Fitness: Brian Andraos Talks About Overcoming Hurdles On His Journey To Fitness In A Mini - Interview With Linda Bella.

 

OTSM: How did you get started with Body Building?
BA: Well it all started back when I was so obese, people used to laugh at me and called me “fat-ass”, girls refused to date me because I had asthma and I wasn’t living a healthy lifestyle this made things even worse for me, that was when I said enough! I need to get myself in shape.
OTSM: Where does Your Motivation Come from?
BA: My biggest motivation actually came from people who kept telling me you will never ever become a fitness model. I still remember that moment when my girlfriend broke up with me and got engaged to a friend of mine telling me” you will never become a famous successful fitness model”, all that made me much stronger, more determined to go beyond becoming a very successful fitness model.
OTSM: If you have to pick only 3 exercises, what would they be and why?
BA: Well I guess it’s so easy for me to pick the bench press, lat pulldown and deadlifts, Because I feel those are the most challenging workouts for me where I put maximum weights and could feel my whole body is working at its best.
OTSM: What is your supplementation like?
BA: Well I usually start my day with my Multivitamin pills, vitamin C, B12 AND I drink Green tea upon awake on an empty stomach and I drink coffee especially pre-workout, I also use whey protein with glutamine and creatine and post-workout with some BCAA.
OTSM: Wow! well I am sure I would need your advice after this interview on more ways to get back in shape, So tell us who or what inspires and motivates you Daily?
BA: Ha-ha it will be a pleasure to Train and Whip you into Shape Ms. Bella
What motivates me? hmm. Every day I wake up, I go to the mirror, look myself in the eye and say: today I’m going to beat yesterday’s version of me, today I’m gonna be better than I was yesterday. And about who inspires me, Every time I see someone who has made a great transformation in his life whether, in sport, business, life, and how they suffered a lot to reach their goals, that just spurs me even more.
OTSM: What advice and tip would you give Aspiring Fitness models or people who generally want to look fit and good?
BA: Never give up, nor lose faith in yourself, God, and your dream. the road is very long and hard, and along the way, people will doubt you, ignore you, laugh at you and fight you, but once you get there you will know that all the trouble was worth it, and always remember that every championship legend was once an amateur newbie at the gym, with big ambitions and strong willpower.
OTSM: Looking back to the start of your career as a Model, did you ever think you would get this far, and have so many fans looking up to you, and having faith in you, despite the hurdles you have had to face since the start of your career?
BA: To be honest with you, NO! Never, because all I was thinking of was to become a model, then it happened when I first competed in a bodybuilding contest and won that’s when I knew I wanted to be a fitness model. It is a more challenging career and I found myself in it, but still, I’ve never expected to be an international fitness model when all fitness pages kept requesting to put pictures for me on their pages, it then struck me, that this dream of mine has indeed come true.
OTSM: What are your short-term and Long term goals?
BA: My short-term goal is to launch my website and try to promote myself on an international level. My long-term goal is to become one of the Top Fitness Models in the fitness industry.
OTSM: what do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
BA: Well the first thing I do when I am free is to put on my headphones and go to nature for some jogging. And I love watching movies, especially horror and comedy, I love food shopping, I take lots of time reading labels and comparing stuff 🙂
OTSM: Okay What is your Philosophy about life in general?
BA: Believe in God, in yourself and your dreams, then trust the process. Everyone has the right to dream, so we have to make sure our dreams are big. And there are no limits, we have to push ourselves to it, then try to create new ones and lastly “Discipline” which is doing what has to be done even when you don’t want to.
OTSM: Do you think you would be able to do other kinds of modeling For Example –Fashion, Runway, Catalog, Magazines, or would it just be (Fitness Modelling Jobs)?
BA: yeah for sure!!!, I would love to do all that, but I find myself more in fitness modelling and I wish to get a role that suits my character in any kind of movie because I’m so into that field.

