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Posted on November 17, 2013

Fashion Sisters: One Look,Two Styles: Monochrome

Blazer / Jackets/ Denim/ Rebel Alexa/ Romantique/ Trousers

Fashion sisters Monochrome Looks

A monochrome look, styled in two ways. Are you Romantique or Rebel?

Trends come and go, black and white will always stay. It’s the most classic and uncomplicated combination of colours. Style it romantic like Romantique or cool and minimalistic like Rebel.

Romantique: Black and white can look severe and quite grown up. I wanted to give the monochrome look a playful note by adding a bow jumper and vichy checked trousers, paired with easy to wear moccasins.

Romantique is wearing: Bow Cashmere jumper from Antoni & Alison. Gingham woolen trousers from Max & Co AW2013. Moccasins from AGL Attilio Giusti Leombruni. Woven patent bag from Falorni. Wayfarer sunglasses from Ray Ban.

Rebel: My Black and White Outfit looks clean and minimalistic. To break up the strictness of the look, I added stripey socks and open sandals to give it a fun notion while still keeping the style simple.

Rebel is wearing: Jeans by J Brand. Turtleneck sweater by Stefanel, white blazer by H&M (from the men’s department), stripey grey socks by Falke, sunglasses by Anna Sui.

Black jacket by Closed.

Black jacket by Closed.



White ballerina bracelet by Les Nereides.

Romantique: White ballerina bracelet by Les Nereides.

Striped Falke socks and TK Maxx sandals

Rebel: Striped Falke socks and TK Maxx sandals


Posted on August 1, 2013

Salt and Pepper Striped Dress

Dresses/ Romantique/ Wardrobe

salt and Pepper striped dress Max & Co

We love monochrome and the look often featured at Romantique and Rebel: From 60s geometric  black and white checks to block stripes.  The Salt and Pepper Style looks pure in stripes and lend themselves to be paired with a bright lip, neon shoes or a bright handbag. Let your imagination run free!

Above: I am wearing a black and white striped dress from Max & Co, fitted at the top with a puffy, pleated skirt. Keeping in the with the minimalistic tone, I chose a white mini bag and a breton striped boucle jacket.

Black and white Stripes at Dolce & Gabbana SS 2013

Black and white Stripes at Dolce & Gabbana SS 2013

The Monochrome trend was seen everywhere this summer SS2013, from Moschino to Marc Jacobs to Dolce & Gabbana. The Sicilian designer duo created a block striped collection inspired by Sicily’s striped sun loungers and sun umbrellas. Rich fabrics such as brocade give the  casual look a luxurious feel.

Streetstyle London in a black and white striped dress

Street style London in my favourite summer trend:  black and white stripes

My dress is made of a stiff kind of polyester which  makes the pleated skirt look  puffy and voluminous. Usually I shun 100% polyester garnments but I liked this dress so much that I had to made an exception. After all, the new generation of well made  polyester are not as sweaty and itchy as they used  to be years ago.

Metallic sandals from AGL Attilio Giusti Leombruni.

Metallic sandals from AGL Attilio Giusti Leombruni.

Posted on May 5, 2013

Black & White 60s Dress

Dresses/ Romantique/ Wardrobe
Salt and Pepper look in a black and white checked dress

Salt and Pepper look in a black and white checked dress

Black and white monochrome, the most classic of trends and so easy to wear. After all, I don’t know a single person who doesn’t look good in those timeless colours. Add pattern like oversized checks or checkerboards, stripes and polka dots for a playful twist.

Keep it classic and stay in the black and white area or add accessories in pop colours!

Above: I love this black and white checked dress I am wearing from Italian designer Max & Co as it reminds me of Megan Draper from Mad Men (love new season 6 !). The length is work appropriate and accessorizing is fool proof.  Tights from Burlington, pointy flats from BCBG.

Max and Co black and white dress

Watch out, Pippa! :-)

Style inspirations

From left to right:

Alexa Chung proving once again she’s a quirky cool London gal. She accessorised  her Paul Smith plaid dress with chunky oxfords, grey socks and a black belt.

Peggy Olsen from Mad Men in a fitted 60s plaid dress with boat neck. Classic!

French actress Marion Cotillard in a black and white geometric dress, mixed up with bright orange heels.

Diane Krueger rocks the Parisienne look: Black and white plaid tweed dress from Chanel with Peter Pan collar. She accessorised with a black beret and classic chain cross-body mini bag. J’adore!

Max & Co Black and white striped dress

One of my favourite dress shapes because it is so slimming (takes off 5 pounds!), the 60s A-line dress. Stripes mixed with white always look fresh and young. Dress and beige platform ballet pumps from  Max & Co

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