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Classes Ouvertes

«Royally Outstanding» Class in Shanghai on March 9 and 10!

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Classes Ouvertes

Special Announcement « New Etiquette Class » !

Dear ladies and gentlemen, we are delighted to welcome our new etiquette class for adults. Over the years we have been asked by many of you to have a class with exceptional content which can be enjoyed & practised for several days. Therefore, this year we propose this 2-day program to you in order to gain deeper etiquette knowledge. Let’s discover it together!


“Royally Outstanding” Etiquette Class

The secret of living a delicate life and being outstanding with exquisite manners lies in consistent pursuit of perfection and elegance. Time passes, but elegance remains. “Royally Outstanding” is a refined program for you to discover your inner talents and be divine in every high-end event worldwide.

Class Content

Day One

The advanced table manners

The elite lunch experience (Part 1)

The modern & Elegant dress codes

The divine deportment

Day Two

Formal table plans

The elite lunch experience (Part 2)

Glamour & Photo-posing

Afternoon tea etiquette

Closing ceremony

Location & Time:
Shanghai:9-10 March
Beijing: 13-14 April
Shenzhen/Guangzhou:Spring 2019

Apply in advance
If you would like to secure your seat and register for this etiquette class
– to be notified once we release the class more in details,
– please contact us by scanning the Qr code:

Partnership Invitation
We take great pleasure in bringing these exclusive appearances to your attention and are delighted to offer you the opportunity to be part of our “Royally Outstanding” Etiquette Class. If your company is interested in being our class sponsor, please contact us:
Tel: +86 1522 1664 332 Arlene
Email: info@acdebernadac.com

Dear all, we will soon release the full class content and details here on Wechat. We hope you share our excitement about the new etiquette class and will join us soon. Are you looking forward to our exclusive class, please share with us?!

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Classes Ouvertes

1/6 Beijing Open Class for Adults

One is not born noble, one becomes one. The aristocratic behaviour cannot be possessed in one day; it comes over time through constant efforts. For you ladies and gentlemen to acquire the true essence of etiquette, let’s discover the noble heritage together on January 6th, let’s discover the noble heritage together at Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street!

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Classes Ouvertes

1/5 Beijing Open Class for Children

Excellence is rarely innate, it is acquired throughout time. We value family as the core of society and parents are the best teachers, so we propose family etiquette classes, for adults and children together, on January 5th at Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street!

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Classes Ouvertes

11/17 Shenzhen open class

One is not born noble, one becomes one. The aristocratic behaviour cannot be possessed in one day; it comes over time through constant efforts. For you ladies and gentlemen to acquire the true essence of etiquette, let’s discover the noble heritage together on November 17th at Hilton Shenzhen Futian.

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Arts De La Table

Chinese seating plan know-how!

Ladies and gentlemen, nowadays we attend all kind of events. Do you know the traditional Chinese seating plan, the right or the left side carries honour? When you need to organize a Chinese dinner, do you know how to place your guest? Review together with us!
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Arts De La Table

10 finger foods you may be confused with

Dear ladies, gentlemen and children, there is a time when you can release yourself from using cutleries. Some foods are meant to be eaten with your fingers. The question is do you know what they are?
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Arts De La Table

Divine buffet host / participant

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, do you know how to host a buffet? How much food per person to prepare? How to keep your food warm or cold? Rules to follow at a buffet restaurant? Let’s discover together!
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Arts De La Table

How to decorate your Christmas table?

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, Christmas is knocking at our door! Ms Milakov and I are proposing you to see how to have an elegant table decoration? How to fold the napkins? What Christmas styles you can apply? Let’s see together!

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Arts De La Table

Chinese drinking etiquette know-how!

