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Creative Living With Sheryl Borden #6724

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  • 2014
  • Grade/Interest Level: 7 - 12
  • Running Time: 27 minutes
  • Described English

Synopsis:

Stylist Nancy Nix shows viewers how to select the right jeans for one’s body type. Also Loix Dor Dempriey discusses the benefits of sustainable living.

Transcript:

>> "CREATIVE LIVING," UTILIZING TODAY'S TECHNOLOGY
WITH THE BEST OF THE PAST TO BRING YOU
INNOVATIVE IDEAS AND UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION FOR CREATIVE
LIFESTYLES IN TODAY'S ACTIVE WORLD, WITH YOUR HOST, SHERYL
BORDEN.
>> I'M SO GLAD YOU JOINED ME TODAY FOR "CREATIVE LIVING."
WE'RE GOING TO LEARN HOW TO SELECT JEANS FOR DIFFERENT BODY
SHAPES AND STYLES, AND WE'LL DISCUSS WHAT WE MEAN BY
"SUSTAINABLE LIVING." FOR MANY WOMEN, THE SELECTION OF A PAIR
OF JEANS IS DIFFICULT. ONE OF MY GUESTS TODAY IS NANCY NIX-RICE,
AND SHE'S A WARDROBE CONSULTANT AND AUTHOR. NANCY WILL SHARE
SOME CONCEPTS THAT CAN GUIDE EACH WOMAN TO HER IDEAL CHOICE.
WE'LL DISCUSS COLOR, FABRIC, LEG CUT, AND STYLE DESIGNS,
AS WELL AS FIT. HER BOOK IS TITLED "LOOKING GOOD," AND IT'S
A WEALTH OF INFORMATION ON HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR BODY.
SHE LISTS SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR APPLYING CERTAIN CONCEPTS TO
FIGURE CHALLENGES THAT MANY WOMEN FACE. NANCY LIVES IN ST.
LOUIS, MISSOURI. WE'LL BEGIN THE SHOW TODAY WITH LOUIX DOR
DEMPRIEY, WHO IS A SPIRITUAL MASTER ABOUT SUSTAINABLE LIVING,
AND WHY ECO OR SUSTAINABLE LIVING IS SO IMPORTANT. HE
BELIEVES WE SHOULD LEAVE EVERY PLACE MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN WE
FOUND IT. HE'LL DISCUSS NATURAL PRODUCTS AND RENEWABLE PRODUCTS
AS OPPOSED TO BUYING SYNTHETICS, AND HE SUGGESTS WE SHOULD TAKE
STEPS TOWARD A VEGAN LIFESTYLE.
HE'S PRESIDENT AND CEO OF LOUIX DOR DEMPRIEY FOUNDATION IN
LAGUNA HILLS, CALIFORNIA. LOUIX, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH
US. I'VE NEVER HAD A SPIRITUAL MASTER ON THE SHOW. I DIDN'T
EVEN KNOW WHAT ONE DID, AND EVIDENTLY, JUST VISITING WITH
YOU, YOU'VE HAD SPIRITUAL MASTERS IN YOUR LIFE, SO IS THAT
HOW ONE STARTS?
>> AH, USUALLY. USUALLY, YOU KNOW.
>> YOU WERE JUST DRAWN TO A SEMINAR, A WORKSHOP, OR HOW DID
IT START?
>> OH, FOR ME, WELL, I HAD A--THAT'S A HARD ONE TO ANSWER,
BECAUSE THERE WERE SIGNS AND GUIDEPOSTS ALL ALONG THE WAY IN
MY LIFE, THE TURNING POINTS THAT HAPPENED.
>> I SEE.
>> BUT I HAD A MAJOR SPIRITUAL AWAKENING IN 1990. MY CROWN
OPENED, AND I WENT INTO THIS FULLY GOD-MERGED STATE WHICH IS
CALLED "SAMADHI," WHERE I HAD AN EXPERIENCE OF TOTAL
OMNISCIENCE. I COULD SEE AND HEAR EVERYTHING, AND I DIDN'T
SLEEP A WINK FOR 9 DAYS OR EAT A MORSEL OF FOOD. THERE WAS SO
MUCH CURRENT COMING THROUGH MY BODY, AND I COULD SEE
EVERYTHING, AND FAITH HEALING AWAKENED IN MY HANDS. I COULD
TOUCH PEOPLE'S BODIES AND SEE DISEASES IN THEM, AND HEALINGS
WERE HAPPENING, AND I STARTED GIVING PEOPLE I GUESS WHAT YOU
WOULD CALL PSYCHIC READINGS.
THEY'D ASK ME QUESTIONS. I COULD JUST SEE AND HEAR STUFF, AND
THEN I JUST STARTED HAVING A LOT OF--
>> DID IT SCARE YOU?
>> NO, IT WAS AWESOME!
>> UH-HUH.
>> AND THEN I STARTED HAVING THESE--MANY MYSTICAL
EXPERIENCES, ENCOUNTERS WITH ANGELS AND ASCENDED MASTERS, AND
ETs, AND COOL STUFF WAS HAPPENING, BUT THEN I STARTED
GETTING CURIOUS. WHAT'S HAPPENING TO ME? WHAT'S
HAPPENING TO ME? AND I KEPT-- >> WHAT DO I DO WITH IT?
