Real Fashion for Real People

Hi All,

Hope all is well. It’s been a while in-between posts but I thought i’d go by the saying “patience is a virtue” cause I’ve got a hell of a post for you.

I am going to be “real” with you guys and here we go:

  • I am 31 but my soul is 101.
  • I lost my dad a few years ago to Lymphoma Cancer. Since then, life is not the same but I am slowly trying to find ways to move on with this.
  • If you probably notice just under my knees I have some scars. From a young I lose my balance, or trip over or had vertigo or whatever it was and when I fell, it was on my knees. Once you start falling on the same place for a long time, they eventually scarred. No Oil or cream has gotten rid of them.😦
  • Have been working the same place for 12 years  with a bunch of lovely people and thanks to the lessons that we learn daily, I have stayed.
  • I love coffee  (In case you didn’t know! LOL ).. My order is latte by the way.
  • If I could go back in time, I’d probably slap the old me as I was too naive.
  • I actually thank god daily for the lessons and the bad situations that have happened to me cause if it wasn’t for those times or situations I’d never be the person I am today.
  • I’m an aquarian star sign. Loyal as ever, nicest person in the world but get on my bad side and watch out
  • I am very honest and whatever say, I say down the line. No hidden agenda.
  • I have more male friends than female. Females are down right catty and I cannot take that drama &
  • I quit smoking 3 years ago, this year October. Best feeling ever knowing I did it cold turkey, however, after that I developed a shopping addiction, hence why I have a lot of clothes and shoes. I now have too much so I am slowly trying to sell them.

🙂

In regards to this post, I have collaborated with Eshakti ,  a company that is launching a  campaign “real fashion for real women”.

They’re a website that are decided to altering to what you order. Yes that’s right ladies and gents ;  you can be your own fashion designer. Ever found you always wanted to tweak a dress because either the straps or the length was too short! Well now you can.

 

Disclaimer: please note that this dress was gifted to me in order to be apart of this campaign.

Thanks All🙂

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Happy Socks

I am the type of person that has NEVER EVER won a competition. EVER EVER.. The only competition I’ve ever worn was getting my free coffee from my coffee card . But when I suscribed to Cocktail Revolution  website, I didn’t expect to win a competition for a pack of Happy Socks and Jocks.

 

I decided to do a shoot with a pair of heels and some socks. Something a bit different to add to your outfit. I was wearing this with a simple LBD.

 

You should probably know by now, I am all about that unique style

 

Please note: these were one of the pair, that I won in a competition.

 

 

Take care all

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Chanel Rouge Allure Ink

Chanel; the most luxurious pieces of fashion you will ever experience.

On the flip side it exceeds quality and lures class.

Now, i was at work last week and got a phone call from Chanel, the Fragrance and beauty Boutique saying my 2 year voucher was going to expire that was worth  $100! As every single does, I rushed there to use it.

Now the old me wouldve spent it on just makeup  but what I decided to do was buy a little compact mirror as well( I can keep this forever, as opposed to just buying makeup) as the new matte lipsticks that are out.

In case you didn’t know, my favorite colour is red 😉. That goes for any shade. But looking at the range of my eyes were focused on the number 148. So I went with that. Red lipstick and matte?? OMG

 

Decided to do some photos for you below.  Now I’m not saying that you need to go buy Chanel  lippies and that’s it but it was an opportunity for me to splash on myself after all the hard work I’ve done & why not use the voucher!  So glad I used it. Another lippy to the collection!

Take care

Jenet

 

 

 

 

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Shanghai Suzy

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As you are aware, I have been and will be interviewing ladies in the industry (fashionista / o or any socialite) or any hard working business woman that has a strong work ethic but also down to earth nature. Joanna from Shanghai Suzy is one of them. She’s down to earth and makes yummy lippies that taste like grape.

 

 

1) So, how long has Shanghai Suzy been around?

I launched Shanghai Suzy in August 2013, so it’s been just over 3 years!

2) How did the name come up?

The brand is named after my friend Suzy, who is from Shanghai! When we were little we used to call her ‘Shanghai Suzy’. In fact all of the colours are named after my friends🙂

3) Your favourite colour / shade of lippie that you like to wear and also make?

My favourite lipstick EVER is Miss Chloe Toffee in our whipped matte formula, in our current collection. To me that is lipstick perfection!

4) What were you doing before this?

I worked in marketing and brand management for about 5 years! I worked on pharmacy cosmetics brands, a luxury skincare brand and also in luxury automotive!

5) Where do you get your inspiration from to make more lipsticks?

The creative side of Shanghai Suzy is what ‘fills my cup’. It gives me life! I am always thinking a season ahead. The colours in every season ultimately stem from the simple question of ‘what do I want on my lips right now?’

6) How did Shanghai Suzy “brand” start?

I had a vision to launch a capsule lipstick brand and it grew from there. I wanted a ‘go-to’ lipstick-only brand that sold on-trend colours that didn’t cost a fortune. Where it wouldn’t matter if I only wore the lippie once or twice with a certain outfit to a certain event. I hated spending $40 on lipstick that I might only wear once!

7) What was your first lipstick you created?

We created the samples of the first range all at once – some of those first range hues are still some of my faves!

8) Do you ever pinch yourself with all of the success, you receive?

I try to celebrate when we have successful ranges or we have a great day for example, but I’m always working a season or two ahead so I tend to focus a lot more on the future and growing the brand rather than being in the moment – oops!! I feel like we have so much potential and we’ve just scratched the surface so it’s hard to not get ahead of myself sometimes.

9) If you would to pick a girl for your brand, who does she look like & what are her characteristics? 

