Thursday, December 27, 2012

2012: Fashion in Review

Now that this year is coming to an end, we would like to make a special year on review blog post with 2012 biggest fashion trends. This is our very own perspective of the trends and, therefore, it's a subjective list.


Skinny Jeans


Skinny Jeans were a true mark of this year. We saw them is several flashy and neon colors, and also in more neutral colors. Basically skinny jeans came out from the 80s to make a stand for this year and they look stunning in several body types. Skinny jeans look particularly awesome in Straight and Hourglass body shapes and are a must have for this season. Don't have a pair? Check out these recommendations from our stylists:

Vintage Look Leather Bags


Leather was pretty much in fashion this year. Bags were looking kind of vintage and very "square" shaped. Whether black or brown, or even is some more colorful versions, a leather bag was the biggest fashion trend for bags this year. 


Peplum mania


Peplum was also pretty hot this year. Brands have peplum for every body shape. If you're pear shapped, you could wear a more simple version of peplum without giving you volume in your bottom half, like this Origami Pleat Peplum Dress, from AX Paris. If your body shape in inverted triangle, you could wear this Taina studded peplum top, or this Leopard Peplum Skirt from AX Paris to balance with your larger upper body. If you're an hourglass, you can pretty much wear anything, as long as you balance properly your upper body with you lower body without adding unnecessary volume to your shape.

Animal Prints


Oh yeah! Leopard print was a true trend this year. Whether in shoes, bags or other accessories and clothes, leopard print was everywhere and we love it! But we also know that prints should be worn cautiously... we don't want you to look like the jungle queen. Our advice to you: wear prints on your skinniest half. If you're pear shapped wear it on the top half, if you're an inverted triangle wear it on your bottom half. Prints draw attention and you don't want to draw attention to your widest half. Here are some leopard print items available at our style shop:


Riding Boots


Riding boots are this seasons trend on footwear, specially the leather ones. They look amazing with casual dresses, skinny jeans, bootcut jeans and pretty much almost everything. They are also very comfy and therefore al women should have a pair. Check out these Kissa Riding Boots, from Ravel available at our style shop.

So, these are the top trends we elected for this year in review. But tell us, what do you think was the best trend of 2012?

Friday, December 21, 2012

Say hello to your customized newsletter

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

“Every woman should have one black dress, a fabulous pair of shoes and bag”

Carlos Martins is a devoted stylist at Styling Up. His style is mainly casual chic and he dreams of styling Evan Rachel Wood and Jonathan Myers.



He studied fashion in 2000 but his professional path took him to interior design. He has been an interior designer for over 6 years, but he kept dreaming of becoming a fashion stylist and he worked in theaters and contests as a wardrobe stylist ... he loves combining colors, fabrics, textures, and  he’s an art and design lover.
Carlos loves everything that is edgy and chic. He started working at Styling Up right from the beginning and in our website he has already styled hundreds of awesome outfits. You can find style recommendations from Carlos in our style shop. Get to know this stylist a little better in the interview below.


How and when did you start in the fashion styling career? Tell us your story.

As a fashion designer I worked at some projects in the area like wardrobe for characters in theater and contests. I also work as an Interior Designer at BoConcept. I made some interior projects and others like commercial stands at Lisbon Fashion Week.  Right now,AAAARight now, Rightcss  I´m collaborating with Styling Up at big scale, customizing outfits for all kind of clients and I’m also working at a worldwide fashion brand, very known for its casual and luxurious pieces, as a consultant.

What does fashion mean to you?

Well... for me Fashion is like a statement of art. It’s a large step for someone to become unique and singular!

What are your favorite brands & designers? Why?

My favorite designers are Marc Jacobs, Tom Ford, Dolce&Gabbana , Alexander Wang and so many others, because they all have an unique vision about concept and style. Besides of fashion, I also love other visual arts like design, sculpture, and so on.

Pepe Jeans Dress

How would you define your personal style?

My personal style is a mix of concepts and brands… so, mainly, I define my personal style as trendy. I’m always looking forward for trends and trying to discover new ways to approach my kind of look and style. Like every other person, some days I feel like I need to conquer the world with a new vision or statement, and on some other days I just get on a more casual and discreet mood. This is why I say that my style is my own statement… I follow my own rules, concept and style.

If you could pick 3 fashion must-haves that every woman should own, what would they be?

