7 tips for a great companionship

August 23, 2016


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To cohabit: one of the dilemmas of the human being, specially, when this verb is accompanied of the phrase "in peace". Hard task? Not exactly, if we find out how to follow those seven tips I tell you below - inspired, mostly, by "Chic[érrimo]" book wrote by Gloria Kalil. Take a look! 

1- CONSIDER THE OTHER ONE (WHICH MEANS: DON'T BE AN ASSHOLE) 

What does that mean, exactly? That you should treat anyone else, besides yourself, equally and respectfully. It seems obvious, but disregard attitudes can happen in few details, like interrupting someone before he/she completes his/her thoughts; like entering somewhere without saying "good morning/good afternoon/good evening"; like making inconvenient or prejudiced comments. Just to give you some examples. As Gloria Kalil uses to say: "considering other human being is the basic. Is like the little black dress, the dark blue suit (...) of the good social companionship" (translated to english). So, please: do not be an asshole.

2- DISGUISE YOUR NARCISSISM 

Looking at yourself in the mirror lots of times in public places, emphasizing your great and huge personal characteristics all the time and feeling like the center of the universe every single moment are some attitudes that reveal your narcissism. You must understand that the world is big and every single person matters, besides your wonderful personality and routine.

3- STOP TRYING TO MAKE TO OTHER ONE AGREE WITH YOU

Points of view and opinions are here fore we to expose and discuss, that's true. But this is a fact once the dialogue don't became a dictatorial system of oppression in which one person does not allow that someone disagrees with him/her. It is important learning how to respect each other's opinions, even if we don't like them. And there is more: if you pretend not to respect someone's opinion, like it is kind of a joke, this is still a kind of oppression.   

4- DON'T BE A SHAME

Entering somewhere smoking, smoke in someone else's car (specially without asking) and speaking loudly in public places are shame attitudes, according to etiquette rules. To have civility is never too much, right?

5- GIVES BACK WHAT YOU'VE BORROWED IN GOOD CONDITIONS

I must confess I hate borrowing things. Clothes and shoes even most. I am not saying this is pretty or cute or cool, but if you're the kind of person who doesn't matter getting things borrowed or borrow your things, just be sure that those things are in great conditions - for both cases. It's terrible to give back something in worse conditions than when you took it in first place. 

6- THE WAY YOU DRIVE REVEALS WHO YOU ARE

If you're the kind of person who doesn't respect signs, neither gives preference to pedestrians, if you never permits passages of other drivers and call other drivers' names every time, for anything: you'd better start reconsider your concepts. 

7- YOU ARE NOT PAID FOR JUDGE

People have the annoying obsession of commenting things when they receive some news about whatever subject it is. Have you ever thought that is not always someone wants to listen to your opinions? Most of times people are only giving you some information or simply revealing themselves and they don't, necessarily, want your opinion about that. Contain yourself. 

Book credits: Gloria Kalil, Chic[érrimo] - moda e etiqueta em um novo regime. Editouro, Edição Atualizada. Rio de Janeiro, RJ.

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5 essential clothes of the female closet

August 22, 2016


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We've already talked about essential pieces of clothes for men here, now, is time to talk about essential clothes for girls. With the intention of working on the slow fashion concept and of prioritize quality instead of quantity, let's see the checklist of the five best essential pieces of clothes for women's closet!

1- LEATHER JACKET

This is a piece of cloth I believe should be essential in both closets - men's and women's -, however, that are some men that still don't like it. Try to invest in a high quality material of the jacket, that is resistant and durable - instead of buying one jacket each year. Your pocket and environment will thank you for that. It is the best item for you to dress warmly and more simple at the same time, in low temperatures. 

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2- T-SHIRT/ LONG SLEEVE SHIRT WITH NO PRINTS

A white t-shirt or a simple long sleeve shirt, with no prints and no collar are extremely essential. Besides it serves as a "white background for you to draw", in terms of dressing, they also can be used as an "underwear" to keep you warm in low temperatures.

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3- MIDI SKIRT ("PENCIL" OR "EVASÉ" MODELLING) 

I am not talking about "office uniform" here. With the fashion democracy, midi skirts can also be part of a simple and casual outfit, not only social one. If you have a piece of that in your closet, you will prove this is truth. For any occasion and lots of temperatures, the midi skirt will be your savior. The modelling is up to you, according to your biotype or the way you better feel dressed: pencil skirt emphasizes curves in the silhouette; evasé skirt disguises it. 

