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Posted on July 22, 2012

How to wear lace

Romantique/ Shirts/ Skirts/ Wardrobe

This season, lace has been everywhere. From pretty pastel lace to dark, sutlry and sexy lace. How to wear it can be tricky though if you don’t want to look like your own granny or like a teenager in one of those nasty nylon/polyester curtains as seen at High Street Shops.

To make lace work, read some of these inspirations:

  • You don’t have to go for head-to-toe lace, just showcase a little lace with a top or skirt
  • To avoid Kate Middleton lady syndrome, mess it up a bit. Layer lace and play with textures and fabrics like leather to pull it out of the “frumpy” category
  • Make sure the lace is made out of silk or other natural fibres with a silk lining
  • Colour: Coloured lace looks fresh and modern. Try a coloured lace skirt with a monochrome shirt to keep it balanced
Above: Texture mix for a  fresh take on lace: I’m wearing a white broderie anglaise pencil skirt from H&M and a navy blue lace top from Max & Co.
Alexa Chung in a coral coloured lace dress by Carven
Lace by day: Mix lace with denim for a relaxed, not to dressy look like Kate Bosworth at Coachella.

R&R like what Jigsaw is saying about lace trends too.  Check ’em out here
Posted on July 18, 2012

Fall Trend Guide: Red Alert

Rebel Alexa/ Shirts/ Wardrobe

As an accent color in the past, red is now perceived as a commercial outerwear choice and the most commercially important and dominating colour of the fall/winter 2012 season. The color of passion appears everywhere from store interiors and hotel decor to gadgets and to-die-for accessories. A tube of rouge lipstick and a blood-red fur chubby, and you’re on your way to the season’s boldest trend. The message of the colour red is clear: Here I’am.


Tomato red silk blouse, Jeans by William Rast, Shoes by TK Maxx

Collection of Roberto Cavalli Fall 2012

Red Alert Runway Looks Fall/ Winter 2012

Posted on July 17, 2012

Romanian Blouses

Rebel Alexa/ Shirts/ Wardrobe

When it comes to wearing this boho chic staple in a modern way, see how to get the look more cool and clean. Romanian Blouses: but instead of pairing the top with a pretty flowy maxi skirt, beaded sandals or jeans shorts I wear it with black skinny jeans, black suede heels and black biker leather jacket – the opposite of all romance look but still romance.

Outside rock & rebel but inside boho chic with a romania blouse


Jeans by J Brand, Leather Jacket by Michael Kors, Shoes & Blouse by TK Maxx, Sunglasses Jil Sander, Bag by Goldpfeil

Posted on May 2, 2012

Uniqlo’s Hello Kitty Ts

Romantique/ Shirts/ Travel/ Trousers/ Wardrobe


I’m in Hello Kitty Land: In Italy! Honouring their stylish heritage, Italians love everything Hello Kitty: From deodorants, to toilet paper to Hello Kitty cakes and sun spray.

Naturally being in Italy, I’m wearing a Hello Kitty shirt at Cannigione’s marina from Uniqlo’s Hello Kitty range.

The T-Shirts are either subtly Hello Kitty for the careful kitten lovers, or full on!

Below you can see a few styles, but be quick, they sell out really fast!


Posted on April 21, 2012

Big check Fashion

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Looks like an Italian table cloth some of you might think. No, big gingham / Vichy  checks never go out of fashion. It’s fresh and summery, you can dress it up and down, whether you’re in the countryside or in the city.I’m wearing pink and white gingham pants from Gant SS 2012

Blue gingham vichy Miu Miu slingback pumps SS 2012

Orange Gingham / Vichy Beach Bag from Seafolly

Wear Gingham / Vichy and clash pattern with stripes or dots

Miu  SS 2012 shirtdress with fuchsia gingham patterned ballon skirt

Posted on April 18, 2012

Geometry Shirts

Rebel Alexa/ Shirts/ Wardrobe

There was as much to learn from the street style in between the spring 2012 fashion shows as on the runways. One lesson from Fashion Week Street Style is the Geometry:

Study up and let your outfit take on urban geometry.

