2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.

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ASK ME WHAT TO WEAR

Hello Everybody

Now that I have talked about what to wear and how to look your best, I would like to hear from YOU.

So I am starting something new – if you have a question about ANYTHING  – your hairstyle, your make-up, a dress, or what to wear for a special occasion, or for work,  please write to me – or better yet send me a picture of yourself with your question – my email is bbnnic@gmail.com – this is a free service to help you get an honest answer,  to erase any doubt you might have about your image or what to wear.

Hope to hear from you soon

                                  STAY WELL AND LOOK YOUR BEST

                                                 Brigitte

PS. Don’t forget to check out my blog www.Egypt-mylove.com

FASHION TIP – OPEN SHOES

Now that the season of open shoes has arrived keep this in mind;

When buying open shoes, ask for a half-size smaller than usual. Your heel and toe should finish exactly where the sole ends. If some of the sole is visible, the sandal won’t look sexy, just too large.

                                             

Until the next time

                               STAY WELL AND LOOK YOUR BEST

                                                                      Brigitte

SHOPPING FOR YOUR SPRING WARDROBE

LOOK BEFORE YOU SHOP

It is Springtime and we are ready for some new clothes. But before you rush out and put your credit card on the counter look at what is in your wardrobe  – put the sweaters aside and take out what you wore last spring and summer, including shoes and handbags.

Do as I say and not as I do – I just bought a bright turquoise bag, because I thought I needed a new summer bag, only to find out that I have a very nice multi-color one I bought at the end of last summer. No, there is nothing wrong in having two bags, but maybe you want to spend you money on something you need more?

Don’t forget to try on what you have – we often remember a blouse looking very nice, only to find out that we don’t like it anymore.Or that something does not fit anymore – so weed out your wardrobe by trying on what you have, and eliminate what you don’t feel comfortable in -yes, even if you have not worn it much – don’t accommodate your clothes, they have to work for you by making you feel comfortable and confident.

Boston Proper Catalogue

Now to what you buy, keep in mind that everything is bright this season – really bright.  But since you can’t and won’t even want an all bright wardrobe, add a bright blazer to wear with your jeans

And look at the shoes in this picture – wedge-platform shoes are the latest look. And they are more comfortable than you might think. I just found a pair that feel like slippers – the wedge allows you to have a higher heel which is offset by the sole.

Cache Catalogue

Another way to add color are prints – the choice we have is pretty and very varied – really for every taste. A pretty patterned top will bring a business suit up-to-date.

I know it is a little work and you will need an afternoon to do what I am suggesting, but knowing what you have in your wardrobe, and what goes with what will save you time and money in the season to come.

Until the next time – I want to wish you

     A HAPPY EASTER WITH LOTS OF COLORED EASTER EGGS

                                                AND

                                     HAPPY PASSOVER

        STAY WELL AND LOOK YOUR BEST

                                      Brigitte

SHOES ARE BECOMING MORE EXPENSIVE

Hello Everybody

You have all heard of Maria Antoinette, the French Queen who lost her head on October 16, 1793.

She was known for her extravagant taste and wardrobe. It was so extravagant that after more than 300 years a pair of her silk slippers sold at an auction in Toulon, France for $57,336.

Don’t be sorry to have missed the sale, – here is a picture of the slippers maybe – you wouldn’t even have liked them, or maybe they were not your size – or is 6.5 your size?

              

Until the next time

             STAY WELL AND LOOK YOUR BEST

                                       Brigitte

THE LAST 6 TIPS OF HOW TO INTERPRETE A FASHION MAGAZINE

Hello Everyone

           Let us finish today what we started last week, here are the other 6 tips of how you can adapt what you see in fashion magazines to yourself and your wardrobe.

7. COMPARE THE EDITORIAL PAGES WITH THE ADS.

Some of you might not be familiar with the difference. So let me explain first. The editorial pages are the part – mostly towards the back of the magazine – showing clothes which have been selected by the fashion editor of that publication and are photographed for the magazine. The purpose is to show the latest trends, colours, and silhouettes.

The ads, mainly in the front part of the magazine, are paid for by manufacturers and designers who make the clothes, or the stores who sell them. These are usually less spectacular than what is shown in the editorial  pages, but more wearable and often more affordable. So my advice her is to study the editorial pages for what is new and then compare them to the ads which show the same trend in a more moderate, less intimidating version.

8. PAY ATTENTION TO THE FABRIC GARMENTS ARE MADE OF.

When we think of a new look, we first think of styles and colours. But we seldom pay enough attention to the fabric, though it is always mentioned. Don’t just read over the description, let it register. Knowing that gold lame is back or that rain coats are made from a silk poplin, or that a wool and polyester mix holds pleats better, will make you surer of what you are looking for when you go shopping. And it will also help you to buy better quality clothes, and you won’t end up with a fabric that does not wear well.

9. TAKE NOTE OF NEW HAIRSTYLES.

The hairstyles you see on the models are, like the clothes, exaggerated versions of new trends. But to convey a message it is often necessary to start with an extreme. So if you see faces framed by halos of curls, it is telling you that curls are the look. You are not expected, however, to wear a style like this in your daily life, translating this to you, it means your hair should be worn curly in some way or other – short curls,  shoulder length curls,  or just the ends curled – really anyway that suits you best. So if you wish to look up-to-date don’t regard the new hairstyles as something that once again does not apply to you. IT DOES!

