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St. Barts/Barths: one of the Heavens’ drops on Earth

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I believe that the most efficient therapy and action you can take is to get out of your comfort zone to explore yourself and the world from other perspectives. Being a doer rather than a dreamer my lifestyle is traveling.  This experience does not only widen and refreshes the mind by showing the magnitude, the power, the strength of Terra and beauty of difference. It also assists in discovering new shades and places as a part of the whole.

Today, I would like to share one of my favorite places on Earth, which is loved by celebrities and still unknown to many. There are several reasons for that and the first one starts with the name. It was confusing to me, when I came here 10 years ago for the first time, how to actually call the place due to the multiple name versions. According to Wikipedia Saint Barthélemy officially the Territorial collectivity of Saint-Barthélemy (French: Collectivité territoriale de Saint-Barthélemy), called Ouanalao by the native people, is an overseas collectivity of France in the West Indies.   The island’s name often abbreviated to St-Barth in French for locals, and St. Barths or St. Barts for English speakers and the last is the most comfortable version for me.

A bit of history:

Saint Barthélemy was for many years a French commune forming part of Guadeloupe, which is an overseas region and department of France. In 2003, the island voted in favor of secession from Guadeloupe in order to form a separate overseas collectivity (COM) of France. The collectivity is one of four territories among the Leeward Islands in the northeastern Caribbean that comprise the French West Indies, along with Saint MartinGuadeloupe (200 kilometers (120 miles) southeast), and Martinique. It is the only Caribbean island that was a Swedish colony for any significant length of time; Guadeloupe was under Swedish rule only briefly at the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Symbolism from the Swedish national arms, the Three Crowns, still appears in the island’s coat of arms.

Geography:

Saint Barts is a volcanic island fully encircled by shallow reefs. It has an area of 25 square kilometers (9.7 square miles) and a population of 9,625 (January 2015 estimate). Its capital is Gustavia, which also contains the main harbor to the island.

The island lies about 35 kilometers (22 miles) southeast of St. Martin and north of St. KittsPuerto Rico is 240 kilometers (150 miles) to the west in the Greater Antilles.  

Getting to the tropical paradise retreat needs detailed planning due to the absence of the direct flights unless you are coming by private jet or yacht. From New York one can travel by Jet Blue to St. Martin and from Paris – to St. Martin. I personally travel through Puerto Rico due to the visa convenience and it is just one flight from there.

Location :

I would say that the energy of the exclusiveness of the island is rather simple and natural so-called “lassez-fare” Caribbean lifestyle. The language, cuisine, and culture, however, are distinctly French. Moreover, this amazing small and cozy place has EVERYTHING one would ever wish to have for natural and comfortable escape. What I personally love about St. Barts?

Heaven-like nature, crystal blue-green water and white sand clean with well-maintained beaches.

The same time zone as New York makes it easy to adopt. Amazing climate, always fresh wind calms the body and brings a pleasant feel.

Along with enjoying picturesque nature, one has everything the soul, mind, and body demands. Like a great range of shopping facilities including luxury, nigh life & great events, amazing restaurants, beaches, and hotels!

I believe that St. Barts is definitely one of the best places on Earth you want to be, I come here at least once a year, sometimes up to 3 times for 1-2 weeks. I would highly recommend you to experience this drop of Heaven!

Best  Restaurants in  St Barths:

L’ISOLA


Fine Italian
Restaurant
http://lisolastbarth.com/
La Guérite
Restaurant
Saint Barthélémy

Mediterranean
Cuisine Beach & lunch
http://www.restaurantlaguerite.com/
Shellona



Greek Restaurant &
Beach with shells, great place for lunch
https://shellonabeach.com/en/shellona-2/
BONITO


French Restaurant https://www.bonitosbh.com/en/
TAMARIN French Restaurant
http://www.tamarinstbarth.com/
OREGA Authentic Japanese
Cuisine
http://oregarestaurant.com/
BLACK GINGER* My favourite Authentic Thai Cuisine http://blackgingersbh.com/en/

