The Look of October

As we said when we birth a year, each first Friday of each month we propose our personal look mixing garments from the catwalks of the season and the actual trends. This month we have bet for a velvet skirt from Moschino with an a flounce shirt from Fendi. Laura has chosen Versace’s shoes to complete the total outfit. It’s a daring proposal for its combination of materials and textures. But we love it!

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My look for this month has been different from my September’s Look. Now I’ve been declined to vinyl and glitter materials from Saint Laurent and Louis Vuitton. Gucci’s shoes with white tights contributes to the autumn look.

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Both materials; vinyl and velvet are going to appear during all this autumn-winter season; and I would also bet for glitter. Colourful looks are going to be the perfect option to enliven the coming cold days.

We hope you like it, writte here your opinon. Happy Friday! 🙂 #TheLookOfTheMonth

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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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The Look of September

Commemorating the first year of our blog, we have decided to open a new category #TheLookOfTheMonth; this consists on mixing different garments seen on the catwalks and creating our own proposes for the following month. We will show you two suggestions; one from Laura and another from me; Mónica. And next to the look we will explain the reason why have we choose those clothes. It has to be said that all the pictures from the garments will be take out from the Vogue magazine.

We will publish this new type of article every first Friday of the Month. We hope you enjoy it!

 

LAURA’S LOOK

The military dress coat comes back this autumn/winter season, this one is from Dolce & Gabanna. Paired with sporty pants from Altuzarra and Gucci platforms sandals contribute to constitute a grunge and rocker style that will be a must this season. Dark lips seen on Christian Dior’s catwalk add the final touch to the look.

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MONICA’S LOOK

I bet for a total mustard colour look. Gucci pleated midi skirt has been the must-have of the year. Combined with high heels from Hermes and putted together with socks. Garments with waves are going to be essentials for this winter so I have chosen one from Christian Dior. And the final touch is this awesome hat from Chanel. All the look makes us deeper into the autumn.

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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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Street Style in the Paris Fashion Week

The Paris Fashion Week has started the past 1st of March and it’s going to finish the following Wednesday. As we saw in the past NYFW people that uses to go to the shows use the opportunity to pose with the new collection. We can see the news bags from the houses; season clothes or even “it-girls” try to wear all her outfit from the brand that it’s going to show the new collection.

Our favourite looks has been some from the known blogger Chiara Ferragni; that this year has come with her sister Valentina, and also Elena Perminova. Kristina Bazan has been incredibly as always. Here are some of the outfits of these “it-girls”.

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Others has bet for new things and tried to create a new tendency; as an example we have the model Aymeline Valade and her new hair cut. In addition, there have been more shocking outfits. Who knows if some of them would be a new tendency.

Paris Fashion Week is one of the most importance Fashion Weeks of the world. So this week it’s really important for all the houses. Some of the brands after the show they celebrate a dinner; another oportunity to show more outfits from the followers of fashion.

 

Here is the presentetaion of some of the Street styles that fashionist wear. We hope you like it!

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Oscars 2016

This early morning has been the Oscars 2016, the 88th edition. The Best Actor and Actress category has been for Leonardo DiCaprio and Brie Larson. Best Director has been for Alejandro González Iñárritu. Best Suporting Actor/Actress has been for Marck Rylance and Alicia Vikander. And the Best film has been Spotlight. It has to be said that this Academy Awards has been a little bit strange, some actors and actresses has decided to not assist flattering that there are not enough black actors; this boycott has been leaded by Will Smith. Our intention is to analysis the attires from the assistants. We will say which have been our favourites, which have been excessive and our general opinion of the all night. After this article we will publish another with the outfits from the afterparty.

Charlize Theron with a Dior red dress with jewellery from Harry Winston, Alicia Vikander with a yellow Louis Vuitton dress, the strange Dorith Mous garment, the Armani Prive wear it by Kate Blanchet and Naomi Watts and Tom Ford’s dress wear it by Margot Robbie has been our favourite outfits.

 

We have also liked some outfits that some of the social media have criticise as dull dresses. We think that sometimes you can wear a dress without any overloaded detail but can be beatiful as well. This dresses are the Chanel’s from Daisy Ridley, the black dress from Marchesa wear it by Isla Fisher. And we cannot omit the amazing Versace wear it by Jennifer Garner.

 

But there has been ones that we haven’t like. Jennifer Lawrence has shocked us with her Dior dress because in the past Oscars showed a magnify good taste for the clothes, and this year all our expectative has been failed. Heidi Klum wore one dress from Marchesa that didn’t join with her skin like the Givenchy’s dress from Rooney Mara. Kerry Washington dressed by Versace has been for us too much; and Lily Cole with a Vivienne Westwood is over the top with the form and the colour. Olivia Wilde has wear a Valentino; it would be better without the chocker that in our opinion limit the dress.And finally the Cris Siriano dress from Maria Menounos made her look shorter.

 

And other outfits that has not been amazing has been Amy Poehler with an Andreu Gin, Sophia Vergara with a Marchesa, Liz Hernández dressed by Michael Costello and Louise Roe with one dress from Cris Siriano.

