evenings in the city

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Last night I went out and found myself again so close to the city.
He was wearing black, with pockets full of mystery.
Wanderlust was sparkling in my hair, to match the beige boots.
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1. Jacket // Olive Green Roll-up Sleeve Asymmetric Hem Coat //
150 ron // WITHCHIC.COM
2. T- shirt // Alexander Wang scoop neck T-shirt // 435 ron // FARFETCH.COM
3. Dress // Manokhi v-neck short slip dress// 3.600 RON // FARFETCH.COM
4. Boots // Dr. Martens 1460 W (Porecelain Patent Lamper) Women’s Lace-up Boots // 230 ron // 6PM.COM
5. Tights // ASOS Oversized Fishnet Tights // 32 ron // ASOS.COM
6. Bag // Banana Republic Snake Effect Leather Half Moon Crossbody // 575 ron // BANANAREPUBLIC.GAP.COM
7. Ring // Cat Fever Black Enamel European Silver Hug Ring // 1.630 ron // JRDUNN.COM
8. Chocker // Karma Jewels Women’s Suede, Sterling Silver & 1.48 Total Ct. Diamond S… // 5.120 ron // GILT.COM

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Life behind pastel lens

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A fresh new season is about to blossom.
I’m painting it with clear skies and pastel shades and sass.
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1. Dress// T-shirt dress Rs. 82 RON // HM.COM
2. Jacket // Hooded Drawstring Trench Coat // 61 RON // ROSEGAL.COM
3. Shoes // Prada Ombré patent-leather pumps // 2.905 RON // NET-A-PORTER.COM
4. Bag // Mark Cross Grace Box Small Cloud Leather Crosbody bag // 9.855 RON // SAKSFIFTHAVENUE.COM
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// Winter Odyssey //

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There is something about this winter that makes me want to wrap around in black lace and dark flowers.
I enjoy the serenity of total black and the way it looks over dusty shades of purple. The splash of floral prints growing over an intense background makes it lirical. Fleur du Mal.
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1. Dress //DKNY Lace-paneled stretch-silk satin dress
2.770 RON  // NET-A-PORTER.COM

2. Jacket // Pre-Owned Rick Owens Shearling Leather Jacket
4.220 RON // SNOBSWAP.COM

3. Choker // Pipa Lace Choker
315 RON // AMRITASINGH.COM

4. Tube scarf // Infinity scarf “Pinky fur neck warmer, circular stole, tube cowl scarf
205 RON // ETSY.COM

5. Purse // Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Box rose-print leather bag
8.785 RON // MATCHESFASHION.COM

6. Boots // MAISON MARGIELA Cylinder fabric-detail ankle boots
3.115 RON // SELFRIDGES.COM

7. Parfume // Juliette Has a Gun Juliette Has a Gun Citizen Queen Perfume 50ml
465 RON // EKSEPTION.US

8. Ring // Gucci Ring With Stud And Crystals
2.130 RON // GUCCI.COM

9. Beanie // Jennifer Behr Crystal Voilette embellished angora and merino wool blended beanie // 2.610 RON // NET-A-PORTER.COM

10. Make-up // Purple Galaxy Eyeshadow
76 RON // SHOPTHEGREENLIFE.COM
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Casual Day Out // Falling for Fall

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The story of how I became to love the turtle neck is simple – I don’t like being cold. And so far, I couldn’t find something better to wear on windy autumn days, underneath a large scarf. Plus, a pair of extra long sleeves only add to this comfy loose feeling. Can’t get enough of it – yum.

What else on my list of favorites these days? Well, the feel of royal blue on my velvet city boots. With mid-length thick heels, they are perfect for wondering around the city in style and comfort. Touche!

And last but not least, this mini embellished snakeskin handbag, small enough to be handled and carried around with ease, but big enough to hold the essential together. Plus, it feels like adding some jewelry to the outfit.

I guess that’s my idea of keeping it cool while being wrapped up for chill autumn days. What gets you in the mood for fall styling?

Enjoy and Explore!
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1. Top // Proenza Schouler flared sleeve jumper
8.980 RON // FARFETCH.COM

2. Jeans // White House Black Market Distressed Girlfriend Jeans
375 RON // WHITEHOUSEBLACKMARKET.COM

3. Vest // Rotita Turndown Collar Open Front Khaki Belted Vest
100 RON // ROTITA.COM

4. Bag // Burberry The Buckle Shoulder Bag
10.505 RON // MYTHERESA.COM

5. Boots // Ellery Desmond Velvet Boots
4.755 RON // MODAOPERANDI.COM

6. Scarf // John Lewis Wool Blend Snood, Camel Marl
160 RON // JOHNLEWIS.COM
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Shopping // 8 Tops for a Royal Feel

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Finding the perfect top is not necessarily an easy job, but with a little bit of guidance, the quest is faster and much more fun.

