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How to have proper Etiquette


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In the 19th century, wine, entertaining and feasting was widely practised, as tradition in an English home was banqueting and/or hosting such huge events.

In Western European culture attending parties was almost like the law. It was a British regulation, and part of high society. In the late nineteenth century, a wealthy family would always serve their feast on exquisite china followed by silverware.

Although you have the working class to lower and upper middle class, all classes celebrate at some point.

I would love to one day specifically do a blog on “Victorian Englands Social Hierarchy” but I don’t want to get too carried away and off topic, but I just want to give you a bit of a background to the topic we are going to be covering.

The idea of banqueting is actually found in ancient times, but the definition of it is: a large meal or feast, completed with main courses and desserts. It is also known as an elaborate and formal evening meal.

For example, you have ‘state banquets’ held at Buckingham Palace. The English have “Dinner Etiquette” when it comes to formal dining. If you have been invited to a dinner, always make sure to RSVP at least within a week whether it is lavish or not. This is out of general respect. Your response should always be handwritten or printed on a correspondence card.

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Manners and Etiquette in general should still matter these days and proper manners allow us to be comfortable in front of others and society. It is used in todays aspects, in a world of social media. Social Media etiquette is something I really would like to cover and is a whole other topic and should be used when posting on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, etc. I believe that when you use the correct manners you will always be highly regarded and more respected than those who don’t.

Formal Dining

  1. A formal dinner requires a lady to wear evening attire, such as a slim black dress that flatters or accentuates your body. In the eighteenth century the dinner dress code was a corset, bodice, stockings, petticoat, a gown, ruffles and shoes. (With  formal evening attire make sure you dress classically and appropriately. If you are not sure about the appropriate dress, ask the host before attending)
  2. Never serve for yourself, unless stated
  3. Do not pass dishes around, to avoid any trait of clumsiness
  4. When there are butlers, they do all the service and table clearing If there are serving dishes or utensils placed on the table then you may ask the hosts if you can serve yourself, otherwise, I always wit until I am told that i can serve myself. Wait, watch, look and see what other people are doing as well
  5. It is not your local coffee shop where you can just sit down wherever or whenever you like – there is specific seating arrangement, especially in royal household!

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When serving a formal dinner

  1. Forks go on the left
  2. Salad fork first
  3. Dinner fork beside the plate
  4. On the right side of the plate, knife, appetiser, salad knife, spoon or soup spoon.
  5. The dessert fork and spoon are placed on the table above the plate, fork pointing right, spoon pointing left

At a formal dinner, the host/hostess or the guests do not assist with serving meals. Formal dining, you should know, does not allow you to have second helpings as well.

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Menu Courses

A full course dinner can consist of several dishes. Even 16!

  1. Appetisers – These canapés would be served in the drawing room before entering the dining room
  2. Soup – A cream coup to help digestive systems prepare for heavier courses
  3. Fish – Can be served as a platter hot or cold
  4. Entree – can consist of poultry or vegetables
  5. Removes – This is a portion of a meal
  6. Sorbet – This is a palate cleanser
  7. Roast – The final heavy course

You can also include number 8 as a salad which is greens with a light dressing.

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If you want to Eat like an Edwardian with a meal plan like the Crawleys of Downton Abbey, this is the way to go! You can also include fruit and cheese! Here is an example from Prince William and Catherine Middletons wedding:

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Traditionally, after the whole course menu there is some form or entertainment, typically in the 19th century it was dancing and playing with cards – like you see in those period costume dramas.

Getting involved in these activities will benefit you socially and people will love you for it!

Lastly, don’t forget to say ‘thank you’ to the host/s for such a wonderful evening, or for holding such a great party! The nicer you are, the more respect you get!

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Make Your Home Look Beautiful With Furniture Style Bathroom Vanities


Making a choice of the right bathroom vanity in accordance with the size of the bathroom tends to give your bathroom a more organized look and feel. Storage gets easier and stepping into the bathroom no longer give a cluttered feel. You can say, these bathroom vanities work miracles and help you enjoy your bath all the more.

There is a wide range of options available in these. You can choose between not only the different sizes but also the different colors, designs, and styles according to your bathroom space. If you find hunting for these vanities a daunting task, you can conduct an online search.

