Relationship gives us love, strength and much needed support for any individual. For a successful and committed relationship between the couple one should have love and care towards the partner. Many of them look for lasting relationships and to have that, it is advised to hold the below mentioned aspects. Honesty: Honesty is one of the other important qualities that you must hold on. Make sure you are not hiding many a things from your lover although they do have a right to know about. Be clear yourself: Try to be clear to yourself about the love of a person you are going to be committed with. Listen to your heart, if you are overjoyed at the name or thought of your lover or the idea of meeting him/her and a sense of loyalty emanates from within, then you are on the right track. Respect and share responsibilities: to have a happy and long term relationship one must respect each other. In any circumstance, he/she should not degrade their partner. In taking decisions give importance to your partner and take suggestions from her. When it comes to responsibilities it should not be in the hands of only one. Share the responsibilities equally for healthy relationship, may that be finance, household or children. Equality: It is the most important aspect for a committed relationship. None of the two should consider him/her self higher or superior than other. With the sense of equality, comes a sense of comfort and settlement in a relationship as the individual feels empowered and in control. If you have any ego, try to cut it down when it comes to your partner. Ensure that you hold the above mentioned qualities to have a happy relationship. AW: Lizitha
You may probably think that you have good reason for falling in love with your guy. It may be because of seriously huge heart or his awesome sense of adventure or a whip-smart art, whatever it may be, you can usually spot a good one. Sometimes your mind may say no but some things that makes your heart say yes. Did you feel that situation ever before? Here are few things that might lead you falling hard, despite your best intentions. You Met him in a High-Pressure Situation: Yes, this might be the reason which is most commonly shown in films. If a guy helps you when you are in deeply depressed situation, then you may get easily attracted to his kind heart. He Has a Dog: Don't underestimate the power of man's best friend. Multiple studies show that men with canine companions are perceived as more attractive when compared to others. You've Been Feeling Really Freaking Single Lately: Research by the University of Toronto found that when we're down on our love lives, our standards take a nose dive. Yes, this situation happens in most of eth cases. If you feel frustrated and boredom of your bachelorship, then you may easily fall for some guy thinking that being in relationship is definitely better than staying single. He Looks Like Your Dad: If you find any guy who holds similar qualities as your father, then you may get attracted to him. Even the scientists reveled this, but this doesn’t mean that you are attracted to your dad. Researchers speculated that it had to do with feelings of familiarity and comfort. He's the Male Version of You: definitely opposite poles get attracted, we know but when it comes to qualities, this may not be always true. Several studies over the years have shown that the more alike you are, the stronger the attraction. From having the same sense of humor to looking similar, all the stuff you have in common could cancel out his more unsavory qualities. AW: Lizitha
Every time he gets a call and goes out of the room, you think he is having an affair. Every time she opens her mouth, you know it is to criticize you for something. Are you at that stage of your marriage where you don't trust your spouse at all? Then you need trust building exercises to bring back the element of trust in your marriage. We all know that a marriage without trust is like a body without soul. That why every couple with problems must try out these trust building exercises. What they basically do is to teach you to trust each other again. Mind you, trust building exercises can be really therapeutic for your marriage so do not treat them like any other word game. 1. Let her choose your clothes: Most happy couples have a say in what their spouse must wear. It is actually an ancient Indian custom for the wife to lay out her husbands clothes for work. So allow her to pick out your clothes for office without making up your mind that she will purposely do a bad job. 2. Close your eyes and go to sleep when he is driving: Are you into the habit of doing backseat driving when he is driving? It means their is no trust in your marriage. Instead of telling him when to break, just close your eyes and go off to sleep. It will let him know that you trust his driving and that means you trust him. 3. Call your friends for dinner and let her be the hostess: After all she is the mistress of the house; you must have faith in her decisions. Let her decide the menu, decor and arrangement for the party all by herself. This does not mean that you will not help her. But you must help her without questioning her decisions. 4. Close your eyes and let him walk you down the stairs: This is a very important trust building activity. You are allowing him to lead you down the stairs and when you do that, you are putting your safety in his hands. By the time you reach the last step, you will realise that you have trust in your marriage again. 5. Exchange each others bank passwords: This will have to be the last step of the trust building process. Trusting someone with your hard earned money is difficult but not impossible. And this trust building exercise is mutual. So you both need to contribute to making it work. Try out these trust building exercises and tell us if it has worked for you.