Dear ladies and gentlemen, a lot of you asked us to write about Chinese drinking etiquette. When is it your turn to toast your host? How to refuse the drink? When to refill the glass? Let’s discover together!
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Arts De La Table

Table Plans for Social Occasions

Dear ladies and gentlemen: we often have family dinners, or dinners with friends. How to create a proper table plan for this occasion? I propose you to discover here the etiquette rules for social occasions.
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Arts De La Table

10 mistakes in Chinese table manners

Dear ladies, gentlemen and children, it is believed that practising good Chinese dining manners can bring health and good fortune. An ill-timed faux-pas at a dinner could hinder the forging of new deals or friendships. Let’s review together 10 mistakes to be avoided!

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Arts De La Table

Tipping etiquette

Dear ladies and gentlemen, there are 194 counties in the world that wait to be discovered by you. Don’t wait until you’ve already ordered a steak in New York or delicious baguette in Paris to figure it out whether or not you should leave a tip. Instead, let me guide you through gratuity etiquette.

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Arts De La Table

How to eat caviar?


Dear ladies, gentleman and kids, you will certainly enjoy a high-end dinner which includes one of the oldest delicacies around, the caviar. However, are you familiar with its etiquette? How to serve and enjoy this delicacy? How to recognize the caviar’s quality?

I am inviting you to join me and have a look at one of the world’s most exclusive delicacies.

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Arts De La Table

Why do Chinese eat with chopsticks?

Dear ladies and gentlemen, we are all used to that “Chinese eat with chopsticks while westerners eat with fork & knife”. But do you know why Chinese choose and stick to chopsticks for thousands of years?

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Mœurs Sociales

How to choose business gifts?

Ladies and gentlemen, to choose a business gift is not an easy task during the Chinese New Year, right? Let’s check the following tips that may help you choose an appropriate present in business environment.


1. Keep the goal in mind
Business gift giving is to show appreciation, to remind people of you for business, also a good chance to show gratitude to those who supported you before.


2. Respect corporate guidance
Some companies have very strict policies about what kinds of gifts their employees can receive. If you are not sure if they can accept, check with the HR department first.


3. Evaluate the cost
An extravagant gift can be embarrassing and an inexpensive gift can make you look cheap. Check both side policies about gift standard.

4. Informational due-diligences
You can know your receiver (personality, interests, hobbies, family, etc.) from your previous meetings, for example by previous project or the dialogues during business lunch.


5. Know your receiver’s expectations
You need to know the receiver’s interests, for example what kind of sports or food they like. Thus the gifts you send shall meet their valued standards. You can get help from their assistants if you don’t know them well. If you know them very well, you can send unique presents to impress them.


6. Choose specific gift
Avoid too personal or taboo gifts. Business gift is different from daily gifts, which is more office or work related. Try to avoid perfume, personal beauty products, especially to the opposite gender. Also pay special attention to religion and certain cultural meanings, like yellow rose in Europe or clock in China. You can’t be wrong with sweets, flower, wine, local specialty etc.


Red rose is not suitable in Business occasions

7. Appropriate Presentation
Wrap and display your present in a nice festive way. Meanwhile the logo is understated enough to avoid looking like blatant marketing piece. The package should also contain a wish card with your signature.


8. Be generous about group gifts
When sending group gifts, make sure there is enough for everyone. The New-year season is not the time for complaints.

9. Re-gift with caution
Traditionally re-gifting was not accepted, it’s better not to do it. But if you do it, make sure any original information is removed and the item itself couldn’t be unique. After receiving gifts from others, it’s always better to arrange another gift as well.


10. Say thank you
Don’t forget to thank the person who give you present, either oral, handwritten letters or via email. Handwritten letter in an envelope show better sincerity.

Dear all, do you have any other opinion about business gifting? Welcome to share with us!

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Mœurs Sociales

Giving an elegant toast!

Dear ladies and gentlemen, toasting to health, wealth, love, friendship, etc has been practised for many centuries. If you want to acknowledge an event or compliment an important visitor: be sure to know how. Polish your toastings skills with me!
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Mœurs Sociales

15 tips for blind dating!

