Getting out of a car with a skirt

With chicness and Class …

A useful skill that does require practice. The movements should flow and look effortless.

1/ put your skirt down as far as you can. If wearing a long enough skirt, put it down to cover your knees, and push the excess of fabric away from the car door so that it doesn’t impede your exit. You are going to need both hands for this manoeuvre, so give your handbag and shopping to someone wearing trousers.


2/ Open the car door, or smile sweetly as it is opened for you.

3/ put your feet on the ground, keeping your knees firmly together. 

4/ Swivel hips and upper body to follow legs.

5/ push up, either with both hands on the seat or one hand to the rear of the seat as you use the other hand to keep your skirt down or accept a helpful hand. Start to rise smoothly.

6/ DUCK! or rather, dip your head elegantly under the doorframe so you don’t knock yourself out. 

7/Check the feet. Make sure your feet are on stable ground, which is tricky in high heels, and that you can see where you are going to take your first step. You don’t want to do all this elegant stuff is in the fall flat on your nose.

8/Bottom out last. Unfold, smile and step away.

To get into a car, reverse the order. Bottom goes in first, head dips, knees swivel round. It is advisable to open the car door before starting this reverse manoeuvre.

NO NOs – Please Ladies…

A lovely weekend to all of you and happy new year!!!

Host in style – Fleur de Lys Napkins

If you want to entertain in style and impress your guests, it is important to dress the table perfectly and correctly. Set aside, the forks, glasses and plates, you want to go the extra miles with setting up your table with a cloth for each guest.

A standard table setting would consist of the following for each person:

– table mat

– cutlery for each course

– as side plate and butter knife

– glasses of each wine served plus a glass of water.

– your napkins which will give your table an amazing look especially if you can fold it and present it perfectly.

1 – Fold your square napkin into a triangle and bring the left and right corners towards the top corner.

2 – Fold the resulting diamond in half, from the bottom to top, and then fold towards you, in half again.

3 – Turn the napkin over and once again bring the left and right-hand corners together and tuck in.

4 – Stand the napkin upright and peel down the two side folds.

5 – Finally, peel down the top corner.

Tipping around the world

Hello fellow fashionistas

Upon my trip in Japan 🇯🇵 recently, a question came into my mind upon dinner. Am I expected to tip or not? In fact, this question came a billion times upon my summer tour around the world. Whilst in Austria, it’s consider rude not to, Japan as another way to deal with it.

In fact, tipping is not customary in Japan. It can be considered rude and insulting in many situations.

Be sure to put the tipping money inside of a decorative envelope and seal it before handing it to the recipient with a slight bow. Pulling money out of your wallet to use as a tip is generally frowned upon in Japan.

You’ve been warned! 😉😮

Mind your Manners in Argentina!

Avoid pouring wine, if possible. There are several complex taboos about wine pouring, with a foreigner can unknowingly violate.

For example, pouring with the left hand is a major insult, pouring wine backwards into a glass indicates hostility, and so on.

Have an amazing weekend and don’t forget to mind your manners!