21 March 2014

The spring has come

Finally the most welcomed season crossed the border with Europe and came to settle down for a while, hopefully. The shops were for a while already busy with the spring & summer collections. I must say that seeing all those bright colours make me feel very well :-). I do not wear myself anything too flashy, tough I like to see the colorful vitrines and shelves packed with vivid blue, bright red, fuchsia and yellow cardigans, t-shirts, even chino trousers...

Even the famous Longchamps pliage shopper got the proper colour.


Cedric Charlier proposes the bright green skirt with a wrap decoration at the waistline. Interesting model.

My favourite satchel bags brand - the Cambridge Satchel Company proposes this lovely pink-lila satchel bag. It's been so popular that nearly all models in this colour are sold out!

The best is yet to come. 
Look at this light pink trench, by HUGO BOSS. Cascadia trench coat, make of cotton blend and polyester, is a 'must' for the coming season. HB calls this model as a figure-hugging. Believe me, with this item you will always look decent. No other accompanying expensive accessories are needed here. This investment (about 450€) will certainly bring lots of satisfaction, while wearing it during rainy, and hopefully not only, spring and summer days this year. Perhaps maybe even longer... This model is available also in beige and navy. 

It's versatility, perfect finishing and fashionable colour can make this garment one of your most beloved clothing in your wardrobe.

More HUGO BOSS here: http://store-uk.hugoboss.com/

06 January 2014

Ultimate seduction by HOSS INTROPIA

Yes, yes, yes, I heard it before. Even tried to try but... in vain. HOSS INTROPIA does not have its stores in this country. Pity, very pity indeed.
Some years ago, by coincidence, I saw some items of this brand and its fabulous collection on internet and got immediately astonished. Dazzled. Hypnotised.
Statement necklace
This brand was set up in the nineties and since then made a huge success in the world. Its philosophy rests on the concept of "intropia", a term which comes from the fusion of introspection and utopia and that means striving for a dream, a vital desire.


Knitted dress
Guipure lace dress
What I like the most is its modern and gutty style. For instance, this knitted dress (right) has a small slip at top. Together with the raglan sleeves and ribbed cuffs it can be easily worn by young ladies. And not necessarily taken as a boring office garment. This dress is made in cotton ans silk, a fantastic combination that is not only healthy for our skin but also easy to 'handle', read: wash and iron.
For the more formal occasions I'd propose this lace dress (left), accompanied by the same coloured sandals. This model is inspired by the 50's: a fitted top and flared skirt. The inner lining is in petrol, which gives a nice multi-layer, structural result.

As to the accessories, I adore the small bright clutch bags, like these ones for instance, in bright magenta or ink:














For the spring 2014 my absolute winner is this bold light outfit below:


Top - wide, round necked sweater (modal, wool & cashmere);
Pants - cotton, skinny pants, with an animal print;
Shoes - suede ankle boots, with golden contrast zip decoration;
Belt - cow leather belt, with golden metallic closing.

The best is yet to come...


A carefully selected items for the extraordinary look and fulfilling the most challenging clients - women :-), like embroidered organza coat, an original dress with unique HOSS INTROPIA print or red suede quilted jacket. It all awaits you in the e-shop! Enjoy your shopping with this fabulous brand!

17 December 2013

Christmas anno domini 2013


In a week time we will sit at the table and celebrate the most common Christian festivity - Christmas.
As far as I remember these days had always something magic, extraorinary and metaphysical. As a child I thought it was the most beautiful holiday of all. I still do, only now I know that the presents do not come from.... Pssst, better not to say. Let's keep it magic and exceptional...

On this occasion we will try to dress our best, I suppose :-) At least we should try.

COAST proposes:
The embellished halter neck detail of the ROISHA dress (left) has a deliciously opulent finish and the flared hem emphasizes the feminine neck. The cut away back Roisha dress closes with a gold toned exposed back zip.

or
the PERLA SEQUIN maxi dress (right) that harks back to stylish Hollywood glamour covered in glimmering sequins.

I follow the Claire's advice to have this time non-black Christmas outfit. Awww, it's difficult but not impossible. Let's look further on...
Alice by Temperley LONG LING dress (right), with its creme tripped dress with sequins in turqoise, is as well a very nice option against the immortal black.

Or, again, a navy blue mid-lenght party dress of Marchesa Notte (left), with shimmery lace and a black velvet belt at waist. Marchesa is well known from its bridal and eveningwear collections. When I look at the summer 2014 collection I realise that I could buy nearly all items, wow... So feminine and simply beautiful.