HOTELS:

Pearl Beach
Hotel
Great for lunch and children programs https://www.stbarth.com/hotels/detail/pearl/pearl-beach-hotel
Manapany (5*) I ve stayed here
see the room view below
https://hotelmanapany-stbarth.com/  
Eden Rock
Hotel
Currently under
renovation, the best
place to stay at
https://www.oetkercollection.com/hotels/eden-rock-st-barths/

Other useful sources of Information about St Barts:

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6bzsZQle4A

St. Barths travel online guide: https://www.st-barths.com/en/home.html

WikipediA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Barth%C3%A9lemy

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PFW headline: the last creation of Karl Lagerfeld …

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This March, Paris Fashion Week had a memorable taste to its prêt-a-porter Autumn 2019/Winter 2020 collection. So-called “last show” of CHANEL from Karl Lagerfeld finalized the Fashion Week in Paris. Grand Palais as a distant mountain village with multiple Swiss-style chalets was silent. The true legend of the XXth and XXIst century fashion history has accomplished his mission. Rows of wooden chalets with smoking pipes, artificial snow and mountains created the atmosphere of winter and gave a feeling of universe tranquility. The highest rank models, celebrities and other VIPs came to see the last true ambassador of French elegance creation. Every project of Karl Lagerfeld has his own particular touch full of meaning, style, and beauty.

This new collection was the accumulation of everything: the pats, the present and the future of the fashion Chanel House. That was represented by the extreme, from the favorite shades of the iconic tweed suits to modern down-padded coats in ultra-bright and rich colors. This collection was created in collaboration with the successor of Lagerfeld, Virginie Viar, who had been his right hand for over 30 years and introduced a lot of iconic things of the brand. In the future season, the absolute leader from Chanel will be tweed with a goose footprint in different shades.

However, the prevailing silhouette is oversized: flared trousers, long coats, down jackets and capes. Among the mostly dark color palettes, there was a stream of tender, completely white images, including feather mini-skirts resembling snowballs, in which the ambassador Penelope Cruz and Lagerfeld’s favorite Kaya Gerber appeared. Spectacular lapels, voluminous knit tails, fur boots, pearls, embroidery from glass beads and gold vinyl are in the line full of remarkable details worthy of the level of haute couture.

The magnificence and perfection of the clothes reflected­­­­ the skills and talents of its departed creative director. I believe anyone who knows about CHANEL heard the name of Karl Lagerfeld associated with it. The genius of fashion and style, he used to call himself “the brand”. Mr. Lagerfeld was highly recognizable and respected fashion influencer due to his talent and devotion of his life to mode. At the age of 14, he came to Paris from his hometown Hamburg with the mission of devoting his life to the creation of the cloth and he accomplished it on the 19th of February, 2019. His story is amazing and full of important events. Before becoming creative director of Chanel House he also has worked with Balmain for 3 years and he got the job by winning the “Best Coat Design” (1954).  The logo of Fendi was created by Lagerfeld and he cooperated with the brand actually longer with Chanel (50 years) and many others. Along with being professional of high rank, he was also a diverse persona, whose interests ranged from reading to creating art pieces and photography.

Karl Lagerfeld left an indelible mark in the history of Chanel and in the history of fashion in general. This was confirmed by the tearful, prolonged nonstop applauses during the final release of the models for the song of David Bowie “Heroes”. Although the Hero of the event will not come out anymore his steps in the world’s fashion history and our hearts will live forever!

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Paris: Haute Couture 2019 & unknown brands

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As usual, the new cycle of the entire fashion-industry started in the heart of style – Paris. High Fashion Week of Spring/Summer 2019 season took place from the 21st till the 24th of January. This “holy fashion event” is organized by Parisian High Fashion Syndicate. It is held twice a year in the four last days of January and July. High fashion Week (HFW) is the top level in the fashion industry. It is one of the mostly desired events of the celebrities, designers, influencers, brands and fashion lovers.  

