“The Dia Diaries” Style Guide: Five Tips From Mom

Style Guide: Five Tips That Should Be Passed On From Mothers To Daughters


From the beginning of time, mothers all over the world have passed down knowledge to their daughters. Outside of recipes and cold remedies, there are essential tips that every mom has for her adult daughter.

We asked a few ladies from #TheDiaDiaries staff to list a few beauty and fashion tips passed down from their moms.



Take care of your body!

Ranking high on the list of tips, everyone’s mom stressed personal hygiene and we can’t say we disagree! Truthfully, your body is the only place you will ever have to live, so take care of it. Take a shower twice a day (seems silly to say) but most career girls work 10+ hour days and it’s tempting to just climb into bed…DON’T! In the words of your mom “You don’t want to bring all the germs from the streets into your bed.”




One thing that they don’t always teach us but that is important to know is that you should always, always pee after sex, even if you are too tired to do so. Peeing right after sex can help prevent the spread of fecal bacteria to the bladder and, there for UTIs.

Hydrate your skin by using body lotion after your shower; it’s a must if you want to keep it smooth.

Instead of shaving you should consider waxing to avoid ingrown hair, especially when removing hair in the bikini area, you don’t want to have pimples there!

Apply “ Preparation H” under your eyes when they’re puffy and most importantly, don’t fall asleep wearing makeup!


Appearance counts

The way you present and carry yourself is essential. In a perfect world it wouldn’t but in this one, no matter what you want to believe, people do “judge the book by its cover”. First impressions sometimes are all that counts, so always make sure you are presentable.




Whether you are walking or sitting, keep your back straight at all times, it will make you look taller and your bust bigger.

Never leave your house without decent shoes or without brushing your hair. Those are the first things people look at when they see you. It doesn’t matter if you’re wearing your grandmother’s pajama’s (not really recommended) if you hair is combed and you are wearing nice shoes, you get an instant pass.

Before leaving your house always apply lipstick or gloss. It doesn’t matter if you’re just going to the supermarket, all rules apply!

Always wear perfume, Coco Chanel once said: “ A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future!”


Choose your accessories accordingly

Mothers are the masters of accessories! As little girls we watched them remove a necklace and add a broach or accentuate the décolletage with a dainty necklace. Check out our jewels of wisdom.




While wearing something strapless always make sure that your necklace is your statement piece.

If you’re going to a gala, usually women don’t wear a watch, it’s not considered elegant, but what you could do instead is wear an outstanding bangle.

In the pass, when it came to accessories such as shoes and bags, they had to be the same color, now all that matters is that complement each other, and that the total look is not a disconnect.



Outside of always preaching the importance of a clean pair, mothers are certainly the ones that can help us choose the appropriate underwear.


It’s not always easy to know which bra to choose so visit your local department store to get properly sized and fit (the results will SHOCK you)

Replace your underwear every three months and discard the old ones. (This helps to avoid skin irritation.

Spanx. Whether you’re a size 0 or 16, spanx should be in every woman’s top drawer. It will remove unsightly lines from undergarments and smooth out cellulite or bloating…thank us later.


Written by: Anne- Isabelle Saint Pierre

Chandia Brennen is a Certified Image Consultant and CEO of ItsGood2bME Fashion Consulting and Image Management based in Los Angeles CA, Chandia has been in the Fashion industry for over four years. She has worked for dozens of publications and holds the title of Senior Fashion Editor in both LA and NY. Chandia is a fashion scout for a Design Agency in NY and Brand Ambassador for HairEverywhere Luxury.


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