Deconstruction

The impersonation of cool. Deconstruction is very interesting to me. How do designers manage to integrate this into their collections without making one look like someone who carelessly cut their own clothes? Well I don’t know, but it works. I guess it is just some few lucky talents who were born with it.

With this trend you are able to add something different and unexpected to your day to day looks and it is not that difficult to pull off. Put on a deconstructed top and a pair of jeans and you’ve got it. Pretty simple, that’s what this is all about, you don’t want to seem crazy by over doing it, so just try to pair a deconstructed piece (top, pants, skirt…) with a basic one.

Check out the MANY options spotted in the Spring/Summer 2016 collections!

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Calvin Klein Collection

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Anthony Vaccarello

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Stella McCartney

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Hood By Air

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Prabal Gurung

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Mugler

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Akris

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Jacquemus

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Louis Vuitton

 

Images via: Vogue.com

Céline Pre-Fall 2016

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Céline is one of my favourite brands, it is so cool, the clothes have so much personality on their own and they are just so strong and different. What I like the most about Céline is that the vision Phoebe Philo has of a woman is extremely different to the generalised idea our society has. From the Céline point of view a woman doesn’t need to show off a lot of skin in order to be sexy and powerful, it is all about layering. I think it is okay to show off skin as long as one is doing it with pride and for the right reasons, but I really admire that Céline is trying to break these standards.

Focusing on the actual clothes, the silhouettes are amazing, straight cuts and of course the classic oversized garments. Long coats and dresses over pants, something which I personally love, but you can lose the pants and wear it as a regular dress. Clothes that are versatile are awesome, which is one of the things I like the most about Céline, everything can be worn in so many different ways, so purchasing a Céline garment is definitely an great investment.

Check out the new collection to see how Phoebe Philo is reinterpreting feminism!

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Images via: Vogue.com

From the runway to magazines

As I have said before I love to see how stylists and photographers create stories with the clothes from the runway. Here you have some of my favourite looks from the Spring/Summer 2016 collections that have appeared in magazine editorials!

Scroll down and enjoy!

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Calvin Klein

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Céline

Images via: Vogue.com, Tumblr

Shades of Pink

I remember a few seasons ago when pastel colours were all over the place. Well, it looks like pink is the only one that made the cut this season.

According to my research, pink shades go from regular pink to flamingo, bubblegum, taffy, pink blush, hot pink, ballet-slipper, cupid, mademoiselle, magenta, rose, lavender pink to an endless list of names I would never have time to finish, there is probably a different shade for each and every single human being in the planet. This colour is one of the most questioned from what I have heard, specially from the “All-black” lovers. So, is pink really too much?

Pink has always been seen as a girly colour (there is nothing really masculine about it), so I say why not embrace it and go for it during the summer! An all-pink look is not necessary but pink pants and a white/beige top will do, plus you have so many different shades to choose from!

Check out some pink look from the Spring/Summer 2016 collections!

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Stella McCartney

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Gucci

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Saint Laurent

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Emilio Pucci

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Narciso Rodriguez

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Tibi

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Simone Rocha

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Céline

Images via: Vogue.com

Francisco Costa Says Goodbye to Calvin Klein

Just yesterday, Calvin Klein announced that both Francisco Costa and Italo Zucchelli, Womenswear Creative Director and Menswear Creative Director respectively, were leaving the brand. I did not expect this at all, I am a huge follower of the brand and really admire Costa’s work. He is one of my favourite fashion designers and he has done an amazing job at Clavin Klein for 13 years and has really helped shape the brand and bringing it to success.

The brand is a worldwide reference for many people, not only for young aspiring fashion designers but also to regular teens. This is because of their celebrity endorsement, something the brand has been doing for a very long time. Some of the best models have represented the brand such as Kate Moss, a very iconic moment in fashion in my opinion.

Costa’s designs are very sleek and modern, he did not incorporate a lot of colour in his collections, he mainly used black, navy and white. But when he did incorporate colour or patterns they were really outstanding and meaningful. For his latest collection, he incorporated some stones from his hometown, Brazil. I am specially into his more minimalistic designs, which is what I like the most about Calvin Klein Collection but some of the garments with patterns and colours are really dope.

In honour of Costa’s departure from Calvin Klein, I have put together some of my favourite looks from a few of his latest collections for the brand. Check them out!