St Emile proposed already this summer this beautiful light pink silk dress (right) that can be perfectly worn to a Chrismas dinner or any other gala evening. Btw, this model is now on sale in Zalando.

Or,
for a change and for younger, braver public Just Cavalli proposes this multicoloured silk coctail dress (left). Why not?

So, can we make this Christmas a non-black celebration time? I guess we can. Good luck!
 

01 December 2013

Go green!

Perhaps not really natural fibres but certainly natural colours.
For many years (my sister can confirm) I really depreciated green. Never wore anything with green tint or shade (so, no khaki or bottle green). Limon was merely accepted. Otherwise - no, no and once again no!

Untill... I saw this fantastic bodycon ZARA item:
Dress: ZARA, 
necklace: Cassis, 
boots: River Island
tote bag: Maison Martin Margiela
Could not resist at all!
This figure hugging dress beautifully highlights the feminine silhouette. To recommend for girls that have X (hourglass) or cello shape.
Other proposals:
http://www.inlovewithfashion.com
http://www.austique.co.uk

07 November 2013

Dress your dress

"Look for the woman in the dress. If there is no woman, there is no dress."
Coco Chanel
 
Do you agree? I do. I mean since a few years I adore wearing dresses. I remember that when I was a teenager I loved the costumes, the so-called deux piéces: jacket accompanied by a mini skirt. Mostly a well-fitting, short jacket, single buttoned, with one or three buttons. Simple and elegant. Easy to combine with other items - t-shirt, shirt, light sweater and pumps or bootes.

Of course at that time it was far to classic and practically not feasible to wear a combo like that. Nevertheless, I kept designing and making my most desired items at home. Some pieces became the art, some were made quickly, without too much attention. The only thing that counted was to be able to wear it. I remember, once I was busy for the whole night with a flared skirt only to put it on to school next day. Crazy fashionista, lol...

The interest in fashion started very early. I designed my first blouse at the age of ten. I couldn't make it myself so asked my father to do it. I gave him instructions and followed each step, till he finally presented the item to me. So proud I was. My own design, my own model. Ever since, I do some attempts to create something different and so 'mine', with the personal touch, with the soul and this warm feeling that there's a part of me in these clothes.

Like I said before, the particular interest in dresses started a few years ago. I guess I discovered that this garment fits my figure and hides what shoud not be seen by the grand public. Funnily enough, the shift dresses I wear mostly DO cover the inconvenient ampleness and make me look like 5kgs (10lbs) less. Amazing and absolutely fantastic! Only to recommend :-)

We all should find our way to wear clothes and look the best in it. Be fashionable does not necessarily mean to wear what is currently trendy. It is about what fits us, don't you agree? Of course you do! That is why I promote the colouring consultancy, as well as the re-looking sessions. It really helps to find 'our' way to dress, it gives a personal look, something that nobody else can copy, an individual imprint...

I was experimenting for a while with the colours, shapes and trends. My figure and my preferences changed a lot in between. My age too... The last one is actually in favour with my eternal longing to the classic garments, such as suits, shift or vintage dresses, white blouse under the classic woolen black jacket accompanied by the carrot-line trousers and pumps with a long nose for instance.

Nowadays, the first thing I look for in the boutique are... dresses. Mainly shift or bodycon, midi lenght, office-to-wear, preferably linnend and easy to iron. If possible from natural fibers but a bit of elasthan or even lycra is advisable. Otherwise a long garment, such as a dress, does not wear well during long hours; especially when we stay sitted for the majority of the day.
 


20 October 2013

Purple rain...

So, this is it. I decided to refresh my wardrobe by some new pieces. This time in... purple, wow!
Purple (also: plum, violet, lilac, lavender, mauve, periwinkle, purpure, modena) is not an easy colour. It goes well for the autumn people, maybe in the light version for spring. Otherwise, it is advisable to ask the colour consultant if this tint can go with your carnation.

I decided to give it a try and got this nice silk-cotton sweater of ZARA. Ok, it's a very nice item. I loved it since I saw it on the racks in the store. I had no coordinated bottom though. And, believe me, it is a very sublime colour.

Since I couldn't find anything that would suit this top I decided to... make it myself. I went then to the shop with fabrics and chose two tissues. OMG, I always get crazy whenever I visit this shop; the choice is overwhelming, no imagination can embrace it, I could buy at least a dozen of fabrics and patterns that they also sell. I'll make two beautifully distinct skirts. Why so distinct? I design them, upon my own style, my preferences, figure constraints and... my sewing skills :-)

Fabrics for skirt in the purple tone



Issa
Let's see what other brands offer:
La Redoute
 
Elegance.be