Different Styles in Bathroom Vanities:

With styles like the traditional and the modern available in the bathroom vanities, you can select according to the décor of your home. This is obviously a big advantage, as you are not required to make any compromises on the style of your home. The modern types have concealed drawers, glossy finishes, and offer cleanliness. For an apt modern look, you can think of choosing a vanity unit of a finish of a white gloss. In case, you wish to have a designer look, then black works out to be an ideal choice.

Traditional vanity units are ideal for those homeowners looking for a classy and elegant look to their bathroom. Most of these units are available with doors of wooden panels, design, which is floor standing and handles more on the decorative side. They are available in natural finishes for the timeless feel. You can opt for these units to add a rustic touch to the total look.

Storage Sorted Out:

Opting for a bathroom vanity keeps your bathroom looking tidy and organized, as most of the nitty-gritty of the bathroom is stored in this. This means, cleaning your bathroom gets much easier. Think of using storage trays for the ultra-small items required in a bathroom. A clean bathroom is anytime more inviting than a bathroom, which is messy and cluttered. Organizing and storing things makes them easier to access.

Bathroom Upgrade:

The smallest of changes made in a home can be considered as renovation or upgrade. Opting for the bathroom vanity is definitely an upgrade, as this has helped in many ways. This is not only appealing but also serves the purpose of storage. Take some time and make the required effort to ensure you make the right choice for a bathroom vanity. In case, you intend opting for a DIY, you can save money. You should have the required knowledge for this. If not, it is advisable to spend a wee bit more and get the vanity fixed by professionals so that it serves the purpose of an upgrade to a tee.

Adding Value to Your Home:

Any changes made in a home for the better tends to add value to a home. A clean bathroom, which functions without any clutter will definitely help in increasing the value of your home. Potential buyers always admire facilities, which make the home more comfortable and better looking. Thus, it alludes them to buy it at the deal price offered by you.

Choosing a Supplier:

This is not like shopping randomly in a mall or local market, as it makes a lot of difference to the looks and feels of a home. Before you start searching for stylish bathroom vanity units, make sure of the size, style, and other requirements. Look for a reputed supplier, who can offer you the different choices in a varied range. So that, you can pick or choose whatever you wish that too within your budget. An online search conducted gives you the freedom to compare the different prices and look for the discounts.

Contributing Writer, Alyssa Moylan

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Victorian-Styled Interior Design & Imbue Your Home with Timeless Elegance


 

With the hectic nature of modern everyday life making a negative, burdening impact on our senses, influencing our personal taste in design with futuristic, cold and depersonalized settings all around, it becomes important to trace back our roots and re-establish a personal connection with elegance.

Surrounding your personal space with timeless historic décor will allow you to have a retreat from the dreary reality of the outside world in the warm, welcoming arms of sophistication. The rich, enchanting and intimate flair of the Victorian Era creates a perfect interior that promotes positivity, creativity, peace and most importantly, your inner serenity.

Ladies, it is time to go all Victorian on your house!

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#Girlcode – The Secret to Success in a digital world


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Social Media Etiquette 

 

Facebook Do’s and Don’ts

 

  • Ensure you set your privacy settings to maximum secuity
  • Do use Facebook to connect with friends and relatives at home and overseas
  • Do use Facebook as means to open communication with long lost friends and/or aquaintances
  • Share information that is humorous, informative, inspiring and inclusive
  • Never use Facebook as a means of cyber bullying
  • always keep private information off Facebook including sensitive news such as a death in the family or a break up. Tell those concerned personally
  • Do not accept friend requests from people you don’t know
  • Do not post controversial opinions
  • Do not comment rudely on others’ status updates
  • Do not post images or content that you wouldn’t be comfortable showing in a room full of strangers in real life
  • Avoid posting selfies in an attempt to gain the approval of others. Excessive posting of selfies is indicative of insecurity
  • Avoid posting incriminating images or content of any kind
  • Avoid using Facebook as a soapbox from which to vent religious or political views or to insight racism or conflict.

 

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A Lady of Quality


I felt inspired to do a similar post to one of my favourite and first blogs that I have ever done. It was “How to be a lady”, and I was so proud of that work along with notes from a course I did online with TheEcourse.com

I collated a lot of research, and eloquent pieces of writing that exemplified what a lady is, how to live gracefully, and etiquette tips, etc that I get overwhelmed by the mass of information that we have on the internet. I love following women who call themselves “The Lady Blog” or “Lady such and such” – it gives it just the right touch, doesn’t it?

