Rather than struggling into the latest trends, make your wardrobe work for you!
We girls are almost never happy with what we’ve got. Curvaceous women would like a more slim silhouette, skinny girls work hard to build muscles. From changing the size of our bra cup to wearing waist bands to trick the mirror, we’ve tried it all. Now here is what we need to live happy and always look good no matter what body we have: to dress for our body shape!
This super feminine figure boasts a full bust and hips with a narrow waist. Show off your fabulous curves without looking frumpy in a fitted dress with a wide belt and pencil skirt, teamed with a tailored jacket. Avoid loose designs, and beware of all-over patterns that can swamp your gorgeous frame.
Ladies with an apple shape have broad shoulders, a less defined waistline and slender legs. Opt for a sleek line that skims your stomach, and choose V-necks that put your shoulders back in proportion with your slim hips. Avoid short jackets, which add unwanted width, and don’t be afraid to show off your perfect pins in flattering skirts and dresses.
One of the most common body shapes in Britain, pears have narrow shoulders, a slimmer bust and curvy hips and bums. Draw the eye upwards by wearing bright colours and statement jewellery on your top half, and experiment with party dresses with big sleeves or collars. Halter-necks also balance out a wider bottom half, so there are plenty of options open for those with this figure – get more inspiration from perfect pear Beyoncé!
You don’t have to be an Olympian to have this body type! Athletic ladies have a slender frame from shoulder to hips. Create curves with A-line skirts that flow out from the waist and peplums that broaden hips. A narrow belt will help give shape to a simple shift dress, while halter-necks show off your strong shoulder line.
Another fruity figure, strawberries are the opposite of pears, with a full bust and wide shoulders slimming down to a narrow waist and hips. Choose full skirted dresses with colour on the bottom half, and go for V-necks instead of strappy or halter-neck tops, puff sleeves or ruffles, which broaden shoulders. Minimise accessories on top, but go to town with a pair of statement shoes.
I became an user of the Nespresso machines and coffee capsules since I started living in Switzerland, 7 years ago, where is the brand’s headquarter. In Geneva, whenever I went to the store to replenish my stock of Nespresso capsules I was intrigued by the marketing efforts of the brand. The idea of belonging to a club made sense, since in the store the service is really first class and you are treated as an associate member of a special place, not just another customer. Yesterday, finally I had the opportunity to visit a Brazilian Nespresso shop and I can say that the store in Jardins (Oscar Freire street) offers VIP treatment and is no way behind its cousins in Europe.
We were very well received by the seller Eduardo, who showed us the space with lots of attention and sympathy, and took us to the top floor for a coffee tasting. Here, the icing on the cake is even sweeter! The corner coffee tasting is inviting and the client has total autonomy, you can serve yourself – if you wish so – or be served by the attendants. There are tables and chairs so you can enjoy a pleasant and unhurried moment. Thus, Nespresso can make the customer feel really special. You are there, enjoying your cup of coffee, smelling yummy coffee scents and wishing to stay there. If you do not have a Nespresso machine, believe me, you will be wishing to buy one. If you already have one you will not want to leave the store without a good stock of capsules. Either ways, you will want to be part of the club.
We bought a kit with 15 boxes of capsules, and Nespresso gifted us with this beautiful and elegant transparent cube! This cube is now beside our lovely and brand new Pixie in black and orange.
When it comes to making the customer loyal, I rate Nespress a 10. And another 10 for the good service, courtesy and beauty of the space. My cheri Erik, accustomed to the Swiss Nespresso, loved the store at Oscar Freire. Needless to say that the marketing behind the brand, based on exclusivity and impeccable customer service and loyalty managed to keep two customers who moved countries recently and were still uncertain as to whether or not to continue using the services.
Erik, an addicted to Nespresso in the store in JardinsWhat else? I must say that the only missing element in this agreable experience was the presence of Mr. George Clooney as the host greeting the customers.
This wonderful sunshine in Geneva today and the awakening of nature inspired me to produce an all green outfit, the color of 2013. I have been wanting to talk about this color for quite some time, but instead of talking, it’s better to show. I put together a sleeveless tee, a floral tunic, green pants from Textures Fashion, pumps and some accessoires. Voilà, we have an outfit in the hottest color of the year. A green and floral production – more green than floral – in a casual look with a touch of chic.
If you prefer something even more casual, bet on flat shoes. I would wear them on a hot summer day. A maxi bag would also go well with the look.
These emerald green pants from Textures Fashion are gorgeous and the perfect color to make a fun composition, casual yet chic. The floral tunic was a gemstone hidden in a H&M store last summer. I love it!
Want to look even more carefree? Go without the tunic for a really ALL green look. With the right accessories it can only get better.