>> I MEAN, I WAS RAISED A CATHOLIC, BUT I LEFT THE CHURCH
AT 13 BECAUSE OF CONFLICTS AND BELIEFS, AND SO I WAS ON MY
OWN ALL THOSE YEARS, AND THIS AWAKENING HAPPENED AROUND 29, 30
YEARS OLD. I'M 51 NOW, AND, UH...SO I JUST STARTED PRAYING
AT NIGHT. ALL I KNEW AT THAT TIME, 20, 30 YEARS AGO, WAS GOD,
JESUS, MARY, ANGELS, SAINTS, SO I JUST STARTED PRAYING TO THEM,
SAYING, "PLEASE, SEND ME SOMEONE WHO CAN TELL ME WHAT'S GOING
ON." AND I PRAYED EVERY, EVERY NIGHT, AND THEN EVENTUALLY I
FOUND A TEACHER AND THEN, YOU KNOW, I WON'T GET INTO THE WHOLE
STORY, BUT EVENTUALLY I GOT MYSELF TO THE FEET OF MASTERS
WHO TRAINED ME, AND NOW I TRAIN OTHER PEOPLE TO FIND THEIR OWN
SELF-MASTERY IN WHATEVER FIELDS.
NOT JUST ENLIGHTENMENT, BUT I HELP PEOPLE BECOME MASTERFUL IN
ANY AREA OF THEIR LIFE; HELP THEM BE THE BEST DENTIST THEY
CAN BE, THE BEST PSYCHOLOGIST, THE BEST PAINTER, THE BEST
ATHLETE, BECAUSE WHAT I TEACH IS SELF-PURIFICATION. I TEACH
PEOPLE HOW TO FIND INNER PEACE, HEAL ALL THEIR DEMONS AND
WOUNDS, AND JUST, AND FIND HAPPINESS IN LIFE TO BE THE BEST
THEY CAN BE.
>> WELL, THEN, HOW DID YOU GET INTO TALKING TO GROUPS ABOUT
SUSTAINABLE LIVING? THAT SOUNDS SO FAR-FETCHED.
>> WELL, I GUESS IT WOULD BE--NOT I GUESS.
IT HAPPENED AS PART OF THE EVOLUTION OF MY OWN PERSONAL
LIFE, LIVING IN CALIFORNIA, WHICH IS, YOU KNOW, THE HEALTH
AND FITNESS AND NUTRITION CAPITAL OF THE WHOLE WESTERN
HEMISPHERE, AND LIVING THERE, YOU KNOW, THAT'S WHERE IT
HAPPENED FIRST. THAT'S WHERE THE RAW MOVEMENT BEGAN. THAT'S WHERE
A LOT OF THIS STUFF BEGAN, SO IT JUST BECAME PART OF MY LIFE
SEEING IT THERE, AND IT RESONATED WITH ME. IT JUST MAKES
SENSE TO HELP THE EARTH BECOME GREEN AND STOP POLLUTING AND BE
SUSTAINABLE. YOU KNOW, USE, HELP PRESERVE THE RESOURCES OF THE
PLANET WHILE DECREASING POLLUTION IN THE BODY AND ON THE
EARTH AS WELL, AND IT'S JUST, IT'S AWESOME. AND WE REALLY NEED
TO. WE HAVE 7 BILLION PEOPLE ON THIS LITTLE BALL OF DIRT RIGHT
NOW, AND AT THE RATE OF GREED AND SELFISHNESS AND WASTE AND
CORRUPTION THAT'S HAPPENING, IT'S JUST, YOU KNOW, THE EARTH
IS NOT BUILT TO SUSTAIN THAT, SO, CONTRARY TO WHAT MANY PEOPLE
THINK, THAT THE EARTH WOULD DIE, THE EARTH'S A LIVING BEING. SHE
WOULD JUST--THE EARTH COULD SHAKE HUMANITY OFF HER LIKE A
COW SWATS A FLY ON ITS BACK. SO MOTHER EARTH IS REALLY JUST
TOLERATING THIS HUMANITY'S AWAKENING PROCESS INTO BECOMING
SUSTAINABLE.
>> SUSTAINABLE. SO I'M ASSUMING YOU REALLY TRULY BELIEVE IN,
LIKE, NATURAL FOODS, ORGANIC FOODS.
>> ABSOLUTELY, YEAH. NOT USING PESTICIDES AND POISONS AND USING
NATURAL PRODUCTS, DECREASING THE USE OF PLASTICS, WHICH NEVER
BREAK DOWN. I MEAN, THEY SAY PLASTIC TAKES
A THOUSAND YEARS TO DECOMPOSE, BUT IT ACTUALLY ONLY
BREAKS INTO SMALLER PIECES. IT NEVER ROTS.
>> TOTALLY.
>> IT'S NOT COMPOSTABLE, WHICH IS AN
INTERESTING POINT, TOO. I LIKE TO RECOMMEND TO PEOPLE, WHEN
THEY SAY BUY RECYCLABLE PRODUCTS, I TEND TO ASK PEOPLE
TO GO ONE STEP FURTHER. LOOK FOR THE WORD "COMPOSTABLE," BECAUSE
"RECYCLABLE" IS ACTUALLY A BIT OF A EUPHEMISM. IF SOMETHING CAN
BREAK INTO SMALLER PIECES, THEY'LL SAY IT'S RECYCLABLE, BUT
COMPOSTABLE MEANS IT WILL GO BACK TO THE EARTH, BACK TO DIRT.
