Archive for January, 2014

Flatter Your Body Not Faulter

Posted: January 28, 2014 in Fashion
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In a world of ever-changing trends, knowing what to wear can be a challenge. We all come in different shapes, fashion is all about dressing your body; how do we make sure we are wearing outfits that will flatter our unique body type? Getting dressed is a whole lot easier when you know what pieces work best for your shape. The key is to know your proportions and use fashion to accentuate your best features; and hide everything else!

First step is to know what type of body you have. There are different categories of classifying the shape of a woman, but the most common are; Apple, Rectangular, Pear, Hourglass and Wedge.

The Apple Shape

If you have this body type then you want to elongate your midsection and create the illusion of a smaller waist. You should also emphasize your legs, draw attention away from your waist and shoulders/arms, and draw attention to your neck (e.g. v-necks). Choose flared trousers over straight or skinny trousers, it helps balance out wide shoulders and/or a heavy upper body. If you don’t want to draw attention to your chest, avoid necklaces and wear chunky bangles instead. You should also wear plain colours up and go for patterned and colourful bottoms. For curves, handles, or lumps that you’d prefer to hide, wear solid dark colours over them.

The Rectangular Shape

In this body type, the waist is about the same as hips, more like a cylinder; if you have this body type, you can “pinch” your waist and exaggerate curves to avoid looking lanky or boyish. Opt for styles that fit closely at your middle but flare out at the bottom to create curves. Your best assets are your legs and arms and you want to create curves where they don’t necessarily exist. Go for ruffles and frills to add texture and volume to your figure. Steer clear of baggy clothes, dresses that are tight all over and anything too flowy or unstructured around the waist.

The Pear Shape

With this body type you should minimize attention on your lower half and focus attention upward. DO try a-line skirts which camouflage wider hips, experiment with light-coloured tops and dark-coloured bottoms for contrast. If you’re pear-shaped and you are short (or have short legs), wear straight-leg or slightly flared trousers with heels. Skinny trousers that hug your ankles can make your lower body take on the appearance of an upside-down triangle.

The Wedge Shape

This body shape features a broad chest and wide shoulders which are large in proportion to a narrow waist and hip. Accentuate your lower body while softening your shoulders and upper body; your asset is your legs. Avoid bright colours on bottom, spaghetti-strap and boat neckline tops. Do wear bright colours on bottom, wide-leg pants, full skirts, tops that call attention to your waistline and look for clothes that create the illusion of a waist.

The Hour Glass Shape

People with this body type have equal hip and bust measurements with a narrow waist; if you’re one of the lucky few with this body type, dress to flatter – not flatten your beautiful curves. Your shape is all about tastefully showing off those curves: not too baggy, not too tight.

No matter your body type, making your legs look longer is generally flattering!


This is one of those things that you probably thought happened only in movies. Think no further, it is real.

Some people might consider it “inappropriate” but what they don’t know is the couple getting on with it probably have no idea they can be heard.

Now handling it would require turning it into a joke by making assumptions about what is happening. If you are too stuck-up just play music to distract you, roll over and sleep. If you cannot sleep with music, put on safe sleeping ear buds and doze off.

I personally found it amusing; hearing the moaning and bed creeks, was the highlight of my day. I think I have a whole new respect for my neighbours ;-).

I know your first response will be for me to be applying for jobs and sign up to recruitment agencies. Way ahead of you there!

My degrees are quite remarkable and even I, am shocked It has been so difficult getting employed for so long. I am no space engineer or doctor but I do have a degree in Information Technology and Corporate Communications. I love to work, I have always worked 200% in the past. But now I think something in me has broken. I must give a negative vibe to employers now because I have not been hired for so long.

I know what I am good at and basically it would involve Communications and Project Management. Anyway, now I am lost and quite honestly upset and frustrated. At this point I would accept a PA or admin role if it’s handed to me. The world is so difficult in everything, that is why people have gone more selfish and inconsiderate because they believe they will survive only by this.


