WHAT NEXT

It is Five years I have been blogging during this period I have written a lot about fashion, done more than 120 post.
I have also written my blog books style and concept by Rita Roland volume one, two and three.

Now the question is what Next?

That is why I and Mr Kristof Van Den Bossche decided to do an exhibition of our work, date and time will be announced.

This project is very dear to our heart.

Together with Mr Kristof Van Den Bossche I have shot more than 100 Outfit and concept where by we use visual images to tell stories.

We also want to use this opportunity to thank all our sponsors.

http://www.salonsmantovani.be
http://www.optiekjacques.be
http://www.fotografik.be
http://www.thebluebirdie.be
http://www.devatwork.be

Mr Paul Bellemans my manager and friend.

Kathleen from Kathwalk Zottegem.

Huizen Floere Musselystraat Zottegem.

Together we keep the dream alive.

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You can purchase this fine art print images@

http://www.fotografik.be

PORTRAIT OF A LADY

Who are you? And what you do is important to be represented and share with the World properly. The portrait picture help to achieve this, taking a portrait picture of yourself is good, but should be done by a professional portrait photographer, http://www.fotograk.be
I would like to throw some light on how you have to pose for your portrait shoot, this type of shoot is different from the regular fashion shoot were the main focus is on the cloth/ outfit. The portrait shoot is all about the face.
When you are having your portrait shoot taking you can either look directly into the camera or you can look off the camera either way the goal is to intrigue feeling and bring out different types of emotions in you.
A good portrait should show some elements of your personality. Somebody should be able to look at your portrait and say something about you.

Styling and choosing the correct outfit for your portrait shoot and doing the right make up will help you achieve a better result. It is a most to dress correctly for your portrait shoot. This is because the right outfit, expression, and pose is very necessary for your profile picture.

These type of portrait are not just headshot but it goes further to tell a story, so the right location, right attitude, and a professional photographer makes all the differences.

Model: Rita Roland
Makeup & Styling : Rita Roland
Photography: http://www.fotografik.be

THE CORONAVIRUS

The 2019-2020 Coronavirus is an ongoing pandemic. The outbreak was first identified in the city of Wuhan, Hubei in China. It was recognized as a pandemic by W.H.O. On march 11, 2020, more than 246,000 cases of COVID-19 has been reported in at least 180 countries, resulting in 10,000 death and 88,000 recorded on March 19.
Belgium declared a lockdown on  March 18 ,whereby only the essential shop like supermarket and pharmacy were allowed to open all other shops were asked to close.
Worker where ask to work from home and the ones who would not work from home where giving technical unemployment. Business owner where giving 4,000 euro as compensation in the first month after that they got 160,00 euros per day.
The citizen where ask to stay one meter from each other when doing grocery shopping. Everybody where ask to stay home no visitor where allowed all events were cancelled.
Symtom of COVID-19
Fever
Tiredness
Short breath
Throat pain
Headache
Running stomach
Muscle pain.

There is not yet a vaccine against the Covid 19, as a vaccine takes more than one year to be ready.
Chloroquine was used to treat the Covid 19, but it is not a real medication for it but it does help as Chloroquine is a drug for malaria.
The Covid 19 is going to have a huge economic crisis on different countries.

We are definitely going to survive these pandemic but how do we plan to solve the damage it will cause on our economy.

THE 1930s ECONOMY CRASH FANTASY BOOM

 

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“Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, some don’t turn up at all.”

by Sam Ewing

The 30s was the beginning of the ready to wear fashion age. During the 1930s there was a great depression, companies started researching and implementing cheaper ways of clothing manufacturing. The clothing style was less extravagant, but the shapes of these dresses were designed to show off a woman most feminine features. Most of the dresses were either slightly gathered or pleated. The ideal 30s woman was tall and slender with a very small waist and narrow hips, Since most women were not blessed with slim hips and a small waist, shoulders were exaggerated with puff sleeves. Ready to wear became popular because clothing could be mass-produced. During this era the zipper became a standard in the finishing of garments because they cost less than buttons.

A woman would not wear her house dress out of the house, to shop, run errands. She would need a smart afternoon or day dress.
Being on a tight budget was no excuse for sloppy fashion. It was considered a woman’s duty to shop smart.
Women who could feed and dress her family on a dime were praised.

They were considered a good steward of the husband’s money.

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Outfit : Okycoky
Location : Hotel Le berger, Brussel

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LETS GO TO THE VENICE BALL

The Irony of life is that those who wear mask often tells us more truth than those with open faces.

The Venice masquerade ball has been around since the 11th century and has played a major role in Venetian history.

During the masquerade ball the participant attend in costume wearing mask. The Venetian carnival tradition is most famous for its distinctive masks. It is very common that people attend the Venice ball wearing elaborate costume and masks.
The Venice ball is an annual festival held in Venice, Italy. The Venice ball is not for everybody because it can be intensely crowded, hotel and restaurant can become very expensive, never the less it is a unique occasion and a time to see the city in a new exciting light.

In this modern time the intrigue of wearing mask has been enhanced by the movie Casanova and Eyes Wild Shut.
There are different types of masks ranging from exclusive mask, traditional Venetian mask or Bauta mask. The Bauta mask is the most popular one because is used for disguise. The whole spectacular happening during the Venice carnival draw visitors from all over the world to Venice.

