Shoes & Bags, essential items

Muchas son las bloggers que escogen como prenda favorita los zapatos. ¿Quién no ha oído nunca que una mujer determinada tiene infinitos? Y la realidad es que un zapato puede cambiar tu look por completo, consiguiendo darle un giro al estilo de ropa que llevas e incluso estropearte el outfit por completo.

Esta primavera; grandes marcas como Gucci, YSL, Dolce&Gabbanna y otras; han decidido centrarse en este complemento que a veces no se les da la importancia necesaria. Y esta próxima temporada, los diseñadores han decidido crear formas excéntricas, o si más no originales, en sus tacones y zapatos en conjunto. Con ello han logrado nuevos estilos que aportan personalidad hasta en los looks más sencillos. Las bloggers de todo el mundo han percibido esta posible nueva tendencia y los han lucido en las que están siendo las Fashion Weeks del momento (que por supuesto; haremos un artículo más extenso próximamente).

 

Y con los bolsos, el segundo complemento por excelencia, sucede lo mismo. Estamos viendo que para esta temporada de Primavera/Verano los diseñadores han decidido prestarles más atención a ambos objetos, trabajándolos con nuevas formas y combinaciones tanto en tejido cómo en estructura.

 Nos encanta que estos artículos tengan tanta personalidad, ¿os añadiríais a esta nueva corriente? Porque nosotras ni lo dudamos. Ya veremos si esto termina llegando a la calle; ¡tiempo al tiempo!

L&M.

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To bet for knee high boots

Suede or fur shoes, decorated with belts or with different textures. Adding some cords or a zip. This year shoes are arriving to the autumn/winter season hailing attention. High heels and platforms have been also a must have.

 

Knee high boots have been the iconic item from each winter season, it has to be said that this kind of boot has never been old-fashioned and it has been sold each year in many colors and designs. We have always wanted one of them, but we didn’t find the right ones. The problems were always the same: they didn’t have enough heel or they didn’t fit well. Finally this year we have bet for Alessandro Simoni’s boots, an Italian designer that sells all his items, specially shoes, in Barcelona. We have taken advantage of an offer and from the 79€ they cost at the beginning, we have paid 59€. It has been an awesome bargain; here you have some pictures. Tell us what do you think! Happy Monday! 🙂

 

 

GOOD VIBES

Spanish Vogue’s director, Yolanda Sacristan wrote for November issue a letter that made us think. We’ll try to translate it as better as we can.

Once upon a time in a faraway place called fashion planet, where designers, brands, clients, models, photographers and the industry in general, delighted us with much more than their creativity: with high doses of sense of humor. It can be tell that happiness reigned on catwalks, and I mean to the scenario itself where all kind of women such as Pat Cleveland, Inès de la Fressagne or, later, Claudia Schiffer –newly released those nineties full of divas and supermodels- come out smiling as Olympic goddesses and even dancing or bouncing, that for this particular case is the same. I remember the general thrill that was palpable in almost each show; that euphoria that today we would call good vibes, at least let you smiling for the rest of the day and, if you were off guard, it maintained you steady and willing during six months in order to go to the first shop to buy those looks. Fashion was funny, like it was a friend, and it was desired, bought, shown off, enjoyed and mixed in a thousand ways until it fitted into your own style, achieving a result that could go from austere to eccentric in nanoseconds depending on the personality or the stylistic talent of who was wearing it.

I didn’t pretend to be nostalgic, but I write these lines just arrived from those increasingly anodyne and endless fashion weeks and their thousand catwalks, girls with undaunted faces and lines that because of its sanity, caution and tact are unnoticeable. Spring-summer brought us angry women not dressed to go out; hasty women; bony women; shows that are prepared during months and are presented in minutes and people –lots of people- hooked to their cells. And that’s why us, fearlessness, we wanted to stop and go back to the start, to Fashion –uppercase- that is the one that you want, and you buy, and you wear. […] We want the return of the smile”.

