Gracie Opulanza http://www.gracieopulanza.com The Pulse of Fashion Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:28:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.2 Dressing Up For Events – Why It Is So Important http://www.gracieopulanza.com/dressing-up-for-event-why-it-is-so-important/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/dressing-up-for-event-why-it-is-so-important/#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:28:35 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=19142 Almost a year ago I went to a celebrity charity ball called one OneforTheBoys. A great deal of effort and time went into my look. I was very unsure what to wear and how dressed up I should be. I always have a golden rule if one is unsure it is better to be dressed […]

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You Are Never Too Old For Style http://www.gracieopulanza.com/you-are-never-too-old-for-style/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/you-are-never-too-old-for-style/#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:07:59 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=19124 It occurred to me this week that whilst walking the streets of Europe the true style icon heroes are the elderly. They have nothing to prove, they wear those clothes with a clear message: “we are not people pleasers”. They don’t follow trends and age has no boundaries when it comes to them showcasing their […]

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Goodbye And Blog Off – The Ultimate Decline Of The Fashion Blogger http://www.gracieopulanza.com/goodbye-and-blog-off-the-ultimate-decline-of-the-fashion-blogger/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/goodbye-and-blog-off-the-ultimate-decline-of-the-fashion-blogger/#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2015 13:04:55 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=19117 Goodbye And Blog Off: The Ultimate Decline Of The Fashion Blogger It’s rare, if not impossible, to visit a style blog in 2015 without scrolling through some native advertising. The phrase itself — which is interchangeable with “branded content” or “sponsored content,” although some will argue that there’s a difference between those three terms — […]

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Bow Ties – Knot For Anything But Style http://www.gracieopulanza.com/bow-ties-knot-for-anything-but-style/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/bow-ties-knot-for-anything-but-style/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2015 17:06:58 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=19102 One of the very first articles I ever wrote was about Bow Ties. The bizarre thing is I don’t own one bow tie. I guess it has to do with where you would wear them and why. What is it about bow ties that seems to be gender dominate. Yes it’s certainly an accessory that belongs […]

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Cardigans – That Make You Look Slim http://www.gracieopulanza.com/cardigans-that-make-you-look-slim/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/cardigans-that-make-you-look-slim/#comments Thu, 02 Apr 2015 13:38:10 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=19060 We all have our insecurities and mine is my arms. No matter how thin I get or how hard I work out at the gym, I hate the look of my arms. In my mind they are huge, unflattering and I don’t like to show them off to anyone. In winter it is fine because […]

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Seven Tips To Use For A Bad Hair Day http://www.gracieopulanza.com/seven-tips-to-use-for-a-bad-hair-day/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/seven-tips-to-use-for-a-bad-hair-day/#comments Thu, 02 Apr 2015 12:10:02 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=19040 Last month I wrote and Tweeted about my bad haircut. After several phone calls to the hairdressers plus several e-mails trying to sort out my bad haircut, their lack of response got me thinking. Well how does one move on! Now don’t think I am bitter about it. I am a positive person and thought it […]

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Leather Outfits – To Get You Into TOP GEAR http://www.gracieopulanza.com/leather-outfits-to-get-you-into-top-gear/ http://www.gracieopulanza.com/leather-outfits-to-get-you-into-top-gear/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:36:30 +0000 http://www.gracieopulanza.com/?p=19022 Over the  years I have been obsessed with leather. The way it looks feels and makes me act is something I cannot explain well. It is only when you see me in action wearing the outfits that I can only be described as a force of nature. I wear it very much now because I […]

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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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