FLATTER YOUR FIGURE: THE SECRETS TO SELECTING ENHANCING STYLES FOR YOUR FIGURE // JAN LARKEY

Yes. The design is absolutely hideous (it has the eighties written all over it). But it has been the best find ever. “The magic of it is that she shows, with many illustrations, how to go from knowing your problem areas to matching those with styles and style details which will flatter, and not detract from, your appearance. Though the book is older, there are so many styles shown that it’s pretty near timeless. I finally understand why some styles are a disaster on me. The book will work no matter your size and shape. Some of the fashion advice is dated, but the principles are easy to understand and won’t change.” writes Lindy Ann, (I couldn’t have written it better myself). And to quote Jan Larkey herself: “My system focuses on how a woman looks in her clothes, not pounds or inches, embarrassing measurements are totally eliminated. All you need are two straight sticks, a string, a full length mirror and a friend to objectively see and accurately evaluate your figure.” That being said, say bye bye to the “Do I look fat in this dress?” questions. No more of that. You will find all the information you need and so much more. Basically; it’s a holy book. Tiny side note: the book is out of production but easy to find online. www.janlarkey.com // Continue reading

THE ART OF MUSIC // EARTHA KITT, WHERE IS MY MAN (1983)

Eartha Mae Kitt (January 17, 1927 – December 25, 2008) was an American singer, actress, cabaret star, dancer, activist and voice artist. If Orson Welles once called her the “most exciting woman in the world”, there must be something special about her. Miss Kitt was active in numerous social causes in the 1950s and 1960s. She established the Kittsville Youth Foundation, a chartered and non-profit organization for underprivileged youth. Was a member of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. Later she became a vocal advocate for LGBT rights (laws affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) and publicly supported same-sex marriage, which she considered a civil right. // Continue reading

“I ONCE HAD A ROSE NAMED AFTER ME AND I WAS VERY FLATTERED. BUT I WAS NOT PLEASED TO READ THE DESCRIPTION IN THE CATALOGUE: NO GOOD IN A BED, BUT FINE UP AGAINST A WALL.”

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was an American politician, diplomat, and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, having held the post from March 1933 to April 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office. President Harry S. Truman later called her the “First Lady of the World” in tribute to her human rights achievements. By the time of her death she was regarded as “one of the most esteemed women in the world”.

MAILLON // THE LIBRARY OF AESTHETICS

MAILLON “The Library of Aesthetics” was established to savour the richness of life. It showcases inspirational women, dives into the world of craftsmanship, investigates how to find your personal style and explores the arts. For inspirational use only.

MAILLON // THE CONCEPT

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MAILLON // ELLE

Elle (June 12, 1979) is a mock-up artist, graphic visualiser and concept designer. After graduating at the Design Academy Eindhoven she specialised in branding for the fashion and music industry. With a penchant for quality, timeless elegance and an urge to celebrate individuality to find your own “je-ne-sais-quoi”, that intoxicating mix of confidence, frivolity and humor she founded Maillon.