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September 2014

Posted on September 27, 2014

LFW 2014 – Best of New Designer

Current Affairs/ London/ Romantique
Cynthia Mak and Romantique, LFW 2014 SS 2015

The lovely Cynthia Mak and myself at LFW 2014 at Sommerset House.

 

At this year’s London Fashion Week, Rebel and I were lucky enough to get access to the New Designer’s lounge. For us, the stand-out designer whose collection we loved most  was Cynthia Mak. Her SS2015 designs are classic yet modern, chic, romantic, edgy and most important of all: FLATTERING to the feminine body. Straight pencil skirts, A-line dresses, beautifully embroidered, dipped in monotone, red and blue colours.  It’s no wonder that Italian Vogue included Cynthia in their list of “New Talents”.  The exquisite tailoring of her collections are reminiscent  of Italian Style, fused with Asian understatement.

Cynthia was born and is based in Hong Kong. She studied at London’s Art and Design College Central Saint Martins and worked at Alexander McQueen, Preen and Vivienne Westwood before returning to her Hong Kong and launching her own collection this year. Take a glimpse at Cynthia’s SS2015 collection here.

I can’t wait to see more from Cynthia and most importantly, to shop her collections at London’s department stores very soon!

Pencil skirt Cynthia Mak SS2015 at LFW 2014

Pencil skirt Cynthia Mak SS2015 at LFW 2014 Pencil skirt Cynthia Mak SS2015 at LFW 2014

Pencil skirt Cynthia Mak SS2015 at LFW 2014

Posted on September 21, 2014

Weekend in Paris with Cat Macarons

Accessoires/ Cuisine/ Dresses/ Paris/ Romantique/ Travel
Badou Badou Cat Macarons Paris

Badou Badou cat macaron and macaron bracelet by N2 Les Nereides Paris.

 

September has been a whirlwind month for me: a trip home to Berlin, rocked London Fashion Week with Rebel, started a new job in Marketing and last but not least, Mr Romantique whisked me away to Paris to celebrate our first wedding anniversary!

Paris romanced us with stunning weather, mouth-watering food in Paris’ most popular tea room and breathtaking views from Montparnasse tower.  My absolute highlight of the trip was a box of cat macarons from Parisian patisserie Lenôtre. Unlike Laduree’s Hello Kitty Macaron collection, which simply contains macarons in Helly Kitty themed packaging, Lenôtre offers macarons shaped like Kitty’s head. The adorable cat macarons, named Badou Badou, are offered in two delicious flavours: Cotton Candy and Strawberry Haribo.

 

Badou Badou Cat Macarons Paris

 

Elodie Martins, writer and amateur pastry chef, created the feline macarons inspired by the girly universe of the movie “Marie Antoinette”, directed by Sofia Coppola.

Paris Street style pont Alexandre trois Max and Co vichy gingham dress. moschino bag. Street style Paris at the gorgeous pont Alexandre III.

I’m wearing:

  • The quintessential French Vichy Gingham dress by Max & Co
  • Green ballet pumps by Pretty Ballerinas
  • Brown cross body bag by Moschino
  • Shades by Ray Ban
  • Parisian themed hoop earrings by Les Nereides

Paris Street style pont Alexandre trois Max and Co vichy gingham dress. moschino bag.

The girly world of Sofia Coppola's movie "Marie Antoinette" inspired Elodie Marting to create her Badou Badou cat earrings.

The girly world of Sofia Coppola’s movie “Marie Antoinette” inspired Elodie Marting to create her Badou Badou cat earrings.

 

Paris Lenotre cat macarons Badou Badou Badou Badou Cat Macarons Paris Badou Badou Cat Macarons Paris Lenotre

Posted on September 14, 2014

London Fashion Week Street Style – Edit by Romantique

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London Fashion Week Sept 2014 street style Les nereides alice earrings

I loved getting amongst the inspirational, stylish like-minded bloggers and designers at LFW September 2014.

Romantique’s round-up of the hottest and most romantic street styles of London Fashion Week!

Street Style 1: Tea Time in Paris

Gorgeous designer and blogger, Love, from The Girl Named Love is rocking jewellery from Les Nereides. The small Alice in Wonderland from the “Tea time in Paris” collection is to die for. Apart from her name, I also love Love’s laid back, chic style. Checkered sneakers, checked poncho and that rebel red lipstick! (Fire and Ice by Revlon).

ondon Fashion Week Sept 2014 street style Les nereides alice earrings

 

London Fashion Week Sept Street style Gingham

Street style 2:  Brigitte Bardot Style in London

What’s not to love about this look? The Vichy gingham checked blouse – casually knotted, the A-Line leather skirt, the flat ballerina pumps and the natural make-up.  It’s like an excursion to the Cote d’Azur in the 50s.

London Fashion Week Sept Street style waffle coat

Street style 3: Fondant coloured Autumn Look

This sugary pastel blue, quilted waffle coat makes me long for chillier autumn days so I can wear coats again. The flat,  gold-chained slippers  mirro the gold buttons of the coat beautifully. The embroidered mini bag is the icing on the cake.

 

London Fashion Week Sept Street style lilac and purple

Street style 4: Lilac and Turqoise

In this outfit, lilac and turqoise go together like toast and Nutella! This is a romantic princess look with the little sparkly crown, embellished collar and soft dress. The clashes of the colours give it just the right amount of edge to balance the sweetness.

