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Posted on June 17, 2013

Jenna Lyons’s top three fashion tips

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Top three fashion tips?

“First of all, people make mistakes by not playing up their body traits. If you’re tall, wear skinny cropped pants and high heels. If you’re curvy, wear siren dresses; if you’re really little or short, wear short skirts. Don’t worry about what the trend is. For instance, high-waisted really long pants are back in, but I’m sorry, if you’re five foot two, they’re just not for you. Don’t get caught up in that — play to your strengths. I’m relatively tall [six foot] so I always wear heels and I have awful legs but no one would ever know because I never show them. Work with what you’ve got. Also try to create something that is signature, that’s a little bit yours: That could be a locket you always wear, or something from your grandmother, or you could always have hot-pink nail polish. Let your personal style come through.”


Here on this pic I hade my mix it up”Jenna Lyon’s steal her look” day – wearing printed pants combined with stripes and heels but without her signature glasses.

“Fashion is Fashion” said Anna Wintour but working into fashion is another matter. Interesting on what Jenna pays attention for an job interview:

Jenna Lyons Style (4)

When you’re interviewing job candidates, what do you look for?
“Every time I interview someone I ask them, “Who is your favourite painter? Who is your favourite architect?” and if I see their eyes glaze over I’m like, “Uh-oh.” It’s not just about loving fashion, it’s about loving design—furniture, textiles, colour, architecture—and understanding the history of art. If someone’s not interested in the visual world, it’s not a good sign to me.”



I’m wearing: flower printed pants by ZARA, raspberry, striped summer cashmere sweater, red sunglasses, black heels by TK Maxx



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 July 20, 2012

Statement Pants: Orange

Rebel/ Trousers/ Wardrobe

Do you feel the urge to totally revamp your style? Start with a statement pants in orange and dress down all other – top, jacket, blazer and shoes – around in black. If you focus on what you have to offer to others instead of pumping up your own ego, your fan base will grow exponentially. And the same rules work for fashion as well.


Orange pants by SchneiderS Salzburg, Barnett & Barnett sweater, black sandals by Bulldozer

Posted on June 22, 2012

Best of Romantique Summer Sale

Dresses/ Romantique/ Skirts/ Trousers/ Wardrobe

Ladies, have your credit cards at the ready! This weekend is Sale weekend: Shop and grab yourself high quality brands that usually are out of your wallet’s reach. Whether it’s a timeless classic or a statement piece just for one season, now is the time to splash out.
Department stores are my favourite sale destination; they have massive reductions on everything ranging from High Street to Designer.  In the recession-ridden UK, these discounts are 75%!
This Playful Moschino Cheap & Chic dress demonstrates beautifully how designer is different from the high street:  The unusual yellow wheat crop print fabric is something a Zara factory in China cannot copy! And the light linen/cotton material is a dream to wear on hot summer days. This dress was reduced from a whopping 395£ to a mere 95£! Yes please I’ll have one! Seen at Selfridges.
Miss Minimalist: Combine a Clean white shirt chic with a romantic nude coloured pleated skirt all rolled into one dress! Stefanel: was £135, now £70!

Too busy to shop after work? If you know your size at certain brands or you have eyeballed a few items in the shops before, just shop online. This classic white waitress shirt from Stefanel with Peter Pan collar and green edging detail  is a steal for just 40% of its original prize.
Feeling luxurious? This beige ostrich leather wallet from Mulberry comes in at £180 – a bargain compared to its original price of £695! Seen at Selfridges.
Vichy checked pink pants with bird print – Miu Miu £80 seen at Selfridges London
Posted on June 22, 2012

Super Brights Combo

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This year it’s all about hot poppings pair-ups. My new colourway is appoved by Jenna Lyons: Orange and Beige!

Whether you go for pale sugary shades or super-brights combo, this feminine colour combo is your fast track ticket to maximum stand-out style.


Orange Tippi Sweater by J. Crew, beige Pants by Luella, Yellow belt by Furla, Sandals by BCBG


Posted on June 9, 2012

Zara’s Flower Print Trousers

Rebel/ Trousers/ Wardrobe

It’s the time of The Statement Trousers! I especially like the floral print trousers by Céline and Isabel Marant. I have the best high street statement trousers for my summer wardrobe by Zara!

Sleek cigarette pants covered in tropical and floral prints – for me the best shape.

Bag it before the pants are sold out – 49,99 EUR!