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How to be like “Kate” in a “Kardashian” world 


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It is on my heart to give some guideline as to how to live a life similar to Kate Middleton, rather than being consumed by women that educate young women about having Botox, or plastic surgery to have a successful and affluent life. I can’t believe the extreme that young girls go to, to look like someone that is basically artificial, rather than a simple natural beauty and stunner! Don’t get me wrong, I think Kim Kardashian is quite pretty, but she uses mascara over her false eyelashes! Or even doubles the false lashes! I also have a soft spot for Kendall Jenner.

It is more comely when a lady is refined and full of knowledge, cultivated and cultured, and I would be so happy if you found the following steps to be healthy for you and desirable for your life.

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Learn to be classy

A classy woman is three things,

genuine, feminine and full of high quality.

Being classy is not found on your average street, and being high-class is so rare considering there is a lot of trash on TV these days. I don’t want to offend anyone by saying that the Kardashians are trashy, but from what I have seen myself, I don’t find the Kardashians ‘classy’, no offence to Kardashian lovers.

I may have mentioned this before in previous posts, but to be classy is all about holding yourself with particular style, a hint of elegance, an aura of sophistication, polished etiquette, grace and finesse.

Make your inner sophistication and stylishness stand out by dressing like Kate Middleton, following proper etiquette, and using sophisticated language.

At the moment I am reading an epistolary novel, which uses quite fancy words and is sort of poetic and literary. To extend and expand on your language I suggest you read great literary work, like Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Go to your local library and search for books on “language” or “allegory” to develop an understanding for technical terms and to help sharpen your mind. Learning to read deeper widens your semantics and perspective and creates syntactics, helping you with the form of words, semiotics and linguistics.

In a manner of elegance and gracefulness be aware of the tone of your voice, how you speak to others, what things you do to attract people to you. You don’t have to be theoretical or philosophical in the way you say things, (although that is very cultured and smart) but simply, stating something from a book or a movie could be advantageous. I particularly like the statement in Pride and Prejudice where they say “Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.”

This is a great example.

“I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! — When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”

It sounds totally like me!



Practice your posture 

You don’t have to put a pile of books on your head to do this, when sitting in the lounge or at the dinner table, make sure you’re shoulders are back, not by sticking out your chest, but make sure that your back is straight. When you are aware of your posture, a sense of self-confidence may come your way!

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Watch and learn from other women

Is there a lady that you admire? Do you know a lady that knows how to walk properly, or dresses completely well that you just want to look like her! To be honest, I do feel that way when I see pictures of Kate, but apart from buying an original Dolce and Gabbana dress or Alexander McQueen gown, just to look like her could be overwhelming, so I suggest, go through your wardrobe and do a spring clean every few months and re-wear some of your old dresses without feeling ‘unroyal’.

Work on being polite 

Most women or people in general are drawn to someone who makes the other person feel comfortable. Speak softly and sound gentle. Don’t talk too fast, yell or wallow in unrefined gestures. Look at yourself in the mirror daily and practice your smiles. This is very distinguished.

Develop your own sense of style

Putting together a classy outfit can be fun, so go through all your magazines (Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Elle) and create a vision board of what you like and what outfits you want to buy in the future. It can be outrageous and funky as you like, or pretty and vintage like Blair Waldorf’s style. Sticking to your own style is the best way to go! If something doesn’t flatter you, don’t wear it – having your own personal style and taste is the best way to exemplify your character and personality. 

Always wear clean clothes, do your washing as much as you can throughout the week. Wear neatly together outfits and put on a little bit of lipgloss and eyeliner, with a hint of blush. During the day stick to simple ways to keep yourself looking fresh.

Wear a nice long black silhouette slender dress 

This is the epitome of class, the perfect achromatic black dress. If you have one, show it off wherever you go. Black is always in style and never goes out of date.

Wearing something flattering like this, is so natural and classy.

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Even if it’s not an evening dress, find or shop for something simple like this!

Kate Middleton Shops On Kings Road

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Going Audrey style is perfect too! She has been the epitome of class throughout the decades and especially, the era of the 50’s and 60’s, and has been a fantastic example as an actress, model, dancer and humanitarian. Widely known for her movies such as Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and My Fair Lady, “she was ranked by the American Film Institute as the third greatest female screen legend” as said on Wikipedia.

Market yourself

Creating a blog is a great way to get yourself out there and noticed, but sometimes not necessarily. You could work years on blogging and go nowhere, and all your work is just ‘archives’.

