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March 2013

Posted on March 20, 2013

Miu Miu Long Leather Gloves

Accessoires/ Romantique
Powder pink long leather gloves street style Max & Co

Powder pink long leather gloves street style Max & Co

 

Cool Accessories can really vamp up an otherwise bla outfit. Long, luxurious, buttery soft leather gloves are one of those accessories. As seen in Miu Miu’s Spring Summer 2013 campaign, they look the epitome of elegance, best shown off  in coats with three quarter length sleeves.

Above: I’m wearing a white Feyem jacket with three quarter length trumpet sleeves and powder pink gloves from Italian fashion designer Max & Co.

Miu Miu Ad Campaign 2013

Miu Miu Ad Campaign 2013

Cream coloured long gloves and an off white coat keep the mood springy and delicate.

Powder pink Celine leather gloves worn by Lara Stone. Vogue 2011

Powder pink Celine leather gloves worn by Lara Stone. Vogue 2011

Max & Co leather gloves and pink pop mini bag

My Max & Co leather gloves and pink pop mini bag

three quarter length sleeves coat and long leather gloves

Show off  long, soft leather gloves in cape, three quarter sleeves coats and dresses with

Charlize Theron showing us the sexy way to wear long gloves: In red and black and a dress

Charlize Theron showing us the sexy way to wear long gloves: In red and black and a dress

Posted on March 18, 2013

Boden’s Italian 50s and 60s Summer Collection

Romantique/ Wardrobe
Yellow Lace dress from Boden

Yellow 60s Broderie Anglaise Lace dress from Boden

I never thought I’d say that but I love Boden’s summer 2013 collection! For everyone who doesn’t know what Boden is: It’s a clothing mail order company, supposedly aimed Middle England’s “Yummy Mummies”. Last year, the company faced a backlash from it’s loyal customers after chosing Danish Top Model Helena Christensen to model their autumn winter range.  Helena is an “Unattainable clothes whore” and doesn’t reflect Boden’s customer base was the main complaint.

I think it has done Boden the world of good for polishing their image. And now they have come up with a trendy collection in the spirit of the Mad Men fashion, chanelling feminine, wearable, trendy summer clothes, photographed against the gorgeous backdrop of Positano at the Amalfi coast.

Here’s a selection of my favourite outfits from Boden.

Clara Dress from Boden

A LWD, Little White Dress, is a must in every girls summer wardrobe. This jaquard dress with a structured skirt screams 50s chic.

Breton Shirt

Breton Shirt

The Boden Model is wearing Brigitte Bardot’s signature look: Big hair, head band and the classic stripey Breton shirt.

Pink Broderie Anglaise shirt

Pink Broderie Anglaise shirt

Like a strawberry gelato: Pink broderie anglaise pencil skirt and relaxed pink shirt.

Romantique in Positano

Me chilling at the location of the Boden SS2013 shoot location: Positano. Jeans from 7 for all mankind and pink T shirt from Billabong.

Romantique at Positano

Romantique at Positano

The dark sand and the gelato coloured houses clinging onto the cliffs off the coast are the famous characteristics of La Citta Romantica. My leopard leather tiered handbag is from the town of Amalfi at the Amalfi coast.

Posted on March 16, 2013

4 ways to wear the classic Coco Bouclé Jacket

Blazer / Jackets/ Denim/ Romantique/ Skirts/ Wardrobe
Max & Co boxy jacket SS 2013

Max & Co boxy jacket SS 2013

Few things are as versatile as the Coco Chanel inspired Bouclé Tweed jacket. In winter, you can wear the jacket under your coat, in summer, just wear it alone over skirts, denim or shorts. I own two boxy jackets: One black and white one with cream ruffled contrast piping  and a modern take on the classic in blue and white with chain metal contrast piping  from Max & Co SS 2013.

Above: This must be my favourite combination of the Chanel inspired jacket: Casually with jeans. The jacket gives the distressed denim just the right amount of  effortless chic. Boxy cardigan from Max & Co, Jeans from Stefanel, lace-up shoes from Attilio Giusti Leombruni.

Boxy cardigan and puffy navy-pink skirt from Max & Co SS2013

Boxy cardigan and navy-pink bubble skirt from Max & Co SS2013

The Preppy Look: This is a very  feminine combination: The puffy baloon skirt in satin from Max & Co and the cardigan, which is made of light cotton yarn, make an easy, pretty spring look.

 

Boucle Jacket and Shorts

Boucle Jacket and Shorts

Effortless, chic and very French: Boucle jacket and vichy gingham checked shorts, straw bag from Miu Miu and Pretty Ballerinas ballet pumps.

