Olivia Palermo and Aquazzura capsule collection

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Olivia Palermo has teamed up with Aquazzura to design a capsule collection that serves as a ‘survival pack’ for every occasion in a woman’s life.  Now, we all know Olivia but maybe not all of us had the pleasure to see Aquazzura collections before.  So, Aquazzura is founded by Edgardo Osorio,  and it is adored for its elegant and glamorous single-sole heels.  Crafted on the outskirts of Florence from the softest leathers and cashmere suede, these flawless designs feature additional cushioning and are proportioned for maximum comfort.

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For her capsule collection with Aquazzura, Olivia Palermo looked to designer Edgardo Osorio’s archives and her own wardrobe – a vintage Victorian necklace is the inspiration behind these crystal-embellished sandals. Made in Italy from soft suede, this elegant pair is finished with the brand’s much-loved cushioned insoles. Style yours with a pristine white dress.
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These ‘cashmere’ suede pumps have sheer mesh panels and a lightly cushioned insole – they’ll work for the office or post-six cocktails. Style yours with a voluminous coat and skinny jeans.

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Curved cutouts flatter the foot, while lace-up ties and light cushioning ensure a confident stride. Wear yours from day to dinner with a sharp jacket and mini skirt. 
462813_in_ppOlivia Palermo’s capsule line for Aquazzura is a collection of shoes every woman needs in her closet. These high-shine mirrored-leather sandals have thin crisscross straps and a lightly cushioned insole. Wear them with a simple top and mini skirt.
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As timeless as they are chic, these olive ankle boots are constructed from the brand’s signature ‘cashmere’ suede and finished with a softly pointed toe. Wear them with everything from high hemlines to skinny jeans.

Some of the them are already Sold Out!
This  capsule collection is sold online exclusive on net-a-porter.com.

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Men, autumn is coming!

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From an email that I received from Casa Frumoasa, the most representative multi-brand store for luxury men’s clothing, I found out what this new season brings special for our men.

Scabal FW 14 15

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Scabal collection for autumn-winter 2014-2015 begins with a completely new approach on suits and jackets cut, maintaining the highest standard of quality fabrics. New Creative Director of  Scabal- Detlev Diehm carefully studied human shoulder function and came up with a new line, which he describes as “an eminently elegant look, relaxed in his own way, using an unobtrusive fashion architecture”.

The single row of buttons style and two side vents remains the most popular, although there is a noticeable increase in the acceptance of the two rows of buttons option, which were constantly sought by connoisseurs in tailoring.
Color is a significant attribute of the new collections, often found in weekend pants and jackets, knitwear and leather accessories. As Scabal accustomed us, everything is coordinated in a full of attention and elegance manner.
Salvatore Ferragamo Men FW 14 15

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For the Salvatore Ferragamo collection of  this season, Massimiliano Giornetti explores tactile sensuality of materials and organic quality of color, working on the idea that ​​the purity of tailoring has to stand out and is essential for intrinsic fabric.
The silhouette is accurate and clear, the color palette is organic with unexpected intrusions: beige, cream, sesame, caramel, rust and sage notes contrasting with shades of blue, from Dutch blue  to “midnight blue.”

Loro Piana FW 2014 15

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Loro Piana Italian brand, the most famous producer of cashmere around the world, renowned for rare fibers obtained from Vicuña animal species or lotus flowers, proposed for the new season a variety of colors. The combination of classic and sporty style is found in certain sections of this season, whether it comes from the best cashmere and silk scarves, suede gloves or Japanese silk or cotton shirts.

Santoni Men FW 14 15

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Man style presented by Santoni for autumn-winter 2014-2015 collection is a journey through time. Santoni collection for autumn-winter 2014-2015 projections create real and fictional characters which results in a contemporary style enhanced by the power of a shared imagination of the aesthetic.
Santoni male collection for autumn-winter 2014-2015 collection is complemented by two capsule collections. The first has  a black urban style that borrows technological developments of neoprene combined with calf leather and precise cut  military boots . As a natural consequence Active Santoni comes  with  the Clean model  reinterpreting a rubber material with or without associated with neoprene and more accurate options in white, black and gray depicting the real essence of a sports shoe.

