25 June 2014

SIMPLE mind cd.

I remain astonished when looking at the SIMPLE CP collections.
Any time I go back to Poland I have to visit one of its boutiques. I SIMPLy have to :-)

The flagship items you in find in the DRESS PARTY title. Of course, why not, plus I'm a very dedicated PARTY madame.
So, what can we find for this season in the above mentioned collection?

Here's the silk skirt with a box-pleat and two decorative zips in the front. On the website the colour is described as a navy blue but I'd say it is a cobalt blue. The most flashy colour this year.
In the same tone there's another skirt to recommend.
A mid-length lace skirt with a zip in the back.
You can combine it with a plain silk of light jersey shirt. Il looks good as well with the leather jacket. I myself wear it with a simple cardigan.

What else can we find in this collection? Apart from the DRESS PARTY, SIMPLE offers also an OFFICE collection.
OFFICE, as the title indicates, is dedicated to be worn to the office, as a workwear :-). It doesn't have to be boring though. Let's look at this magnifique dress in a very vivid red.


This fitted dress has side pockets and a decorative belt. Very good thing to cover the after-lunch swollen belly. Made of cotton and polyamide blend it is a perfect item for the summer. These fibers have a very good impact on our skin. Nothing better than this.


The other option could be the typical office outfit, composed of a cotton skirt with yips on the sides in the nude colour and a simple white shirt. This stylisation is accompanied by a nude colour patent leather pumps and a xl-size black pochette.
All this is available in the e-shop of SIMPLE CP.

Welcome and happy shopping!

12 May 2014

Blue... or not to blue ;-)


Since some time already I remain faithful to the blue colour. Blue this year though is bright, vivid, resembles the Mediterranean or the azure waters of the coast of Mozambique ... hmmm ...
So we can choose between different shades of blue, ranging from very pale, almost transparent Alice blue, light blue, through the sky blue, up to the somber Prussian blue to or ultramarine.
Since I am a Spring as to my colour type I shall rather go for all what is lighter than a typical blue, blue. For instance Alice blue that is in fact a pale tint of azure.

As an example this French Connection REIGN BLOCK fitted dress (on the left). If this looks a bit too cold as a tint so in balance one can choose a warmer shade, for instance Celeste blue, more known as cyan or turquoise (on the right).

For brunettes I would propose the steel tints, such as glaucous (from the Latin glaucus, meaning "bluish-grey or green" or the UCLA blue, dark azure color used in association with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). A rather deep sky blue that is accompanied by a sun gold. Personally I do not see any connotation with gold but the definitions is clear on that so I don't argue :-)

Fans of more vivid and juicy shades I do not have convince to the cobalt blue or blue royal. This season I decided to experiment a bit on this and purchased the RAQUELA dress in a deep cobalt, which I wore accompanied with a white cotton jacket.

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.