By Vanstalle

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By Vanstalle

By Vanstalle

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By Vanstalle is...

By Vanstalle is the brand behind the services offered by Alexandra on Image Consulting. After some thought, the only option was to use the name, in this case the last name, as a brand. Image consulting is about people and it is something so personal, that a name / surname had to be the choice. I am Portuguese, age 37, wife and mother four boys. Vanstalle is a Belgian name I inherited from my husband. I love being Portuguese and living in the Algarve. I feel I am a citizen of the world so I identify myself with Vanstalle.

How I got here

I have always been carefull about my image. I was born in Lisbon and studied communication. Since 2001 I live in the Algarve, I have worked in Interior design, Architecture and Lighting Design companies. All were great jobs, but there was something missing. I had some contact with clients, but was not involved in the creative part.Last year, after some personal and professional difficult times I came across Image Consulting training and something in my head said I HAD to DO IT. After that, I Knew I had found my passion and there was no way back. Here I am, happy and passionate about what I do! 

 

Me

Me

about me

Alexandra Vanstalle

Alexandra Vanstalle

Alexandra Vanstalle

Image Consulting

Since I can remember, playing with clothes is one of my favorite things. My grandmother had a chest and trunk with forgotten items. My cousins and myself would in secret get outfits to play business ladies, mothers, and stylish women. These were the best afternoons ever. I was frequently a journalist all dressed up for interviews and presenting the news. Sometimes I would use my mom's lipstick as blush and lipstick, as that was her only make up item :-(

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Tips

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Products I love

Products I love

Products I love

Creme d'apricot is DIOR's iconic manicure product. Created in 1963, this wonderful rich formula has been on the market to moisturizer nails. Personally I discovered it in 2003. I keep one in my bedside table to apply before sleeping. Try it! 
Remember: Cremed'apricot from Dior.

Products I love

Products I love

LBD - Little Black Dress - 2

LBD - Little Black Dress - 2

LBD - Little Black Dress - 2

When I wake up moody or feeling grey, my trick is to use a LBD. Always helps.If you want to make this outfit work use good acessories. For moody days add colour and confort. This day I used a hair band to control my rebel hair, and make me look trendy. On my feet, some trainers to stay confortable and look young.My Big pink ring, gives me a feminine look. On this day my siter at heart offered my the lovelly "skulk" gloves.

Items used were: Dress from Zara, Hair band From Parfois, Trainers from Adidas, Ring from Thomas Sabo, Gloves from Skulk. 

LBD - Little Black Dress - 2

LBD - Little Black Dress - 2

Body Types - Inverted Triangle or Strawberry

Body Types - Inverted Triangle or Strawberry

Body Types - Inverted Triangle or Strawberry

If you have this body shape, then your upper body is proportionally larger than your lower body. An inverted triangle is wider on top. this means your shoulders and back are wider than your lower body. Probably your bust is large and your waist is subtle.When this type gains weigh, the belly is the first  body part to show it. Legs are your best asset, they are long and well defined. Make sure you show them.

Body Types - Inverted Triangle or Strawberry

Body Types - Inverted Triangle or Strawberry

Boyfriend jeans - 1

Boyfriend jeans - 1

Boyfriend jeans - 1

Boyfriend jeans are, jeans with a wide fit that resemble masculin jeans. Most options are washed and ripped. For a casual chic look, use them with a feminine top, stilettos and a blazer. In this day, I used my jeans, with a sleveless and glittery colar line top, and stilettos. My slim fit black blazer and an across the shoulder Boho leather bag. Orange was the clour choice for top anjd bag, because it works with my skin tone and it warmed up the look.
Items used were: Jeans from Skulk, Top from Caroll, Shoes from h&m, Blazer from Primark, Bag from Parfois.

Boyfriend jeans - 1

Boyfriend jeans - 1

Boyfriend jeans - 2

Boyfriend jeans - 2

Boyfriend jeans - 2

Boyfriend jeans can be used with trainers, a simple t-shirt, and some crafty acessórios for a casual and confortable look. One of my favorite Looks when combined with a biker leather jacket.
Used items: Jeans from Skulk, Tshirt from Zara basics, Leather jacket from Morgan, Shoes from Adidas, Bag from Atelier daniela Costa, Hat from Aldo, Ring from Atelier Daniela Costa, Lipstick from MAC. 

Boyfriend jeans - 2

Boyfriend jeans - 2

LBD little black dress - 1

LBD little black dress - 1

LBD little black dress - 1

"Little black dress" is the name given to that black dress we all must have in our wardrobe. The one dress that can be a life saver. When combined with the right accessories can turn from casual to a formal look. It is a must have!
Used items were: Dress from Laredoute, Belt from Pull&Bear, Scarf from Giraças, Boots from Seaside, Rings from Pandora, Nailpolish from OPI.

