Doing exercise with style and care


Today is Friday, finally! Isn’t that great? Now we will have 2 days to relax and enjoy … although I don’t know how much we will be able to enjoy here in Buenos Aires, because they said that we will have a rainy weekend … well, let’s see.

 

I want to tell you that I’ve found a system that is not new, but I haven’t done it before, I’ve read a lot about the great results that it produce, so I’ve decided to try it.
I am talking about “The 30 day method” the author is Tracy Anderson the personal trainer of Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow (among other celebrities). The plan mixes a very strict diet with some not conventional exercises.

I know that it sounds like the typical method that will promise miraculous results, but I believe this is different. If offers you a complete body change, burning your fat and adding shape and muscles where you need it. What do you think? Since I don’t want to have the doubt, I decided to start the plan tomorrow, so I will tell you later if it works or not.

 

And since we are talking about exercise, today I will give you some tips about how to choose your exercise clothes. There is a lot of variety in designs and colors in the market, many t-shirts, jackets, pants, etc. But what really matter is what is closer to your body, and I am talking about your bra and your tights. Both are the key depending on the kind of exercise that you practice.

 

For example, if you are planning to do aerobic exercise (cycling, running, dancing) you should focus on your bra so you don’t get any injure on that area. The objective will be to maintain both girls firm and tight.

 

There are a lot of models depending on the brand, what I suggest you is always to try them on the store so you are sure that the tops is tight enough to support but not hurt you. It has to be comfortable, that is very important.

 

From Nike there are different models with and without shaped cups:

Adidas has this super supported bra that has, as you can see, a design that helps to hang on their place your girls. They have also the regular tops with thin stripes but these are more for yoga or sports where you don’t need too much support.

Talking about pants, again, when you do aerobic sports, especially if you run, it’s vital to have a strong support so your veins survive the effort. Please do not run with shorts, it’s not good for your legs!

 

There are different models, it all depends on what you prefer:

In fact, it’s very important to get the right clothes to do exercise, but what really matter is to choose an activity that you really like, so you can be constant and see the results that you want. If you don’t like it, I am sure you will drop it fast!

 

For me, tomorrow will be day one, so wish me luck and I hope it works!

 

See you soon!

 

Fabiola


Mirror, mirror …


One of the beauty problems that we all have in some point of our lives is related to the length of the eyelashes. We all (and yes … I am sure you too!) have tried many different methods to make them grow and some of them had worked, some others don’t.
In my case, when I was 15 years of age I was very stressed about my eyelashes because they were very short. So, my mum told me about this old remedy where the almonds oil do the trick! You just have to put the oil every night in your lashes and after a while they will grow, and believe me, the really grew! I did the oil stuff for a year and my eyelashes grew very much and the best, they are still the same length until today.

 

Nevertheless, now there are many other tricks, more modern and I am not sure if they are as healthy as mine, but what I can tell you is that they work. I am saying that, because one of my best friends try one magical product that make her eyelashes grow so much that now she can touch her eyebrows with her eyelashes!! She looks amazing and her eyelashes are not only long but she has more than before.

 

The product that I am talking about is “Latisse” which enhance the grow of the eyelashes making them longer, stronger and darker. The main ingredient of this product is a drug used to treat glaucoma and manage ocular pressure. It has to be applied only once a day in the upper eyelashes.

The product is really efficient, but some of the disadvantages are that it will not have noticeable effects before 4 months and if you stop the treatment your eyelashes will come back to their original size (I am not sure how this works … will they fall out?, hope not!)

Any way, since my mum has glaucoma, I am super freak with this topic so I went to her ophthalmologist to ask about “Latisse” . He told me that the product is good and it works, because the substance that it has that is for glaucoma it really increase the volume and the large of the eyelashes, but he told me that is important to consult an ophthalmologist before trying it, because it’s not for everyone, you should check your family story about glaucoma. I have to tell you that my mum is using the glaucoma medicine due to her condition, and she has more eyelashes than before, but in her case it was not a good effect because she had so many eyelashes that she even have inside her eyes and it was a nightmare!

