Emanuel Ungaro Fall/Winter 2015

The new fall/winter collection of Emanuel Ungaro was presented in Paris Fashion Week, and it was one of my favorite runway shows. The collection is very elegant, classy and totally wearable. It represents the modern woman so well… It is all about black and white, and mixing different textures.

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This is a blog dedicated to all women. For all women fighters, courageous and independent.

Here you will find posts about fashion, design, lifestyle and career.

So, let me inspire you.


How to Start a Good Day

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1. Plan your day at the day after

Do not leave for tomorrow what you can do today. To make the morning routine easier, leave everything prepared: the clothes you’re going to wear, the bag, and everything you will need. This helps you to get prepared much faster in the morning, especially for women who can take hours looking at the wardrobe deciding what they will wear.

If you don´t leave everything prepared, at least make a checklist with everything that you have to do in the morning in chronological order or relevance.

Also write a note the day before, with a motivating quote, and leave it in a visible place. When you wake up the next day you will feel inspired to jump out of bed and face the day.

2. Wake up Earlier

Waking up early is important to have time to get prepared, with no delays, no stress and better mood. If you can’t get up early, try going to bed earlier in the evening, and let the alarm clock far away from the bed to force you to jump of the bed when it rings.Set an alarm hour that gives you time to do everything that you have to do in the morning calmly.

3. Workout routine

Exercise in the morning is very beneficial for the body and mind. Even if you have no time to go to the gym, take a few minutes to work out at home daily. At the end take a good shower and you will feel your body more energetic to face the day. Another option is to leave home and run for about 30 minutes, or if you have to take the dog to outside, take that time to do a little exercise. It will be hard in the early days, but then your body will get used to. 

4. Take time to the breakfast

As my mother always says, “you should never leave home with an empty stomach.” Taking breakfast is essential. It is the most important meal of the day and should not be overlooked. Opt for something healthy but something that can give you the necessary energy for the whole morning (fruit and cereals are a good choice). It is also important to take time for yourself, so, sit down while having breakfast, perhaps in the company of family and enjoy the moment.

5. Listen to music

Music is magic, and it is the instant way to you for good mood. Pick your favorite songs, those that make you dance, sing and have motivational messages. You can make your playlist in your smartphone and listen to it anywhere in the house. Or you can just turn on the radio to a station that always have music playing. During the morning exercise is also a good time to listen to music.

6. Arrive at work Earlier

Arrive late at work can ruin your day. and leave you with a bad mood. Avoid that. Leave home early and make the road quietly, without stress. The ideal is to arrive early and have time to greet colleagues, share some news and drink a coffee. 

…..and don’t forget to smile 🙂

What to Wear After 30


30 years is a turning point in the life of any woman. It’s time to take on new responsibilities in professional and personal life. I believe that the style of dress must follow the evolution of our maturity and our personal achievement.As a woman and mother of 30 years, I am concerned to keep me young, female and modern, while providing security and stability.

1# Say no to Teenager style

At 30 it is no longer advisable to be mistaken for a teenager, so stop dressing like that. It is important to follow fashion trends, but make a selection and avoid too rebellious and too relaxed clothing such as jeans badly torn or sporty clothes (unless you are playing sport). But you can mix some of those clothes with classic pieces.


2# Keep it sexy

A woman can always show their sensual side, regardless of age. Skirts and dresses are almost always the sexiest option, and you should keep wearing it. Try the pencil skirts at the knee, or other type of skirt with more structured forms, highlighting the female form even when covered. If you opt for mini-skirts, don´t use a mini-top too, keep more covered on the top, and also highlight your legs wearing high heels. The leggings are sexy but are not pants, and it is preferable to use them with tunics. But you can always opt for jeggings, wich are so tight as leggings, but have a thicker fabric without the inconvenience of becoming transparent, and may have pockets and belt loops simulating the structure of a normal pants.


3# Use high heels

It is clear that the use of high heels depends on the lifestyle you lead. Look for a type of hells which you feel comfortable, so you have a confident walk. The high-heeled shoes help to maintain a more mature and elegant posture. It can also make you look thinner and thus disguise the extra pounds they gained when you turn 30.


4# Add some classic pieces to your wardrobe

Don´t need adopt a completely classical style, but there are certain timeless garments that must be included in your wardrobe and used with more trendy pieces. The fundamental classic pieces are: a white shirt, a trench coat, a stiletto high heels, and an executive dress.


5# Be unique

During adolescence we follow fads and want to be part of a certain group. But as adults we can free ourselves and show what we really are. At this point our personality is more marked and structured. We already know what we want and what we are and this awareness allows acquire greater individuality. Find your own style, in the midst of such diversity, and de unique.

xoxo, Joana

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