You Are Glamour.

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So, I’m going to a sexy fun event tonight with a few of my girls.  As usual, I am barking at them about if they got their tickets, if their outfits are in order and what kind of pizza they want.  One of my girls is a Young, so she’s like still just shy of rolling into work wearing the party clothes from the night before, so she was fine on what she wanted to wear.  The other two girls are my age and have busy careers and don’t often get to go to sexy, fun events and didn’t know what they wanted to wear to said SFE.  There was much twibbling and nail biting.   They were both a bit afraid that I would dress them as fairy princesses because I am a fairy princess femme myself.  I gave orders to one girl and gave her Lea Delaria as her new style icon and the second girl I told her to bring a bunch of stuff and we’d figure it out.

The thing is, what to wear sounds like a shallow issue but it’s not.  I know a lot of people who stop themselves from going to events because they feel they won’t look like everyone else or they have to dress in drag in order to attend.  It causes anxiety, it causes insecurity, it causes self doubt and sometimes even tears.  It’s kind of a big deal when it gives this kind of reaction.

Seeing yourself represented in the media is really, really important.  It gives you someone to look to for figuring out style when that’s a difficulty for you, it gives you confidence because you are no longer alone and it gives you pride.  These are important issues!  You need to find your glamour as you.  Not as someone else.  You.  To that end, I made a Pinterest Board to give you a peek inside my head of who I think about when I think glamour and who I was thinking about when I was writing my book, besides all of you.

Deborah Castellano
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Deborah Castellano's book Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want is available for pre-order.

She is a frequent contributor to Occult/Pagan sources such as the Llewellyn almanacs, Witchvox, PaganSquare and Witches & Pagans magazine.  She writes about Charms, Hexes, Weeknight Dinner Recipes, Glamoury and Unsolicited Opinions on Morals and Magic here at Charmed, I'm Sure.

Deborah's book, The Arte of Glamour is available for purchase on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.

Her craft shop, The Mermaid & The Crow specializes in goddess & god vigil candles, hand blended ritual oils, airy hand dyed scarves, handspun yarn and other goodies.

In a previous life, Deborah founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV.

She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their two cats. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.  

Deborah is a social media dork and can be found wasting far too much time on TwitterFacebookG+Instagram and Tumblr.

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