Posted on May 27, 2012

Yellow and Blue Streetstyle

Romantique/ Trousers/ Wardrobe

Here’s the thing with style advice: I like reading books about style from women whose style I admire and respect. Parisian style icon Ines de la Fressange is one of them. In her book “Parisian Chic” one of her “No-Nos” is the combination of yellow and Blue. According to Madame de la Fressange, it looks like an advert for Ikea.

Hmm, I love the colour combination of blue (especially dark blue)  and yellow, it’s a perfect mix of warm and cold and such obvious colours to mix. Needless to say, I ignored this piece of style advice!

Be inspired and take style advise but never forget to be yourself and wear clothes that are fun and make you happy!

Yellow espadrilles from Spain and straw bag from Fossil.

Taylor Swift looks nothing like an Ikea advert but just really trendy and cute in her yellow pleated skirt and navy cashmere Ralph Lauren cable knit sweater.

My yellow ruffle shirt is from Massimo Dutti and my vichy checked shorts from Esprit.

Posted on May 22, 2012

Mix & Match

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Der Mustermix Look sieht auf Steet Style Photos und in Zeitschriften einfach toll aus – Punkte mit Schlange, Blumen mit Streifen, Leo mit garfischen Prints. Wie sieht so ein Look an einem selbst aus ohne sich verkleidet zu fühlen.

Etwas Mut braucht es schon, denn man fällt definitiv im Straßenbild auf und sticht etwas aus der Masse heraus. Die Farben der Muster sollten untereinander harmonieren und auf Schuhe und Tasche abgestimmt sein, mit einer dunklen Farbe kann man auch ganz gut abtönen und Ruhe in den Look bringen.

I WEAR: Aphorism Skirt, Sem Per Lei Jumper, Tod’s Sandals with snake leather

Posted on May 18, 2012

Fashion 60 Plus

Bags/ Jumpers/ Rebel/ Romantique/ Trousers/ Wardrobe

Fashion is not only for young people as all the magazines and billboards want us to believe.

The right to be fashionable and to have fun in what you wear and how you express yourself is not only owned by the young girls.
Marc Jacobs dedicated his last collection to mature women, taking inspiration from the style blog “Advanced Style” by Ari Seth Cohen.
Get inspired by our mum who is 61 years old and from who we inherited our interest and fun in all things fashionable.
Romantique:      What can you tell us about fashion in the later years of life?
Mummy R&R:    
As I got older, I became more confident in myself and more secure. I don’t get influenced and pressured  by trends anymore like I used to 30 years ago. I only participate in trends that I know suit me. For example, the wrap dress made famous by Diane Fuerstenberg has been hailed as the ultimate flattering dress for all shapes of women  in countless books, magazines and blogs for years. Still, I know a wrap dress isn’t my style,  because on me, it accentuates little “rolls” and a low V-Neck doesn’t suit me as well as a boat or round neck. 20 years ago, I might have bought a dress like this because it had been hyped up so much, despite knowing that the style didn’t suit me.
Romantique:     How would you describe your style?
Mummy R&R:    
I like to wear classic pieces and mix them up with a few trendy items. For example, I would team a classic pencil skirt with bold coloured tights; bright pink, purple or orange for example. To complete the outfit, I would wear a simple one coloured sweater or shirt.
Romantique:    What about accessories and handbags?
Mummy R&R:   I don’t like wearing too much jewellery as it reminds me of old fashioned women. I do love big earrings though, particularly made of gemstones.
I also love well crafted handbags, I recently bought a heavenly brown leather handbag from Celine (seen in the photo) in Sardinia. Handbags are so important as they can spice up any outfit, just like shoes. When wearing an excellent handbag it’s all about the way you wear it: Wear it with charisma and,very important, with a straight posture oozing confidence.
Mummy R&R, thank you for the interview!
In the pictures, Mummy R&R is wearing: Wool / Stretch trousers from Bogner, Bright orange Cashmere cardigan from Allude, orange suede jacket from Pielini, leather handbag from Celine, white bow shirt from TK Maxx and ballet shoes from Pretty Ballerina.
Posted on May 15, 2012

Animal Sweater

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Certain trends are fashion staples and will always be our obsession. These trends never fail to excite us, they never die out completely as they exist in our wardrobe in some form or the other – the animal prints.

Wearing animal prints has never been out of fashion. The rareness and the majestic character of wearing the animal print have been seen as a status symbol. It takes a confident woman to carry off the bold, chic and sexy adjectives that come with adorning the animal prints.


Cashmere sweater Allure animal print wrong way, so the wide neck is on the back. To the bright 7/8 silk taffeta pants I have consciously chosen espandrilles because the pants reminds me of the 60s Saint Tropez style – so, ready for a boat trip in Southern Europe!

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