A little red carpet information


Here I am again, I want to apologize for my long absence, almost 2 weeks … but I was away because I broke my legs and I am on wheel chair. I know it sounds worst than what it really is, but it’s nothing serious because I have what is called a “stress fracture” which means that I just have smashed my bones it is not really broken. But still, I cannot walk because the bone heals just as a real fracture, and it is very painful. So … as you can imagine, the past two weeks I wasn’t in the mood of doing anything.

 

So here I am again and I am going to present you a little summary of red carpets, events that happened during May: the MET gala (Metropolitan Museum of New York) on May 7th and the Cannes Film Festival from the 16th to the 27th of May.

 

First lets talk about the MET gala, this year was to celebrate the opening of the exhibition called “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations”.

 

As you can imagine, there was a big variety of styles among the dresses that used the celebrities but let’s talk first about the long-tail dresses.  The best for me was the one from Renée Zellweger and the worst was the one from Beyonce who is back in her size but I think it was too much transparency for her curves.

Some of the best dresses for me were the ones from Camilla Belle, Claire Danes, Cate Blanchett and Marion Cotillard. The first two dresses were very elegant and classy in white and nude, love the hair, the dress and the whole outfit.

Cate and Marion used black but again, totally elegant and as you can see Marion is using transparencies but just in the right places.

Regarding the Latin girls, this dresses were great! As usual Sofía Vergra showed her great body, and Eva Mendes and Gwyneth Paltrow (who is too thin!) made a little tribute to the designer from the exhibition of that night.

These three actresses are usually among the best dressed in every event, but this time I think none of them chose the right option. Cameron Diaz used a dress that made her very square, no waist. Sarah Jessica Parker used Valentino but from the last century, not at all sexy as she usually is. And Scarlett Johansson forgot to stop in the hair dresser before arriving there, and that dress … not the best.

Now the horror – show, here are the worst dresses from my point of view. The worst was the one from Mary-Kate Olsen and even worst is that she designed that, and that hair, what was she thinking? Christina Ricci had a very nice dress with out that thing on the back, is bigger than her, and looks funny. And Karolina Kurkova who has such a great body, chose to use this “mermaid” dress which left me … speechless.

Now lets talk about the Cannes Film Festival, as every year during the festival there are a lot of events to promote the movies and short films that were in the competition.

 

The first person that I want to present you is Diane Kruger, she was jury this year and I just love her outfits which as you can see are completely different for each occasion, she kind of become a chameleon, her looks were very different each time.

Eva Longoria and Salma Hayek were invited to the event and both left a very good impression with her looks. For me this year Eva was one of the best dressed of the festival, as you can see she looked stunning in the red carpet.

Salma looked good but something was wrong, don’t know if it was her make-up, she was not as pretty as she usually is.

One of the biggest deceptions for me, regarding her outfits, was Nicole Kidman. Look at her tinny little body and her plastic face, what happened to her? She used to be perfect, so beautiful … and now she looks weird. Nevertheless her movie “The Paperboy” caused a great impression among the jury and critics, which showed that she is still a great actress but please stop the botox and the diets!

Any way, hope you enjoyed this red carpet summary, and I promise to be back every week as I used to be, but now and for the next month …. from my wheel chair.

 

See you soon!

 

Fabiola


Packing for a business trip


I can’t believe that suddenly we are in May …that was fast? Don’t you think? And also with out noticing I am on day 25th of my diet, remember the 30 day plan? So far the diet and exercise had been amazing, with good results (3 kg, almost 7 pounds!!!). I do almost 2 hr per day of exercise, which is heavy, but the diet is really nice because it includes all the recipes that are easy and delicious! So … only 5 days to go!! Which me luck!!

 

Now, talking about plans and how time just go by, today I am going to give you some tips for a situation where you usually do not have much time to think or plan. I am talking about the business trips; I am going to give you some tips in order to pack your bag in a more efficient way.

→ The first thing is that usually you have a tight schedule, which means that every second that you can save is gold! So try to use a carry-on instead of a big suitcase, this will save you the time of waiting for your luggage.

 

→ Your carry-on has to be light, avoid heavy suitcases that will take the few kilograms that you are allowed to use.

→ Make a list of your activities, split them in formal and informal reunions, and then create outfits that can be easy to mix with your accessories, so you can use the same shoes, belt, bag or coat but nobody will notice because the other things are different. Or maybe you can transform and informal outfit to a formal one just by adding accessories and changing your make-up. The best for business meetings is to wear neutral colors, which are easier to mix and combine.

 

→ Be practical, buy a little beauty kit for travel with small bottles for shampoo and creams, do no travel with the super saver bottle that you have in your shower! Remember that you have to save kilograms in every single detail. Also remember that you are only allowed to pass bottles of 100 ml to the airplane.

 

→ Regarding the shoes, use a fabric or plastic bag, never pack them just like that, they are dirty and you want your clothes to be clean.

→ One key detail is to put all your underwear in a separate closed bag, it will be even better if is not transparent, so when ever security open your bag you don’t have to bother about catching your panties from the floor or the table.

→ Now, the most important of all is how you actually pack your things. The key is to use every single free space, and I am not saying that in order to do that you just have to make little muffins of your clothes, no, we want them to arrive with our wrinkles. So you have to pack in layers trying to cover all the spaces but with things that match that space, maybe shoes, a belt, etc.

 

Hope you will find this tips useful and you can also apply them when you pack for your vacations. Eventhough for that kind of trip you usually have more space, always be practical. Avoid taking hundred colors that will require hundred accessories for each day, apply the same principles that I mentioned here, and you will see how you can survive with less things and still look amazing!

 

See you soon!

 

Fabiola


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