Life is but a labyrinth once you get married. You do not know where to go and what to start from. There are many people who will give widely different views on getting married. Some regret marriage, while others are of the opposite opinion. First comes the engagement ring, then wedding ring and finally comes suffer-ring as one of the worst marriage problems. Let us see how the wedding ring that you so fondly wear becomes suffering in the course of time. Get Tied Down- Getting married is the worst nightmare among many. There are a lot of things to regret after marriage. At the time of the wedding you so fondly wear the ring that your partner gives you. But, who knows that this very thing is going to bind you down. You get into a commitment that is necessary to be maintained for the rest of your life. Listen To Everything- This goes true more for men than women. They are the ones who in a better way do realise the problems in a marriage. Men therefore in most of the cases regret getting married for most of their lives. They have to bear all the womanly tantrums with a smiling face and yet not be angry. Since the time they slip on their wedding ring, everything seems to get changed in their lives. Free Service- Have you heard the saying that nothing comes for free. But this is not true for married couples. And this can be said as something, that men regret in a marriage and women love. A very few husbands can deny their wives anything when they very lovingly say, "Honey, please bring me a bottle of water", or any other thing for that matter. Get Used To- Men become more or less accustomed to saying 'yes' to every tantrum that their wives throw on them. They sincerely come to regret marriage at this point of time. Many a times a conflict arises and at other times men feel it better to avoid one by keeping quiet. No Time For Oneself- People regret marriage as they have almost no time for themselves. After they finish off their work they have to take out time for their spouse. And in the remaining time have to attend to the other needs of the family. But, in spite of all these facts, you will definitely have some married friends who will suggest you to get married. They do not want to suffer alone and even want others to realise the several problems of marriage and regret it thereafter.
Finance is no longer a word that makes her go nervous. Numbers are no longer alien to her. It's a different story for many working women in India. The new age woman not only earns her bread but now understands ways to put her money to good use. Across the table, she now discusses terms and conditions of investing in a mutual fund or buying an insurance policy. Keeping her interests in mind. Today, women are looked at as potential investors. They are being lured by banks, insurance firms and the like for investment purpose. Says Priya Nair, a young professional, "I am not a novice so far as investing money is concerned. In fact, handling finances and investing my money gives me a sense of power. I believe in securing my future. So, I have a decent portfolio which has a mixture of stocks, mutual funds and of course bank deposits." Even as the economy opens up and women join the workforce in large numbers, there has been a definite change in attitude. Sources in the financial sector feel that there has been a sea change in women's attitude towards money. "Now, you can't make a woman sign on the dotted line as dictated by her husband/father. Women now make an attempt to understand the finer points of investment. That's definitely a welcome change," say industry sources. Bank deposits, PPFs and Post Office Savings have been generally quite popular with women. But there are many women now look investment as a long term option and they are ready to look beyond the safe zone. And there are many online portals which also provide lots of insight on different ways to invest your money. There are many products which now see women as potential customers. Interestingly, today financial institutes are looking at women with renewed interest. Women are making an attempt to understand the market dynamics too. As says Renu Mehta, a young woman in her late 20s, "I am not averse to risks. I go by the golden rule: 'Never put all the eggs in one basket.' I am a regular market watcher and accordingly invest my money."
There is a very popular saying that says women love their maids more than any one else. Wee. You simply cannot ward off this statement to be a false one. Women love and take care of all alike. But there are some reasons that makes a maid one of the most important persons in her life. Let us check them out. Delegate Work- A woman in today's world has much more work to do other than just being 'home-manager' of her house. She works both outside and inside the house. And who likes to see all work left at home after a tiring day at office. It is tiresome and takes a toll upon the health. Cooking, managing the house and keeping everyone happy at the same time is not an easy task at all. This demands help and who else can provide it better than a maid. This is one of the reasons why women love maids. They can easily delegate their responsibility to them and make their work easy. Women do not hate work, but it is just that they hate to work more than required. Neighbourhood Gossips- Women love to hear to a lot of gossip. That is why they love their maids a lot as they are the storehouse of all kinds of neighbourhood gossip. Who had a quarrel with her husband or in-laws, who bought a new car or a jewellery, who did a little bit of bitching and so on. The several areas of interest to a woman cannot be explained in a line. Some women get a boost for their work with all these gossips. Mood- Who do you think keeps peace in the house? The answer would definitely be a maid and no one else. The happiness of an entire family depends on the woman in the house. And her well being depends on the maid. That is why an woman loves a maid so much. Of course, the mood of a person gets tempered if they have to manage both home and office together, and that too without any help from the family members. Men love peace and to keep it they always avoid a fight on a day the maid is absent. Partner- Being a woman, the maid well understands all the joys and sorrows of her mistress. Hence they sometimes act like a friend to the woman in the house. They can share at least some of their woes and sorrows with them. Women happen to love their maids for being such patient listeners. These are the multiple of reasons for which a woman loves her maid.
