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August 2012

Posted on August 30, 2012

Moschino Tartan Trend

Romantique/ Skirts/ Wardrobe

Tartan is not only a Scottish staple but also a  popular winter cloth and comes in many colours and fabrics. I’m wearing a high waisted Moschino Cheap & Chic skirt with toggle detail and ruffles at the hem.

Tartan, especially in darker winter colours, can quickly look dated. It’s best combined with a fun printed t shirt to inject some playfulness.

I’m wearing: Tshirt, skirt and blazer from Moschino (no, I don’t get paid by them, I just love their cooky cute fashion), pointy heels from Logan and  sunglasses from Chloe.

A good example on how NOT to wear tartan: As you can see, wearing the tartan pattern near my face makes me look like my own granny. Better: Wear a tartan skirt or trousers and combine with a mono coloured top or fun tee.

Do tartan punk style with dark eye makeup andca Coco / Boucle jacket made of sheepskin. Moschino cheap & Chic AW 2012/2013

Posted on August 27, 2012

Tapestry Florals

Romantique/ Skirts/ Wardrobe

The arts & craft fashion movement has taken over the Autumn/Winter 2012 runways with rich tapestry in the form of colourful needlepoint florals and prints!

Yet again, Dolce & gabbana have been at the forefront of this movement inspired by Sicily’s baroque religious traditions with decadent  tapestry floral prints.

I love the needlework print as it’s exudes sweetness and  is reminiscent of another time, when precious pieces were created by hand with the finest of materials. You don’t have to splash out to indulge in this cute trend: My short pencil skirt with tapestry floral print is from H&M AW 2012/2013.

I’m wearing: Tapestry floral skirt from H&M, powder blue turtleneck jumper from Stefanel AW 2012/2012, minibag from Moschino, blue sunglasses from Chloe.

At Dolce and Gabbana, the decadent scenes of flowers and birds also appeared on handbags and heels. British high street giant River Island, always one of the quickest to copy the Italian trends, made this cute copy of needlework florals.

Tapestry bag from Furla, seen at TK Maxx

My skirt as a tapestry floral dress from H&M AW 2012

Posted on August 27, 2012

How to get Audrey Hepburn Style

Rebel Alexa

With the movie Funny Face, style icon Audrey taught us  the essentials for the Heburn look: very glamorous in a sort of boyish way. Like me, you might  not be able to afford the Givenchy original, but there are affordable basiscs of audrey’s wardrobe to get you started. Audrey’s look is adorable.

For this Audrey/ Funny Face look the  most important thing of all are the shoes: a hand-sewn, masculine, black loafers for women. That’s the whole secret and you feel like strolling in the Latin Quarter – even if you’re just standing in line at post office.

As Diana Vreeland said: “You can’t beat a black turtleneck and a pairof black pants. Audrey Hepburn made that point – Audrey Hepburn was black!”

“Why change? Everyone has his own style. When you have found it, you should stick to it.” – A.H.

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Posted on August 26, 2012

Vichy Style Partner Look

Romantique/ Wardrobe

Most guys think dressing in partner look is a definite no-go zone  and is reserved for metro sexual men like David Beckham. Complete nonsense if you ask me! What better way  to show you are one the same wavelength as your partner?

This long bank holiday weekend was our anniversary weekend so when Mr Romantique decided to wear his fuchsia coloured Vichy / gingham shirt, I quickly threw on my trousers in the same colour print before he could protest.

What do you think about dressing alike with your partner? Adorable or cringe worthy?

I’M WEARINg: White fitted blazer from gap, vichy checked pink cropped trousers from gant, stripey top from Mango, minibag from Moschino, snake leather sandals from Costume National and aviator sunglasses from Ray Ban.

Mr Romantique is wearing: Fuchsia coloured gingham checked shirt from Massimo Dutti, jeans from Zara, Franz Beckenbauer trainers from Adidas and Ray Ban aviators.

Posted on August 26, 2012

Worst dressed Women

Rebel Alexa

As Anna Wintour said: “You either know fashion or you don’t.”

