Thursday, August 30, 2012

Why I love so much vintage jewelry?

Vintage jewelry pieces are generally made of heavier materials that last. I love the quality, because, in general, they are extremely well-made, especially designer pieces, like Trifari, Coro (my favorites!). However, there are great vintage jewelry pieces unmarked or unsigned with a fabulous design.

Vintage jewelry pieces are rare, unique or exist in small quantities. And I like to be unique, to stand up from the crowd. That´s how I am and who I am. I hate to bump with a girl using the same necklace! It happened once and I felt very uncomfortable, although I thought: "Nice taste!" 

Authenticity is also important. I rarely use reproductions. I like items that carry a small piece of History and a part of someone else's history. I feel so special when I wear something from my mum or my grandmother!

And, of course, I choose items that fit my character. I love the late Fifhties, and the Sixties! In 3 words: Mad Men Style! 

I love the idea that anything old can be new. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! The 3 R´s in fashion means to have an EcoChic attitude!

So, wearing vintage jewelry is definitely to make daily a  fashion statement and a pleasure!

The small pictures were are part of 1964´s Trifari Ads

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Marilyn Monroe fashion tips

Marilyn Monroe

Even 50 years after her death, Marilyn Monroe continues to inspire women all over the world and celebrities like Madonna and Scarlett Johansson. 

Here are a some tips:

1 - Embrace Your Curves
Marilyn Monroe had wide hips, big breasts and many, many curves. But she did not try to hide them. We should all be so kind to ourselves, wearing clothes that fit and flatter rather than hiding our bodies under oversized T-shirts or baggy sweatpants. As Marilyn said: “To all the girls that think you’re fat because you’re not a size zero, you’re the beautiful one, its society who’s ugly.”

2 - Seduce
In a positive way, seduction is the ability to charm the others. 

3 - Invest in accessories
Accessories valorize the look and Marilyn loved pearl necklaces and shiny jewels. Even with affordable jewelry you can feel like like Marilyn, as she said: "We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle".

4 - Be Bold
No one can deny that this was the main characteristic of Marilyn Monroe. The dress of the classic episode where she sang "Happy Birthday" to President Kennedy was sewn into her  body. I believe this was part of her provocative personality because, is her own words: "I love to do the things the censors won't pass"; "If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere"; "Well behaved women rarely make history".

5 - Identify your signature style
Pencil skirts, marked waist, daring necklines and blond hair. It is difficult not to recognize the style Marilyn. Become known for your style.  It's all about knowing what you like and what you feel and look best in -- and then sticking to it. You also could consider planning your wardrobe around three key colors, such as pink, gray and black. Like Monroe, who gravitated toward muted tones, you'll be well on your way to having your own signature style.

6 - Striking make-up
Red lipstick was a classic in the lips of Marilyn. The color does not need to be red, but a striking eye shadow or lipstick can make your look more interesting.  

Be aware that red lip color is always in fashion, and contrary to popular belief, it can look good on any woman -- whether she's a blonde, brunette, redhead or somewhere in between. The vibrant color draws attention while sending a clear message that you're confident in the statement you're making. The key is being careful not to overdo it. 

7 - Make a difference become a quality
Many women do not like a different detail of her body. A mole, for example, may not be the object of desire of women, but can became a distinguishing feature of a diva.

8 -  High heels
Orthopaedic surgeons can not be moved by the argument, but the high heels empowers women and makes them sexy. Marilyn knew this and invested in stilettos. After finding the shoemaker Salvatore Ferragamo,  she only wore the pieces created by him.

If the continued use of high heels is dangerous, ballerinas are also not a good option. The superfine soles do not absorb the impact of the foot on the ground, and can lead to excessive stretching of the ligaments and tendons of the leg to the knee. Try, at least, to use a height of not more than 4 cm. However, when there are no complaints about the column or discomfort associated with the use of heels, there is no reason to contraindicate its use.

9 - Do not hide your arms
Find a photo of Marilyn wearing long sleeves. Few, very few. Marilyn Monroe often bared her arms - and shoulders and cleavage 

10 - The hair is fundamental (and may be short)
To say that the hair is the face frame is an old cliche. But, it is true. In addition to finding the ideal color, you need to find the right cut for you, whether long or short.

11. Structure Your Look
A structured look on the outside starts with structure underneath. The structure and shape provided by a well-fitting foundation is nothing short of miraculous. Invest in a good bra and stay-up stockings.

12.  Cleavage
Vampy, not trampy. As Marilyn herself once said, "The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn't any."