There are many who would say falling in love is good. While there are many more who would propagate just the opposite for multiple reasons. Unlike olden days you would find that it is very difficult to please and make your partner happy these days. You have to spend a lot in order to do so. That raises a question in our minds that, "Is love expensive" ? Let us see a few ways in which you will find that how love has to come at a price. Go Out On A Date- Gone are the days when you used to cook your partner's favourite dish to make him or her happy. Now we go out on dates to the best possible food joints or locations. And to be honest, that is really going to put pressure on your pocket. For those who are earning well, it is still fine. But there are many who have fun at the cost of their parents money. So, watch out and cut down your expenses. Otherwise you will soon get to see the side effects of your love. And that would be an empty wallet. Gifts- Any occasion and a gift is essential. No matter how trivial the occasion, you need to make your partner happy on all occasions with a gift. Love gets to be expensive as there are a lot many days like Friendship Day, Valentines Day, Rose day and so on to be celebrated along with the bliss of a present. Especially girls always want their partners to remember these days and embrace them in all the best possible ways that they can. And remember guys, if you forget then you are in a soup. Be ready to pay the price of love. These are one of the ways in which love proves to be expensive and effects your bank balance in a negative way. Shopping- Guys you have to take it for granted that you have to take your girlfriend out for shopping sometimes. Love is expensive, and its time you accept it. Many a times, if you have a fight then the best way to change your partner's mood is to take them out for a shopping spree. And this is no small price that you have to pay if you are in love. 'Love is priceless'. This saying stands out to be true no more. In fact, it has lost its validity as everything that you do shall cost you. Nothing comes for free, not even love. But at the same time being in love is a priceless feeling that nothing else can supplement.
There are many dresses that men love on their woman. Every person has the right to make their own choices at least as far as their own dressing is concerned. But, at the same time we care for our loved ones and want to put on something that they love. This gives men a feeling that their lady love cares for them considers their sentiments to be important. Here are a few dresses that most men love on women. Traditional Wear- Most of the men once in a while love to see their women dressed up in ethnic wear. And ethnic wear might just mean anything that is traditional. Most Indian men love to see women dressed in sarees, while some like to see them in a churidar. And same is the case with people of other cultures too. So, if you want to impress your man then get dressed up in traditional wear on certain occasions to make him happy. Office Formals- Most men love women dressed in dresses like office formals. Women look chic and smart in this attire. Now office formals might be skirts, trouser, cool stripes and many more. In fact you can now find many trendy and designer office wear that would suit your body type. So, get into those cool formals and steal his notice. Party Wear- Now party is a time when a woman dresses to her best. She selects the best from her hoard of clothes and puts it on. As a matter of fact, men love these dresses on woman more as they are perfectly complemented with makeup and accessories. Men love to see women in party wear like gowns,mid-length dresses etc. They love to fantasize about the girl of their dreams in such graceful looks. But that does not mean that you would often get dressed up in a party wear just for the sake of impressing your man. The Secret Wears- Yes, now we are talking about the best kept secrets of a woman, the lingerie. Men have varying preferences regarding it. Men love women in lacy and transparent, easy to open lingerie. These are the best to wear in your bedroom. But trust me, your man would like you the best even without them. Cool Casuals- Most men like women who are dressed simple. Hence you may get dressed up in cool casuals like T-shirts, jeans and others that you think would look good on you. But this does not mean that you would take up a tom boy attitude. Stay in cool casuals and yet try to looks sensuous in them. Men simply love women dressed this way. Try all of them as these are some easy ways to impress your love. Men do have some preferences and when they see it fulfilled they are happy and contended.