Funny, this is the old question that anyone wants to know an answer for...  It really depends because every woman is different, but I think that every woman should have one black dress, it doesn’t matter if it’s simple because you can style it up with accessories; a fabulous pair of shoes and bag… This always works and regarding the last two (shoes and bag) it really makes sense that you pay for quality (eg: a pair of Louboutin).

Which season do you prefer to style for: Autumn/Winter or Spring/Summer?

I love styling for the end of summer’s season, when everyone is relaxed, and thinking about the sun, the beach, parties and romance… everything is going on smoothly and perfectly and we can take some fashion risks with colors and patterns and mix all that.

All in One Jersey Jumpsuit, Diesel

Of the clothes you recommend in Styling Up's website, which is your favorite for this Autumn/Winter season?

Actually, I love several outfits for different reasons: This dress from Pepe Jeans, though it’s casual, I think it makes a beauty statement; This Jumpsuit from Diesel is very trendy and sophisticated and I think that this color is great for this season and I think it’s awesome to wear to a party or cocktail; This pleated dress from Missguided is great for someone who wants to be unique and make a statement wearing a more bright color… I also find the color very refreshing.

 If you could be a fashion stylist to one person, dead or alive, who would it be?

Probably Evan Rachel Wood and Jonathan Myers. Both are young and have a peculiar attitude. They also represent so many things I enjoy, like for example indie movies, music, art and they both also rock at big parties. I would love to create their next style.

What do you think about fashion blogs and magazines? Which ones do you check out regularly?

I love both fashion blogs and magazines, because we can learn so much about fashion, designers and what will be trending next season. Since everyone has different ways of looking at fashion, it’s great to read about different perspectives and discuss it.
The blogs I check up frequently are the following: The Sartorialist, The Style Examiner; Alfaiate Lisboeta, and so many others. As for magazines, I recommend: Dazed and Confused, Kaltblut Magazine, Dsection Mag and V Magazine.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

What's my body type?


Many of you have already asked this question over and over again. And we heard you :) . As you probably already know, Styling Up is a website that provides a free online fashion styling service to all women. After registering in our website, users will only find clothes that fit their size and flatter their body type. So, in our website we already know our users body shape, but we never shared that information with them, so they didn't know their body type.

Now, users and non users may calculate their body shape in our body shape calculator page, just by entering their bust, waist and hip measurements, in inches or cm. After clicking in "calculate my body type" button, you'll be redirected to your body shape.

We consider 6 body shapes: Hourglass, Pear, Inverted Triangle, Diamond, Oval (or Apple) and Straight (or Rectangle). Each body type has its own characteristics and, to dress proportionally and to create the illusion of an hourglass shape (if you don't have it already), you should really know what's your body type.

For example, if your body shape is Inverted Triangle, in other words, that means that your bust and shoulders are broader than your hips. To create the right proportions, tou should look for bottoms that balance your lower haf with your uper half, like full or A-line skirts or wide legs / boot cut trousers. This is just an example of how knowing your body type can really help you feel better about your body and help you embrace your body type and feel more confident about yourself. No matter what size you wear.

Our body shape calculator lets you easily calculate your body type, just by entering your bust, waist and hip measurements
In our body type calculator page (click on the image above) you'll not only be able to find out what's your body shape, but you'll also have access to a tips page especially dedicated to your body shape. You'll find some tops and bottoms recommendations and also some pictures of celebrities that have the same body shape as you. Most importantly, you'll also see some of the clothes recommendations of our fashion stylists, especially for your body type.

So, what are you waiting for? Take your bust, waist and hip measurements and go find out what's your body type, and take a peek at some of the clothes recommended by our stylists.

See you there! x)

Friday, November 9, 2012

“For me fashion has something to do with breathing”


Raquel Lança is a passionate fashion stylist that has been working with Styling Up right from the beginning. She's also a daily blogger at her own blog, Clínica de Estilo.

Though she first graduated in Tourism and worked as a travel agent for several years, her true passion was always related to fashion and style, and she always knew that it was her dream to become a fashion stylist.

She fought to pursue her dream and she did it, and now Raquel works full time as a fashion stylist. For her, fashion “has something to do with breathing”, and she says that like it or not, style is always your first impression ticket. Check out her interview and get to know her a little better. You can also find style recommendations from Raquel in Styling Up’s style shop.

How and when did you start being a fashion stylist? Tell us your story.