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Photography: http://www.fotografik.be
Location: @ Hotel LE Berger Brussel
For similar outfit: www.okycoky.com
Wardrobe: Rita Roland

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HAPPY VALENTINE MY LOVE

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I looked at the dress on the floor and it was as if the fire had spread across the room. It was beautiful and it reminded me of something I must do. I must go get ready for my Valentine’s date. As we all know that the face is the mirror of the mind and the eyes without speaking confesses the secrets of the heart, that is why during Valentine, lovers confesses or show their loved ones some extra love and attention by going on a romantic date or exchanging gifts like candy, flowers, or a key as a romantic symbol or invitation to unlock the giver’s heart.

It is an event which is joyfully celebrated around the world. Valentine’s day is a perfect excuse to put on a nice sexy outfit and hit the town with your lover or loved ones. When choosing your outfit for this event, you have to be careful which color you choose according to the  Valentine’s dress code. Yellow = Broken up, Brown = Broken heart, Grey or Purple = Not interested in Love, Orange = Going to propose, Pink = Proposal accepted, Red = Already in love. Select your Valentine’s dress code and have a nice time.

WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD OF INFLUENCER MARKETING

As a fashion influencer I taught it will be nice to write about influencer marketing since time has changed and it is no longer the big brands that are completely in control.
Consumer has evolved and competition has become stronger and the rise of micro influencer is replacing celebrity and brands promotion.
This is because the micro influencer are relatable to their peers, consumer are no longer in utter awe of superstar because celebrity are not really in touch with reality and the micro influencers deals with life needs, products and services.
The micro influencers are just girls or boys who are turning their passion into influencer jobs. They are the new face that consumer fall in love with.

They usually have between 1000, to 10,000 followers and their fee goes from 100 to 2000 euros for a post. A lot of companies goes for micro influcers because it is budget friendly.
Influencers are walking their ways into the business landscape and are making transformation.

Mega Influencer are the cream de la cream to a company they usually have more than 100,000 to 5,000,000 million followers.
Their fees goes from 2,000 euros to 200,000 euros for a sponsored post.

Brand Ambassador is an influencer who is hired by a company to represent their brand. They have to only promote the product of only that particular company. Ambassador for a brand has usually between 80,000 to 200,000 followers. They are specialised on particular niche. Their fees goes from 2,000 to 100,000 euros

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location – Castel of Poeke

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MERRY XMAS

Hello everybody I wish you all a Merry Xmas and above all we should not forget or be carry away with all the parties but to remember that it is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

I would also like to say it is not what is under the tree that matter but the good heart around it, just the show of love and affection is all that matters.

Let’s talk a little about the Xmas tree itself.
The Xmas tree is an Evergreen Pine or Fir tree, which is associated with Christmas celebration. It originated in Northern Europe.

The tree was traditionally decorated with roses made of colored paper but in the 18th century it was illuminated with candles but later it was replaced with the Christmas light. Today it is decorated with traditional ornament, baubles, tinsel, garland and candy canes. An angle of star is normally placed on top to represent Angle Gabriel or the star of Bethlehem.
Last year I decided to do a shot with the Christmas tree by decorating it with high heels shoes.

The theme of the shot was stilettos on the Christmas tree .

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as you know  I like to be creative, that was just for the photo shoot at the studio but at home I had  my Christmas tree traditionally decorated.

I am a lover of Xmas and high heel shoes, so decorating the xmas tree with high heel was fun and this made me happy.

Hope you all are enjoying your Xmas holiday.

A lot of love from my family to yours.

MERRY XMAS

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THE ATTRACTING FORCE OF THE OPPOSITE

IN ORDER TO BE IRREPLACEABLE ONE MUST ALWALYS BE DIFFERENT “COCO CHANEL”

To stripe a surface serves to distinguish it, to point it out, to oppose it, associate it with another surface, to classify it, to keep an eye on it and to make a bold statement

The color black and white has a magical attractive force in the most elegant way because black atoms carry a negative charge while the white atom carry’s a positive charge.

So black and white graphic plays an intriguing game with the powerful attracting force of the opposite to achieve a maximum effect with minimum means. This means when styling this type of outfit you have to minimalism the accessory. Black and white are sexy, edgy and chic. It is used by some company as dress code for formal events. If you are that kind of woman who blight color does not appeal to black and white is a color to go for. In general this  monochrome way of dressing give you a bright, modern and contemporary.

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Photography: www.fotografik.be
Wardrobe: Rita Roland

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MY BEAUTY SECRET

I often get ask how I keep my skin so smooth, clear and fresh, to be honest I use a lot of moisturizing cream at least twice a day this is because I have a very dry skin, the moisturizing cream keep my skin hydrated.
I also drink a lot of water between 1.5 to 2 liters a day. This is very good for the skin and it helps to lose weight if need be.
You have to also invest in skincare product, because it is useless to apply make up without the proper canvas, you can use make up to express yourself and to bring out your natural beauty but what you cannot do is to apply make up on a dry skin it will look like a mask and that is not what we want.

Developing a skin care routine that suit your skin type is very important you have to understand your skin and what it need to maintain it.

It is also very important to clean your make up brushes once or twice a week it all depends on how frequent you use them this is necessary to avoid bacteria.

After applying foundation, I dust my face with translucent powder to keep my face Matt. I also apply blush on my cheeks.

Above all to get a clear and smooth skin it is essential that you eat well, sleep enough and exercise regularly.

MY SMILE IS THE MOST VALUABLE BEAUTY TIP I HAVE

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Model: Rita Roland
Photograhy: Dick Van Loon
Location: Hotel Princeville Breda