Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Trouble with putting on your tights? Here are some great tips!

So putting on tights requires some skill, specially with long nails. Often they rip while pulling them up or adjusting them.

So here are some great tips on how to put on tights without getting any ladders.

  1. Don't wear any juwellery like rings, bracelets...
  2. Roll up your panty leg to the toe-part of your tights and start there.
  3. Roll up your tights untill over the knee.
  4. Them pull them over hips and waist.
  5. To adjust them you can use nitrile gloves, they tend to stick to the tights so pulling them a bit higher when they tend to slip down is easy. Just put your 2 hands on your ankle and rub upwards.

Hope this helps you a bit on the way.

 And go check out the shop, many new things have been added!
Miss Poppy

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Different dress codes

Sometimes you are invited to a party or a wedding and there is a dress code. Here are 4 dress codes explained:

Smart casual:

This is an informal dress style, so almost anything goes. (If it is decent enough). Jeans doesn't belong here. A dress is okay, with boots are pumps. Combine a skirt or pants with an elegant blouse or sweater. T-shirt are only allowed worn under a blazer. No big logo's or writings on your clothing. And what about the men? Cotton pants, shirt and blazer are okay, no need for a tie.

Business attire:

This is a formal dress code for during the day. You can choose a formal dress (kneelength) or a pantsuit. Combine the pantsuit with a blouse, but you can also wear a top. Always wear panties with the dress. You can wear a hat. Pumps or elegant flats are okay. Pair your handbag with your dress or pantsuit. And what about him? A dark tailored suit, with a plain shirt, tie, dark soks and black shoes.


For receptions and other cocktail parties.

A short or kneelength dress, think little black dress. You can wear dark or bright colours but the dress is one plain colour. You wear the dress with panties and pumps, boots are not allowed. Choose subtle jewellery and pair your small handbag with dress or shoes.
If it's cold you can wear a stole. And what about him? A dark tailored suit with a plain shirt, tie, dark soks and dark, classic shoes (boring)


For special occasions, only at night.

A long festive evening dress with nice cleavage. An ankle long skirt with corset is also allowed. No pants. Long or halflong gloves are a must. Rings are worn under the gloves. You remove the gloves when eating. A clutch or very small handbag, matching shoes or dress.
You wear a shawl or bolero. And what about him? White tie= tail coat, black trousers, white shirt with wingtip collar, white piqué waistcoat and white bowtie or Black tie= Smoking

If you are invitesd to a party you chould check the webshop.

Miss Poppy

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Something about elegance

Elegance has nothing to do with looks or beauty. Elegance is an attitude, a way of life. Walking a fine line in respecting others and respecting yourself. A loving way to approach people, but even more important: a loving way to treat yourself.

Elegance is caring and being centered. Not being thrown off by a problem but focussing on a solution.
And yes of course, looks can add to that attitude but are just a mere detail. Elegance  exhibits refined grace and suggests maturity. 

The Oxford English Dictionary defines elegance as “the quality of being graceful and stylish in appearance or manner”. 

Stay elegant,

Miss Poppy

Monday, 1 July 2019

5 Top Secret Tips for Dressing Vintage/Retro/Rockabilly by A Vintage Vanity

I while ago I discovered this fun video of 'a vintage vanity' on youtube. Made for once in a refreshingly humorous way. You really have to look, I was a fan right away. She really helped me how to start with my retro look.

She has very good tips for a starting retro girl. And also understands very well that it sometimes takes a little courage make the switch to retro.

Below > the video:

Hope you enjoy it.
Miss Poppy

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Colours and mood.

Can the color you wear really affect your mood? Research says yes; color can absolutely affect your mood.

Here's a little more insight on the subject.

The thing is for example the clour blue reminds us of blue skies and calm weather, so it's logical that it stands for calm and stability.

So what is the perfect colour for different situations?

  1. The colour green is restful for the eyes so a good choice for computer desktops and websites. It stands for healing, succes and hope.
  2. Orange is a great colour to wear for your workout. It produces an energizing effect en stimulates the brain.
  3. If you're a woman, wear the colour red on a date. Men are biological programmed to notice the colour red, so all eyes will be on you.
  4. If you are a man, then wear the colour blue on a date. Blue is a stable colour and women like stable, trustful men.
  5. For powerdressing wear the colour black. This is a great colour to wear on an important meating at work. Black makes you look powerful and capable. 

Now these are generalities that have been obtained from decades of research, but this is not a magic bullit answer. The advice is to play with it as it suits you.

And if you have found your perfect colour, then maybe you can check out the webshop for some new dresses.

Colourful greetings,
Miss Poppy

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Make up, less is more.

Lot's of us feel naked without makeup, me included. But it's easy to overdo it. So how can we apply that beautiful simpel everyday look.