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S/S 2016

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F/W 2015

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S/S 2015

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F/W 2014

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Pre-Fall 2014

Images via: Vogue.com

Bare Your Shoulders

Fun and flirty! I love this trend, it gives your outfit a special touch which is very flattering. These tops or dresses are extremely cute and perfect for summer. I personally think that showing off your shoulders is showing off the right amount of skin! If you want to show off more, then go ahead, that is totally fine, but off-the-shoulder tops are the perfect balance, the midpoint!

Tops look great tucked into shorts and with long slouchy/baggy pants or big and wide ones. Pair dresses with a pair simple and classic sandals during the day and change it up for the night with some wedges or a chunky heel!

Check out some of the coolest options from the runway and make them your own!

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Roberto Cavalli S/S 2016

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Stella McCartney S/S 2016

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Boss S/S 2016

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Zimmermann S/S 2016

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Edun S/S 2016

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Thakoon S/s 2016

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Sonia Rykiel S/S 2016

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Proenza Schouler S/S 2016

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Prabal Gurung S/S 2016

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Images via: Vogue.com

Net

As I always say, there are no limits in fashion. And this trend proves that. Dresses, tops, skirts, tights… made of net don’t leave much to the imagination, you can see everything underneath. The key is to wear a tiny pair of shorts or a bandeau top underneath and it will look amazing.

Of course, this is only for summer and personally I would not wear this in a big city, it is just too much. Instead, this is perfect for the island life. If you are planning a vacation to an island or somewhere with a beach, then this trend is for you. You can dress it up or dress it down and wear it both to the beach and to a dinner with friends!

Check out some of the coolest options spotted on the runway!!!

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Balmain S/S 2016

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Dion Lee S/S 2016

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Alexander McQueen S/S 2016

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Valentino S/S 2016

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Pringle of Scotland S/S 2016

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Proenza Schouler S/S 2016

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Tommy Hilfiger S/S 2016

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Louis Vuitton S/S 2016

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Akris S/S 2016

Images via: Vogue.com

Vertical Stripes

Of course, stripes for spring and summer, typical. But even though this was something to expect, I like to see what new proposals for something as classic and typical as this.

Stripes go in many directions, vertical, horizontal, diagonal… but I think that vertical stripes are the most flattering, they are more slimming than any of the others. This is because they elongate your body and make you taller. So, if I were to opt for this trend I would definitely go for vertical stripes! I’m personally loving the stripes all-over, like a long striped dress, but there is stripes for everyone, for the shy and for the daring!

Check out some of the best options from the runway!

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Prabal Gurung S/S 2016

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Elie Saab S/S 2016

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Tommy Hilfiger S/S 2016

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Ralph Lauren S/S 2016

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Nº 21 S/S 2016

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Dolce & Gabanna S/S 2016

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Dior S/S 2016

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Salvatore Ferragamo S/S 2016

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Gucci S/S 2016

Images via: Vogue.com

 

The Slip Dress

The infamous slip dress is back. The slip dress was huge back in the days but fashion always comes and goes, and it looks like it is back to stay this time. In any colour and in any material, the slip dress seems to be a very popular trend for this upcoming summer season. I personally love this dress, it can be extremely beautiful and comfortable at the same time, plus it is perfect for when extremely hot.

When we think about this dress we immediately think about it as a summer garment, but designers have come up with a great alternative for a winter look, that way your dress can stay in your closet throughout the whole year. During the F/W 2016 collections I saw many slip dresses worn over a T-shirt or a sweater, something which I truly adore. I love having garments that I can use regardless of the weather.

Effortless is a word I would use to describe this dress. It gives you a very cool yet effortless look, it really looks like you are not trying that much. That’s because it is a very simple dress, but the silk makes it much more sophisticated and chic. Although silk is the regular material it is done with, as it is meant to look like a pyjama, a leather version is also extremely sick and unexpected. Anything counts!

Check out some of my favourites spotted on the runway! And make sure to get your hands on one of them!