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4- BLACK SCARPIN

Again, I am not talking about office uniforms here. Usually we give preference to comfortable shoes, instead the classic ones. But it's good to remember that a classic, sometimes, are useful when we need a more social outfit - for parties, social meetings, work, weddings, etc - so the scarpin works like the black tie in the female closet.

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5- COTTON DRESS

This is another friend of women's closet. Why cotton? Because it is incomparably comfortable, besides is a really versatile texture. Both midi or mini lengths are good and it can be matched to blazers, jackets, overcoats and a great variety of shoes - from sneakers to scarpins - adapting itself for any occasion. Buy a cotton dress in a neutral color and you'll see how easier your life will get when you're going to get dressed (I am the live example of that!).

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Fashion and Zodiac signs: styles for the summer 2017

August 19, 2016


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Let me make somethings clear before starting this post: I am not a Zodiac specialist, neither I've studied this subject. What I am going to do here is kind of a fiddling around those themes - fashion and Zodiac signs - trying to find summer 2017's trends inspirations based on friends of mine.

My intention is not only inspiring, but telling you a little bit about the next season's trending outfits. So find out your Zodiac Sign and do your checklist - and then tell me if am I correct!

1- ARIES

Girls from this Zodiac Sign that I know aren't discreet. For the next season, I believe they are going to love statement necklaces, that are still trendy, so as statement earings and bracelets. Speaking about clothes: dark florals, fringe clothes and necklines are their favorites.

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2- TAURUS

Taurus girls are really stylish. They love a fancy detail but, a the same time, they also like neutral colors. That's why I believe they will love patches (that are trendy, already), overalls and metallic clothes and accessories.

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3- GEMINI

This is my "karma zodiac sign" so I don't have too many gemini friends. Still, I believe, for those geminis I know, that they like a classic outfit. Candy colors, evasé modelling and leaf prints may be their favorites. 

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4- CANCER

Friends of Cancer, let's get together! Here I'll probably base trends and inspirations on my own taste, but let's check if our personalities are in harmony: girls from cancer are not only romantics, as astrology likes to build this stereotype. We have our girly side, but we also love a rock 'n roll mood that we can't leave black pieces of clothes, neither interesting denim pieces, that are very trendy. Breaking minimalism with interesting accessories is also another thing we love - such as statement sunglasses, for example.

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5- LEO

Leos are famous for their maximalism. There are few girls from Leo that I know, however, I believe they might love the rich finishing parts of summer looks that are trending right now; the same for necklines and backlines, shining outfits and mix of prints.

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6- VIRGO

Virgo girls also like to show their body in sexy outfits - and, at the same time, showing their stylish personality. So as Leo, they probably like necklines and backlines, but they love neutral colors at the same time - such as off white, nude and, of course, the always loved black. Statement rings and neckbands are their beloved accessories.

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7- LIBRA

Girls from this Zodiac Sign that I know are really basic and love comfy outfits. In this case, I think they are probably up to dressing large modelling pieces of clothes, such as fresh blouses, phrases t-shirts and wearing sneakers, that are both comfortable and stylish.

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8- SCORPIO

Another really difficult Zodiac Sign for me to "read" is Scorpio. From the girls that I know, none of them care much about fashion and trending outfits, because they dress as they like and that's it. So I'll take a risk to say that they might like vibrant colors and fluid dresses, the long and the short ones.

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9- SAGITTARIUS

I know some of girls from the Saggitarius Sign that likes to call the attention, but I also know some discreet ones. I'll try to do a mix of trends that might please both "Greek and Trojans": chemise dresses, both in denim or fluid fabrics, swimsuits and flare pants might be pieces of clothes that they love. What do you say?

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10- CAPRICORN 

I've just had one friend from Capricorn Sign. The other girls I've met was a superficially relation, so I'll take the risk here, too: short dresses and shorts, stripes - navy and bold ones - might please them, I believe. Cropped tops might also be on their list. 

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11- AQUARIUS

Aquarius girls that I know always want to be well dressed, no matter the occasion. So even in summer, blazer is always part of their outfits, so as high wasted shorts/skirts and tied blouses/shirts that are fresh and really stylish and charming. 

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12- PISCES

Pisces girls walk through two points: style and discretion. Basics, they might like cropped evasé pants, that are really trendy from now until the next season. Short overalls, both printed or neutrals and in fluid modelling might be their beloved piece, too. Also, I believe that cotton skirt might please them, once they are simple but really stylish when matched with powerful complements. 

