Friday, 22 August 2014

Inspired by Pantone: sand

Bottega Veneta dress in L'Officiel Serbia April 2008 (photography: Jon Compson, styling: Vanessa Bellugeon)

The elegance of a woman wearing a gorgeous biscuity coloured clothes is undeniable. I've always thought that the Italians did it best - after all, those ancient walls touched by softly painted frescos and the golden hues of Venice couldn't have been more inspirational for the eye and refined sense of style.

Salvatore Ferragamo | Tod's | Trussardi Spring/Summer 2014
Salvatore Ferragamo | Tod's | Trussardi Spring/Summer 2014
Anteprima| A.F. Vandevost | Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2014
Anteprima | A.F. Vandevost | Jason Wu Spring/Summer 2014
Essentially beige, sand is just one of the beautiful colours within one of the most scrumptious palettes out there, so instead of focusing on the trendy side of things (and yes, Sand was one of the Spring/Summer 2014 Pantone choices), lets think of the quiet allure of light browns and their timelessness.

Valentino | Max Mara | Sonia Rykiel Spring/Summer 2014
Valentino | Max Mara | Sonia Rykiel Spring/Summer 2014
Gianfranco Ferre | Cushnie et Ochs | Hussein Chalayan Spring/Summer 2014
Gianfranco Ferre | Cushnie et Ochs | Hussein Chalayan Spring/Summer 2014
And what about the wonderful names, often just as tempting as the garments... From comforting oatmeal, sweet honey (I borrowed this one from Burberry - how clever are they!) and sober ecru to cafe au lait, tan, caramel and camel, they are music to my ears and an absolute delight for the eyes!

Bottega Veneta | Daks | 3.1. Phillip Lim Fall/Winter 2014
Bottega Veneta | Daks | 3.1. Phillip Lim Fall/Winter 2014
Felder Felder | Tome | Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2014
Felder Felder | Tome | Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2014
Building a perfect wardrobe or looking for some season transitional pieces? Don't forget about these colours because it's impossible to go wrong with a classic camel coat, sand-coloured trench or a light amber dress. Pair with browns, red, burgundy, blues, greys or black. And if you feel that the new favourite hue suddenly makes you look washed out, just add a bit of cream or white to frame the face.

Chloe | Sonia Rykiel | Altuzarra Fall/Winter 2014
Chloe | Sonia Rykiel | Altuzarra Fall/Winter 2014
Hermes | Helmut Lang | Roksanda Ilincic Fall/Winter 2014
Hermes | Helmut Lang | Roksanda Ilincic Fall/Winter 2014
And now - a few beautiful shopping ideas...

Inspired by Pantone Spring/Summer 2014 colour report | Sand | Nude & beige classic wardrobe buys


Photo source: L'Officiel Serbia April 2008 (photography: Jon Compson, styling: Vanessa Bellugeon), stylebistro.com, style.com


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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Pixie cut inspiration

Benthe De Vries in Tendenze Boyish editorial | Elle Italia September 2014 (photography: Michael Sanders, styling: Micaela Sessa)

Probably the most beautiful pixie hair cut since the reigns of Mia Farrow and Jean Seberg. And I love the smart yet cosy styling and that huge Cane Corso darling, too. 

Benthe De Vries in Tendenze Boyish editorial | Elle Italia September 2014 (photography: Michael Sanders, styling: Micaela Sessa)
Benthe De Vries in Tendenze Boyish editorial | Elle Italia September 2014 (photography: Michael Sanders, styling: Micaela Sessa)

Benthe De Vries in Tendenze Boyish editorial | Elle Italia September 2014 (photography: Michael Sanders, styling: Micaela Sessa)
Photo source: Benthe De Vries in Tendenze Boyish editorial | Elle Italia September 2014 (photography: Michael Sanders, styling: Micaela Sessa) via visualoptimism

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Stylish quote

Gisele Bundchen in High Summer editorial | Vogue UK June 2004 (photography: Carter Smith)

"There are so many women who understand nothing about clothes and they should try and understand themselves before they start putting on disguises: they should stand in front of the mirror for a day, two days or three, and find out what they have which is beautiful, interesting: what they should show: hair, neck, arms, or hands. They must realize themselves and then find their unique shape, their own uniform."


Sonia Rykiel


Photo source:  Gisele Bundchen in High Summer editorial | Vogue UK June 2004 (photography: Carter Smith)



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