Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Sparkling

It's not easy to sparkle, especially in Seattle... in the fall. Everything here is brown and mucky already -- even after just two days of rain.

Which is why I broke out my sparkle-enhanced tennis shoes (otherwise known as sneakers to you East Coast folks.) They are black Steve Maddens with these fab sparkle stripes running up the sides and are looking fabulous with a pair of Levi's as I walk the streets of the Emerald Ctiy.

They didn't make shoes like this when I was in high school. No, back then, I don't think I'd have even been caught dead in a pair of athletic shoes. I wasn't exactly a jockette. Think Winona Ryder in Beetlejuice and you can pretty much imagine me and my friends. Except that I was one person who didn't wear just all black.

In fact, one lovely person on the fringes of my group used to call me Rainbow Brite. Yeah, before R.B. was all retro and cool and stuff! But I didn't care. I kept wearing what I wanted to wear because I was born to sparkle. In fact, I'm wearing sparkle eye shadow as I type this blog post. Take that non-sparkleys!

So, what do you wear that sets you apart? Do you dare sparkle on the autumn streets of your town?


Heather Davis
Never Cry Werewolf HarperCollins 2008

10 comments:

TinaFerraro said...

Heather, I really enjoyed your blog about sparkling. And this sounds like a funny response, but I think I wear my sparkles on the inside. I'm naturally an upbeat person, but with my first book to be released in February, and some cool career things happening--like being asked to be a Buzz Girl--I catch myself smiling a lot, and walking with a bounce in my step. I've even had strangers in the supermarket mention my excessive cheerfulness. (Although probably not meant as a compliment.) Anyway, yep, I dare to sparkle, and that's how.

Anonymous said...

Heather, your shoes sound fabulous. Your blog made me want to go shopping for something new and fun and sparkly.

And Tina, I'm sure that strangers commenting on your inner-sparkliness is a compliment. And what's more, it's definitely contageous. We could use a few more cheerful beings in the world!

Wendy Toliver

Dona Sarkar-Mishra said...

I love sparkles! Maybe a bit too much :) I don't leave the house without sparkly lip-gloss (my husband goes to work with sparkles on his cheeks and chin regularly after a good-bye kiss from me :), I have skirts that sparkle like crazy, jewelty, and tons of hair supplies that do the same. I find that when I'm sparkly, I'm happier, perkier and in general a more positive and upbeat person :)

Go Sparkle lovers!

Marley Gibson said...

Love it, Heather! I want to see the shoes. You must post a picture.

I have my Vogue pattern bag that I carry at conferences and my silver toenail polish that I wear in the summer.

In high school, I had a pair of silver tennis shoes from this new company back then called LA Gear. LOL! They were very Jetsons.

Sparkle on Buzz Girls!

Marley = )
http://www.marleygibson.com

stephhale said...

Rainbow Brite, LA Gear?? I knew I loved you gals. Those were two of my fav things.
Hmmm...I've become sort of obsessed with anything with crowns or tiaras on it cuz of my book. I now have a rhinestone encrusted crown business card holder, key ring, and necklace. Now if I could just get my hands on a real live tiara.....

and Tina, I think you've always sparkled. You are one of the nicest people I "know"!

xo,
Steph
www.myspace.com/stephhale

TinaFerraro said...

Wendy, I agree that the world could use more inner-sparkliness, although I suspect it DOES come off as a little odd in the produce department. :)

And Steph, you amaze me. I challenge you to hand-to-hand combat over "our" man, Sawyer, and you still call me "nice". You've earned a sparkling tiara!

Tina
www.tinaferraro.com

Simone Elkeles said...

I also have an internal fire, I think life is fun and am always ready to go out with friends and try to make everyone else smile along with me.

I used to wear shirts with rhinestones, but those went out in the 80's. I do wear a signature headband now, though.

~Simone Elkeles
How to Ruin a Summer Vacation in bookstores NOW!

Tera Lynn Childs said...

Oh Heather, I LOVE sparkles! I have a pair of glitter eyelashes I wear on Halloween--actually, a pic of me in the glitter lashes is going to be the main graphic on my new website. A friend and I are daring to wear the glitter to our class on Halloween (not necessarily appropriate for graduate students, but we all need a little fun).

I also have several forms of glitter makeup: Hard Candy Bling Bling(which is serious, never get it off without turpentine glitter), Benefit Kitten (subtle glitter in a pretty purple powder puff), and Victoria's Secret Shimmer Lotion (which gives your skin an all-over glow).

To my despair, I don't have any glitter nail polish at the moment... it's so hard to get off, but so worth it for the fun factor.

And, as far as I'm concerned, what better time to bling-out than in dreary Autumn. That's when we need it the most.

TJBrown said...

Heather! I didn't know you lived in Seattle... I am in Portland. maybe I will get up there soon... I have been trying to get up there to hang with Shannon and Serena:)
teri

Heather Davis Koenig said...

Wow, you guys really do love to sparkle, don't you?

I think it's important to feel good about yourself as much as possible. Sparkles are the outside sign that you feel great!

Sparkle on!