The Blonde Salad is much more than a blog today , it’s a real source of inspiration and style for millions people in Italy and around the world. Chiara Ferragni collaborates today with the major Fashion Houses, she appears in the most read magazines, she is the creative director of her shoe line which is entirely Made in Italy and she has been named by Business of Fashion as one of the most..
Rihanna and Puma are back together for Fenty Puma by Rihanna and to make another sold out. Spring summer 2018 collection went on sale on march 15th with a first drop that really broke the internet. Just like its advertising campaign, starring, next to Rihanna herself, models like Slick Woods, Selena Forrest e Yasmin Wijnaldum.
New Fenty Puma collection, at its fourth season, mixes motocross and surf atmosphere. The result is a super beach-badass mood, like a mash up between high end fashion, extreme sports and beachwear. Masculine sportswear meets lingerie, oversized and androginous silhouettes are matched with sexy and bodycon beachwear.
Cult pieces? Surfwear ispired tracksuit, leggings in pop shades like Cherry Tomato, Bae e Evening Blue, cropped tees with racing details and oversized hoodies. A special mention goes to Creeepers, iconic Riri sneakers that this season will meet new materials like neoprene and lace, and Fenty slides, espadrilles-inspired with a unique combination of neoprene and neon leather.
The first drop is already available online and in selected stores. Check it out!
Is there anything more precious than gold? For years, the noblest metal has been considered très demodé. Now, it’s cooler than ever and it’s going to play a very special role between all the jewellery trends for spring-summer 2018. You’ll better start full your jewel box with many golden accessories. Do you want to discover which are going to be the hypest?
Versace SS 2018
The best necklaces for spring summer 2018? Chain chokers for sure. They must be skin tight on your nech and embellished with bold links. You can also rediscover your family’s treasure, choosing cameos encrusted necklaces like Versace‘s ones.
Elie Saab SS 2018
If you want to decorate your lobes with golden earrings, you should get rid of maxi gemstone pendant ones: let’s wear, instead, long and super thin earrings, embellished by minimal taste bijoux.
Rodarte SS 2018
Gold on your hair
In spring summer 2018, even your hair would need to be accessorized. Gold is certainly the best metal to enhance all your hair’s natural shades. Fashion shows gave us so many tips and ideas about the accessories we can wear to embellish our hair: golden barrettes, headbands, maxi flowers and also tiaras.
Chloé SS 2018
Thin necklaces, big pendants
“The bigger, the better”, sometime, is the ultimate rule to follow. Especially if we’re talikg about pendants, that must be big and shining. If you want to them spark even more on your cleavage, choose super thin, pretty much invisible, golden necklaces.
Céline SS 2018
Bangles, chains, design cuffs…next season you would wear your fave golden bracelet. Just one rule: choose it a big big one, that woul literally frame your wrist!
Cavalli SS 2018
Farewell bands, welcome big rings
If spring summer 2018 wants us to be hyper-accessoried, we couldn’t resist the temptation to embellish our hands with the most georgeous rings of the season. This time, leave in your jewelery box golden brands or diamond rings and wear golden rings decorated by big gemstones, little pendants and charms on your fingers. Who said that only earrings can be pendant?
Sixties are going to be the coolest trend for 2018. During the latest fashion weeks, one of the most influential decades for contemporary fashion regained the spotlight, thanks to collections that took their inspirations from its icons or the events that changed history.
Jackie Kennedy was Jeremy Scott‘s muse for Moschino fall winter 2018 collection. Her classic suits and her coats, reinvented with biker jackets, capes and curly furs, are back to proof how her elegance and style have still a loto to say.
1968 and student riots are the starting point for Maria Grazia Chiuri‘s vision for Dior‘s collection. Those revolutionary ideals are like an escamotage for her, in order to depicts an empowered feminism, that mixes riot lettering urban sweaters and flower-emrboidered organza dresses. Folk style, that was beloved in the Sixties by all the revolutionary girls, is experiencing a new youth in Etro‘s collection, with patchwork maxi capes and bohemine fringed jackets.
Disco fever and its glam vibes guided Tom Ford to design a collection that seem to be taken from the Sixties fashion icons’ closet, like Edie Sedgwick and Twiggy. Super short and sequined dresses, silver leggings and animalier printed suits are made to become cult pieces in our wardrobe, just like sparkling headbands and maxi rounded earrings.
On Miu Miu‘s catwalk we recognized a beauty trend that comes straight from the Sixties: it’s the bee-hive, the legendary hairstyle that became famous on Brigitte Bardot blonde hair, completely reinvented in an extreme version.
All the colours for your lips. In spring summer 2018, we’ll have so many lipstick colours to wear: the new collections are exploring every kind of tones! Nude, red, violet and black lipsticks… we can play with all of them, creating the boldest or the most natural makeup look for our everyday situations.
Which are the coolest colours for next season? Here you are all our beauty suggestions!
Pink lipstick: from nude tones to fuchsia
Pink lipsticks are so versatile in spring, they’re the perfect product if we’re lookin for a glowing fresh makeup look. For a “no makeup-makeup”, one of the coolest trend from fashion shows, nude lipstick will be your MVP: it really doens’t matter if it’s shimmer or matte, you only have to choose a nude shade that is very close to your natural lips tone.