Have a nice week!!

Versace’s superwoman

In the last catwalk, Versace showed its army of superwomen. The maison presented a collection where not only the strength of women stood out, but their femininity.

Luxury sportswear was, one again, the main theme and ultra lightwear nylon was the star fabric. Among the different garments, outstood nylon anoraks, asymetric mini dresses, motocross trousers or zip-up sports tops with a retro style.

As color is concerned, green, purple, dark blue and black made their appearence in color-block garments and in chekerboard prints with spots of red and yellow.

Donatella highlited that her challenge for this season was to make unique and luxurious sportswear, what she considers is the future of fashion. Moreover she added that “This is a collection that is all about a woman’s freedom… freedom of activity, freedom to fight for their ideas, freedom to be whomever you want to be.”

KENZO x H&M

It has been a while since H&M decided to collaborate each year with one maisons to bring close this exclusive brands to the public with less capital, last year the collaboration was with Balmain and this year is Kenzo’s time.

 

The collection is going to be available on H&M online shop the following 3th of November at 8 am; and in 250 selected stores.  Animal print it’s going to be the main character in the collection; it will also be the known Kenzo’s sweatshirts. All it’s surrounded by colourful colours and outlandish prints. Prices are around from 9,99€ to 399€

 

It must be said that firstly, when the campaign was launched, people around fashion world said that the collection will not succeed, but after watching how it fits with some bloggers; it has taken another opportunity.

 

Our favourite garment has been the black and pink coat, and as accessory we opt for the long gloves with the name of the brand. Here we share some pictures from our favourites looks from the collection. Did you know that Iman, David Bowie’s widow, it’s the face of the collection?

 

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What do you think? Are you going to buy some item? Happy Friday!

Bring out your feline side

Felines are seen like a symbol of elegance because of its subtle and quite moves; of beauty due to furs; of agility; but felines, especially those which are domestic, are homelike animals.

This season all of these roles are embodied on garments and all kind of accessories that rise to the top the feline spirit making it more fashionable than ever. This trend is coming with power and in a naïve way.

Loewe, Chanel, Dolce&Gabbana, Just Cavalli, Gucci or Paco Rabanne are some of the fashion houses that bet for this tendency on Autumn/Winter 2016-2017 catwalks.

 

We can find felines in all of their extention and all kind of forms: just the panthers pattern, tiger heads, cats, cats pattern, etc.

Let us know what do you think about this trend, whether you would wear it or not.

HAPPY MONDAY!!

NYFW and MFW review

New York Fashion Week started on September 7th, immediately after the London Fashion Week and then the Milan Fashion Week. The next week will take place the Paris Fashion Week. In all of the catwalks, the brands are launching their Spring-Sumer proposals for 2017.

Oscar de la Renta opted for all-white dresses and safari-inspired suites. Rodarte bets for monochromatic looks basically and mix lots of leather with laces and ruffles. Alexander Wang presented a line that easily could have been called ‘unisex’ where models wore shorts that resembled boxers, shirts that could have been borrowed of their boyfriend’s wardrobe and neon sweaters.

The line that offered Altuzarra played with different patterns; from cherries and lemons to python print. Proenza Shouler has bet for oversized T-shirts and leather jackets tied round waist to become skirts, all in primary colours. Jeremy Scott, faithful to its style, has incorporated geometric shapes to the dresses and as materials is concerned, leather and sequins. Black, white, khaki and denim were the proposals of Carolina Herrera.

Michael Kors launched his new watch alongside a collection inspired on the Sixties; oversized trench coats, floral prints and high heeled platform sandals. NYFW ended with the grand final show of Marc Jacobs, who opted for a line that every 20-somethig in the Nineties would have worn; rainbow-coloured dreadlocks, giant seven-inch platform boots, satin pants, micro suede skirts or silver snakeskin coats.