Talk to women everywhere you go, and talk about your favourite things. You have to believe in yourself and not just that, believe that you are high class first, and then be totally dynamic and hold yourself high. Learn to be a woman of value, and most importantly, be considerate. This will take you places and people never forget what you do for them. Marketing yourself doesn’t necessarily mean to “get yourself out there”, but basically holding yourself with dignity and respect and love for yourself. If you don’t do something for someone you are of no value to them. What you do for people is number one.

One thing I have learnt over the years is a woman of low value can be someone who has low self esteem themselves and they suck value from others, always getting something from someone and not giving back.

Develop rituals that support your self-worth.

A high quality woman is a woman with a high sense of self worth and we all know that a lady that knows her worth is someone of great value.

Do things to keep yourself busy and productive throughout the day. For example, I find my self-worth and confidence by writing this piece in itself.

You truly know and feel great worth by accomplishing much with your life, and I love the fact that Kate Middleton is not ‘just a princess/duchess’ but she is a woman that works hard for her country and she prepares herself for speeches, and engagements, etc.

I want to feel a sense of accomplishment in everything I do, and that’s what Kate would feel as well. Having purpose and contentment is so important and fulfilling, that sometimes I feel frustrated when I feel I am not doing enough! Even after writing this piece I feel I want to do MORE!!!!! And that’s a great feeling!

So, develop daily rituals daily by giving to others, developing fantastic relationships with your neighbours or friends at school or work, and try not to be judgemental, but full of love.

We can get so caught up with ‘worldly’ women rather than ‘classy’ women, that I hope that these eight points help you to live, learn and obtain classy points in your life. There are numerous articles on being classy on google, it is absolutely ENDLESS, but I particularly wanted to hone in on important factors that could help you be a little more like ‘Kate’!

         LOVE

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Feminine Fashionista 


So, to begin with, I don’t know if I would call myself a “Fashionista”, but if it is defined as a ‘devoted follower of fashion’ then, yes,  I am well on my way to being one. In Melbourne, I went to the L’Oreal Fashion Week almost every September, and loved it……

The VAMFF is a world wide event that has girls from all over the globe attending. And we all know, Melbourne is THE fashion capital of Australia – hence, one reason why I miss that city so much!

This year it is in March and to book your tickets, go to their Events page where you can also see Fashion Weekend Runway showcasing their Autumn/Winter collection looking at the best designer brands and you can watch runway shows by your favourite designers and be the first to discover the trends of the season.

That is if you’re in Melbourne, of course!

Featuring some of these designs:

Anna Hoffman

Arya

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Isobel Rose

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There will be a lot of different runways, from gala to premium, and Vogue will be presenting the glamorous collections on the runway and Priceline Pharmacy is supporting the runway too. There are literally sooo many to choose from, and I am particularly interested in the Virgin Australia Grand Showcase celebrating Australia’s globally recognised designers.
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Recently I bought a Zara top which is totally feminine! It’s lace sleeves leave you feeling feminine and it was such a great buy! I believe it was only about $15 on SALE, but I wanted to share it along with my favourite current dress that I have been dying to share with you for a little while now.

This is me being totally organised! I have a journal where I have learnt to start bullet pointing things to do, and every project, I write down all the things I need to do to get done, to efficiently work well on it, and have it all there in front of me, so I can take the journal to the library, coffee shop, or elsewhere and work on what I love to do!

What I find to be entirely feminine is this “Long sleeve lace dress” from YesStyle.

It is the replica of Kate Middleton’s white lace $3,450 Dolce and Gabbana dress she wore at the Ascot Races in July, 2016.



For me, this is a sensational dress I can wear to a nice occasion, or somewhere a bit more formal. I love it so much I could wear it anywhere, but it has its place to be at a event or wedding and such. I am utterly in love with this feminine dress.


So, I just got my haircut done at New Look Hair Salon, and asked for a style similar to Kate Middleton’s long bob that she had a little while ago. I was so wrapt with the outcome and results were amazing!!!!!! I literally felt like Kate Middleton after it was finished!

I felt like stepping out in style and elegance with my hair done, plus the dress and so I grabbed a coffee (of course) and chilled outside of Sambos, in Scarborough for awhile.



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Staying true to yourself


I have recently been thinking a lot about what and how young girls think and do and act to fit in a world of boys, friendship, and closeness of peers.

I don’t know everything that goes on in the world, because I lived a pretty sheltered life myself, but I have a heart to reach out to girls that go through either cyber-bullying, peer pressure, and fights that go on in a circle of friends.