Pink as well will be matched with all our spring looks. The hypest shades? The candiest ones, like powder or millennial pink that are gorgeous matched with a strong eye makeup. You’ll also have to find some place for your next fucshia lipsticks, too: neon pink on your lips is a good start to create a memorable makeup look!
Vittoria Ceretti at Bottega Veneta’s FW 2018 fashion show
Red lipstick: 50 shades…or maybe more
Could you get rid of your red lipstick in summer? No way. All the shades of red are so cool in spring summer 2018. Leave the coldest undertones for next winter and play with the warmest, especially the ones with orange tones. You can also dare to wear an orange lipstick, too!
Hailey Baldwin at 2018 Brit Awards
Bold lipstick: violet, blue, black, green!
It’s been a few years that lipstick collections’ palette has welcomed very audacious shades. Colours like violet, black, blue and green became the ultimate must have to wear on our lips. Strong and intense tones like these ones need to be balaced with very natural makeup looks: focus on a perfect base and intensify your gaze with a little mascara. And remember: wear this colours on your lips only when the sun goes down!
Do you want to play with colours on you lips? Here you are our beauty shopping tips!
Like a fairy-tale princess. Come on, we know that you dream about that, too. Whose the fault? Maybe of all the fairy-tales we listened to when we were kids, or all the myths and legends that surround them… however, castels, since forever, bewitch all of us. We still don’t know how to become a princess, but we have some many suggestions about the most beautiful castles to visit in Italy. Here’s our top 3, the perfect idea for your next spring weekends!
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Miramare Castle (Trieste)
With its beautiful view on Trieste’s gulf and its amazing park, Miramare Castle is undoubtedly one of the most famous castle in Italy. It was built in 1856 by order of the House of Hasburg and it welcomed princess Sissi for 14 vacations. Wait for the sunset to take some awesome pictures!
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San Marino’s Guaita (San Marino)
The Guaita fortress is the oldest of the three towers constructed on Monte Titano and its one of the most beautiful medieval castles on the italian scene. Don’t be afraid to walk until the castle: you’ll enjoy an amazing view above San Marino and the sea!
If this citadel ordered by Frederick II was named a World Heritage Site by Unesco, there must be a reason! What makes Castel del Monte so intriguing are also all its secrets: for example, how its structure is completely built on the number 8’s symbolism and also the reason why it was actually built. It seems it wasn’t meant to be a military defense, but as a temple.
An adult fairytale, where an artificial and dreamy Los Angeles is the perfect set for unreal but so glamourous photoshoots. This is Candyfornia Studio, the crestive atelier founden by Ryan Houssari in Beirut but always looking at Los Angeles kitsch vibes. We absoultely love his works and we’re obsessed by his Instagram account images…that’s why we wanted to know Ryan a bit more. Here’s our interview!
What inspire you to create Candyfornia Studio? Why did you went for this name in particular?
I am obsessed with LA and everything California. One day I was tanning at a pool in Palm Springs, and I had this vision of bringing this little piece of heaven home. I travel a lot to California, but I always find myself back home in Beirut. So I decided to create a work space – my own little bubble – that has the best of both worlds. The name “Candyfornia” is a portmanteau of “Candy” which has always been my alter ego name as Creative Director ( he likes pink and everything sweet), and “California” – my favorite place in the world.
How would you describe Candyfornia Studio style?
It is Hyperreal. Candyfornia is an inflated version of reality. Everything you see in our photo shoots and design aesthetic is a little over the top – the colors are over saturated, the model is almost too perfect, and the concepts are created to look like a parallel pop universe. I’ve always had this vision of a surreal-looking woman in a real, everyday situation – someone who takes the garbage out dressed in couture and Louboutins. It’s a glamorised reality with tongue-in-cheek humor. But the style is also pumped with California kitsch (palm trees, pink flamingos, ’90s Malibu postcards), some Kawaii references, and a LOT of Pantone 806-C pink!
Which are the artists, photographers, magazines that inspires you the most?
I’ve always been inspired by visual magazines like V Magazine, Garage, Bullett, and Galore. But I think that the editorials by Miles Aldridge and Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia in particular are the most engraved into my memory. I’m also mainly inspired by movie directors like Wes Anderson (from whom I discovered my love for symmetry), Jean Marc Valleé and Luca Guadagnino.
What about Instagram? How does it influence your artistic journey? Are there any accounts you would like to share with us?
I love Instagram because it is a visual “salad” – you can take out the ingredients that you don’t like, but still get a whiff of common taste in the dressing. I find myself liking the accounts with similar aesthetics because I feel like we are part of a virtual art movement, part of the “squad” – the more we push it and support each other, the more it becomes an ideal or a trend that defines our pop culture now. Some accounts I like to follow are @macarons_and_stilettos, @mirandamarakoff and @lisamconniffe.
A hybrid of a 90s Pamela Anderson and Margot Robbie – definitely a blonde!
Tell us a bit more about your Paradiso Ibiza project. Are there anymore projects like this to come?
