Styling Caitlyn…..

Caitlyn Jenner has arrived. And she’s gorgeous – inside and out. To me, there is nothing more beautiful than someone being their authentic selves and leading an authentic life. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain and suffering she has undergone for 65 years! It’s a testament to how powerful fear can truly be — and how courage and bravery can ultimately triumph in the quest to find authenticity when fear is cast aside.

While I am sure celebrity stylists are LINING up to dress Caitlyn, if I lived in LA, I would certainly throw my hat in the ring — but not (invoking the Bachelor/Bachelorette terminology) for the “wrong” reasons. Doing that would be inauthentic. I too hid from my authentic self for many reasons – fear of disappointing others, fear of failure, fear. When I surrendered and heeded my feelings and true passions, ones I tried to suppress for so long about my career aspirations, how I saw myself, what I wanted from my life, I finally felt at home: in my skin, in my life, as myself. I think we all, to some extent, act out the roles, the person, others perceive us to be or want us to be – sometimes, even need us to be. But being who you are is the ultimate freedom. And having experienced that on a fractional level to what Caitlyn must have gone through, I’d love the opportunity to help her express herself, be herself and show herself to the world.

Where to start?!?!  How about the red carpet at the CFDA awards last night?

Here are a few looks Caitlyn could easily rock on the red carpet. Which would you pick for her?

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01:  Taraji P. Henson attends the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 1, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 01: Taraji P. Henson attends the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)

attends the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 1, 2015 in New York City.

attends the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 1, 2015 in New York City.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 01:  Victoria Beckham attends the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 1, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 01: Victoria Beckham attends the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images)

attends the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards  at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 1, 2015 in New York City.

attends the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 1, 2015 in New York City.

attends the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards  at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 1, 2015 in New York City.

attends the 2015 CFDA Fashion Awards at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on June 1, 2015 in New York City.

Congratulations on being the woman you want to be, Caitlyn. Put your best foot forward each and every day and know we’re in your corner.  Always. xo Betina

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