2016 …The Year that was…

Hello sunshines

It’s been a moment and I have missed you so.Thought I should write you guys and loop you in on what’s been keeping me away.

So last  year was quite a year for me and saw me on the 9th of December celebrating a year in my fashion brand ISABEL COSA. Follow me on Instagram! Username: isabelcosa
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It’s been a year of learning, stretching,crying and deep deep laughter. building a business from scratch out of nothing took guts, took focus, passion, determination and buckets  of faith that God has me. And He has been quite fantastically faithful to me!

I met young people who took my hand firmly in theirs and held me up when I fell…tired. You know who you are…thank you

Here’s an attempt to sum up a year in pictures…

THE STUDIO

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Reception Desk at the studio

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SPRING SUMMER 16 SHOW

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Selfie moments with the king #davidtlale after his workshop…..changed my thinking!
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Beat Magazine Awards
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first ISABEL COSA bride

And the journey continues….

This year we are showing at East London Fashion Walk in the Eastern Cape, come see us on Day 2 the 28th of April 2017. tickets are at Computicket make sure to book the correct date!

Lots of good stuff is in the horizon so please keep reading ….love you all

As always, God bless. Stay chic and beautiful,

Gugu

Love Lessons

Hello Sunshine’s,

Its February and love is in the air. So I thought it would be a good time for us to talk about the lessons I have learned or had to relearn.

So here’s my top Lessons on Love

1. You can’t love from a broken place

It’s quite the norm for us ladies to expect that a relationship will bring us joy and happiness. There’s nothing wrong with wanting happiness, the only problem is getting into a new relationship with wounds from the past. If your last relationship broke you, allow God to heal you first, be happy alone and you will be able to give & accept love without punishing your new man for sins he didn’t commit. A healthy relationship is made up of two whole individuals.

2. Love is what remains when the butterflies die in your stomach.

Love is very different from attraction. We may like the way a person looks or dresses and this may draw us to them. Love is what happens when you are OK with the parts of someone that will never change, their character. And this is only found over time, when both of you make a deliberate decision to spend time together and stick together even in disagreement. Love is unselfish

3. Keep Talking

It of great importance to continue speaking to one another. If the conversation is stopped, assumptions creep in and a small hiccup can become a mountain in minutes and I am also guilty of this( working on it). Be open, be candid about how a certain thing is making you feel so your partner knows how you function.

4. Its a Give & Take thing

Allow yourself to be vulnerable. Vulnerability is not a weakness but a strength. Only those who are true to themselves can allow to be vulnerable and this builds trust. Give of yourself, if it works well good for you but if it doesn’t at least you were true to yourself and will have no regrets.

I am by no ways a professional life coach, I’m just sharing from my experiences and from the people close to me. I wish you all the love in the world not just on Valentine’s Day but all year round.

As always God bless, stay chic and beautiful

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Got Bra-blems?

Hello Sunshine’s,

I first would like to wish you all a happy, happy new year and may this be the best, the most successful and the most impeccably styled year ever!

So today I’m writing my first ever collaborated post, how exciting is that! And we are discussing ….drumsroll please….bra problems, yes that so important fella we all need but ever so annoying he gets to be the first one off as soon as I get home(anyone ?)

So I’m one of those tiny chested ladies( proud to be) and believe it or not, shopping for a bra is just plain agony.

If I do find the scarce size 32 AA then the band around my body will be too tight or to wide which either one of the two: cut circulation and weals at the end of the day

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A perfect cup and a wide band. Solution here is to hook the bra beyond the three hook sizes which are too big onto a hem or stitching in the actual bra…hello holes! Imagine now having to undress in front of others!!

Now if by some miracle the band fits snuggly around my body, the cups are never the right size, leading to these gaping holes on the top of my bra where the fullness of my girls is clearly lacking! Tighten the straps, you might think…already done and there comes the under boob.  There is no winning here!!!

I wish there would be bra designers who are sensitive to the teeny chested woman and cater for body size + cup size to the T. Maybe that should be my next business venture hey. In the meantime I will be over here with my gaping bra cups or my snug holey bra (as I put my hand inside my shirt to fish out my strapless bra as it makes its way to my navel**)

Please comment down below and let me know if you have any bra- blems you are dealing with or dealt with and what solutions you took to rectify so we can all get to that chic factor in 2016.

Here is a chart created by ThirdLove that I hope will help you as you go pick out your next bra. Definitely check out ThirdLove’s bra collection! Till next time, happy shopping!

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Stay chic and beautiful,

Gugu