WHY HATS ARE SO IMPORTANT + HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT HAT

The Best Dressed Woman I know came into my yard the other morning with a hat-box. “Want to see my new hat?” she asked. Was there ever a woman who did not want to see a new hat? The Best Dressed Woman carefully untied the tape and produced the hat. It was a beauty - … Continue reading WHY HATS ARE SO IMPORTANT + HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT HAT

WHY CHOOSING THE RIGHT HAT IS IMPORTANT + 100 YEARS OF HATS

A dear old aunt of mine who had been a milliner all her life, used to say that if a woman had a becoming hat the rest of her clothes didn’t matter so much. A hat, she said, was the frame of the face and as your face was the most important thing about you, … Continue reading WHY CHOOSING THE RIGHT HAT IS IMPORTANT + 100 YEARS OF HATS

WE GET FITTED FOR THE PERFECT BRA

GETTING FITTED FOR THE PERFECT BRA

We have written several posts already on finding the right bra for your shape and clothing. Now, we just want to give you a reminder on why wearing the right bra is important. So, we've found this amusing but informative video from the Youtube channel, Ladylike.   "Bras... you don't have to wear them, but … Continue reading GETTING FITTED FOR THE PERFECT BRA

THE ETIQUETTE OF THE HANDKERCHIEF

THE ETIQUETTE OF THE HANDKERCHIEF

The romance of the handkerchief is embraced in the etiquette of it. The handkerchief is very much a part of the society woman, and to handle well is a triumph of culture and good breeding. The handling of one, the successful control of the hands is a matter of study and much practice. Few women … Continue reading THE ETIQUETTE OF THE HANDKERCHIEF

HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT CHIGNON

A chignon is a knot or twist of hair arranged on the back of a woman's head. Chignons are generally achieved by pinning the hair into a knot at the nape of the neck or at the back of the head and usually secured with accessories (i.e. barrettes, hairpins, hair sticks, hair nets, elastic bands, … Continue reading HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT CHIGNON

25 Ways to Wear a Scarf

25 WAYS TO WEAR A SCARF

"Scarves are great for every season - from light chiffon scarves for Spring and Summer to voluminous cashmere scarves for Fall to thick wool scarves for Winter - scarves are the perfect accessory to compliment any outfit." And here is a video on how to tie scarves 25 different ways. For a detailed tutorial on … Continue reading 25 WAYS TO WEAR A SCARF

Labor Day Sales, 2019

OUR PICKS FOR LABOR DAY, 2019

Labor Day Weekend is here with quite a few great sales. If you haven't finished your Labor Day shopping yet, check out our top finds below. We've narrowed the list to eight items. And we've chosen items that can be taken into Autumn. Without further ado, here are our top 8 finds for this weekend.... … Continue reading OUR PICKS FOR LABOR DAY, 2019

JEWELRY: AN ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT

Jewelry is one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways for women to invest their money. But too many women are unaware of this option. So, in this article, we will discuss the basics for investing in jewelry. Let's start with value... WHY IS VALUE IMPORTANT As we all know, some jewelry pieces are more … Continue reading JEWELRY: AN ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT

8 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR BRA STRAPS FROM FALLING DOWN

There is an old rule that says: a lady never allows the public to see any part of her underwear, including her bra. Underwear is meant to be that... under clothing and hidden to the public. This means when wearing a bra with straps, the straps should be tucked well underneath the shoulders of a … Continue reading 8 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR BRA STRAPS FROM FALLING DOWN

THE ROYAL ASCOT: HATS AND FASHION

THE ROYAL ASCOT: HATS AND FASHION

"Royal Ascot is synonymous with sartorial elegance. This is upheld by our Dress Code and annual Style Guide, which invite guests to take inspiration from the season’s key trends and contribute to an occasion heralded as a major fashion event in its own right." - AscotRacecourse   Are you going to the Royal Ascot this year … Continue reading THE ROYAL ASCOT: HATS AND FASHION

