the science of fashion and the art of falling

I watched Tyra Show yesterday and it was awesome. 

They were talking about "The Science of Fashion". I learned a lot of cool things that I wanted to share to everyone--the best outfit to wear to get that perfect job, or the perfect guy. I don't know about you but I really think seeking scientific answers to women's fashion question is really savvy. It may not seem to make sense but when Andrew Trees, Tyra Show's go-to science guru, broke down the formula behind, it actually DOES make sense. I hope my memory won't fail me as I try to list down what I brushed up.

What to wear to look more attractive in a:
party or club...

Studies show that men are attracted to red. It exudes confidence and portrays your fun-loving spirit. If you're going to a party, club, or bar and you want to meet someone new (for whatever reason), go red!

job interview...

I know, I was also shocked. But the reason behind is to show your serious and sophisticated side. It gives the impression that you are in control. I think it also depends on what job you are applying for (that's needless to say). Of course, adding a statement necklace would be great to make your outfit stand out hence making it easy for your employer to remember you.

first date...

The trick is not on what you reveal, but on what you conceal. A form-fitting dress is perfect because it's not too much for him to handle. And it's better not to wear a solid black, be a little playful with the color or pattern. The science guru also added NOT to bring big purses because it shows that you are bringing a lot of baggage. Not a good notion.


Or maillot , if we're being proper. In the show, a man stood up to disagree because according to many, bikinis are more attractive. But Andrew Trees said that subconsciously men are more attracted to women in maillot because men's interest is tickled by what is not shown than what is shown. Not to mention how most women wear one-piece with confidence.


The bright top attracts the gaze and the black pants always looks great on women. Again, nothing too revealing. You wanna keep that interest fired up.

wedding date...

This is classy with a little dose of sexiness in it. It's not cheeky and it definitely sparks up your appeal. You can bring with you a shawl or something to cover-up during the ceremony. And when you're in the reception, you can loose it and have fun meeting your own Prince Charming.

high school reunion...

The reason actually is the association of plaid with the past. It's that school girl in you that will spur anyone's remembrance of the good old times. It will surely give your quarterback ex a round trip ticket down the memory lane.


I really forgot the science behind this. Boohoo! It's in the end part of the show and I'm not paying attention anymore. Personally, I really don't put a lot of thought to what I wear when I go to the grocery. But as Coco Chanel said:

“I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little - if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that's the day she has a date with destiny. And it's best to be as pretty as possible for destiny.”

And oh, one more thing, last weekend my friends and I went ice skating at Bryant Park's The Pond. It was the last weekend of the rink I think. We had fun!

Yes, I fell on my butt. If you'll look closely to that photo on the right side above, you'll see the white spot. The photo was taken right after I fell (and I brought my brother down with me, look at the side of his pants). No time to get rid of the evidence. After more than an hour of going around the rink, I can't still find my balance. I'm not the most athletic person you know, I can barely put my foot in front of the other in a 'normal' ground. Let alone ice skating rink. So yes, if there's one thing I mastered, it is the 
"Art of Falling".

See? I can't even turn around.

How awkward are my feet?!

Look how beautiful that fountain earlier this January when the temp was way down.

Enjoy the rest of the week friends!

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93 stylish comments:

Abby Kihano said...

i really enjoyed reading about this! i mean... what girl wouldn't?! LOL!

i mean... wait i did go to a wedding date but backless for me is a no no!!! LOL! O_O

but i love the idea of red for party and just to go out :]

also, thank you for the comment :] im glad my post made your day ! kids are kids .

Barry said...

That Herve Leger dress is gorgeous!

Betz, I've given you an award on my blog. I couldn't overlook you, your words to me have been amazing. Thank you. :)

megara said...

thanks for sharing! i love all of these tips and they have just helped me decide what to wear this upcoming weekend! much appreciated!


Leah said...

Betz, I enjoyed reading the tips... and complete with pics pa. Galing!

You mastered the Art of Falling? At least nakatayo ka pa. When I tried ice skating, di na ko nakatayo when I fell. Hahaha! Pero agree ako na you mastered the art kasi project and smile ka pa din after the fall. That's the spirit!!! xoxo

Style Artisan said...

What great suggestions!!!

I'm sorry I missed this episode. Who doesn't want to feel more confident in any of those settings? So, thanks for being such a good note taker!

I LOVE the pictures from your skating adventures. I've only been on skates twice and still have a scar on my hand from the second attempt. You are an Olympic skater compared to me!

