About the Creator!

Glenda K. Harrison


I'm Glenda K. Harrison, owner of author and Master Fashion and Life Stylist. I have an indepth approach to Style, where I believe it pertains to the entire person - Soul, Mind, Body, and of course, Wardrobe. My passion for the art of getting dressed was cultivated by my mother who allowed me to spend countless hours playing dress-up in her wardrobe, and by my maternal grandmother who indulged her granddaughters with beautiful jewelry. A graduate from the prestigious Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, I grew-up knowing fashion would one day have a special place in my life. 

However omnipresent fashion and style have been in my life, in 1994, my beloved mother was diagnosed with an advance stage of pancreatic cancer. It was during this time of supporting and watching her fight for her life, I recognized, true beauty stems from our inner soul. 

In 2008, over a decade after losing my mother, I left my position as a weekly style columnist when I felt a calling in my life to form a cancer support service in honor of my mother's memory. The organization, which stated, If you have to fight cancer - fight it beautifully, was called A Daughter's Heart, and became a true testament to my mother’s beautiful soul. The organization went on to bless thousands of women through financial, love and emotional support. It was during this time I was able to reflect and discovered the most important awakenings often grow out of the most anguishing of experiences. 

In 2013, knowing I had buried my mother in my heart, I re-entered my beloved fashion world with a new prospective. No longer content to just report on fashion trends, I launched a style blog called So What to Twenty, which gave a voice, and demonstrated the vibrancy in woman over the age of forty. I soon began an introspective journey which led to my first published book, a personal memoir titled, A Place Called Peace. In my story I share how painful life lessons can lead to growth and triumph in my journey to find peace and wholeness. After my journey of self-discovery, I took on the behemoth task of giving substance to the meaning of style with my second book, TRUE STYLE: A Look Beyond the Surface - where I cleverly unravel the traits, as well as the wardrobe mastery, and then I beautifully weave together the person who encompasses this multi-layered word called Style.

In 2018 I launched STYLE with Glenda K. Harrison, an entire platform devoted to helping women become the masters of their true style, and on February 7, 2020, my passion came full-circle with the launch of
Being: Jewelry & Accessories - an homage to the time spent relishing my grandmother's jewelry collection. Unfortunately, due to COVID and economic hardships, Being is closed until further notice.

Stay True, 
Glenda xox
 
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20 comments:

  1. Hey Glenda! Just found you at Visible Monday. So glad I did. I'm guessing you live someplace warm, based on the backgrounds, and I'm ALWAYS looking for great hot weather style, especially. I'm in Atlanta now but by nature I'm a cold weather girl so I struggle with creative outfits during the warmer times. I'm guessing warm or cold, you always look good. :-)

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    1. Hi Jean! Yes, I live in Southern Cal. It's sometimes difficult to blog in the season because the weather stays warm 70% of the time. Sometimes I have worn an outfit specifically for the blog and will have to change out of it right away because the temperature is too hot for it. I absolutely love warm weather. California is the perfect place for me. I have this strange quirk about having my feet covered up. In most of my post you'll see that I'm wearing sandals :)

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  2. I found your blog on Visible Monday. How can I follow you? Do you have to send me an invitation?

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    1. Hi Kathleen, if you look under each post you will see that you can follow me via email, bloglovin, instagram and Google+

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  3. Glenda! I read this before, but not closely -- I graduated from Otis Fashion in 87!
    We probably were shopping at B. Black, Michael Levine, and Levine Brothers at the same time!
    Ah, downtown LA in the mid 80s...

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    1. Wasnt the Garment District awesome back then. My favorite place to shop was the Cooper Building. I actually got the fabric for my wedding dress at Michael Levine. My major was Marketing at FIDM.

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  4. Hi Glenda, I've just stumbled upon your blog and I love your style and your writing. I am a fashion blogger in Vienna and we have cold weather 70% of the time here. It is nice to look at photos which have been taken in sunny and warm places.