>> AND SOMETIMES THOSE ARE USED INTERCHANGEABLY.
>> THEY'RE USED SYNONYMOUSLY, AND THEY'RE NOT.
"COMPOSTABLE" IS ACTUALLY--"RECYCLABLE" IS GOOD;
"COMPOSTABLE" IS EVEN BETTER.
BUT "RECYCLABLE" IS BETTER THAN WASTE, BECAUSE THEY CAN ALSO GO
TO RECYCLING PLANTS TO BE MELTED DOWN AND CLEANSED AND MADE INTO
NEW PRODUCTS.
>> UH-HUH.
>> AND THERE ARE A LOT OF SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS WE CAN
USE--GRASSES AND BAMBOO, WHICH IS A GRASS THAT GROWS SO FAST
AND IT MAKES GREAT WOOD AND GREAT PRODUCTS,
AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO CUT DOWN A 500-YEAR-OLD TREE.
BAMBOO GROWS AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT; I MEAN, IT'S
JUST SO FAST. RATHER THAN CUTTING DOWN A 3,000--
>> SO THAT GOES INTO HOME FURNISHINGS. I WAS THINKING
JUST A GARDEN OUT THERE TO GROW YOUR OWN FOOD.
>> YOU KNOW, A REDWOOD TREE IS OLDER THAN JESUS, SO THEY'RE
3,000 OR 4,000 YEARS OLD, SO WHY MAKE A PICNIC TABLE OUT OF A
3,000-YEAR-OLD TREE WHEN YOU CAN MAKE ONE OUT OF SOMETHING
ELSE--PINE OR BAMBOO OR WHATEVER?
>> CAN BE REPLENISHED.
>> AGAIN, IT GETS BACK TO--WE TALKED IN SOME OF THE OTHER
SEGMENTS WHEN YOU HAD ME ON ABOUT DOING THINGS THAT MOVE IN
THE DIRECTION OF, YOU KNOW, OF BETTER LIVING, OF HIGHER LIVING.
SO IF YOU DON'T WANT TO GIVE UP CERTAIN PRODUCTS, AT LEAST FIND
BETTER CHOICES FOR THOSE ONES SO THAT YOU MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO
THE WORLD AND HELP DECREASE POLLUTION, INCREASE
SUSTAINABILITY AND PRESERVE THE RESOURCES OF THE PLANET. THERE
ARE SO MANY WAYS TO DO THAT THAT ARE SO, SO EASY.
>> UH-HUH.
>> AND REDUCTION, REDUCING THE AMOUNT OF PLASTIC WE USE AS MUCH
AS WE CAN.
>> WHICH GOES INTO ALSO REDUCING ENERGY USAGE, TOO.
>> YEAH.
>> WHICH IS EASY TO DO.
>> YOU KNOW, KEEP BAGS AT HOME TO GO TO THE STORE, YOU KNOW. I
KEEP--WE KEEP CANVAS BAGS AND PAPER BAGS AND USE PAPER BAGS IN
YOUR TRASH BIN INSTEAD OF PLASTIC. HOW DIFFICULT IS THAT?
IT'S SO MUCH EASIER.
>> AND I THINK PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE BIGGER CITIES ARE MORE
AWARE OF THAT THAN THOSE OF US IN THE SMALL TOWNS.
>> POSSIBLY. MAYBE YOU SEE IT MORE IN THE CITIES, BUT ANY TIME
YOU DRIVE BY A DUMP YOU SEE IT FOR SURE.
>> UH-HUH.
>> I KNOW THAT THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO JUST ABOLISHED THE USE
OF ALL PLASTIC BAGS ABOUT A YEAR OR TWO AGO.
>> IS THAT RIGHT? AND ARE THEY FINED? I KNOW SOME PLACES
THEY'RE FINED.
>> THEY MIGHT BE. I DON'T KNOW THE DETAILS OF IT, BUT I JUST
THINK THAT'S A PHENOMENAL HISTORICAL TURNING POINT, AND I
THINK A COUPLE OF CITIES HAVE ALREADY FOLLOWED SUIT SINCE
THEN. BUT THAT'S REALLY GOOD STUFF.
>> UH-HUH.
>> BUT AGAIN, YOU CAN TAKE STEPS BY HAVING--NOT USING PLASTIC
BAGS IN YOUR BIN. USE PAPER.
HAVE SHOPPING BAGS YOU TAKE RATHER THAN GETTING ONES THERE.
>> REUSABLE.
>> THERE ARE STEPS THAT YOU CAN TAKE THAT MAKE A HUGE, HUGE
IMPACT. WE HAVE IN THIS COUNTRY ALONE, I BELIEVE, UH, LAST
FIGURE I READ A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO WAS 86 BILLION PLASTIC
BOTTLES GO TO LANDFILL, JUST IN THE U.S.
>> WOW!
>> YOU KNOW?
>> UH-HUH. AND IT REALLY, IT'S UP TO EACH ONE OF US TO BE THE
EXAMPLE. WE DON'T HAVE TO SAY, WELL, WAIT UNTIL WE'RE FINED, OR
WAIT UNTIL THE NEIGHBOR STARTS DOING THIS. WE CAN BE
THE EXAMPLE.