I remember that, since at a very young age that I love fashion. Back then it was very hard to do something besides being a fashion designer. Since I didn’t actually had any drawing skills to become a fashion designer, my hobby was to style everyone, not only members of the family, but also friends. Every time there an important event was coming, I was called to help.
I used to work as a travel agent, and I did it for 12 years, but since I was very unhappy at that job, I decided to take a graduation in 2010 as a fashion advisor to fulfill my big passion! And a new life started…

What are you currently working on?

I mainly work with real people and help them when they’re going to a big event. I also help people in creating wardrobes for themselves, or just help cleaning their wardrobes, by choosing the clothes that best fit their style, body type, quality, etc.
I also dedicate myself, every day, to my fashion and style blog, called Clínica de Estilo. And that also requires much dedication and time.

What does fashion mean to you?

Well I guess it has something to do with breathing... I cannot live without it!

What are your favorite brands & designers?

My favorite brands are Balenciaga, Pucci, Valentino, Helmut Lang, Zanotti, Manolo Blahnick, Aquazurra, Zac Posen and Balmain. They are all very different in style, but I guess that’s also a personal characteristic of mine, because I can’t identify myself with just one style.
Like most women, shoes are my true love so I’m always seeking new brands and new designer shoes.

 How would you define your personal style?

I am a very eclectic person and I don’t have a specific style. Each day, I choose what I’m wearing, based on my humor, where I’m going and what I’m doing. I really like to dress  according to the situation, and when I feel I’m not matching my very own wardrobe expectations, I’ll keep thinking that I should be wearing a different outfit… just like a lunatic!!! :)

 If you could pick 3 fashion must-haves that every woman should own, what would they be?

I think that all women’s wardrobe should have are a fabulous trench coat, a pair of dark blue jeans and a simple white shirt.

What was your greatest challenge as a fashion stylist, and how did you solve it?

The greater challenge as a fashion stylist is always when someone really likes a piece of clothing, that we already know that’s not good for their figure. This does happen often. What I usually do is: I ask them to try that piece of clothing on, and then I ask them to try another one that I think is most flattering for their body type, to see if we can reach an agreement. If that trick doesn`t work, I’ll try to negotiate later with another piece.

What’s that great fashion tip that you can share with us?

Be yourself, don`t imitate others! Style is a very personal matter, because it tells people who you are. There’s usually just one opportunity to make a good first impression, and everyone should always look at their best.

Which season do you prefer to style for: Autumn/Winter or Spring/Summer?

I prefer Autumn/Winter mainly because there are lots of accessories to choose from, like gloves, rain-coats, hats, scarves, etc.
But I also love the Spring/Summer Season because of the sandals… and I love sandals!

Wet Look Leggings- Miss Sixty

Of the outfits you recommend in Styling Up's website, which is your favorite for this Autumn/Winter season?

For me these Wet Look Leggings from Miss Sixty (on the left) are a statement for this Season. With these, you can create outfits for work, leisure or evening… they just have to be styled perfectly. They’ll look great with faux fur, a white shirt or a big jumper. I believe they’re a great investment for this Autumn/Winter Season!

What do you think about fashion blogs and magazines? Which ones do you check out regularly? 

I think fashion blogs are great because we can get all the information/news we need at a click distance. The only aspect that I find negative is that most of them only focus on trends and nothing more… and the common reader, when reads that, thinks that those trends are good for them and that may not be true, because we all have different body types and styles. Not all trends suit our body type and style!  I usually check out a lot of fashion blogs daily, but they’re based on different countries like Brazil, Spain, Italy and, of course, Portugal. I also buy “Harpers Bazaar” and “Vogue” every month.

What would you say to all those youngsters who want to start a styling career. Any advice?

Be prepared to work very hard every day! And be humble to learn from others.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Dress an Hourglass body type

As an Hourglass body shape, your bust and hips are a symbol of harmony. They are very well balanced and your waist is very well defined. Your shoulders align beautifully with your hips and you probably have a rounded bottom and shapely legs.

If you're an Hourglass body type, congratulations, you have a Marilyn Monroe body shape, a symbol of harmony and perfection. If you're not sure about what is your body type, please view a description of all body types.


Styling tips for Hourglass


First of all, do show off those killer curves and do not hide yourself behind baggy clothes. You curves are awesome and your body type is the sexiest as there can be! To enhance those killer curves, we advise that you dress proportionally both the top and bottom half of your body, while accentuating your waist.