Denise said...


yes the art of falling.

I am Denise Katipunera

style, substance & sutton said...

i love Herve Leger, everything is amazing - i wear his skirts all the time!


Anonymous said...

wow betz! this is really informative! am loving the red-dress-to-a-party advice. i adore red! and it helps too that am going to attend a friend's wedding come march. will start looking for that sexy-back number! hehe!

btw, i gave u an award ;) see here!

have a pleasant day ahead!


Ibyang said...

great tips, i learned a lot. :)

nice photos of your gimik with friends.

E said...

This looks like so much fun! And I love that wonderful HL bandage dress!

DIANA DYE said...

I love this thanks so much I always wondered this and questioned thins in my head and now I have the answer thanks darling!!♥ am soo glad you had fun it looks like you did and am glad and you look cute like always that’s a must!! and you look so sweet have a great evening darling…..love dye♥

Mom Daughter Style said...

thanks for sharing this. reading it, it really makes sense.

great happy pics

Lilee▲ said...

nice blog, love these photos! omg i love tyra! hahah

Liz said...

I can agree with some of those, how interesting about the first date "baggage" :)

sexylegsandbody said...

Hi Betz, very interesting facts on dress code, I must say, most of it makes perfect sense...

Thanks for dropping a line on my site, I always appreciate readers input. It would seem that heels and stockings are tops... most ppl are for it.

However, I agree with you on Jen, she looks really and truly stunningly sexy in that slit dress and heels...

Have a super day and hope to see you again soon, I love what you are doing with your blog, keep up the good work.


Nina said...

Hi Little Sister!

I love this post ... I didn't know the magic of the red dress! I should've worn one to have clinched the deal sooner with the hubby years back. I'm wondering why I never caught that episode of Tyra's?! It's a must-see from your report.

I've never skated at all in my life. It looks like fun. I'm too scared actually to try it out because of my knee injury. How did you manage to still look fab after the fall?!

Jen said...

i really love this post, the whole science of fashion is really intriguing. now i'm wearing a pink shirt with jeans whenever i go food shopping haha :)
you look so adorable in your ice skating outfit! haha and i hate falling on my butt on the ice. at least it looks like you had a lot of fun :)


OMG I didn't even know half of that fashion science thing! Thanks for posting that -- now I know I need to stock up on red dresses for my night-outs!


FashionJazz said...

Luv all your pics aand the post on Tyra was so interesting! Hope u have a stunning day xxx

michelle_ said...

thanks for writing this up ! i really enjoyed reading it . i do agree that revealing just the right amount of skin is the best . i usually balance my outfits by wearing long tops and short bottoms or vice versa..i never show both unless am at the beach :D

thanks soo much for dropping by at my blog :D
hope you'll check out my new post up now :D

love . michelle @ GLISTERS&BLISTERS

michelle_ said...

thanks for writing this up ! i really enjoyed reading it . i do agree that revealing just the right amount of skin is the best . i usually balance my outfits by wearing long tops and short bottoms or vice versa..i never show both unless am at the beach :D

thanks soo much for dropping by at my blog :D
hope you'll check out my new post up now :D

love . michelle @ GLISTERS&BLISTERS

Diane said...

Hy!I like this post a lot! But come to think about it I actually follow this "rules", maybe by instinct :D And because I studied clothing communication :P

Looks like you had fun ice skating!

Have a fun day


Maria@chicisimo said...

I find very interesting all the info you extract from the show for us!! I have so much to learn :D!!

Sher said...

Thanks for sharing the style tips with us, most of them do make a lot of sense so I'll be trying them out for sure:)

Oh ice skating looks so fun! I've never tried it before, believe it or not!

Eri said...

Hi Betz,

really enjoyed your post. The last picture in front of the frozen fountain is beautiful.


Mary Jane said...

wow! thanks so much for sharing!! ive heard about the tyra banks show but we dont have it in greece :( , that was some really usefull information! ill defenatelly put it in use in the future!!! and it reminded me that i need a red dress! i dont even have a red shirt! :P
i want to go ice skating too!!!!

La Historiadora de Moda said...

I think backless wedding gowns are a big no-no actually and would never wear one. I suppose it would depend on the couple getting married and the venue, but many people would view it as trying to take attention away from the bride.

I love the skating pictures! It looks like you had so much fun.

toxic disco boy said...

i watched this yesterday. i do not agree with most things that was said but it was fun analyzing the science... hehe

i love tyra's shoes on that episode.

daisychain said...

such an interesting post

lovepourfashion said...