>> YEAH, YOU HAVE TO ADOPT THE "IT'S ALL UP TO ME," YOU KNOW,
THE POWER OF ONE. LOOK AT OVER TIME IN HISTORY HOW MANY
INDIVIDUAL PEOPLE HAVE CHANGED THE COURSE OF HUMANITY: LINCOLN,
MARTIN LUTHER KING, GANDHI, JESUS, BUDDHA. I MEAN, ONE
PERSON HAS THE POWER TO AFFECT THE WHOLE PLANET. MOTHER
TERESA. WE ALL DO, WE ALL DO.
SO IT'S BETTER TO THINK "IT'S ALL UP TO ME" RATHER
THAN "WE ALL NEED TO" OR WAITING FOR SOME POLITICIAN TO
PASS SOMETHING.
>> UH-HUH.
>> EVERYONE MAKES A DIFFERENCE, BECAUSE WE'RE ALL
INTERCONNECTED. I ALWAYS SAY THERE'S REALLY ONLY ONE PERSON
ON THE PLANET FRAGMENTED INTO 7 BILLION PARTS. EVERYTHING WE DO
AFFECTS EVERYONE EVERYWHERE ELSE, WHETHER WE KNOW IT OR
THINK IT. AND IN THAT ONENESS PRINCIPLE--THIS MIGHT
BE A LITTLE FAR-FETCHED FOR SOME PEOPLE, BUT I'M
GOING TO SAY IT ANYWAY--YOU KNOW, IF SOMEONE DUMPS--YOU
KNOW, IS DRIVING DOWN THE STREET AND DUMPS THEIR ASHTRAY, THEIR
CIGARETTE BUTTS OUT ONTO THE STREET, SOMEWHERE ON ANOTHER
PART OF THE WORLD AN OIL TANKER MIGHT HAVE RUN AGROUND THAT WAS
CAUSED BY THAT TO SOME DEGREE.
YOU KNOW, AND EVERYTHING WE DO AFFECTS EVERYTHING ELSE, SO THE
CONVERSE IS TRUE, TOO. WE HAVE-- ONE OF OUR INITIATIVES WE
STARTED IS A GLOBAL CLEANUP, WHERE WE HAVE TRASH PICKUPS ALL
OVER THE WORLD, AND WHEN YOU PICK UP TRASH, YOU JUST MIGHT
HAVE AVERTED AN OIL SPILL SOMEWHERE ELSE, OR YOU MIGHT
HAVE AVERTED A CAR ACCIDENT SOMEWHERE ELSE. YOU KNOW, LIKE
WHEN PEOPLE STOP HITTING THEIR CHILDREN, SOMEWHERE ELSE IN THE
WORLD SOME MAN WILL NO LONGER BEAT HIS WIFE BECAUSE YOU
STOPPED HITTING YOUR CHILDREN.
SO EVERYTHING WE DO GOES INTO THE COLLECTIVE. HAVE YOU HEARD
OF THE 100th MONKEY PRINCIPLE?
>> NO.
>> IT'S AN ACTUAL, STATISTICAL, BEHAVIORAL PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDY
THAT WAS DONE THAT IF A MONKEY IS TAUGHT TO DO A CERTAIN
BEHAVIOR--LET'S SAY, YOU KNOW, SCRATCHING ITS HEAD THIS WAY OR
SOMETHING--I'M JUST MAKING ONE UP--ANOTHER MONKEY WILL SEE IT
AND START IMITATING. ANOTHER MONKEY WILL SEE IT. ONCE 100
MONKEYS ARE DOING IT--AND THIS IS STATISTICALLY TESTED AND
PROVEN--ALL OF A SUDDEN, MONKEYS ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE DOING IT
WHO DID NOT WITNESS THAT AND WERE NEVER TAUGHT OR SHOWN
THAT, WHICH PROVES THE POWER OF ONE.
>> UH-HUH.
>> SO THAT IF ONE PERSON MAKES A DIFFERENCE AND SAYS, "I'LL BE
THE MODEL. I'LL BE THE EXAMPLE," PEOPLE WILL START TAKING IT ON.
LIKE WHEN WE GO ON OUR TRASH PICKUPS, SOMETIMES STRANGERS
WILL JUST JOIN IN. OR THEY'LL COME AND SAY, "THAT'S SO
BEAUTIFUL," AND DA DA DA DA DA.
AND THEN PEOPLE START DOING IT, AND THEN WHAT HAPPENS IS
POLLUTION STARTS GOING DOWN AND OTHER PEOPLE STOP LITTERING, AND
OTHER PEOPLE START PICKING UP TRASH. THEY WAKE UP ONE DAY AND
IT'S, "YOU KNOW WHAT? I'M GOING TO PICK UP TRASH." OR THEY DO IT
UNCONSCIOUSLY. THEY WALK DOWN THE STREET, AND THEY SEE
SOMETHING, THEY SAY, "OH, THERE'S AN EMPTY BOTTLE THERE."
AND WHERE THEY NORMALLY WOULD HAVE WALKED OVER IT, THEY'LL
PICK IT UP AND PUT IT IN A BIN.
>> UH-HUH. I'VE SEEN THAT HAPPEN.
>> THAT'S THE 100th MONKEY PRINCIPLE. BECAUSE WE'RE ALL
INTERCONNECTED IN EVERYTHING WE SAY, DO, THINK, AND FEEL, WHICH
ARE THE 4 LEVELS ON WHICH WE CREATE, AFFECTS EVERYONE ELSE ON
THE PLANET.