Jacob Cohen FW2014 15

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Jacob Cohen begins by choosing to campaign for autumn-winter 2014-2015 as  “journey to experience life” .
“The same goes for denim’s journey as it is one of the oldest fabrics and fashion term, given that records of its existence can still be found even in the fifteenth century; not to mention Indigo coloring technique that originated in Asia now more than 4,000 years. While establishing  the fall / winter 2014-2015 campaign, Jacob Cohen decided to continue his photographic journey in search of the deepest emotions, seeking the unusual, and driven by the desire to offer something truly authentic, unique and magical”

They made me curious!

 

 

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Normcore

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When I first heard of the new trend in fashion ” normcore ”  I thought it was a joke.  People dressed quite normal, the tourist type,  entering now in the center of attention as the ultimate fashion statement.

No matter how stupid it would seem to me  to call this a trend  it seems to have great success,  a simple search on google brings about 1,100,000 results, and it seems to have become a real movement.

In an Elle.com post called “Why the ‘Normcore’ Phenomenon is a Fraud,”  Lauren Sherman described it as  ’90s retro dressed up in ideological drag.  “Dressing like an uncool dad is in the fiber of hipster culture. It’s just that, until now, the ’70s and early ’80s were the go-to reference point. Now that the ’90s are coming into play, adults who were teenagers during that era distinctly recall living among Jerry Seinfelds clad in white sneakers and ill-fitting jeans.”

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Normcore trend  even has it’s own page on Wikipedia:

“Normcore is a unisex fashion trend characterized by unpretentious, average-looking clothing. The term combines the words “normal” and “hardcore”, and was coined by K-Hole, a trend forecasting group.

Normcore wearers are people who do not wish to distinguish themselves from others by their clothing. This is not to mean that they are unfashionable people who wear whatever comes to hand, but that they consciously choose clothes that are undistinguished – except, frequently, for a highly visible label to impart prestige. The “normcore” trend has been interpreted as a reaction to a fashion oversaturation resulting from ever faster-changing fashion trends.

Normcore clothes include everyday items of casual wear such as t-shirts, hoodies, short-sleeved shirts, jeans and chino pants, but not items such as neckties or blouses. These clothes are worn by men and women alike, making normcore a unisex style.

Clothes that meet the “normcore” description are mainly sold by large fashion and retail chains such as Jack & Jones, Superdry, Esprit and Abercrombie & Fitch. They are generally cheaply produced in East Asian countries. Many other retailers such as Marc O’Polo,Woolrich, Desigual, Closed and Scotch & Soda produce normcore-like clothes combined with individual design ideas”   .  OMG!!!

So if you want to dress normcore look at   Seinfeld for inspiration or click on my Pintrest Normcore board.

 

 

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Fair Winds and Following Seas

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Soon my husband will become a skipper (I’m so proud!) so I’ve been looking for some sailor/nautical themed clothes to make him a symbolic gift at the graduation. Every time I see men dressed in a navy style they seem to look and feel great, casual but sexy. Just the way  I like it !

The classic nautical look re-emerges year after year and this year is no exception! It’s a firm favorite among fashion’s big names like Gucci, Jean Paul Gaultier and Dolce and Gabanna, how can not be mine too?

Here is what I found:
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As you can see it’s a very simple look , you just have to choose classic colours like navy, red and white for a nautical look that will never go out of style. This trend is both smart and casual.

Please tell me what’s your favorite item from my list above and help me choose!

Ship ahoy!

P.S. On my Pinterest page you can find many more ideas that will inspire you.

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Hats, I love hats

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A hat can make you rakish, flamboyant or chic, and walk, as the author Neil Gaiman puts it, “with a spring in your stride as if you’re only a step away from dancing”. And with a season of festivals, dinners and weddings ahead, there’s no shortage of occasions on which to wear one.
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These are my findings today and I want them all! They are made by Gabriela Dumitran and you can find these treasures here.

Gabriela Dumitran offers a free consultation concentrating on your personal needs to create the one hat that truly matches your style, outfit and the social event.  Each hat is hand blocked, sewn and trimmed using traditional millinery techniques and equipment.They are using fabrics of the highest quality imported from Great Britain, Italy and France.  Gabriela Dumitran’s atelier  collaborates only with producers having a longstanding tradition of excellence.  The silk flowers are made using the traditional methods from the 19th century. Each petal is manually drawn, cut, colored and shaped with specific instruments. The petals are assembled one by one with great attention to details and the creation of a flower can take up to 4-8 hours.

Hats on and let the party begin!

