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London in bloom: RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 highlights

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The last month of the spring is cherished and awaited for many due to several reasons. May is rich in the color spectrum, loved for comfortable and warm temperature, short nights and long days, and blooming flowers, trees and plants. That combination awakens and inspires us for multiple outdoor activities, nature exploration, gardening, and other scenery related doings. Moreover, if you are in London at this moment or deciding where to travel next week, I would highly suggest coming to Chelsea, West London, for the next week May 21st – May 25th. I believe, it is one of the world’s beautiful places, indeed, to be at with the family, friends or/and alone. Chelsea is looking prettier than ever right now. Other than visiting the world’s leading horticultural event, the Chelsea Flower Show, you should definitely take time to tour Chelsea and its surrounding areas for more floral delights.

Formally known as the ‘Great Spring Show’or also known as Chelsea in Bloom held since 1912 for 5 days in May- it is a garden show that is produced by Cadogan in association with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), and sees breathtaking floral displays from retailers, restaurants and hotels throughout the duration of the Chelsea Flower Show. Today, it is definitely the most famous flower and landscape gardens show in the United States and, perhaps, in the world).

This year, the Chelsea Flower Show is in great demand! Mostly all tickets have been sold in advance. This is due to the gigantic preparation and involvement of Kate Middleton in garden design debut. Although, the world’s most prestigious flower show was always supported by the Royal family and Queen Elizabeth the II is the key guest of all the shows. This year the new offspring of the royal family as Duchess of Cambridge and co-designers’- landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White of Davies White will unveil their cooperation of highly-anticipated garden. The idea of the design was inspired by Duchess childhood memories and triggered by the natural world. The purpose of designing and building the garden was ‘to highlight how being active in nature can positively impact our physical and mental health. The garden has a natural woodland feel and contains lots of unique design features to inspire families to get outside and explore nature together. This, true and beautiful idea of unity with nature is highly supported by the UK population and I can just add that I have never seen so many people here before.

Highlights to the Chelsea Flower Show include the avant-garde show gardens designed by leading names with Floral Marquee at the centerpiece. The Show also features smaller gardens such as the Artisan and Urban Gardens. Nature is the key element and sustainability is the core value of any design. You can pick 3-5 or all the shows to see:

In THE GREAT PAVILION

  • The Great Pavilion showcases thousands of immaculate plant varieties from around the world
  • David Austin Roses will unveil two new English Rose varieties at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

For those who want to know more:

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show kicks off on Tuesday 21 May until Saturday 25 May 2019. Remember, 21-22 May is for RHS members only, whilst non-members can visit between 23-25 May. Ticket prices vary, dependent on whether you choose all day, the 3.30pm or the 5.30pm time slot

Flower Show 2019:

https://www.housebeautiful.com/uk/garden/a25786928/chelsea-flower-show-2019/

WikipediA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelsea_Flower_Show

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My 10 days detox in Bad Ems! The best place in Europe to balance your body & spirit.

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Hoping to overcome sleep disorder, traveling stress and return to my “before” winter weight I ventured to the authentic Ayurveda medical and spa center in Germany. Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre is located in Bad Ems. It is highly respectable and the only recognized best Ayurveda Clinic in Europe. Being “imperfect” human beings, my friend and I have decided to try a minimum of 10 days detox program.

You can get to Bad Ems either flying to Cologne or Frankfurt am Mein and from those cities, it will take you about an hour drive to get to the place. This small cozy town is very welcoming and there are elevators leading to the forest where the walking trails can be found. However, the weather was not in our favor during our stay and the temperature was pretty cold for long walks.

After we arrived in the hotel Hackers Grand Hotel Bad Ems, that has to be ordered separately, we ate at the local restaurant and the next day in the morning went for a personal appointment with the doctor. Firstly, the pulse was taken for determination of the main dosha that is responsible for all processes in the body. There are 3 types of doshas: vata, pita and kafa. They are essential for all processes in the body: assimilation, maintenance of health, formation, and disintegration of tissues, elimination of decay products, mental states, emotions: fear, anger, greed, understanding, love empathy and others. So based on our individual nature the procedures were assigned.

The core of our daily food would be vegetables. All food will be prepared on oils and each procedure started with “abyanki”. Breakfast, that I have skipped, consisted of porridge and soaked dried fruits. Before every lunch, we would get something sweet due to the belief that the brain will receive a message of glucose income and become less hungry. Mainly choice of rice and quinoa. Dinner was served usually with soups. Here we would also get a menu for the next day.  In case of hunger we were allowed to eat crisp bread.

Throughout the day we would have to drink very hot water. In addition, when prescribed by the doctor, you should be waiting at the door with a thermos for “Am Pachan” at 7 AM. Here you will be served a special cleansing drink and maybe ghee.  However, the absence of a standard waiting room for procedures caused a lot of inconveniences: only 2 chairs available and constant wind discomfort contributed to catching a cold.

