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.

Deets
Outfit : Okycoky
Location : Hotel Le berger, Brussel

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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 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

 

 

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
Champagne autreau rose
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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ESTHER BUNNY

THE EASTER BUNNY

Easter is a Christian celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The origin of the Easter bunny is a mystery.

Some say it originated from a pagan tradition of the festival of Eostre, the goddess of fertility where the animal symbol is known to be a bunny.

The rabbit knows to have high energetic breeding capacity, which symbolizes fertility.

The eggs represent new life.

Decorating the eggs for Easter started in 13th century, the German immigrant brought it to America and it later spread to other countries.

Children are very excited about the Easter eggs that they often leaves carrot for the bunny who brings the eggs incase she get hungry.

Happy Easter
xoxo

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