Hmh, Grey is a neutral shade: it’s not so harsh compared to white, not too heavy compared to black. It’s understated, elegant and sophisticated. But grey is not grey – as we all know there are 50 shades of grey! Shades of grey have to be well matched with the skin tone. To find the right grey shade is similar difficult as to find the right foundation shade. I’m not really a crazy fan of grey sweatshirts but at the moment from celebrities to fashion bloggers, they all made their own pin with this versatile staple piece.
As always, the trick is to balance for me. I dressed up my ZARA men’s sweatshirt with jewelery and heavy red lipstick otherwise I would look like having a gastric intestinal flu. And to answer the question from above: Are grey sweatshirts fall/winter 2013 must haves? Yes, if you already have a grey sweater at your closet then you’re a lucky devil! Congrats!
What I wear: Zara sweater, Calvin Klein denim, Converse, Céline Sunglasses
Grey Casual Glam – Love Alexa’s combination of grey and beige animal print!
Everyone can feel low, anxious or unable to cope from time to time. They’re all normal responses to life’s challenges. If I feel in a bad mood I just do the things I enjoy most and what I always enjoy is fashion. My 5 fashion tips for mental wellbing give me the resilience to cope when times are tougher than usual. No one can give wellbeing to us. It’s you who has to take action. Here are my 5 wellbeing tips in terms of fashion that makes me instantly happy:
1. Wearing a black turtleneck and classic sunglasses.
2. Trying things of the new collection at ZARA but do not buy anything.
3. Browsing in a fashion book at bookshops.
4. Searching for inspiring fashion quotes.
5. Visiting a fashion exhibition.
Stella already won us over with her clothing and so it’s only natural that Stella Mccartney would turn her design smarts to her first collection of optical eyewear, launched in March 2013. The glasses come in five styles – cutting-edge styles in a palette of burgundy, taupe, black, teal and tortoise – and strike the designer’s signature feminine-meets-masculine aesthetic for an entirely modern look. Even better, they’re made primarily from renewable sources, which isn’t a surprise considering that McCartney’s renowned for her eco-friendly approach to fashion. The sustainable collection is made up over 50% natural sources and is created with bio-acetate and cellulose, which is both renewable and biodegradable. With glasses this chic, you’ll want a prescription right away, so whether your sensibilities are classic or retro-inspired.
“Optical is more and more part of fashion,” Stella McCartney told WWD. “If you actually take a moment to look around, you are surrounded by optical both as a necessity and a statement. It is exciting because it says something new, all ages express themselves through optical.”
Yes, optical glasses are more and more part of fashion but for me glasses have one more function. At age 42 one or the other eyelid hangs a little. Unfortunately, cosmetics products can not fix the problems but glasses can do it. My new Stella McCartney glasses conceals perfectly tired eyes and droopy eyelids. In addition to the conceal the sign of the times, the most I like of the look is an androgynous feel if I wear Stella’s opticals. So, thanks Stella for your chic optical range, wearing the glasses makes me relaxed and confident.
Stella McCartney optical glasses 2055 – Prices will range from £149 to £157, and will be available from high-end retailers and opticians.
Natalia Vodianova at the Stella McCartney Fall-Winter 2013/2014 Ready-to-Wear Fashion Show at the Opera in Paris, France – March 4, 2013 – wore completely Stella
Italy is my favourite country in the world! After having visited the Amalfi Coast, Napoli, Sorrento and Sardinia, it was only logical to book in a three day trip to Rome to kick of the Italian honeymoon extravaganza after my wonderful wedding (full wedding update will follow once I am back in Londres).