I think, a lot of women in the global media are extremely overvalued in terms of their importance in fashion and styling. Taste is subjective but maybe I’m wrong and everyone else has the fashion gene? What I can’t understand: If I would be a celeb and I know that a pack of photographers is waiting for me, why some celebs show us their baggy look? See some celebrities at their Street style walk when their stylist had a day off!

Style is a question of attitude and not only of the money and big labels because if styling is a matter of money then all shown woman here would look amazing.


No comments on the pictures! Think about Anna and her eyes when she is not amused! That says it all!


Posted on August 26, 2012

Printed Floral Pencil Skirt

Rebel Alexa/ Shirts/ Wardrobe

Vogue UK recommends that: “Winter in Bloom – there is nothing feminine about this season’s winter florals – they are dark, edgy and luxe.” That means for me: I can save a lot of money by keeping my  printed floral pencil skirt for winter 2012/2013. Now all I need to do is to think about the styling.  I like combining monochrome men sweater with floral skirts and pointy heels similiar to the brocade styling of Romantique’s post on brocade pencil skirts. Add a chunky belt to inject some edgyness.

Posted on August 25, 2012

Autumn trend: Sicilian Brocade H&M

Romantique/ Skirts/ Wardrobe

This autumn 2012 season, designers have gone crazy for opulent brocade. Dolce & gabbana plucked their ideas from Domenico’s home of Sicily and it’s baroque, religious traditons.

Above I’m wearing H&M’s brocade pencil skirt. I love the classic shape which means this can become my new wardrobe staple that I can still wear in 3 years.

When styling brocade, you can cut the sweetness and balance the opulence with a slouchy boyfriend jumper or  a simple cotton top. I’m wearing Mr Romantique’s jumper from Massimo Dutti, tucked in at the waist as the skirt sit’ high on the waist, to empahsize my waistline.

Alternatively you can team lustrous silk with brocade for a truly feminine seductive look.

The H&M pencil skirt teamed with a green silk blouse by Marks and Spencer. Jordana Brewster keeps it ladylike with a peachy pink and gold brocade skirt and silk top, both from Dolce & gabbana.

My pointy kitten heels are from TK Maxx, woolen top with heart detail from Moschino.

Posted on August 24, 2012

Celeb Fashion Style: Jennifer Aniston

Rebel Alexa

All the classics on board for a modern navy look with Jennifer Aniston. 5 fashion basics that can have everyone on the world: navy blazer, white shirt, blue boyfriend jeans, canvas sneakers, black shopper bag and aviator sunglasses. A daily look wearable from Monday to Sunday.

Who’s calling…Brad or Justin?

It’s my Mom!!!


Wool Blazer by Tommy Hilfiger, Jeans by J Brand, Converse, Bag by Falorni, Lipstick by Tom Ford

Posted on August 24, 2012

Psychedelic pattern clash

Romantique/ Wardrobe

Join autumns print revolution with 60s inspired patterns as seen on the Prada catwalk. From floral to paisley to graphic – there is something for everyone’s taste. Most important: Clash them, loud and proud!

Chloe Sevigni doing pattern clash for Miu Miu AW 2012

My Miu Miu look a like version is from Zara!

Print clash silk dress from Carven, Seen in UK glamour September 2012

Posted on August 23, 2012

Best fashion style for older age – Lauren Hutton

Rebel Alexa

I am 41 years old and I do a lot of thoughts about getting older and what consequences this will have on my fashion style. How I want to grow old? In addition, I have studied a lot of role models and I came to the conclusion that a sporty look embodies the youthful attitude.

Lauren Hutton has the perfect sporty and simple look that makes you look fresh and youthful. Too much elegance and femininity makes old in my eyes and there’s a lot of deterrent examples – e.g. Sophia Loren. That means dress down in later years.

Simple and sporty casual doesn’t mean masculine! Feminine yes, but never too much. Highlight only one aspect of female but never from head to foot because then you would look like a clown, guaranteed.

Yes, yes I will also look at age 60!

No, no I will never so look at the age. Please, beat me if do!


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