Dear Friends,

In this new year of many making resolutions, I am sharing one with you. Usually I am not one to make resolutions because I believe that we don’t have to wait for a new year to take measures to better ourselves. We may do this at any time. This particular improvement I am making has to do with my wardrobe. What better than the beginning of the year to give myself a one year challenge to style everything I already own and only everything I already own!

Because the most #sustainablefashion is already the clothes we own! #fashionrevolution 💚

I have for the past three years curated my wardrobe with key pieces, staples and some trends. (not necessarily high-end) I also believe that #truestyle doesn’t depend on how fat your wallet is (that is story for another post).

Therefore you will no longer see tags to the makers of the items I am wearing (I will make an exception for a few collaborations & partnerships. I do enjoy working with brands and photographers).

I am not trying to sell you anything. I hope that in my “CHIC STATE OF MIND” I am inspiring women to take care of themselves.

This is my mission as an #imageconsultant & #stylist.

Moreover this decision is directly linked to my more sustainable approach to my wardrobe.

#buyless #buybetter #styling #styleyourwardrobe

Please let me know what you think in the comments.

📸 @sandellaluna_photographer for @digi_suisse @leman_aesthetic_clinic







Photography @amataart_design, makeup @fleekyclaire, fashion @TANIEU CREATRICE, models @bella_zofia and I @inachicstateofmind

Izabela and I had a fashionable experience wearing TANIEU CREATRICE clothing featured in this post. As well as an inspirational moment while interviewing her and you may read this below. She is a Geneva-based fashion designer that is gaining quite a following due to her refined, timeless yet modern fashion. I have been supporting local artisans and purchasing less on-line. Thus gaining a more sustainable approach to managing my wardrobe. The coats, dresses and skirts on this post are all made of faux-leather and were all designed with Izabela and me in mind.

Here are a few questions for TANIEU CREATRICE

I: What inspired you to become a fashion designer?
TANIEU: I have always been passionate about fashion and as a child.
I started an apprenticeship with one of the best fashion designers in my country in Côte d’Ivoire. Quickly I was asked to be a model for their clothing. Therefore I was surrounded by fashion very young.

I. Where do you get your design inspiration from?
TANIEU: I am inspired by everyday life and the people I meet. The textiles are a centre motivation for my designs. Their colour, texture and finish also inspire me to create and do what I love to do, make clothing!

I: What is your design process from a concept to the production of a garment?
TANIEU: When starting a new design I start with a flat pattern. Often elaborating the fabric into muslin on (which is the cloth we use to fashion a garment into shape). Then I’ll drape it on a model and make modifications along the way until the result is satisfactory.

BELLA: What role do you think social media plays in fashion today?
TANIEU: The social networks play a major role in fashion today. To my brand, TANIEU, it has given me large visibility in one click! It has been an enriching experience meeting fashion bloggers and photographers that have taken an interest in my work. I have found that Instagram is a network of mutual support that is very pleasant.

BELLA: How would you like women to feel when wearing your clothes?
TANIEU: It is an honour for me to see a woman in my clothes. I’d like her to feel more confident and sexy and that she is proud to wear them.

BELLA: What is your style? What do you love to wear the most?
TANIEU: My style is discreet and sober. I often wear trousers that are comfortable and practical.

We thank you TANIEU for taking the time to fulfil our curiosity 😉 XOXO

Chic Check

img_9780Photography & hairstyling by 19th Avenue Hairdresser

Hello, my friends! Here is some Autumn inspiration! There are 2 items on this post that some women are skeptical about how to wear them. Can you guess what they are?

The full head-to-toe check look and white boots! Heres how to pull it off!

Check suits are one of the biggest trends this year. You don’t always have to wear the items together. Wear the blazer with jeans or rust-colored trousers to achieve that classic posh-girl vibe also a big trend this autumn. Wear the trousers with a feminine blouse and a solid colored blazer and you have a business casual look. When you wear the check suit together keep accessories structured, minimal and classic. Do put a belt over the blazer for a more original look. The busy pattern should stand on its own without too much distraction.

I decided to wear my fave white ankle boots to give it a modern edge and keep it from looking English old school. White boots are also all the rage for the past few years and I find that to have one go-to pair is a stand-out accessory. I received glances at my feet on a very rainy day. Dare to be different!

Before this shoot, I visited 19th Avenue Hairdresser in the Eaux-Vives area of Geneva and it was delightful. Not only are there 4 strategically located addresses in Geneva, they are also becoming my official partner for my image consulting company, MARISOL IMAGE. We will also be collaborating together on various projects. I had the staff welcome me warmly and took care of my tired after summer strands. After examining my hair, Zoraida decided to give me a thorough treatment to revive my hair. She gave me a 2 step treatment from Tahe Botanic Infusion Gold A+B. The pure keratin and gold particles in the treatment revived and replenished the damaged cuticles of my hair. The result was soft, shiny waves. Thank you.

Shop the look: PINKO Check blazerPINKO Check cropped trousers, Repeat black cashmere turtleneckZac Posen Eartha Bag, Similar  Mackenzie white booties

I thank you for reading!

Model For A Day

Hello, my friends!

In this post, I share with you beauty shots that were done by a digital media & marketing company Digi-Suisse for Leman Aesthetic Clinic. The video and photoshoot were a lot of fun. I was pampered with wavy, soft hair from 19th Avenue hairdressers, I thank them. My pretty modern makeup is from Claire Serrano. The final result is soon to be seen at Leman Aesthetic Clinic . Please see all the links below for credit to the magnificent team that worked on this project.

On another note, I often get disbelief when people hear that I am nearing 50 years old. I usually answer smugly that as an image consultant I take my own advice! I think that besides taking care of myself it helps to have a healthy united family and a real positive outlook on life. I also see that my 6 hours a week of rigorous cardio workouts, weight lifting, and yoga are paying off. Add to this a thorough beauty routine and healthy eating without depriving myself and you are halfway there to help to age as gracefully as possible. Genetics do help as well. I hope that I am an inspiration to my clients to take better care of themselves. If this is the case, then I have accomplished my mission as an image consultant.

Here’s the team that made this photoshoot so successful!

DigiSuisse digital marketingLeman Aesthetic ClinicClaire Serrano makeup @fleekyclaire  19th Avenue HairdresserSan Della Luna Photographer



Sustainable & Stylish…

This is an excerpt from the Brandmooks webzine.  To learn more about sustainable fashion and trends please visit BRANDMOOKS or follow on INSTAGRAM

Shop the look; For Swiss residents please inquire about the clothing at BOUTIQUE L’TENDANCE, Nyon at Grand Rue 26,1260 Nyon or visit MOS MOSH . For the handbags please visit René René

I thank all partners mentioned for this beautiful collaboration and I thank you for reading!