My body always told me: “No boobs allowed here”. As a teenager, this sentence grew as a complex while all the other girls were getting a little cleavage as a sign of becoming a woman. This was my definition of femininity. Everyone has, of course, its own perception of what defines a feminine silhouette, whether it’s Beyonce’s bootylicious, Elle Macpherson’s endless legs, Kate Upton’s voluptuous cleavage or Angelina Jolie’s full lips.
Transitioning to adult life, I learned to accept my body and my other feminine features but also took advantage of other ways to feel ladylike. Clothes can help feeling more feminine. For me wearing an airy floral dress, a delicate lace top, pastel colours or this scalloped bikini makes me feel that way. It’s a matter of knowing what you like for yourself.
At the end of the day, femininity isn’t just about the appearance but is most importantly a state of mind, an attitude, confidence. What makes you feel like a woman?
After this little “body confidence” interlude, I will continue with my Sunday afternoon story from yesterday’s post. After arriving at Veyrier-du-Lac where the only beach was jam-packed with families and children playing and running everywhere, we decided to move to the neighbouring village, Menthon-Saint-Bernard, for more quietness.
I remember when I lived in Annecy for my studies, my friends and I used to go there on balmy evenings with bottles of rosé and snacks. It’s such a picturesque landscape.
Julian played ukulele feet in the water and I ended up singing along with him the Bob Marley 3 little birds song.
I could have stayed there until sunset, but by 8pm we were feeling quite the appetite coming and had the hour drive back home to take into account. Driving through Annecy, we stopped by a food truck and eventually enjoyed our food watching the sunset!
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Photos: Julian Calo & I 🙂