Last Post of 2012: Stella McCartney

Guys, are you ready for 2012’s last post??? Again, is about what to wear today, on New Year’s Eve. I’m closing it with London’s favourite girl: Stella McCartney, and her Croisière 2013 collection. Hope you like my Top Three!

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1) Look A. The fist look is very fresh due to the floral pattern, and I think it’s perfect for a party in tropical weather. The skirt goes up to the waist, which makes the model look taller and fitter, while the neckline is a long V, giving the illusion of a longer neck and a narrower chest.

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2) Look B. The second look is really chic. The open sleeves make the arms look thinner. The dress is divided in three: below the ribs, right at the hips and 10 cm under the knees. The block that goes from below the ribs to the hips is covered in strings, dissimulating any existing volume at the stomach. The string details are gorgeous and take us back to the fifties; they’re super glamorous.

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3) Look C. The third look is a beautiful suit, all in black, with pants that go up to the waist and a jacket that ends 15 cm below the hips. (Tip: Wearing longer jackets make anyone look thinner and taller.)

Well, Crazy Diamonds, that was it for today’s & 2012’s posts!!!! Shine all over and dream on! May your wishes come true next year : )

Love, love, love… Take Care! Ciao!

A.C.

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P.S.3. Photos taken from Vogue.FR:

http://www.vogue.fr/defiles/croisiere-2013-paris-stella-mccartney/6307/diaporama/defile-1664/9081/pag

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A Bit of London’s Taste with Alexander McQueen

Last week the pregnancy of Kate Middleton was announced and I was like “Oh! I remember who designed her dress! McQueen!” And today I was going through my read list and I saw on InStyle that one of the HOT labels as for now is, precisely, Alexander McQueen. So, I decided to write about it.

For this post I picked the best looks belonging to McQueen’s Croisière 2013 Collection. Ready? Go!

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1) Look A. The first look is presenting a jumpsuit, and we all know jumpsuits are IN this year (and d’après McQueen, next year as well). The floral pattern is eclectic and elegant at the same time, and the belt right on the lower part of the ribs is what makes it a designer outfit. The straight neckline is super cool; it always makes both, back and chest, look narrower.

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2) Look B. The second look wows me, seriously. It’s classy but edgy at the same time. The oversized neck detail makes the chest look narrower and the division right in the middle of the upper part of the body on the chemise makes accessories unnecessary. The pants are up to the waist and the white lines in both sides stylize the legs, making them look longer. I don’t really like the flared leg opening, but it’s all right. If you’re short, don’t wear this kind of pants.

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3) Look C. The third look is really McQueen’s essence (or so I believe). It’s bright, turns heads and completely unexpected. The belt is genius. The double end makes the model look taller.

People have weird ideas about McQueen’s designs, but truth be told, this brand has always been able to see beyond the imaginable and find beauty where nobody else dares to seek for it. And it pays back 😉

Shine all over and dream on, crazy diamonds! See you when I see you! Take Care! Lotta Love! Ciao!

A.

P.S. Photos taken from Vogue.fr: http://www.vogue.fr/defiles/croisiere-2013-paris-alexander-mcqueen/6382/diaporama/defile-1736/9179/pag

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Mulberry & Burberry: Berry different indeed (Part 2)

Hi! Hi! So, the first part was all about facts, but THIS is all about visuals. Ready?

Here, the main looks of Burberry Prorsum’s and Mulberry’s Spring-Summer 2013 Collections:

Coats

B&M1

Pants

B&M2

Shorts

B&M3

Skirts

B&M4

Dresses

B&M5

Conclusions?

Even though Burberry has been on the market way longer than Mulberry, its designs scream modernity (metallic fabric, anyone?). Also, Burberry experiments with the female silhouette. Pros: Innovation meets class. Cons: Its outfits are for rather lean women. Comments: love the capes, my favorite one is the purple worn along with the dark blue dress. That kind of neck shape makes our necks look longer ; )

Now, Mulberry is traditional to the core; I mean, even the shorts are long! Leather, transparencies and floral patterns summarize the collection. Pros: Lady-like, adaptable to any body shape. Cons: If you match them the wrong way and you’d pretty much look like a bitter old lady. Comments: The black leather jacket on the last comparison I just adore. That neck detail, like the Burberry one, makes our necks look longer. Also, the chemise on the second comparison took my breath away. The color’s perfect and I’m a big fan of transparencies, plus, the cut is baggy so you’re able move freely and can hide any tummy if existent, oh! And you appear to be slimmer. Sounds good, huh?

Well, that was it for today! What do you think? Are you Burberry or Mulberry? I’d happily wear both!

Take care, crazy diamonds, and remember to shine all over and dream on, what else if not? See you soon! Lotta Love. Ciao!

A.

P.S.1. Feel free to comment, your opinions make us change for the better : )

P.S.2. Here’s the link to the first part of the article : ) http://wp.me/p2X2CO-11

P.S.3. All the photos were taken from Vogue.es:

Mulberry Runway- http://www.vogue.es/desfiles/primavera-verano-2013-londres-mulberry/7776

Burberry Prorsum Runway- http://www.vogue.es/desfiles/primavera-verano-2013-londres-burberry-prorsum/7768

Mulberry & Burberry: Berry different indeed (Part 1)

Yellow!

So, originally I was going to write a post about my Top Three Looks from the Mulberry’s Spring-Summer 2013 Collection but, as I was doing my research, my aunt came by and made the following comment: “Mulberry? Wasn’t it Burberry?”

No!

Mulberry and Burberry are very different, really. But hey! I get it; someone who doesn’t spend as much time as most of us in between Vogue’s pages is allowed to get all tangled up. I mean, phonetically speaking they’re quite similar. And well, they’re both from England, but that’s it.

Mulberry (founded in 1970) focuses in leather goods, especially women’s handbags. Eventually it developed Womenswear and Menswear and footwear, but those lines weren’t its main objective. Burberry Prorsum (latin for “forward”), on the other hand, started producing trench coats in 1856. This piece of clothing is probably the most characteristic article of the fashion house; and, it’s one of the favorites of the royals. According to the Voguepedia “Fetch me my Burberry,” King Edward VII would instruct his valet.

At the moment Burberry Prorsum produces clothes, fashion accessories and fragrances. Its distinctive mark is the checkered pattern below:Burberry Pattern

Now, this is all very interesting and all but what about their style? This, we’ll be talking about on the second part of the post. See you there? Hope so! ; )

Have a wonderful day, crazy diamonds! And remember to shine all over and dream on all day every day! Take care. Lotta Love. Ciao!

A.

P.S.1. Feel free to comment, your opinions make us change for the better : )

P.S.2 Here’s the link to the second part of the article ; ) http://wp.me/p2X2CO-1d

P.S.3. Consulted articles- http://www.vogue.com/voguepedia/Burberry