Fashion Therapy is defined as the act, or hobby that relieves tension. Also known to produce effervescent feelings. I have been a strong proponent of Fashion Therapy as a means to improve the quality of a woman’s life. The mission of Girls Best Friend and Co is to educate women about the benefits of being well dressed as it relates to women’s health. This may sound a bit cooky. I have literally witnessed measurable changes in women’s lives for the better when they implement a focus on fashion and their appearance.
My theory was further demonstrated when I watched a “Best of Oprah” episode on the OWN network. Sundays you can catch me tuned into Super Soul Sunday’s on the OWN network. This past Sunday she aired a throw back episode of an interview with Deepak Chopra. The interview was about his book “Ageless Body Timeless Mind“. The book discusses the power of the mind in relationship to the body. How our thoughts create chemicals and influence our feelings and our health. The theory of Fashion Therapy is demonstrated when you view the video. Please just take a moment to view the first four minutes of the tape. Oprah speaks 3.29 minutes into the video about how feeling “cute” creates these happy molecules in the body. Click here to see the tape. When I saw this video I jumped up! I yelled, “YES” My Fashion Therapy theory. It is well known that being well dressed creates confidence, but I have contended for years, it’s much more than just confidence. I have observed how the changing of a woman’s wardrobe greatly improved the dynamics of the entire family structure.
We have a large variation of clients at GBF&Co. Although, we seek out those women who shun fashion. You know, the ones we spoke about who thought fashion was anti-intellectual. I have had the pleasure of acquiring clients with this belief. When I’ve dressed these women, their first look in the mirror ,was like it was their first time that they “really” saw themselves. Each time I say those words, my eyes tear up. These women see themselves as pretty, fashionable, sexy and sometimes even glamourous. Some intellectuals may think it is shallow or vain. It is neither, it’s science, it is how our brains are wired. We love things that our pleasant to the eye. It is appealing to the soul. Being well dressed create all the chemical that Dr. Deepak Chopra speaks about in the interview.
Just imagine how something as simple as a nicely tailored jacket or a flowing white blouse can create happiness. There are many challenges in the world but to think that you can create happiness or bliss with how you clothe yourself. It’s that simple.