Forever: Geneva & Lausanne

7.16.2018

Sometimes for a beautiful skin, you only need a nap and a good skin routine.. and sometimes it just needs more. It hit me shortly after Ramadan and Eid festivities: I realized my skin was screaming thirsty and it's no surprise that with an eating, drinking and sleeping schedule that changes from one day to another, the body and the skin have a hard time to follow-up. 

Gladly, my childhood friend Aïcha, who works at an Institut made an appointment for me at the Forever Institut in Geneva to try out the "mesolift". No, it's not a traditional japanese soup that you eat on a lift (that is what I imagined when I let my mind wander), it is a non-surgical cosmetic medicine treatment focused on the face but not only. The mesotherapy employs injections of pharmaceutical and homeopathic medications, plant extracts, vitamins, and other ingredients into hypoderm. Exactly, 2 mm under the skin. 


When I got introduced to Forever Institut, I didn't know that it was a family business and I discovered with joy that 4 sisters were now the second generation holding on the boat of 30 years of history: starting from the opening of Dr. Polla’s, their father's private practice. As the eldest of four sisters, I can only relate to the strong bond and passion they share. They even recently launched a satellite of Forever Institut in Lausanne, named "Forever Boutique". 

At the Geneva Institut, at Rue du Rhône 56, there is a wide range of services: consultations, injections, lasers, hair removal, surgery, facial care and more. Dr. Polla's team of therapists, doctors and nurses occupy different part of the Institut with the latest technology in terms of dermatology and aesthetic medicine. When you enter the Institut, one common denominator: their genuine smile, I immediately felt at ease. Second thing, the personalized welcome: they knew I needed a boost after my month of Ramadan so they specifically thought of a tailored treatment. 

Couture Week

7.09.2018

Couture Week just ended but not the memories. Beautiful gowns, materials, models and the cream of the crop of the fashion industry. Naturally, all you want to do is be at your best and for me it's also the chance to go back to classics. And what better than a white outfit for a classic? On my first day of Couture at the end of the day I had two shows and one event with Swarovski. I chose this Lauren Ralph Lauren jumpsuit and paired it with this beautiful Lauren Ralph Lauren bag. I had my eyes on this jumpsuit for a while, the cut is amazing and when you wear it, you feel like a stylish first lady. However I had the sleeves problem. I need sleeves and I can't ruin it with another color. Neither a white top would have worked. I do have a white blazer at home, maybe it would work? The suspense was high until I received my Zalando order. I received it and hopefully, it worked. The material was the same and the outfit seemed to be just one. It was the perfect illusion. That evening with Swarovski, I received many compliments and even had a selfie with Penelope Cruz.