    Please visit me too:

    www.thankstofashion.com

    <3 <3 from Vienna,
    Mahshid مهشید

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    1. Thank you for commenting, and I'm happy you enjoy the blog! Californians are fortunate to have sunshine the greater portion of the year. We are spoiled. I'll come by to see your blog. Thanks for the introduction.

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  5. Hello Glenda, what a pleasure to be introduced to you blog from Whitney. Me being a blogger who's 50 .. I found it a pleasure to see the positive influence you possess at being over 20 is just as great! Will definitely be a follower.. And happy.. Peace to you and look forward to the connection.

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  6. Hello, Glenda. I must say you are very stylish. I also like your taste in loafers; the black/white Bass Weejuns studded loafers are the ones I like the most. I might send you an e-mail because I want to share a pair of these rare penny loafers I purchased and I want a lady like yourself to give an opinion on them. Hope to chat with you soon!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. I have always loved classic Weejun penny loafers. I remember owning a pair in high school. I have been slowly adding loafers to my shoe wardrobe, as I have a propensity to wear sandals...regardless of the weather.

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  7. Hello Glenda! WOW! Just by reading your "About the Creator" I found out we have so much in common that it's funny...real funny. I came across your blog while reading Midlife Boulevard and let me tell you, you are a true inspiration. Just what I needed as I feel "stuck" in so many areas of my life. I'm about to leave my 40's behind me and plunge into 50!!! and I'm taking your blog post for the ride. Be Well. Oh, and I look forward to reading your book.

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    1. Hi Sophia! Thank you for such lovely compliments. I'm also plunging into my 50s in just a couple of months. Funny thing, I feel no difference. No, I take that back - I feel better today then I did in my 30's and 20's. More in tune with myself, and peaceful. The book should be available before November. I hope you'll enjoy it and thank you for joining the So What to Twenty community. Be sure to verify your email.

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  8. Glenda, hello! I ran across an interview with you online which led me to this blog. I became an instant fan of yours and I hope this isn't inappropriate but your bohemian chic is the same style shared by my sexy, classic, dark skinned, 60 yo. mom. She runs marathons and is full of life an energy, always has been. She lives in South Florida, so your outfits are just the ticket! Now if I see something you're wearing, that I like and want to suggest or purchase for her, how do I go about locating the pieces I need? Are there links to find them, or should I just eyeball the,m and match them as best I can wherever I go? Thanks! Any input is appreciated. My mom is 5'4" and a size 2-4.

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    1. Hello Armando! How cool for you to take an interest in your mother's clothing choices. Yes, when possible, I do provide links, and they're always posted in the section of my post that reads - Outfit Details. However I do shop often from eBay, therefore what I'm wearing may not be available. I hope this helps.

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  9. Hi Glenda - I found you through Tamera Beardsley's blog. I'm just now going through your blog, from start to present and so far.....I dig it! I, too, live in So. Cal. and appreciate looking at clothing more to our weather. I love the NY and international styles of Ari Seth Cohen's ladies from Advance Style, unfortunately I cannot wear most of their styles in our year round warm climate, but I still love to dress up, even if it's to the grocery store. So glad I found you.

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    1. Hi Catherine! Welcome to So What to Twenty! Yes, I know Tamera, another fellow Californian. I understand what you mean about the styles from Advanced Style. They were incredible. I keep my looks more streamlined and minimal with touches of boho and Southwestern. I'm glad you're enjoying the blog!

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  10. Hi Glenda
    I found your blog via instagram. I love your style and that you have let your gray hair shine! I am doing a series next month on Ageless Style. I would love to have you participate. I will send you an email!!

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    1. Hi Cindy! Yes, I love my silver crown. I'll look for your email.

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Thank you for taking the time to comment, it really means a great deal for me to connect with my So What to Twenty friends. I hope you subscribed via email or by social media - I wouldn't want you to miss anything on our True Style journey. Stay True, Glenda