Amazing Lady

So, I have finally started both my exercise classes, dance and pilates and I am loving both. Unfortunately no walking for now, I have a sore foot. But, what I want to share with you isn’t strictly about exercise, related to one of my classes though.

One of the first days I was going to pilates, I was arriving there by car, when I saw this lady walking along the same road as my gym. I HAD to look at her! Ok, I do look at people a lot, I love to check out the way they are dressed, how their hair is, what handbag they are carrying, etc. etc. But, she was something else, I tell you!!

First of all I noticed she was wearing really high heels…AND walking in them, not just got out of her car, actually walking. I believe she must live nearby, still, I couldn’t do it. Secondly I had a good look at her hair. Dyed blond, as in perfectly dyed blond, no roots showing. Made up as if she had just left the hairdresser, big curls, not one hair out of place (I guess a lot of hair spray went into that!). Third, her clothes, well cut, they fell down on her impeccably, hugging her just enough to glimpse at her body shape but not too much to make her look tarty. Very slightly over weight but not a lot, just kind of “soft” looking. Last, and surely not least, I passed her, and realised she must be at least seventy! Probably older, but I will never ask her age, not to a lady like that!!


Now, I am not saying I liked her look, even though it was not bad at all, but certainly a lot of effort went into that! Really, I find it difficult sometimes taking care of the way I am dressed, or doing my hair and make up. She must have spent an hour to look that way. She deserves a 10 for effort and another 10 for result too!!

But, the biggest surprise was when I actually saw her coming in to join the pilates class:)))))

She has been there every time since. Her hair is always flawless, her clothes too. She wears all black. Black leggings, black top; very often a nice tight little jumper with a very interesting neck line, round with an opening like a drop, which lets you get a glimpse at her breasts! Even her socks are pretty, black and just under her ankles. Of course she always has make up and a great smile. Btw, she still wears extremely high heels, she leaves the gym in those every single time. I forgot to mention she is truly quite short, even with those shoes, shorter than me barefoot ( I am average hight ).

I want to be her when I will be her age. Where do I sign up?



The perfect length

How are your knees?

Are you the lucky owner of a “V shaped knee” (as I call it) or the less fortunate ” round knee” type? I am the latter….which means I have to be careful about the length of my skirts. I suppose it didn’t used to be this way, or rather, my knees were the same shape, obviously, but, when I was younger my legs were thinner, I had a little more muscle (not a lot mind!) and my skin was tighter and less bumpy!! I used to wear short skirts and I looked good anyway. Now it’s another matter, things have worsen, hence the importance of the skirt’s length.

Her’s an example of the V type knee:

And the round one:

Can you see what I mean?

If you get the length of your skirt right, it will make a huge difference on how you look.  Shoes are important too, so be careful with the shape and heel hight. I know I am not saying anything new or life changing, but why not look at your best if you can, that, will make an awful lot of difference on your mood!

Anyway, I suppose it’s obvious but I will say it anyway, cover the round knee. Wear something that ends just under it and if you can, a pair of shoes which make your ankles look thin too. You can go for a wider sole or a point, they both help matters. The result is amazing!




Un sogno diventato realtà per le amanti della ballerina. Un tripudio di colori, forme e pellami ! Ballerette è .com ma è anche negozi. E naturalmente ce n’è uno a Bologna.

Ci sono andata e…sono tornata a casa con due paia di ballerine! Ho preferito vederle dal vivo per la prima volta, controllare che “fosse tutto oro quel che luccicava”!  La vestibiltà è direi normale, io porto un 38 e 38 ho acquistato. La qualità sembra buona, anche se il tempo dovrà confermare o smentire…Il costo: il modello base “alleggerisce” solamente di 69 euro ma si arriva anche a 189 per i modelli più particolari. Io ho preferito due paia del modello Colonna, che è la classica ballerina con punta tonda e laccetto.

É ovvio che io adoro questo tipo di scarpa, la trova estremamente chic, comoda e versatile.

Ballerette ha tinte che trovo stupende, come queste per esempio:

o queste:

Non sono meravigliose?!! Perfette anche con la gamba bianchiccia primaverile…