I like to stick to basics, and sticking to basics is the best way to go if you want to lead a simple, care – free life.

My top priority in staying true to myself is to:

 

  • Be a lady of quality

 

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Dressing Well


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How do you feel about how you look?

Do you feel the need for a new makeover?

Do you feel like you need to put more effort in making yourself look more beautiful?

Beauty is a widely communicated topic world-wide. We have etiquette experts, leading lady’s in focusing on Makeup and Beauty, socialites in every city that talks about being beautiful in magazines, newspapers, articles are everywhere!

For a while now I have been wanting to target on “Dressing Well”. When I lived in Melbourne growing up I wore special dresses on a Sunday morning to church, and for years I wore only dresses on Sunday mornings, NEVER pants – that was Sunday nights. I used to love dressing up, and powdering my face. I didn’t wear makeup till I was about 16. I started with just eyeliner and lipgloss, but when I entered my early twenties I became obsessed with mascara, and eye-shadow, and contouring, etc.

When it comes to dressing, I have always liked lace kind of dresses – white lace or ivory laced dresses are my favourite because it is so effeminate, delicate and charming. I was a Cue enthusiast and people would brand me with that name! My first outfit I ever bought with my first pay in my first job was a CUE jacket and skirt, and I still have it after 10 plus years! I loved that outfit and wore it a lot.

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I think if you have a corporate/administration job working in an office it is important to impress your bosses with the way you present yourself. I once put in a bit of effort and had a compliment from my boss! He said he was impressed! So, if you do work in an office environment it is imperative that you dress appropriately, and refine your look.

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Currently, Cue has a “wear to work” section on their website, and I think it is the best brand out there if you want to have a Corporate look.

A Work Look

You can pair a classic Black Cigarette Pant with a Georgette Ruffle Front Blouse.

Dresses

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Check out this Black Lace Full Hem Dress for $409. It comes in size 6 to 14. It is made from corded lace, features cap sleeves, a boat neckline and a full tulle skirt. The belt that comes with it is also Rose Gold.

There is also the Textured Lace Funnel Neck Dress for $339 which is a Zip front dress, has a funnel neckline, and a slight A line hem.

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Dressing well involves getting your hair done as well. 

Looking Irresistible involves getting yourself together, and finding the perfect outfit and making yourself look right. If you haven’t seen my post on the brand Irresistible Me, check out the difference of me with my normal hair to wearing the new hair extensions!!! There is such a difference! Making sure you wash your hair at least twice a week, doing a hair treatment or mask once a week and doing a blow wave or straightening your hair is beneficial, and its imperative that you do it regularly if you want to keep yourself well-groomed.

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Now, back to the topic of wardrobe changes, Don’t forget to check out Australia’s In Style Fashion section! There are a few outfits to check out!

One for a Friday night movie:

Shop the look: 1. Equipment shirt, $220; net-a-porter.com 2. Zara sweater, $26; zara.com 3. Jennifer Fisher earrings, $215; barneys.com 4. Adidas sneaker, $100; needsupply.com 5. Adidas pants, $90; adidas.com 6. VOID Watches watch, $155; voidwatches.com 7. Mango bag, $80; mango.com

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A Beyond cozy way to master day to night dressing

Shop the look: 1. Melissa Joy Manning, $165; net-a-porter.com 2. Theory bodysuit, $160; net-a-porter.com 3. G.H. Bass & Co. loafers, $110; ghbass.com 4. Tibi dress, $495; modaoperandi.com 5. Aurelie Bidermann earrings, $320; shopbop.com 6. Mango clutch, $50; mango.com 7. Prada sandals, $1,000; net-a-porter.com

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This is the latest October issue, and in the Style section there is a Coop polyester and cotton dress that can be found on Trelise Cooper’s website.

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Here is a list of websites and style bloggers aiming at  Corporate Fashion Wear:

Closet Affairs Melbourne – Jessica Takla is a corporate fashionista showcasing & blogging about her work wear

The Iconic

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Corporate Fashion on Pinterest – a collation of pictures, and you can find the websites from there!

Pink Peonies – I just stumbled across this fashion blogger blogging about “all things girly”.

This time tomorrow – Most original wear to work looks, Krystal features daily images of her creative office attire. She loves her stilettos, and doesn’t mind pant suits.

9 to 5 Chic – Appropriate for: A corporate setting or a big, important meeting, her clothes can be a BIT pricey for the average girl, sophisticated, classic pieces like trench coats. If you have a meeting with your top boss—look to her for inspiration!

