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  • The Art Of Living

    Savoir Vivre


    What Does Savoir – Vivre mean?

    The French origins of the term savoir-vivre literally mean to know how to live. It’s the ability to live life well and with intelligent enjoyment, meeting every situation with poise, elegance, good manners and respect of social etiquette.

    Manners and savoir-vivre reflect character: savoir-vivre is not just a way of doing, it is a way of being. It can mean the difference between success and failure in many aspects of life.


    The program

    Transitioning from Tween to Teen and then blossoming into a beautiful young woman can be a challenging experience for both parents and children. We would like to be the bridge whilst parents’ guide their beautiful young girl towards a  classy, confident, independent  and refined young woman that pride herself in her own uniqueness. We thoroughly believe that No one achieves great things by following the crowd and a genuine, high valued woman holds herself and thinks of herself highly regardless of life circumstances, and despite what other people may think of her.

    A classy woman also knows that aiming for perfection is pointless because there is so much perfection in imperfection. Moreover, because of these attributes, a classy woman can handle all social situations and conversation with confidence.

    We also believe that a very important part of a sophisticated lady’s life is traveling and we would like our girls to know how to conduct themselves in a diverse world with a multitude of cultures

    This is a 5 day program covers the following topics:

    • International Etiquette and Protocol (covering 10 Countries)
    • Table etiquette,
    • business Etiquette
    • personal branding,
    • personal presentation,
    • verbal and non-verbal communication
    • the essence of a lady.

    Day 1: International etiquette and protocol

    The traditions, evolution and present usage in the European “Art of dining”

    How to be a good host and a good guest,

    Table manners (French, European & English style)

    Understandformal table settings and styles

    Refining your knowledge of cutlery

    Types and styles of invitations, Dress codes for formal and informal occasions

    Traditions and history of English tea and three other European cultures

    Do’s and Don’ts of giving gifts and flowers

    Day 2: Communication

    Verbal and non-verbal communication

    Precedence and conversation at social events as well as small talk

    Business Etiquette

    Day 3: Personal Branding and Grooming

    What is your personal brand and why is it important to identify your authentic self?

    Skin-care rituals (am/pm)

    Make-up application

    Face shape analysis

    Hairstyle, and hair care

    Rules for a perfect posture

    This session covers personal branding and grooming practices. Charlene will spend time teaching your girls important self-care rituals and practices. From make-up application to grooming practices. Charlene will also put together a list of make-up and grooming products based on your child’s individual needs.

    Day 4: Personal Presentation

    • Colour and Style consultation
    • Identify her unique style
    • Identify the best colours for her complexion
    • Correct styles for her body shape
    • Art of Illusion dressing
    • Accessorising 
    • how to dress for the theatre
    • how to pack for stylish travel.

    On the 4th day each girl should take photos of items in her wardrobe and bring the photos to class, using her own clothes as a starting point, we will discuss styles unique to her own style personality body type and colour palette and discuss how to adapt her current wardrobe to fit that style. Charlene will create wardrobe goals for each girl, teaching them capsule planning and how to create different looks with a minimum budget.

    Day 5: The essence of a lady

    How to become truly confident

    23 Characteristics of a classy lady

    Social media do’s and dont’s

    To keep:

    Each girl will receive a  Savior Vivre: The art of fine living textbook as well as a personal “lookbook” with her unique colour chart, clothing styles that suit her best, correct hairstyles and accessory choices for her face shape as well as a mini make up kit and skincare journal.


    R 1500 pp we do not take classes larger than 12 girls at a time.


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