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Beauty Muse – Princess Diana

I saw the Netflix Documentary – The Story of Diana, some weeks ago. It reminded me why the whole world fell helplessly in love with Princess Diana. She was a rare gem, that touched so many lives all over the world. This documentary marked the 20 years anniversary of her death and I can’t believe it has been that long already. I remember watching her burial on TV at a hairdressing salon when I was about 10 years old, and how the whole world stood still on that day.

 

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I learned a lot from documentary about her personal life, marriage and how she moved on after the marriage. 20 years ago is a long time. I guess I was to young to make sense of what I read in the tabloids. I found the part of the breakdown of her parents’ marriage very sad, so I can imagine how she must have felt then. To be fair, I found the whole documentary sad but I am glad it is on Netflix, so those of us who were too young to understand what was going on back them, can have a good idea now.

The Story of Diana Documentary triggered this beauty muse post. The princess was indeed a beauty, both inside and out.

 

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There was something so personal about the Princess Diana’s look. It is hard to place a finger on it, but I believe she was the whole package. She had the height, the figure, the beautiful face and her hairstyle was hair goals back in the day. I also loved the fact that she wore very light makeup, and still looked phenomenal.

If you are yet to watch the The Story of Diana documentary on Netflix, I urge you to go watch it. It is a 2 part series and shows real life interview clips, footage and so on. Definitely worth a watch.

Do leave a comment with your thoughts if you have watched the documentary. Also, what do you think of Princess Diana as a beauty muse?

 

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Duchess of Cambridge Covers British Vogue June 2016

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We have royalty on a magazine cover this month. The elegant Duchess of Cambridge, is on the cover of British Vogue for June 2016, and she is looking beautiful as always.

This is a very different cover from Vogue. I must confess I was expecting to see another supermodel, so seeing the Duchess on the cover was a pleasant surprise. This is the first magazine shoot, she has ever consented to and I am not surprised she agreed to do Vogue. The Princess of Wales, Princess Margaret, the Queen Mother, and the Queen have all been photographed by the Vogue team over the past 100 years. Also, Princess Diana appeared on the cover of British Vogue in 1994, so it kind of answers why she decided to appear on Vogue. Following in their footsteps I guess.

 

“It’s a huge honour and incredibly exciting for us to have HRH The Duchess of Cambridge featuring on the cover of British Vogue and as part of our centenary issue,” Vogue editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman said today. “For me personally it has been a wonderful experience to have had the opportunity to work with her on this, and I am immensely proud of what we have produced. This special issue of the magazine is very close to my heart as it had to reflect on 100 years of British Vogue, and so I am hugely grateful that we have been able to continue with our tradition of outstanding royal portraiture with these pictures.”

I love the fact that the Duchess of Cambridge is dressed casually in these photos photographed by Josh Olins. She looks like an everyday girl next door, which I find refreshing. I love her hair a lot. I think she can give Jennifer Aniston a run for her hair money any day. I haven’t bought a Vogue in a while so I can see myself buying this issue. What are your thoughts? Will you be buying?

 

Female Body Shapes: The Athletic Woman

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So last week, I wrote about The Pocket Rocket Woman, so this week is all about the Athletic Woman.

The athletic woman is usually a tomboy, she has a defined, toned, V-shape silhouette, she is more slender than skinny, and has broad shoulders and slim hips. This female body shape has become quite popular since the 1980s, many women aspire to have this body shape. Late Princess Diana, Madonna, Cameron Diaz Kendall Jenner and Katharine Hepburn, rocked and are rocking this body shape, they have made women want this shape.

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This athletic woman has small breasts and narrow hips so most pieces look good on her toned body shape which is why most models fall into this body shape category.

Here are the DOs and the DONTs of this female body shape:

DOs

  • Your toned shoulders and back are your greatest assets. Flaunt them.
  • Go for light tailored pieces, they suit your body shape.
  • Opt for smock style shirts with puffed sleeves to soften arms and shoulders.
  • Go for tops and dresses with high neck lines, like halter neck styles; these add inches to smaller busts.
  • Go for dresses in jersey and chiffon with patterns and floaty skirts that instantly soften angular lines, these pieces add some girliness and create curves in all the right places.
  • Opt for layered and wrap tops and dresses as they add dimension to the body and create the illusion of a waist.

 

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DONTs

  • Avoid tight, clingy pieces, they will highlight the fact that you have no waist.
  • Avoid baggy tops, unless you are rocking it with a belt or any other detailing, it may seem like the easiest solution but it will make your slender body shape look very shapeless.
  • Avoid vertical striped pieces as they hide curves.
  • Avoid wearing sky-high heels, you will appear longer.

Are you an athletic shaped woman? What do you think of this female body shape? Sound off in the comment section.

Thanks for reading.

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