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April 2013

Posted on April 12, 2013

Red Sunglasses

Accessoires/ Rebel

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Already last year, red sunglasses appeared on street style shoots. I’m pretty sure, still red sunglasses are a ultra accessoires and we will see a lot of style combinations this summer saison.

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Diane Kruger and Sienna Miller love red Ray Ban sunglasses. paul-smith-red-sunglasses

I wear red sunglasses by Paul Smith. I think, red sunglasses gives face a effect like a blusher.

Do you know the lyrics fom I’ve Got A Crush On You?

Barbra: You will make me blush, Francis!

Frank: Yes!

Both: I have got a crush, my baby, on you…on….Red….Sunglasses….

Kate Hudson & Bingham Leave Toronto

Posted on April 11, 2013

Shoe crush on Attilio Giusti Leombruni

Romantique/ Shoes
Attilio Giusti Leombruni oxfords

I have a new shoe crush: AGL, Attilio Giusti Lembruni, is an Italian shoe designer who does what Italians do best: Well crafted, stylish shoes.

My first pair of Leombruni shoes, bought in Berlin, are classic Oxford lace-ups in mid brown, my everyday go-to shoe for denim, skirts, dresses – casual or smart. New shoes hurt until you wear them in? Not with AGL shoes: The leather is buttery soft and the foot bed a dream to walk in.

Attilio Giusti Leombruni platform ballet pumps

 

I would describe AGL shoes as classic and fuss free (Oxfords, bendy ballet pumps, mid-high and flat sandals) with a feminine and modern twist. My favourites from the current collection are the platform ballerinas in patent leather with espadrille detail and the rainbow couloured patent lace-up collection. The 53 year old company is family owned and run by Attilio’s three granddaughers Vera, Marianna and Sara. Here in London I’ve only found one shop that stocks Attilio shoes so if you happen to know where to buy them in London (did they say it’s a fashion capital??), hit me up!

Leombruni shoes are not the cheapest shoes going around but they are also not overpriced. You get excellent quality for your money.  Fashion designer icon Jil Sander, who grew up in war battered Hamburg in the 50s,said that her mum drummed the credo “Too poor to buy cheap” into her. She would  pay a slight premium for clothes that would last longer   instead of buying bargain basement and having to bin them after a season. I couldn’t agree more with Jil’s mum.

AGL's rainbow lace-up collection. I'm in for the pink ones!

AGL’s rainbow lace-up collection. I’m in for the pink ones!

My nougat coloured lace-ups with woolen tights and skirt

My nougat coloured lace-ups with woolen tights and skirt

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“In the book Overdressed, the author sets out to uncover the true nature of the cheap fashion juggernaut, tracing the rise of budget clothing chains, the death of middle-market and independent retail­ers, and the roots of our obsession with deals and steals.”
Posted on April 7, 2013

Navy Polka dot dress & Stripes

Dresses/ Romantique/ Wardrobe

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There are a few things in fashion you can blindly chose to wear because they will always be fashionable. The shift dress is one of those fashion items. Paired with the cute navy blue and white polka dot pattern, you have a timeless fashion combination.

Polka dot dress Romantique

Polka dots and other pattern don’t mix well. Exception: Mix Polka dots with stripes for a fresh look. My navy blue dress is from Amphora, polka dot scarf from Moschino, sunglasses from Chloe, espadrille wedges in navy blue suede from RAS.

Polka dot dress Dior Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes is wearing a navy blue Dior polka dot dress with a cream belt and Mary Jane Heels. Very retro, very elegant. If you are afraid of wearing polka dots, wear them in classic shapes like this. You can’t go wrong.

Scarlett Johansson and Pete Yorn Press Conference in Paris, France

Scarlett Johansson sports a more playful version of the polka dot dress: Pair it with red suede ballet pumps, a cropped cardi and cat eye sunglasses (love this match of the retro dress and glasses) for a more relaxed polka dot look.

Polka dot dress and black coat

Polka dot dress, black coat and wedges espadrilles

Posted on April 7, 2013

Dress in Kissing Lips

Rebel/ Shirts

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I never forget as Michelle Williams wore the kissing lips dress from Prada Resort Collection 2012. She and that kissing lips print belong forever together.

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One year later dress in kissing lips is still in fashion. That print is fun, feminine and wearable in any directions.

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Lips from head to foot works in a way if you wear Prada and not a copy.

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But here dosed, a blouse, a shirt, scarf or bag in kissing lips gives a little style in a Prada way.

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Kissing Lips Shirt by ZARA 9,95 EUR

Posted on April 7, 2013

Spring French Beauty Buys

Beauty/ Romantique
Chanel Frenzy, French blue eyedrops, Guerlain eyeshadow palette Attrape Coer

Chanel Frenzy, French blue eyedrops, Guerlain eyeshadow palette Attrape Coer

 

Over the last month I’ve been treating myself to some Beauty goodies.  I’m so pleased with this latest haul that I didn’t think it’s fair to keep them all to myself. After all, sharing is caring!