Feeling low with hardly any friends around? Step out of your comfort zone, and go out and connect with people. W hen someone asks, "What have you been up to lately?", do you follow the question with a long silence which is often embarrassing? Do you often feel like everyone you know has a more active and exciting life than you and that you're somehow missing out on all the fun?As we get older, our responsibilities pile up and sometimes it gets difficult to take out enough time to maintain friendships and meet new people. You may be used to spending your weekends home alone watching a movie or reading your favourite book. But if you wish to change the situation, you will have to make a few adjustments. Moreover, if you have a good social life, you get a lot of opportunities to engage yourself in fun activities which not only have positive results on your mood but even on your health. Here's how to rev up your social life without much difficulty: Accept invitationsLet's face it. After a long day at work, we all crave the couch, but too many nights in it can sabotage your social life. In case you do not have time to plan events, at least you can accept the invitations instead of just refusing them. If you stop socializing completely, one day people might stop inviting you thinking you're not interested in any social activity. So make it a point to attend certain events, even if you have to force yourself to do so. Atleast try saying a yes. Boost existing bonds We often take our closest friends and relatives for granted assuming they will always be with us, no matter what. So, avoid doing that. The mo re you make an effort, the more others will, too. If your friend doesn't try to stay in touch, you can give her a call and ask her to come shopping with you. If you do not take a step towards enhancing a relationship, do not expect others to do the same. What are social networking websites for? Social networking websites are a great way to strengthen and refresh old ties. We are lucky to have such modern facilities that help us get in touch with our loves ones. Our ancestors were devoid of such communication mediums. To start getting to know someone again, all you have to do is drop them a message - if they don't answer then it won't matter, but if they do then you can start to build on your old friendship and if things go well maybe start enjoying life together again. Make your social life a priority For most us, our social life only comes after our job, family and spouse. But it's not that you have to compromise with any of the above to make your social life a priority. It depends on how you balance things. Make a point to call a friend you haven't spoken to in a while to stay in touch with him/her. Is it going to take a lot of your time? The answer is 'obviously not'.
The key indicator that a relationship is going to another level is when the couple decides to move in together. This marks a start of a life together, where they cohabitate and learn to function as a unit instead of the individuals they once were. Sharing your space with another person can be the true test of whether a relationship will last, and for someone who is used to independence it can be a will-testing task. People often run blindly into the situation, not taking the time to consider the changes that will occur, and find themselves quickly looking to run to the nearest escape. While the situation will take time and effort to get used to, ultimately living with the person you love can be one of the best feelings in the world. If you consider more than just moving vans and furniture arrangement you can make reasonable expectations and succeed at having a healthy shared-living relationship. If your loved one is moving into your home or apartment, it may be hard to want to change certain things about your home or lifestyle. Be open minded to how you would feel moving into their home, and consider that each time you feel uncomfortable about a change. Even the arrangement of furniture needs to be agreed on, because both people need to feel a part of themselves in their environment. The best approach to dealing with any hesitations or discomfort you might have about the new arrangements is to first reason with yourself and try to understand logically why you are reacting the way you are. Communication is also essential to cohabitation, but needs to be done in a non-attacking way. An expression of your own feelings as opposed to blame and displacement can help the other person to hear your message, and be able to help to find solution to the problem. Decide beforehand how to best manage conflict, and it will be easier to work through as it comes. One of the biggest conflicts between couples that live together is the issue of money. Hammering out all the responsibilities and splitting them up accordingly will help understand where each of you is coming from. Understanding with each other that it will be a team effort from here on out and preparing for any unexpected events is the best planning to do when moving in with someone. Once the expectations are laid out, it should be easy to understand and communicate through any problems that arise.