10. STUDY THE MAKE-UP.

Tempted by pictures of models with beautifully made-up faces, we buy lipstick, foundation, eyeshadow –  just anything that we believe brings us closer to the faces we see  in ads and on display posters. But having all this cosmetic, few of us ever achieve to use it properly. But it is not as difficult as you might think.

Choose a picture of a model who has the same colourings as you. This is important. Study the picture for a while. Yes, you can see where the eyeshadow starts and stops – just look again. After you have studied the picture well, put it next to your make-up mirror and once you have applied your foundation, start to copy what you see. Since your colourings are close to those of the model, choose similar or the same colors for eyeshadow, blush and lipstick. When you start,  don’t get discouraged.  It won’t be perfect the first time around, but with patience and practice it soon will.

11. SEE WHAT ACCESSORIES ARE WORN AND HOW.

A complaint I often hear is: “ I love accessories,but I never know what to do with them.”  This frustration is further increased by hearing and reading about women who can change their look with just a little scarf or belt. If you use scarves, it should never be an inexpensive one – buy the most expensive one you can afford, because a good quality scarf can  make an inexpensive dress look good.

If you don’t know how to wear your scarves look at the way the model wears it and do the same. But then there are not only scarves. There are necessary accessories –  like shoes, bags, and hose – and optional ones like belts, jewelry, and hats. Among the optional ones there is always one that is more in fashion than others. Look how jewelry has made a come back! So again look at how it is worn. Maybe you can’t wear a big collar-like necklace, but you can wear 4 or more bracelets, just like the girl in the magazine.

Accessories can make a big difference. Therefore, to avoid being without, follow what you see in your favorite Fashion Magazine.

12. FOLLOW THE ADVICE – DO IT.

Once you have analyzed a fashion magazine as I have suggested, the most important point is still to come. YOU MUST DO IT. Knowing about how to change your hair, how to wear a hat and what is the latest colour for lips, is not enough. You must put into action what you have seen. Don’t say:”Yes, I have read about the new hair thickener in Bazaar, but I didn’t try it yet.”

I can assure you that applying to yourself what you see and read in fashion magazines –  if for beauty, health, clothes, or make-up – will give you a different image and lots of self-confidence

          Until the next time

STAY  WELL  AND  LOOK  YOUR BEST

 

 

 

 

and remember for a FREE CONSULTATION contact me at bbnnic@gmail.com

 

HOSE CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOUR OUTFIT

Hello Everyone

          Now that dresses have made a comeback, hose are an important accessory – so important, that they have taken on many different looks and purposes. Choosing the wrong kind can ruin your appearance, as much as the right kind can enhance your look.

          You can also use hose to change your look. A black suit worn during the day with natural hose, looks totally different when worn with lace hose in the evening. But to know which kind fits your outfit best, remember this;  it is the fabric of your dress or skirt that determines the type of hose you should wear.

– Tweed and heavy wool fabrics, for example, look good with opaque or textured hose.           

–  Light wool materials (or mixtures thereof) need a slightly sheerer look.

– Silk, chiffon, cotton, voiles need a nude, very sheer hose.

         Then there is the question of colour.  This is more influenced by the shape of your legs than anything else. Therefore, start by looking at your legs. Do you want to draw attention to them or not? If you have good legs, you can wear all kinds and colours. But maybe your legs are not your best feature and you don’t want to highlight them by wearing unusual designs or colours. To be more specific:

– IF YOUR LEGS ARE HEAVY:

– don’t wear light shades.

– don’t wear heavy textures or very thick opaque hose, and never woolen ones.

– don’t wear gold, or silver, or lace hose – they too add volume.

Stay with darker shades. Flattering are hose in shades of dark brown (coffee), blues, blacks, and grays.

IF YOUR LEGS ARE THIN:

– don’t wear sheer black hose. They will make your leg look skinnier.  A 30 denier weight or a light opaque is more becoming, and you can wear it in any colour.

IF YOU HAVE VARICOSE VEINS

– it is advisable never to wear anything sheerer than a 30 dernier weight 

– the many types of light weight opaque are very flattering and hide a multitude of sins.

To give your legs a longer look,  match the colour of you hose to the shoes (with or without matching the skirt). Of course if the colour of the skirt matches as well, your silhouette will still look slimmer.

          Besides the shape of your legs, you need to keep in mind the shoes you are going to wear. Heavier textured hose should be worn with lower-healed shoes or boots. Nothing looks worse than a rough textured stocking with a delicate, high-heeled shoe. The higher the heel, the sheerer the hose should be.

         If in doubt, a plain opaque hose is your best choice. They come in any imaginable colour, and thickness – so have fun with your legs this winter – and if you are daring, a wild animal print one can make all the difference.

Until the next time

STAY WELL AND LOOK YOUR BEST

  

  

and remember for a FREE CONSULTATION contact me at bbnnic@gmail.com