French Blue Eyedrops Goutes Bleues

French Blue Eyedrops Goutes Bleues

  • First up are French blue eyedrops called “Gouttes Bleues” from the Opticalm eyedrop range. Like many people working on computer screens all day I suffer from dry, irritated eyes. An eye doctor  in Germany once told me that conventional drugstore eyedrops (like Murine, Optrex, etc)  contain preservatives that make the dry eye condition even worse! Instead, use eyedrops without preservatives in single use packaging Or “Gouttes Bleues” which is a natural eyedrop solution with an antibacterial and antioxidant effect, you can read more about it here.  It’s been around in France for over 60 years, popular with make-up artists and French women. The blue drops have been a real pleasure for my stressed eyes, very soothing, giving my eyes that sparkle back.

Chanel Frenzy

  • Spring is calling and I’m in the mood for light, pastel coloured nail varnishes. Chanel nail polish Frenzy, which was part of  the FW2012 range, is the perfect nude: A cool greige colour with a hint of lavender. I love it, it fits to any and everything, suits pale and tanned hands, a real allrounder.
Guerlain Attrape Coer Palette

Guerlain Attrape Coer Palette Review

 

  • Guerlain eyeshadow palette Attrape Coer: I was persuaded into buying this colour from a very skilled sales assistant and I’m so glad I did. The texture of this shadow is heavenly. It’s far superior to Chanel or other high priced luxury brands. Unlike other eyeshadows, this one does not emphasize wrinkles. I put the white colour under my brows and next to my tear duct, a subtle pearly shade that instantly wakes up the eyes.  The taupey-lavender shade on the left is perfect for spreading all over the lid. The lilac colour on the right is a bit more pigmented so I just put it on the outside corner of the upper lid. The dark shade is buttery soft and is great to use as an eyeliner.

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In this picture I’m wearing the Guerlain Attrape Coer eyeshadows. As you can see, it’s a very natural palette which is what I love about this. The colours create a natural, fresh spring look.

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Posted on April 5, 2013

Vintage Pony Fur Cow Coat

Coats/ Romantique/ Wardrobe
Nikki in her cool cow skin coat

Nikki in her cool cow skin coat

Animal prints are a timeless wardrobe must-have and leopard print is undoubtedly the most popular variation. Common is boring though, and this autumn, cow prints will be taking over, as we’ve seen on the runways courtesy of Givenchy Pre-Fall 2013 and Burberry FW 2013.

Above: My fashionable and always trendy friend Nikki Sixx never fails to inspire.  She constantly surprises me with the most  fashion forward outfits from sheepskin coats to gold lame dresses paired with rebel red lipstick. Always original, never boring, very London.
Nikki is wearing: Vintage 70s cow patterned pony fur coat from a vintage shop in Camden, knee high suede leather wedge boots from Prada, jumper and Jeans from Top shop, jewellery gift from Sydney, Australia.

Watch this space for future posts on Nikki’s London style.

London Street style pony fur coat

Cow print

Cow print

Head to toe cow Cow skin skirt, shoes and jumper by French Fashion house Givenchy pre-fall FW 2013.
Also the Brits are going hell for cows this winter: Burberry Prorsum FW 2013 – great mix of cow with giraffe and giraffe with Zebra stripes.
cow print clutch bag

cow print clutch bag

Posted on April 1, 2013

Mini Cross Body Bags

Bags/ Romantique
Moschino Kindergarten across body bag

My Moschino Kindergarten across body bag

 

Our favourite fashion icon Marion Cotillard  never leaves the house without it, on and off the red carpet: The practical and cute square cross body bag, also known as kindergarten bag or pochette bag. We’ve seen it on the runways at Moschino and Armani, the square version of the little bag fits perfectly with the structured 60s and 70s looks of summer 213.

Marion Cotillard and her Dior cross body kindergarten bags

Marion Cotillard and her Dior cross body kindergarten bags

Cross Body Bag Giorgio Armani in green

Cross Body Bag Giorgio Armani in green. Seen in French Marie Claire

The elegant version of the small bag features a chain strap so it becomes wearable with a party dress at night. The delicate chain and the structured, masculine shape of the bag are an interesting clash.

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Street style Sydney: Ballet pumps from Pretty Ballerina, gingham checked trousers from Gant, cross body bag from Moschino.

Posted on April 1, 2013

Elizabeth Taylor’s Bob Hairstyles

Beauty/ Icons/ Rebel

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What kind of hairstyle to what hair color? The question is popping up again and agian. I’m not expert on blondes because I never will be.

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As a dark-haired, I would say signature hairstyle for brunettes it’s the bob.

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I got inspiration from style icon Liz Taylor.

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That’s my favorite – sixties style, straight length to chin.

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Hitchcock’s brunettes from “North by Northwest”

 

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