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I Don’t Know How She Does It [with Free 2018 Printables]

Happy 2018 Duchesses! Here’s to our biggest and most ambitious year yet. Over the last year or so, a lot of people have asked me about how I manage to juggle three jobs, my studies and all the exciting events I post on QR’s social channels. At first, I felt rather overwhelmed because like any power-hungry woman, I want it all. I have learnt that planning is key. Write down everything, your goals, your daily and weekly schedule, your habits, everything. Making lists are so mind-boggling, so I tried my best to put together a few printable lists and a calendar to help you get started. The following lists will assist you in being the best possible version of yourself this year: Printables List Task Tracker Weekly Planner Daily Planner Habit Tracker 2018 Overview 2018 Breakdown I hope that you all like this cute calendar I put together(we just love pretty things!) I also designed some desktop background monthly calendars for you all #OprahVibes 😜     Click here to download high quality images of …

Christian Louboutin x Sabyasachi : An Indian Fashionista’s Dream Come True

Couture tradition is invigorated with creative electricity and sheer joie de vivre, as new and classic Christian Louboutin styles are reinvented and hand-crafted, each one-of-a-kind and some made-to-measure, in the most exquisite sari fabrics – all from Sabyasachi’s personal collection. With Christian Louboutin, the story is always a fairytale sprinkled with magic. In this true story, a chance meeting between the two designers in Sabyasachi’s Mumbai boutique lead to an immediate connection ignited by their boundless creativity and shared the adoration of India’s culture, exquisite craftsmanship, and love of food. “Like some of the best things in life, this was completely unplanned and by chance,” Sabyasachi said when referencing meeting Christian for the first time. Sabyasachi confesses that upon first meeting Christian, he asked if they could collaborate. To which Christian exuberantly responded, “Yes!” An expression of this joyful connection first came in July 2015, when Christian Louboutin conspired to create the extraordinary shoes that walked the runway of Sabyasachi’s annual couture show held in Mumbai, followed again in October 2016, with a small number …

How To Break In Tight Heels

I have wide feet, but when I see a pair of heels that I want, my wide feet is the last thing on my mind! I’m sure we’ve all been in that situation: you try on the perfect pair of heels and it looks stunning and when you walk a few metres in them, you realise that those heels are tight. It fits but it’s just too tight! Thank goodness that those slippers aren’t made of glass (sorry Cinderella, I don’t have advice for you), I have the perfect solution! 1. Firstly, scuff the bottom of your heels to prevent slipping. Rub a piece of sandpaper in a side-to-side motion across the bottom of the shoe. The roughness mimics the wear and tear of walking in a fraction of the time. 2. Slip on a pair of thick socks, then put on your heels. Moist socks might feel a little icky, but they’ll help soften and stretch out snug heels. Walk around the house for 20 to 30 minutes, then take off the socks and see …

Photography Tips Queen Regnant

Some Basic Photography Tips

Once upon a time, I felt incredibly ridiculous while posing for pictures. I’ve realised that photography is an art when telling a story or sharing an experience. Queen Regnant’s fans have constantly asked for advice regarding taking beautiful photos, so hopefully these tips that I picked up over time will be useful. I’m grateful to have a team of talented photographers, but these tips are suited to those using any photography device, be it an iPhone or a camera with a self-timer. Lighting Time of day is key when it comes to shooting. Look for the best possible time to shoot when the light is soft and not harsh. The photo above was taken 5:30pm in the most beautiful light. Notice how my body is facing toward the setting sun. In the photo below, the sun is on my side which makes my face dark and the background back-lit. Location Even a chunky piece of wood can become your best friend when you are taking pictures. Whether it’s a quiet street or a building with …

OOTD-That Tutu And The Lighthouse

This is Queen Regnant’s very first OOTD post, which is pretty odd considering that QR is almost a year old! I have to admit that while it is fun wearing a tutu in broad daylight, nothing beats touring The Oyster Box Hotel and it’s breathtaking view from the Lighthouse Bar (more on that in the next few weeks!). I decided to share the limelight with the beautiful scenery for the first OOTD post, although it’s easy to see who won that popularity contest! Dress: DLC Couture. Shoes: Mr Price. Makeup: MAC Location: Lighthouse Bar at The Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga, Durban.

7 Simple Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

A regal man or woman is a smart one. A smart person understands that the world does not revolve around them. A smart person knows that preservation is the key when it comes to the environment. So what is this carbon footprint? In a nutshell, it is the amount of greenhouse gases one gives off into the atmosphere over a period of time according to lifestyle choices. No matter what your stance is on climate change, reducing your carbon footprint is not only good for the environment but fantastic for your wallet. Here’s a few tips on how to do it without becoming a total hippie! 1. Choose Appliances With An A+ Energy Consideration Products bearing the ENERGY STAR label are recognised for having superior efficiency. A plus for your electricity bill. 2. Recycle All Your Waste Separate your trash and drop the bags off at recycling centers. It’s surprisingly therapeutic! 3. Unplug Appliances And Gadgets There’s a reason why your cellphone charger is warm when it isn’t in use. Unplug it! 4. Change Your …

All About That (Chuck) Bass

For those of you who have been living under a rock for the last few years, Charles Bartholomew Bass is a fictional character from the popular TV series Gossip Girl, played by Ed Westwick. He has embedded his place into pop culture for his witty lines, hedonistic lifestyle, Casanova-like demeanor and most importantly, his personal style. Get The Look 1. A Well Tailored Suit 2.A Textured Bowtie 3.Braces   4.Bold Colours 5.A Pocket Square 6. Luxurious Ties 7.Brogues   8. Gold Watch 9. Leather Gloves