Boucle Jacket and sailor dress

Boucle Jacket and sailor dress

The all round jacket works with dresses too: I’m wearing a stripey navy dress from Massimo Dutti and nude Pretty Ballerinas ballet pumps.

Denim and boxy jacket

Denim and boxy jacket

Posted on March 15, 2013

Did Demi Moore steal from my wardrobe?

Rebel/ Shirts

Moore-polka-dots-top-street-style

Of course: NOT!

Today I saw Demi Moore in the papers wearing a casual look: dark blue jeans which she rolled up and a blue polka dot top. I instantly recognized this ensemble and thought to myself that  I know this styling, it’s mine!   She looks like my older sister, sharing clothes with me!

I don’t flatter myself but I am pleased to see that Demi has as a similar fashion taste as me.

Polka-dots-top

 

Posted on March 12, 2013

Feline Chic: Cat inspired fashion!

Accessoires/ Coats/ Icons/ Romantique/ Shirts/ Trousers/ Wardrobe
Kirsten Dunst shows her love of cats!

Kirsten Dunst shows her love of cats!

 

Cats are taking over the fashion world, with their cute faces printed on trousers, shirts and handbags.  Miu Miu has been the pioneer of this irresistable trend with the label’s often copied 2010 collection.  The trend stayed and developed further. Just think about the iconic Charlotte Olympia kitten flats often worn by Alexa Chung, making the young shoe designer rocket to fame. She continues the trend with her  latest collection which features the kitty face on high heels.

Above: Kirsten Dunst is a well known, fellow cat lover (she was heartbroken when her cat Tazzy went missing last February) and was seen paying tribute to the furry angels twice: On the right hand side of the pic, she is seen wearing Miu Miu’s iconic cat print trousers. Left: earlier this month she stepped out in Derek Lam cat print trousers with matching cat shades.

Romantique in cat print

Romantique in cat print

Above: I am wearing a T shirt with kitty print from a Notting Hill shop. Shoes from Pretty Ballerina and straw bag from Miu Miu.

Leopard Fur Coat Antoni & Alison

Rebel is the cat’s meow in this leopard fur coat a la Kate Moss from Antoni & Alison

Cat inspired fashion

Cat inspired fashion

From top left to bottom right: Cat print dress street style, I am wearing a cat print scarf spotted at Galeries Lafayette Berlin, Alexa Chung in a Miu Miu cat printed scarf and Poppy Delevingne wearing cat ears from Maison Michel.

Oh. My. God.

I have just died and gone to heaven

 

The new cat collection from Parisian luxurious costume  Jeweller Les Nereides is called “Tout Beaut Tout Doux” (=All beautiful and soft) and features the mini tigers on earrings, bracelets, pendants and necklaces. I’m counting down the days until this collection is available (April 2013) and will share it here, of course!

Les Nereides Cat collection

I suggest you sit down: Les Nereides Cat collection 2013.

Why are cats so trendy? Maybe because of their elegant silhouette. Or because they are soft to the touch, but at the same time they know how to get what they want. The ancient Egyptians already adored cats, they were holy.  The cat trend might not go that far but one thing is for sure: The little predators are surely taking off on their triumphal course.

Alexa Chung in THOSE Charlotte Olympia kitten flats

Alexa Chung in THOSE Charlotte Olympia kitten flats

 

 

Posted on March 10, 2013

Slogan T-Shirts

Rebel/ Shirts/ Wardrobe
California street style: I'm wearing a slogan tee and a black Michale Kors leather jacket

California street style: I’m wearing a slogan tee and a black Michale Kors leather jacket

 

The Slogan T-Shirt is a fashion item that goes beyond fashion, just like jeans or the Little Black Dress. If you plan to get something off your chest, whether it’s a political message, your own philosophy on life or just a funny joke, wearing a slogan tee is like branding yourself. I’m wearing a slogan Tee “Karl is my personal shopper” – And who wouldn’t like the idea of having Karl Lagerfeld to be their stylist on hand?

Slogan Tees on the catwalk

Slogan Tees on the catwalk

 

These days, slogan Tees are part of high fashion. Naturally, I’m not talking about cheesy T-Shirts like “Marriage – game over” or “My girlfriend is out of town” !

Rebel Slogan Tee Karl Lagerfeld

A slogan Tee always works with Skinny Jeans and a leather jacket or structured jacket. T-Shirt from My Boo, woven leather handbag from Falorni.

Heidi Klum in a slogan Tee

Heidi Klum in a slogan Tee

Ah, Heidi Klum shows the world she still believes in love despite splitting from the father of 3 of her children, Seal, earlier last year..

