Enjoy your holiday but don’t forget to…

Consider the local culture of destination

Sure, “Athleisure” may be hip stateside, but in countries like Japan or South Korea, not only is it perceived as sloppy—it’s also offensive. Same goes for wearing flip flops in Arab, Hindu and Buddhist countries, or skimpy clothing in the Middle East and North Africa. To avoid unwittingly causing offense, read up on the country to which you are visiting’s dress code. An oversized scarf of shawl is also a good investment for more culturally conservative countries.

Enjoy your holiday but do not forget to …

Colour coordinate your clothes…

Don’t get us wrong—color is a good thing. But when it comes to packing a suitcase, ease up on those teals, magentas and fluorescent yellows. Unless you have the wardrobe to support it, it’ll be near impossible to throw together a fully-coordinated look on the fly. For easy outfit planning, pack 75 percent neutrals, leaving the remaining 25 percent for colorful pieces within the same family (i.e., pastels with pastels; earth tones with earth tones; jewel-hues with jewel-hues).

Sea, Sun, and Beachwear…

“A girl should be two things: Classy and fabulous.”

Coco Chanel(1883-1971),

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I could not agree more with Chanel and I believe that every lady should be fabulous even on a beach…

So please, Please, Please… INDULGE IN A PEDICURE AND A LEG AND BIKINI-LINE WAX.

Buy swimwear that fits and flatters and invest in a decent beach-towel – a threadbare rag is a horrible sight. A good floaty cover-up is essential when visiting beach bars, as are some decent flat sandals (tottering about in the sand in high heels is not a good look).

AND No bling unless you’re a model! 

Enjoy this magical summer!

Do I need to style my underwear?

Response: Big YES!!!!!!

There is nothing worse than clothes so tight that you can see all the lines of your underwear topped with the cellulite and spare tyres clearly visible to the world… Just an eyesore… 

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This should be fit for purpose and coordinated with the colour of your outfit. So, no black knickers under white trousers or brilliant whit bras advertising themselves under slinky black tops. Nude colours are always a good option.

Too much lace is not good, because it is hard for clothes to fit well over clumps of crispy froth. If white underwear goes grey or blue in the wash, throw them out; those lingerie whiteners never really work. (Note to self: get on the case.)

Thongs? To pick responsibly. They should be subtle, chic, elegant yet invisible!

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Tights are very sexy, but they are wonderfully functional and it’s nice to know the more expensive, finer deniers are the least likely to snag and run. A lady with foresight will keep a spare pair of tights in her bag.

 

@ Bon entendeur!

The Art of Networking in style

https---cdn.evbuc.com-images-16432345-109033103239-1-originalNetworking is the key to business success. It helps you find a job, find best recruits, find investors, find like-minded friends, and customers.

But, for better networking, tip number 1: quality always trumps quantity! Networking is not a business card collection contest! And I have seen so many times some acquaintances talk and take business cards to/from people they had no interest in, just to never get in touch with them.

However, this is not the point of this article, here are a few tips to networking like a lady in style.

1/ Dress for success

 Get clothing as fitted as possible,  don’t let your clothes distract (like a below the belt cleavage), spend money on key pieces like accessories. 

2/ Arriving and departing

Being late shows irresponsibility, disrespect and it certainly not regarded as lady-like.  Plus, the long explanation yo you lateness makes you look dishonest. The right attitude would be to anticipate and send a text or call before, this would be more courteous, classy, and ladylike.

If the event is 3pm to 8pm, do not hold up your host and say goodbye quickly.

3/ Walk

Chin up and walk gracefully in heels, if you can’t walk in heels, please train or refrain!   

4/ Talk Conversation in networking

Gossips are entertaining (let’s be honest) but trashy. It’s funny but certainly not classy. If you are stuck in gossip conversation: just nod, smile,  but don’t lower yourself at his or her level. Gossiping on people makes you look untrustworthy, insecure, and unprofessional. People around you will never really trust you.

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Underwear … How to wear them like a Lady

As a lady (as oppose to fashionista) your underwear should be fit for purpose and co-prdinated with the colour of your outfit. So, no black knockers under white trousers brilliant white bras advertising themselves underneath slinky back tops. Nude colour are always a good option. Too much lace is not good, because it is hard for clothes to fit well over clumps of crispy froth. If white underwear goes grey or blue in the wash, throw it out!!!! Those lingerie whiteners never work!

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Tights aren’t very sexy, but they are wonderfully functional and it’s nice to know that the more expensive, finer deniers are the least likely to snag and run. A lady with foresight will keep a spare pair of tights in her bag, and no lady will ever wear pop socks with skirts. Would you?