As I edit this issue, I’m also mentally listing down the many fashion pieces I’d like to own this season. Yes, knowing firsthand what to buy before they hit the stores is one of the upsides of working in CLEO. Aside from the fact that you get to own new clothes, shoes and bags, fashion seasons always excite me because a wardrobe update often presents an opportunity for a personality makeover. It’s often that by trying something different or something that intimidates you, you tend to discover another side to who you are. To that end, I couldn’t find more faults with the perception that fashion is shallow because if it hadn’t been for my style adventures, I’d never have discovered that wearing clashing prints is like hanging abstract art on your body or that horizontal lines are more slimming than it is unflattering on a curvy frame or that a pair of heels can give you that much-needed boost of confidence. Fashion has this knack of making outside changes that impact an inner transformation. Regardless of whether the experiments become fashion tribulations or faux pas, they make you more open to changes that might just alter your course in life. So as you flip through this amazing issue chock-full of Spring/Summer 2014 trends, I hope you’ll discover new fashion statements that make you look amazing as well as reveal a new You! Besides, Cinderella is proof that a pair of shoes can change your life.
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