11/18/14

Flawless Krikor Jabotian dresses



I saw these and had to share them immediately! Completely swoon over here, such beautiful dresses, they are by Krikor Jabotian from his Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2014 collection.

The forms and details... major love.

11/17/14

What to get him for Christmas?

Why, a Victorinox watch of course! Seriously, it would make quite an amazing gift, for you too, not only for him.
We talked about the new I.N.O.X. watch from Victorinox a couple of weeks ago and now I want to share with you, another fabulous piece from the brand, a classic one inspired by their world famous knife.
Like the I.N.O.X, I think it can be worn by women too, especially the Chrono Classic one as it would pass easily as a boyfriend type watch.
Chrono classic is a one-of-a-kind chronograph, modern, innovative, ingenious and quite easy to use. This watch was the star, looks like one *wink”, of the Victorinox Swiss Army stand at Baselworld 2013. You can easily go from one mode to the other by performing a simple double click of the crown. This returns the three central hands to 12 o’clock and turns the date window at 6 o'clock into a counter displaying the zero-zero position. Activating the chronograph is simple; just press the button at 2 o'clock. The central red hand then counts off the seconds, while the other two count minutes and hours. Another click stops the timing operation, and the window at 6 o’clock shows the hundredth of a second. Pressing the second button at 4 o’clock resets the chronograph.
Yes, yes, you can switch back to normal time-reading mode while the chronograph continues running. A double click on the crown and voila! The prowess is due to the watch’s Swiss Made FM13D quartz movement, which is manufactured by Soprod, a Bernese Jura company with which Victorinox Swiss Army has worked closely. Though I can go all day about technical details you can read for yourself on the awesome mini site Victorinox created for Chrono Classic.

Still, a bit about design, drawing inspiration from the Swiss Army Officer’s knife, the guilloche decoration covering both discs recalls the shape and decoration of the said piece. Chrono Classic is the synthesis of Victorinox Swiss Army know-how and other aesthetic features also pay homage to the origins and values of Victorinox.

You can pick from two beautiful dials:
“Dark grey” dial and bezel with Black Ice PVD coating, biologically tanned black leather strap or stainless-steel bracelet.
Champagne dial and bezel, gold PVD coating, biologically tanned brown leather strap or stainless-steel bracelet.
Now, what's your favorite Chrono Classic? I’m going to go for champagne dial and leather strap for this one.

ps: there are more options available on the site!


I partnered with the brand to write this article but every word is mine

11/14/14

Club Monaco love


I'm so in love with the new Club Monaco collection, so, so, beautiful!

11/10/14

Tips to make and keep a habit



I just came home from the gym and after one week pause, I felt so rusty, my knees, my back were like, why are you bothering us, go back to sleep.
Felt the need to complain a bit, because I know I won't have the chance to do that at Alternative Fitness on Thursday.

What I wanted to talk about today is habits as I read an interesting quote the other day,  " Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what gets you going", which is quite true. In time, going to gym became a habit, taking photos for the blog was a habit, going to events was a habit.
But like everything,  not doing a certain activity for while it is a bit hard to start over again. Besides eating crappy food, you slip once, and you're doomed!

Anyway, tips on how to make and keep a habit:
  1. Think why is making the certain activity important to you. Having an active life, networking, growing your business, you know what I mean. 
  2. Make a plan and visualize the process and the outcome. 
  3. Prioritize stress management & tasks. Get organized and make lists. Every time, I write down what I have to do for the day or week, I get it done, if not, almost always I forget to do something and  then I have to skip on something else to do that. And that's how my  blog's social life goes out the drain.
  4. Make small & big goals and reward yourself when achieving them.
  5. Have someone to make you accountable, this one works wonders. 
The above picture is from The One 10 years of Inspiration Gala, at which I wouldn't have gone if it was not for a client. Yeah, I'm like that...