Fashion: SEIVSON Spring Wear Spring Collection 2022 Showcased at Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo SS2022 (Photos)

Designer Profile :
Tzu Chin Shen -She has been selected as an emerging designer of the Taiwanese Culture Department for two consecutive years. Also, she was selected as one of the Top 6 Emerging Asian Designers in 2016, and she made runway-style presentations at the NY and Tokyo collections with several Asian talents. She founded Seivson in 2017 and is expanding her activities in Japan, Paris, and New York. 

Brand Profile :
[Established year] 2017 Seivson, a fashion brand created by two girls, is a brand based on their inspirations surrounding life. Seivson is derived from two French words "Nos", which represent us, the two girls, and "Vies" as inspirations that reflect on life. 

Unrestricted design practices show a special ambiguous style that symbolizes both balance and imbalance. Flexible yet unconstrained by boundaries, will inadvertently change everyday small ideas into a gargantuan concept. Showing, in-deliberately an irreplaceable modern style, the birth of "Seivson" is born. Date: SEP. 04, 2021 (12:00) Place: Shibuya Hikarie Hikarie Hall, Tokyo.
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Fashion : Pick a Style Which Truly Reflects Your Personality.

Figuring out which fashion style suits you best isn’t an easy task. With so many options of colors and designs, it’s easy to get lost. Most people think that it’s enough to simply follow the latest trends, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Finding out which style is most appealing to you means discovering a little more about yourself, discovering who you are and who you want to become. Determining your personal style can also make you realize which decorating style suits you best and help you create a home that perfectly reflects your personality. But, first you need to do some soul searching.

Set out on a journey of self-discovery

The first thing you need to do is get to know yourself fairly well. Explore your interests and hobbies. Find out what makes you smile, what excites you, and what puts you off. Experiment until you find exactly what you’re looking for. Once you realize what keeps you going, it will be easy to build your personal style according to it.

Put your best foot forward

It’s important to remember that you are the one that’s in charge of your style. Every one of us knows which aspects of our appearance they want to emphasize and which ones they want to mask. You have a vision of how you want to present yourself to the rest of the world in your mind – you just need to find the right means for achieving it. A good way to show your true colors to the world is to dress with care. This means that you need to find clothes that suits your figure, that highlights your best features and shows everyone (including you) how amazing you are. It can be a dress that emphasizes your curves, or a pair of boots that shows off your slim legs. Highlighting your natural attributes shows that you respect who you are and that you want to show everyone else the best aspects of your personality. You need clothes that make you feel comfortable and good about yourself. You’ll need to put in a lot of effort and try out tons of different outfits, but discovering your unique style is definitely worth your while.

Scour your wardrobe for home décor ideas

Your personal style can be a tremendous source of help when trying to decide which interior design trends appeal most to you. Take a look at the color palette of your clothes. You probably spend less time thinking about the choice of color when buying a shirt than you do when you think about which color to use for your walls. The decision on the color of the shirt is brought subconsciously to a great extent. It signifies your personal interests and it can be the solution you’re looking for. Of course, you may have a lot of different-colored pieces in your wardrobe, but one color will be prevalent. Take a good look and decide what’s the best choice for you.

Seek inspiration in nature and memories of the past

When it comes to home décor, nature always hides the best solutions. Bring the natural scenery inside your home to give it a fresh and vibrant look. Floral patterns, natural jute rugs, plants, and green details light up the atmosphere in every home, and if you don’t know what to go for, you can’t make a mistake with natural elements. Another potential source of inspiration is your past. Decorate your home with souvenirs and reminders of a certain period in your life. Try to notice a connection between them and display them in a way that shows this pattern. Each of these objects is in your home for a reason. Treasure their sentimental value and use them to create a unique home décor that reflects who you are.
Your fashion style and home décor are powerful tools for expressing your inner self. Use them wisely.

