Rachel Rides the Fashion Wave!

Rachel Simone Schneider Homeyee's stretch tunic dress - against her own 'green screen!'

Rachel S. Schneider’s Homeyee’s stretch tunic dress – against her own ‘green screen!’

Who knew that it was possible to be a part of a trending phenomenon while purchasing a dress for just $23?? Rachel S. Schneider! A month ago, trending news highlighted a snapchat between meteorologists that went viral when dozens of them purchased a flattering dress on Amazon and featured themselves in front of a green screen. The dress, Homeyee’s stretch tunic, is form-flattering with a hint of spandex and comes in bold colors. For meteorologists who have strict dress code standards this single dress met their needs. But could the dress translate to the average woman? Rachel gave me the scoop on the dress that she made her own:

“I always struggle to find dress clothes that flatter my curvy build and hips. And because I have sensory issues, finding comfortable clothes is tricky for me. When I noticed this story and first saw the dress I was caught by the flattering pencil-skirt bottom. And the black and white houndstooth print with black, form-fitting skirt seemed to have promise. I love houndstooth and always have. It seemed to fit perfectly for the newswomen but I wondered how it would translate to a curvy, real-woman’s figure like mine. The deciding factor was the price – $23 for the dress – when my husband and I have to watch our money was too good to pass up. Because of its popularity there was a delayed delivery date and I had to wait with anticipation. When the dress finally arrived I was excited and hopeful. I tried it on and immediately knew it was special. I felt good when I looked in the mirror. It fit perfectly and hugged my hips in a most flattering way, and it felt comfortable against my skin. What a great find – for the meteorologists and for me!!”Optimized-RachelDress2

 

 

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Every Girl Will Want This Muffin Top!

Muffin Top: with Cathryn Michon and Marisa Jaret Winoker

Muffin Top: with Cathryn Michon and Marissa Jaret Winokur

Muffin Top: Cathryn and Tucker

Muffin Top: with Cathryn and Tucker

Muffin Top: with Cathryn and Tucker

Muffin Top: with Cathryn and Tucker

You know you are watching a movie with a meaningful message when the opening screen fills with these inspiring words of Eleanor Roosevelt: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” What follows is a hilariously funny, charming, and slightly sexy film called Muffin Top: a movie that addresses important issues like body image and self esteem and is brought to life by a super-talented cast that includes Cathryn Michon, Tony Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur, David Arquette, and Melissa Peterman. I was fortunate to catch the premiere and meet Cathryn Michon herself – the writer, director and star of the movie. Ms. Michon and I talked about the essence of Muffin Top, body image messages, why it is essential that women have larger roles in filmmaking, and of course, the costumes! Here is my conversation with Cathryn …

MKG:  What is the message behind Muffin Top? What are you hoping to say to women and men with this story?

CATHRYN: Muffin Top is a great Girl’s Night In movie. That makes you laugh and get inspired to be kinder to yourself, because you are beautiful. It goes very well with wine and chocolateWe really want the takeaway from Muffin Top to be,love yourself NOW, not 5 lbs from now.” We all came together to make a truly funny and romantic movie because we believe that comedy really helps open your heart to looking at yourself in a more loving way.

MKG: What do women need to know about their bodies and feeling good about themselves?

CATHRYN: We need to remember that these media images that make us feel so insecure about our bodies are photoshop cartoons, not real women. Even supermodels don’t look like their magazine covers in real life. Continue reading

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