Dear ladies and gentlemen, you may encounter a blind date these days. Your family and friends may arrange one for you or you may find a match on TanTan, Tinder and other apps. How to behave during a blind date? Is it okay to flirt? Should you kiss at the end? Let’s prepare for it together!

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Mœurs Sociales

Etiquette for attending balls

Dear ladies and gentlemen, have you ever been to a ball? Do you know the etiquette about balls? Review with us!
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Mœurs Sociales

How to deal with awkward situations

Dear ladies and gentlemen, very often we will attend some social events, like formal dinners, cocktail parties etc. However, there are always some unforeseen circumstances that would embarrass everyone. Then what would you do to gracefully remove yourself from such embarrassments?

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Mœurs Sociales

How to choose an English name

Dear ladies and gentleman, pronouncing Chinese names can be tricky and hard for non-native speakers. Therefore, Chinese people usually decide to give themselves or their children anglicised names so it’s easier for them to integrate into Western society. However, do you know what is the best method for choosing the proper name which won’t ashamed you?
Our guide for giving a proper English name is suitable for any English-speaking country, we will use America as an example.
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Mœurs Sociales

Social manners: mistakes of Donald Trump


Dear ladies and gentlemen, social manners are critically important in diplomatic occasions. For politicians, being exposed to cameras and examined by critics are their routine. Today, we will have a special analysis of the social manners of American President: Donald Trump. How many mistakes can you recognize?

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Mœurs Sociales

The rules for online social networking

Dear ladies and gentlemen, nowadays our social activities rely more and more on internet. As we all agree that a new space of human interactions also means new etiquette rules. So, let’s review together the new rules for online social networking.

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Mœurs Sociales

How to be a genuinely polite person?


Dear ladies, gentlemen and children politeness is nothing hard to achieve. It’s just common sense, manners and making others feel appreciated. Politeness will make you be more likeable, appreciated, loved, respected, etc… Let’s have a look at 16 things that genuinely polite people possess!

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Mode Femme

How to match Valentine’s Day makeup & attire?

Dear ladies, there are few events in a year when you should look outstanding, and as you guessed, Valentine’s Day is one of them. What colours to choose? What to wear? If wearing a black dress what makeup to apply? Let’s prepare together!

Colours of Valentine’s Day


Pink represents love, but also compassion and nurturing. Red colour stands for energy, passion and action. Depending on the stage of your relationship or the way you feel you may choose appropriate colour to incorporate in your style. If your relationship is mature, pink is more appropriate. If you are fresh lovers then apply red.

Valentine’s Day style


Your dress tells about your intentions. Always a good choice is little black dress. There are many variations, you can wear e.g. one with a sweetheart neckline or a one-shoulder dress. Another option is a long evening gown, that can show-off your feminine figure. Perfect occasions are to add pretty diamond jewellery to impress your valentine.
When you are going out with a partner try to coordinate the style so you look like a perfect couple. If you look glamorous he should look as well.

Colour matching
There are many ways how you can add the finishing touch to your look. Since pink and red are Valentine’s colours we will use them as an example. Once again for the colour matching protocol, we’ll use the colour wheel.

1. Monochromatic


Monochromatic look requires to have only one colour for the entire look, but you can play with different shades of one colour. Therefore, if you are wearing a pink dress, then apply pink lipstick.


For the makeup, you can also use this principle, take one colour and apply different shades.

2. Complementary & Split complementary


To achieve complementary style, match 2 opposite colours on the colour wheel. Therefore, if you want to apply red lipstick, wear a green dress.


It’s too extravagant to apply green lipstick, but you can combine red one and green eyeshadow.


Split complementary allows you to have 3 colours and the matching rule is that you choose one colour and then take two more around the opposite.