Interior Design Interview : Olivia Silk Talks About Her Passion And Love For Interior Design In An Exclusive Interview With Linda Bella.


At OTSMagazine UK, We love bringing you creative insight and perspectives from bloggers and individuals all over the world who are kind enough to share their wisdom and journey with you all.Today we are featuring an interview with Olivia Silk - Interior designer, and Lifestyle Blogger at- www.lustliving.co.uk.
Hi Olivia, Tell us more about yourself, what was life like growing up?
Life was great growing up – I’ve got the best parents, one older sister, we’ve pretty much always had two dogs. I went to boarding school and then went on to study photography at university which has been a great tool for my blogging.
Please describe your blog "Lust Living" and what your motivations were for starting such an awesome endeavour ?
Lust Living is an interior lifestyle blog, so I write about everything from interiors, to travel, to food, to beauty – all the things that I find myself lusting after. I started my blog in 2015, I was sharing updates on my home renovation on Instagram and after a little while I decided to share my interior journey properly online.
Have you always been interested In Interior Design?
Not at all no. Only since I moved into my current home have I fully realised my passion for interior design.
How would you describe your Style?
If you asked me a year or two ago, I would have said Scandinavian and minimal in a flash, but as time goes on I’m realising that my style is constantly changing and developing, Like fashion I suppose. there’s always new trends and a new colour of the year so I suppose my style adapts a little bit each
year. I do still try to keep my style quite minimal – I don’t like too much going on, but then I like to warm it up a bit with pastel shades and a bit of texture like a Mongolian cushion or a warm metallic – maybe a gold lamp!

Brilliant Job on The Marble and Gold Bathroom, Where do you draw your inspiration from?
Thank you! I took a lot of inspiration from trawling Pinterest but I was really going for a luxury classic hotel bathroom feel.
What excites you most about Interior and Lifestyle Blogging? 
The opportunities that I’ve been lucky enough to be involved in. When I first started my blog two years ago, never did I think that I would be featured in GRAZIA magazine… or working on a collaboration with IKEA!
What Makes A Happy Home?
Dogs.
Do you have any design Rules?
  Less is more – I’m not a fan of clutter
So what are your latest and upcoming projects?
The next project is our other bathroom – it needs to be completely gutted and re-designed, a messy job but I’m excited to get that started. 
What advice would you give to Aspiring Interior and Lifestyle Bloggers out there?
Start now, don’t wait. My only regret is that I wish I’d started sooner.
How important is Art in Interiors and Name Three objects that can completely refresh a room?

I think it’s very important, although I am not the best example putting this into practice in the home, it’s something I hope I will get better at with age. 

A feature pendant light – my favourite are the Vita Copenhagen Eos Goose Feather lights (I got mine from Dotmaison.com

Textures cushions – Mongolian sheepskin preferably, you can normally pick them up in TK Maxx but west elm have a gorgeous range too.
A neutral rug – I’ve got my eye on a Tisca Olbia rug.

What are your top interior design tips?
I tend to stick to neutral colours for the main design of a room – walls, large pieces of furniture etc and then be a bit bolder with accessorising, adding metallic and so on.
What other blogs inspire you? 
My favourites are Only Deco Love,  Stylizimo, Hannah in the House & Cate St Hill
What are your goals/dreams/ambitions for your blog and for yourself?
At the moment I work a full time 9-5 job and blog in the evenings and weekends, but my aim is to be working full time as a blogger in a couple of years time – so fingers crossed!

Fashion : 5 Style Rules to Live By.

To many, style is like music – it’s a whole language, a unique way to communicate your preferences, your beliefs and your attitudes to the whole world. And yes, some have a talent for it, while others have to work damn hard to catch with the times and craft their own look.

But just like every Mozart’s cadence has a clear structure, even when it has his famous trill ornaments, a unique style has its own set of guidelines that make it stand the test of time. Let’s see how you can achieve the same with your look!   