The remarkable fact of HFW is that about 70% of representations are made by hand and models are sewn in one piece only.  The average cost per piece is several hundred thousand American dollars. Therefore the haute couture collections find their owners mainly among the brightest stars and/or the richest population of the modern world.

Moreover, the most famous fashion houses and best designers represent their collections here. Being a regular guest and true fan of the fashion, I wanted to switch the attention and introduce so-called “new names”. Those brands have already received significant recognition, rewards and loyal customers.

On the 21st of January Flora Miranda from Antwerp has raised the question about the future of technology in beauty and fashion. Intelligent machines as the basis of modern production process. Demonstration of the Deep Web collection dedicated to the idea of ​​“learning machines”. It was combined with an informational presentation by Swiss artist Simone C. Niquille and moderated by American internet artist Signe Pierce. This unusual and thorough work was a pleasure to see.

Celia Kritharioti (Celia Kritharioti) is a fashion designer from Athens and the owner of the oldest Greek fashion house founded in 1906. On January 22, Celia presented her new immaculate spring/summer collection. Magical attraction of her show was a distinctive feature of dresses created by the designer. Among the muses of the brand were Claudia Schiffer, Leticia Casta and Natalia Vodianova.

On January 23 for the first time in Paris the show of the Spanish brand Yolancris took place. Yolancris was founded in 2005 by sisters Yolanda and Kristina. The brand specializes in wedding and evening dresses and is represented in more than 30 countries around the world. Know singers Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Shakira, Lady Gaga, as well as bridesmaids: Chloe Kardashian, Courtney Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner at the wedding at Kim Kardashian and Kanye managed to “light up” in Yolancris.

To end up, I just wanted to share with you that the duration of the catwalks lasts no longer than 30 minutes. The preparation that takes months and sometimes years passes by models so fast that sometimes it is impossible to see the details and understand what is going on. That is why literally everyone is taking videos on their phone, including me. See videos for Paris HFW in my Instagram!

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Selecting a HAT!

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Through the years of my life, I have been magically attracted to one of my favorite accessory that represents power and authority – the hat. Due to the fact that it covers the head, where the thoughts are born and it is believed when the hat is changed opinion is changed. As well as, when someone tries your hat, he/she will know what are thinking about.

The covered head represents humbleness, nobility, and style. Moreover, different hats signify different orders within the social hierarchy in the past. It is also a known fact that taking off the hat, when entering the building is the representation of respect and etiquette knowledge. The history of the hat goes back to Egypt, 3200 BC and for those who want to know more are welcomed to click the link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hat.

Hats are made of different materials, produced in various forms and sizes and serve many reasons.  Such as, the protection from the weather conditions (sun, rain, wind, snow); as the religious attribute – when entering church (orthodox) woman have to cover their head; it also represents the safety and hygiene function for some professions and/or can be a fashion accessory!

There are  several commonly known types of hats. They are, military (peaked caps or brimmed hats), hard hats (protection function), cowboy hats (sun and rain protection), Ushanka – Russian fur hat with fold-down earflaps keep the head and ears warm; Ceremonial hats – for graduation students; Professional hats like Toque that is worn by chefs.

I think that many individuals are scared of wearing hats, because they think that it will not suit them. Contrary, the right hat can actually enhance your appearance and contribute to your overall look by balancing out your face shape and frame of the hat.  Below, I have gathered several guidelines that will help you to discover the way to your best hat look!

It is essential to choose the correct hat for your face and figure type. So, proportion – is the key when selecting the hat. It is vital to consider your facial structure and shape overall. If you have a small face, you should choose a smaller hat. Conversely, if you have a large face, you should choose a larger, more remarkable hat. No matter what your size or features, a hat should be no wider than the width of your shoulders. Here are some tips. If you are petite than choosing hats with a low profile crown and a small brim is the right thing. Stay away from big hats since they can overpower you. Many cloche style hats are particularly flattering on a petite frame.