 

This 88th edition from  the Academy Awards has not been terrific as we though, there has been some oufits that has been for us better than the others but there isin’t the dress of the night. For us this gala has not been one to remember, talking about the garments of course. We want to congratulate to all the winners; they have done a really good job!

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Low-cost trendy shoes of this season

We have good news for those who love to be fashionably dressed. There is no need to spend a lot of money if you want to go dressed according to what is shown in catwalks or as your favourite celebrity. This winter a lot of low-cost brands, such as Mango, H&M or Asos had launched shoes inspired on those luxury brands.

As sneakers is concerned we have to remark Dior fusion sneakers, that have all over the shoe flowers made of precious stones. Mango and Uterqüe launched very similar sneakers in an affordable price.

Isabel Marant or Chloé are some of the brands that have bet for ankle boots and Mango has followed them.

Asos has took inspiration from Charlotte Olympia, Louboutin or Stuart Weitzman for some of its flat sandals or ballerinas.

Chloé’s pumps has influenced Asos, but one of the most remarkable and popular pumps of this season have been Chanel escarpins and finally we have found a low cost version in Loéil.

A huge range of sandals has been in fashion. Some of the most popular brands have been Valentino, Aquazurra or Stuart Weitzman.

Remember, there’s no need to spend a lot of money to dress in a fashinably way but sometime you can give yourself a whim.

Dior

Christian Dior was French fashion designer that was born in 1905 in Granville. He was the founder of one of the most known maisons. His family was bourgeois and they hope he will become a diplomat someday, that’s why they sent him to study to École des Sciences Politiques in Paris, despite that he was interested in art. He opened a gallery of art but, because of the Great Depression, his family business was ruined so he had to close the gallery.

In 1937 Robert Piguet, a great Parisian designer from the moment, hired him and gave him the great chance to draw sketches for his collections, where in 1938 showed for the first time hounds tooth check.  At the same time he was working for Pierre Balmain but, but he left them due to military service. In 1942 he left the army and started working for Lucien Lelong, a French designer, during the Second World War and designed for the wives of the Nazis Officers, as others maisons did, like Jeanne Lanvin or Nina Ricci. 8291-57534

Finally, Christian Dior founded his own fashion house on 8 December of 1946 and on 12 February of the next year in an atelier of Avenue Montaige he presented his first collection called Corolle as a reference to the petal’s whorl of the flowers; at the same time he launched a line of floral perfumes. Florence Müller, a fashion historian, said: “Christian Dior was considered as much as a designer a perfumer. He had the conviction that a dress was finished just if it was accompanied by the appropriate perfume”. His first collection was the one that gave name to the New Look, a term coined by Carmel Snow, the editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar.

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The New Look embodied the glamour, the classical elegance and the femininity that were suppressed due to the tough fabrics and the predominance of the grey colour of military uniforms during the Second World War. It was characterized by wasp waist shapes and tight bodice jackets, flared and voluminous mid-length skirts with tulle linings, hats worn at an angle, chokers and stilettos. The perfect example of the New Look was the Bar Suit. All of his dresses and suits fitted the feminine figure, exaggerating it. American and British governments disapproved New Look because, according to them, it was a waste of fabric. That was because Christian Dior used a lot of it to create his amazing ball gowns and skirts. The New Look lasted until 1955, when he presented the “A-line”, were waists were undefined and the silhouette widened over the hips and legs, reminding a Capital “A”.

 

 

The economic recovery after the Second World War brought an era of consumerism that helped to develop creativity and glamour, bringing back luxury and excess that represented the needs of recovery and optimism of society.

Christian Dior died in 1957 in Italy and now the causes of his death still being a mystery. After his death, Yves Saint Laurent took charge of the maison with just only 21 years; he maintained the elegance of his mentor but removed weight of the garments. The sixties were a decade of change and revolution, which didn’t like to the wealthy people who followed the brand. That leaded to Saint Laurent to present his last collection for Dior in 1961 that was a tribute to the Rive Gauche students, the most bohemian and revolutionary Paris. This last collection introduced leather jackets and miniskirts. Saint Laurent was replaced by Marc Bohan that was much more conservative. He was taken over by Gianfranco Ferré, an Italian designer who leaved his own brand to lead the French maison.

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In 1997, John Galliano was in charge of Dior. To him it can be attributed a change of style that stood out for the sumptuous ball gowns and mixture of cultures. The work of Galliano is also known because of Kate Moss, who walked up for him with only sixteen years old, and his Fall/Winter collection of 2011.  He was fired due to anti-Semitic declarations in a bar.

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The maison was in charge of Raf Simons, who came from Jil Sander, since 2012 until 2015. He doesn’t want to renew the contract because he wants to focus on other interests, like his own brand.

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It has to be said that Dior forms part of LVMH (Luis Vuitton Moët Hennessy), a multinational luxury good conglomerate, which includes as well Céline, Fendi, Givenchy, Loewe, Marc Jacobs, Ruinart or Dom Perignon.

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The maison has been the one that dresses influential women as Eva Perón (who had a lot of affinity with Christian Dior, as he said on an interview in 1953), princess Diane of Wales or Ava Gardner. Nowadays some of the women that choose Dior to wear on the red carpets are Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman, Marion Cotillard, Diane Kruger and Jennifer Lawrence.

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