>> IT MAKES SENSE.
>> AND THAT'S WHY THE TINIEST CHANGES FOR IMPROVEMENT,
SELF-IMPROVEMENT, HAVE SUCH A HUGE IMPACT ON THE WORLD.
>> BUT IT ALL BEGINS WITH ONE.
>> IT ALL BEGINS WITH ME. "IT'S ALL UP TO ME" IS THE WAY TO LIVE
AND NOT WAIT FOR EVERYBODY ELSE.
>> THAT'S RIGHT. THANK YOU SO MUCH. I APPRECIATE GETTING A
CHANCE TO TALK TO YOU.
>> THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.
>> NANCY, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US, AND I'M SO
EXCITED WHEN YOU SAID WE WERE GOING TO TALK ABOUT JEANS,
BECAUSE I CAN'T IMAGINE HOW WE EVER LIVED BEFORE DENIM AND
JEANS CAME INTO THE WORLD OF FASHION.
>> WELL, THEY CERTAINLY ARE A STAPLE IN EVERYONE'S WARDROBE,
BUT AS YOU KNOW IF YOU'VE EVER PEOPLE-WATCHED AT THE MALL,
THERE ARE PEOPLE DOING IT REALLY WELL AND PEOPLE DOING IT REALLY
NOT WELL AT ALL. SO PEOPLE CONSTANTLY ASK ME, WHAT'S THE
PERFECT JEAN?
>> SURE.
>> AND THE BAD NEWS IS I CAN'T GIVE THEM ONE ANSWER, BECAUSE
THE PERFECT JEAN FOR SUSIE MAY NOT BE THE PERFECT JEAN FOR HER
NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOR. BUT WHAT WE CAN TALK ABOUT IS, WHAT ARE THE
DIFFERENT COMPONENTS THAT GO INTO CHOOSING GREAT JEANS FOR
ANY INDIVIDUAL?
>> AND THEN WHEN WE'RE LOOKING AND TRYING ON, WE CAN
KEEP THOSE CONCEPTS IN MIND.
>> ABSOLUTELY. YOU CAN ELIMINATE 95% OF THE JEANS THAT YOU KNOW
AREN'T GOING TO WORK ON YOU, AND IT CERTAINLY MAKES THE HUNT A
LOT EASIER.
>> OK, GOOD.
>> SO THE FIRST FACTOR WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT IS THE COLOR OF
THE JEANS, OR WHAT IN JEANS LINGO WE CALL THE "WASH" OF THE
JEAN, AND I BROUGHT SEVERAL EXAMPLES. THEY'RE ALL IN THE
DARKER CATEGORY, BUT DO YOU SEE HOW, OF THE GROUP, THIS ONE IS A
SLIGHTLY LIGHTER WASH, AND IT'S NOT ONLY A SLIGHTLY FADED WASH,
BUT IT'S ALSO A FINISH THAT'S BEEN HAND-SANDED. SO DO YOU SEE
HOW HERE AT THE CENTER OF THE LEG AND HERE AT THE LITTLE
SIT-DOWN LINES, IT'S BEEN MECHANICALLY TREATED TO GIVE IT
THE LOOK AS IF IT'S BEEN WORN AND LOVED IN SOMEONE'S WARDROBE
FOR A LONG TIME.
>> AND IT'S SOFTER SOMETIMES.
>> AND IT'S SOFTER IN THE FABRIC AS WELL. AND SO THIS IS A MORE
RELAXED KIND OF A JEAN LOOK.
IT'S MORE CASUAL. IT'S MAYBE KICK-AROUND-ON-THE-WEEKEND KIND
OF LOOK. THERE'S A NEAT LITTLE TRICK ABOUT THIS HAND SANDING,
THOUGH. BECAUSE IT BRINGS THE WEAR HERE ON THE CENTER PART OF
THE THIGH, DO YOU SEE HOW THE COLOR FADES JUST A LITTLE DARKER
TO THE OUTSIDE AND THE INSIDE OF THE LEG? WHEN YOU PUT THAT ON,
IT MAKES YOUR LEGS LOOK THINNER AND LONGER, AND WHO DOESN'T WANT
A LITTLE LESS MEAT ON OUR THIGHS, FOR GOODNESS'S SAKE? SO
THIS IS THE MORE CASUAL END OF DENIM.
>> EVEN THOUGH IT IS A SLIM FIT, IT WOULD STILL BE CONSIDERED A
MORE CASUAL JEAN.
>> ABSOLUTELY.
>> OK.
>> THEN WE'LL LOOK AT ONE THAT'S JUST A DARKER WASH. SO THIS
STARTED OUT AS A DARKER COLOR.
IT'S HAND-SANDED, BUT A LITTLE BIT LESS SO, AND THAT GIVES IT
A DRESSIER PROFILE THAN THE FIRST ONE WE LOOKED AT. WHAT
KEEPS THIS ONE IN STILL A RELATIVELY CASUAL RANGE IS THE
CONTRASTING TOP STITCHING.
>> AND SOMETIMES WE MIGHT WANT THAT, OR SOME BODY STYLES AND
SOME MIGHT NOT.
>> ABSOLUTELY.