Different doesn’t mean better
And simple doesn’t have to be boring. And vice versa for both. It takes time to master this level of finesse, but it boils down to several key things. First of all, whatever you do, you don’t need to dress differently every day, and you should never dress for people, but for the occasion.
Don’t aim to dazzle or impress others, personally. If you’re leading an office life, simplicity can be your most practical, comfortable choice to keep your productivity high and your colleagues to respect you. Simultaneously, you can add a decent touch of flair with the right choice of nail polish, jewelry, or even a powerful Skagen timepiece on your wrist. Be playful, but keep it cool and graceful.


Wear your personality
Life is too short and too wonderful for all of us to wear black socks all the time, or so my significant other claims, and I cannot help but agree. While tighty whities will always be a reasonable garment to own, don’t limit your wardrobe (your undergarments included) to clothes that don’t resonate with your personality!
If you fell in love with that stunning Alice + Olivia mini dress with floral embroidery, then go for it! Or if you simply adore wearing all things plain and monochrome apart from your insanely colorful shoes, what’s stopping you? There’s a need for crisp white shirts and pure black pumps, but don’t be afraid to add some innovation to your style dictionary.


Comfort meets style
Sometimes, trends can be ruthless and dismantle all style choices you otherwise love, and yet there are still enduring items that remain timeless despite (or maybe because) of their simplicity. A great example is our undying love for the hoodie. It’s an icon of youth that we even transformed into an haute garment in the past year, an essential for anyone who loves street style.
Come to think of it, the timeless Birkenstock is practically a family member of every household by now, a must-have, a favorite pick for beach lounging, summer barbecues and casual walks to the store. It’s vacation for your feet, and consequently, a beloved holiday choice for many. And yes, comfort does matter as much as appearance, so don’t throw away your old college sweats or your old flannel shirt – style always makes room for comfort.


Know your size
Ah, the rule many keep forgetting or at least ignoring when it comes to buying your bra size, and picking your dress for the summer wedding (because by then you’ll surely shed those extra pounds off your waist). Always mind your body, not just type, as in choosing the right cut, but also your size, as too tight or too loose doesn’t fly with everything or everyone.
Yes, oversized is popular, and some of you can pull it off, but not all the time and for all occasions. On the other hand, too tight is simply too tight, so if your clothes leave deep indentations in your skin, it’s a clear sign it’s time for a shopping spree!


Posture means style
Supermodels, Instagram stars as well as famous designers all know one dominant truth of a true fashionista – what you wear can only be as good as the way you wear it. No matter your figure, your size, shape or preferences, your attitude is the determining factor of your style.

So even if you’re wearing that hoodie and a pair of torn old sneakers, keep your head held high, your back straight, and all those imperfections we all secretly try to hide will fall into oblivion compared to your resolute posture. Whatever you wear, wear it with pride, and enjoy every bit of that style of yours that adds to your authenticity!  
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About author:

Tracey Clayton is a full time mom of three girls. She's passionate about traveling, fashion and healthy living. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.” Find her on Facebook.

Fashion Designer |MITSURU OKAZAKI'S Mens's Spring Wear Showcased At Rakuten Fashion Week TOKYO SS2022 (Photos)

Designer: Mitsuru Okazaki 
Mitsuru Okazaki looked to circus clowns for inspiration for his latest offering. He incorporated bright colors, bold graphics, and exaggerated silhouettes in his amazing unisex collection.
Okazaki opened the show with a denim blazer accented by brightly colored, striped sleeves, which he paired with balloon pants in shocking pink. Other looks were more toned down, like a buttonless black jacket and matching trousers embroidered in rows of stars, and button-up shirts and polos with small clown faces embroidered on the chest or collar.
You would also see some - Bomber jackets, pants, and a short-sleeved top were constructed from a diamond-shaped harlequin patchwork of contrasting fabrics. 
Mitsuru Okazaki Men’s and RTW Spring 2022

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