3. Mixing the colours (makeup & clothing)
a) Using a colour from a fabric
If you are wearing a dress with some pink flowers then go ahead and apply pink lipstick. Take one colour that exist on your dress and find a makeup that can be in same colour.

b) Creating contrast with neutrals
The neutral colours are black, white, grey, brown.
Create some contrast and make your look vivid. If wearing a little black dress, put on some red or pink lipstick, also stands for other neutrals.

c) 3 colours rule
The golden rule is not to have more than 3 colours for the entire look. The only exception is when wearing some pattern like animal print, floral, etc… Pick 3 colours and match them with each other.


Dear ladies, what is your favourite principal for colour matching? Share your opinion with us!
I wish you all a lovely Valentine’s Day!

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Mode Femme

Makeup etiquette: the flawless effect!


Dear ladies, you like to look flawless to yourself and others. Do you know how to handle the makeup blunders? How much makeup you should apply according to the events you are attending? Let’s groom together!

General rules
Makeup styles come and go, but some rules are timeless!

1 Foundation

Before applying anything to your face be sure to moisturise it first. Then be sure to have a foundation that matches your skin colour. Having a face and neck in different colours is a big no-no. Also, apply it evenly all over your face. For a not glowy look apply setting powder as well.


Proper vs wrong application

2 Eyebrows
Eyebrow shape should look natural on you. They play a great part in facial expression. Avoid looking too serious or angry, and match the colour with your hair.


Different appearances with a different shape
If your eyebrows are too rare, consider making them thicker. From the photo, you can get familiar with the procedure.


Doing eyebrows – step by step

3 Lipstick
Moisturise your lips, if they are too dry there is nothing to hide. Apply the lipstick very precisely, don’t overdo it. Find the lipstick that looks good on you. For long-lasting lipstick search for matte.


Too dry lips

Choose a fitting lipstick
If you still have some doubts, please refer to our previous article on how to choose the perfect lipstick.

Makeup for different occasions
1 Natural look
This look is a daily look when you just want to enhance the beauty you already possess. You can apply it when going to work, shopping, meeting friends, etc… You may apply: foundation, concealer, loose powder, earth-toned eye shadow, mascara, lip gloss or tinted lip balm in a natural colour, blush to achieve this look.

2 Sexy look
This look gives you attractiveness and a feminine touch. Sexy look is appropriate when you are attending some night event or you go on a date. You may apply: foundation, concealer, loose powder, smokey eye shadow, mascara, eyeliner, red lipstick, blush to achieve this look.

3 Special event look
For this look, you need all the possible makeup! You should apply it when going to events like galas, dinners, weddings and other festive events. You may apply: primer, foundation, concealer, loose powder, smokey eye shadow, glitters optional, eyeliner, mascara, lipstick, blush, bronzer, eyelashes extensions, setting spray to achieve this look.

At the dining table
When dining you are sitting at the dining table not at a makeup table. Only conversation and dining should happen. If you think you should ‘powder your nose’ simply excuse yourself from the table and go to the restroom. If you are not sure if you should go and reapply some of the makeup, you may take a mirror from your bag. Keep it on your lap and skillfully check your face without letting others noticing it.

Makeup blunders
If you spotted someone with lipstick on her teeth, bleeding lips or any other makeup blunder try to subtly notice that person. You may offend that person, especially if you aren’t friends, that is why you shouldn’t do it in an intrusive way.


How to remove the lipstick from the teeth?
Once you become familiar with it, the best is to find a restroom in which you can have a look and correct your lipstick. If there are no restrooms nearby then try to slowly lick your teeth to remove the mark, don’t put your finger in your mouth in front of people!

Applying makeup in public
Do apply all your makeup at home before leaving. Avoid applying it in the car, it can be messy and dangerous while driving. If you doubt doing something in public – don’t! It is always a good manner to excuse yourself and prompt in private.

Dear Ladies, is there anything else you would like to know more about makeup etiquette? Please share with us!

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Mode Femme

How to dress sexy but not vulgar?

