Tuesday, February 3, 2015

How to develop your style in 10 steps according to designers

Developing your personal style is tricky. It's revolves around your inner skill to develop your personality through your clothes, and besides, without any external help. It's a whole process, and it's okay to try different trends and experiment with combinations, but truth is, you don't want to wander a lot. It's about developing your own personal signature and, for that I though I will share with you some inspirational quotes of designers, which totally have inspired me through this long process of developing your "personal style".

1. Anyone can dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their days off that is the most intriguing (Alexander Wang) 
Indeed, when you're about to go out for a special evening, it's easy to dress up glamorous (grab a red lipstick), but on your days off, the first thing you'll grab will express how you feel and how you want to be seen. When it comes to mine, first thing I will grab is a pair of skinny jeans, and a black button down shirt.

2. Style is personality. It's having the ability to look at things beyond fashion and the self-confidence to transform even the simplest thing into something special (Dolce and Gabbana) 
Personality comes through yourself and through a lot of things including your style. Definitely it expresses through your words and ideas, but through your style, it's a way for you to express your perception of fashion, and your ability to adapt to trends (or according to it, if you reject all of the trends). You can transform something simple in something special when you're adapting your style to you silhouette.

3. Confidence, if you have it, you can make anything look good (Diane Von Furstenberg)
Confidence is the key. I admit it's hard to believe in it, to be confident and to love who you are for who you are with flaws and qualities, but it's essential. It's easier being said, but I found out it's making the all difference, especially when you want to embrace you true personality. Being confident as DVF said, can make anything look good. Confidence is the thing that will make you radiate and completely own the piece you're sporting. 

4. Personal style is about projecting ease and confidence, and knowing it's all in the proportions (Francisco Costa) 
It's all about proportions. Depending on your heigh and silhouette, something will look perfect on you, or not. Moreover, one crazy important principle is to test your outfit according to proportions. Don't pair Mom jeans with a shirt that will waste the incredibly flattering cut of the jeans. One piece can totally make the trick if you choose carefully what piece you will pair it with.

5. I think personal style comes from within because it's a philosophy and an attitude. If you're honest and true to yourself, you will have the best personal style (Stella McCartney)
Personal style doesn't have to be overthought and superficial. Then, it will be noticed and it won't look good on you. Personal style is all about your own personality, what you want to express with your clothes is somehow something you won't need to express with your words. 

6. Personal style is about taking classic pieces and reinterpreting them to make them your own (Frida Giannini) 
Personal style doesn't have to be something out of the ordinary to be yours. Your personal style can be just about reinterpreting the classics your own way, and it doesn't have to do anything with the eyes watching and scanning your every move. Reinterpreting classic pieces is kind of the thing I do, and it's my philosophy of living Fashion. 

7. Personal style is what drives you to be an individual, whether it be clothing, music, art, jewellery, opinion et cetera. It is being who you are and being proud of where you are from (JP Gauthier)
Your style is yours because it has the power to express your philosophy, your ideas and your confidence into what you believe. It's definitely a form of Art, and it's how you can express yourself through your style. No need to think about what others will think. Be proud of who you are by expressing yourself. 

8. It's about knowing when to say yes and when to say no (Michael Kors)
There are pieces you will definitely say no to. I have said no to many pieces, and the fact that it's all over the runways or on trends don't make it good to wear. Wearing Moschino/ Scott reinterpreation of Barbie's pink and completely unwearable collection won't make you cool (it will make you on trend, for sure), if you don't embrace it. 

9. Less is always more with personal style. Just know yourself, know what works for you and be naturally confident in expressing that (Stella McCartney)
This is my personal philosophy. My own personal style would be sum' up as a collection of black, white, grey and denim multipurpose pieces of clothing. I love trends, but I love more reinterpreting a pencil skirt, supposedly made to be worn with a crop. I would pair it with a stripped tee, some high heels and a denim shirt tucked around my waist. 

10. I always say that I don't like when people follow trends too much, just because it is on the runway. I think what you wear really does need to reflect what your own personal style is (Rachel Zoe)
I don't think there's much left to say than: embrace your personality, and don't forget, trends come and go. Trust your guts and wear what you know will look good on you, according to your silhouette.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

On my mind

I've been MIA this weekend, and I'm sorry for that. I've taken some time for myself to see my friends and family, and I've totally been MIA on each of my social media channel, but thanks god, I'm back. 

Overflowing amount of rain and snow in Europe has resulted in more time wandering on the internet and especially on Pinterest. Am I the only one addicted to this social media? It might be because I love visualizing an amount of stylish look inspiring mine. I hope you are having a lovely Sunday wherever you are, and if it's snowing, just grab a cup of a warm beverage, and you're good to do nothing today. 

