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Blogged : Margaret Thatcher .. The iron Fashionista .. Margaret fashionable facts

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From her rigid eating habits to her favourite labels, discover some fashionable facts about the late Baroness Thatcher.

1. Thatcher’s handbag came to symbolise her tenacity and firm negotiation style. As a member of Britain’s Parliament remarked in 1982, “She can’t look at a British institution without hitting it with her handbag.” The term ‘handbagging’ became its own phrase and was eventually included in the Oxford English Dictionary.

2. Thatcher was rigid about what she ate. “It’s often best, you know: to do without completely. You can’t indulge. It will sit on your hips,” she said of her penchant for “lovely toast and marmalade” and chocolates. “I find it hard to stop at one.”
“They put nice bread rolls beside you,” she once sighed. “And you try not to eat them, even if you are waiting a very long time between courses.”

3. She was widely known as T.B.W. – “That Bloody Woman” – and was criticised for her voice, that was considered too shrill, and her clothes, that were considered too fussy and too dowdy. Her irregular teeth were also the subject of much criticism.

4. She avidly cleansed and moisturised her skin daily. “From my teens. I’ve looked after my skin,” Thatcher said of her beauty regime. “I never use soap and water on it, although I come from a very soap-and-water minded family. However late and however tired I use cleanser to get the make-up off, and then a good moisturiser.”

7. The late French President François Mitterrand is said to have described Margaret Thatcher’s appearance as ‘Brigitte Bardot with Caligula’s eyes’.

8. Thatcher made the transformation from ‘barmaid blonde’ to a more classic shade in order to be taken more seriously, but expected the colour change to be immediate. “She wasn’t best pleased when I informed her that her colour correction would have to be done in stages!” hair colourist Daniel Galvin told Elle .

9. On the marks Thatcher’s pale suits used to suffer after well-wishers touched her on her public rounds: “I love it,” she said. “Touching is an affectionate thing.”

10. “I have to remember to keep my head up all the time,” noted Thatcher with regards to the most unflattering body part of an older woman. “If you lower your chin while giving a speech then you look all double chins.”

11. The Iron Lady reportedly loved British heritage label Aquascutum. According to the label’s former director, Margaret King (who went on to be the PM’s stylist), she “loved Aquascutum because it was an English family firm. Her mother was a dressmaker, and she just adored the ethos of the company.”

12. Thatcher once described her handbag as “the only safe place in Downing Street”.

13. Knowing how important a good hairstyle can make you feel, it was reported that Thatcher often wrote ahead to British ambassadors to request a good local hairdresser, who used heated Carmen rollers (her favourite) on her international trips.

 
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Posted by on April 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Blogged : #ManUnited .. The team fashionista

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Sir Alex Ferguson, English football’s enlightened despot, has swept more than 30 trophies for the Reds since 1986. He’s also won the Premier League Manager of the Year 10 times — more than all the other winning managers combined. Paul Smith suit, shirt and tie, custom-designed for Manchester United.

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  • The Peckham-born Rio Ferdinand, 32, a center-back, is known for his fancy footwork on (and off) the field. He has defended Manchester United for the last decade. Hermès coat, $4,575. Go to hermes.com. His own Scotch & Soda shirt, Diesel jeans, Five by Rio Ferdinand shoes, and watch. Styled by Sonia Genders. Grooming by Louise Box and Paula Maxwell at Me&Co Ltd. Using Bare Escentuals and Laura Mercier. Production by the Production Club.

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    • The 30-year-old midfielder Michael Carrick, who helped United win the league in just his first three seasons beginning in 2006, is arguably the best passer at old Trafford. Bottega Veneta coat, $2,750. Call (877) 362-1715. His own Dolce & Gabbana sweater, jeans and belt. Styled by Sonia Genders. Grooming by Louise Box and Paula Maxwell at Me&Co Ltd. Using Bare Escentuals and Laura Mercier. Production by the Production Club.

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    • The French forward Eric Cantona — nicknamed “King Eric” by fans and fellow professionals — surprised the world of football when he accepted the post of director of soccer for the recently revived New York Cosmos. Giorgio Armani coat
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  • The Serbian captain and no-nonsense defender, Nemanja Vidic , 29, joined Manchester United in 2006. Since then he has collected (among others) three consecutive Premier League titles, four in total. Dries Van Noten coat, $1,926. Go tojeffreynewyork.com. His own Giorgio Armani shirt and t-shirt and Diesel jeans. Styled by Sonia Genders. Grooming by Louise Box and Paula Maxwell at Me&Co Ltd. Using Bare Escentuals and Laura Mercier. Production by the Production Club.

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    • Javier “Chicharito” Hernández, or “Little Pea,” 23, is not only United’s first Mexican player but is also one of their best and most-promising young strikers. Last year, he netted a goal within his first minutes on the pitch as a Red against Major League Soccer’s all-star team. Paul Smith suit, shirt and tie, custom designed for Manchester United. Shot on location at Hôtel Nord Pinus, Arles, France.

       

 
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Posted by on April 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Blogged : Why the #fashion is good

Fashion is good. It’s the first thing you notice about a person. It also should somewhat reflect your personality.

Fashion is important because, if the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning is to put on a clean presentable outfit, you would feel really good about yourself. It is a much better feeling than when clothed in something you don’t like nor look presentable in. The way you dress shows your self expression to the world. You might feel incompatible, but your style is one way that shows your individual uniqueness, like the sports team you favour or your desirable partner. Normally we dress to suite our jobs and lifestyles. If you work on a farm and are in the redneck style, boots and a Shirt will normally do. A lawyer would wear a suit to work, and Polly preppy when not at work.

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Posted by on April 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

 
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#KateMoss by MARIO TESTINO FOR #VOGUE PARIS APRIL 2013

#KateMoss by MARIO TESTINO FOR #VOGUE PARIS APRIL 2013

 
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#KateMoss in #Fendi

#KateMoss in #Fendi

 
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#BiancaBalti

#BiancaBalti

 
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Blogged : Kate Middleton’s #fashion hits and misses

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