Summer 2018 // Trends // Start Wearing Purple

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¬†There’s something really special about this hue, that was recently crowned ‘Color of the Year’ by Pantone Institute. This year, we have shades of purple everywhere, from bold hair tones to monochrome total plum looks.

Going darker in winter months and a bit lighter in summer, purple is here to stay all year round. Probably the most dramatic and expressive outfit is one daring monochrome look, but purple looks lovely in details also.

Purple makes a great match with yellow shades and if you want don’t want to stand out this much, some spots of plum and green or mustard accessories will also look pretty chic on a dark background- black-dress-of-your-choice.
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Spring Summer 2016 // Trends // Wide Leg Pants

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Happy amazing New Year all you magical creatures and lovers of the arts ūüôā

As the days of the new year slowly begin to unfold, I believe it is time for some short news regarding¬†the season to come. In other words, let’s take a look at the spring-summer fashion and see what surprises are in store and which direction are we heading. Style-wise.

So, what’s new? Well, the shape of the pants is changing. Yes, you heard me well. The skinny jeans we got so used to, the stretch leggings and jeggings are slowly stepping aside to make room for a presence much more lighter, more loose, cooler, more relaxed: the wide leg pants. ¬†Not only there is such a wide variety of models to choose from, but also they came along with some huge advantages. No matter your shape and size, you will have never looked thiner and taller ūüôā

So, if you feel like experimenting (and I sure hope you do *wink*), see how you feel in a pair of these and how they can boost your everyday style.

#Enjoy & #Explore!

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.
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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.
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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

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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.