The Haute Girl of the Week feature is about uplifting kick ass women, who have amazing personal style and confidence that stretches out of this world. I had the pleasure of meeting Marie through a mutual friend and got a chance to shoot her wedding and experience the just sheer positive force she is not only in her own life, but how she radiates to everyone around her.
Name: Marie Baldwin
Profession: Graphic Designer
What is your favorite feature about your body and style ( outer beauty) ? why?
My hair! It’s unique, I can pretty much wear anything and people will come up to me and say, you hair is so pretty! (Followed promptly by, Is it natural? It is.)
What is your favorite thing about yourself ( inner beauty ) why?
I always try to find something to be grateful for in my day. I saw this great video called 365 Grateful and it really resonated with me. I think being able to stop and hear birds or recognize your husband is making dinner so you can work out after work is important. there is so much beauty to see in this world that is small and fleeting.
Describe a time you overcame bad self image?
Once at a doctor’s appointment, the nurse said my weight out loud and I nearly broken down in tears. I’d like to said I had no idea, but I knew, but I didn’t admit it until that moment. I was in tears the whole way home. That night I told my boyfriend things were changing, the next night I went on a short, painful, outright embarrassing run. And again the next night. We overhauled our diet. Made daily steps, just did something. Anything. Eventually, I got back to a good place. You can only change if you want to.
For women reading this, what is a piece of encouragement you can offer them today?
Statements in fashion, only confidence matters. Whether it’s real or fake, if you believe in it, so will they.
What’s your favorite quote?
Generic: you can never be overdressed or over educated
Funny: A woman with good shoes is never ugly. – Coco Chanel
Sun glasses: Mooreseal
Shirt : thrifted- from a thrift store
Tie: Marc Anthony
Earrings: Kate spade
Jeans: JC Penney
Lipstick: Stila stay all day lip stain in Firey