It is such a beautiful hotel and I have the pleasure to co-design one of the rooms and bring a piece of Candyfornia to Ibiza. The management contacted me as they love my vision and thought it matches the hotel concept, and I love the idea of an art hotel on that scale. So stay at room 109 next time you’re in Ibiza!
I’m also very excited to launch “Candyfornia Café” which opens this month in Beirut. You get to experience the whole studio vibes while having coffee and dessert. It’s a happy place with out-of-this-world vibes that no one has seen before. I thought it’s time I share my bubble with the world and expand the brand.
What celebrity would you like to create a room for?
Is Barbie a celebrity?
What about fashion? Are there any brands/designers that inspire your work?
I studied Fashion Design in a London college and I’ve been a fashion editor and designer for the most part of my life, so it definitely runs in blood. Versace has always been a huge influence in my work. But right now I’m in love with Gucci and Balenciaga – there is no doubt that these two are ruling our fashion and Insta-world of today like no other.
Who are the most influential designer now? There’s a new generation of fashion desingers that in the latest years had completely broke the rules of the past and created true fashion phenomenons. Do you want to know who are we talking about?
Italians do it better: it’s good to be patriotic sometimes, especially if many of the coolest designers are italian. It’s impossibole not to immediately think about Alessandro Michele, Frida Giannini’s right hand, that in 2015 was asked to win the hardest challenge: make Gucci great again. Mission accomplished.
Michele is not the only italian in this amazing designers new wave. Pierpaolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri had a great success together at Valentino, then they took different paths: he’s still the italian maison’s creative director, while she revolutionized Dior with her feminist contemporary aestethic. Lorenzo Serafini became the young romanticism frontrunner with his Philosophy, a delicate but powerful fashion phenomenon.
The thirty-something: they’re born in the Eighties and they’ve already reinvented iconic maisons. Anthony Vaccarello, at 36 years old, was able to continue on the succesful path that his predecessor Hedi Slimane created at Saint Laurent, but with a very personal twist. Jonathan Anderson, born in 1984, is the british enfant prodige that first gained the spotlights with his brand J.W. Anderson, then he conquered Loewe’s creative direction. He’s 28 yet, but Simon Porte Jacquemus is already one of the coolest french designers.
Anthony Vaccarello, Alessandro Michele e Pierpaolo Piccioli
Waiting for their come-back: we’re all waiting for another italian designer come back. Riccardo Tisci, former Givenchy‘s creative director, after almost a year in the bleachers is ready to play once again as a regular for Burberry. A new challenge is ahead Hedi Slimane too: after Dior Homme and Saint Laurent, we’ll see if he would be able to create his third fashion phenomenon at Céline.
The outsiders: from niche brands to international phenomenons. Demna Gvasalia and Virgil Abloh are undoubtedly the fashion designers that made a little but powerful revolution on the catwalks but also on the streets. They’ve both created fashion hits, the first at Vetements and Balenciaga, the second with his brand Off-White.
Once upon a time, to know a bit more about top models’ lives, we had to wait paparazzi photos on magazines and newspapers. Now, thank to Instagram we can follow live their every day lives, their friends, their holidays and their favourite restaurants. Which are the best models on Instagram to follow? We chose 10 for you, find them out!
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Her irregular smile became her trademakr. The top model, one of Jeremy Scott‘s faves, is also Rihanna‘s bestie: the singer made her the face of her Fenty Beauty and Fenty Puma latest advertising campaigns.
With her gorgeous curly locs, the dutch model became a true fashion icon. On her Instagram account we can find many family moments, holiday memories, time with her supermodel pals, but also many artistic images.
Which is the colour for spring-summer 2018? Purple! You should know very well that Pantone crowned Ultraviolet as the trendiest colour for 2018, establishing violet, purple and all their shades as the coolest ones we need to have in our closet!
If you’re superstitious and you’re sure that purple is not a lucky colour, well, this is not the best post for you. Actually, we’re trying to find out together how to wear purple this season, thanks to all the amazing inspirations streetstyle always give us during fashion weeks.
As for all the fashionable spring-summer 2018 colours, we can apply the same rule also to violet: make it your statements, wearing it on coats, fur and duvets. Don’t be afraid to rock a purple total look, even on masculine suits, maxi evening gowns and posh jumpsuits, that you can match with accessories in contrasting colours.
Which are the best colours to match purple? Neutrals, like white, black and grey…but hey, this season we could experience something new with bright and pop shades. Have your ever thought about yellow and orange? Well, this is the time to try!
Too much purple is not your cup of tea? The right accessories can really make the difference. We’re sure you thought to iconic Balanciaga purple cuissards, too… You should know that all the newest collections are showing some beautiful purple shades, especially on bags, with darker or pastel tones.
Spring-summer 2018 is so close ald the hunt for the coolest bag is officially opened. Which are the must have bags that we should have in our closet? We have plenty of beautiful chice in the newest collections and choose the best one is a very hard challenge: better an iconic bag or a seasonal hit?
Looking at runway shows and streetstyle looks, we finally realized which are the bags we should have in 2018. Here you are our top 10. Don’t miss our gallery!
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