If you are tall than hats with a wide brim and a shorter crown would be your best choice. Avoid narrow and angular shaped hats. For the full figured:  full brimmed hats that are wide can help balance your shape.

In case you have sharp angled features, choose hats with asymmetrical lines. I would suggest, looking for the hats with the design features like folds, pleating or curves, that will help soften your face. You can try one of those: Gathered Newsboy Hat and/or Trinity Turban.

In conclusion, when selecting a hat consider style, color, and comfort of the item. A hat should be suitable for YOU, simple and casual in neutral color, or a color that matches majority of your outfits. The fabric/material of the hat should be natural, breathable and suitable for daily use. I would suggest basic neutral hats, which can be added with accessories and be used for many looks. Be different, be hat, be you!

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Fingerless Gloves/Mitaines/Half gloves will keep you warm and trendy

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As the winter continues, it is important to protect your hands and one of the best ways to do so is by using Fingerless gloves that are both functional and trendy. Mitaines (from French) – a pair of gloves with their fingers “cut off” at varying lengths, keep hands warm and protect without hindering the movement of the fingers.

Initially, fingerless gloves derived from the classical version for the purpose of doing the type of works that required the movement of the fingers. However, in the 18-19th centuries, mitaines served more as a fashionable and esthetical accessory rather than functional. It is hard to pinpoint the exact moment when they started to appear. However, its popularity peaked in the middle of 80th. The main two types that were commonly used are simply knitted mitts and lace ones. The length of them varied from the short, to the middle of the arm, or even the elbow. Today fingerless gloves are widely used by man and woman. Sportsman: bikers, cyclists, sailors, fighters, fashinatas’ and many others love this vital attire detail that is blended with meaning.

There are various types of half-gloves. They are leather (my favorite), laced, knitted and woolen.  The most common and widely used is a leather half-gloves. They are worn by drivers, bikers, marksmen and other cool people who need some hand protection, but finger dexterity is important. Black leather gloves (optionally decorated with rivets, studs and other metal fittings that turn a glove into a kind of brass knuckle) are also loved by Goths, punks, metalworkers and other informal people who borrowed this accessory, like black leather outfit, from bikers. In reality, leather gloves without fingers definitely a sign of toughness. However, gold, silver or any other color as well as decorations make this hard element a fashion accessory.

Laced half-gloves serve mainly as a fashionable ladies accessory, covering the hand, but showing rings and manicure. Black lace gloves are loved by elegant gothic individuals. Contrary white and/or cream are suitable for angel-like inguenu.

Knitted or/and woolen half-gloves are the most practical and clean option. They are worn mainly for heat, and are loved for this by the representatives of the urban bottom.

Half-gloves can be of a various length, types, materials and shapes. They are widely used in the show and entertainment industries and are loved by many cultures and its popularity is rising worldwide due to the comfort of using touch screens in the cold rooms and seasons. I love mitaines too and consider them an important element of showing your mood and character. Be bold, be seen, stay warm!

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For the shoe lovers: luxury boutique in Vienna.

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New Year is the magic time of changes and transformation. The start of a new cycle, formation of the fresh ideas, wishes and aims. As a fashion influencer, I believe that clothes we wear show our positioning and represent our message to the outer world. Appropriate image is an important contribution to any target that will ease the reach! How to start the creation of a new look? From where to start and what is important? As a reminder the fashion formula consists of: the base wardrobe +outwear & shoes + details (accessories).

Today I am happy to announce that I am opening new rubric – best shops around the world! And I believe it is vital to start with one of the most important elements of any look – shoes. The first thing that people pay attention to when they see you the first time is your shoes! Therefore it is really a must to have good quality, expensive and comfortable shoes. So where and how to start the search? The findings of “Your” brands and shops are the solution and the key to your fashionable look and success!

