“Deep in every heart slumbers a dream and the couturier knows it: every woman is a princess,” Christian Dior.
Women play the key role in the whole fashion business. “Mr. Dior said it, and Gabriela Chanel was doing this,” says the leading Czech designer Beata Rajska. “For a designer the most important is to think and being inspired by women.”
Beata Rajska is a recognizable designer and a distinguished fashion maker in Europe. In 2000, Ms. Rajska won the prize for the Best Evening Gown over 65 competitors. She was dressing Miss Czech Republic participants when her dress had won this international event. She created a dress for Leos Mares’s girlfriend for the last Opera Ball in Prague, which immediately went viral on Instagram.
She dressed Zuzana Donutilova, famous Czech actor Miroslav Donutil’s wife; as well as Andrea Kalousova (Czech Miss World 2015) and Gabriela Kratochvilova (Miss Czech Republic 2013).
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“I am not creating dresses just for celebrities, but for people from different businesses.” Miss Beata is very critical about the current trend of renting gowns for an occasion whereby she is so deliberate and careful when making one. “Designers often give evening gowns to singers and don’t care about how suitable they are for the persona wearing the gown. The dress must reflect one’s personality and not because I gave him my dress.” “Today, the access to fashion is among young people fantastic.” Before, Beata explains, there were only two fashion magazines distributed in the whole country: German Burda and Russian Burda, which means there was no such a variety and amount of information on fashion. “The new generation knowledge gets on a NEW level.” The knowledge and exposure to fashion educates today’s women for a fashion “taste and feeling”. There are two types of women, according to Beata: “one uses fashion stylists, another has a sense for fashion and dresses nicely herself in a daily life.” If a woman dresses up by herself, without a professional support, she might look inappropriate for some events. “It happens a lot to women who are not confident with their bodies”. What’s now, take a new, critical look at your wardrobe and fix common mistakes the majority of women make under Beata Rajska’s attentive supervision. Beata shares how to get the best of your outfit without fashion specialists’ help. “Remember that you don’t have an opportunity to make a first impression twice,” notes Beata. “Think twice about the dress, your look will be remembered by others overtime. Remember to devote as much time choosing the evening gown as for the wedding dress”. Color Twenty years ago there was a color typology dividing shades into categories to suit different types of people. But “that is not true anymore,” says Beata, “you should try different colors until you like one.” Nowadays, there are no such rules that blondes have to wear this, and brunettes have to wear that. “Every fashion house as Chanel, Dior or Dolce & Gabbana is coming up with many options and you have a great choice.” “You will always find the shade that is right and perfect for you,” Beata encourages the fashionistas. For instance, Beata was preparing a dress for Gabina Soukalova, a Czech biathlete. She was blond when they chose red color; after a while she changed her hair color to red, and “we both were happy with the red gown choice because it was looking good with the new hairstyle,” Beata is smiling. Same with Karolina Pliskova, Czech tennis player: she was insisting that green color did not suit her, but “I have instead given her a chance and put on a green dress.” The result surprised Pliskova, ”green colour looked very nice on her,” Beata shares.
Tenistka Karolina Pliskova…184 cm nadherne holky. Vzdyt ja ji nemuzu nacpat ani do zaberu…chytra , sikovna a hezka! Vrazedna kombinace (jo a mila k tomu)v satech z beata rajska( jestli vas zajima zadni dil😊tak je z pruhledne organzy) @karolinapliskova #kaja #beatarajskacollection @ceskyslavikmattoni #statnioperapraha @beatarajska A photo posted by @beatarajska on
Skilled fashion stylist will recognize immediately which color works best with your skin. It is also very important for senior women to recognize their wrinkles”, Beata notes. Choosing the right color that matches your skin is vital, and “can change the overall look right on their eyes.“ “It is only designer’s or stylist’s experience to provide right suggestions.”
Accessories “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory”, recalls Beata Chanel’s words. Shoes and bags are the key players when choosing an outfit, according to Beata. Today, it is not recommended that handbag and shoes match.
“If shoes match dress style, handbag should contrast and revive the total look. In case a dress is colorful, a handbag should be neutral.” And the final touch, “be very carefully with the choice of jewellery! Please don’t use the full set of accessories (earring, bracelet and necklace) together, choose only one and wear it,” Beata advices. Accessories are there to underline your outfit and add an emphasis on something you want to highlight. It is so easy to overuse them.
Here are the most common mistakes modern women make, highlighted by Beata Rajska.
Don’t follow the crowd! Mistake #1 Fabric.
The older you get more of attention you should pay to the choice of fabric. The material should of a top quality, otherwise it will make an impression of cheapness, “that you rent a cheap dress, even if the style is perfect,” Beata notes.
Mistake #2 Translucent Dress. Young girls can add some translucency showing their underwear. However, “above a certain age, seeing old woman wearing a revealing dress it is embarrassing, cheap and it doesn’t look good.”
Mistake #3 Couple harmony. This problem is quite common. “Pay attention! If a man wears a tuxedo, a woman should wear a long evening gown.” Same applies when a woman is wearing an evening gown, a man should follow. “If a man wears collared sport shirt in this case, it is a problem!”
“Couples should think as one and match as a total look.”