Audrey O. isn’t feeling too beautiful today. Should she feel confident in order to look beautiful? How are beauty and confidence related? Coco explains…
Audrey O. (Vol.1 E29) – Beauty and Confidence
We all know that confidence and beauty are inter-related. But does confidence lead to beauty? Or is beauty what leads to confidence?
Should we feel confident so we can look good? Coco certainly doesn’t think so… When we see someone confident, we think she looks great. But when a woman looks her best, dresses well and carries herself well, I believe that is certainly a contributing factor towards her inner-confidence. Which is what we really need to feel happy.
Confidence makes us more self-aware, less judgmental and even more light-hearted. Which in turn makes us all happy from within. So whether or not we feel beautiful, we should always aim to feel confident – because there may be days when they just don’t seem inter-related! So complicated, I know, but that’s how Coco’s words of wisdom usually are!
But all said and done, you look pretty even with overgrown brows, Audrey O.!
Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion.
Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That’s how it evolved over centuries and that’s how it’s been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email [email protected]