  1. Foundation is sometimes a miracle solution, still, make sure you don't cover up your best features. The point is, you shouldn't see your makeup. And be sure to make a difference between day and evening makeup.
  2. So skip the heavy eyeliner during daytime and apply some toned down eyeshadow and a light lipgloss.
  3. Maybe you can also swap your blush with some bronzer during the day.
  4. The advantage of wearing day makeup is that you can add some vavavoom to your evening makeup. If you always wear full face, you cannot surprice anymore.
  5. Many men like us girls just the way we are, au naturel. And yes, we don’t wear makeup for them but it might be something to consider. 😉
  6. If you do want to put some feature in the spotlight, choose for one thing. Lucious red lips, beautiful eyemakeup, perfect foundation or show off your fabulous cheekbones.... That gives you room to add something for your special occasion make up. 
  7. Stay away from flashy colours like tangerine and turquoise. Only on very special occasions are they acceptable. Otherwise, go for a more subtle colourscheme.

And if that doesn't work for you. Throw aside all rules and be yourself. Rules are meant to be broken. ;)

 Also, check out our new arrivals at the webshop, to go with that beautiful makeup.
Miss Poppy.

Wednesday, 6 March 2019

Miss Poppy's morning routine for succes!

This is Miss Poppy's morning routine for succes. I strongly believe that how you start your morning wil determine the rest of your day. Having an early morning routine is a commitment to improvement. It means you will have time to yourself in a quiet atmosphere and gives you the opportunity to be more organized for the rest of your day, which cuts down on stress and anxiety.

So here's my morning routine.

  1. Get up early, I get up at 6 and I only have to start to work at 9. I think you should take the time to wake up and get ready for your day.
  2. As soon as I wake up, I'm grateful to be alive and I smile: yet another day to have some lovely new experiences. Yes, just be grateful that you are still alive, many poeple didn't make it this morning. And please, never ever hit the snooze button on your alarmclock. If you wanna ruin your day that's the way to do it.
  3. Then I go to the kitchen and have a large glass of lukewarm water. Yes, lukewarm, that is the best way to get it into your body and absorb it. If you like you can add some lemonjuice.
  4. Next I start with my 20 min. full body excersise. I surch for something on youtube and I change what I do from time to time because when you do the same thing time after time, it won't have any effect anymore. And I don't get bored.
  5. After that I'm having some fruit or a smoothie or another healthy snack.
  6. Then it's time for meditation or some selfhypnosis or some affirmations, also with the help of youtube. I normally do that for about 10 minutes.
  7. Then I check my emails and messages. And put a new post on instagram.
  8. After that it's breakfast time and I enjoy a tasty breakfast. 
  9. Then I have myself a nice cup of coffee (decaf) and check out some inspirational video's from people that I admire. I try to learn something new every day. It's good for your brain.
  10. And last but not least: I get dressed and do make up and hair. I always try to look my best because that sets of your day in a good way.
So, I know it's hard to change your habits, but beginning your day with a positive routine can make your whole day more successful. The only thing you have to do is stick whit it.

By saying with a quote by Jim Kwik: 'first you make your habits and then your habits make you.'

Happy mornings from
Miss Poppy

And if you have some time left: check out the webshop!

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

The love test

I while ago I read an article in Vintage life magazine about a lovetest they applied in the thirties
This was a test to see if a couple was compatibel. 

  1. The simpatic test: One must watch the other half go through something mildly traumatic and the one who is watching has their hartbeat and breathing measured. If it's rates increases, you have past the test.
  2. Nervous disorder test: A man is shooting a gun in the air, and the reactions of both partners are recorded. If both of them are peeing in their pants and running arround screeming, the marriage should not take place. 
  3. The physical attraction test: Both pulse and breathing are measured while embracing, if both heartrates and breathing are increased, that is scientifical 'evidence of attraction'.
  4. The body odor test: One of the partners is placed into a large capsule with a hose attached. The other half has to take a large sniff and if the smell is found acceptable, the match is 'safe'

Very interesting of course, but what about love, a sense of humour and kindness??? And yes, looks?

Anyway, I hope you have found your match, and if not, take a look at our new collection to find you a dress to hunt down that perfect partner.

Happy Valentine's day,
Miss Poppy

Recourse: Vintage Life Magazine

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

The right dress for the right bodyshape

What dress to wear for your bodyshape?

  1. A bit of a belly? just go for an empire dress. This dress is tight under the bust and then falls losely over the belly.
  2. Straight body with not much waist? A wrap dress will create that waist for you and will look great on you.
  3. Chubby arms? Capsleeves draw the attention to your shoulders and can slim the arms.
Full hips, bust and thighs? Choose a dress in a firm fabric with a nipped in waist. This will give you that nice hourglass figure.

                    All these dresses, and much more, are available at Misspoppywear
Miss Poppy

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

The importance of friends

'Show me your friends and I'll show you your future'

Yes, friends are important not only because we need people but they have a bigger influence on your life then you think. Many succesfull people surrounded them with succesful friends before they came a succes themselves. It's not a secret that good friends are hard to come by. And bad friends can have a draining effect on your life. So take a look at your current relationships. Are you happy with your friends? Can you count on them? Relationships are a big deal, what would we do without them?
Sadly noone told us the importance of picking good friends and how they can shape our entire excistence. So choose wisely. 
So seek out people who will encourage and bring out the best in you.
And what are the qualities of a good friend?

  1. A good listener
  2. Someone who shares the same ideas, fears and dreams as you
  3. A solid and trustworthy person
  4. Someone with admirable habits and healthy self-image

'A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!' - Doug Larson

Miss Poppy