Following up from a previous article relating to travel accessories for jewellery, the topic of today's post is storage for your cosmetics and makeup. I picked out five travel bags/cases for you, each one practical and well-designed , all gorgeous and chic. Here they are.
With Le Festival de Cannes over, I thought I'd take the opportunity to write about an important topic. First of all, let's have a look at a beautiful actress in a chic little outfit: Diane Kruger. She is a beautiful woman, seen here in an adorable little blue dress coupled with gold sandals. The colour, the cut, the whole look is flattering and oh so pretty.
It is such a shame then that the paparazzi took the opportunity to turn what could have been a lovely story about this actress at Le Festival de Cannes into something totally tawdry. They did this by sinking so low as to publish photos looking straight up Diane Kruger's dress. They then had the cheek to label this with the now ever-present tabloid tag 'wardrobe malfunction'.
Whilst preparing for a forthcoming trip I have been looking at travel accessories. Most of these are purely practical in design and purpose and so they should be. I've had to search high and low for products that chic women would love to travel with. Here are a few to help you carry your jewellery in style. They vary in price, look and material, as we all have different tastes and budgets, and of course, destinations. What can be perfect for a weekend trip to Paris will not be suitable for a fortnight's beach destination in Bali.
We all know the benefits of a faithful mirror, whatever its size. However, time won't be wasted in showing you the necessity, along with the benefits, of a full-length mirror.
For our simple Tuesday tip, here are the benefits you will get from your full-length mirror:
Are you dreaming of a decluttered, tidy closet but despair of the mess inside your own wardrobe?
Are your clothes and accessories strewn around all over the place because you have too much stuff?
If you recognise yourself in the above, then you probably wish for a way to sort this problem out once and for all.
I'm happy to say that you've come to the right place because I have this great tip for you today.
In my last Tip Tuesday, entitled How To Never Add Clutter To Your Dream Closet, I gave you a great tip. It was how not to add any additional item to your overflowing closet, even after shopping. I love Tip Tuesdays, don't you?
Today, we are going one step further. Be careful though, this might hurt!
You've worked really hard. You've purged, cleaned and sorted your wardrobe. Your closet is now a prime example of decluttering, tidiness and organisation. Bravo!
So, what now?
If you carry on as you always used to, that is to say constantly filling your closet with more new clothes and accessories, you will soon get the same results as your pre-decluttering session. So, what is the solution to this common problem?
This is my tip today. It is called "one in, one out".
Sex appeal is an intangible thing so it can be a little difficult to describe. However, the consensus is that it isn't about appearing obvious.
Real sex appeal can be found in a glance, a smile, a gentle touch on the arm or even running your fingers through your hair.
Sex appeal isn't about wearing clothes labeled "sexy". Anything too overt will not transform you into a sexy siren. However, the reverse is true. A soupçon of lace, a hint of a leg when you walk, a subtle fragrance and a smile are all deemed super-sexy. Don't underestimate them.
My tip for the day was going to be different. However, on waking up to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala's clown-fest, this tip is writing itself today.
As always and in everything, if you heed the "keep it simple", "less is more" and "a little goes a long way" tips, it is difficult to get it wrong. If you blatantly ignore these tips when choosing a ball gown however, you are heading for trouble. And the proof is in the pudding, as the photos of the pop and movie stars at the Met Ball clearly demonstrate.
Nowadays, people clamour for their right to a private life, for example by objecting to being photographed in public places. Some celebrities request that their children's faces appear pixelated in the newspapers. Yet these same celebs don't object to exposing themselves in various stages of undress or in compromising situations. Celebrities as well as many ordinary people may surrender to this tacit pressure to be noticed at all costs. Everyone seems to be seeking more than their allotted 'fifteen minutes of fame'.
Holding something back isn't the norm on social media nowadays. Sometimes, we can share too much. Whether borne out of a desire to be liked, to 'belong', or heaven forbid, to become (in)-famous, sharing the minutiae of our life is not what elegance is about.
French author Marie-Anne Lecoeur writes about chic, elegance and French style.
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