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€.

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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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One year; alive and kicking

Today it’s an important day for us; it’s our anniversary. We birth one year since we decided to open the fashion blog. For us it means the accomplishment of one of our goals. As we said when we opened it, we wanted to pass on news and trends related with the fashion world.

Thanks to our blog we have been able to assist to multiple Barcelona Fashion Weeks and The Bridal Week, which were some of our aims.  Our idea for this upcoming year is to, at least, assist to Madrid Fashion Week or Paris Fashion Week and meanwhile continue posting our weekly articles [on Mondays]. We would like to take this opportunity to announce our new category that will be launched this next Monday. It consists on mixing different garments seen on the catwalks by brands and creating our own proposes for the following month, trying to add new trends and our personal touch. This genre of article will be posted the first Friday of each month.

We want to thank to all those people who have followed us and have helped to achieve 12.600 views from 102 countries during this year. It has been important for us the congratulations and nice words from designers like Galia Lahav and Red Point. Thinks like this are our daily motivations.

To celebrate this first year we decided to do something special and unforgettable for us, so we have embroidered the name of the blog on a denim jacket and a shirt.

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Thank you all, without you it wouldn’t be possible. Let us know what do you think about it.

Enjoy the weekend!  🙂

 

 

Baret Bag, the new favourite

Carolina Herrera has released recently the new favourite bag of celebrities or influencer such as Olivia Palermo, Nicole Warne or Giovanna Battaglia.

The bag itself was presented in three sizes, the normal size, the petite one an the grande. Moreover, one of the two handles is interchangeable.

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It’s a bag thought for a daily use and for all kind of situations, inspired by the personality of Jeanne Baret.  In our opinion, is a very versatile bag that fits to every woman.

 

Adilette slides

Adidas launched Adilette in 1963 and were the first pair of sandals made by the sport’s brand. Nowadays are its best-seller and Adidas have reinvented them in different colours like red, orange, green, yellow, pink or silver, but the typical ones are navy blue or black with white stripes; they cost 34,95€.

Recently we have spotted them in different celebrities or ‘it-girls’ such as Gigi Hadid or Chiara Ferragni.

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The Adilettes slides combined with cropped jeans or a sweater could be included in the sport luxury style. That’s one of the reasons why they become so popular again, because you can wear them in a comfortable look –a sport look- and give that vintage touch.

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Who said heels are boring?

Heels game has arrived to a brand new level thanks Dolce & Gabbana, Miu Miu or Gucci, among others. Decorated heels add the final touch to every look; they manage to transform the simplest look into a sophisticated one.

Gucci bets for a zebra tail, pearls, studs and its symbolic snake made by tiny crystals.

 

Fur and Swarovski crystals are Miu Miu’s suggestions.

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But Dolce&Gabbana combines studs with crystals or flowers, or with fur and even it has created heels that are inspired by chandeliers or wrought-iron garden gates.

 

Don’t be afraid to complete your outfit with flamboyant heels. Give that lady dress a rocker touch with studs heels, or complete your vintage cropped jeans with a pair of Gucci mules decorated with pearls. Fashion is about playing, mixing.

QUIERO SER; el nuevo programa de ‘moda’

Quiero ser es un programa que se estrenó ayer en Telecinco a las 22:00h. Fue presentado por Sara Carbonero y los tres coach eran Madame de Rosa, Dulceida y Cristo Bañez. Se presentaban como el mayor talent de moda y hemos considerado oportuno expresar nuestra opinión ya que trata sobre una industria que nos apasiona.

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Como tantos espectadores, nosotras esperábamos ver un programa donde la moda fuera el eje central. Pensábamos que se hablaría de las nuevas tendencias, de cómo poder combinar distintos estilos, aprender la historia de esta industria, ver el estilo de cada Coach y  cómo mejoran los participantes sin dejar perder su estilo tan singular. Sin embargo, el resultado no fue nada de lo esperado. Lo que vimos fue participantes criticándose la mayor parte del tiempo, donde, en vez de frenarlo, la dirección del programa parecía que lo incentivase, premiando la competición en vez del aprendizaje; escasos consejos de moda,… y todo ello sin mucha intervención de los coach.

En la presentación de cada participante escogido hablaban muy poco de moda, más bien remarcaron que querían ganar el programa afirmando tener un gran estilo propio y nos llamó la atención su empeño en utilizar la palabra it-girl. ¿Entonces en qué quedamos? ¿Es un programa de moda o un concurso para llegar a ser una it-girl? Quizás será mejor que empezamos a diferenciar el mundo de la moda con el de las it-girls. Una it-girl, según nuestra manera de entender las cosas, es esa persona a la que mucha gente sigue y se convierte en referente. Si esta persona decidiera vestirse de amarillo todo el día, sus seguidores la seguirían utilizando prendas de ese color; eso sí, manteniendo su propio etilo. Para nosotras una it-girl expone diariamente su vida en las redes sociales, sus viajes, lo que come, su ejercicio, con quien queda y también cómo viste. De aquí viene la confusión con el mundo de la moda. Para nosotras una it-girl puede crear tendencias, pero no está relacionada directamente con esta industria. Aunque a partir de trabajar en el mundo de la moda también te puedes convertir en una it-girl; un ejemplo sería la italiana Chiara Ferragni. Nos preguntamos si el nuevo programa de Telecinco consiste en potenciar la industria de la moda o en cómo llegar a ser una it-girl.

