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

ENCHANTRESS

 

Halloween is an old Celtic tradition, which got forgotten in Europe and was exported to the USA by the immigrants later it was reintroduced in Europe.

This is an ideal period of the year to dress in different characters.

The easy way out is to buy a costume or make an unusual combination of what you already have in your wardrobe.

DO YOU FEEL LIKE

Walking through walls.

Practice teleportation?

Been a powerful sorceress with the ability to  manipulate magical energy?

Controlling minds and possessing unlimited mystical senses?

OR TO

Enhance your natural beauty & allure & to be able to seduce any man as long as u want.

WHY NOT ADAPT THE ENCHANTRESS LOOK.

Photography:  www.fotografik.be
Wardrobe: Rita Roland.

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ROYAL OUD  ONE OF MY BEST PERFUME

Royal Oud is my go to perfume, it has sandalwood, leather, marble and gold notes. The inspiration behind the Royal Oud is the element of a Persian Palace.
The Creed perfume house is a Paris based exclusive fragrance company. This perfume is a unisex perfume.
Creed perfume is made in the old school way a lot of creeds customer are loyal to the brand cos they get what they pay for. It is a very expensive perfume but it is worth the price tag. They are one of the World private held luxury fragrance company. It was founded in 1760 and has been passed on from father to son.
Creed has been serving royals for more than 251 years.
Olivier Creed is the sixth in the family line to head the company.
The most popular Creed fragrance is Aventus and Love in White.
Creed is one of the perfume brand that still make perfume by hand.
They release a new fragrance in every five years. It is popular among royals and celebrities. It is not sold in standard perfume shops. This fragrance is different and unique so it intoxicates the wearer and those who encounter her.

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THE AFRICAN KINKY HAIR

As an African woman I love to play with my hair styles, so I wear wigs, extensions, braids and my natural hair. Playing with wigs or extensions is something I love to do to create different looks but at the end of the day my natural look is still my favorite cos it is my authentic self. I keep my hair in it natural state cos I love the traditional African look.
During the slavery time the African were not allowed to be proud of their hair or skin tone, cos the slaves with ligh skin and curly hair were allowed to be house slaves while the dark and kinky hair slaves were relegated to work in the fields.
The Europeans standard of beauty appreciate long straight or curly hair.
Despite the standard of beauty we should love to embrace our differences and celebrate each other.
I love my black kinky hair and I will rock it no matter what the standard of beauty says, and I will change to weaves or wigs  any time I like cos I give myself the permission to embrace any type of hair style at any time.

Styling : Rita Roland
Photography: Jee Kaa

 

 

VERONA THE CITY OF LOVE

Juliet House  is a precise references to Verona in the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet which was immortalized for all time by William Shakespare.

 

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The famous Balcony plays a very important role in the story of Romeo and Juliet which is a tragic love story between two teenagers who’s wealthy Veronese families were sworn enermies.

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The love story between Romeo and Juliet began with a masked ball in the house of the Capulets.

Here was where Romeo meant Juliet and it was love at first sight.

Romeo hears Juliet confess her love for him to the moon

The two lovers swears eternal love but since there was feud between the two families they had to keep their passion secret.

As fate would have it Juliet cousin Tebaldo kills Romeo best friend and Romeo in retaliation kills Julliet cousin.

Romeo is permanently exiled from Verona.

Julliet is despirate because her father wants her to marry Court Paris, she decided to drink the content of phial that will maker her appear dead for 42 hours which was enough time to annuel her wedding .

She requested that Romeo been notified of the plan but that was not the case.

When Romeo heard of the death of Juliet he returns to Verona and run to the crypt where Juliet is lying but there he meets Court Paris and he challenges him with a drawn sword and Romeo is forced to defend himseif.

Remeo embrace Juliet for the last time and drinks poison .

When Juliet woke up she finds Romeo dad and she killes herseif with his dagger.

The death of the two young lovers brought the two families together and they make peace.

Verona is the place of the immortal story of the impossible and tragic love story of Romeo and juliet.

THE ARENA

It is one of the monument that made Verona famous and which the city is very proud of.

It covers an ellipstical area measuring 435 by 360 ft (138.77 x 109.52m) The dimension of the pit are 243 by 144ft (73.68 x 44.43m) Like most Roman amphi theatre and circuses , it was originally used for gladiatorial games, hunts, and other spectacular events.

From 1913 the areas has become the regular setting for grandiose operatic performances.

