Category — beauty as a weapon

Finishing School Friday

Beauty tips. Fashion tips. Etiquette. Open forum.

*Audience Note* I’m mostly going to sit back and listen. Please feel free to talk among yourselves.

January 28, 2011   33 Comments

Do It Yourself―Institut Villa Pierrefeu, Part 1

Institut Villa Pierrefeu:

is a traditional Finishing School of the type the world expects from Switzerland. Elegant, exclusive and charming, it will prepare you for a role in the business world and society , aiming to help you become more effective in multicultural environments and dealings.

Among other skills, they teach:

  • How to listen and guide a conversation: discretion, tact and prejudices to avoid.
  • How to express oneself verbally and the importance of body language.
  • How to dress according to place and occasion.
  • Conversational do’s and don’ts.
  • Cultural surprises.

It takes patience and research, but it is possible to find accessible resources that teach many of the same skills. During the Do It Yourself-Institut Villa Pierrefeu series of posts, I’ll mention some of the resources that I’ve found. Today’s resource, . . .

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January 23, 2011   No Comments

Finishing School Friday

Beauty tips. Fashion tips. Etiquette. Open forum.

*Audience Note* I’m mostly going to sit back and listen. Please feel free to talk among yourselves.

January 21, 2011   50 Comments

Finishing School Friday

Beauty tips. Fashion tips. Etiquette. Open forum.

*Audience Note* I’m mostly going to sit back and listen. Please feel free to talk among yourselves.

January 14, 2011   60 Comments

Beauty As A Weapon―The Siren’s Voice

The Siren’s Voice

As indicated by the legend, a siren’s voice is a critical part of her arsenal.

Almost everyone who met Cleopatra commented on her delightful, sweet-sounding voice, which had a mesmerizing quality. The Empress Josephine, one of the great seductresses of the late eighteenth century, had a languorous voice that men found exotic, and suggestive of her Creole origins . . .

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January 9, 2011   No Comments