If you're looking for a more curvaceous look, you can also "play" with proportion, and add a bit of volume to your upper and lower half. Please note that we mean proportionatelly, because your body already has the right proportions naturally, and you should always look for balance.

Tops

Wear tops that will accentuate your waist:
  • Form-fitting and wrap-style tops;
  • Belted tops;
  • Tailored Jackets and shirts.

Bottoms

As an hourglass, you're lucky enough that you can wear most type of bottoms. Just as long as you pair it with a proper top:
  • High-waisted pants and pencil skirts;
  • Skinny jeans, boot cut and straight leg trousers;
  • Flap pocket pants;
  • Skirts that show off your shapely legs.
As for some tips and tricks for your body type, we can advise that a good bra, with good support and great fit is key to define your curves. Here are also a few Do's and Don'ts styling tips that can help you style your beautiful Hourglass Body type:

Hourglass body shape Do's:

  • Elongate your torso with coats and jackets with a two button fastening just below the bust line;
  • Take advantage of your awesome waist with form fitting clothes;
  • Round and peep toe shoes can really echo your curves;
  • You look awesome with a sexy pencil skirt;
  • Choose wide open and V necklines because it will define your bust line.

Hourglass body type Don'ts:

  • Don't wear tops and blouses that add volume where it is not needed, except when you balance that with a lower body volume, wearing it with a flowy trouser or skirt;
  • Don't add unnecessary bulk with large chunky belts. Again, you don't need it!

If you need additional help to find clothes for your body type, please visit our website: http://stylingup.com, where you can find clothes recommended by our fashion stylists. If you have any question, you can also comment on this post and we'll gladly help.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Styling Up celebrates first month of life

One month ago we were very excited with the launch our beta website, that provides a free personal styling service to women!! Our baby was born at 17h10, of 19th September :)

Now that a month has passed and you had to chance to use it, we'd like to ask you for feedback. Help us build a better service for you by giving us feedback.

Please use the contact form in our website to leave questions, comments, suggestions or "report a bug" regarding stylingup.com. Whether you'd like to see a specific brand in our website, or would like to suggest an improvement to our service, your feedback can really help us to help you...

Your opinion matters to us! Please use the contact form in our website. We'll carefully read and reply to all e-mails. Thank you!


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

How to style a simple black dress

We all know that the black dress is a must have in every women's wardrobe. But, can you style your simple black dress in to something amazing?

If not styled correctly, a simple black dress is just a plain, boring piece of clothing. But, with the right accessories, it can be not only amazing for evening, but also to many other occasions. Here are a few tips on how to style that black dress that you most likely already have in your wardrobe.

1) Who said black and brown can't be mixed?

You can have your plain black dress styled with a brown bag, belt or even shoes. And it can look amazing!



2) Just because your dress is black you don't have to look like you're going to a funeral

Black is a neutral color that goes with any bright color you like. Or even patterns. While you're wearing your black dress, style it with color, and balance it with a splash of color. You can go from vivid pink, to red, or even light blue... as long as it's a bright color you'll look amazing. This color can be in your shoes, clutch or bag or even in your bracelets, earrings, etc.

Just beware not to use many different colors, because if not done correctly it may be a styling disaster. A recipe that usually never fails is to wear 3 different colors at a time, where one should be neutral (eg: black, white, brown, grey), and the other two have to match. If you don't know which colors match and which don't match, take a look at this post, and read about the color wheel.



3) Don't be afraid to layer it

Dresses can be layered. In fact, the outfit can look awesome with some layers. A good trenchcoat, coat, or even biker jacket (depending on the dress, off course) can be a true plus to the whole outfit. And the jacket doesn't have to be black. It can have color or even a pattern. Get wild with it.


What about you? How do you style your simple black dress?


Note: We are looking for guest authors to write in our blog about fashion, styling, tips, makeup, etc. If you're interested, please e-mail us at: info [at] stylingup [dot] com and we'll get back to you.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Promod at Styling Up

We're very glad to announce that we have a new retail partner in our website: Promod. Promod is a french high-street retailer that focuses affordable womens clothing. It was created in 1975 and, today, is one of France's biggest fashion store chains. It has 794 outlets in 46 different countries.

From now on, our stylists will also recommend clothes for your body shape and size from this retailer. Sign up for free in our website and start now!