My ultimate style icon is Nicole Ritchie so I think she’d have to be my dream girl. She’s quirky, beautiful, successful, funny, SO stylish and unique.

10) What to next?

We’re currently putting the finishing touches on our ‘Essentials’ Collection which is our first permanent range, we’re launching that pre-Xmas! And also starting to formulate for next Winter which is crazy! We’re launching a new formula for next Winter so we can’t wait!

11) What is your favourite type of makeup look?

At the moment I love dewy skin with a bronzed glow, nude lips, brown/bronze/gold eyeshadow and thick lush lashes!

12) Your style icon?

Nicole Ritchie! Obsessed!

13) Honest opinion and advice on “building a brand from scratch”

Wow this is a big one! I think it’s important to work out your brand values and what you stand for early on, and have consistency across all elements of your brand – packaging, product, social media, website, in-store presence etc🙂

14) I love how down to earth you are, even though you are successful. Any tips on staying grounded? 

Awww that is so lovely of you! I guess having a small business, it’s so hands on for our whole team – always! Some days I’m helping to pack orders, or doing the post run myself! So it keeps me super down to Earth. I’m not sure if I have any tips but I think it’s important to always be willing to roll your sleeves up and get your hands dirty.

15) How did the scents in the lipstick idea come about? (I love it as I as I just want to eat them! LOL) 

I’m so glad you love them!! I really dislike that typical waxxy lipstick smell and the way it lingers around and I always have, maybe it’s because our lips are directly under our noses – I’m not sure haha! But it was important to me that we made them smell appealing! Not like musty old lady lipstick ewwww!!!

16) Do you have any tips on someone that has a shaky hand applying lipsticks

I think dark, vampy colours definitely take a steady hand, confidence and practice! Perhaps get your application down pat on more forgiving, neutral colours first and then experiment with bolder colours from there! Or simply overdraw your lips like I do when I accidentally apply outside the lip line haha🙂 I also love applying super dark shades with a brush so I can have that little bit of extra control.

 

Thanks so much Joanna for allowing me to interview you.

 

Instagram – Shanghai Suzy

 

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Colour 101

Heya!

Colour; now we know my colour dictionary is not exactly big. I keep my colours pretty minimal day to day basis but for the past few years,  I started adding “colour” to my styling just to keep my all black outfit alive.

It’s done a world of good I found  and also it gave me a chance to get creative and find colours that I can possibly like.

Also just want to talk about these colbolt blue heels.  As colbolt blue is a very “on trend” colour I bought these heels from BIG W for a cheap price that I think anyone can agree with.  But also they’re silky so they looked evening to me which I think is great and has made it look timeless & oh that bow 😍

Down below is an example of how i would style these babies. P.s I’m also all about that colour block.

 

 

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I got featured..

Hello all,

 

How is everyone.? Just wanted to do a post on something different. If you’re not following me on Instagram, you should as I just got featured! This look was one of my first from the series Vintage Inspired

I worked really hard on this shoot and you know what? It paid off!.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support. Don’t forget to follow me on the social’s!

 

Cheers,

Jenet❤

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Be right Back: Gone Shopping

Hey all,

So sorry for the delay in posting (or lack of).. Jasmine and I have been swamped with our personal lives that I haven’t had the chance to do any shoots. We’re hoping soon!

But in the mean time, here are some #tbt moments for yall to enjoy🙂

 

P.s Stay tuned as I am in the middle of interviewing a massive influence in the lipstick market.. I JUST CAN’T WAIT!

 

P.p.s: If you follow me on Instagram you would know that I am adding a New Catergory called “My classics” ..   So excited to add this to the blog.

take care loves xxx

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Jord Watches: Collaboration

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A Classic and Timeless (see what I did there😉 )  accessory. Up until a few years ago, I started wearing again. It gives an ultimate sophisticated look and a luxe one at that.

It wasn’t till recently, Ben from Jord Watches contacted me asking for a collaboration, so I jumped at the chance. So as I was viewing their site to get a good feel of Jord Watches & I noticed that the watches were in fact made of wood! Say what???????????????? YES, WOOD!

Anyway, till 16th of October 2016, there is a giveaway available for all of you. The winner ultimately wins a $75 E-Voucher but for the rest of you, you will still get a $20 e-voucher. So really, no -one is left out.

Enter here:

https://www.woodwatches.com/g/chicgeek85

To Shop for Women’s watches, the link is: https://www.woodwatches.com/shop/women/chicgeek85

The link to my watch is: https://www.woodwatches.com/series/frankie/ebony-and-gold/chicgeek85

 

Enjoy and good luck!🙂

 

Disclaimer: This watch was #gifted to me & are all my own opinion. I was also able to work this watch into my style in order to participate into this collab. This gift to me has no influence on this post whatsoever.

 

 

 

Where to wear it..

Did you know, where to wear an outfit is just as important as what to wear an outfit to?

Decided to do this casual look that I would wear grabbing a coffee, doing some errands or going to visit the fam. All my posts, will now say “Where you can wear this outfit to” as I believe this is just as important as “What to wear?”

I decided to show you how I tied my scarf, which is below.  A step- by – step tutorial. Something simple and effortless for your errand doing and coffee date / grabbing a quick bite sorta thing.

 

Please note: this post is not sponsored or gifted.

 

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Please find below, step by step tutorial:

 

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Step 1) Open your scarf in full like so.

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Step 2) From left to right, diagonally, grab the scarf and put it in half.

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Step 3) Like so.

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Step 4) Then grab those ends & tie it around your neck

 

& voila!

 

Would love to hear feedback on this tutorial?

 

Take care all

 

xx