Dear ladies, it is the end of the year again, peak time of parties, high evening events, etc. If you want to look sexy, here is our advice to handle occasions and the faux-pas to avoid looking vulgar during those events.
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Mode Femme

How pearls lovers wear pearls

Dear ladies, do you have any pearl accessories? Pearls, as the most precious and expensive gems on earth in ancient times, are still the beloved pieces for almost everyone. Let’s review together how pearl lovers wear them with elegance!
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Mode Femme

Accessories for an elegant winter look!

Dear ladies, the winter is a perfect time to adorn your dressing style with a hat, scarf and gloves. That’s why I am sure you are thinking about these questions: How can you tie your scarf? Should you wear long or wrist length gloves? When you should take off your hat? About these and more, please follow me.
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Mode Femme

Fashion Rules for an Elegant Lady

Dear ladies, how many of you have ever wondered how to be elegant and how to behave accordingly? Let’s see how with simple fashion rules to follow you can achieve a truly elegant style.
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Mode Femme

Dress code: the meaning behind

Dear ladies and gentlemen, you may receive an invitation nowadays which read white tie, black tie or cocktail dress code required. What does that mean? What are dos and don’ts of each type? Let’s review together!

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Mode Femme

High heels: proper heels shapes

Dear ladies, when it comes to high heels, I know you have a special place in your hearts for them. We already have talked about perfect heel height, which height to have for different occasions and postures.Today, let’s talk about heel’s shape and elegance.

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Mode Femme

Colour protocol for 2018 autumn look

Dear ladies, have you ever found yourself wondering how to smoothly transition between your summer and autumn wardrobe? It’s a common problem we all face. Here’s a quick five-minute guide to how to change up your autumn wear and stay stylish throughout this season.

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Mode Homme

How to wear a pocket square

Dear Gentlemen (and curious Ladies), accessorising your outfit can upgrade your look effortlessly for any occasion. Therefore, knowing the pocket square etiquette is essential. Take out your squares and let’s learn together!
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Mode Homme

Gentlemen’s sitting and standing poses

Dear gentlemen, I am Alexey, trainer for Académie de Bernadac and in today’s article, I will teach you sitting and standing postures you should always adopt. It will give you an elegant figure, convey a confident attitude and also improve your health. Let’s see how a man should sit and stand properly.
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Mode Homme

How a gentleman chooses a tailored suit

Dear gentlemen, you are about to buy a new suit but you don’t know how to choose one that will fit your needs and your personality. In this article we will teach you all the steps to create your own suit with a tailor’s advice from Atelier Fusari.

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Mode Homme

Dress code: the meaning behind

Dear ladies and gentlemen, you may receive an invitation nowadays which read white tie, black tie or cocktail dress code required. What does that mean? What are dos and don’ts of each type? Let’s review together!

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Mode Homme

Do you have a proper hairstyle?

Dear gentlemen, our hairstyle is an important part of our first impression. It projects confidence, may give you younger appearance and also affects admiration and respect from others. How to find the one that looks most flattering on you? Please follow me to discover!

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Mode Homme

Make or break menswear look: Cufflinks


Dear gentlemen, cufflinks can be a finishing touch to top off your daily attire, regardless if it is a formal/informal social or business occasion. They should stay in tune with your sophisticated style and express who you are! With that in mind, let’s review together how, when and which cufflinks to use!

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Au quotidien

Queen vs Duchess: Who is more ladylike?

Dear ladies and gentlemen, Queen Rania and Duchess Kate are royal fashion icons. Ms Svetlana and I are having a debate which lady is more gorgeous. Finally, we can’t make a decision, therefore we are inviting you to help us! Please join us in this difficult decision.

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Au quotidien

Door etiquette: entering and exiting

Dear ladies, gentlemen and children handling a door is such a simple thing but it unlocks a lot of good things. Do you know how to approach the door in different situations and don’t lose your face? Let’s look at them so you never fail in this important social contact.
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Au quotidien

Unique home for sophisticated person

Dear ladies and gentlemen, today you may buy everything in a few clicks. But having a unique home requires more than just buying the luxurious goods. But what is that ‘more’ on your way to sophisticated uniqueness? What luxurious items will help?
Let’s have a look together!
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Au quotidien

How to be an elegant pet owner?