HANDKERCHIEFS: WHY LADIES SHOULD CARRY THEM

HANDKERCHIEFS: WHY LADIES SHOULD CARRY THEM

Handkerchiefs... ah, the romance of them! They have been around since before the Renaissance era, dainty-fying both ladies and men a-like. Handkerchiefs, also known as hankies are small, hemmed, square-shaped pieces of fabric used for personal hygiene or as a fashion accessory. Handkerchiefs can be made of cotton, silk, or linen. A lady's handkerchief is … Continue reading HANDKERCHIEFS: WHY LADIES SHOULD CARRY THEM

HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT HAT FOR THE RACES

HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT HAT FOR THE RACES

Ever wondered if there was a secret to picking the right hat for your shape, coloring, or dress? If yes, you've come to the right place. We searched and found the best videos for you. The first two videos focus on picking the right hat for the races like the Kentucky Derby and the Royal … Continue reading HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT HAT FOR THE RACES

TOP BEAUTY TIPS EVERY LADY SHOULD KNOW!

Hello ladies! This Saturday, we are diverting from etiquette lessons to share a few beauty tips. There's nothing like smooth skin, a well-shaped brow, white teeth, a glowing complexion, lustrous hair to take your elegant style and graceful demeanor to the next level. So, we've gathered 3 videos from YouTube to share some tips and tricks … Continue reading TOP BEAUTY TIPS EVERY LADY SHOULD KNOW!

TOP FEMININE HYGIENE TIPS EVERY LADY SHOULD KNOW!

Hello ladies! This Saturday, we are diverting from etiquette and style to talk about feminine hygiene - something we believe is crucial when it comes to appearance. There's nothing like bad body odor to throw off an otherwise elegant appearance. So, we've selected 3 videos from YouTube to share with you. They are informative, offering … Continue reading TOP FEMININE HYGIENE TIPS EVERY LADY SHOULD KNOW!

4 DRESS WEIGHTS TO KEEP YOUR HEM DOWN

Ever had your skirt fly up to your waist, revealing your panty? Ever wondered if there was a fashion hack for keeping skirts and dresses down? If yes, then you've come to the right place. We, at Balissande Finishing School, are happy to say there is indeed a way to solve this issue. Dress weights! … Continue reading 4 DRESS WEIGHTS TO KEEP YOUR HEM DOWN

8 WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR FEMININITY – FEMALE ENERGY

Hello ladies! This Saturday, we are diverting from etiquette lessons to share a few tips and insight on increasing your femininity. This article is for ladies who are interested in adopting a stronger feminine role and creating more female energy within themselves. It's also for ladies who want to attract more masculine attention and/or appreciation. … Continue reading 8 WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR FEMININITY – FEMALE ENERGY

FASHION TIPS: 12 USES FOR DOUBLE SIDED TAPE

FASHION TIPS: 12 USES FOR DOUBLE SIDED TAPE

Double sided tape should be every women's best-friend. Unfortunately, many still have no idea it exists, let alone all the ways you can use it to help you dress. So, for those of you who have never heard of this miracle tape or only know of it because of celebrities like the Kardashians, let us … Continue reading FASHION TIPS: 12 USES FOR DOUBLE SIDED TAPE

FASHION ADVICE: WEARING SHAPEWEAR, SLIPS, AND GRANNY PANTIES

FASHION ADVICE: WEARING SHAPEWEAR, SLIPS, CORSETS, AND GRANNY PANTIES

Yep, our grandmothers and great-grandmothers knew it best. If you are looking for a fit that is perfect, seamless, and sleek - shapewear, slips, and granny panties are the best way to go. No matter how expensive an outfit is or how well it fits, if you are the owner of bumps and lumps on … Continue reading FASHION ADVICE: WEARING SHAPEWEAR, SLIPS, CORSETS, AND GRANNY PANTIES