Wednesday, December 30, 2009

What are your New Year’s Resolutions?

The year is coming to a close and like many people I am looking to the year ahead. I am thinking of all the things I should change.
  • Loose weight
  • Exercise more
  • Eat less pasta
  • Travel more
These are my New Year’s Resolutions. I must admit they are pretty much the same each year. I always intend to follow through but rarely carry on for long.

I think we should have New Year’s Congratulations instead. We need to spend some time looking at all the good things we did during the past year. That is far more inspiring.

What are your New Year’s Resolutions?

Happy New Year !!!!
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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Bikini Barista

After a full day of shopping during the Christmas rush, with my Mom, we stopped for a coffee at a drive through espresso stand. This is where we happened upon Mandy, the bikini barista for Foxy Lady Espresso Hut. I got such a chuckle from this charming surprise.

Washington State has the best drive through coffee stands and they are everywhere. You can’t go wrong.

Being Moms our concern for Mandy was - aren’t you cold? She guaranteed us that the heat was cranked and she was very comfortable.

Mandy found her cute little Santa mini skirt and hat at Victoria secret. She made us a great Mexican Mocha Latte for the long, cold Christmas commute home.

Thanks Mandy for the Christmas fun.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Lessons from Christmas Shopping Men

Christmas Eve is 3 days away and most men are starting their shopping. I know this because I was among them yesterday doing my Christmas Shopping. I was considering a beautiful item as a gift and chose to wait and contemplate the purchase then come back if I could not find anything more stunning. I find it interesting to consider the difference in style as to how men and women operate.

As I was walking out of this large store a gentleman and his young teen daughter brushed past me. I could not help over hearing his comments to his daughter.

“If you want something for Mom get it now. This is the first store I have been in for Christmas and it is the last. Today is it.”

This comment struck me like a thunderbolt. As women we spend so much time making everything perfect. We deliberate over the best gift to give everyone. We spend hours decorating, planning, cooking, shopping, wrapping and creating the festive atmosphere.

All that in addition to work, kids, pets and running the house - No wonder the holidays are exhausting!

Both genders could take some hints from each other. Perhaps some men could put in additional effort and as women we could reduce our effort - slightly. Was it really necessary for me to think about my purchase and go back to buy it? Because you know I did go back. So that was 2 trips for 1 gift. Not time efficient!

Women truly create the holidays but how much can we do?

I hope the shopping gentleman’s wife enjoys her “get it now”, one day, one store gift. I really have to rethink my shopping style next year.

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Plus Size Body Sculpting and Instant Slimming

Most women see their bodies in the mirror and feel unhappy with one or more areas. They will try on beautiful clothes and only focus their eye on the body areas they dislike that may be showing through the outfit.

Have you ever considered how much a body can be manipulated and camouflaged with undergarments?

Body shapers are the best kept secret in Hollywood. Of course no star wants it known that their red carpet look is enhanced by body shapers.

Our female bodies are soft, squishy and easily moulded and changed with the use of body shapers.

In the days of old a woman would wear a corset or girdle to hold it all in. These were extremely restrictive and controlling. In this modern age woman have comfortable options with the new fabrics offering firm control and targeting specific areas. You will be amazed by the INSTANT change to your body.

I think the best side effect of wearing a slimmer undergarment, aside from looking smoother, is great posture. As these undergarments hold you in they also hold you upright. There is nothing more beautiful than good posture. You may not have thought about this but the Hollywood beauties NEVER slouch.

Give a slimmer a try and you will look your best this Christmas and New Year.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

How a bra is sized.

Bra sizes are quite confusing. The bra size is determined by two measurements. There is a number and a letter. The number is the size around your ribcage. This is important for choosing a good fitting bra. This number is NOT your measurement around your body. Oh no, that would be too simple. The ribcage measurement has 4 inches added then the size issued.

The cup sizing is given a letter to denote the fullness of the breast. The letter relates to the difference between the breast measurement and the bust measurement. This starts at an A,B,C,D and then repeats as in DD, DDD, E, F, G……This system was first created by Warner bra in 1935. It enabled a standard for manufacturing and is still used today.

The combination of ribcage and breast volume are described as 36DD for example.
The little known reality of this sizing system is that as the band size increases so does the cup sizing. If you compare a 36D bra with 48D bra you might expect the cup sizes to be the same. They are both a D cup but the size 48D will be larger than a 36D.

( See the Black Goddess bra from the photo )

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Rigby and Peller vintage style bullet bra

I wanted to spotlight this new retro design because I think it is just adorable.

Rigby and Peller are a London, England based foundation garment company celebrating 70 years in business. They have commissioned a special, limited edition set to commemorate their longevity.

I would not wear it, I would not pay 300 dollars for it but I LOVE it. I think this was so beautifully done that it deserves admiring.

They have taken a very strange yet popular bra style from the 50’s and revamped it in a seductive soft pink satin. The conical bra originally looked bullet proof in a heavy white nylon yet their version has a romantic and innocent appeal. Attention to historic form is shown in the stitching detail of the cups and placement of the seams.

The panties worn with the bra have a high waist and are covered in ruffles over the butt. This gives a childlike element that works wonderfully. The mood is perfectly cast in the photograph with the dusty light and tactile backdrop. It almost looks fluid.

At first glance I was taken by this photograph. As I have looked at it further I continue to be impressed by the sophistication of the presentation. All design elements come together in color, balance and style. This makes my mind wander through costume history. I picture a slower time with soft gentle light and structurally tailored clothes. This reminds me that I love beautiful lingerie and all it's vintage charm.

This is a visual treat for you. I know very few would wear this however many may appreciate the presentation and the satisfaction of viewing a fashion statement . This is a show piece lingerie set made for petite girls. The size range is 30C-34DD.

For all you fashionistas….enjoy!

It is available to order at Rigby and Peller

Would you wear this style of vintage bra?

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