As I have mentioned in the beginning, the minimum stay is 10 days. You should be prepared after the 5th day you will be given castor oil and it will become your laxative day). One day after you will be prescribed another 3 enemas. In addition, after a week (7 days) you will receive extra enemas, they call them “basti”, the first one is oily, the second is strong antitoxins and the third one is oily again. The oil will continue working for another 10 days and it is essential to keep the diet for another 2 weeks at least. That will accelerate the weight loss process. We were also given a bunch of vitamins to take as the diet supplementary.  

As a result, my friend and I lost 3 kg (about 6 pounds) each. However, I was not able to conquer my sleeping disorder, but there more still to come. Moreover, authentic Ayurveda treatments in Germany with emphasis on high-class Panchakarma-treatment was a great experience overall. Do detox, stay tuned, be happy)!

For those who want to know more:

The Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre: https://ayurveda-badems.com/

Hackers Grand Hotel Bad Ems: http://haeckers-hotels.com/grandhotel-bad-ems/hotel/

WikipediA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_Ems

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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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High waist jeans: how to choose and what to wear it with?

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There is a saying – there’s never a new fashion but it’s old. It is a known fact, that fashion designers often return to the past and present an “old dish with a new sauce”. The example of it is a modern trend “jeans with high waist” or so-called “high rise”. Therefore, questions about how to choose the right model and with what to wear such a style are still relevant. This form is suitable for both slim types and middle-sized ladies. In addition, high waist jeans help to hide the imperfections of the figure.

So, the question is how to choose a good pair of jeans? In fact, the selection is a serious process. I would suggest you, before going to the store think about it, write, visualize until you will get the understanding of what features should your future high waists model have.

When choosing denim trousers with high-rise take into consideration the following parameters: Pants width, like any traditional jeans, high-waist models can be narrow, wide and/or flared. If any of those do not suit you than high-waist jeans of the same kind should not be your choice. Tight slim pants adorn the owners of slender legs and those with “pear” and “apple” figure types will look stunning in the spacious models.

Figure type: The owners of the “sandglass” figure do not need to worry too much when choosing a suitable model. However, those of you with the type of “apple” and/or “pear” should be more attentive. For the ladies with a problem area around the waist – narrow slim fitting with a high-rise is prohibited. Those with pronounced hips also should turn their gaze in the direction of straight cut trousers or flared trousers. For the representatives of the “inverted triangle,” figure high-rise jeans will be suitable. Moreover, the proper selection of the top outfit together with the oversized trousers belt will emphasize the slimness of the waist and legs.

Material thickness: Items from dense denim can visually eliminate small flaws of the figure and make the look of the waist thinner. Contrary slim summer jeans are unlikely to cope with this task. They are more for skinny figures. However, stretch models greatly highlight sporty and toned figures, especially in the autumn/winter season.

Colors: As with traditional jeans, bright and bold decisions are more suitable for modern fashionistas with a slim figure. But sometimes an unusual fabric pattern is able to divert attention from a bit plump hips. Today’s trend is monochrome and bright floral prints, geometric shapes.

Presence of accessories: Embroidery, additional buttons, buckles, patch pockets and other decorative elements hide the figure’s flaws and highlight the advantages. Therefore, selecting the desired model, focus on the reflection in the mirror. Traditionally massive and voluminous patch back pockets of the trousers are not suitable for L+.

So, when choosing high-rise jeans in the store, take a few styles to the fitting room with different widths of pants and several colors. Compare 2-3 options and choose the most comfortable item that emphasizes the advantages of YOUR figure. I would suggest taking into account the existing clothes in the wardrobe since knowing in advance what you will wear jeans with will ease your decision making process.

What to wear it with?

High-waist jeans look really stylish and the “bottom” is already interesting and bright, so the rest of the clothing like shoes and accessories should make it even more spectacular and attractive, and in no way “switch” the focus. Each model of jeans in its own way is original and requires compliance with the other elements of the attire.

The combination of style will depend on what style of clothes you wear. High-rise pants are in perfect harmony with the following styles: office, romantic and/or sports. For work and everyday wear, it is better to choose classic jeans of direct cut and combine them with a shirt, or a blouse made of thin fabric. Filling the shirt in the inside of the pants will create emphasize on the waist. Walking around the city will surely give you a good mood if you wear flared jeans or slim jeans, combined with a shirt or a t-shirt with a trendy print. Now, on a cool winter days, a sweater with a long back and a cropped front in a pair with tight high-rise jeans together will certainly bring several enthusiastic looks.

Men’s shirts, cardigans and sweatshirts can also be well combined with this style. A cropped jacket or jacket is able to emphasize the waist and the slim legs. Belt and other accessories will harmoniously complete the image. With high-rise trousers, both narrow belts and wide ones can be worn. Moreover, the elegant strap will further accentuate on the slim waist. The cropped top, fashionable for the past few seasons, is just made for high-rise trousers. A variety of models will help to find your image and call attention to the fit body.

To sum up, when choosing the look with high-rise pants try to keep the focus on the bottom part. Slim fit will look harmonious with a blouse or a free-cut T-shirt (see the photo of mine). However, it will also look great with monophonic tops. I highly suggest to experiment! Be inspired and be free with the high-rise jeans!

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