Dear ladies, gentlemen and children our pets are our best friends! In order to cherish that relationship, we should be well-mannered! How to elegantly walk with a pet? Can you bring your dog to a wedding? Should you separate your pet and houseguests? Let’s solve these concerns together!

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Au quotidien

Secrets for elegantly umbrella usage

Dear ladies, gentlemen and children, there is one small piece of property that we may not treat properly. It was invented in China in the 11th century BC, it was the first silk and waterproof article used by nobility and royalty. It protects us all year long. As you may guess, it’s an umbrella! Today I propose you to review together the proper umbrella etiquette.

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Art Oratoire

The art of hand gestures

Dear ladies and gentlemen, while you speak, do you also talk with your hands? Do you know why you are having these gestures? Hand gestures are also another form of communication. Let’s learn some confident and meaningful hand gestures to adopt!
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Art Oratoire

6 tips to be a great speaker

Dear ladies and gentlemen, many of you regularly ask us how to be a better speaker in public. This is an art we can all work on, to impress people. I propose you here 6 tips to increase your oral impact.

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Art Oratoire

Do you speak with lots of crutch words?

Dear ladies and gentlemen, have you ever been bothered by filler words like”em”,”um”,”ah”,etc..? In fact, when you are nervous or distracted, you would tend to lean on these fillers to collect your thoughts. And there are also cases when people use these words just because they are used to them. But once you start to overuse them, they become crutch words. Then, do you know how to eliminate these crutch words to make your speech clearer and easier to follow?

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Pose Photo

Secrets for having a red carpet photo

Dear ladies, you probably have posed so many times when taking photo, either for someone or for yourself. There are ways of posing that can make you look slimmer, more elegant and gorgeous! For having the best photo pose is not all, your shoes and facial expression have a critical role too. How to have the perfect match of those 3 elements? Take the camera and practice with us!

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Classes Ouvertes

«Royally Outstanding» Class in Shanghai on March 9 and 10!

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Mœurs Sociales

How to choose business gifts?

Ladies and gentlemen, to choose a business gift is not an easy task during the Chinese New Year, right? Let’s check the following tips that may help you choose an appropriate present in business environment.


1. Keep the goal in mind
Business gift giving is to show appreciation, to remind people of you for business, also a good chance to show gratitude to those who supported you before.


2. Respect corporate guidance
Some companies have very strict policies about what kinds of gifts their employees can receive. If you are not sure if they can accept, check with the HR department first.


3. Evaluate the cost
An extravagant gift can be embarrassing and an inexpensive gift can make you look cheap. Check both side policies about gift standard.

4. Informational due-diligences
You can know your receiver (personality, interests, hobbies, family, etc.) from your previous meetings, for example by previous project or the dialogues during business lunch.


5. Know your receiver’s expectations
You need to know the receiver’s interests, for example what kind of sports or food they like. Thus the gifts you send shall meet their valued standards. You can get help from their assistants if you don’t know them well. If you know them very well, you can send unique presents to impress them.


6. Choose specific gift
Avoid too personal or taboo gifts. Business gift is different from daily gifts, which is more office or work related. Try to avoid perfume, personal beauty products, especially to the opposite gender. Also pay special attention to religion and certain cultural meanings, like yellow rose in Europe or clock in China. You can’t be wrong with sweets, flower, wine, local specialty etc.


Red rose is not suitable in Business occasions

7. Appropriate Presentation
Wrap and display your present in a nice festive way. Meanwhile the logo is understated enough to avoid looking like blatant marketing piece. The package should also contain a wish card with your signature.


8. Be generous about group gifts
When sending group gifts, make sure there is enough for everyone. The New-year season is not the time for complaints.