I would highly recommend you to visit one of the best shoe shops in Europe – Dinnes boutique https://www.dudakova.com/ . Located in the historic heart of Vienna – this cozy and chic place has a great range of world’s famous luxurious brands and designers.  DINNES as a premier fashion luxury retailer has really a lot to offer including matching accessories. The customer service representatives are the fashion professionals, who speak various languages and have the solution for every individual. The exclusiveness and customer orientated approach of this shop start from the design concept of 2 French designers Jerry Pellerin and Kevin and finish with the light and coloring psychology to please and welcome the guests. Being a shoe lover, when I am in Vienna, I always come to Dinnes boutique! I feel welcomed and it is easy to find exclusive and trendy pieces of art here, be that – shoes, handbags or other creative details.

I love this luxury fashion brands boutique for everything starting from the beautiful owner – Innes Dudakova, who is the x-model with an excellent taste and deep understanding of the style and fashion. I highly recommend you to visit this modern and warm boutique to treat yourself. Please follow the link here to learn and see more: https://www.dudakova.com/.

Love yourself, be the best version of yourself in the luxury shoes from Dinnes Boutique!

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What to wear for the New Year’s Eve 2019?

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For some of you 2018 was a year of success, others met difficulties and obstacles or maybe have not even noticed how it passed. I would like to congratulate you with the end of 2018 and to thank you for supporting and reading me. Now, is the right time to take a break from the work and make a detailed analysis of achieved goals as well as make plans and targets for the next year!

For me, 2018 has been productive and busy year and I am happy to announce that I will be launching new online program “Personal Shopper” in January 2019 for you! In addition, I also do “Live Shopping” with you – all the detailed information will be e-mailed to you upon request info.lenlenstyle@gmail.com. I will be also surprising you with new projects, trainings, consultations and master classes aimed to help you to find yourself in the world of fashion and style.

Moreover, today I would like to talk about the most recent issue – what to wear for the New Year’s Eve in order to look stylish and remarkable?  This question has been probably in your mind for a month now and for those who still in search here is the quick solution from me.

First of all we need to understand where you are planning to meet the New Year. This is the base of your look and it should be appropriate to the situation and place. For instance the attire in-home varies from the corporate or closed party look. Well, let’s see what the fashion world has to offer.

Sequin – is the recent fashion trend that tells us to shine! On the New Years Eve and holidays in any setting would be a great choice. It can be the whole dress or partially, pantsuit embroidered with sequin details and/or ornaments. In case you want to be modest I would recommend adding accessories like handbag and/or shoes decorated with sequins. In any case you will look bright and stylish with sequins.

For those, who like rich and luxurious look, I would recommend – velvet of bright colors. Velvet dress of green or Bordeaux colors will be irresistible and fashionable for the New Year’s Eve!  

Long and midi skirts made from silk combined with crop tops and sconces will give a stunning and relaxed image for those, who want to be noticed and feel comfortable at the party. For the nightclub lovers – sequin leggings combined with again crop tops and scones will give you ease and shine that is required for this ambiance.

For those, who consider themselves extraordinary I would recommend dress with ostrich feathers as a part of bottom or finishing for the New Years Celebration. This elegant image will give you a look of a Goddess!

Since the upcoming 2019 is the Year of Earth Pig/Boar, I would suggest natural colors like brown, yellow, terracotta, orange, beige, various shades of coffee, golden colors. However, due to the fact that Chinese New Year will come at the end of January – beginning of February, I would suggest wearing anything you like and want to meet 2019! Please, keep in mind that we are creating the atmosphere, so the mood is the core of the success! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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The best shopping tips or how to shop for clothes!

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December is the magical time of sales and is the best time to shop. Whether you are renewing and/or adding some special clothes and accessories to you base wardrobe or looking for something specialfor Christmas and New Year Eve. In order to look good you just need to know howto match the cloth from various brands and it does not have to be designers’clothes. Therefore, I have prepared several tips of how to shop best in the inexpensivemass marketing shops like Bershka, Promode, Zara, H&M, New Yorker, etc.  In such shops, on one hand, there are a lot ofthings, and on the other hand, most of them are of the same type and lookcheap.

