Fall Trends #19 // Bold Shoulders

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Big, voluminous shoulders are very popular choices this season. Seen everywhere on the runway, from Rick Owens to Simone Rocha, the ‘inverted triangle’ silhouette trend makes a power statement, in various scenarios.
For a chic but simple approach, easy to style and wear everyday, the coat with an edgy, structured shoulder cut, as seen in Saint Laurent, works wonders in almost any wardrobe. If you feel a little more daring or you want to make a fierce style statement, go for the more dramatic, impressive tailoring around the shoulder, as seen at Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs and Isabel Marant.

Wearing Renaissance // Fall RTW 2016

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Having been lately to all sorts of events hosted in classical buildings with detailed architecture, seeing a few movies on theme and, last but not least, watching the fall collections, really got me in the mood for some serious classical interventions.

So I put together a couple of outfits around some of my favorite pieces of the season – like the Renaissance long ruffled dress, the off the schoulder ruffle white top and the embroidered cape. The military jacket is also back on spot, but this is a different topic I’ll approach in a new article soon.

Read also: Fall Trends // Renaissance 

What I love? Black embroidered velvet mixed with shiny boots, ruffles and tight jeans, pairing the military jacket with the pleated dress. Geometric graphics also play along well.

How do you feel about the new inspiration this season?

Enjoy and Explore!

Read also: Fall trends // Velvet
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1. Jacket // Polo Ralph Lauren Wool-Cotton Jacket //
1.190 RON // STYLEBOP.COM
2. Dress // Luisa Beccaria Ruffled-front and pleated chiffon dress //
10.825 RON // MATCHESFASHION.COM
3. Boots // Stash-51S Black Back Lace Up Peep Toe Suede Booties //
97 RON // TRAFFICSHOE.COM
4. Bag // Izoa Charlotte Black Hardcase Clutch //
270 RON // LOOKSHOP.CA
5. Earrings // Saint Laurent triangle clip-on earrings //
1.890 RON // FARFETCH.COM
6. Top // Alexis White Michelle Ruffle Top //
1.680 RON // MODAOPERANDI.COM
7. Jeans // Levi’S Girls Skinny Jean //
175 RON // 205 RON VERY.CO.UK
8. Cape // Vilshenko Black Wool Floral Embroidered Erin Cape //
5.850 RON // AVENUE32.COM
9. Boots // Mm6 Maison Martin Margiela Metallic Leather Chunky-Heel Bootie //
2.185 RON // NEIMANMARCUS.COM
10. Bag // Pre-Owned Fendi Multicolor 2Jours Handbag Leather Petite //
4.045 RON // PORTERO.COM
11. Choker // Messika Swan Diamond Necklace //
3.071.830 RON // MODAOPERANDI.COM
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Photos – courtesy of Polyvore.com

The Muse // Loulou de la Falaise, the free-spirited bohemian

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Loulou de la Falaise in Yves Saint Laurent for Vogue, 1970.

A powerful spirit and a dazzling and sparkling personality, no wonder Loulou was baptised in parfume instead of holy water! (Shocking, by Schiaparelli, to be more accurate) Weather a myth or not, it doesn’t even matter. The legacy she left in terms of style and styling, and her feminine-chic touch of inspiration, made her not only Saint Laurent’s muse but also an eternal symbol of fresh spirit and playful creativity.
Read also: Born Anew 
With an eccentric model as a mother and a royal french figure as a father, Loulou’s life took an unexpected turn at a young age, when her parents divorced and she and her brother were sent to foster care. Her attempts to follow the norms where doomed to failure due to her rebellious nature, so she got expelled for several times until getting into the fashion world, where she could finally find the means to express her creative and powerful personality. It was alongside Yves Saint Laurent that she shined to the fullest. A friend and co-worker for him but also a constant inspiration, Loulou was the first woman in history to actually get a paid job as a Muse, in the early 70s’. For more than three decades, she designed jewelry and hats for Yves Saint Laurent, and the latter period brought her in the position of designing her own clothes.
Read also: Trends // Spring Summer 2015 

Photo credit: Jean Baptise Mondino
Photo credit: Jean Baptise Mondino

Her eclectic style and atipical approach left a strong trace in the development of fashion, and many elements she made famous back then are actually still cool today, like the turbans and colourful scarfs wrapped around the head. At her wedding with Thadée Klossowski de Rola in 1977, she wore a bohemian enssemble, representing a 16th century suit with harem pants and a large turban, designed  by Yves Saint Laurent, Rive Gauche.