Soon, we'll have new brands available at Styling Up. Stay tuned for news! :)


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Dress a Pear or Triangle body shape

As a Pear or Triangle body type, your hips are larger than your bust and your waist is defined beautifully. You have proportionately slim arms and shoulders and an elegant neck. You tend to gain weight in your bottom and legs. Your waist is usually your best asset, so you should show if off. If you’re not sure of what’s your body type, please view a description of all body types.

Your main priority should be finding balance between your lower and upper body. Because your hips are wider than your bust, you should look for items that give the illusion of volume in your upper half. Your waist should always be the centre of the attention while you’re styling yourself.

Tops

Look for tops that will add the illusion of volume on your upper half, accentuating your defined waist:

  • Wide V or W neck tops;
  • Tops with nipped or fitted waists;
  •  Structured shoulders, flutter or princess sleeves;
  • Embellishments around bust and shoulders;
  • Colorful and bold patterns tops.



























Bottoms

Your should look for bottoms that minimize your lower half:

  • Straight leg pants;
  • A-line skirts;
  •  Darker colors and clean lines.
  • Avoid pants with pockets or embellished details, especially around the waist area.






















If you need help, please comment! We’ll gladly help!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

How to dress a Straight or Rectangle body type

If your hips and bust are balanced and your waist is not very defined, you’re a straight or rectangle body type. See our previous post, for a more detailed description of all body types.

As a straight body type, the most important tip we can give you is to create proportion on both your upper and lower body, enhancing your waist. You can wear tube type dresses and create a waist by adding a wide belt. To create a more curvaceous look, add volume, or the illusion of volume, proportionally to your upper and lower half, by mixing and matching other pieces.

Tops

You should look for tops that add curves to your figure and accentuate your waist. Here are some tips on what to look for:

  • Tops with belts;
  •  Tops with wide V or U necks;
  • Structured shoulders or flutter sleeved tops;
  • Tops flowing around the bust.






























Bottoms

To create an hourglass effect, search for bottoms that add curves to your lower half:

  • Full, tiered or bubble skirts;
  • Pants with full or moderately flared legs;
  • Look for pieces with details, like embellished or flap pockets;
  • All pants with pronounced hip and rear pockets;
  • Mid to low-rise waists with wide waistbands


Need help? Post a comment and we’ll gladly help.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Shop for your body shape


Well, if you’re browsing through Styling Up’s online store, you actually don’t really need to know what’s your body shape, because it only shows you (after registration) what fits and flatters your body shape.

However, if you’re shopping in retail stores, you really should know what’s your body shape. And we mean your real body shape, and not the one you expect it to be. First of all, you should know that no women is fully satisfied with their body, there’s always something we’d like to change… but all you have to do is embrace it and work with what you have. Remember: fashion is architecture, and you just have to find the right clothes for your body type, no matter what size you wear.

Once you know your body type, at least it will save you the time of trying 10 pieces and none fitting properly at retail stores. So, here are the 6 body shapes we’re working with at Styling Up. Hope you can find this information useful. With time, we’ll post more detailed info and tips on finding perfect clothes for every body shape.



Straight or rectangle body type

Your hips and bust are perfectly balanced, but your waist is not very defined. You tend to gain weight first in your torso and then your arms and upper thighs. One of your best assets are your lower legs, that are beautifully shaped.






Pear or spoon body type

You have a nicely defined waist, and your hips are larger than your bust. You first gain weight in your bottom and legs flowed by your tummy and upper body. You have an elegant neck and proportionately slim arms and shoulders. Your waist is your best asset, so show it off!









Hourglass body type

As an hourglass, your bust and hips are well balanced and you have a beautifully defined waist. Your rounded shoulders align well with your hips. Your waist elegantly curves out to your hips. You’re likely to have a rounded bottom. Your upper body is proportional to your shapely legs. Your body type is pretty balanced!








Inverted Triangle body type

You have a larger upper body, with broad shoulders, ample bust and wide back. Your hips are slim, your waist is subtle and your bottom may tend towards the flat side. You have a tendency to gain weight in your belly and upper body. You have stunning shapely legs.








Oval body type

As an Oval body type, you have large bust, a full midsection and narrow hips. You tend to gain weight in your stomach, back and upper body. Your waist is undefined and full. Your buttocks are a little flat and your legs are slender. Show off those awesome legs!








Diamond body type

Your hips are broader than your bust and shoulders and you have a full midsection. You have a tendency to gain weight in your stomach, hips, buttocks and back. Your waist is not defined and full. You upper legs are full, but your lower legs are shapely and slender. You also have shapely and slender arms.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Missguided dresses are 10% off


Shop the latest in fashion forward dresses from Missguided, at Stylingup.com, with 10% off until midnight Sunday 23rd September 2012.

