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 //
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2. Dress // Luisa Beccaria Ruffled-front and pleated chiffon dress //
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3. Boots // Stash-51S Black Back Lace Up Peep Toe Suede Booties //
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4. Bag // Izoa Charlotte Black Hardcase Clutch //
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5. Earrings // Saint Laurent triangle clip-on earrings //
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6. Top // Alexis White Michelle Ruffle Top //
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7. Jeans // Levi’S Girls Skinny Jean //
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8. Cape // Vilshenko Black Wool Floral Embroidered Erin Cape //
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9. Boots // Mm6 Maison Martin Margiela Metallic Leather Chunky-Heel Bootie //
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10. Bag // Pre-Owned Fendi Multicolor 2Jours Handbag Leather Petite //
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11. Choker // Messika Swan Diamond Necklace //
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Photos – courtesy of Polyvore.com

Spring Summer 2016 // Trends // Wide Leg Pants

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

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 🙂

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!

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Wondering the streets of the city, she found beauty in structure and shape.
She felt the diversity of grey shades and explored.
The common felt magnificent in the presence of gold.
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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.

Trends // Spring Summer // 2015

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This season is all about the bohemian, laid-back and so-chic look of the 70’s, coming to life again.  Floral prints, boho dresses, high-waist flair jeans, oversized glasses, as seen at  Chalayan, platforms and hand-bags. Add some camel suede pieces, as seen at Chloe, mix hippie dresses with a dark denim jacket and combine them with a fringe bag or gladiator sandals and you’ll hit the jackpot! The festival look is inspirational this summer.

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Ever felt like getting tired of the crazy colours running around almost every summer ? This is your time to celebrate the monochromatic revolution, that’s so calm, serene and pleasing for the eyes. And to take your style-manifesto one level up, forget about all the other options and invest in white pieces from head to toe. Simple, stylish and elegant, all white will get you anywhere this spring!black and white  copy
The classical duet of black and white is still dominant in the chromatics of the spring fashion shows. Whether you go for floral prints, as seen at Carolina Herrera, big bold graphics as in  Balmain or Alexander McQueen shows, or maybe mix florals and stripes as Diane von Furstenberg did with so much grace, you can never go wrong with this combination. If you feel minimalistic, just pick a white shirt and some black cigarette pants, and you’ll still be so in.
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Yes, we love them for the dynamic feeling and the amazing way they uncover the body when moving! Fringes are back and are here to stay, so invest in one piece that will make you shine, wether it’s a suede camel bag with retro look, or a voluminous skirt, as seen at Burnello Cucinelli.  If you feel a little more adventurous, choose a statement piece, like those exposed by Costume National or Gareth Pugh. A fringe poncho would also make a good choice, so feel free to be  yourself, while wearing the fringe.

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Here is something new to make you think about summer shopping. The gladiator sandals were seen all over the runways this season, and they make a good option for the 70’s look that’s so in right now. Wear them with hippie floral dresses for a boho look, like in the Alberta Ferretti show, combined with a white shirtdress as proposed by Boss,  or in your own eclectic mix. Either way, we have a winner!

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The loose, sweet jumpsuit reminding us of innocent childhood is a fresh item for the season. Let your imagination explore different styling moods and instances – go from oversized sporty jumpsuits to chic, clean versions, as seen in Comme des Garcons show or Elizabeth and James, or try the feminine, elegant interpretations, proposed by Escada or Guy Laroche.

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The influence of the 90’s is still manifesting strong this summer, so the masculine-inspired suit is still a great choice to expose your style. You have countless shows to get inspiration from, and as many variations on this subject. Weather you go for an oversized masculine vest, as seen at Acne Studios and 3.1 Phillip Lim, smooth and shiny colours and textures for your deux-piece, as seen at Antonio Berardi or you just go for the laid-back Chanel look, where sneakers are a must, the masculine suit is definitely in. A good choice for this summer is to choose a suit with shorts and blazer, and make it sporty, shiny or flower-power.

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Brand new and so addictive, the netting look is making a statement this season. Transparent skirt and dresses are being covered with symmetrical stripes of material that reminds us of the nets on the sports field, as seen in Francesco Scognamiglio, Custo Barcelona and Balmain. If that’s a little too much, go the Balenciaga way – expose just a small part of your body, and let only some fine nets cover it. You’ll be rockin’!

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Here they are, along with the other retro influences – the new jeans. If you got tired of your old boyfriend jeans, here is something to try out: flair cuts, light edging on dark blue jeans and jackets, high-waist for both long and short pants, even skirts. Yes, it’s all about the 70’s jeans, so here is a good hint for your spring wardrobe. You have countless combinations to play with and you can easily integrate a jeans jacket in many looks of the moment – just see how beautiful it looks with a floral-printed dress, for a boho look, or mixed with a shinny dress and sneakers – the Burberry way.

