I am constantly overwhelmed and inspired by the brief and powerful interactions I have with people I meet on the streets of New York. Oftentimes I am left breathless by the insight and wisdom shared by those that I approach and have realized that style and personal expression can have a profound effect on the way we live our lives.
This week I met an incredible woman named Marta Ventos, while walking down Madison Avenue. When I told Marta how beautiful she looked, she began to tell me that she is in New York from Spain, seeking treatment for cancer. She explained that she was wearing a head wrap due to hair loss and that she always has a positive outlook on life. I asked Marta if she would answer a few questions and share her story on Advanced Style. She happily agreed, check out her wonderful responses below:
“This is my second Cancer in three years and I have never used
“peluca” that means fake hair. I always
prefer to change the look of the day depending
on how I am dressed.I have found beautiful hats and foulards and I myself make different arrangements. I never want to give the image of a person with an illness, even I have
never thought that I have a cancer, and in some way that helps me.”
1.How does dressing up affect your mood and ability to deal with your illness?
4. Any Advice to people dealing with an illness?