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

How to: 7 tips to be more productive

One of my resolutions for 2015 was being more organized about blogging. One thing I’ve learned this past few years if that if you’re committing to do something, you gotta to do it right and actually, to the end. Quitting or giving up is not even a perspective option. Being organized is clearly the most important thing I have to work on, since I’m pretty much the less organized person when it comes to anything personal. Sure, I’m working on this “flaw” especially when it concerns my student life, but efforts are needed and required. I’ve been trying to keep my closet tidy tho, and another thing I’m trying to work on is my personal productivity. Isn’t that word scary? I guess, starting to take things seriously is a step, and being more productive is about taking one more steps at a time. Baby steps it will be, and I’m pretty sure I will realize it will worth it soon enough.

I’ve decided to keep a blogging calendar, which will definitely help me, and I though that in order to process in the right way, I have to follow some guideline principles. Wednesday is going to be a tips day, and I hope you’ll enjoy this kind of article.

Today’s article concerns some principles I’ve stumbled upon regarding productivity – so fellow bloggers and readers, I hope this post will help you.

  1. Stop planning and start taking actions. I love reading fellow bloggers posts and that’s how this whole idea of starting my own project germs in my mind, but I’ve realized what I was quite a major planner and when it’s about taking actions, it’s an understatement when I say I push things back. Well, yea I’m always busy since I’m writing my little thesis, but that doesn’t stop me from taking some blogging time. “Just Do It” is actually an interesting quote. It works and you know it will since, the more you’re pushing back things, and the more you’re fearing. If you don’t take time to build the thing you want, it will never happen and you will stand still. Principal task of a blogger is producing content, so it should be the main priority. Be a producer of content, not a consumer of content (that’s actually something I’ve stumbled upon, and I’m totally getting it). Producing content is the way to attract your audience, so first thing first is to plan your future content. 
  2.  Don’t get distracted. Well, that’s something I really have to work on. I might be the one girl who’s the most distracted when I should concentrate on something that requires my whole focus and attention. I’m a lover of new things, and I’m pretty curious, so my brain is easily switching to one thing to another. I have the tendency to check out more that my mails, even tho that’s the main thing I had to do when I got my hands on my phone. Common place for all of us. For now, I have to shut out all the distractions and start focusing on the main task I put myself onto. 
  3. Focus on the more important tasks. As said before, the most important thing for a blogger is to create content; so that should be the most prioritize one right? Furthermore, creating content has to be useful – which means, it has to have a certain impact. Blogging is all about interesting your audience, because you definitely want to build a strong and dedicated audience. To achieve such goal, I’ve read so many guidelines that I’m pretty bored with all the advices, but one that will work is this one: kill all the time wasters. For now on, I will definitely prepare a 3-5 tasks list of things I have to do which is related to building my audience. Don’t stop until those tasks have been completed. 
  4. Find what works for you. Some people prefer to write in the morning, some in the middle of the night. I don’t have a preference, but what I do love is working while listening to music. It helps me to concentrate on my task, and I have the tendency to listen to some specific songs that I know I won’t get bored with. Spotify had really change my way of listening to music; so now I have some playlist dedicated to writings posts etcs. Some people rather write in silence, so it’s up to you. The silence can be golden, you might focus more on your task that way. Pick what works for you. Well, whatever works right?
  5. Keep up with a healthy lifestyle. That will change everything – eat healthy, sleep more, workout whenever you feel to. Leading a healthy lifestyle will definitely fill you with more energy, and even tho I’m a big partisan of coffee, it’s not the only thing which works. It will improve your productivity and you will win some time. Plus, make sure to take some breaks, and rest your mind.
  6. Passion is the motor. It’s so true. If your blog topic is something you’re really passionate about, you will definitely want to push yourself forward and get out of your comfort zone. Indeed, you will not be able to fall asleep if you didn’t get to create the content you wanted to. I have experienced this, and it’s so true – sometime, I have to create this specific content to be able to sleep. Now, you might think I’m cray. Plus, inspiration when it comes to produce content is clearly important. I love creating boards on Pinterest, reading and flipping through some editorials. That’s where I found my inspiration, even tho my style is pretty minimal and monochromatic. The world is full of inspiration, get inspired.
  7. Stop fearing. It’s actually one I’m always working on, but who doesn’t? There are so many things you can fear – what your readers, closed one or fellow bloggers would think about your articles or your vision. Or about being ridiculed, not being perfect, not having enough guts, readers, talent or reputation. Start silencing theses fears by putting them away. Thing is being a blogger, and a fashion blogger is about being inventive, trying new things and getting out of your comfort zone. We shall all embrace our not perfect personality, because let’s just face it – no one is perfect, even tho you’re think to by watching their Instagram feeds. Inspiration is the key, and you can get inspired by reading some fellow bloggers articles. Don’t get paralyzed by their writing skills, we all can definitely do it. If you put your mind onto something, nothing should stop you to get there. If you want to get better, best way is to practice and improve your work through the feedbacks. 
I’ve just realized I’ve rambled a lot, but I hope it has inspired you to be more productive about whatever you put your mind onto. So kiddos, I hope you like this kinda post x