Everyone wants to be a musician, actor, model, reality TV star or sports person. I would be a hypocrite if I said the reason we all go to school is not just to make money and live a comfortable life. But now there are career paths that do not necessarily require school, so is school still a necessity?

Maybe I am programmed to believe school is still a necessity despite the fact I am a living witness of having 2 degrees but being unemployed for 2 years. The question remains, what is the point of school? Did I mention that employers are also just looking for people with experience for entry positions?  As a fresh graduate, how would you have industry experience when you were too busy with courseworks and probably a part-time shop position to pay your way through school. This means the only other way to come out with some experience as a graduate is to have undertaken unpaid internships during your studies. But you needed to make some money to survive school and did I mention to get considered for internships you also need experience?

Back to my question, what is the point of school?

As a growing teenager, you are programmed to believe adults are against your happiness and progress. That is a really tough time for any young youth. Somehow you strongly believe you really know what this world has to offer and how to navigate through life.

Sadly, those are all utmost lies from all the puberty changes occuring within and around you. I have always been refered to as an “old soul”. I think that means someone who is ahead emotionally from their peers. Sometimes I did believe it, because of the way i thought and saw life generally. But I came to realise I was also deceiivng myself like every othe confused youth.

Back to my conclusion on how and why first relationships suck; because it is so unreal and filled with just feelings and physical attractions which is the most exciting part of being in a relationship. Why it sucks is because the most little things split people up. No kidding, the most little things. Its during your first relationship that today you say I love you to someone and tomorrow you say I hate you and break up. What a ridiculous turn around.

It is within your first relationship that things hurt the most because you completely trusted the person and your heart and soul are not developed enough to understand the disappointment the world births. The fact that you can go such a mile for the other person makes it even more hurtful when it all comes crashing down. As a “youngling” its difficult to comprehend giving your all and being ok in not getting equally that much in return.

First sexual acts are also the worst in general. Alot more exciting for the guy and he gets even more curious about it. But the females are left disappointed because they are too young to even comprehend why it is overrated as “fun”. Then the females end up doing it continually anyway because the guy, their “first love” wants to and they get insecure that if they don’t he’ll find someone else. Thats the down side for a girl. The down side for the guy is when another guy catches the attention of his girl and she gets attracted to him and is looking for something “different”. Then she goes along and gets intimate with him leaving her¬† boyfriend broken because he had hopes of them being together forever.

Basically, first relationships brings you to the realisation that everyone has the potential of hurting and disappointing you. So what makes you survive it is the ability to forgive and move-on which is definitely tough to comprehend at such a young age. To most teenagers life is either black or white.

The world claims it wants you to be who you truly are. That is just a lie. You are going to be completely persecuted if you give into such bullocks. The world wants you to be who they think you should be.

That said, not necessarily true either. They want you to be good and be of good character. Actually they say that is what they want you to be. But if you are that way, you are not appealing anymore, and you are quickly forgotten. So how does someone survive in this chaos.

Lets take a look at Miley Cyrus, I have never appreciated her as talented till she went all coco on us. She is collaborating with the best of the best. Lets be honest, Do you think Will-I-Am would have been interested in collaborating with a “Dysney Girl”. Yet everyone is complaining about her going crazy and no longer “suitable as a role model” for her fan peers which are mostly teenagers.

I have been the “good girl” all my life. Well most of the time. Trust me I have had my naughty days, weeks and months. My attempt to be “naughty” will be someones attempt of being good, so don’t get carried away that I have been completely crazy. Some people have it, some just dont.

This is easier said than done, but just do what makes you happy. As far as you are not physically or emotionally hurting anyone, I say ride on. So in a nut shell, what ever you decide to do with yourself and to yourself, make sure it brings no harm to someone else. If you end up harming yourself, that’s your problem at least you were happy for a while in your own skin.