9. Re-gift with caution
Traditionally re-gifting was not accepted, it’s better not to do it. But if you do it, make sure any original information is removed and the item itself couldn’t be unique. After receiving gifts from others, it’s always better to arrange another gift as well.


10. Say thank you
Don’t forget to thank the person who give you present, either oral, handwritten letters or via email. Handwritten letter in an envelope show better sincerity.

Dear all, do you have any other opinion about business gifting? Welcome to share with us!

Read More

Mode Femme

How to match Valentine’s Day makeup & attire?

Dear ladies, there are few events in a year when you should look outstanding, and as you guessed, Valentine’s Day is one of them. What colours to choose? What to wear? If wearing a black dress what makeup to apply? Let’s prepare together!

Colours of Valentine’s Day


Pink represents love, but also compassion and nurturing. Red colour stands for energy, passion and action. Depending on the stage of your relationship or the way you feel you may choose appropriate colour to incorporate in your style. If your relationship is mature, pink is more appropriate. If you are fresh lovers then apply red.

Valentine’s Day style


Your dress tells about your intentions. Always a good choice is little black dress. There are many variations, you can wear e.g. one with a sweetheart neckline or a one-shoulder dress. Another option is a long evening gown, that can show-off your feminine figure. Perfect occasions are to add pretty diamond jewellery to impress your valentine.
When you are going out with a partner try to coordinate the style so you look like a perfect couple. If you look glamorous he should look as well.

Colour matching
There are many ways how you can add the finishing touch to your look. Since pink and red are Valentine’s colours we will use them as an example. Once again for the colour matching protocol, we’ll use the colour wheel.

1. Monochromatic


Monochromatic look requires to have only one colour for the entire look, but you can play with different shades of one colour. Therefore, if you are wearing a pink dress, then apply pink lipstick.


For the makeup, you can also use this principle, take one colour and apply different shades.

2. Complementary & Split complementary


To achieve complementary style, match 2 opposite colours on the colour wheel. Therefore, if you want to apply red lipstick, wear a green dress.


It’s too extravagant to apply green lipstick, but you can combine red one and green eyeshadow.


Split complementary allows you to have 3 colours and the matching rule is that you choose one colour and then take two more around the opposite.

3. Mixing the colours (makeup & clothing)
a) Using a colour from a fabric
If you are wearing a dress with some pink flowers then go ahead and apply pink lipstick. Take one colour that exist on your dress and find a makeup that can be in same colour.

b) Creating contrast with neutrals
The neutral colours are black, white, grey, brown.
Create some contrast and make your look vivid. If wearing a little black dress, put on some red or pink lipstick, also stands for other neutrals.

c) 3 colours rule
The golden rule is not to have more than 3 colours for the entire look. The only exception is when wearing some pattern like animal print, floral, etc… Pick 3 colours and match them with each other.


Dear ladies, what is your favourite principal for colour matching? Share your opinion with us!
I wish you all a lovely Valentine’s Day!

Read More

Classes Ouvertes

Special Announcement « New Etiquette Class » !

Dear ladies and gentlemen, we are delighted to welcome our new etiquette class for adults. Over the years we have been asked by many of you to have a class with exceptional content which can be enjoyed & practised for several days. Therefore, this year we propose this 2-day program to you in order to gain deeper etiquette knowledge. Let’s discover it together!


“Royally Outstanding” Etiquette Class

The secret of living a delicate life and being outstanding with exquisite manners lies in consistent pursuit of perfection and elegance. Time passes, but elegance remains. “Royally Outstanding” is a refined program for you to discover your inner talents and be divine in every high-end event worldwide.