SO OUR NEXT EXAMPLE IS A REALLY DARK BLUE INDIGO
WASH, A REALLY DARK NAVY ALMOST TO BLACK, AND YOU'LL NOTICE THAT
ON THIS ONE THE TOP STITCHING IS NOT A CONTRAST. IT'S ACTUALLY
THE SAME COLOR AS THE JEANS THEMSELVES, WHICH ELEVATES IT
ALMOST INTO A CASUAL TROUSER AS OPPOSED TO A DRESSIER JEAN. SO
IT STILL GIVES YOU JEAN FIT, JEAN COMFORT, SORT OF THAT JEAN
VIBE, BUT AT THE HIGH END OF THE SPECTRUM BECAUSE OF THE MATCHING
TOP STITCHING. NOW, ONE THING TO KNOW ABOUT THIS SUPER-DARK WASH
IS THAT IT'S VERY HARD FOR ANY FABRIC TO RETAIN THAT SUPER-DARK
COLOR, SO YOU WANT TO THINK ABOUT WASHING THESE ALWAYS
TURNED INSIDE OUT SO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE FABRIC ISN'T GETTING
ANY ABRASION, AND YOU ALWAYS WANT TO WASH THEM IN COLD WATER.
AND THEN, IF AFTER MONTHS OR YEARS OF WEARING, THE COLOR
STARTS TO DIMINISH, JUST A LITTLE PACKAGE OF NAVY BLUE DYE
THAT YOU CAN BUY AT YOUR CRAFT STORE, AND YOU CAN DYE IT RIGHT
BACK TO THAT DARKEST COLOR EASIER THAN MOST PEOPLE WOULD
IMAGINE.
>> AND WHEN I FIRST SAW THIS, I REALLY DID THINK THIS WAS A
TROUSER, AND YOU WERE GOING TO--BECAUSE WITH A BLAZER AND
SOME NICE JEWELRY, THIS COULD REALLY BE DRESSED UP.
>> OH, IT COULD BE A VERY DRESSED-UP LOOK, AND IN MANY,
MANY WORKPLACES THESE DAYS, ESPECIALLY IN CREATIVE FIELDS,
JEANS AT WORK, AS LONG AS THEY'RE NICE ONES, ARE PERFECTLY
APPROPRIATE. NOW, ANOTHER DIRECTION IN FASHION RIGHT NOW
IN JEANS...
>> I LIKE THOSE.
>> IS DOING JEANS IN FUN COLORS, SO I BROUGHT THESE
LITTLE CRIMSON CORDS TO TALK ABOUT. THIS IS A SUPER BABY WALE
CORDUROY. FABRIC DOESN'T HAVE TO BE DENIM FOR PANTS TO BE JEANS.
THE JEANS IS DEFINED REALLY BY THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE GARMENT.
BUT AN IMPORTANT THING TO KNOW ABOUT THESE BRIGHT COLORS ON THE
BOTTOM OF OUR BODY, BECAUSE THEY'RE VERY ATTENTION-GRABBING
AND BECAUSE USUALLY OUR BACKSIDE IS NOT, HONESTLY, THE PART OF
OUR ANATOMY THAT WE WANT TO BE THE MOST OF A FOCAL POINT, IF
YOU STICK TO VERSIONS OF THOSE BRIGHT COLORS THAT ARE TONED
DOWN JUST A LITTLE BIT, THE EFFECT WILL BE MUCH MORE
FLATTERING. SO, YES, THESE ARE RED, BUT CAN YOU SEE HOW THEY'RE
A MORE MUTED, SUBDUED RED AND NOT THAT--
>> CHRISTMAS RED.
>> CHRISTMAS RED OR FIRE-TRUCK RED, SO THE MORE SUBTLE COLOR OF
THE BRIGHT COLOR IS REALLY THE WAY TO GO.
>> AND I NOTICED THESE HAVE SOME STRETCH IN THESE. I WAS THINKING
THAT WOULD BE GREAT.
>> THE NEXT COMPONENT I WANTED TO TALK ABOUT WAS THE FIBER
CONTENT IN THE JEANS THAT WE CHOOSE. BECAUSE MOST JEANS ARE,
AS THEIR BASE FIBER, MADE FROM COTTON, WHICH IS WONDERFUL. IT'S
ABSORBENT, IT'S BREATHABLE, IT'S DURABLE, BUT WHEN YOU ADD A
LITTLE COMPONENT OF SPANDEX, ABOUT 5% OF SPANDEX OR ANY OTHER
STRETCHABLE FIBER, YOU START TO GET THAT FLEX TO THE FABRIC.
>> OH, I DIDN'T EVEN THINK ABOUT THAT ONE.
>> EVERY SINGLE PAIR OF THESE HAS THAT.
>> SO LOOK ON THE LABEL.
>> A LITTLE BIT OF FLEX. SO CHECK THE LABEL AND GIVE IT A
LITTLE CROSS-WISE TUG, BECAUSE THE SPANDEX IS IMPORTANT WHEN WE
START TO GET THAT TRUE JEAN FIT.
WHEN IN THE NAME OF COMFORT WE WEAR JEANS THAT ARE A LITTLE BIT
BAGGY, UNFORTUNATELY THE LOOK IS A LITTLE DOWDY AND A LITTLE
MATRONLY, AND NOT REALLY THE KIND OF HIP, WITH-IT LOOK THAT
JEANS ARE ALL ABOUT. WITH THE SPANDEX YOU CAN GET THAT MUCH
MORE BODY-CONSCIOUS FIT AND STILL HAVE IT BE PERFECTLY
COMFORTABLE.