As a gender, we women are normally sane. We make rational judgements (we are the ones who stop for directions, you know). Why then, do many of us go weak in our knees at the sight of the blighter who has everything going for him, including the wedding ring and attendant vows that he has taken with his wife? The Married Man has long been coveted, by more than just his wife? Intelligent, successful and absolutely sensible women have found joy in sneaking around with another woman's man, living with the guilt, being hidden for an eternity and essentially keeping their lives on hold till the bloke decides to do the decent thing by them. Which incidentally, in most cases, doesn't ever happen. We shed vast oceans of tears, rant about the injustice of it all, and then quickly reapply our mascara and dive into another affair, with - no prizes for guessing, honey, another married man! It's a sign of the times that not only do affairs with married men not raise eyebrows, now even books are being written to help the other woman conduct her affair. Like the one written by Sarah Symonds, Having an Affair? A Handbook For The Other Woman. A handbook no less Symonds, who once shared a bed with Jeffrey Archer and has been mistress to others as well, after doling out nuggets like 'liberally apply the strongest smelling perfume all over yourself and everything he touches' to 'try to apply bright-red lipstick on his shirt collar'; now says, "I am reformed. I would rather be alone than ever again have to face the utter loneliness a mistress feels in an affair." It's not rocket science that an affair with a taken man is likely to cause heartbreak, yet many of us go down that road eyes wide open. So just what is it that makes a married man so hard to resist? Cosmo decoded this fatal attraction. Forbidden fruitRemember the over-acquisitive friend from school who only wanted your toys, especially while you were playing with them, and would sneakily snatch them the moment your back was turned? Well, perhaps she grew up believing that men are like toys, found attractive when not meant for her, to be quickly snatched when no one's looking. Sounds simplistic, but the appeal of the married man is, very often, in the age-old dilemma of wanting what cannot be yours. Says clinical psychologist Shreya Gandhi, "The thrill you derive from doing something you know is wrong is a decisive factor in setting women on the path of having affairs with married men. Initially, it just begins as defiance-parental opposition, friends frowning etc - and then it turns into an 'us against the rest of the world' attitude". To the woman involved, it's never as simple-she will rarely recognise that she wants someone only because she can't have him. But the reality is that we women are often unable to see the appeal of someone who is available precisely because they are! Commitment phobiaWe know that the man in question has commitment issues−in this case he is over committed: to a wife as well as to a girlfriend. But what we don’t realise that women can be as commitment phobic as men, and the desire to not be caught in the commitment trap can manifest in relationships with men who will never ask for commitment. Voila, enter the married man, who simply isn’t in a position to ask for permanence. According to Dr Gail Saltz, a psychiatrist and author of Anatomy Of A Secret Life: The Psychology Of Living A Lie, “If you pick someone clearly unavailable, you never have to struggle with real commitment and its risks and vulnerabilities.” Getting into a long-term loyal relationship means confronting one’s fears about getting hurt, and choosing a guy who can’t offer you that allegiance leaves you free. Adventure callethWe’re contemporary women, used to challenges, adventure, and fighting for what we want. To flouting convention, and rocking the societal boat. Okay, not all of us thrive on complications, but fact is that many women perceive married men as a way to mock society, convention, and all things staid. Explains Gandhi, “ A thrillseeking woman will think she is cocking a snook at the world by doing something out of the ordinary. The usual, common relationship for her is mundane. She seeks the excitement of something she perceives extraordinary”. Equally, it may be the very turbulence of the situation−the lack of stability, the constant upheaval−that keeps her on edge and makes it exciting for her. Confident, who? This one is an obvious, yet we manage to go through life denying it. Finding validation of one’s attractiveness through involvement with a married man implies a strong depletion of confidence. It’s rarely about how attractive he is; it’s more about how attractive it makes us feel when someone who already has a commitment finds us irresistible. The thought process here: “he has a wife, but he can’t resist me.” AFFECTION, ANYONE? Years of watching soppy romances, listening to endless songs about love and all that jazz and having popular fiction ram heart-shaped balloons down our throats has perhaps resulted in making some women hanker for that particular kind of love. ‘Happily ever after’ has been a term that they have been assaulted with for a major part of their life and now they want to experience the joy themselves. And if that comes in the shape of a married man, so be it. Not to mention the fact that these women somewhere truly believe that they can change the man and his marital status just by their love. Maybe these women never had a relationship in their younger daysâ€¦ Or maybe it is just a feeling of being in love that they are in love with. Whatever be the reason, some women are exceedingly vulnerable to offers of affection, and even the knowledge that the man is married doesn’t really deter them. Says marriage counsellor Shikha Tiwari, “If they have been deprived of affection in their childhood, which has made them bitter, chances are that they will latch on to the first person who shows some