Class Content

Day One

The advanced table manners

The elite lunch experience (Part 1)

The modern & Elegant dress codes

The divine deportment

Day Two

Formal table plans

The elite lunch experience (Part 2)

Glamour & Photo-posing

Afternoon tea etiquette

Closing ceremony

Location & Time:
Shanghai:9-10 March
Beijing: 13-14 April
Shenzhen/Guangzhou:Spring 2019

Apply in advance
If you would like to secure your seat and register for this etiquette class
– to be notified once we release the class more in details,
– please contact us by scanning the Qr code:

Partnership Invitation
We take great pleasure in bringing these exclusive appearances to your attention and are delighted to offer you the opportunity to be part of our “Royally Outstanding” Etiquette Class. If your company is interested in being our class sponsor, please contact us:
Tel: +86 1522 1664 332 Arlene
Email: info@acdebernadac.com

Dear all, we will soon release the full class content and details here on Wechat. We hope you share our excitement about the new etiquette class and will join us soon. Are you looking forward to our exclusive class, please share with us?!

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Mode Femme

Makeup etiquette: the flawless effect!


Dear ladies, you like to look flawless to yourself and others. Do you know how to handle the makeup blunders? How much makeup you should apply according to the events you are attending? Let’s groom together!

General rules
Makeup styles come and go, but some rules are timeless!

1 Foundation

Before applying anything to your face be sure to moisturise it first. Then be sure to have a foundation that matches your skin colour. Having a face and neck in different colours is a big no-no. Also, apply it evenly all over your face. For a not glowy look apply setting powder as well.


Proper vs wrong application

2 Eyebrows
Eyebrow shape should look natural on you. They play a great part in facial expression. Avoid looking too serious or angry, and match the colour with your hair.


Different appearances with a different shape
If your eyebrows are too rare, consider making them thicker. From the photo, you can get familiar with the procedure.


Doing eyebrows – step by step

3 Lipstick
Moisturise your lips, if they are too dry there is nothing to hide. Apply the lipstick very precisely, don’t overdo it. Find the lipstick that looks good on you. For long-lasting lipstick search for matte.


Too dry lips

Choose a fitting lipstick
If you still have some doubts, please refer to our previous article on how to choose the perfect lipstick.

Makeup for different occasions
1 Natural look
This look is a daily look when you just want to enhance the beauty you already possess. You can apply it when going to work, shopping, meeting friends, etc… You may apply: foundation, concealer, loose powder, earth-toned eye shadow, mascara, lip gloss or tinted lip balm in a natural colour, blush to achieve this look.

2 Sexy look
This look gives you attractiveness and a feminine touch. Sexy look is appropriate when you are attending some night event or you go on a date. You may apply: foundation, concealer, loose powder, smokey eye shadow, mascara, eyeliner, red lipstick, blush to achieve this look.

3 Special event look
For this look, you need all the possible makeup! You should apply it when going to events like galas, dinners, weddings and other festive events. You may apply: primer, foundation, concealer, loose powder, smokey eye shadow, glitters optional, eyeliner, mascara, lipstick, blush, bronzer, eyelashes extensions, setting spray to achieve this look.

At the dining table
When dining you are sitting at the dining table not at a makeup table. Only conversation and dining should happen. If you think you should ‘powder your nose’ simply excuse yourself from the table and go to the restroom. If you are not sure if you should go and reapply some of the makeup, you may take a mirror from your bag. Keep it on your lap and skillfully check your face without letting others noticing it.

Makeup blunders
If you spotted someone with lipstick on her teeth, bleeding lips or any other makeup blunder try to subtly notice that person. You may offend that person, especially if you aren’t friends, that is why you shouldn’t do it in an intrusive way.


How to remove the lipstick from the teeth?
Once you become familiar with it, the best is to find a restroom in which you can have a look and correct your lipstick. If there are no restrooms nearby then try to slowly lick your teeth to remove the mark, don’t put your finger in your mouth in front of people!

Applying makeup in public
Do apply all your makeup at home before leaving. Avoid applying it in the car, it can be messy and dangerous while driving. If you doubt doing something in public – don’t! It is always a good manner to excuse yourself and prompt in private.

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