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Narciso Rodriguez S/S 2016

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Paul Smith S/S 2016

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Givenchy S/S 2016

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Céline S/S 2016

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Alexander Wang S/S 2016

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Balenciaga S/S 2016

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Tibi F/W 2016

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Calvin Klein Collection S/S 2016

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Saint Laurent S/S 2016

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Burberry S/S 2016

Images via: Vogue.com

 

Shoes of the Season

Shoes are such an important factor for an outfit, they have the power to create a completely different look. Coco Chanel once said “A woman with good shoes is never ugly” which is just so true. Shoes say a lot about a person and I personally think that the right shoe can put you in a much better mood!

Scroll down to see some of the top shoes for this Spring/Summer 2016 and check out my favourites!

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I am absolutely in love with everything Céline does and the shoes are incredible. Phoebe Philo always manages to come up with new designs which are very minimalistic and that come in simple colours, but at the same time are super contemporary, modern and cool. For S/S 2016 she created this models that comes both in a mule design and in an ankle boot. They are a kind of wooden wedge with upper leather. Normally this would be a very basic shoe but she added some golden pins surrounding the entire shoe which gives them a very sophisticated touch. This model is definitely a must!

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Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney always does the coolest shoes, but this season I am not a huge fan of her designs. These japanese inspired sandals are just not giving me the right vibe. I think they quite match the Stella McCartney look, as she always does platform shoes, but I am just not feeling them. The upper part is nice but it is the bottom part that doesn’t feel right. If the sole were an entire piece, a whole platform, they would look much nicer, to me at least, but I guess that was the point, to make a different shoe that differs a little from the classic Stella McCartney shoe which regularly have a huge platform.

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Balmain

I can’t get enough of Balmain, I just adore the brand. The clothes are so opulent and extravagant and I like that the shoes are a little bit more simple and easy to wear but still they are pretty cool and modern. I love these gladiator sandals that Olivier Rousting reinterpreted for this season, I love the colours, the materials and just everything about them. Gladiator sandals are on of my favourites, they are a great option for the warm season, but the heeled version? Even better! Now you have your day version, fat gladiators, and heeled for a night out!

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Gucci

Alessandro Michele’s Gucci has really become one to be talked about. Personally, I don’t love the designs in general, of course there are some things that are nice, but I would not be seen wearing these clothes, it is just not my style. But instead, the shoes, I like better than the clothes. For the S/S 2016 collection Michele showed these two models, amongst other of course, but these are the ones that stood out the most. The platform heels are cool but there isn’t anything new about them, I have seen this design many times in the past. The other one on the other hand, I would say is more special. While I wouldn’t declare myself a fan of the shoe, I have to say they stand out and they are pretty distinctive.

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Versace

After a while when heels did not have platforms, it looks like they are coming back! These heels, very Versace, are quite simple considering their brand but they stand out because of the platform and the block heel. Block heels are really cool in my opinion, plus they are way more comfortable than stiletto heels. The socks were a really cool touch and also unexpected, considering that the whole collection was practically based on mini dresses. They are easy to wear as colours are pretty basic and laid back, but the design gives them a smart twist.

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Givenchy

I die for these shoes. They are so over-the-top and so different that I just love them. I could not chose between wearing just flats or heels, but wearing heels is just such a cool feeling and especially if they have a cool design and are not just the classic black pump (which I also love though). These heels are so insane, the attention to detail is incredible and that just makes them way more special. I love shoes that make a statement, that are unique and iconic and these definitely meet this three factors. I would totally wear these heels, even during the day!

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Miu Miu

Everybody seems to LOVE these Miu Miu ballerina, but really I think they are too much. This rock edge that they have added just doesn’t work for me. I don’t think it is a flattering shoe. On the other hand, the heeled version is better, I can totally work with it. The fact that they have a tie to wrap around your ankle is something that makes you look shorter which is one of the main reasons I don’t like the ballerina, instead, heels with a wrap-around tie are much more flattering. There is one thing though, that I like about these shoes which is the fact that I have never seen anything like them and I really enjoy seeing new designs from creative people.

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Dior

The first time I saw these shoes I though “They look like the classic heel that would have been worn by someone like Paris Hilton during the 2000’s”. I didn’t really like them in the beginning, but after having seen them on the streets I kind of came around I now I really like them. I don’t know what it is but Raf Simons always manages to do it right. The only thing that saved the shoes for me in the beginning was the clothes. They were very light and delicate, so the whole outfit looked very well put. With these kind of shoes it is very important to put together an quite minimal as the shoes are already quite exaggerated, this way you can balance out your look!