YOU CAN BEND OVER, YOU CAN SIT DOWN. YOU DO WANT TO CAP
THAT SPANDEX AT ABOUT 5%, THOUGH, BECAUSE IF YOU GET MUCH
MORE THAN THAT, WHAT HAPPENS THEN WITH WEAR, THE FABRIC
STARTS TO RELAX, AND RELAX A LITTLE MORE...
>> SAGGY AND SAGGING.
>> AND IT GOES FROM KIND OF HIP AND SEXY TO KIND OF SLOUCHY
AND THEN ALL THE WAY TO SLOPPY, SO SPANDEX IS GOOD, BUT IT'S NOT
ONE OF THOSE CASES WHERE IF A LITTLE IS GOOD, A LOT IS EVEN
BETTER. THEN THE OTHER CRITICAL COMPONENT ABOUT A PAIR OF JEANS
IS THE FIT, ESPECIALLY THROUGH THE LEG. JEANS ARE DESIGNED TO
FIT SO THAT THEY SKIM YOUR THIGHS, PRETTY SLEEK, AND UNLIKE
A CLASSIC TROUSER THAT'S GEARED TO FIT OUT OVER THE CURVE OF
YOUR DERRIERE AND THEN FALL RELATIVELY STRAIGHT, JEANS ARE
DESIGNED TO HUG IN UNDER, SO THEY SHOULD BE CARESSING THE
BACK OF YOUR THIGHS. HOW'S THAT?
>> THAT SOUNDS GOOD.
>> AND THAT'S GOING TO GIVE YOU A LONGER, LEANER LOOK. THEN,
WHEN YOU GET FROM THE KNEE DOWN, YOU HAVE TWO DIFFERENT OPTIONS.
THE FIRST IS-- >> OH, THOSE SKINNY--
>> A SKINNY JEAN, A STYLE THAT CONTINUES TO NARROW ALL THE WAY
DOWN TO THE ANKLE. NOW, SO MANY WOMEN THAT I WORK WITH IN MY
IMAGE PRACTICE ARE REALLY SCARED TO DO SKINNY JEANS AND
THEY WON'T EVEN TRY THEM ON, BECAUSE THEY'RE SURE THAT IT'S
GOING TO MAKE THEIR HIPS LOOK WIDER. I'M HERE TO SAY DON'T
KNOCK IT IF YOU HAVEN'T TRIED IT. WE ARE SO GEARED TO BE
OVERLY CRITICAL OF OUR HIPS, AND FOR MANY, MANY, MANY WOMEN OF
EVERY AGE AND EVERY BODY TYPE, SKINNY JEANS OFTEN HAVE THE
POTENTIAL TO REALLY NARROW AND ELONGATE YOUR LEGS, WHICH IS
VERY FLATTERING. SO DON'T DECIDE WITHOUT TRYING THAT YOU CAN'T
WEAR SKINNY JEANS. ANOTHER GREAT ASPECT OF SKINNY JEANS IS THAT
BECAUSE THEY TAPER TO THE ANKLE, THEY HAVE TO END AT THE ANKLE.
YOU'RE NOT TRYING TO BRING THEM DOWN OVER YOUR FOOT, SO THAT
MEANS THE VERY SAME PAIR OF SKINNY JEANS CAN BE THE RIGHT
LENGTH TO WEAR WITH FLATS OR THE RIGHT LENGTH TO WEAR WITH LITTLE
DRESSIER HEELS, OR THE RIGHT LENGTH TO WEAR WITH A TALLER,
LITTLE SHORT BOOTIE THAT ARE SO POPULAR RIGHT NOW, WITHOUT
HAVING TO HAVE MULTIPLE PAIRS OR RE-HEM THEM.
>> AND YOU CAN ALMOST PICTURE GOING FROM CASUAL, MAYBE WORK,
AND EVEN DRESSIER, SO THE HIGHER THE HEEL, THE DRESSIER THAT JEAN
BECOMES.
>> ABSOLUTELY. AND THE OTHER OPTION IS A BOOT-CUT JEAN, AND
YOU HEAR REALLY WIDELY IN JEAN LITERATURE THAT BOOT CUTS ARE
WONDERFUL BECAUSE THAT FLARE AT THE BOTTOM BALANCES OUT FULLNESS
AT YOUR HIPS. AND THAT'S TRUE, BUT WITH A LITTLE DISCLAIMER
THAT YOU DON'T HEAR SO OFTEN AND THAT IS THAT AS A BOOT CUT
GETS WIDER AND WIDER, IT PULLS DOWN ON THE WHOLE LOOK AND THAT
WIDTH AT THE BOTTOM CAUSES YOUR LEGS TO LOOK SHORTER. NOW, IT'S
HARD FOR YOUR WHOLE LOWER BODY TO LOOK TRIM IF YOUR LEGS ARE
LOSING LENGTH, SO WHEN YOU'RE CHOOSING BOOT-CUT JEANS, YOU
WANT TO LOOK FOR ONES LIKE THIS THAT KICK OUT THERE NEAR THE
ANKLE, BUT ONLY SLIGHTLY. WHEN A BOOT CUT GETS TOO WIDE, IT'S
REALLY A PROBLEM CHILD.
