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Monday December 22nd 2014

‘Etiquette’ Archives

A Smile Costs Nothing… or Does it?

A Smile Costs Nothing… or Does it?

Ladies, how many times have you heard... Smile it may never happen... According to Debrett's A-Z of Modern Manners : All too often smiling provokes cynicism, because it is used to mask negativity. The vulpine smile of the salesman as they hover on the edge of a deal. The insincere grimace of the flight attendant as they [...]

The Etiquette of Elegance

The Etiquette of Elegance

Ladies did you know that elegance isn’t always difficult to attain? According to the Lady’s Book of Manners ; A girl with neatly and properly dressed feet, with neat, Well fitting gloves, smoothly arranged hair and a clean, well made dress, Who walks well and speaks well, and above all, acts politely and kindly, is a lady, And [...]

The Etiquette of Happiness..

The Etiquette of Happiness..

Ladies, have you wondered what it means to be really happy or what forms the basis of human happiness? I guess that we are constantly asking ourselves that question.. The Lady's Book of Manners observation is elegant and succinct... The basis of human happiness is truth: without this virtue, there is no reliance upon language No [...]

Fashionable Bathing..

Fashionable Bathing..

Whilst out with a friend last week I overheard a conversation between two young Ladies. Both were texting on their i-phones whilst planning their week. One said to the other... Next week I might be a bit late on Monday and Wednesday morning as these are my bath mornings but wait for me.... It's not difficult to conclude from this [...]

Fashionable Dinner Date Rules

Fashionable Dinner Date Rules

With the party season almost in full swing, we thought it fitting to write about guest etiquette. According to the Lady's Book of Manners, a lady's rules for the routine of a fashionable dinner are as follows : Invitations should be sent seven days prior or other engagements could prevent some from accepting. Ladies, we suggest a save [...]

Making An Impression

Making An Impression

Ladies did you know that you have three seconds to make a first impression? Why is deportment important ? It refers to our demeanour, conduct and behaviour : our body language. The way that we stand, walk and carry ourselves makes a huge impression. Good posture lengthens the body making you look taller and can make you appear [...]

Date Night Etiquette

Date Night Etiquette

It’s Halloween this weekend and no doubt you've been invited to lots of fancy dress parties.. Gents how do you think your Lady would feel if you rocked up outside her abode in this Cinderella style carriage? We’re guessing that she would be surprised and very flattered… If you are going to greet your Lady friend with the words [...]

Its Good to Talk

Its Good to Talk

Weekend Caller, a little phone etiquette for you.. I once heard that busy, modern girls prefer to have set boundaries than listen to an abundance of waffling about nothing throughout their favourite soap opera or endure long silences from someone who has nothing to say but feels they should stay on the line for an hour because its [...]

To Douche or Not to Douche ?

To Douche or Not to Douche ?

Mutiboko advocates women’s fashion during the 1950’s; it was amazing to look at. During this period, craftsmanship and attention to detail were paramount. On the other hand, it seems so ironic that the portrayal and perception of women during that time could be so derogatory. Take a look at this enlightening 1950’s ad for a vaginal [...]

4 Ways to be fashionably prepared this Valentines Day.

4 Ways to be fashionably prepared this Valentines Day.

Saint Valentine's Day, commonly shortened to Valentine's Day, is an annual commemoration held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. It is traditionally a day on which couples express their love for each other by fashionably presenting Valentines treats or gifts, flowers, offering confectionery, and sending [...]

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