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Everlasting by Antoanelle

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I have the pleasure to introduce you a new romanian designer – Camelia Roatiș and her first collection Everlasting by Antoanelle.

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Roatiș is a young girl (25 years old) who just graduated Istituto di Marangoni in Milan, the 7th best fashion school in the world.

Everlasting is the first collection of Camelia Roatiș and it comprises 20 outfits which rely on the timeless element of simplicity. Every piece of clothing presents minimal tailoring with simple, sharp lines.
The outfits are centered on a chromatic palette with pastel notes having as the main focus the classic, white collar. The collar is a leitmotif that has a double symbolic meaning – as a masculine accessory and also as a religious element; both of the angles of perception leading to the idea of authority, of power that creates a paradox with the delicate fabrics. The outfits can be composed and re-composed enlarging the palette of options to accessorize the versatile pieces.

The type of woman imagined by Camelia Roatiș for her first collection is a modern lady, extremely feminine, and not at all vulgar. A character that streams the essence of femininity by excellence. Mysterious, seductive, powerful, stylish and joyful, all at the same time. The  simplicity is conversed to studied complexity. The Everlasting collection has smart-casual pieces that can be easily worn at  office  and also into a casual medium.

Camelia Roatiș first collectionEverlasting  by Antoanelle is simplistic, but at the same time feminine and sophisticated. Inspired by a vision of beauty captured in detail, Antoanelle creations are counting on reinventing their own image through the characteristic of versatility.

 

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Photos of the Everlasting campaign were made in Milan, Italy. The team behind this campaign consists of Alina Tanasa, Diana Enciu | Absolutely Fabulous Magazine – fashion bloggers, Emil Costrut – photo , Cornelia Ardelean – hairstylist, Loredana Lupea – make-up artist.

Camelia Roatiș is a promoter of its own brand – Antoanelle – outfits that can be identified with Camelia’s style and preferences in terms of color and cut.

You may follow the brand activity on Facebook

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Top Festival Fashion Essentials

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Headed to a music festival, like Summer Well, but not sure what to wear?
Try on one (or more) of these items:
H&MH&M shorts, scarfs, shirts and hair accessories

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Buzztard.ro music you life accessories

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Book cover Tee

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Sepala shoes and backpacks

H&M hats

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With these cool items you’ll look gorgeous-as-hell while you’re rocking out!

 

Need more inspirational festival outfits? Look here!

Have fun!

 

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Noua colectie toamna iarna 2014/15 Andreea Tincu & Sense

MIGINKGO este numele colectiei toamna iarna 2014/15 Andreea Tincu & Sense , inspirata de frunza copacului de Ginkgo Biloba , “arborele pagodelor ” sau “arborele templier japonez” in traducere libera ,originar din Estul Asiei .

         *vezi colectia aici.

Din aceasta zona, Andreea Tincu preia elemente vestimentare cunoscute carora le confera un plus de complexitate. Kimono-ul este transformat in jachete moderne care pastreaza insa minimalismul rafinat din stampele asiatice. „Cureaua” tip obi este reinterpretata in accesorii ce marcheaza talia, realizate atat din benzi decorative , cat si din combinatii uni cu aplicatii tip hand made . Fustele si rochiile au un pronuntat volum in partea inferioara , pantalonii talia inalta si sunt foarte largi , conferind un aer usor retro intregii colectii .
Terminatiile frunzelor de ginkgo devin elemente tip fringed decoration , in timp ce accesoriile de cap sunt prelucrari evidente ale aceleasi forme vegetale.

Este o colectie foarte feminina, un dialog intre traditie si inovatie , cu forme elegante si clasic proportionate.
Cromatica este dominata de negru , atat in contraste puternice cu ivory sau roz ,cat si in tinute all black sau in piese din tweeds “black&white”.
Materialele folosite sunt naturale – lana cu cashmere , fire natural, matase, chantung matase, catifea din bumbac ,triplu voal din lana.
Andreea Tincu & Sense este o prezenta constanta pe podiumurile nationale si internationale , prima colectie fiind prezentata in anul 2008 pe catwalk-ul Romanian Fashion Week .

Colectiile sunt disponibile prin Zenya atelier – Blvd. Lascar Catargiu 27, parter,Bucuresti
si online pe www.molecule-f.com, www.fashionsense.ro sau www.andreeatincu.com

credit foto- Christos Katsaounis

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