En lo que se refiere a los coach, el programa no deja que estos puedan lucir correctamente todo su conocimiento, limita bastante su acción y la presentadora, Sara Carbonero, casi ni se la ve. El programa podría haber aprovechado muchísimo más el conocimiento de cada uno de los coach dejándoles más tiempo para expresar cómo ven ellos este mundo al que se dedican. Nosotras pensamos que el personal está totalmente cualificado, pero no se les da el protagonismo necesario; más bien este protagonismo parece estar enfocado hacia los concursantes y su constante rivalidad.

Somos de las que piensan que esta industria podría tener un gran potencial en España, llegando a niveles como Francia (París) o Estados Unidos (Nueva York); pero hay que trabajarlo. Y día a día muchas son las personas que lo hacen. Pero aún falta mucho más. Pensábamos que este programa sería un paso más; pero no ha sido así; o al menos según nuestra manera de ver las cosas. De todas maneras, es el primer programa y lo seguiremos viendo para ver cómo evoluciona. Y quizás mejora. Quién sabe, no sentenciemos el programa por su primer episodio.

Kenzo x H&M

The past week H&M finaally announced this year’s collaboration. They have teamed up with the french maison Kenzo and it will be lauched on november 3rd. Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, creative directors of Kenzo since 2011, have told to H&M Magazine that what they really expect is to explain the true story of the maison and their own story.

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Kenzo is know for its colorful garments and shoking designs, such the embroidered tiger on a sweatshirt, one of the most iconics pieces of the brand.

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon told they don’t have a type of client, they are always searching for new ones to know the brand and the history behind.

By the moment, we don’t know anything else about H&M newest collaborations, but as soon as we get more information we will post it and we will keep you update.

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What happens with the iron?

It has not been just one house; it has been almost each one. Houses has presented their Spring-Summer collection 2016 and we have seen that there is something in common with each one. Some of the clothes exposed has been presented without ironing it. Yes, without.

You can value it much more in the detailed pictures. All are taken by VOGUE magazine.

 

With this shocking way to expose a collection, we can just see one intention; a reclaim for the confort and pragmatism outfit. Today’s women are used to do thousands of things, and most of the times they are not able to wear the perfect look they would like to wear. For this reason, houses as Givenchy or Michael Kors wants to be closer to their consumers and try to help them as much as possible. It has to be said that most of the clothes without ironing has been used with light colours. Maybe in others, like yellow or pink, would not look as good as it does it now.

 Our favourite looks are Michel Kors and Altuzarra. What do you think? Would you dare to wear clothes without ironing? We have tried it and post it in our Instagram; take a look!

 

Balenciaga

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Cristóbal Balenciaga, admired by Christian Dior, Hubert de Givenchy or Coco Chanel, was one of the greatest couturiers of all times; in his words: “a couturier must be an architect for design, a sculptor for shape, a painter for colour, a musician for harmony and a philosopher for temperance”.

Was born in Getaria (Basque Country) and raised by his mother, Martina, because of the early death of his father, who was a fisherman. She introduced him in the couture world due to her job of seamstress for important families. When he was a teenager he met the Marchioness de Casa Torres and she became his patron and customer. He started his training period in San Sebastian in well-known establishments like Casa Gómez or New England and then in Au Louvre department store in San Sebastian, which have him the opportunity to know Paris and the most famous Maisons.

In 1917 he opened his first boutique named C.Balenciaga in San Sebastian and in a very short period of time he gained a lot of prestige among Spanish and European royalty and upper classes. In 1927 set up a new company focused on the traditional high couture called Eisa Couture.

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Because of the Civil War he was forced to move to Paris and his activity decreased, but on July 1937 he formed BALENCIAGA Company and on August he presented his first high couture collection, which had a lot of success. Two years later, was released a collection based on the XVII century fashion and on the Second French Empire. Moreover, one of the dresses that had a major favourable outcome was “Infanta” dress. It has to be said that he reinterpreted characteristic details typical of traditional Spanish fashion, such as gowns made with rich embroideries and braids, made references to the pictorial world.

1947 was the release date of the brand first perfume, Le Dix. As fashion is concerned, during the late forties and the early fifties he opted for volume and fluid lines instead of corsets. He presented the tonneau (barrel) line, which introduced a half-fitted suit with volume on the back and fitted on the front. In the mid-fifties launched the tunic, a two-piece dress of straight lines and in 1957 the sack dress. A year later, in 1958, he presented the baby doll dress and the peacock tail dresses. His creations were a revolution on the fashion industry of the moment and he was soon recognized the “king of the high couture”.

Balenciaga changed the lines of the suits and established short jackets and high waist pieces. Even his sport style was marked by elegance. His sure bets were low heel, skirts below the knees or quarter length sleeves.

In 1968 he retired after presenting his last collection and announced the closure of the Paris, Madrid, Barcelona and San Sebastian boutiques. Cristóbal Balenciaga died soon after, in 1972, and the brand remained on the obscurity.

Michel Goma tried to recover the brand in 1987 launching a prêt-à-porter line, but it doesn’t achieve the successful he expected. Five years later, Josephus Melchior Thimister presented another prêt-à-porter line based exclusively on black and ink blue, but again, it doesn’t receive excellent reviews from the fashion industry. Since the retirement and death of Balenciaga, the fashion brand lived thanks to its past glory and the perfumes.

1997 was the year that Nicolás Ghesquière arrived to the maison, and his first collections were characterized by black and the volume, following the origins of the brand. But the maximum success of the designer arrived in 2008 with his little dress and the two-pieces with floral print and puffy sleeves. Ghesquière wanted to transmit a new avant-garde image, renewing the spirit of the maison. He left the brand in 2012 and Alexander Wang took the design leadership and he received good reviews, but after the spring-summer 2016 collection the American designer announced his departure. Demna Gvasalia, from Vêtements, is the new creative director of Balenciaga.

 

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