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Mostly dominating the Couture scene for this season, the soft shine, wet-look is still one of the most popular choices for many designers. A touch of shimmer is all you need to shine this spring, and if you’re bold enough, you can mix it with sneakers, for a a cool look, as seen at Brunello Cucinelli. Otherwise, Escada makes a great example of how to shine with grace during the day, with the right choice of materials.

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As it’s still a newcomer, the sporty-inspired look is expanding this season. If you haven’t bought a pair of sneakers so far, there is no better time to do so, you will wear them aaall summer-long! We love the laid-back attitude a pair of sneakers adds to every outfit, and, mixed with a deux-piece or floral feminine dress during the day, they are such a cool statement of style and freedom. Also, keep in mind the bomber jacket, it makes a good investment to spice up your style for spring.

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Last but definitely not least, the summer to come speaks the seductive, feminine look of transparence. Now is the time to invest in clothing that show some skin, or that barely cover it with a smooth touch of veil. Anne Demeulemeester makes a great statement of to how wear this trend, while Blumarine and Francesco Scognamiglio enchant us with fairy-tale etherical dresses, with amazing floral applications on translucent veils. Either way, while going transparent, don’t forget to invest in some good-quality invisible lingerie 🙂

born anew

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Feeling fresh at the starting of the year, feeling free and curious.
Spring is around the corner.
What is spring?
Spring is blossoming.
Spring is enjoyment.
Spring is fun.
Spring is revival.
Enjoy and explore!

free fall(ing)

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Let this season be all about feeling good and having fun in the most detached manner! Forget about worries, limits and no-no’s, kiss drama good-bye and expand till it hurts…  after all, who knows what this fall might bring?

#lookingforfreedom #playingaround #letitbe #enjoytheride #reachfortheheights

Fall trends preview // 14.15

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Chiar daca saptamanile modei sunt inca in desfasurare, nu ma pot abtine sa nu fac o scurta trecere in revista a trendurilor si a tendintelor care mi-au atras atentia pana acum. Asa ca mai jos gasesti un scurt raport al tendintelor pentru sezonul toamna-iarna 2015   //

While the fashion weeks are still unfolding right now as we speak, I couldn’t help myself making a brief review of the trends and tendencies I have noticed so far. So, here is a quick report on the trends that caught my eye in the past few weeks.

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Confort la superlativ si haine in care, nu numai ca arati, dar, mai ales, te simti bine. Ce altceva iti mai poti dori pentru o iarna ca in povesti? Sezonul ce urmeaza vorbeste despre haine cu atitudine, care in plus iti rasfata simturile prin texturile calde, specifice tricotajelor. Imi place look-ul crosetat, din cap pana in picioare. Il gasim la Chanel, Hermes, Marc Jacobs,  Yohji Yamamoto si multi altii. Kenzo aduce o perspectiva curajoasa si combina piese masive din tricotaj cu aplicatii metalice si luciri metalizate. Nu-i asa ca arata bine?

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Feelings of comfort, smoothness and warmth on your skin. What more can you wish for a delightful winter? This season is all about about being comfy and fashionable at the same time! I love the knitted pieces, from head to toe. Spoted at Chanel, Hermes, Marc Jacobs, Yohji Yamamoto and more. Kenzo takes it all to another level, combining chunky knit fibres with gloss and glitter. How cool is that? 🙂

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Un alt trend puternic, care a inceput sa se contureze inca de anul trecut, este cel al influentelor sport. Fie ca te rezumi la cateva accente, alegand o jacheta oversize sau o parka, sau fie ca alegi un look atletic din cap pana in picioare, inspirat din diverse scene (tennis, jogging,etc), nu uita ca granita dintre casual si sport este din ce in ce mai greu de definit. Nu doar siluetele, dar si materialele precum polarul sunt importate in zona fashion. Anul ce urmeaza, vorbim despre miscare si relaxare! Iar stilul nostru de viata sanatos, dinamic si cat se poate de constient se reflecta in felul in care ne imbracam.

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Another massive trend, which  began to develop since last year, is the sportswear influence seen all over. Weather we’re resuming it all to some parkas and oversized jackets with sporty influences, or weather we go sporty from head to toe, with inspiration from different scenes (tennis, jogging, etc), the border between casual and sport seems to melt more and more.  Not only the silhouettes, but also the materials, like polar wool, are  being imported into the fashion scene. This year, we talk about fun and leisure! And our healthy, dynamic and aware lifestyle is reflected in the relaxed way we dress.