 

So, I believe it is a great product if you take your precautions before using it, and you have to be aware that is not a permanent remedy. I personally recommend my “home made” remedy, which is efficient and permanent … and of course very very cheap!

 

You decide!

 

Let me know if some of you have tried it, does it work? What do you think about it?

 

See you soon!

 

Fabiola


Autumn in Argentina


Autumn is starting on the south cone, so we have to start getting ready with all the autumn trends and new fun possibilities that this season bring to the table.

 

The first thing that you should know are the colors of the season, I’ve already mentioned this when Autumn arrived to the north hemisphere,  but it is an interesting application what Argentinean designers have done as we saw in the Fashion Week in Buenos Aires last month.

 

Something that will make your life much more easy, is the big trend of block dressing, which means: pick a color and wear it from head to toe. It is just great, you will not have to suffer about combinations or contrasts, of course you can use the same color in different tones, it is up to you.

 

Talking about design, the trends are maxi dresses and maxi skirts (specially pleated skirts), wide-leg pants, oxford pants (straight leg), and sheer pants and skirts. Do not worry if you are a lover of leggings, they still on but with less power than in other seasons.

 

In general, this season fashion takes and reinvent the 70’s and 60’s style. Something that I like a lot is that the smoking jackets are back, and also the feather jackets (please all fake ok?).

 

Regarding shoes the trend is to wear long bots or ankle boots. I love to use long boots with even longer socks. The bag of the season is the “Doctor bag” style, it is useful, and you can put everything inside!

So, that’s it for now, enjoy the season and make great combinations, although the weather is not really letting us enjoy the Fall, because some days are cold and some others still hot as summer.

 

See you soon!

 

Fabiola


Look great for that big day


After a little absence I am back! And to be honest since I arrived in Buenos Aires I am quite dizzy with all the things that are happening around me since all my friends decided to get married. Yep, from the one who had been dating 8 years to the one who just have 6 months … I guess everybody is taking seriously that the world is going to end this year!

So, let’s talk about wedding dresses to be in the mood, maybe you are in the exact same situation of my friends so it could be useful.

Everybody wants to look great on that date, some of the brides do crazy diets, and special treatments for their skin before the big day, but, to be honest, not everybody gets the perfect look. Some of them try to be the princess of the story and end up being the witch. The reason of this is simple: people use things that are not good for their body, their skin and their face. The objective is look great, feel yourself and be comfortable, be able to move, dance and enjoy, keep that on mind and things will be easier.

 

Here are some simple tips to get the perfect look:

 

The dress

 

It’s very important that the dress shows your personality and fits your body type in a perfect way, and more important, it has to be comfortable, not too heavy or too tight. You have to be the one who takes control of the dress and not the other way. I know this is quite obvious but believe me it happens, how many times have you seen a full team helping the bride to go to the bathroom?

 

So the first thing you should know is which cut is better for your body type:

 

If the upper part of your body is smaller than your lower part: then your objective should be to send all the attention on your upper part to create the perfect balance. If you want to use embroider or details use them on the upper part of the dress. Try the boat neck, or a “V” neck. It’s very good for you the empire cut and the “A” skirt. Avoid the mermaid cut and the pencil skirt.

If your upper part of your body is bigger than your lower part: you have to avoid any cuts that emphasize your waist because this body usually has no waist or not much. The objective is to add volume to the lower part of your body. Try the “U” or “V” neck. Regarding the cut of the skirt avoid anything to tight try to add volume, skirts with he layers and flares always help.

If you have a balanced body with a small waist: the best cut for you is the one that shows your waist. The focus is to show your curves and emphasize your waist. You can use the mermaid cut, or anything tight to your body. Be careful with the neckline, if you have big bust the strapless can’t be straight because it will make your body square.

The fabrics and the colors will depend on your personality, if you are romantic it will be very probably that you will prefer a lot of embroider and details like flowers. If you are more modern you may want to include special details like color or leather. As I mentioned before the objective is to choose a dress that shows your personality.

 

Make up and hairstyle

 

In this section my suggestion is very simple but stronger: what ever you do it has to show your personality and you have to feel yourself, feel comfortable with your decision. For example if you have never used an updo, why try that one for your wedding? Or … if you have never used make up, please go for a simple and nice natural make up for your wedding if not you will feel like having a mask.

