My dear comrades-in-style,
I believe and I say humbly that I have earned the place, position and voice to comment on dress style and poise in our fashion and lifestyle space. There is so much more to wearing a nice outfit and doing so consistently, such that you get noticed and called “stylish”. For me, grace, elegance, poise, personal style and occasion appropriate outfits are key. Following trends and fashion blindly foes not make you stylish, neither does “OTT”; I must be noticed in fur and feathers, even in tropical climates such as ours!!
That simply makes you a fashion “victim” as opposed to “victor”. You must be comfortable in your skin and ooze that confidence. As I always say, Style is more than pure appearance, it is the conveyance of an aura of distinction that is hard to define, yet easy to recognise.
I have taken my time and also considered the careful opinion of the stylish greats, as well as public poll to select our fabulous 16 of 2016. It is inevitable that some of these beautiful women are my friends. It is for this reason that I want to share our selection criteria with you, so that you know that we are objective at Vive- VOIX and stay true to our meaning, “The Voice of Lifestyle”:
- Confidence- personal style preference as opposed to following trends blindly
- Age appropriate
- Body appropriate- cut, fit, finish, colour choices
- Occasion appropriate
- Overall outlook and aesthetic appeal
We have also studied these women as they appeared at different occasions, and in different outfit categories; western, fusion, traditional, sporty and more.
We present our “Fabulous 16 of 2016”.
Lifestyle Curator at Vive-Voix