STOP ANXIETY, BE HAPPY

I love my community and I want you guys to live at your highest potential.

Here’s just 4 simple and tangible habits that will transform your life, and make you happier if you use them religiously

  1. DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU THINK

Sometimes the reptilian part of your brain tries to go into survival mode and sends you alarming and negative messages. As well as simple discouraging mental patterns from your family and society, are extremely effective to make you feel horrible on a daily basis.

How to break the pattern? You can’t avoid unnerving thoughts.

Ask yourself for every single thought you think : “is this thought helpful? is it making it better for me?” — and if not, don’t take it too seriously. A helpful way is to write down or speak out loud an opposite statement.

If you’re thinking “I’m so stupid”, say out loud “I’m so intelligent” in the mirror. Three times.

Trust me it will feel awkward initially, but it does work magic.

Talk back to your inner critic, challenge it, don’t let it run your life or make your decisions for you.

Fear and self-doubt are hard to eradicate, but you can feel the fear and do it anyway. Feel uncomfortable and still do that thing that scares you so much.

2. SET GOALS, and learn to enjoy the process of getting to them.

write them down, and give yourself time. Remember you’re allowed to be happy during the process, not only when you reach it. Recognise the tremendous learning curve you’re experiencing along the way, the pure feeling of growth is powerful.

3. STOP COMPARING YOURSELF

I know it’s an extremely hard one with Instagram and social media - yet it’s an important one.

First of all this life is not a race. Keep your eyes on yourself.

Someone else’s journey is none of your business and you have no real clue of where they have started and what they have really been through to get where they are today. The starting points are never, ever the same.

Whether someone's struggling or super successful should never be a reason for your judgement or your envy. Remember social media’s images are just highlights and tips of the iceberg. You really never know what someone has been through and all you see is an impression.

Focus on yourself.

4. TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY

I do 20 min of yoga a day (or I workout, or walk around the block, or dance), I eat a lot of wholesome, healthy, nutritious foods and I meditate.
Self love is expressed through love to your body, don’t punish it - nourish it from inside out.

Experiment for a few days to eat lots of greens, healthy fats, nuts, fruits and cut processed, sugary and unhealthy foods. And move, it doesn’t matter how and where - but do move for at least 30 min every day. Then see how you feel. I am ready to bet that your productivity will skyrocket.

EYEWEAR and SUNGLASSES TRENDS 2019

These sunglasses and glasses are my absolute favourite for this year.

Here’s the top words to remember when it comes to eyewear trends

MICRO CAT-EYE,

`Céline

`Céline



BLENDING,



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Dior

Dior

Dior

Dior

Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani



and the place I get all of them is my beloved multi-brand chain VISILAB

I have also recently gotten myself a pair of golden RayBans and I keep wearing them everywhere, can’t get enough of them.

discover more on  www.visilab.ch

discover more on www.visilab.ch

Feeding my health obsession

In my free time I love to go to health stores and spend hours researching and shopping for the healthiest products. It’s my (not so guilty) pleasure.

I’ve recently stumbled on these natural toothbrushes made of bamboo, that have caught my attention for their absolute simplicity. And the fact that they are completely biodegradable (unlike plastic), make it so that they won’t last forever in a landfill like every other brush. On top of that, bamboo is actually naturally antimicrobial. 

Some of their toothbrushes have the incredible peculiarity of having bristles infused with 100% natural charcoal, which is one of my favourite ingredients to keep my teeth naturally white.

Charcoal is one of the most powerful natural whitening agents, it also fights bacteria and helps you keeping your breath fresh. The line has also a charcoal toothpaste which I find fantastic to remove extrinsic stains (discoloration from substances on the outside of the tooth, like wine, coffee, berries, other staining foods).

You can now get 30% off from the whole store with the code XENIA.

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After all, a smile is the most beautiful thing you can wear!

MY SPORTY-CHIC FAMILY FIRST CAPSULE

I’ve teamed up with the dynamic and young guys of family first to co-create a modern and one of its kind male & female collection that I can wear everyday. And yes, I wear it to travel, to go to the office, or with heels for a night out.

If you know me you know that #empowerment of the individual (make you feel like you are in control of your own destiny and life) is one of my values. I’m an empowered woman and I want you too feel strong and invincible when wearing my new collection. That’s why the word e m p o w e r e d on so many pieces. Check it out if you want more.. visit FAMILY FIRST to grab the last remaining pieces.


It’s finally here and it’s going so well that some of the pieces are not even online anymore (I know, sold out in stores in Italy).. below a gallery of all of the unique pieces. What do you think?

walking in a catwalk under the sea for Deborah Lyons

Deborah Lyons, brought a group of powerful and accomplished ladies (not just models, but as well a professional ballerina, a runner, a illustrator amongst others) to walk in a unique catwalk on the Eurostar.

Deborah Lyons who is known for her feminine take on tailoring has shown a collection of playful floral prints, feminine tailored separates and party-ready sequins.

With so many fashion shows taking place over fashion month, everyone’s attention span is short - yet this unique show definitely managed to capture imaginations.

I felt very honoured to be part of a group of young, empowered ladies - each and everyone with a unique story and truly something to say.

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I'm back. Welcome to my new official website.

Hi Beautiful people,

I have been absent with blogging as I was having some platform problems, and decided to take matters into my own hands.

This newest official page is a work in progress, and my new baby. I will be updating the blogging session with past and upcoming projects, videos, shoots as well as thoughts about the fashion and digital industry. I will try to be as always as direct and as honest as I can.

Being right in the middle of fashion month I can clearly state that what this industry needs is a refreshing injection of directness, kindness and honesty.

But not the type of fake kindness that screams “I’m nice to you cause I think I need you for my career”. I want human kindness, on the basis of nothing, the type of conversation that you’d have with your cab driver, cleaner or plumber. As well as with the editor of the one of biggest fashion magazines, the next IT-girl (is this term still in use?) or the marketing director of a brand you’d love to work with. I want to level up the field, remove the fakeness, see people relaxed while they are working and see them laugh more of genuine joy.

Call me an idealist, but we are all in this together, and competition is nothing but an illusion. Walk your own way, and you will get to your own, unique destination.

shot by Ellen von Unverth

shot by Ellen von Unverth



Welcome to the new Chicoverdose.

Yours,


Xenia Tchoumi