My early memories involve us bumping into one another at the tents of NY Fashion Week, tech events and anything glam and amazing. We would tell our life stories in a matter of minutes or maybe a few hours! To know her is to be drawn to her and recently I love that we have been able to hang out more! If you heard my radio interview with her earlier this year then you know that Shoshi (Yolanda Shoshana) is the Modern Day Courtesan and Luscious Lifestyle Diva! She teaches us how to still retain our natural sexiness and how to initiate it in a world where many times our focuses are all over the place. Bi weekly she will share her sexy insights with us and I'm so happy that she is on board! In keeping with her name, her segments are Keeping it Luscious! If you want to know more, check her out here where you'll be linked into her videos, workshops she's doing and events! Today she tackles Sex and the City. Yes the movie just came out but what are the messages that surround it?
Sex And The City 2 - UK Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals
Once it was announced there would be a Sex and the City 2 women began the countdown on their calendars, the fabulous foursome would be back! The movie has finally arrived this summer, women were thrilled, and men became frightened (at least according to their comments on Twitter).
I confess that I have a love/hate relationship with Sex and the City I was not jumping up and down for the film for many reasons. I rolled my eyes every time I saw an article where the headline alluded to all the love tips to be learned from Sex and the City. Being a modern courtesan who loves the art of courtesans, it is hard for me to cosign with some of the message about relationships that Sex and the City has offered us ladies. Don't get me wrong, I love a fluff and fun look at
relationships, sex, and love cause it helps us laugh to keep from crying. However, what is important to remember is that after awhile we simply start to believe the messages we are told. Really think about Carrie's relationship with Big: he was cruel to her, damaged her self esteem consistantly, had an affair with her, the list goes on. She should not have ended up with him, but in the end Carrie got her guy which had women thrilled for days after the show finale. How very Hollywood, cause real life does not necessarily work that way. I say whatever. Interesting enough in the two movies, Big is actually a likeable guy and Carrie is the one screwing things up. Now that Carrie has the man of her dreams she is sending him mixed messages. Does sending mixed messages in a relationship work out? Most of the time it doesn't simply, because men take the lead from us.
Maybe that is why so many identify with Carrie , because we all have been a hot mess at one time or another when it comes to love and relationships. The only problem is Carrie seems to stay a hot mess. As I sat watching Sex and the City 2, quite surprised it is not the worst movie of the year as it has been deemed, I finally found something that I have learned from the ladies after all. My Sex and the City "aha moment" is learning, self love.
Out of the four ladies my teacher is Samantha. I thank for her for wisdom and chutzpah on the self love message. She lives her life the way she wants and how she wants. She is okay with saying that she is "fifty effin two" and still gonna rock that dress. She broke up with Smith, in the first movie because she needed and wanted more. She continously went for what or who she wanted. There is a long list of moments for Samantha, which reflects a consistant message of self love. Cheers to her for teaching me!
Coming to grips with who you are and what you want is the only way you will have a successful relationship with anyone else as well as yourself. Whether is it Sex and the City 2 or another chick flick, look deeper into the message that is before you, question it, explore it, and dwell in it.
Yolanda Shoshana “Shoshi” is a media personality, courtesan coach, sensualist, speaker, writer living in New York City known as the Luscious Lifestyle Diva. Self growth and following her bliss has always been a key part of her life. Shoshi followed her entrepreneur spirit by starting a lifestyle company that engages the senses to help people live lusciously. The services include: courtesan coaching™,workshops/classes, pleasure planning, image consulting, empowerment through media, wedding officiating, etc. She is the founder of the School of Courtisane Moderne, a modern day courtesan school which teaches women the art of seduction. She also is the creatrix and sensualist of luscious creams, potions, etc. that helps women unleash their inner courtesan!