Hello! I’m Christine ~ The Glambassador. I am a licensed esthetician, makeup artist and massage therapist, and I’ve been dressing in vintage style for almost 30 years now. My wonderful, loving and adorable husband diagnosed me with “Chronic Overdressing” early on in our relationship. Mind you he is not a physician, nor does he have any other qualifications to justify this diagnosis, save for the fact that we have been together almost 20 years and he has observed my passion…nay obsession for beautiful clothes, hats, gloves, shoes, vintage style, and above all GLAMOUR. He understands that every outing – be it to the picture show or to the grocery store – I must adorn myself in beautiful things.
I am perfectly content if not righteously proud of this “infliction” that I have. I am a firm believer that it is our duty to always present ourselves in the best manner possible. I enjoy taking the time and effort to look my best and instill a bit of glamour in my daily life.
Granted I don’t (routinely) wear ball gowns to Home Depot, but I do make a point to dress (and accessorize) well, coif my hair and put on my best face. I don’t personally see my condition as overdressing as much as I see others condition as underdressing. But to each it’s own.
I am approached quite often asking “Are you in a play?” or “Why are you so dressed up?” Normally my answer to the latter is “Because it’s (insert day of the week)!” I mean what better reason is there really?
I was raised by a fabulous mother who instilled in me at an early age how important it was to always put your best face forward. My mother donned beautiful frocks, fantastic wigs and hair pieces, false eyelashes, and “put her face on? everyday. For me this was normal and I loved it, she was the epitome of Everyday Glamour. Later in life she came to spend a lot of time in the theater as a singer and actress. She was very talented and surrounded herself with some of the most amazing and fabulous people. I am so grateful to have been exposed to this glamour at such an early age.
This is partly what I attribute my ?affliction? of chronic overdressing to, the other is my deep passion for fashion, makeup, beauty, and a simple admiration of men and women who take pride, care and effort in their appearance. I admire the fashions of the eras between 1920 and 1950 and dress in ?vintage style? every day. I put that in quotations, simply because I do not strictly wear true vintage garments. As being a woman of the curvy persuasion I find it difficult to find true vintage fashion that fits me. So I fashion modern and reproductions pieces to suit my vintage sensibilities.
I style my hair in authentic vintage styles, I wear bright red lipstick, gloves, and hats and I always carry a parasol to protect my fair skin.
This blog is my creative outlet for me to share my passion about glamour, beauty, vintage style, and fashion with all that might be interested.
I hope you enjoy!