To redeem your discount, click on "Buy this Item" from our website, and after being redirected to missguided website, simply enter DRESSUP at the checkout. DRESSUP must be entered in capitals.

Ends midnight Sunday 23rd September 2012. Cannot be used with any other offer. Valid on dresses only.

Click here to view the Missguided Dresses on our Shopping page, and login to see which of them our stylists recommend for your body shape.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Styling Up has launched its website



We're very happy to announce that the beta version of our website was just launched. Say hello to fashion 2.0! :)

By registering in our website, you gain access to an online store where everything fits and flatters your body shape. Our personal stylists give you the tips, but you decide what you love. And the best of all, it's FREE!

Get all the fun and none of the disappointment of shopping!

Sign up now for a new personal styling experience: http://stylingup.com/

We calculate your body shape and size through your measurements, and then all you have to do is to find the garments you love the most. We selected some great personal stylists to work with us, and they will help you find outfits according to your style and the occasion. All the items were hand-picked by our personal stylists, specially for your body shape and size. Our stylists also recommend other pieces, to provide you complete outfits.

We also know that stylists have different point of views, so we tell you the name of the stylist that picked that outfit... for you to choose the stylist (or stylists) which you identify the most. We want you to know the stylists who are dressing you!

We love feedback, it's very important to us! If you have any question, comment, suggestion, if you'd like to report a bug, or just to say hello, we'd love to hear from you. Just use the form on our website.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Partnerships


We're very happy to announce that we already have some retail partners in the UK. We're carefully choosing our partners specially for those who seek free professional styling assistance. When our website launches, you'll be able to browse through items from some very known local (UK) and worldwide brands.

Our website will launch next month. Excited? We are! :)

Thursday, July 19, 2012

We're alpha testing our app


Finally, we're alpha testing our app and soon enough we'll put it to the next fase, the beta testing. We estimate that, in September, we'll be able to open it to a selected group of beta testers to help us improve our website.

Want to be a beta tester? Sign up in our website and we'll let you know when we're ready.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Styling Up has passed 600 followers on Twitter

We're very happy!! Styling Up has passed the 600 followers on Twitter!
















If you have Twitter & want to know more about us, please follow us. You can also like our page on Facebook, follow our pins on Pinterest and +1 on G+ . For updated news about our service (upcoming in September) please subscribe in our homepage.

 Thank you all!

 <3

Monday, July 2, 2012

Startup wants to provide free personal styling service

Styling Up is a portuguese startup that wants to help women find the garments that flatter their bodies, by providing a free personal styling service.

The most important aspect of how we dress is related to our body type, our style and our age. Most women often find hard to find clothes that are flattering to their bodies. Most of the times, women will have to go to several retail shops to find those pieces, and it can be a really frustrating experience. Especially if your body doesn’t fit the “standards”.

Styling Up wants to help women find the clothes that best fit their bodies, no matter what size they dress, by providing a 24/7 free personal stylist. To test its market value, the startup brought together two REAL WOMEN, that often struggle to find clothes for their bodies, one STYLIST to help find clothes for their bodies, and went shopping. The results were filmed with a smartphone and put together on video. Both women were really pleased with the overall result and loved the experience of shopping with a personal stylist. Watch the video.

Meanwhile, the startup prepares to launch its full online service to all women out there, and it will be available soon. For free.

Want to know more? Join our website!

You can also contact us using this e-mail.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

[Video] Fashion Tips: Looking for a free personal stylist?

Want to know how it feels to have a stylist advising what garments are best for your body shape? Want to know what clothes are more flattering for your body shape? The answer is here... and it's free!

Watch the video and please share it with your friends :)

Monday, June 25, 2012

On a trip to Amsterdam

Styling Up went to Amsterdam this weekend and we loved the city. Very nice people, with different styles everywhere. Around, bikes are everywhere. The city has more bikes than people. A curious fact is that the bikes were, some of the times, also "dressed up" with flowers and other accessories. It was a really nice weekend indeed. People are just awesome!

While we were visiting the streets, we found awesome installations on "de Bijenkorf" windows, in the centre of Amsterdam. We loved the concept so much that we couldn't resist to shoot it with a smartphone and share it with you. Sorry for the reflections though.