Mass market segment stores are specialty brand chains that sell a variety of items at affordable prices. They work on the volume and cheapening of the cost of goods/clothes principles. That means that they produce a large number of the same type of things/clothes, where only some details and colors change (in my experience of researching similar stores in different countries, the range is mostly more or less the same). Cheap fabrics, the technology of tailoring and typical patterns of things are used. The stores have a very large assortment of various items, many of which look fashionable, but not of a very high-quality.

So what should be your strategy of shopping in stores of that kind?

1. Define your style and image in advance. Despite the fact that many people do shopping intuitively and spontaneously, you need to go to cheap stores, having thought out your style and image beforehand. You should think about the image, the feelings and understand what impression you want to make on others. Making a list in advance of items you want to buy, including colors, textures and silhouettes will make your life easier.

2. Deselect those things that you should and will not buy in the mass-market stores.

There is a list of things that should not be bought in mass-market stores due to the fact that the manufacturer saves on the cost of things: chooses cheap fabrics, parts and finishes. One of them is the imitation of leather items. Do not buy clothes from faux leather in mass-market stores,unless these are shoes and bags. Shoes and bags can be made of leathersubstitutes, but they must be of some unusual color, shape, form, etc.

Please try to avoid buying brand imitations. For example, alike material with small logos all over the item like in Louis Vuitton or Gucci. Such things are easily  seen as fake and form rather negative opinion about your taste and style.

Belts are almost always mass-produced from leatherette, which is of poor quality. The metal buckle quickly peels off and breaks.

Avoid clothes from synthetic stretching lace and transparent things, through which you can see the underwear.

Clothes and items from shiny materials often look cheap. Keep away from T-shirts with strange inscriptionsor with inscriptions and logos of known and unknown brands. In general, thingswith large logos, even from original boutiques, look pretty cheap. Rememberthat the Dolce & Gabbana lettering on the whole back, straps with largebuckles with the word Gucci emphasize the bad taste.

For a basic wardrobe, a white /black T-shirt is enough; a colored T-shirt immediately makes look cheap. Some more things to pass up: colored hoodies, faded denim miniskirts, leopardcardigans, useless sleeveless cardigans of bright colors that are not quiteclear how and what to wear with, sunglasses (which can also impose vision),colorful plastic bracelets that are in almost every store.

My suggestions: when choosing items in the store, pay attention to their quality. As has been mentioned above, mass-market items manufacturers usually try to choose the cheapest fabrics and accessories. So pay special attention to the quality of clothes: lines should be smooth there must be no thread sticking out of the product there should be no puffs buttons must be intact it is better not to choose things with a large amount of metal trim (zippers, riveting, buttons). Usually, factories choose cheap metal fittings that quickly peel off and break. In case of costume jewelry – no glue or plastic uncut edges should be visible. Some people think that if things are not visible from afar, then the product is suitable. Just because of such details, the whole image looks cheap.

Secrets: Often, manufacturers love to make clothes on elastic band avoiding the customization for the figure. Black elastic black gives a cheap look, so I recommend covering it with a quality belt.

However, usually the mass market produces jeans of a good quality, just try to find the right model for you. Using multilayer can hide the cheapness of things. For example, not a very well-tailored dress looks better with a jacket on top. In case you are wearing individual things (only a dress and shoes for example), they should be made of high-quality fabric and fit you perfectly.

The bigger the size, the greater the risk of looking cheap in mass-market things, because things don’t hold big shapes well. Mature women should be more attentive when shopping at mass market stores. It is a fact that in youth the carelessness and untidiness of a girl is forgiven and no longer permissible for an elegant adult woman. Stay warm, choose wisely, and be stylish!

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How to dress to look slimmer?

