire article about Zoe Kravitz: 15 Looks We Don't Understand.   Well...maybe you're not meant to "understand' her looks...maybe you just have to appreciate them for what they are. (Link below)

Sad that everyone has to be a 'judge and jury about fashion' these days.  One of the things I DO support is Huffington Posts "Best Celeb Beauty Looks of the Week'  they don't trash people...they just choose who they think is the best........  no negative vibes here...

I am appealing to people....please......we have enough hate, negativity, intolerance and injustice in this world.  Let the fashion world be a place of fun..........................

My fashion tip #1:   " Wear things that make you smile..................."

The End.

Rose Ellen Moore
1729 W Tilghman Street
Allentown PA 18018

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

showing some CLASS!

Since it is prom season, I have had more than one girl come in my shop and say, 'your dresses are not sexy enough for me'.....or...'it's not what's on the internet'..... Most of these girls come in and want short, tight, everything-sticking-out-some-kind-of-disrespectful-mess dress. Then, they have the nerve to tell me, your dresses are OLD......HA!   I have vintage dresses, back in the day women had CLASS!  They had style, beauty and respect for themselves. Many times I would go home sad and tired.  Then.....I saw this.....

This absolutely BEAUTIFUL girl, wanted to make her own dress...not only did she design it herself, but she made a dress where most of herself is covered. She is sexy, beautiful, classy, showing off her ethnic beauty.....I couldn't be more happy. Finally someone gets it!   I'm so happy that this young girl is enrolling in Parsons school of fashion.....she will go far! I have no doubt. 

Sexy is a state of mind. Sexy means you act a certain way, it's the way you talk, it's the way you move, not how many body parts are sticking out. Our shop prides itself on supporting unique styles, enhancing each individual's beauty in every different kind of way. We don't dress young girls like they are on the market, we simply don't support that. 

When I saw Kyemah's dress, it brought me back to Grace Jones, Pam Grier, Iman....the women who were strong, wore knock out clothes,and owned it. I congratulate this young girl.  I hope we hear from her again!  

Rose Ellen Moore
RCMoore for the Unique Millinery and Vintage Shop
1729 W Tilghman Street
Allentown PA 18104

Monday, June 8, 2015

out of the blue...................

I sat down to write today, and was so overwhelmed by the lack of tolerance in this world, and I was so disgusted at the news, that I didn't want to write. Everything went out of my head, and I thought....who really reads my blogs, anyway.......

Well....then the mailman walked in...and handed me a letter from SimiValley, CA.....

It read,
THANK YOU....,me? yes, me. Laura McLinn, sat and wrote a letter to ME....she liked  my tribute to Lynn Dell-Cohen, she told me her thoughts on Joan Rivers, and most of all...she took the TIME out of her day to WRITE.....not email, not text...she wrote to me on paper!

Sometimes when you think your thoughts do not matter, there is always someone out there, an angel, that thinks that you do. I publicly would like to thank Laura for giving me encouragement. It's so nice to make friends across the miles.

Today the news is ripe with malicious headlines today. A young girl jumped off a bridge because her parent publicly shamed her by cutting off her hair. Clint Eastwood, one of my favorite actors, made a non funny joke about Caitlyn Jenner..there are escaped killers and a police officer run rampant at a pool many disappointments.  Sometimes I wish I had a rocket to mars.....but....can I wear heels there? I don't think so. But anyway...out of all the negativity...Laura McLinn gave me encouragement, which is what we should do for each other in this world. Today is National Best Friend Day....
Good friends lift you up, and Laura sure did her job today. And so I encourage people, especially all females out there. Encourage each other. Today and every day. Tolerance...even when you don't agree. Politics doesn't have to play a part in your friendship.  I wish everyone a day filled with joy and color.....a day filled with good friends to encourage and support...........and today I am blessed with Laura McLinn.........thank YOU, Laura.

" and so shines a good deed in this weary world"

Rose Ellen A Moore
1729 W Tilghman Street
Allentown PA 18104

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

In Memory of a Fashion Icon

There will be a million blogs written about Lynn Dell Cohen today. Her death is such a great sadness to me there will be a little less color in this world...and a little less class......She was the epitome of glamour. She taught me to embrace who I was. She made me want to be a Grand Dame!!! I can't even say all the thoughts and feelings I have right now. All I know is, even though I didn't know her personally......I will miss her.

take a look at her video above

Her legacy to all of have some class. There is a way to handle present yourself. There is a way to respect yourself......don't lose heart and give up when you get older. Life doesn't ever have to be finished until you take your last breath.

So ladies, dress every day. Love being a woman. Accentuate what is wonderful about yourself.  Accessorize yourself to the max and love it! Dress for the show of your when the curtain drops and the crowd has memories of your performance, they will realize that they saw a hell of a show!

With loving gratitude to Lynn Dell Cohen............

RCMoore for the Unique
Millinery and Vintage shop
1729 W Tilghman Street