1) Jewelry: They treat them as heritage jewelry that they will pass from generation to generation. They buy items in sets and luxury watches that are timeless. Depending on their country of origin they invest in international and/ or local jewelry designers. 2) Resort-wear: Secret elites travel more than the average and need more items. They are also more cautious of what they are wearing while vacationing at resort hotels. They know that while on holiday a lot of eyes are on
Every season new handbag models & shoe models & types come out. Every new season we want to buy some items because we really need them and like/ love them. Self discipline & on line shopping usually doesn't go hand in hand and challenges are everywhere. The influencer we follow on line, the co worker who wore that new pencil skirt, the younger woman who looked so nice in her new jeans. We all want a piece of newness & fun in our every day life. After all, as women we were bor
Secret elite and elite international women view their image as a very important element of their life. They know that if they want to continue to be considered elite, independently of their financial status, they need to be the best at all sectors of their lives. The word 'elite' has its origins in the Latin word 'eligere" which to select, to choose. So elites are by definition selective. Their image is what the "front window" is to a luxury store. Their image is how they app
Shopping method #1: They almost always do "destination shopping". What that is, when they travel somewhere ( and they often do as elite), they like to discover local and international brands and treasures. They are very aware of the fact that they can discover local items that have excellent quality for their price tag and also get unique items that no one else wears back home. They also know very well that due to their "destination shopping" luxury brands like Dior, create s
Styling secret #1: Elite & secret elite women, rarely follow somebody else's advice and especially free styling advice. They know really well because they have been trained from young age, that in life you always pay for quality in everything and that free random styling advice is for the masses not for the classes. Also, they almost never accept favors without returning them because reciprocity is part of their value system. This means that, even if their friend is a stylist
Number 1: They do monthly clear outs. When I write monthly clear outs, I mean that everything that has not be worn for more than 6 months gets into the donation or resell pile. Number 2: Every season they consult with their stylist to get a seasonal fashion look book and save their valuable time, money and effort. In this way, they are informed by an expert about what is "New this season". "New" not in the sense of trends because elites and secret elites rarely follow trends
As an image consultant and styling coach, I focus on developing unique images for my clients. Truth is image is not just how we dress. It is also how act, interact and communicate with other people too. From my personal experience working with elite ladies these following are some traits, upscale ladies have mastered more, compared to the rest of the women: * They seem and many times are, more calm and reserved than others. * They rarely start a fight or become a part of one.
Mistake #1: You are obsessed and overspent on one style category more than you must. For eg you are obsessed with shoes, so every time you go shopping on line or in stores, you end up with another yet pair of shoes. Caution: countless shoes without filling your wardrobe needs will stress you, your budget and your image more! Mistake #2: You are a massive "sales hoarder" ( excuse my language but you know a hoarder is someone who accumulates a lot of items and never usually us
For some of you, who know me from past Facebook group posting days, you will know that I am an expert in Turkish dramas and what they wear. My obsession began 5 years ago when I discovered that many of them focused on "leveling up" ( a woman marrying a richer man after investing in herself, her looks, her manners, her network, etc)and of course they dressed so feminine , upscale and appropriate for its occasion they attended. You can learn more here: https://www.ioannakaloger
Many times due to my business, as a styling coach and my appearance on social media with written Facebook posts and more ( you can find links to them on the right hand corner of this website) some women get defensive and analyze the wrong way, what I suggest as free advice. This is totally understandable because via a text or even a Story/ Reels, I can not always explain where I stand in writing it. By where I stand, I mean all the social & personal parameters you need to t
Image detail #1: The condition of your hands & nails! Manicure is very important as we all know but not only that... If the skin on your hands is dry, rough and not silky...think again. Your hands are moving all the time, usually at a conversation with an affluent man, at a handshake, at pointing something, etc. Take care of them like your face! A mini hand cream in your handbag, a hand mask every now and then and daily moisturizing will do the job. Consistency is the key! Im
Tip #1: Create outfits when you pack for every day & occasion. By outfits I mean down to every- single detail. For eg, for a day at the beach: -Beach attire: Swimsuitx2, cover up,beach sandals, towel, sunnies, hat. -Beach cosmetics: Face/ body/hair sunscreen, face mist, lip balm, hair comb, hair clips, a mirror. -Beach cosmetics pouch: In case you go to the beach bar afterwards and you need to put a little bronzer & lip gloss/mascara on.) -Medicine pouch: A cream for any kind
The number one reason why women come to work with me and my 3 month image make over online- 1 to 1 course- "Fashion Aura" is that they don't know what suits them and their style. First of all, let me explain and clarify something. What suits you, has more to do with your physical attributes ( body type, height, skin and hair color) and what suits your style has to do with your unique personal taste and preferences. For eg a boho, long, white dress may look perfect for your f
The term “it bag” was invented by luxury brands, who wanted their designs to sell out to a large crowd of women and create the need for desire and Fomo (fear of missing out). In other words, marketers have succeeded over the last 2 decades to create the demand each season for expensive designers handbags that are “a must have “. I can still remember in my mother’s era there was no such term as “it bags”. So ladies, be aware of, where you spend your money. If you enjoy a hand
Today’s post is the analysis of a Turkish TV persona – one of the main characters of the TV series “Yasak elma”= “Forbidden apple” that broadcasts on fox.com.tr every Monday night.
The female character in the series is called Ender played by Turkish actress Sevval Sam, a well-known one in Turkey. The reason why I chose her- beyond being my favorite character – is because she is an Alpha female.
So let me briefly inform you about the plot of this weekly serial and Ender’s char
Number one: they are always polite. No matter what situation they are in, even when they are dissatisfied with something ( they have told me stories), they will express their discomfort in a neutral way and move on. They don't act impulsively or take things personally.They don't attack or lose their energy. This is a "mastery" they developed after years of home upbringing and mingling with other secret elites. Number two: they don't want to be the center of attention when t
Did you know that the one shoulder baby blue dress that Carrie wore in the new series "and just like that" is a classic design by Norma Kamali ( American designer)? The "Diana Asymmetric Ruched Gown" as the design is called, retails for 215$ and can be found at many on line destinations (Saks fifth avenue, revolve, etc). It has a range of colors to suit many skin colors and a range of sizes and lengths. If you add a blazer over it, some jewelry and a pair of high heel sanda
A new design collab between the luxury brand Altuzarra and the famous espadrille brand Castaner is happening this summer. A special collaboration that will bring more edgy feminine summer shoes that can complement any monochrome or multicolored outfit. When you wear a monochrome dress you can add multicolored shoes and vice versa. If you want to get your hands on a design collaboration, you can start from here: https://en.castaner.com/pages/altuzarra And as a bonus if you li
Part of looking rich, affluent and upscale is your outfit, manners and body language! If you are going for the "old rich aesthetics", wear more neutral tones ( the appropriate ones for your color pattern), expose less skin at all times and make sure your nails are short and your hair color is up to 3 shades lighter than your natural one. "Old rich" can be translated into more conservative (not purely), less loud and colorful with an aesthetic approach than can be work for ge