>> BECOMES THOSE BELL-BOTTOMS THAT WERE POPULAR 50 YEARS AGO.
>> THAT ARE NOT REALLY SO FLATTERING. THE OTHER THING TO
KNOW IS WHEN YOU FIND THAT PERFECT PAIR OF BOOT-CUT JEANS,
THEN YOU PROBABLY WANT TO BUY TWO OF THEM
BECAUSE YOU'LL WANT TO HEM A PAIR A LITTLE BIT SHORTER
TO WEAR WITH FLAT SHOES...
>> FOR THE CASUAL, UH-HUH.
>> BUT BECAUSE IT'S SUPPOSED TO FIT DOWN OVER YOUR SHOE AND
END ABOUT 3/4 OF AN INCH FROM THE GROUND, YOU'RE GOING TO NEED
A LONGER PAIR OF THE SAME JEAN WHEN YOU WANT TO WEAR IT WITH
THAT TALLER SHOE.
>> THAT'S RIGHT.
>> SO LOTS OF LITTLE TIPS TO THINK ABOUT: THE WASH, THE FIBER
CONTENT, THE LEG WIDTH, AND ONE MORE SNEAKY, SNEAKY TRICK. THE
VERY BEST JEANS--AND YOU CAN SEE IT A LITTLE BIT IN THIS PAIR ON
THE HANGER--ARE CUT HIGHER IN THE BACK AND SCOOPED A LITTLE
LOWER IN THE FRONT.
>> I NEVER NOTICED THAT.
>> LET ME SHOW YOU WHY. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE BACK OF JEANS OR AT
THE BACK OF US, WE PERCEIVE THE WIDTH OF OUR HIP AREA
PROPORTIONALLY TO THE LENGTH OF OUR HIP AREA. SO THE LOWER THE
RISE BECOMES--LET ME FLIP THIS DOWN SO YOU CAN SEE IT. AS IT
GETS LOWER, DO YOU SEE HOW IT LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE GETTING WIDER?
>> UH-HUH. AND WE'RE GETTING SHORTER.
>> SO BRINGING THAT WAISTBAND ALL THE WAY UP TO YOUR WAIST IN
THE BACK GIVES YOU A MUCH MORE NARROW BACK VIEW. BUT IT WORKS
JUST THE OPPOSITE IN THE FRONT.
BY HAVING THE FRONT SCOOPED A LITTLE LOWER, IT EXPOSES MORE OF
YOUR TORSO AND GIVES YOU A LONGER LOOK THROUGH HERE, SO NOW
YOU LOOK SKINNIER LEAVING...
>> AND COMING.
>> AND SKINNIER COMING INTO THE ROOM.
>> ANN, THAT'S AMAZING.
>> WELL, THERE'S ONE MORE AMAZING TRICK ABOUT THIS. WHEN
YOU PUT THESE ON YOUR BODY, DO YOU SEE HOW THE WAIST IS GOING
TO FIT DIAGONALLY ACROSS YOUR BODY? SO ALL THOSE FITTING
PROBLEMS THAT ARISE FROM THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR HIP
MEASUREMENT AND YOUR WAIST MEASUREMENT, CURVY GALS WHO GET
A GAP AT THE BACK OF THE WAIST, OR STRAIGHTER-BUILT GALS WHO
HAVE THE WAISTBAND BE TOO TIGHT, BOTH OF THOSE PROBLEMS ARE
SOLVED BY THIS DIAGONAL FALL OF THE WAISTBAND AND ALL OF A
SUDDEN YOUR FIT IS EASIER AND MORE COMFORTABLE AS WELL.
>> AND THE ONLY WAY WE WOULD KNOW THIS--SOMETIMES IT'S
OBVIOUS BY LOOKING--WOULD BE TO TRY THEM ON AND SEE.
>> WELL, TRYING THEM ON IS GOING TO LET YOU REALLY APPRECIATE THE
DIFFERENCE, BUT IF YOU HOLD THEM UP FROM THE SIDE SEAMS, IT'LL BE
VERY APPARENT THAT THEY'RE SCOOPED LOWER IN THE FRONT.
WHO KNEW? SO HOPEFULLY WE PUT LOTS OF LADIES ON AT LEAST THE
RIGHT PATH FOR THAT INEVITABLE SEARCH FOR THE PERFECT PAIR OF
JEANS.
>> WELL, AND THEY'RE SO COMFORTABLE AND WE
LIKE TO WEAR THEM, AND THEY DO LEND THEMSELVES TO GOING FROM
CASUAL TO WORK, ESPECIALLY IF IT'S A CASUAL DAY AT WORK. AND I
DO WANT TO MENTION TOO, I ENJOYED READING THE BOOK, YOUR
BOOK. IT'S CALLED "LOOKING GOOD." THAT'S WHAT WE ALL TRY TO
DO.
>> THAT'S WHERE WE'RE HEADED.
>> THE BEST WE CAN. AND JUST THOSE LITTLE TIPS LIKE YOU
MENTIONED, ABOUT THE RISE IN THE BACK AND THE FRONT, AND MANY,
MANY, MANY, MANY OTHER TIPS ARE INCLUDED.
>> RIGHT.
>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, NANCY.
>> THANKS, SHERYL.
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