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Da, totul straluceste peste tot! Imi plac accentele metalice aplicate pe materiale asa de variate si in combinatii asa de inspirate! Poti opta pentru un look metalic total, ca in prezentarea Mary Katranzou, Vladimir Yudashkin sau Iris van Herpen, sau poti alege o combinatie cat se poate de actuala, precum cea propusa de Veronique Branquihuino: fusta fluida, cu textura lucioasa, alaturi de un sweater pufos. In orice caz, sclipirile si stralucirile sunt pe val sezonul ce urmeaza!

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Yes, everything is glowing everywhere!I love the shinny accents on top of so many different materials and in so many inspired combinations. You can go metallic all the way, like Mary Katranzou, Vladimir Yudashkin or Iris van Herpen proposed, or make the so-in combination of shiny skirt and chunky woollen sweaters, as seen at Veronique Branquihuino. Either way, the shine and sparkle is the way to go this coming season!

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Indiferent de stil sau preferinte, tine cont de un trend cu impact major in ultimele sezoane, care sa manifesta in continuare: focusul pe textura! Cata vreme culoarea a pierdut teren in ultimul timp, sau cel putin importanta i-a fost redusa semnificativ (si aici ma refer la duetul alb-negru care populeaza podiumurile), textura e vedeta! Asa ca daca vrei sa fii pe val, tine minte: investeste in texturi bogate, interesante, si nu vei da gres! Uita de regulile invatate pana acum si indrazneste sa faci combinatii puternice ale unor materiale uni, care cuceresc insa prin aplicatii 3D sau patternuri in relief.

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No matter your style and preferences, there is one big trend ascending in the past few years, that has made a huge impact in this season as well: the focus on texture! While colour has lost ground in the last seasons, or gained a minimalist importance as seen in the black and white creations, the texture is the star right now! So if you want to keep it up and keep it fashion, mind this: invest in rich, beautiful textures and you will definitely not fail! Forget the rules you learned so far and make bold combinations of plain materials with interesting textures and  floral or geometric patterns. You might as well hit the score!

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Continuand pe aceeasi idee, combinatiile jucause de tot felul sunt apreciate! Un outfit cu aspect patchwork, sau unul care stratifica diferite culori si texturi sunt asii castigatori ai sezonului. Nu-ti fie frica sa combini mai multe piese intr-unul singur, tinand cont de acelasi sfat: texturile bogate se inteleg bine cu printuri sau bijuterii aplicate direct pe material, chiar daca vei avea o senzatie ciudata la inceput. Poti incepe prin a alege o tema generala sau  o culoare de baza, pentru a pastra unitatea compozitiei. Orice ai alege insa, nu uita sa te simti bine  facand asta in joaca, cu inspiratia la purtator!

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Taking it a step further, crazy combination of all kinds are in the spotlight! Interesting patchwork looks, combing layers of different textures and colours, are one of the power-looks this season. Don’t be afraid to dare and merge different pieces into one, following the same previous advice: rich, heavy textures go along with prints or jewellery applied on materials, even if it may feel strange in the beginning. You can start by choosing a theme or a color to relate to, so that you keep the unity of the composition. Whatever you choose, don’t forget to enjoy your play!

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Chiar daca sezonul ce urmeaza nu pune neaparat accentul pe culoare, in mod sigur aduce o noua perspectiva asupra lor! De exemplu, pastelurile sunt la mare cautare si aduc feminitate creatiilor minimaliste cu aer retro. Apoi, te poti delecta cu o cascada de nuante, cum sunt cele propuse de paletele ombre, ceea ce face ca aspectul tau final sa fie unul fluid. Dinamic si feminin, degrade-ul arata impecabil pe aproape orice piesa. Inspira-te din prezentarile Elie Saab, Marc Jacobs and Alberta Ferreti.

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This season may be not all about the colors, but it surely brings a different approach on them! For example, pastels are scoring high, bringing light and femininity to minimalistic creations this winter. Then, you have the deep and suave tones of ombre combination, that makes it all  flow! This amazingly color scheme is both dynamic and feminine, and looks great on almost anything. Get inspiration from Elie Saab, Marc Jacobs and Alberta Ferreti.

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Nu in ultimul rand, hai sa vorbim si despre forma. Liniile rotunde sunt vedetele sezonului, deci putem apreica o adevarata schimbare de croi si volumetrie, sustinuta de ultimele sezoane. Poti alege din modelele cu aer retro, umerii rotunjiti, manecile raglan sau capele sunt printre cele mai cautate croieli pentru toamna ce urmeaza. Daca nu ai facut-o inca, investeste intr-o piesa feminina, cu taieturi pe rotund si bucura-te de confortul cu care vin la pachet.

Last but not least, let’s talk about shape. The round shape is really trending, as seen in the major change about volumes of the last years. Yes, the round-shaped shoulders, raglan sleeves and capes are the lead in terms of shape and form. If you haven’t already, invest in one of this beautiful feminine pieces and enjoy the comfort of the curves covering your shoulders.

bonjour, soleil!

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