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Christmas is in the air and most of you, including me, have forgotten about their discipline and diet due to the magic vibes and sweet and merry mood! Winter is the time when body urges to keep warmth and due to the cold weather, there is no wish and consequently time of going to the gym. The fight between brain and natural instincts take place. Knowing that any woman would like to lose a few pounds/kilograms and look slimmer than now. However, there is no time for it and  I have decided to share with you the secret formula of how to look slimmer without dieting and fitness, just by choosing the right clothes!

Today, I will convey the most common mistakes that we all do when we want to look slimmer. The first is that we strongly believe that wearing black will make us look slimmer and hide extra pounds/kilograms that we have gained. The problem here is that dress in black all the time makes you look gloomy, boring and too serious.

The second mistake is to wear oversized, unisex clothes with no particular shape. You might think that the more voluminous the clothes are, the more it covers your body and therefore the slimmer you seem. However, it actually works the opposite way – a woman wearing clothes that do not fit in size loses the shape and rather looks like a piano covered by a veil).


The third mistake is avoiding experimenting and dressing only in basic and very simple things. That represents that you are afraid of everything that is fashionable and bright. I can assure you that understanding of how to match the colors and styles will help you to hide extra pounds by wearing bright clothes and accessories. I strongly believe that each woman with any type of the figure is beautiful.  Moreover, it is an art to understand and to know how to properly shape your figure.

The main rule is how to look slimmer is to remember the most important rule of all European stylists – “camouflage technique”. Using this approach means not to close yourself with black voluminous things when you are not visible in them, but to disguise what you do not like in the figure and transfer the focus to your merits.


How does this technique work? Firstly, we need to identify those parts of the body that seem to be imperfect to you. Most likely you have a long list and know the answer to this question. Contrary, we need to determine your strengths. That might seem like a more difficult task. I would suggest emphasizing on those parts of your body that seem beautiful to you. For example, this can be hair, legs, wrists, hands, legs,hips, breast, waist, etc. So, when choosing what to wear choose darker colors and shades for the voluminous parts of the body. I would suggest selecting from black, dark blue, dark brown, dark gray, etc. Contrary, on those parts of your body that are your virtues, you will put on clothes and accessories with prints and patterns of a bright color.

Basic and simple things should be a part of your silhouette and design on those parts of your body that you feel are uncomfortable with and fashionable and original clothes will highlight your merits. This way, you will avoid the look of a gray boring mouse, present your body in a winning way and be perceived as fashionable and modern woman.

For example, for those with big hips, but beautiful breast, I would recommend wearing a simple black A-line skirt and a striped top. Complete your look with a red jacket and necklace. That way you will divert attention from the hips to the top of your figure and show off a beautiful chest.

In case you have beautiful legs, but broad shoulders – wear a black long-sleeve base top and a bright and stripe midi skirt. All attention will be focused on the legs and the unusual skirt. Noone will notice the problem shoulders.

If you desire to hide your belly and you have slender legs – put on a black simple tunic-dress on unusual pants with a bright print. By covering the belly and visually making it slimmer the focus will fall on slender legs.

In cases when you do not like anything in yourself – you can make accessories as a focal point. I suggest going for the bright and fashionable accessories that will lead the eye away from your figure – an unusual scarf, original earrings, designer bracelet, bright red gloves, and shoes with laces.

Moreover, within a month I am planning to launch an online course on how to find your personal style and I will teach you how to shop properly. To know more about my Personal Shopper online Master Class follow me on Instagram #lenlenstyle or write me an e-mail: info.lenlenstyle@gmail.com. Love yourself, be happy, be Christmas!

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THANKSGIVING GIVEAWAY from Lenlenstyle in corporation with FEMME LUXE, London

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Today I am happy to announce the winners of the Thanksgiving Giveaway! Wonderful dresses from the Femmeluxefinery were presented to the @priyanka.thapa, @jaspreet.k.brar, and @mariabuchwal.

