Last week we were treated to a triad of fabulous at the Emmys when Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton did a mini 9 to 5 reunion as presenters. Those three worked it OUT and the world ate it up.
If anyone knows about working it, it’s the original QUEEN of country. The icon is as famous for her look as she is her singing and songwriting.
Parton has learned and shared some very valuable lessons about self-image, self-respect, and the time-saving benefits of owning a wig with Vogue.
• Just Be Yourself
“Find out who you are and do it on purpose. A lot of people have said I’d have probably done better in my career if I hadn’t looked so cheap and gaudy but I dress to be comfortable for me, and you shouldn’t be blamed because you want to look pretty.”
• Whenever Possible, Avoid a Blowout
“People always ask me how long it takes to do my hair. I don’t know, I’m never there.”
• Don’t Worry About a Diet
“I tried every diet in the book. I tried some that weren’t in the book. I tried eating the book. It tasted better than most of the diets. My weaknesses have always been food and men—in that order.”
• Design the Woman You Want to Be
“There is no such thing as natural beauty. If I’m gonna have any looks at all, I’m gonna have to create them. I’m comfortable in my own skin, no matter how far it’s stretched.”
• Embrace the Art of Makeup Application
“You don’t need to buy expensive cosmetics; almost anything will do if you know how to apply it. Until I was a teenager, I used red pokeberries for lipstick and a burnt matchstick for eyeliner. I used honeysuckle for perfume.”
• Grow Your Nails Out
“My nails are my rhythm section when I’m writing a song all alone. Some day, I may cut an album, just me and my nails.”
(Photo, YouTube; via Vogue)