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The Inspiration Behind SCULPTURA®
A Message from SCULPTURA's Creator, Lidia Szczepanowski
I’ve acquired a wide range of practical knowledge over the years. My SCULPTURA® [sculpt-it-your-way] shapewear dresses are a physical manifestation of the decades of unique experiences and useful information I’ve picked up along the way as a litigation attorney, businesswoman, media producer and host, speaker, and international beauty queen.
When I was 13, I was the victim of a sexual assault by a relative. I didn't tell anyone for years and I remember feeling unbelievably embarrassed and ashamed. I lived my teenage years covering my body and “uglying” myself up because I didn't want to look or feel like I was “asking for it”.
It was not until I walked out onto a stage in a swimsuit during a beauty pageant (at the age of 41) that I was finally able to let go of all the guilt, fear and shame associated with my trauma. To my absolute surprise, I won the title of Mrs. New York America 2006 and on that day, I fell in love with all my imperfections and decided to celebrate instead of hide everything about myself, including my body. This ideology set the framework for my desire to create SCULPTURA®.
A few years ago I was looking to buy a comfortable, high-quality, professional looking figure flattering dress that I could wear to the courtroom in the morning, a networking luncheon in the afternoon, and then to a cocktail party at night. During my search, I came across a few "slimming" dresses, (some of them made me feel like a sausage), I learned a lot about bras, shapewear, and every type of undergarment you can think of, but I wasn't able to find a dress that was sophisticated yet sexy, and that helped make my bust, waist, hips and booty all look good. And then one day, I had my Ah-ha moment. I asked myself, "why can't the bra and shapewear be built right into the dress itself?" So I took out a piece of paper and start sketching some designs.
Fast forward several years and countless hours of engineering and innovation and lots of trial and error, and I'm proud to say that my company was issued a United States utility patent for the world's first [sculpt-it-your-way] clothing line that is customizable and it helps correct figure issues. We call this fashion innovation our exclusive "Body Sculpting Technology".
I hope that wearing your SCULPTURA® [sculpt-it-your-way] shapewear dress makes you feel as empowered and beautiful and it makes me feel when I wear mine!
By the way, studies show that when you are wearing beautiful, high-quality, well-fitted and styled clothing, you will not only feel extraordinary, but you are more likely to treat yourself and others better and have more energy and success. Although we acknowledge that clothing doesn’t define a person, we know that a great quality shapewear dress like SCULPTURA® can positively change a person’s body image and exert a powerful influence on their self-perception and confidence levels.
So enjoy and embrace the positive “enclothed cognition,” the influence that clothing has on a wearer’s psychological processes, that is included in every SCULPTURA® shapewear dress!
In closing, I hope you also enjoy all the garments featured in SCULPTURA's ® globally Curated Collections. They include Jumpsuits, Tops & Blouses, Coats & Jackets, Rompers, Curvy Girl, Jeans & Bottoms, and Dressy, Party & Cocktail. I can't tell you how much I enjoy personally vetting and selecting each and every piece. You know the quote "I have enough clothes and shoes, I don’t need to go shopping...said no woman ever"? Well, that was my inspiration for creating all those fabulous collections. ENJOY!
About Lidia Szczepanowski
Lidia began her journey as the child of working class Polish immigrants. Overcoming many economic and personal challenges, she refused to accept adversity as an excuse to settle for second best.
Often referred to as "Modern Day Renaissance Woman, Lidia exemplifies the real-life embodiment of the words “success, independence, entrepreneurship and glamour”. Her mission continues to be to educate and motivate individuals to realize their true self-worth and reach their maximum achievement potential while enjoying the ride and attaining genuine happiness. Lidia promotes the ideology that there are no limits to what women can achieve and she encourages women to celebrate and honor everything about themselves including their achievements, contributions to their families and communities, careers, and their bodies. It was out of her desire to share this dynamic message that Lidia's company, Everything Lidia, Inc. was born.
Everything Lidia, Inc. celebrates smart, stylish, stiletto clad women who believe in “Getting, Having & Enjoying It All. The company is devoted to offering high-quality products and dynamic insights and ideas that exemplify Lidia's mission and ideology. SCULPTURA® Couture is a division of Everything Lidia, Inc.
SCULPTURA® [sculpt-it-your-way] shapewear dresses also available at:
Catwalk Couture, 77 B Main St, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978 - (917) 365-8903
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P.O.W.E.R. Magazine - April 2020