Fashion Guest Blogger: Timarie
Welcome to a new feature I’m introducing to the blog! A few times a month, I plan to have some of my most fashionable friends write up a guest blog post talking about their personal style for me to share with my more fashion-forward readers, since I’m not terribly good at posting things like that. So please say hello to Ms. Timarie Lang, my first guest blogger! I had the pleasure of meeting Timarie through her fiance, Justin, and 6 time winner of Best Comic Shop of Orlando, A Comic Shop. I’ve never seen her with so much as a hair out of place — She’s got the grace and elegance of an old 50s film starlet, and I couldn’t think of a more perfect person to start this feature off! 🙂
My name’s Timarie, and I’m 28 years old. I’m originally from Philadelphia, PA and have been in Orlando for 8 years. I would consider my style modern rockabilly/pin-up.
I am a student advisor at a local media arts school. I also do pin-up hair and makeup for KHPhotographics and am a founding member of the Boudoir Bombshells. In my free time I enjoy modeling, making hair accessories, reading, drawing and watching the Food Network and Travel Channel (my fiance and I are obsessed with Restaurant Impossible). I live with my fiance, my best friend, and my little three-legged dog. It’s a pretty good set-up. I also really enjoy spending time with my family in St Pete, and taking advantage of our Disney passes.
I really enjoy going to classic car shows, occasionally being on the other end of the camera and modeling (Boudoir Bombshells will be releasing our second calendar at the end of September), window shopping, learning everything I can about culture (retro and otherwise), and listening to music (live or just rocking out in my car). However, I am getting married in October so that pretty much rules my life.
When I was little, my Nana would tell me stories about my Aunt Joan. She was a woman who vacuumed the house in pearls, believed self-care was just as respectful to yourself as to others, and threw amazing dinner parties. I thought ” I want to be her when I grow up!”
This woman I never met has been my driving force regarding style as well as my outlook on beauty since I first learned about her. It took many awkward years to cultivate, but my style reflects a combination of modern pieces (such as jeans, retro-inspired tops, corsets, Chuck Taylors) and classic pieces (dresses, skirts, prints from the 40’s/50’s/60’s, cuban heels, garter belts and thigh-highs).
These outfits make me feel beautiful, show off my curves and increase my confidence.
I used flashy to describe my style- generally, this would not be a positive term but I really do feel it is in this case. My look is noticeable, in that people often mention it, compliment me, or stare rudely, haha. In any event, it is not a look people see every day unless they are involved in the culture.
I feel like women are expected to be beautiful or successful, and never the twain shall meet. I also believe women are not allowed to feel good about themselves often enough. We are so shamed by our society, that no matter how you look it’s not good enough. You’re too fat, too skinny, too plain, too sexy, too dark, too light…you just can’t win.
I enjoy going boldly against that B.S. I’m beautiful AND I’m successful. I may not be a size 8, or have a giant rack, or a tiny waist- but most days I manage to feel pretty good about myself, and dressing the part helps. This is another reason I am so passionate about doing hair and makeup- it gives me the privilege of helping women see how beautiful they are.