Viva Fashion – Carmen teaches you how to get that latest look of Pippa Middleton, but with affordable items you can find at places like Kohl’s (american department store) which would be like Myer. She also reviews the latest looks from places like Zara and Target, so you don’t have to spend hours browsing the Internet doing it yourself!

For MORE great fashion, beauty and lifestyle tips head on over to Glitter Guide – My mouth is watering over the photo of a Blush Berry Smoothie Bowl!

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Exquisite Emmalisa

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Charming Catherine of Cambridge


I have loved my copy of British Vogue’s issue of 100 years in FASHION. The one with Kate Middleton on the front is the June Issue, but by far it is my favourite British Vogue magazine. I have about three books on Kate, and have read quite a bit about her the past few years. Katie Nicholl is a journalist/author/royal correspondent that I follow to get information on the Royal and she gives lots of detailed information on upcoming events such as the Tour that is going to happen in Canada very soon! They will be visiting Kelowna and apparently are planning on taking little George and Princess Charlotte along with them.

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You can find their recent work on the Vanity Fair website as well which has LOTS of information on where and when they will be doing engagements. british-vogue-kate-middleton

If you want to read about Kate Middleton I suggest you buy the book, KATE by Katie Nicholl herself! It is the BEST book I have read on her and I absolutely loved it and I have uploaded a picture of it on my Instagram a little while ago, when I first started becoming a Kate fan! Go to Katie Nicholl’s website for MORE details and coverage! She has all the latest news on her!

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Katie Nicholl, Mail on Sunday Diary Editor.
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You learn a little bit about the commoner turning royal, and where she was brought up and what she did with her parents, etc. We all know her parents, Michael and Carole Middleton who became millionaires from launching their business, Party Pieces and Carole was a former flight attendant that then turned into a businesswoman. I did a whole bibliography on Kate for my subject on Applying Information Services. It had me hooked! and I loved referencing off many websites that also have a love for the Duchess.

Growing up she lived a normal easy-going childhood, and was born in Reading, and grew up in Berkshire. She now resides at Anmer Hall with her beautiful family, and I was quite blessed to receive two replies from her in the past year!

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and this was Catherine when she was five years old.

Catherine Middleton, graduated at St. Andrews in an Arts History degree on June the 23rd 2005. I find this fascinating as I want to do an Arts History degree specialising in Ancient History! This was her on her graduation day.

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Also, This was her on her 25th birthday.

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You can go to Vogues looks of fashion this year and eye out what she wore to every event! There are more photos and a whole timeline of her fashion. I particularly liked this dress she wore at her latest solo public appearance as its a soft grey and doesn’t look dull but neutral at the same time. It is a peplum styled dress and she decided to part her fringe instead of having it all at the front. This was when she visited the Send women’s prison with the Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners Trust (RAPt), an addiction charity that works to help prisoners addicted to drugs and alcohol. She learned about the role that addiction has played in the prisoners offences.

“I was reminded today how addictions lie at the heart of so many social issues and how substance misuse can play such destructive role in vulnerable people’s lives,” she said. “I saw again today that a failure to intervene early in life to tackle mental health problems and other challenges can have profound consequences for people throughout their lives.

This was her second public appearance after giving birth to Charlotte, who is now 1 year old!

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Now I just have to COO over little Charlotte – everyone has seen this gorgeous picture of her at six months, and there has been newer photos, but I just LOOOVE this one!!!

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She is a CUTE little thing! and I think it is sweet what they named her! Charlotte (feminine version of Charles) Elizabeth (After Elizabeth II) Diana (After Prince Williams mother).

and I can’t wait to watch her grow up, and maybe give future speeches!!! and hear how she sounds! I am sure we are all looking forward to future events, and you know I AM!!!!!

My favourite dress of hers is in my post, Real Replikate, the Alexander McQueen Champagne Lace Dress. Go to my post to buy a replica of this dress (if that’s your favourite too!)

Today I am going to try and find some new replica dresses online as I only have ONE!!!! yep!!! How unlike me! It can be a little hard trying to find the perfect size, and not being able to try them on, but the Issa Bird Print dress I’ve got was a perfect fit, so will be eagerly looking for more!!!

Anything to look like “Kate”!!!! hehehe

For posts on my replica’s, check out “Feminine Fashionista” or the “Issa London Blue Bird Print Dress” or have a look at Real Replikate to see my FAVOURITE replicate dress!

 

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