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Posted on May 27, 2012

The Romantic summer LBD

Dresses/ Romantique/ Wardrobe

Don’t you just love those balmy summer nights when you can sit outside a restaurant in just a dress without a cardi or blazer?  My tiered ruffle little black dress from DKNY and a perfect partner for a night like this. I put my hair up in two buns to match the playful ruffles and to avoid a sweaty neck from too much hair on a hot night!

Brown waist belt from Stefanel and sunglasses from Chloe

My beloved flower clutch handbag from Dolce & gabbana – a generous loan  from Mummy Romantique!

My all time summer essential: Espadrilles wedges. The cute polka dots go well with the playful theme of the dress.

Posted on July 6, 2011

The Romantic Era

Romantique/ Wardrobe

…… was an artistic, literary and intellectual movement rooted in the German Sturm und Drang  movement, that prized intuition and emotion over Enlightenment rationalism. The ideologies and events of the French Revolution laid the background from which both Romanticism and the Counter-Enlightenment emerged.

These days, the adjective “romantic”  is used as an expression for love and longing, for example a “romantic” letter.

Romantic fashion is as popular and timeless as ever, characterised by feminine cuts, soft colours, layers, tiers, puff sleeves and fine materials like silk. Fashion is not only art but we also utilise it to express how we want to be perceived by others. And in a world of corporate jobs, tough working hours, routine filled days,  what better escape could we have then to colour our world in Romantique?

Posted on June 28, 2011

Over the roofs of Paris – Les Galeries Lafayette

Paris/ Romantique/ Wardrobe

The Galeries Lafayette are not just a must see for shopping, but the department store also boasts an amazing roof terrace on the 7th floor, providing a view formidable over the city of love. Enjoy a cafe au lait and a price- less view at the same time at the cafe.

The weekend of our visit was also the start of the sale which we didn’t realise until we spotted hordes of passionate shoppers almost getting into fist fights over 500 EUR Chloe handbags and 50 metre queues just to be allowed access into the Louis Vuitton shop.

Berliners will notice that the interior of the French department store resembles that of the Galeries Lafayette in Berlin. Jean Nouvel constructed the German copy in 1991. It is one of only three in the whole world – the two others are in Casablanca, Morocco and in Dubai.

I wear a Max Mara dress, sunglasses from TK Maxx und shoes from Pretty Ballerina.


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