See you soon Amsterdam! :)






Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hello Summer!! Top Swimsuits on Pinterest



Finally... the summer is here! Although the sun is a bit shy this year, we'd like to celebrate the entry in the Season by electing the top 4 swimsuits we saw on Pinterest in the last 2 weeks.

1. La Luna Swimsuit Separates by Seafolly 2012 Swimwear
2. Victoria’s Secret
3. Norma Kamali Swimsuits
4. Victoria’s Secret

We <3 them all! What about you, what's your favorite?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

We are looking for partners



Styling Up wants to change the way people buy clothes / footwear and accessories online. To do so, we need retail partners, that sell clothes, footwear or accessories. Want to change the future of shopping clothes online?

Contact us. We'll be glad to answer your questions.

You can also help us to help you, by filling this anonimous corporate survey. The survey is mainly to help us know what problems you face in the online market... the answers are completely anonimous, and it will only take a minute of your time to answer it. Click here.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Top 4 shoes on Pinterest



Here are the top 4 pair of shoes we've seen in the last weeks on Pinterest. We love them all equally! :)

1. Alexander McQueen
2. Celia Neutral Glitter Pump Heel / Wedge Missy Womens
3. Jimmy Choo
4. Christian Louboutin

If you had to choose one pair, which ones would you pick?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Apple / Oval shaped body clothing tips


Left: a Top, from Zara; Right: a dress from Mango

If you have an ample bust, rounded stomach and slimmer hips, you have an apple shaped body. Here are some important tips for you to keep in mind while finding clothes that flatter your body:

  • Use clothes to sculpt your midriff, so it looks less like an apple and more like an apple core. At the same time, draw attention to your favourite bits - that cleavage, those legs, and anything else you really like.
  • Show off your lovely legs with straight or boot-cut trousers. Look for flat-fronted trousers with a wide waistband to draw attention away from the stomach. Don't hide in baggy trousers.
  • Open up the neckline. V-necks and scoop-necks are good for apple-shaped ladies as you often have a great bust. Don't be afraid to show it off.
  • Use structured, tailored jackets to give definition to your upper body and show off good shoulders. Look for single-breasted versions with one or two buttons.
  • Wrap dresses are always a winner for an apple body shape as they fit nicely over a fuller bust. A side tie on the dress will draw attention away from the stomach.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Shooting Day

Yesterday, Styling UP went to some retail stores to find the perfect clothes for 2 women that, just like you, often take hours to find the ideal garments. Soon, we'll post the final looks here, and you'll be the judge.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Corporate Survey

Styling Up has just released a corporate survey. The answers are absolutelly anonimous and aim to help us in our business model. The form will only take 2 minutes to answer. By understanding the problems you face in the market, we will be able to respond better at your needs.

We want to help you sell more items online! We want to help your sales grow!

This form is exclusive for brands / companies / designers that sell clothes, underwear, accessories or footwear. If you don’t represent a brand / company, please do not fill the form.

Represent a brand? Click here

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Make me up – There are no uggly women just bad makeup!


Hello girls, I'm new in the blog and I'll cooperate with this project, writing about all kinds of things that make women beautiful!

So to start I'll tell you a little secret about makeup: there are no uggly women, just bad makeup! ;) First things first and the most important thing to do is to pick the right foundation for your skin tone, my advice is, in doubt, choose the lighter one, because you can always adjust the tone with your loose powder. 

This part is really important because if you choose a really dark loose powder, it'll ruin it all! You could choose a darker tone than your foundation, but be carefull don't over do it, gold tones make a really awesome effect in our cheeks, besides covering our skin imperfections they also illuminate the face! 

Our eyes are the most expressive part of our face, so you'll want them to look gorgeous everyday! If you don’t know what eye-shadow color is the right one for you, keep it simple! A really soft white eye shadow and a black waterline pencil could perform a miracle for your daily looks and its really easy to put on! 

 So girls with these tips you can look absolutely beautiful everyday, whether you're heading to work or to lunch with some friends!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Pair of shoes

Which pair of shoes would you choose for this outfit?

Pair of shoes


Prada stripe dress
palearionline.com

Mango genuine leather jacket
£70 - houseoffraser.co.uk

Qupid strappy heels
$45 - dsw.com

Turquoise shoes
£32 - fashionunion.com

Yellow high heels
$25 - windsorstore.com

Balenciaga leather handbag
$1,195 - matchesfashion.com

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