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!
Yvee25th Apr 2014 - 5:29 am
I just recently came across (and started following) your blog, and I love your style! Not to mention that you are absolutely stunning! I am also a firm believer in always presenting myself the best I can, and taking pride in my appearance!
The Glambassador25th Apr 2014 - 12:33 pm
Thank you so much for your kind words! And thank you for following my blog. I hope you will enjoy all my posts. Have a beautiful day!
Michelle26th Apr 2014 - 2:07 am
I found you by researching Eshakti( assume you’re a fan buy the number of dresses you have) – but wow, your style is amazing and I’m so incredibly motivated. You look marvelous!
ps. I’m from Philadelphia and I def. want to check out some of the events you featured.
The Glambassador26th Apr 2014 - 12:38 pm
I’m so glad you found me. Yes I LOVE eShakti, I have several of their dresses. I travel to Philadelphia from time to time, your should like my Facebook page to stay updated on any events I’m attending.
Have a beautiful day!
Amanda15th Dec 2015 - 10:03 pm
Hi there! First of all, I just wanted to tell you that you’ve got absolutely killer style – so elegant and fun!
Second, I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award – it’s an award aimed at encouraging support between bloggers and bringing attention to up-and-coming blogs! For all the info, head over to https://bunnygrumbles.wordpress.com/2015/12/15/we-interrupt-this-broadcast-ive-been-nominated-for-the-liebster-award/
Casey3rd Jun 2016 - 6:08 pm
I just now discovered you! I’m in AWE! Besides having a gorgeous pale complexion (like ME), it is such an inspiration to see a real size woman dressed in beautiful flattering clothes. I would love to have information about where and how to find such beautiful clothes for my size as well.
OH! And you must share your makeup (foundation) suggestions for how to display such magnificent skin, lips, and eyes
Mary Mitchell7th Sep 2020 - 9:26 am
Christine, I am glad to have discovered you on Pinterest. I too am a plus size gal, struggling to find attractive, modest clothes. If I see one more polyester maxi skirt I’ll scream! Now that I have that off my chest, summer is the hardest season for me and I’ve really appreciated seeing your beautiful dresses. They’re pretty and look so comfortable! I am definitely going to seriously check out eShaki for next summer! I love dresses and feel so feminine in them but have always struggled finding a good fit. The opportunity to have the length I want and a modest neckline and good fit is so appealing. I can’t wait to show my 91 year old mom your blog. Your look reminds me so much of her when she was young. It’ll take her down memory lane. Thank you
The Glambassador8th Sep 2020 - 8:43 am
I’m so happy you found me! I hope my blog can provide some inspiration for you. I highly recommend checking out eShakti, the customizable aspect is truly amazing. I’m sure you’ll find something that suits you.
Christy29th Jan 2023 - 8:48 pm
Hello there! I recently discovered your blog through Pinterest. I was looking for vintage hair how to videos. A pin took me straight to your YouTube video. I think you’re absolutely a gem. I am reading all of your posts. I have some vintage reproduction clothes but don’t know the resources you do. So I’m hoping to come here and learn some things from you. Thanks for all these wonderful resources.