I am not saying to avoid make up because you will need it to look great in the pictures and during the whole night, what I am saying is that you should choose a make up style that will make you prettier and not weird.

 

Any way, I hope this simple tips will be useful for you remember that specially on that date you have to look an feel prettier than ever, project your personality and specially feel comfortable with your choices.

 

See you soon!

 

Fabiola


Fashion at any age


Today is Valentine’s Day, in some countries is the day to celebrate love and friendship, but in others (like in Argentina) it’s only to celebrate love, which makes this day especially corny. I think it could be a good excuse to show to your friends and your “significant other” what you feel and how important are them to you, but still I think is quite corny to use so many hearts and flowers.

 

I have always been impressed about the enormous flower consumption that exists for this day. When I lived in NY I had to commute to Rye in train, and it was amazing to see every Valentine’s day how Grand Central became a flower place with all those people waiting to receive their love ones with a bouquet in their hand.

Today at home I saw a very cute example of how even after 40 years of marriage love still on and little details still matter. I am talking about my parents, today my dad brought flowers to my mum and it was very inspirational and cute … yeah, yeah … I know it could be corny too, but since they are my parents I prefer to call it, cute!

 

Since we are talking about my parents, today I decided to give you some advice about how to dress if you are over 65 years of age, because there is always a way to keep your style, look great and full of youth.

 

First we are going to talk about the fashion for woman. Every woman after 65 years of age suddenly find that her tummy is more rounded, like a circle. If they used to have a waist, they will keep it, but in general their lower body will look rounded and it will make difficult to keep using their clothes. The trick is to use different kind of clothes that help to balance their body and create the “sand watch” shape again. As I have always told you, everything is about proportions.

Another change that happens with age is that your body starts to be less firm, no matter if you exercise or not, suddenly your body is not the same and that is why it is important to not use tight clothes because that will emphasize the “fluffy” parts of the body.

 

One of the best brands that exist in the market for woman is an American one called “Talbot”, this brand understands perfectly the woman body and makes pants with elastic waist (only on the sides or on the back) which helps to fit in almost every body no matter how “rounded” it is.

Taking care of your hair, nails and skin especially at this age, will help every woman to look younger, healthy and sexy. Shoes are another important thing to consider because it is very common to think that if we don’t use high heels the shoes are horrible and not sexy, but when you are over 65 it becomes more important to have a firm and comfy shoe than being sexy. Nevertheless you can always find pretty options for every occasion and keep being feminine. Try the brand “Flexi” it is always a good option.

Men gets old in a different way, their body also create a rounded tummy that is even more notorious if they don’t have a big ass (which is very common). That’s why when men get older is very common to see them using the pants with the belt that looks more as a necklace. The easier way to fix this is to use the right size according to your new body, don’t keep using your old clothes. Usually they will need a smaller size, but all depends on their body, they have to go and try them.

 

For men the elastic pants are not recommended because that will make them look bigger and too casual. The best thing is to keep using the pants you used to wear but just adjust them to your new body size so they will fit you. Maybe you will still need to use them a little higher than before but not in your chest. One trick to create a horizontal balance is to use little loose your shirt don’t put it all inside your pants because your upper part will look shorter. Another way is to use vest or sweaters that are lower than the waistline of your pants, that way your body will look proportioned.

Shoes are also important for men, they have to be good, firm (avoid the wooden sole), and especially they have to be comfortable, and so their feet will not suffer.

 

Here are some examples of outfits, I am using real models, so real that they are my parents.

As you can see it is not difficult to keep the style at any age, if you use clothes that fit your body, with colorful designs and modern cuts, you could look younger, happier and alive.

 

I know that some of you are far from being 65, or maybe you think that you cannot give your opinion to the way your parents or your grandparents dress, but believe me … they could need help and they will appreciate if you help them. It is very common at this age to loose the initiative to be fashion or to go shopping and we can help them to look nice every day, even if they stay in their home every day.

 

If you have any doubt please let me know and I will help you.

 

And … Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

 

See you soon!

 

Fabiola


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