Any Network, Any Diva, The Rules Remain the Same...
Okay, so by now you all know what a soap addict I am -- General Hospital , All my Children and One life to live are my drugs of choice. But I must admit, lately I have strayed. I am only hoping Aidan, Todd and Sonny can get over my infidelity! I went to NBC and CBS oh my! Passions, Bold and the Beautiful, Guiding light and Days of our Lives became my new friends. Okay, so it took some time to get into it and catch up, but I did it, and I realized one very important thing. All daytime divas are not created equal, but there is a style formula to them! Whether Erica or Marlena is your soap icon, you can find so many similarities. So this month, instead of narrowing it down to one girl, we are going to look at the top five rules that all the women of daytime seem to demonstrate, and how you can bring them to the real world and add some suds to your life!
The Five Rules of Divadom
1) Have you ever noticed that soap girls always have a full make up face on, even if they are in a coma? Like they just wake up that way. Not all of us can wake up with full war paint on. So lesson learned... mere mortals who need to actually retouch our make up should have a fabulous compact that makes us feel luminous. Try Madeline Beth’s crystal compacts.
Madeline Beth Pucci compact
2) Sexy stilettos are a must of any daytime diva, whether on trial for murder, or stepping on their best friend's back while climbing up the corporate ladder -- heels are a necessity. Check out Zappos.com. They have the best selection of shoes in hard to find widths and sizes to fit everyone’s budget!
Pink Metallic Heels
3) A trench coat is not only the top trend of spring, but most seduction scenes have a diva dropping her coat while trying to seduce her mother’s husband, or the prosecutor at her trial. You know the scene; the bombshell walks in, gives a wink or a glance, and then drops the coat to reveal sultry lingerie. Or better yet, the camera pans down to the floor just as the coat drops. Try Dé Já’s Carly Coat, made with those scenes in mind.
Carly Trench Coat
4) Always over dress!! Even if you are running to do mundane errands, soap girls are always dressed to the nines and for cocktail parties, they don’t own “little black dresses.” All their dresses serve the purpose of getting noticed! Think color ladies!
Karanina Halter dress
5) My last rule cannot be bought…Confidence! No matter their age, size, color or creed, our soap divas have an air about them. Simply put, they have no fear! So how do we as women channel even a tenth of that confidence? Here are my suggestions -- all which can be done in the privacy of your own home behind closed doors…
Try a strip tease work out video. Yup, you heard me. Just ask Terri Hatcher of Desperate Housewives. She takes pole dancing classes at the “S Factor” studio. But lucky for you, they have a DVD! (Visit SFactor.com) Or try Carmen Electra’s aerobic strip tease, complete with a “lap dance” work out.
If that is not the kind of confidence you are lacking, try a kickboxing video to unleash your inner kick butt girl. The point is confidence is sexy, so try some new things to get your confidence level up. The fact that you are experimenting will give you a boost and trying a new workout will jump start your body. New curves, new moves …new you!
Look Like a Soap Star contributor, Danielle Orsino is a self-proclaimed fashion and beauty junkie. From mixing her own lipstick shades in high school to owning her own online boutique, she has seen it all. She always listened when people talked about what they loved and hated about products. Women told her about items or designers they found and what their closet was lacking. Guys asked about gift ideas for wives and daughters. While dishing out the advice, Orsino realized there was a bigger idea that could help everyone. She has always followed beauty and fashion and has been able to predict the next hot thing. But she didn’t want to get caught up in fads. She chose a bolder path by adding a more glamorous element; reminding women of being a little girl and playing dress up like in the old Hollywood movies or like a favorite soap diva. The ideas meshed and DramaQueenStyle.com was born!