 

London Fashion Week Sept Street style sicilia dolce and gabbana

Street style 5: Greetings from Bella Italia

Ah Sicilia I miss you! This street style makes me reminisce about our holiday back in July. The cart wheels on the Dolce and Gabbana T-shirt look like a statement necklace.  Knitted pencil skirt from Ekaterina Kukhareva.

Posted on September 14, 2014

Fashion Sisters at LFW – Day 2

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London Fashion Week Sept 2014 street style pink coat max and co

Day 2 at London Fashion Week! Today I dressed for London’s ever changeable weather in a pastel pink coat, topped off with cat ears. Rebel went for the classic look in black skinny jeans,  a white shirt and brimmed hat to catch the tiny raindrops that descended upon us during the day.

Rebel is wearing:

  • White shirt from Gianfranco Ferre
  • Black Skinny Jeans from Zara
  • Leopard print pointy flats from BCBG
  • Blue hat from BCBG
  • Chained cross body bag from Gianfranco Ferre

Romantique is wearing:

  • Pastel pink coat from Max & Co AW2014 as seen on Hanneli Mustapari who’s fronts Max & Co’s new AW campaign
  • Black skinny jeans from Topshop
  • Pink bag from Bally
  • Snakeskin flats from DV Dolce Vita
  • Gelato pink sunglasses from Dolce and Gabbana
  • Macaron bracelet from Les Nereides N2
  • Cat ears alice band from Bijou Brigitte
  • Lipstick: Ruby Woo by Mac

London Fashion Week september 2014 Streetstyle

London Fashion Week Sept 2014 street style pink coat max and co

London Fashion Week september 2014 Streetstyle

London Fashion Week Sept 2014 street style pink coat max and co macaron bracelet les nereides London Fashion Week Sept 2014 street style pink coat max and co

Posted on September 13, 2014

London Fashion Week Street Style – Edit by Rebel

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London Fashion Week Sept 2014 street style colourblock

Here’s a selection of Rebel’s favourite street style outfits at London Fashion Week September 2014!

Street style 1 colour-block (above):

This photo is an absolute cracker! I love her expressive eyes and attitude. Red and pink colour blocking is a great example of  perennial style.

London Fashion Week Sept 2014 street style colourblock wearable chic

Street style 2 wearable chic:

These are  classic outfits which oozes class.  This is a style you can wear to the office: Comfy but stylish flats in sliver and monotone. Classic white blouse, pencil skirts and classic tote bags. Et voila, the ueber cool look is complete!

London Fashion Week Sept 2014 street style Man in red

Street style 3 Man in Red:

I don’t love the entire outfit but it contains a few details I’d love to have in my wardrobe. With the red Celine bag and the pink high heels, this fashionisto is dressed to kill! Romantique loves the cat ears.

London Fashion Week Sept 2014 street style Parisienne Street style 3 La Belle Italienne:

I ADORE the entire outfit of this lady. Her style represents everything that is effortless chic. Lace pencil skirt and pointy strappy heels. No loud colours, no frill. Just pure elegance. We bet this lady is not British but hails from Milan.

London Fashion Week Sept 2014 street style Black and white

Street style 4: Baccara “Yes Sir I can Boogie”

These two  remind me of the 70s band Baccara. The band consisted of two women, one always dressed in white, the other one always dressed in black.

This stylish duo has taken the trend into the here and now by accessorizing it with Miu Miu sun glasses (left), fur and polka dots.

London Fashion Week Sept 2014 street style lilac mustard

Street style 5: Purple pencil and mustard teddy clutch

Two things stand out for me in this outfit: The exceptionally well fitted purple pencil skirt and the mustard yellow teddy fur clutch. A hot combination of colours and fabrics.

Posted on September 13, 2014

London Fashion Week Sisters

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London Fashion Week september 2014 Streetstyle Romantique and Rebel

t’s fashion week in London!  Rebel flew in from Hamburg, especially for the occasion, which meant lots of “girly nonsense” time, as Mr Romantique disparagingly refers to our chatter.

Twice a year, this festival of style takes place at Somerset House – one of London’s major cultural venues in the heart of the city. You don’t need show tickets to enjoy the London Fashion Week atmosphere. The courtyard of Somerset house is open to the public.   British fashion is known for its classic heritage brands as well as edgy eccentric South East London style reflected by the many fashionistas flocking to LFW. Stay tuned for a full run-down of our favourite’s LFW outfits.

What to wear at London Fashion Week:

London is known for it’s gaudy, eclectic style, where everyone wants to stand out as unique. Rather than trying to keep up or even outdo the fashionistas, we dressed true to our own styles, picking wearable pieces that we might don in the office, whilst still looking slick.  For us, every day may as well be a fashion show! Rebel and I had lots of fun immersing ourselves in the eclectic London style mix, which we found to be a great source of inspiration.

 

Rebel is wearing:

  • Long pear necklace from Gabriele Frantzen
  • Skinny Jeans by Topshop
  • Blue sandals by Zara
  • Blue blazer with gold buttons by Tommy Hilfiger
  • red sunglasses by Paul Smith
  • Red lipstick: Ruby Woo by MAC

 

Romantique is wearing:

  • Bordeaux coloured dress and white Peter Pan colour by Max & Co
  • Leopard print pointy flats by BCBG
  • Macaron bracelet by N2 Les Nereides
  • Brown cross body bag by Moschino
  • Sunglasses wayfarer by Ray Ban
  • Red lipstick: Ruby Woo and Viva Glam by MAC

London Fashion Week september 2014 Streetstyle Romantique and Rebel

 

London Fashion Week september 2014 Streetstyle.

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The French photographer loved my little French school uniform outfit!

 

 

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