interest in them.” Sometimes, for women who are insecure about their appeal, it also boils down to “at least someone finds me attractive.” A childhood spent feeling ugly; an adolescence spent feeling dateless; adulthood filled with bitterness if relationships didn’t work out! There are many factors that contribute to low selfesteem. The constant media blitzkrieg about how having ‘a man’ in your life is important also often propels a girl into the arms of a married man. As Tiwari says, “The pressure to be with someone is too great these days. Plus, lack of self-esteem leads to one’s seeking validation from others, especially from romantic relationships. The lack of confidence attracts married men as they get to play the protective partner, which makes the woman feel special.” And, if and when the relationship doesn’t work, it only validates her “I’m not worth it” thought process− which means a bigger risk of getting involved with another man who makes her feel like she is attractive and irresistible. Power womanIt’s the simplest way to feel in control− walk into another woman’s territory and take what belongs to her: her man. Not only is it a huge power trip, to feel like you have control over someone to that extent, it also offers an easy escape route: the first sign of an argument, and she can simply say, “You’re the one with a commitmentâ€¦ You have a wife. I need to end this now”. Gandhi validates this feeling. “Staying in control is very important for women who can’t let go. They don’t want to be hurt. Being with a married man gives them the option to walk away when they want, and continue to feel righteous−not an option in a regular relationship.” Icky about intimacySounds like an oxymoron, right? Why would you be in a relationship if you’re scared of intimacy, you think? That’s the tricky part. Says Dr Saltz, “Discomfort with intimacy often leads one to a relationship with a married man”. This is because there is only a certain amount of intimacy− emotionally−that is possible with a man who is already attached. So for women who are wary of being too involved in a long term relationship, one with a married man is just what the doctor ordered. Relationships gone awry in the past, unresolved conflicts with parents or authority figures that has resulted in love being withheld, poor communication skills and lack of secure friendships are some of the reasons that Gandhi attributes to one’s being afraid of emotional intimacy. She also adds, “In this situation, women crave being part of a twosome. And it is this desperation of theirs that somehow scares away single men as they think the woman will move too fast. That’s when married men become an attractive option.”Women who have been denied attention from fathers seek it from other men when they are adults. Daddy dearestYes, we’re going all Freudian on you. Strange to think that the same parents who would angst no end at the thought of their daughter being the ‘other woman’ are, to a certain extent often responsible for her being in the position in the first place. If a girl had to work very hard for her father’s attention as a child−or even if she only perceived it like that−chances are she will repeat the pattern in adulthood and compete with another man’s wife for his affections. In Dr Saltz’ view, “If the Oedipal situation is so intense and never resolved, then the woman may continue trying to find fathers to lure in and mothers to gain victory over. If this is the case, then she may be picking married men in order to beat the competition, even though she doesn’t want the prize. It’s all about competing, not about reaching the finish line”. In the woman’s head, she is only trying to find someone who loves her, but what is actually happening is that she is just looking to punish another woman. There’s a number of reasons why women find married men irresistible−and the man himself is rarely one of them. The fact remains that the ‘grass is greener’ syndrome is nowhere as strong as it is in our love lives−and the fact that someone else has what we find attractive is the biggest red flag of all!
The home you have always dreamed about-from the bathroom to the living room-can be easily decorated and designed in divine diva style. A bathroom that pampers, a bedroom that seduces and a living room that entertains with style and personality can be yours. And the best part is it's easy and fun to achieve. A diva has never been renowned for her patience-especially when it comes to getting what she wants. You can start putting the plan together-a plan that will transform your own rooms into diva rooms-using some diva attitude, a dose of creativity and diva resourcefulness. Even the frugal woman can have a diva home. A diva's home may look expensive and high-maintenance, but every diva knows (or learns) how to stretch a rupee. Yes, it does look expensive... but looks can be deceiving. Your goal is to achieve a decor that has 'attitude.' Great rooms do not demand big budgets. In fact, the most creative rooms are often achieved on the most modest budgets. Don't let the lack of funds stop you from decorating your home. Sure, it's easier on a big budget, but the same sensational results can be achieved with a minimal decorating allowance. Existing tables can also be draped in sensual fabric, painted vintage white for a shabby chic look, or simply covered with a new piece of granite-or a collection of black and white photos of Marilyn Monroe or Vogue magazine covers - and then covered with glass. A little creative thinking can also turn the unusual into a diva-styled coffee table: vintage luggage, a concrete birdbath, a wooden trunk or even a stack of old books. When it comes to fashion - both for herself and her home-a diva thinks creatively; outside of the box. Adding personal touches and unique items to a room creates not only sensational spaces, but rooms filled with attitude. Rooms that make her feel like the diva that she is.