AYDAH Foundation

Advancing Health and Improving Youth self development

African Youth Development and Health Foundation,

a non-profit group, organized to

Establish, Prevent and Maintain a comprehensive and efficient healthcare delivery to the youth and underserved communities

Provide opportunities and inspire the Youth through Education, Employment and Empowerment 

Playing Dress-up

Walking around the house in fancy dresses, heels and even shawls and aprons while creating my own story as a Disney Princess or another favorite childhood character was one of my favorite things to do. TV shows like I Love Lucy or Little House on the Prairie and one of my favorite movies, Little Women, greatly inspired my dress-up time. Even though I never wore any of it out of the house it definitely had a part in molding my style and fashion sense I have today. I'm sure the Princesses had a great impact on my love of feminine detailing. I also wouldn't be surprised if characters like Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty or Princess Leia from Star Wars are part of the reason I love pieces that make a statement.

When I found this quote I realized many of us still play dress-up. We mix and match before we create an outfit we feel good in and we walk out feeling like royalty or the heroine who could take on anything that got in our way.

Who did you pretend to be during your dress-up time? Do you think characters from your favorite TV shows or movies had a part in the shaping of your style?