My slogan tee is from "My Boo"

My slogan tee is from “My Boo”

Alexa Chung lets everyone knows how she feels in a Marc Jacobs Slogan Tee

Alexa Chung lets everyone knows how she feels in a Marc Jacobs Slogan Tee

 

Posted on March 8, 2013

How many handbags should a woman own?

Bags/ Romantique
I'm wearing a structured, square and hand held bag by Calvin Klein, the ultimate bag shape according to Giorgio Armani!

I’m wearing a structured, square and hand held bag by Calvin Klein, the ultimate bag shape according to Giorgio Armani!

There is no limit to how many handbags a woman should call her own, that’s all that I say!

Here’s Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani guidance on women’s handbags:

What is the ultimate bag shape every woman should own and why?

A square shaped, minimalist, ultra light bag that is structured, medium in size and hand held.  Easy to wear yet sophisticated, especially when made of fine leather.

How many bags should a woman own?

As many as she likes, but three is a must: a leather bag for the winter, a light canvas or unlined leather tote for the summer and an elegant clutch.

Why has the clutch become such an important part of a womant’s wardrobe?

Because it accentuates femininity and grace of movement, and is always new.

Personally, I also like Hobo bags as they are easy to wear and I have my hands free. I also love mini bags and small clutch bags with a handle.

My embellished, flowery tan clutch with small handles from Dolce & Gabbana

My embellished, flowery tan clutch with small handles from Dolce & Gabbana

For summer, a woman should own a canvas or unlined leather tote. My tapestry cat bag does not only fulful Giorgio's criteria but is also super cute!

For summer, a woman should own a canvas or unlined leather tote. My tapestry cat bag does not only fulfil Giorgio’s criteria but is also super cute!

Miu Miu straw bag with bamboo handles

One of my absolute must have bags for the summer is the straw bag: The Parisienne will carry hers around town.

Posted on March 6, 2013

Geometric Print Dress

Dresses/ Romantique/ Wardrobe
My silk dres is from Patrizia Pepe, SS 2009

My silk dres is from Patrizia Pepe, SS 2009

Looking at the trends for Spring / Summer 2013, one thing is clear: Graphic geometric prints  are everywhere: Stripes, checks,  diamond pattern and psychedelic pattern clashes. On our first London day in Spring (sun and a boiling 16 degrees, hooray)  I’m wearing a dress from  Italian fashion designer Patrizia Pepe which  features a  drop down waist and small psychedelic pattern. The muted colours tone down the pattern, making it less bold.   The dress is quite short but as always, balance is the key. The long trumpet sleeves and the high collar  combined with the silk material make it look demure and classy enough for the office.

 
Dasha wearing a psychedelic dress from Carven

Dasha Zhukova’s print dress from Carven sports a white collar to tone down bold pattern. Dasha wearing a psychedelic dress from Carven

2013 geometric trend dresses

2013 geometric trend dresses

Posted on March 5, 2013

Tiger Sweater from ZARA

Jumpers/ Rebel

Tiger-Sweater-from ZARA

We have seen a lot tiger print sweaters on streets in Winter 2012/2013 – mostly the KENZO one.

Now, if you like to shop a tiger print sweater then quickly sprint to ZARA. The Sweater ist made of 100% cotton and costs a reasonable 49,95 EUR.

Kenzo tiger sweater-street-style

Follow the tiger sweater trend for one season and get some sytling inspirations for her and him.

tiger-kenzo-style

It’s obvious that ZARA copied the KENZO Sweater but who cares if you don’t have 300 Dollar for the original?!

Tiger-Sweat-Shirt-from-Zara-SS13

Grrr….

Tiger-Head-Print-Embroidered-Cotton-Sweatshirt

Posted on March 4, 2013

Brunette pixi hair cuts – are you ready?

Beauty/ Rebel

At the moment, it seems like half of hollywood is wearing a pixi hair cut or is it a selective perception? Anyway, again and again I think about to cut my hair from a  bob to a pixi. The question is, will a pixi suit my face? I’m brunette, so I studied all celebs brunettes pixi hair cuts.

brunette-pixie-cut-celebreties

 A pixi cut is a radical change. Am I ready? No, I’m afraid of scissors!

I had to find out whether a pixie will suit my face shape. The best way to find this out is  to use apps like magic mirror. To get an idea of what you will look like with a new haircut, it’s important to use a good close up shot of yourself.   Foto

Be prepared for funny and shocking results. See all my magic hair make overs from short, to red and blond. As a result, I’m done with the idea of a pixie haircut.  It’s a pretty cool haircut but not for me. And I learned I will never be blond or red.

hair-make-over

 

 

 

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