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Fashion By He said...

great picks! your blog is awesome

link exchange?


Jen said...

I'm in love with that form fitting dress! Great picks! :)

Rica said...

this is very helpful and informative! i always think differently and now, i agree with this fashion science. it does really make sense.

so hows your driving test?? i hope all is well with you betz. basig dugay2 ko dili maka blog kay nag impake nami.haha. just leave a comment nlng or send me an email to follow up. ok???

have a nice day!

sassy rica ^_^

Isquisofrenia said...

i did to hahah
it was so funny

thank you girl, actually my bday is today so you still on time


Couture Carrie said...

Fabulous post, darling B!
Love all the scientific info. (especially digging that Herve Leger dress) and your ice skating pics are so fun!


Erika said...

Hey Betz! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your super sweet comment.

I love this post...I wish I had caught it on TV, but I didn't, so thanks for sharing it with us : )


Sidewalk Chalk said...

This was so informative -- thank you. I am surprised about wearing a black dress to an interview because conventional wisdom calls for a conservative suit. Good to know!

Your photos in the park look like so much fun :) Hope you're having a great week!

- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

Diya said...

lol thanks for the tips! I didn't know that one about not bringing a huge purse to the first date.

I've recently started a blog and would love it if you dropped by/exchanged links with me. :)


Barbro Andersen said...

Oh, I want to go ice-skating! And I really love the outfit for the wedding-date :D

Thank you for the sweet comment <3

Jing said...

hahaha. katawa ko sa "art of falling" story nimu betz.it's ok gurl.what matters most is your outfit.look at that jacket.i want that dai.ako na lng bi.i've been looking for cheap-like-that jacket ba pero mahal pa man,diha na cguro kung tag-dos n lng.hahaha.

and the post about science of fashion is so enlightening. i learned many things betz.thanks for sharing the info.
ayuayu diha pirmi!muwah!

B a la Moda said...

Hey, thanks so much for sharing all this information with us. I founded the scientific view really interesting. I am sure there is something true about it.

B* a la Moda

April said...

skating looks like fun! i've always wanted to skate in new york city :)

monica w said...

your skating outfit is SO CUTE!!! AHHHHHH love plaid

hmmm the science of fashion...while this is very eye opening i have to admit that making fashion a science kind of takes the fun out of it a little lol

megan-mae said...

There's nothing like wearing a pretty little red dress out and being the only girl in one. It's weird - everyone wore red to my formal so they could stand out (they should have been like me and worn yellow) and now when we all go out to town everyone always wears black to try and stand out.

i think, also, with the one-piece swimsuit, that it's only so 'mysterious' because no one really ever wears one pieces, so you can't help but pay attention to the girl in one because you're wondering why.

Iceskating looks like it was fun!! squeeze your tummy muscles to balance better if you have trouble.

Style, She Wrote said...

Cute pictures at the park! And what an interesting post! I think a lot of those answers make sense, too. Though maillots is one I am not sure about... unless their 50s style or something!

bananas. said...

hmmm not sure i agree with all but i do love that backless dress. i'd probably wear that to a date as well. i love anything backless or racerback. i think the back is such sexy part of the body.

and that plaid dress is too cute!

love the pics lady...especially your blue skates.

Mimi said...

I love this post! So cool, it's so sad how Tyra's ending her show. I really liked it. Ice skating looked like a lot of fun!

Gizelle said...

great post betz!
if only i saw this back when i was still in college, then i wouldn't have had been in a 5-yr single rut..haha! but i'm happy now..so...hehe.

and hey, i love your plaid jacket..
i miss ice skating..
and i miss cable too..haha!


Kristin said...

Woo hoo. Good thing maillots are the thing to wear. I gave up on bikinis. Ah ha

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I didn't see that episode, how fun though. I'm glad to read what she said! And cute pics of you and your friends.

Julia said...

Neato! All those choices are so interesting. i will definitely be wearing plaid to my high school reunion, now.

Cute ice skating shots!


Pia said...

i had fun reading your post! mad i missed that tyra episode!!


la petite fashionista said...

this was SO intresting!i'm definitely going to try that red dress next time i go out haha :)

Anonymous said...

such a great post ;-) packed alots of information, xx

Victoria-H said...

Aw Thank you sweetie !
Hihi , like this post about what to wear ! Awesome :D
And ohh how fun with skating ! Looks like u guys had a great time :)

Anonymous said...

oh wow! this is the greatest post! it was so interesting. your blog is great. x

ye55i said...