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Photograph: Rita Roland
Location: Verona (Italy)

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THE JOURNEY

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Today I celebrate my fourth year of blogging.
Ooooo my God is just like yesterday, but time as they say flies when you are busy.
I started blogging without really having a plan or knowing how I was going to do it.
I made a word press website, started doing photo shoot with my personal outfit and sharing my taught on fashion with the World.
In the beginning it was a hobby but after two years I created a company for it, during these period I have written two blog books and the manuscript of the third book is almost ready.
You can get the e book on Amazon. For the hard copy sales are done through my website www.styleandconcept.be
The journey has not been easy, I have managed to come this far because of my passion and dedication to my craft. Style and concept will continue to create beautiful photo shoot ideas and will cater for the costume and the amazing locations.
I thank all my photographers for all the wonderful pictures and above all for understanding my vision.
As, a lover of fashion I use this channel to showcase my creative work.

Fashion for me is a form of self-expression.

It is also intriguing for me because the understanding of colors, ethic influence, seasonal functionalities, shape of the human body, the different skin tones are very important element in fashion.

In addition to all this variable the success of this metric changes at all times.

As we know trends changes as quick as the season but that is good because it always comes back, that is why Fashion serves as a memory of our journey in life.

As a fashion blogger I can tell you that fashion helps to boost self-esteem, you feel better when you look good.

Dressing up can help to boost your confidence, it helps to create a more positive outlook on life which can make a nicer person.

I am a person who appreciate aesthetic in all different parameter. As a visual person I want things and people to look nice.

It is good to present ourselves to the World in an appealing and fashionable way.

Style and Concept by Rita Roland is all about been beautiful from the inside out and projecting this beauty for the outside World to see.

To celebrate this great occasion I use this beautiful pink dress.

Colorful outfit goes very well with my skin tone.

This pink dress is beautiful and dramatic, so I decided to keep the accessories minimum so that all the attention will be on the dress.

An extreme high heel shoes was used to keep the dress from the ground.

So my fabulous fashionista who has been with me on these journey I want you to know that fashion might not be rocket science but it can be fun to follow and play with.

Cheers to four years of blogging.

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Location  Castle of Poeke Aalter Belgium

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A CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION Sponsored post

DSC_8983As I celebrate my birthday I decided to go for  a blue evening dress because the color blue represent depth and stability. It also symbolizes trust, loyalthy, confidence and wisdom. Blue is consider to be beneficial to the mind and body.

Do U like to celebrate your birthday?

I think life should be celebrated, no matter what we are going through, just take time out to party with friends and family cos life is too short.

It is good to be thankful for what you have in life and what you have accomplished we must appreciate the fruit of life, which is birth itself.

Birth is your beginning, it is the chance to fullfill your mission in life.

That is why birthday is a momentous occasion and should be celebrated.

It is a chance to remember the day a major event occurred. It is a time to rethink your life. A time to recall a new beginning, no matter how things were yesterday or last year we can always try again or take a jump into a new adventure, with this blue evening dress I take a jump into a new adventure as I celebrate my birthday.

This is one outfit you don’t want to miss in your wardrobe.

These shade of blue is a new color in my wardrobe.

For these look I made  it more feminine by wearing  an awesome pump.

Keep jewellery, make up and other accessories to a minimum not to overwhelm the look.

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Outfit From Lilis Boutique
Zottegem Belgium
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Photography Ludwig Raes

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MET GALA 2019

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The Met Gala is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan museum of arts  in New York city. It marks the opening of the costume institute annual fashion exhibition. Each year there is a theme of the year costume, guest are expected to choose their fashion to match the theme of the year costume. This year Met gala is based on unnatural and exaggeration. So we are expecting attendee to go completely over the top with their looks.
The met gale is done the first Monday of May.
If Cardi B and Rihanna would take even a catholic theme dress code of last year and make it fashion, now that it is dedicated to outrageous can u imagine what they will do.

Let see which celebrity got it right.

Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell dress

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Lady Gaga show up in a next level hot pink parachute coat.

Kim Kardashian West in Mugler she was stepping out of the ocean into the red carpet. She wore Thierry Mugler first design in 20 years.

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J Lo in Versace  channeled Whitney Houston in the bodyguard with the diamond encrusted headpiece and matching fringe body con gown.

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Cardi B in Thorn Browne, Cardi went over the top with this red feathered dres with extra large train.

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Katy Perry in Moschino she would not let Lady Gaga out stunt her she worn a beauty inspired Moschino dress stacked with a fully lit up chandelier headpiece.

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Celine Dion in Osca de la renta Celine pulled it off with a 22 pounds land stitched fringe bodysuit.

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Nicki Minaj outfit was gorgerous this is my favourite met gala outfit for 2019

I love the pink dress with the train and the high heel gladiator shoes.

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