For this trend, I had to put on that lovely geometry pastel shirt from Moschino! I wish I could afford it but unfortunately my fashion budget for this month is already used up.

A more understatement geometry shirt by Isabel Marant.

Posted on April 17, 2012

Men’s Style

Blazer / Jackets/ Rebel Alexa/ Shirts/ Trousers/ Wardrobe

Fashionable femmes suited up in menswear-inspired ensembles and separates.

The vibrant leopard print wedges breaks up a classic stripe shirt and a well-suited velvet blazer.

WEAR: Jessica Simpson leo wedges, Bogner shirt, Closed velvet blazer, sporty Agnes J-Brand, white belt Tiger of Sweden, Celiné Sunglasses

No matter  the sun is shining or not, I never leave out the house without my Celiné sunglasses. Like all Parisian women I always wear sunglasses even on cloudy days.

Play up the menswear – maybe you can find in the closet of your boyfriend, a stylish shirt for the men’s style look.

Posted on April 14, 2012

Back To The Seventies

Rebel Alexa/ Shirts/ Wardrobe

Spring’s exotic gypsy and folk trend, as seen on the runways of Etro or Missoni, seems difficult to translate into your everyday wardrobe. The key to getting the gypsy look  right is to keep the focus on one piece.

Look how Kate does it: She paired her black and gold sheer embroidered peasant top with dark flared jeans and simple boots. Then, finish off the look with exotic accessories via reptilian-print satchel bags.

And the Tulips are the prettiest Accessoires ever!

French Style Icon Carole Bouquet wearing a blue-white folk blouse.

Posted on February 10, 2012

Notting Hill Fashion Finds

Rebel Alexa/ Shirts/ Travel/ Wardrobe

Das Kate Moss Mittelfinger T-Shirt ist warscheinlich das berühmteste Fotoprint T-Shirt, was man sich aus London mitbringen kann. Auch ich habe mir vor 2 Jahren das T-Shirt gleich 2 mal gekauft und 2 Sasions non-stop getragen – später als der print für die Straße zu ausgewaschen war, dann als Nachthemd. Direkt, wenn man an der Tubestation Notting Hill Gate aussteigt, Richtung Portobello Road kann man die T-Shirtläden nicht mehr übersehen. Ich style die Shirts gerne im Frühjahr und Sommer zu Cargohosen und High Heels, Jeans und Ballerins oder auch zu eleganteren Stoffhosen mit schwarzen Cashmere Cardigans, das gibt dann einen lässigen schwarz-weiss Break.

Meine neue Best of Collection für 2012 sind das Rhianna T-Shirt und die beiden Model Girls:

Sommeroutfit von 2011:

schwarze Pradahose, T-Shirt aus einem Notting Hill Laden, Karl Lagerfeld Sonnenbrille, Michael Kors Herrenuhr und gelbe Bag.

Posted on February 4, 2012

Hello Kitty Forever

Accessoires/ Dresses/ Romantique/ Shirts/ Wardrobe

For her new movie “Young adult”, Charlize Theron is parading around in Hello Kitty attire which made me curious what the movie is about. A comedy about a  writer  for teenage novels in her mid thirties who returns to her hometown in the sticks to win her ex boyfriend over because she feels he is what is missing in her life. The only problem is that he’s  now married with a kid on the way. The movie received glowing reviews so make sure to check out the trailer and the movie!

Hello Kitty is an eternal trend you are never to old to wear! On my travels to Italy (Amalfi coast and Sardinia) there was no escaping from it! Hello Kitty Underwear shops, in each town a hello kitty shop for every item from fashion to household and the most common sight was fashionable Italian young women who wore Hello Kitty helmets on their motorbikes!

Hello Kitty lurking from my Miu Miu straw bag

Hello Kitty sunscreen seen at a Sardinian supermarket

Hello Kitty Shop at Sorrento


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