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So girls, what do you think? Tell me if my inspiring options pleased your Zodiac Sign or not! Let me see if I've set right. 

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5 essential and versatile clothes of the male closet

August 18, 2016


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Having a  functional and easy closet is a challenge for all of us, specially women. That happens because we usually like a certain style of clothes and keep buying only this kind, forgetting about other versatile and essential pieces.

In male closet this is not different. Work, social life and routine are another great topics responsible for we to forget buying those essential pieces - and there are some of them very important to compose our closets, doesn't matter what kind of life we got. Take a look at the top 5 list!

1- BLAZER

The blazer is essential in men's closet because it is a mid season piece (it keeps you warm moderately) and transforms your outfit into a more social one without much effort. Have one in a neutral color in your closet and you'll see how easier your life will get!

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2- CAMISA DE BOTÕES DE COR NEUTRA

Another piece of cloth that will make your life easier when speaking about "late hour events" is the buttons shirt. White, black, dark blue or grey are great colors for you to invest. One or two options are good already for you to turn your closet in a more versatile one. 

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3- WHITE T-SHIRT

The famous t-shirt, versatile in all times and every hour is another one for you to have. In this case, I advice you to have more than one in your closet. She can be matched with more social pieces or more casual ones, during the day or at night. As it is a versatile piece of cloth, she stays in harmony with lots of other pieces - shorts, pants, blazers, jackets, shirts and lots of others.

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4-  BLACK CLASSIC SHOES

Sneakers are good but so are the black classic shoes. It is essential for you to have a pair of those in your closet, for the same reasons I've mentioned before: it will makes your life easier when an event comes up - no matter the content. Those kind of shoes can compose both casual and social outfits. 

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5- TRADITIONAL DENIM PANTS

Stylish and destroyed pants are pretty cool for casual parties and events. But there is one important piece that people don't use to care much about - specially, young people - that are the traditional denim pants. Why is it important? Because even if it's denim, it can be matched to more social outfits - when you have some event, social or professional, and you don't want to dress a suit but you want to be well dressed. Either way you can use it to match a t-shirt and sneakers, too. 

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EXTRA TIP

Is always good to remember that the more you invest in a piece of cloth, the longer it will lasts. If you are the kind of man who always needs to dress more social, and probably will use them a lot, you'd better invest in quality, expending a little bit more in your pieces of clothes and have the guarantee  that they will last for years.

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The make up of the gymnasts in the 2016’s Olympic Games

August 16, 2016


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Artistic gymnastics is one of my favorite sports to watch in the Olympic Games (ok I am a little bit suspect, once I love ballet). In those competitions, specially, I've been noticing the make up and nails of the girls, besides their performances. 

And why not get inspired by that, too? Here I've selected some of them make ups and nails for you to admire. Choose your favorite!

SANNE WEVERS

The Dutch girl who overcame Simone Biles at the final test in the balance beam likes a remarkable eye-make-up. She invests in silver eye shadow, with discreet black shades in the extern area - which values her blue eyes. The nails stamps Holland's flag in the trend "only child" nails.

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FLÁVIA SARAIVA

The charismatic Brazilian gymnast likes dark tones in the eyes when speaking about make up. The lips are painted in neutral color, while she uses shades of dar grey in all concave area. In the image, she invests in light pink lipstick.

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SIMONE BILES

The phenomenon american gymnast, that became famous in Rio 2016, loves a shining make up. Her eyes are always painted by black pencil, in the marked area, and shining eye shadows in the inferior eyelids. Biles' nails have a patriot mood, painted with the colors and prints of the United States' flag in a french and only child styles.

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CATALINA PONOR

The Russian girl who got the 7th place in the last balance beam test likes a more colorful make up. She mixes metallic blue in the eyelid and shades of grey in the concave area. Nude eye shadow finalizes the up area as great as the remarkable black pencil in the superior eyelid. The lipstick is in a neutral color and the nails are light pink.
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REBECA ANDRADE

Another gymnast that loves colorful make up is Rebeca Andrade, Brazilian. She applied purple lipstick together with dark grey eye shadow in her last competition at the Olympic Games.

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YILIN FAN

The Chinese little girl who also participated of the final test in the balance beam - achieving the 6th position - also likes colorful make up. Her choices in the Olympic Games so far were red and purple eyeshadows, both matched with red lipstick.
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PATRIOT NAILS

Besides gymnasts, swimmers also loves colorful nails and most of them invest in patrior colors and summer colors. A variety of types but all of them very stylish!

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