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Beauty is in The Eye of The Beholder

Black + White diamond pattern sweater (old), Forever21 jeans (compared), Vintage sunglasses (seen here - similar), Multi-chain necklace, Express color block envelope clutch (old), Black suede open-toe booties (similar - love these too)

Last weekend, I re-watched one of my favorite movies - The Devil Wears Prada. It's one movie that I never tire of. The one liners are so comical yet, cast light on the reality of how some people think and truly are. For some unknown reason, this time around, some of the lines really stuck in my mind in a thought provoking way. Imperceptibly, it triggered in me that I'm the Andy Sachs amongst the "it" bloggers in the blogosphere. Don't ask me why, as no one has said anything negative about my blog. In fact, I receive innumerable positive compliments about the blog. I just wish they'd pen their feedback by commenting on the blog itself, but they don't. It could be that's one of the reasons why some of those lines in the movie elicited my split second thought.

In any event, here are some of the lines (not necessarily in order) from the movie that sadly gives you a glimpse into the world behind the fashion magazines (which are not exaggerated at all):

Nigel: "{whistles at Emily, whispers} 'who's that'?"

Emily: "that, {points at Andy} I can't even talk about"

Emily: "remember, you and I have totally different jobs. I mean you get coffee. And you run errands. Yet I'm... and in charge of her schedule, her appointments and her expenses, and most importantly, um, I get to go with her to Paris for fashion week in the fall. I get to wear couture and go to all the shows and all the parties and meet all the designers..."

Nigel: "who is this sad little person?"

Nigel: "listen 6!" {referring to her size, which he said was the new 14}

Miranda Priestly: "do you know why I hired you? I always hire the same girl - stylish, slender, of course worships the magazine. But so often, they turn out to be - I don't know - disappointing and um...stupid. So you, with that impressive resume and the big speech about your so-called work ethic - I thought you would be different. I said to myself, 'go ahead. Take chance. Hire the smart, fat girl.'{clears throat} I had hope. My God, I live on it. Anyway, you ended up disappointing me more than, um - any of the other silly girls."

Nigel: "Okay. Now, Chanel. You're in desperate need of Chanel. Darling, shall we? We have to get to the beauty department, and God knows how long that's going to take."

Andy Sachs: {seeing Nigel with a black gown} "I love that! Will that fit me?"

Nigel: "a little Crisco and some fishing wire and we'll be in business."

The power of the tongue can either build up or tear down. How do you use yours?

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