Thank you for sharing the information! it really help a lot. =D
Love your blog. ^^

Jannie said...

the different outfit post was really helpful. never thought there'd be an ideal outfit for the grocery. it's actually very cute, casual, and comfortable enough to wear to the grocery. i wouldn't mind getting a bit dolled up for that. hehe... :) i totally agree on the red outfit attracting guys. it does work. :D

looks like you guys had fun ice skating. never tried it before. would love to soon though. :)

thank you for the nail compliment. the nude color sure is nice. great for lots of events too. :) take care and have a great evening. :)

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Oh I red that about red dresses too :) All very too and logical, if you asd me! Thanks for this nice summary. As for the first date outfit I would also add don't go purse-less. This can give a wrong impression... I'm a strong believer in it being a man who has to pay on a date (and especially the first one) but still guys usually prefer a girl who doesn't send the "I need no money or plastic tonight" signal out. Some men are okay with that, but I've noticed a lot of guys notice this kind of thing ad just don't like it even if they woudl always pay anyway.

Love your skating pics!! reminds me that I should probably go do soem skating too :) It's so much fun!

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Anonymous said...

Thanks Betz for your comment. Yes, our school is really conservative. Anyway, thanks also for the compliment. lets exchange links?


Anonymous said...

hey thanks for the lovely comment .
you have a really nice blog .

btw, wanna exchange link/follow each other blog? let me know :)

Anonymous said...

yeaaah march is still long way to go :( rly missed the episodes!

Anonymous said...

Awww...I haven't watch any TV like for ages hahahah!

But love the post and the ice...arggh I really miss dancing and just having fun while ice skating...so envy right now.

Lovely post dear!


Audrey Allure said...

i haven't watched the tyra show in such a long time, thanks for the recap of that episode :)


So nice options!! Tyra is so great ;)

michellehendra said...

you guys look so happy :D


noura. said...

thanks so much for this!

NoViTaRisTiaNa said...

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Clara said...

I like them both ^^
+ Nice blog ! :)

The Trendy Fashionista said...

Amazing dreses! And nice pictures :)

-The Trendy Fashionista

mom & son said...

betzy, i enjoyed reading the science of fashion.
too bad, i can't wear a red dress to impress other men. lol! i'm already taken.

hahaha..talagang todo kapit ka sa baby bro mo. when i went ice skating, magaling rin ako sa kapitan at tumbahan.

Pop Champagne said...

really interesting post! Yeah wearing red definitely stands out in a club, I usually try to wear some bright color instead of black just to stand out a bit. I love the fountain pic too, it's really pretty with the ice freezing over like that, and you look lovely!

Nathalie said...

Such a cool post. Like how you put it all together. And skating in Bryant Park... so awesome

Fashion Cappuccino said...

This is such a great post!! Wow!! I learned so much from this! I definitely would be keeping this in mind the next time I go out! xoxoxoxo

Indy said...

Aww...the ice skating looks like it was so much fun! I love the blue skates!

I really like the one-piece bathing suit that you posted. I love classic pieces like that!

~kristie~ said...

that leger dress is awesome!

fhen said...

really love reading this!
a great post :) thanks for sharing
happy weekend!

Rebecca Rose said...

awesome post, thanks!!! Learned so much!


Teresa said...

I would definitely agree with the gym wardrobe. My hubby loves it when I pair a bright top with form-fitting bottoms. All this science stuff is a great way to pry into men's brains!


Viva La Fashion said...

that's so interesting. i'm definately going to wear red when i go to my next party. :)

Anonymous said...

love the science of fashion
thanks for sharing as always
and thanks for your lovely comments, it means the world to me!


Vinda Sonata said...

thanks for the review, betz. most of them are new for me. glad that i know it! oh, i love your style too! ice skating's always fun.:)

Sonya said...

Oh how I love me some Tyra!!


joei said...

science of fashion? interesting... :)

check out nina garcia's books. you might wanna like them, too.

♥ joei

cherie said...

hi! it was so interesting to read about the outfits. i've always stood by my belief that maillots are far sexier ;) ice skating looks so fun, i wish i could too someday. have a great day!

the girl in stiletto said...

i havent been ice skating for years! ohhh.

i love the plaid dress. :D

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Rachel said...

Great post! Love the red dress!
I've never been ice skating but it looks like you all had a lot of fun!

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