LBD little black dress - 1

LBD little black dress - 1

Products I love - Thermal water

Products I love - Thermal water

Products I love - Thermal water

Thermal water is collected and botled at its spring, therefore rich in minerals. Contains iron, zink, selenium, silicio, these stop aging radicals. This wonder spray cleanses, calms, moisturizes and prepares your skin to receive treatments or  makeup.Personaly I love oit because my skin is dry, and I feel inmediate confort when using it.Every morning I use it to clean my face and every evening after my make up remover, for a deeper cleanse.there are many brands available at pharmacies, personaly i think they are very similar and my stock depends on the brand on discount. 
These you can easilly find in the pharmacy: Avene, Uriage Laroche-posay, Vichy

Products I love - Thermal water

Products I love - Thermal water

Boyfriend Jeans - 4

Boyfriend Jeans - 4

Boyfriend Jeans - 4

Boyfriend Jeans are confortable, trendy and easy to mix with different pieces. Today I used them for a Networking meeting,  followed by other meetings. The agenda was full, I had to be confortable.The recipe was:

  • White Adidas Trainers for confort, and to blend with the light denim. - TIP - continuous colours and tones visually prolongue the figure, in this case legs.
  • Black shirt for some elegange. TIP - the V neck breaks the width of shoulders.
  • Leopard belf for a litle bit of edge. 
  • Black Blazer with inner green. TIP - get pieces with interesting details, like coloured inside.
  • White shopper bag for work stuff. TIP - Always think practical.
  • Bicolor small bag in green and aqua. TIP - If you love a bag, use it. This bag is a tendency 70's inspired, and Ilove it
  • Golden Long Necklace with framed stone - TIP - find out what metal works better for you.. mine is gold.
  • FINALLY, I made some waves on my hair for a cared but relaxed look

Boyfriend Jeans - 4

Boyfriend Jeans - 4

Body Types - Rectangle or Vanilla

Body Types - Rectangle or Vanilla

Body Types - Rectangle or Vanilla

Rectangle or Vanilla might be your body type if your hips and bust are balanced and your waist is not defined.

Usually this body type has a more flat than round bottom. Most rectangle shapped body types put on weight first in the upper thighs and arms.

Your lower legs are your strong point. Let's get some nice"tulipa" skirts on your wardrobe.


Body Types - Rectangle or Vanilla

Body Types - Rectangle or Vanilla

Body Types - Hourglass

Body Types - Hourglass

Body Types - Hourglass

Perfect! We are all perfect!You are the easiest to dress of all body types, you should feel lucky!Balanced shoulders and hips with a defined waist,  you look feminine and curvacious. Slimmer Hourglass shapes, might want to accentuate curves and can do it by using cuts and fabrics creating that effect. More discreet types, might want to simply use a nice belt and enhance the slim waist.

Body Types - Hourglass

Body Types - Hourglass

Body Types - Oval or Apple

Body Types - Oval or Apple

Body Types - Oval or Apple

This body type has a larger waist than hips. The bust is usually also large and the mid section is full. When gaining weight, the tendency is to show first in the stomach area.Your legs are slender and you should value them. Ask me how to visually define your waist and enhance your figure.

Body Types - Oval or Apple

Body Types - Oval or Apple

Body Types - Lozenge or Diamond

Body Types - Lozenge or Diamond

Body Types - Lozenge or Diamond

This body type needs to balance the bust and hips while creating a waist.We can use cuts, acessories and fabrics to create this effect. Your arms and lower legs are your best assets and we should show them. With some wardrobe service and small shopping we will give you a curvy figure!

Body Types - Lozenge or Diamond

Body Types - Lozenge or Diamond

London Fashion Week 16/17

London Fashion Week 16/17

London Fashion Week 16/17

London Fashion Week  was surprising and full of glamour.The usual British way of mixing Minimalism and romance was present in many shows.The novelty was a feminine mix of Romantic style with a little bit of edge.As in this spring the Victorian influence is there, but also some Gothic influence.Next season will definatelly be very eclectic and fun.

London Fashion Week 16/17

London Fashion Week 16/17

Capsule wardrobe, what is is after all?

Capsule wardrobe, what is is after all?

Capsule wardrobe, what is is after all?

Some talk about 20 pieces, some 30 pieces, aparently there is a limit...  This capsule wardrobe "thing" includes shoes? Jackets?    ...5 easy rules to guide you...

Capsule wardrobe, what is is after all?

Capsule wardrobe, what is is after all?

Concept

Concept

The concept has been there since 1970`s, when a london boutique called "wardrobe" created a capsule collection. this collection was meant for work and had seven (7) interchangeable pieces. 

Today

Today

These days, with so many fashion bloggers on the loose there are many different aproaches. In my opinion the number of pieces is not important, but the proporction

5 Rules

5 Rules

DECIDE ON WHAT YOUR GOAL is. You just want to simplify? You need to save money? You are worried about the impact of fashion on the environment? - CONSIDER YOUR BODY TYPE. Get to know yourself. The best pieces for yur wardrobe are those that enhance you - ANALYSE YOUR HABITS. Do you need more work clothes? Generally you prefer skirts to trousers? Are flat shoes your addiction? Have you time for dry cleaning? - CHOOSE YOUR COLOUR PALETTE. There must be a colour thar gets you the most complements. Ideally use Neutral colours and opt for accent colours in acessories and smaller pieces. - QUALITY, Quality, Quality. Choose good fabrics, god fabrication, and good design
stick to the plan

Body Types - Triangle or Pear

Body Types - Triangle or Pear

Body Types - Triangle or Pear

If your body type is triangle or pear, then your hips are larger than your bust. In this case you probably have a defined waist.

Usually this body type has slim arms and shoulders. If this is your shape, then most likely, when you put on weight is shows inmediatelly in your bottom and legs.

Your waist is your best asset. Make the most of it.

Ask me how!

Body Types - Triangle or Pear

Body Types - Triangle or Pear

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Praceta Quinta da Boavista, lote 16, 1º dto

8100-557 Loulé

Cellphone: (+351) 919 002 831

E-mail: alexandra@byvanstalle.com

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