Gracie Opulanza http://www.gracieopulanza.com The Pulse of Fashion Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:38:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Why Do Women In Football and Rugby Dress Like Men http://www.gracieopulanza.com/why-do-women-in-football-and-rugby-dress-like-men/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/why-do-women-in-football-and-rugby-dress-like-men/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:23:21 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=18971 Why Do Women In Football and Rugby Dress Like Men Why is it that whenever I watch female rugby players or football players that I think they should dress more gender appropriate on the field. As the co-founder of three online publications focusing on fashion I find it offensive that this issue still has not been addressed. […]

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Haute Couture – The Word Has Been Diluted http://www.gracieopulanza.com/haute-couture-the-word-has-been-diluted/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/haute-couture-the-word-has-been-diluted/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:53:42 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=18946 At a recent  Haute Couture event in London,  it occurred to me how loosely the term is being used within the world of fashion.  How can you tell if it is really Haute Couture? Haute Couture What Does It Mean It is a  French name  for “high sewing” or “high dressmaking” or “high fashion”) refers […]

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Are You Being Your Authentic Self? http://www.gracieopulanza.com/are-you-being-your-authentic-self/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/are-you-being-your-authentic-self/#comments Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:22:15 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=18920 Over the last three years of growing my brands  the biggest challenge is being my authentic self. Fashion is one pretentious industry and even more so when you are around the big guns so to speak. The biggest challenge you will face hanging around beautiful fashion people, I am talking only about their external appearances, Is […]

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Mediocrity – The Reasons Not To Entertain It http://www.gracieopulanza.com/mediocrity-the-reasons-not-to-entertain-it/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/mediocrity-the-reasons-not-to-entertain-it/#comments Sat, 21 Mar 2015 08:55:53 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=18781 Over the course of the last two years I have met very interesting designers and supported specific brands. In fact it is not the brands that lured me into the product. It was the designers themselves initially. I am old school when I give my word I stick to it no matter what. If I […]

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Lawyers – What Is The Dress Code Law? http://www.gracieopulanza.com/lawyers-what-is-the-dress-code-law/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/lawyers-what-is-the-dress-code-law/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:46:42 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=18830 What Is The Dress Code For Lawyers? In a recent encounter with lawyers both men and women, it came to no surprise that the current dress code colour is still BLACK. I asked myself, what is the dress code for lawyers for 2015? Do these powerful intellects need enlightening and encouraging.  Yes they do. Over […]

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HEDON Helmets Review – Ride & Slide In Style http://www.gracieopulanza.com/hedon-helmets-review-ride-slide-in-style/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/hedon-helmets-review-ride-slide-in-style/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:22:18 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=18752 For me when I meet young designers believing in their vision it excites me. It also challenges me to see how influential my on-line magazines are. How my Social Media can get a brand out there on-line. In recent months I have been gifted many different items. It’s an awkward roller coaster of emotions as […]

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Formula One Ladies – What To Wear In The Pit http://www.gracieopulanza.com/formula-one-ladies-what-to-wear-in-the-pit/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/formula-one-ladies-what-to-wear-in-the-pit/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:38:00 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=18794 On Sunday the Formula One season kicked off in Melbourne Australia in more ways than one. If your teams car left the pit stop let alone finished the race you were doing well. It result seemed to be similar to last years with Hamilton coming first and his teammate Rosberg coming second. Lewis Hamilton is the […]

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Twitter & Instagram Is Emotional – It Will Cost You http://www.gracieopulanza.com/twitter-instagram-is-emotional-it-will-cost-you/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/twitter-instagram-is-emotional-it-will-cost-you/#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:13:43 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=18764 In recent months there have been tweets and Instagram photos that literally have got Commentators fired, footballers fined and in some cases brands disassociated from the social media influences. Why has this happened? How many years did it take for that commentator to get his position and in one tweet his credibility was crucified. What is it […]

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Fashion Marketing – Catwalks Versus Social And Online Media http://www.gracieopulanza.com/fashion-marketing-catwalks-versus-social-and-online-media/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/fashion-marketing-catwalks-versus-social-and-online-media/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 05:04:34 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=11512 Over the last three years I have created three on-line fashion brands. My first ever catwalk experience was at London Fashion Week back in 2011. Now being one of the very few woman in the world reporting on Menswear, I mainly go to men’s fashion weeks. From the first ever men’s catwalk experience it occurred to […]

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Bespoke Suits For Women – What To Wear At A Fitting http://www.gracieopulanza.com/bespoke-suits-for-women-what-to-wear-at-a-fitting/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/bespoke-suits-for-women-what-to-wear-at-a-fitting/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:39:49 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=18729 When I went for my first bespoke fitting I never thought about what I was wearing could make all the difference. In fact only when I turned up I was told that the undergarments I had on were all wrong. Don’t get me started on the shoes I had on. Edward Sexton Explains What To […]

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Jan Heitmann Interview – Why Woman Don’t Play Poker http://www.gracieopulanza.com/jan-heitmann-interview-why-woman-dont-play-poker/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/jan-heitmann-interview-why-woman-dont-play-poker/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:05:26 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=18707 Poker is something I know nothing about and when it comes to gambling I just don’t have the risk factor let alone the nerve power to do it. It has been many years since I have entered the world of gambling. To be honest I have only ever seen the aftermath of people losing lots […]

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Bespoke Suits For Woman – Why Tailors Choose Not To? http://www.gracieopulanza.com/bespoke-suits-for-woman-why-tailors-choose-not-to/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/bespoke-suits-for-woman-why-tailors-choose-not-to/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2015 09:44:59 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=17842 Three months ago, I tweeted that one of my dreams was to own my first ever Savile Row suit.  A suit that defines the women behind MenStyleFashion. In the last two years I have brought life back into Savile Row through Social Media on-line. I have interviewed the finest tailors that have been ignored for […]

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City Rider – High Heels You Can Ride In http://www.gracieopulanza.com/city-rider-high-heels-you-can-ride-in/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/city-rider-high-heels-you-can-ride-in/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:44:33 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=18700 Last year whilst in Holland I always thought about the Dutch lady and her footwear. How could she ride that bike to work in style? Listen to this interview with shoe designer Tracey Neuls. The solution has been resolved. No excuse now welcome to SportStyleFashion.

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Tracey Neuls – Shoes It Is In Our DNA http://www.gracieopulanza.com/tracey-neuls-shoes-its-in-our-dna/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/tracey-neuls-shoes-its-in-our-dna/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:20:42 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=18697 My first introduction to Tracey Neuls was through Zoe my stylist down in Brighton. One thing led to another and we end up having her shoes on Greg Minnaar, the three times world champion downhill mountain biker. So whilst in London last month I decided to meet the lady herself. What is it about women […]

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Woolmark Campaign For Women – Raising Quality Awareness http://www.gracieopulanza.com/woolmark-campaign-for-women-raising-quality-awareness/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/woolmark-campaign-for-women-raising-quality-awareness/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:32:36 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=18681 Wool In The Age Of Fast Fashion I am Australian and wool is very familiar to me. I love the feel, the smell and the intelligence that wool has to offer. I am for quality all the time it’s in my DNA. I come from an Italian background and we were taught from an early […]

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