Petticoat school – Part 1

Elin's Era

For those who don’t know what a petticoat is: In historical contexts (sixteenth to mid-nineteenth centuries), petticoat refers to any separate skirt worn with a gown, bed gown, bodice or jacket; these petticoats are not, strictly speaking, underwear, as they were made to be seen. In both historical and modern contexts, petticoat refers to skirt-like undergarments worn for warmth or to give the skirt or dress the desired fashionable shape. Basically it gave/give your dress or skirt that extra poof.

As you all can imagine there are a huge number and variations on the market with different styles, fabrics, price and color. I would love to tell you that you don’t have to spend a lot of money for a good petticoat but I found that the more you spend the more you get in quality and poof.

The wind blew very hard that day and snatched her petticoat away!…

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5 Ways to Market Yourself as a Makeup Artist

The Makeup Movement Blog

As a makeup artist, whether you operate in a freelance capacity or structured within a salon or beauty shop, it’s extremely important to master the element of marketing.  On the Internet, if you can’t be found, you might as well be invisible.  I have been fortunate to have worked with countless makeup artists brimming with artistic and creative talent for makeup, and the common denominator amongst them is the difficulty in being able to market said skill sets to successive business growth.

I wanted to spend a little time today to share a few professional tips for the industry based on my experiences and learning, whether you are just starting out, looking to become a MUA, or just want to increase your growth for an established brand.  Here are 5 ways to market yourself as a makeup artist to boost your brand awareness quickly. FAIR WARNING: implementing the following will most…

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Valentines day outfit ideas

In as much as lot of men do not believe in Valentines’ day as they believe that it Is a waste of time and money. Some men even go to the extent of ending relationships because of Valentines’ day, whilst some just disappear into thin air. Love is such a beautiful thing that should be celebrated every day, but valentines has been marked the official day for celebrating love. Single or attached, I believe that everyone should celebrate and celebrating comes with needing outfits to compliment the day

Though the colours are known to be red, black and white, one can always break the rules and wear which ever colour they please. All you have to do is to plan with your partner or your friends where you will celebrate this day

Not being a typical traditional valentine lady, the idea is to shine like a diamond and look spectacular.

LOOK 1: Non Traditional

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Striped black and white skirt, cobalt blue vest, cobalt blue necklace, watch,  a tote bag and stilettoes. This look has black and white and not red, but it is something different. You can rock t going out for this look when you are going out for lunch with you partner and friends. Whilst you are at it making sure you order some ice cream, because with that outfit you definitely deserve

LOOK 2: Elegant

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A dress or jumpsuit, be it black or printed, red stilettoes, clutch bag, earrings, a watch or a classy bracelet. You can even opt for a floor length evening gown if you are going for dinner so that you look classy. This outfit would be perfect when you are going out for a dinner with your partner or with your friends if you are single. What you want to do is to turn heads and make women wish they were you and for men to wish they were with you.

LOOK 3: Relaxed

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Jeans, white t-shirt, sandals, sling bag, sun glasses. This is a more relaxed look, for a braai with friends. You want to be comfortable but still look stylish and have fun. So go out there and have fun.

LOOK 4: Classy

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Maxi dress, wedges or sandals, a classy handbag, sunglasses, a classy hairstyle. Some ladies will be lucky enough to be introduced to their in laws this Valentines’ day so you definitely have to look the part and not be judged or compared to the EX.

Remember to go minimalist on the makeup and do not forget to apply some perfume before you leave the house.

GO ahead and look spectacular.

xoxo Imelda the fashionista.

The Smart Money Woman, An Awakening

A must read book!!!

Mind of Amaka

I’ve honestly always been money conscious. By money conscious, I mean stingy. Jokes! I’ll give when I am led, but for the most part, I don’t like spending my own money (like many sane people). My first experience with money was getting a job at a deli. I’d reached an age where I realised one thing: I was broke, and asking my money for money to cover my various wants wasn’t going to cut it. So, I took to a classified ads website, and threw my application left and right. At the end of the day, I finally had a job.

I remember when the realisation hit me that I’d gotten the job. I went in early for the interview, and the lady was so nice. It was a family owned store, and so I guess you could say things were tightly knit and comfortable. I was going to be…

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Summer 2018 trend predictions.

Like everyone else, I am looking forward to summer. Its good bye to the horrible cold weather and it’s time for lots of sun. The summer trends I am hoping to see are;

  1. Stripes

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They were all over the run way. I am hoping to see, this trend all over from pants to dresses to blazers, and I will also get to recycle and rock my vintage Daniel Hetcher striped blazer lol.

  1. Lots of colour

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Spring like summer tends to have lots of colour. I am looking forward to all sorts of colours from pastel colours to neon and earthy colours. Dressing up for weddings, cocktails, picnics, work, and lunch with the girls and dates will fun. I am going to try and rock yellow this season and calming blue shades for those days when I need to calm down.

  1. Flats

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With the hot weather and your feet swelling, I am hoping to see amazing designs of sandals ,pumps and slippers that are not only comfy but breath taking to look at.

  1. Bralettes/ Bra tops

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These are lingerie-like pieces were paired with evening skirts, cropped jeans, slinky suits. The beautiful cropped up tops are expected to blow up during the next year. The privilege of these tops is that they can be worn either under a nice shirt or solely.

  1. 80s fashion

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With the 80s you had to go big or go home, I am expecting to see polka dots, lots of boho inspired pieces. The essence of the new ’80s redux really lies in after-dark wares. You probably won’t find much of the mood filtering into daywear, but when it comes to going out, there’s much to play with, from silhouette-enhancing nipped waists fastened with giant belts to flirty hemlines balanced out by big shoulders. Crystal earrings and sky-high stilettos are key

  1. See through pieces

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I am looking forward to see through pieces. You can be a rebel and show a bit of skin or opt for see through pieces that show off your banging spring body but in a subtle manner, showing just a bit.

  1. Florals

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They are there on every runway every spring so I know they will definitely be there. Big and small, they should all come back, they are summery

 

Let’s all go out there and conquer summer with everything we have…Happy summer!!!!