What was she famous for?
Loulou was a rebel, free-spirited and naturally charming, developing a unique bohemian deLuxe look, combining elements from the Anglo-Irish aristocracy and the eternal chic of Parisian woman. She was the first Muse to actually own her job with this entitlement, a designer of clothes, hats and jewellry, a close friend of Yves Saint Laurent. Loulou de la Falaise is famous for her untamed spirit expressed with a lot of fantasy details and a specific sense of humor.

What was her style?
Her unique style included many colourful material, rich prints and heavy accesorising. Her style was joyful, happy, full of life, exploring cultures and materials, and integrating the boheme elements of the gypsy style and Irish aristocracy in a fresh, city version, with a touch of feminine chic.

The signature look.
Wearing many scarfs on her head in a turban-knot was one of her signature looks, that has kept it detached cool look until today. Combining statement jewelry in courageous looks. Short hair and a deep smile.

More about Loulou de la Falaise, within the pages of this book, released last year in her memory.
Read also: Retro Pink 

Loulou for www.elle.fr
Loulou for http://www.elle.fr
Loulou on her wedding day to Klossowski in Paris, june 1977. Photo credit:  Guy Marineau
Loulou on her wedding day to Klossowski in Paris, june 1977.
Photo credit: Guy Marineau
Photo credit: Pascal Chevallier
Photo credit: Pascal Chevallier
Loulou de la Falaise and Yves Saint Lurent.  Photo credit: Photobucket
Loulou de la Falaise and Yves Saint Lurent.
Photo credit: Photobucket

 Source: elle.fr, vogue.co.uk, vigilanteliving.com, wickipedia.org, theguardian.com, amazon.com, wmagazine.com

summerish

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Today, play light and sassy, for some stylish summer scenes featuring retro city chic inspiration and a touch of humour.
Weather u go to work or you take a walk on the wild side, weather you take your kids from school or just lunch out, bring on your full radiance and experiment with fun items. The 70’s are rocking the boat again, so that’s a good starting point to get inspired. Colours, prints, a drop of boho-hippie-chic for the romantic ones, whilst some patterns in bold colours with geometric figures and chunky bracelets will get the attention of the adventurous.

Upgrade la designul interior

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Se spune ca ce-i frumos si lui Dumnezeu ii place.

 

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Doar ca ultimele creatii si tendinte in designul interior depasesc granita “frumosului” si ne aduc usor in sfera “ineditului, “fascinantului” si mai ales in fata unor reale provocari. Si asta pentru ca ele vizeaza , in mod absolut direct, imaginatia si propriul nostru simt estetic.

Dintotdeauna, piesele care ne mobileaza spatiile de locuit, fie ca sunt case, birouri sau gradini, au venit la pachet cu un sens absolut intrinsec si evident. Astfel, daca merg sa imi cumpar o masa, sunt putine sanse ca respectiva achizitie sa ajunga in dormitor pe post de dulap. Argumentele sunt inutile * wink*

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Totusi, multe dintre creatile recente ale designerilor surpind si intriga. Iar asta pentru ca nu vin cu instructiuni de folosire. Sunt lipsite de orice forma de conditionare. Sunt punctul de plecare a multiple posibilitati de expresie. Ele exista pentru ca TU sa le integrezi, tu sa le dai viata, sens si utlitate. Ceea ce face ca individul sa devina un co-creator al spatiului, nu doar prin imbinare de elemente, ci chiar prin participarea directa la actul creatiei.

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Iar exemplele sunt numeroase. Corpuri joase care pot fi masute de cafea, taburet sau pouf. Corpuri modulare care pot fi canapele, suport pentru TV sau chiar, asamblate vertical, un perete despartitor. Corpuri luminoase cu fome geometrice care pot fi un accesoriu decorativ in gradina sau o masuta de cafea in living. Alegerea iti apartine si este strict legata de propriul grad de conditionare *wink*

In plus, materialele potrivite oriunde, rezistente si putin pretentioase au devenit din vis o realiate. Polietilena si alte combinatii pe baza de plastic, tratat pentru a rezista eroic intemperiilor sau radiatiilor solare, vin in intampinarea unor piese care frapeaza prin libertatea de a fi.