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VOTE FOR CIARA TO BE THE COVER OF FITNESS MAG!

The links change as I move up in rank, but I will be using this post to keep every one updated as soon as I find I’ve moved up! BUT thanks to you we have moved up to #32 in a whole day out of over(now) 700! Remember, you can vote once a day, every day! 🙂 feel free to spread the links on your facebook/twitter as well. HUGS

Q & A | what’s up with the underwear?

A lovely reader asked this question on last nights “nocturnal” post:

sara |         ciara – i LOVE your blog – your outfit and gym posts especially and have been following your blog for a while. but i am going to be honest – i am having trouble understanding the recent emergence of pictures of yourself in your underwear. to my understanding you are very proud of your body (which is really awesome) as well as what your body can do – and i get why you post gym pictures, but i don’t really understand the reasoning behind underwear pictures in the bedroom. if you are wondering why i am confused – usually when girls post pictures of themselves in their underwear, they are looking for attention/some form of validation/security, and i really don’t think that is the case here, so i am wondering what the alternative reason is :) ps i hope you don’t take this offensively – i am honestly just curious :)

Sara,

So glad to hear that you love the blog darling! I also love that you are a reader with a voice! I’d love to answer your question/s and please know that I do so as offering insight, not a defense. I take no offense in any way, so I offer no retaliation in return. ❤

You are right when you stated that I am not seeking attention, validation, or security. Instead I am seeking to be a catalyst for other females (and males alike) to find an avenue to feel beautiful, secure, and validated in their own skin…with out retouching. A sort of “if she can do it, so can I”.  We are constantly bombarded with stick thin females in bikinis, in thongs, or in the nude-this has been the standard for beauty and acceptable at that. For example:

My heart has delighted in being blessed with the opportunity to be an example for 40,000 different readers in the United States alone that a pair of thick thighs and a large somewhat jiggly derriere is indeed just as beautiful. Hence exhibit B:

This is my heart and the over all purpose of ciaraLE.com-to overcome the one way thinking society has grown into. To press through the over all lack of inspiration.  To stand in you’re knickers even if you don’t have a professional photographer to retouch you perfectly. To be able to stand by every decision. To live life without the shadow of timidity. To admire beauty in its most real form, you.

Before this becomes another novel of mine. I have one more tid bit that may help clear up your confusion. This blog is every bit as much of a fitness blog as a fashion blog. While I have Teen Vogue (love them!) , Glamour, and Cosmo Girl checking in on the blog, I also have Muscle and Fitness, Sports Illustrated, Fitness Mag, and Oxygen catching the wave as well. If you’re familiar with the fashion industry, models and photographers have portfolios-I guess you could view this entire movement as my portfolio. Every image-every word. While I LOVE my Nike spandex…they do not show a lot of definition that is vital in the fitness world and for the big guys in body building (no pun intended) who could be hiring me for my next fitness gig.  -pause- side note: if you are reading this and would like to contact me about advertising, fitness modeling, or representing your brand, please email ciaraLEgale@gmail.com. okay-unpause-  I completely understand why it would seem foreign to the readers out there who aren’t necessarily emerged in refreshing water of fitness.

I want to thank you Sara for asking such a great question as I’m sure many others had the same!

Much love to you and God Bless

-C

Ciara’s Inspiration for the Week

 

mixedmetals.

vote for this post on teenvogue here!

i leave for new york in 3 days.

i will be laughing, hugging, and loving on my family until then.

37. i love listening to the rain outside my window…

windows open wide enough to smell it.

Temporary Malfunction

Hey everyone, this is D. Unfortunately Ciara’s computer is getting fixed and she will not be able to upload any new posts for the next couple of days. However, she is taking lots of pictures so keep checking in, as soon as she gets it back she’ll be putting up some great posts! 🙂

-D

knit.

vote for this post on teenvogueThis lovely knit hat was second hand and I love it. Sometimes(when I say sometimes, I mean most of the time), beanies make my head look like I’m wearing a condom. This gives way just enough to allow my large head some breathing space. Feather earrings were from Forever 21 about 2 years ago, and as far as I know are no longer carried. If you’re willing to spend more than $5 on earrings, I hear Urban Outfitters has some similar. They make me feel light. Poncho was thrifted and I am pretty sure it was made for men, but hey, who needs to know? Strap Wedges are from Forever 21!

And yes, I know the purple hair-tie screams early 90’s. But to keep under my 15 minute dressing time, I could not search for a black rubber.

when my sight in life gets narrow…

I will remember how blessed I am.

 

36. The love of my immediate family has kept me going when nothing else does.

 

 

A Story in Blackberry Torch Photos.

A documentation of what unexciting things I did whilst being deathly ill.

I took a picture in my closet.

I faked a smile while in my car at Starbucks.

I went on a walk during lunch.

I accidentally walked to In and Out.

And may have subsequently accidentally eaten french fries.

(Looking quite ghastly)I took pictures in reflective mirrors and doors.The only good looking thing going on right now.