So, to ease your job a little, I scouted some blouses that got me in the mood for fall. More precisely, my theme was Renaissance inspired outfits. And here are my top 8 choices:
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1. Chloé // High-neck silk-crepon ruffle blouse //
12.100 RON // MATCHESFASHION.COM

2. Givenchy // Black Silk And Lace Transparent Black Top //
6.770 RON // MONTAIGNEMARKET.COM

3. Saint Laurent // Lurex Tie Neck Blouse //
7.260 RON // MODALIST.COM

4. Msgm // Off-The-Shoulder Ruffled Top//
2.280 RON // BYSYMPHONY.COM

5. Sonia Rykiel // Leopard Underlay Sweater //
4.275 RON // KIRNAZABETE.COM

6. Tory Burch // Caspian Bow Blouse //
1.640 RON // TORYBURCH.COM

7. River Island // Dark red velvet chiffon hem top //
130 RON // RIVERISLAND.COM

8. Chloé // Crepe And Lace Blouse
11.040 RON // MONTAIGNEMARKE

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Styling Renaissance // My Choice

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Since all week we’ve talked about this ongoing trend, I couldn’t help myself but be seduced by it and go with the flow.

The result? My personal styling choice, involving this Carolina Herrera embroidered dress, coupled with some whimsical touches here and there. And, of course, a bit of nature, only this time in the shape of beautiful and poisonous Belladonna flowers, applied directly on the front of this lovely hand-made clutch I found on Etsy.com.
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1. Coat // Dolce & Gabbana Whimsical-Embellished Cashmere-Blend Coat
37.595 RON // NEIMANMARCUS.COM
2. Dress // Carolina Herrera embroidered bell sleeve dress
19.185 RON // FARFETCH.COM
3. Purse // Felted Clutch BELLADONNA Bag (Atropa belladonna L POISONS handbag felt…
4. Boots // Pierre Hardy Belle Boots Goop
GOOP.COM
5. Ring // Dionea Orcini “”Semiramis”” Emerald Full Finger Ring
41.660 RON // PLUKKA.COM

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Wearing Renaissance // Fall RTW 2016

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Having been lately to all sorts of events hosted in classical buildings with detailed architecture, seeing a few movies on theme and, last but not least, watching the fall collections, really got me in the mood for some serious classical interventions.

So I put together a couple of outfits around some of my favorite pieces of the season – like the Renaissance long ruffled dress, the off the schoulder ruffle white top and the embroidered cape. The military jacket is also back on spot, but this is a different topic I’ll approach in a new article soon.

Read also: Fall Trends // Renaissance 

What I love? Black embroidered velvet mixed with shiny boots, ruffles and tight jeans, pairing the military jacket with the pleated dress. Geometric graphics also play along well.

How do you feel about the new inspiration this season?

Enjoy and Explore!

Read also: Fall trends // Velvet
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1. Jacket // Polo Ralph Lauren Wool-Cotton Jacket //
1.190 RON // STYLEBOP.COM
2. Dress // Luisa Beccaria Ruffled-front and pleated chiffon dress //
10.825 RON // MATCHESFASHION.COM
3. Boots // Stash-51S Black Back Lace Up Peep Toe Suede Booties //
97 RON // TRAFFICSHOE.COM
4. Bag // Izoa Charlotte Black Hardcase Clutch //
270 RON // LOOKSHOP.CA
5. Earrings // Saint Laurent triangle clip-on earrings //
1.890 RON // FARFETCH.COM
6. Top // Alexis White Michelle Ruffle Top //
1.680 RON // MODAOPERANDI.COM
7. Jeans // Levi’S Girls Skinny Jean //
175 RON // 205 RON VERY.CO.UK
8. Cape // Vilshenko Black Wool Floral Embroidered Erin Cape //
5.850 RON // AVENUE32.COM
9. Boots // Mm6 Maison Martin Margiela Metallic Leather Chunky-Heel Bootie //
2.185 RON // NEIMANMARCUS.COM
10. Bag // Pre-Owned Fendi Multicolor 2Jours Handbag Leather Petite //
4.045 RON // PORTERO.COM
11. Choker // Messika Swan Diamond Necklace //
3.071.830 RON // MODAOPERANDI.COM
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Renaissance All Over Again

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Whatever your style options, don’t miss your chance to try on this season something of medieval inspiration, you might start to love it.

Bell sleeves, corsets, big ruffled collars and long dresses, mixed with royal materials, like velvet, jacquard or brocade, are the keys to look for in creating a modern Renaissance inspired outfit.
Read also: Fall Trends // Velvet 

 Choose a medieval jacket and pair with jeans and boots, for adding only a twist to your casual look, or go all the way matching a long dress with a multi layered necklace and a cape, for the most authentic feeling.
Anywhere in between, you’ll find plenty of space for inspiration and experiment.
Read also: Fall Trends // Wearing the Renaissance

Enjoy & Explore!

Something old, something new…

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Here is something to try this season –  a touch of velvet will uplift your look and add a twist to your outfit.

Bear in mind that there are many types of material available, but not all are made of natural fibers. And this is really not a detail to be ignored if you plan to invest in something that both looks and feels good.

Read also: Fall Trends // Renaissance 

Velvet has been around for some time, so the element of now stands for shape and style. How about a velvet suit, as seen at 3.1 Phillip Lim or a pijama inspired outfit like in the Alberta Ferretti show? A classical long dress will also do, but be sure to pair with some edgy high platform boots and a square hand-bag, to bring it in the present.

Enjoy & Explore!

 Read also: Fall Trends // Pointy Shoes