However, in order to get stylish dresses from @femmeluxefinery & #Luxegal, those fashionistas had to answer different questions about fashion and style that I have been posting on my Instagram page three days in a row. The majority of the answers could have been found in my blog, here). The Thanksgiving Giveaway dates were: Sunday – the 18th of November, Monday – the 19th of November and Tuesday the 20th of November. 3 days – 3 questions, the winners were announced on the 22nd of November on the Thanksgiving date! After that 48 hours were given to claim the present and yesterday all the lucky winners have received their deserved awards. I have contacted all of the girls and asked them about the giveaway and the dresses, below are the quotes from all of them. As well as I will give my comments & suggestions for each dress and what it is best to wear with.

Priyanka: “A friend of mine told me about this wonderful giveaway and I did not expect to win. I am truly happy to receive a warm and stylish dress as a present on such a special day. I am thankful to my friend, #lenlenstyle for the organization and to #Luxegal, @femmeluxefinery for an awesome gift. It really made my day! The quality of the dress is impressive, it is cozy and trendy – I love it! Thank you, everyone!”
Priyanka is the winner of Black Cable Knit Jumper Dress – Winter Collection:
https://femmeluxefinery.co.uk/collections/dresses/products/black-cable-knit-jumper-dress-winter.

Priyanka, this dress is perfect for winter and it will keep you warm. The universal black color gives you the choice of wearing it daily as a cable knit jumper dress on top of the high-rise slim pants. Moreover, figure-hugging fabric and cable knit detail create a statement from day to night dress. I would suggest to team it up with some chic over the knee boots, for a totally chilled vibe.

Maria: “I love presents and I always search for the giveaways on Instagram. I was very glad to find lenlenstyle giveaway before the Thanksgiving Day! Since I do believe in miracles I was hoping to win a dress. I do a lot of visualizations and meditations, so I went to the website and looked for the collections and dresses that they have. I was really happy that every day lenlenstyle had different questions and links for the dresses that way I had a choice. My favorite color is white, so I have hoped to get the Cream Bodycon Long Sleeve Jumper Dress, and I did! I was amazed when the results were announced. The dress itself is of a good quality, warm and multifunctional – you can wear it with on top of the pants as the long sweater or as a separate dress. I really appreciate that gift. Thank you #lenlenstyle and @femmeluxefinery, #Luxegal.”
Maria got the following dress:
https://femmeluxefinery.co.uk/products/cream-bodycon-long-sleeve-jumper-dress-cara.

This cream Bodycon Long Sleeve Jumper Dress will keep your autumn styling looking hot as it can be this season, Maria. With the luxe figure-hugging fit and long sleeves, this hot jumper dress is an essential in your Autumn/Winter 2018 wardrobe. I would suggest to wear it over the tide black, silver, green or any color jeans or/pants for a daily look. By teaming this hot jumper mini dress up with some over the knee boots – this look will become a perfect night out styling. Metallic accessories will help to take this affordable jumper dress to the next level.

Jaspreet: “I have participated in this giveaway thanx to my friend, who mentioned me in the comments. I did not expect to win. I have answered the question about the favorite brand of the Fashion Influencer #lenlenstyle and it was right! Well, I really did not expect it to be true. I have participated in giveaways before and there was a great competition. Therefore, it was really unexpected for me. Yesterday, I have received a wonderful Button Detail, Wrap Dress. Thank you!”
Jaspreet got this dress: https://femmeluxefinery.co.uk/collections/dresses/products/black-button-detail-wrap-dress-jenna.

Dear Jaspreet, this dress with its luxe black coloring and perfect button detailing this wrap-effect dress will become essential in your autumn/winter 2018 wardrobe. I would suggest you wear this hot dress with some lace-up heels for the magic night out style. Alternatively, you can wear it with perspex heels and metallic accessories for a Christmas night look.

I am glad that this spontaneous cooperation with brought joy and fashion delight to those wonderful ladies. In such moments I realize that life is about giving and that why it is called a PRESENT! Be happy, be fashion, there will be more follow me on Instagram #lenlenstyle, #Influencer, #Personalshopper.

Femmeluxefinery

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