 

One of the first brands to catwalk on the Milan fashion Week was Gucci. Alessandro Michele chose recharged outfits for the next Spring-Summer season that in some cases reminded us to the Seventies but in other ones they were much more Victorian.  Leather was the innovating proposal for Alberta Ferreti and we saw it combined with purple skirts or in rodeo belts piled up around taffeta and chiffon dresses. Peter Dundas for Roberto Cavalli bet for hippie-chic outfits for those summer days –and nights- spent in Ibiza or Greece. MaxMara pointed to the jungle with frond-printed jumpsuits and sweaters with exotic wildlife, essentially in monochrome colours.

Fendi bets for girlish outfits that reminded us to Baby Dolls accessorised with pastel-coloured bags and the new bag bug: a furry doll with “string legs and stompy boots”.  The most remarkable about Prada were the fluffy ostrich feathers added to the garments. Jeremy Scott for Moschino played with the idea of paper dolls, a metaphor of the exaggerated consumerism society we are living in and of the industry of the see-now, buy-now. Moreover, the brand launched a capsule collection inspired on capsules and pills. Giamba presented little dresses and skirts all in vaporous fabrics and soft colours.

Donaella Versace thinks “Sportswear is the future of fashion” so she created a collection all about woman’s freedom where we could see nylon anoraks, zip-up sports tops, asymmetric mini dresses and motocross trousers, among other luxurious sportswear. Dolce&Gabbana reminded faithful to Italy and its symbols, making them shine through millennial influencers, but this time they focused on island life, like Capri, Pantelleria and -of course- Sicily.

Dsquared2 closed the Milan Fashion Week, another wonderful week full of new trends for the upcoming season and amazing Street Style.

Do you have any favourite catwalk of NYFM or MFW? Let us now what do you think about new trends.

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HAVE A NICE MONDAY!!

 

Joyce bag; season’s best accessory

Loewe presented what it will be the accessory of the season: Joye Bag.

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Its rounded shape and metallic shoulder-chain makes it perfect for business women who don’t renounce to a stylish and practical office look.  In the middle, it has a metallic circle that contains the brand’s anagram and with regard to materials, the bag is made of soft calfskin.

Joyce bag is avaliable in four different colours: Black, Burgundy, Tan and Olive Green. Its price is 2.100€.

Loewe also lauched a small version that in stead of a shoulder-chain it has a non-detacahble leather shoulder strap and it costs 1.500€.

Silhouettes’ battle: Oversize vs. Corsets

Fashion has the ability to adapt to every taste. There are two silhouettes that will lead the season, oversize and bustiers.

Oversized silhouette comes along with commodity, effortless and even masculine style. This season, Chanel, Christian Dior, Stella McCartney or Nina Ricci bet for neutral tones.  But MSGM prefers to add big red dots and Prada animal print.

 

But for those who lean towards fitted garments we have good news: corsets are back! As well as bustiers or waist bells. They bring out the sexiness of women and stand out their curves.Saint Laurent, Prada and Haider Ackermann have opted for them.

 

Do you prefer any of this silhouettes over the other? We have to say that any of them are extremes, they are perfectly combinable and Miu Miu has seen it.

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Maria Grazia Chiuri; the new DIOR

Raf Simons announced the past october that he wouldn’t continue the following season with the Dior maison. No-one could have imagined. But people interested in the fashion world couldn’t know that it would be more unexpected who would be the successor. Maria Grazia Chiuri, the creative director from Valentino next to Pier Pado Piccidi, would be the first woman to head the maison.

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The 8th of July Dior announced the successor from Raf Simons, the first woman in Dior’s history. It’s an important change for the house, that used to be managed by males directors Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and of course, Christian Dior.

Chiuri maybe would give an interesting turn to the known brand, her romantic and feminine touch that has been exposed in the lasts Valentino collections. It would be contrasted with the Raf Simons’ avant-garde genre. Who knows what would happen in the following Dior’s collection; we are eager to see it.

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