A BELT WITH A MISSION

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When Romy and I went to Saint Tropez last week we found a package of Mission Belts waiting for us. The amazing colors and stylish looks convinced Romy so she wanted to find out more.

While on the beach enjoying the glorious weather at the Cote D´Azur we decided to find out what Mission Belt is about. Obviously they have a Mission…so lets find out more in this post.

While at the beach we also bumped into Allanah Starr, the most famous Transsexual in the world. She was born in Cuba, grew up in Miami, lives in Paris now and spends her summer in Saint Tropez.

But first lets find out what Mission Belts mission is:

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One $ from every belt goes towards helping people in their fight against hunger and poverty. Mission Belt understands it as its corporate responsibility to give something back to hard working individuals that simply need a hand up. Often times the $ that Mission Belt passes on represents 20% or more of their profit.

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 The creators of Mission Belt produced a video to demonstrate how easy it is to use one of their belts. We could not resist sharing this video with you because it is hilarious and at the same time shows you how to use the Mission Belt.

Check the video out here…

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Living in Monaco means living on the bright side of life and there for we reccommend you the brightest colors Mission Belt has to offer. We actually got a vivid green, intense purple, summery yellow and a girly pink version of the belt which does´t only look good but is also easy to use and supports a social course.

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Big THANK YOU to BAR DU SOLEIL for hosting us in St. Tropez. The food was amazing and the beach Ramatuelle was a nice change to the crowded beach in Monaco.

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IF YOU LIKE THE MISSION BELT AND THE IDEA BEHIND IT THEN SEND US A MESSAGE ON FACEBOOK.

TELL US THE NAME OF THE MOST FAMOUS TRANSSEXUAL CURRENTLY VACATIONING IN ST. TROPEZ AND YOU HAVE THE CHANCE TO WIN YOUR VERY OWN MISSION BELT!

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BOTOX PARTY GONE WRONG

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Before Romy and I left for Paris this week we were invited to join one of the famous Monaco Botox parties. My friend Mel is obsessed with looking young and fresh so she organizes Botox parties at her Villa in Cap Martin on a regular basis. She has a doctor come from Spain to do fillers and botulinum toxin in the comfort of her house and she decided to share this experience with her friends. It all started with a very nice dinner at the villa prepared by my friend Mel (actually her chef did all the work but she told him what to prepare and took all the credit for it obviously ;-)). When I met the doctor I sat down with him and talked with him about his experience and what kind of fillers etc he is using. I was surprised and you will find out why later…

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LIKE AN ALIEN

Just between us, I want to say that the “fake beauty look” is over! Looking like you had some work done is sooo 2008. Plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures are supposed to make you look relaxed and fresh maybe younger. You want to look better, not plastic. So attending this botox party was like I travelled back in time where people thought it is a sign of status to show that you had some work done. Here are some tips of what you have to watch out for before you trust a party doctor:

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  • The first red flag was when alcohol was served. If you are worried about bruising you should not drink alcohol. Alcohol, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, Ibuprofen and Aspirin are all agents that thin the blood, which can lead to an increased risk of bruising. If bruising is a concern, I suggest refraining from alcohol 1-2 weeks before and a couple of days after Botox injections.
  • The second red flag was the “model” the doctor had brought with him. She was in her early 30s but her face didn´t move at all. Her lips were way too big for the rest of her face and the “pillow cheeks” made her look like a blow fish.
  • The third red flag was when he recommended my friend (she is 31 and looks amazing!) to get botox and fillers under her “wrinkles”. First she barely has any lines and even if, you could even it out with a minimal amour of botox. To propose to a 30 year old girl to fill up her lines is just ridiculous…This is a procedure you might want to do with a women who is above 50 and too scared to get a facelift.
  • Final red flag was when I found out what kind of fillers he is using. I am not saying I am an expert in this field but if you are still using regular Restylane as a filler for lips you haven´t done your homework doc! There are new products around which give a much more natural result. Also, Restylane tends to build knots in your lips which you can fell and sometimes even see…so why still stick with this if Juvederm for example is providing much finer solutions?!

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BEAUTY MAFIA

This event was clearly created to make quick tax free money for the doctor. He was not interested in the prefect result for his clients but in using as much product as possible to make as much profit as possible. It was a great experience for Romy and I because now  we how dangerous Botox parties can actually be if you have no experience. You need to be able to trust your doctor. In this case pretabloguer won´t attend another event like this at Mel´s house and we for sure will not recommend this doctor to anyone we like and care for, because he isn´t cheap and his results are horrifying!!!

If you had an interesting experience with a beauty doc feel free to tell me about it. Email max@pretabloguer.com and don´t forget to LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for the latest updates.

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SHOPPING INSPIRATION

A day trip to Mala or Paloma Beach is for many people living in Monaco vacation. Here I will show you my shopping inspirations for the perfect beach look.

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Bikini Top and Bottom: Agent Provocateur

Beach Bag: Sensi Studio

Book: Alexa Chung’s ”IT”

Sunglasses: Le Specs

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Tunic: Missoni

Beach Towel: Gucci

Flip Flops: Valentino

Hat: Eugenia Kim

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Hat: Shourouck

Barcelet: Rosantica

Dress: Mara Hoffman

Shorts: Tory Burch

I hope I inspired you for the perfect beach look! Feel free to send us YOUR perfect beach look pictures on Facebook.

LV FASHION SHOW

It all started with a cocktail near Casino square at 17:30 sharp. Louis Vuitton Monaco had invited only a hand full of carefully selected media, fashionistas and celebrities to attend the world´s first LV fashion show in Monaco. The streets around Hotel de Paris were packed with huge black Limousines, all with a simple but powerful sign saying “LOUIS VUITTON”. All the cars were needed later because the fashion show started at 7pm on the Place du Palais on the “rock”, Monaco-Ville.

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Romy and I arrived super early all dressed up in and for Louis Vuitton. Romy was in her tiger high heels and a silk top together with the big Louis Vuitton Miroir Alma Bag in gold.

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I decided to also wear a limited edition bag from the Miroir Collection but I opted for the silver version. I combined it with Converse style Swarovski shoes, sweat pants from Uniqlo, camoflage Blazer from Zara and my new LOUIS shirt I bought the day before in Cannes.

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The set up was amazing. People thought it will be IN the palace but it was actually in front of the main entrance in a specially built glass house.

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Princess Charlene looked stunning and relaxed, she definitely enjoyed the show and the attention she got from the audience and invited press. I personally was surprised that Prince Albert and Princess Caroline´s son Pierre also showed up and took place right next to Bernard Arnaud, owner of the LVMH group.

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Now, whats new? What has changed since Marc Jacobs has left and Nicolas Ghesquiere became creative director of the house of Louis Vuitton?

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The cruise collection for 2015 reflects Ghesquiere´s strong character. He is very talented  and tough and won’t give up before his exact vision becomes reality. Its refreshing unconventional and real, exactly what we need…

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“Never forget that what becomes timeless was once truly new”

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“What I find most interesting in fashion is that it has to reflect our time… People used to define me as a futurist designer, but, you know, the future is now for me.”