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

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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IN VOGUE: It’s all about Marni, honey! (Part 2)

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2) Look B. I love transparencies, and this skirt looks just gorgeous. The A –Cut makes the waist look smaller, and the belt precisely on the waist, helps out the effect. This double division, one marked by the belt and one marked by the top of the skirt, make the upper part of the body look longer. The chemise is cute, but what really pumps it up is the brooch. I love the long socks and I certainly would give a try to those moccasin-wedges, the next “it” style talking about shoes, perhaps?

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3) Look C. I didn’t know how much I like the pink-deep blue-white combo ‘til I saw this; it’s beautiful! The coat is super classy and I love the buttons on both sides of it. The chemise is pretty, again with vertical lines in the middle of it. The skirt up to the waist makes her look thinner but due to the socks, she also looks shorter (which is like crazy, because the model is at least 1.75m). I’m not a big fan of the shoes though, too average. The brooch is amazing. I think what really makes this a knock out is the matching of the elements, I mean, by themselves they’re great, but together they’re fantastic.

Well, hey! That’s what fashion is all about, equilibrium of the elements. So, what do you think? Did you like it? If not, I hope at least you enjoyed reading this and adding more knowledge to your already wide collection of fashion information.

Shine all over and dream on, crazy diamonds! See you soon! Take Care. Lotta Love. Ciao!

A.

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

http://www.vogue.fr/defiles/croisiere-2013-milan-marni/6496/diaporama/defile-1814/9351/pag

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IN VOGUE: It’s all about Marni, honey! (Part 1)

As we all know, VOGUE sets fashion; if it’s in VOGUE, it’s on. A few months ago I was going through Vogue.fr (my personal favorite) and, in the section of “Croisière 2013”, I found at the top of the page a picture of a look that belonged to a kind of style I certainly hadn’t seen before; the name on the image? Marni. I didn’t pay much attention to it because I was looking for Chanel, but the word “Marni” kept repeating itself over and over in my mind. A couple of weeks ago I was re-reading one edition of VOGUE and in one note about Eva Mendez, I saw a picture of a shoe that reminded me of Chloé with a bit of Blanhik; guess the fashion label? Marni.

What happened next? I decided my next entry on this blog was going to be about Marni, and here it is.

What should you know about Marni? It’s relatively a young fashion label and it is so, a fashion label, not couture. The designer has been Consuelo Castiglioni from the start and, as the name suggests, it’s Italian.

Marni’s looks are definitely something to think about, because the cuts of the clothing are conservative, but the patterns are something you’d never imagine in such garments; and that, my dear readers, is exactly what makes it fabulous: the creativity behind the surprise that makes us say: “Ah!”

Here are my top three belonging to, as you may have deduced by now, Croisière 2013:

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1) Look A. First word that comes to my mind to describe this? Tomboy, don’t you think? I love the pants, we’re so used to the skinny ones that this is good for a change. The horizontal stripes make the part of the legs look thicker, but due to the baggy effect, this visual illusion makes us believe that the legs underneath the pants are actually thinner. The lightness of the lower part of the outfit contrast perfectly with the vivid colors on the upper one: the hot & cold of the chemise is always a good choice (red + blue). The vertical lines on the chemise make the upper part of the body look longer and slimmer. The detail on the neck is really a nice touch. I wouldn’t wear the brooches, though.

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P.S.2. Photos taken from Vogue FR:

http://www.vogue.fr/defiles/croisiere-2013-milan-marni/6496/diaporama/defile-1814/9351/pag

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