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Fashion’s most stylish (and stylishly controversial) night has come and gone with in my opinion one of the most exciting themes ever: Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. To people who don’t know what it is, MET Gala is the opening of Costume Institute’s exhibition for that year where guests are supposed to dress up according to the theme (and not take it too literal), most of which unfortunately fail every year. It’s also a night where Rihanna always wins. Always.
For this year’s theme there was lots to work with; embroidery, fabrics like jacquard or velvet, religious symbols, spiritual elements (such as saint and evil), structure, shape and more importantly head pieces. If none of those work for you, it’s quite the opportunity to make a perfect statement like Lena Waithe.
When it comes to lingerie, I’m neither a connoisseur nor an enthusiast. Lingerie to me has only one purpose and it is to provide me comfort and shape my body without pinching, hurting, squeezing or lifting any part of it. Laces, chiffons, push ups, modern day corsets, superfluous straps, bows or wires are not my friend. Always trying to figure out my bra size (which is somehow different for every brand, wasn’t it supposed to be a size that works internationally?) or worrying if my bum will fit the panties are also not my favorite daytime activities.
My lingerie has to be elastic, invisible, extra comfortable and flattering at all times. But even when I’m writing these lines I realized that I’m asking for a lot, and there aren’t a lot of options out there that provide for these very basic and essential needs. Thankfully I am just recently introduced to Soft Stretch: the seamless, one size fits all, ultra comfortable and minimal line from my favorite French lingerie brand Chantelle. Safe to say I won’t wear anything else ever again.
I’m wearing the Soft Stretch One Size Smooth Crop Top, Soft Stretch Seamless Full Brief and Soft Stretch One Size Smooth Tank Top in this post.
You can shop the pieces by finding the nearest location here.
This post is created in partnership with Chantelle.
I never thought a day would come (before I turn 50) that I’d spend hours and hours lusting after pearl necklaces and earrings but it turns out all it takes is finding out there’s a disfigured, less polished and more rugged option out there: baroque pearls (or nucleated pearls). Thanks to brands like Esra Dandin, Sophie Buhai and 1064 Studio, we now have a lot of gorgeous options to shop from, price range $100 – thousands.
Tip: pair pearl jewelry with chunky or delicate metal pieces you already own to make the look less girly and more quotidian.
Almost as if everyone knew of the importance of being at last fashion week that will host a Céline collection that came out of hands of Phoebe Philo (it was an interim collection but you could see Phoebe all over it), the streets were like a homage to the designer and the brand that shaped almost every wardrobe of every woman around the world (even if you never owned a piece of Céline, you were a part of the aesthetic she created by wearing pieces of Zara, Mango, H&M or countless other brands and new designers that were “inspired” by her). The madame boots, printed turtleneck tops, pleated skirts, cropped jacket with the “tail” – it was everywhere.
Here are my favorite looks from Paris Fashion Week streets, living proof of how much we’ll miss Phoebe. Forever.
I’m a huge fan of A.W.A.K.E. (exhibit A, exhibit B) – the very few pieces I own are the joy of my entire wardrobe. They’re all so odd but still so wearable, I feel like they do the job for me when I want add that little whimsical touch to my outfits without trying too hard. I absolutely, unconditionally love this brand.
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’ve already added many items from the “American western meets Russian winter soldier” Fall 2018 collection to my shopping list. Starting with the corduroy suit, cowboy boots and more and more of the asymmetrical, snafued octopus tops!
See the entire lookbook over at Vogue and see below for my favorite looks from the collection.
Me being away on vacation and still trying to keep up with all the runway shows & street style looks every single night made me wonder something I haven’t given much thought before. Why am I doing this, when street style isn’t necessarily what my blog is about (I’m not the one taking the photos, it’s not my main topic, I’m just doing a compilation)?
Then I realized, I’m doing it as an inspiration board for my future self, when I want to see all the best looks of that season I have a convenient place to find them all in one place instead of visiting every single website or scrolling down pages of Pinterest pins.
So here it is, my favorite street style looks from Milan Fashion Week, handpicked by a very tired blogger lying in bed at an LA airbnb in the middle of the night!
If you haven’t started wearing crazy colors and overload tartan print already, I can assure you that even the most minimalist of you will be intrigued after scrolling through London Fashion Week street style for a while. I know I do!
As I was trying to find a witty title for this outfit post (which quite frankly is the hardest thing after finding Instagram captions) I realized the Carrera sunglasses I’m wearing already have the perfect name. Created using the retro aesthetic of the classic pilot shape bound together with a double metal bridge and the iconic Carrera logo, the name may be hinting at anything; a destination, a root, a union… For me, it’s a bold way to embrace the good old pilot with a hint of red, a color I’m trying to adopt into my everyday looks.
90’s have always been my favorite era (and when I say 90’s I’m also thinking about early 00’s), not just because I lived my childhood in it but also because it’s the time that I resonate with everything the most. The music (open one of my playlists and you’ll see where I got stuck), the minimalism, technology we grew up with… Everything I remember from 90’s and can’t remember but find out now is fascinating to me, everything but the sunglasses and the eyebrows.
I know you weren’t expecting me to bash 90’s sunglasses in the first paragraph of a post about 90’s sunglasses, but it’s true (I’ll get into the eyebrow point in a separate post, when thin line eyebrows become a thing again in a couple of years). I’m usually uncomfortable with any super trendy sunglasses trend, huge or small, and prefer wearing classic models year after year. That’s why it really irritated me at first when I started seeing super thin rectangles all over Instagram, to the point I felt worried for those eyes not getting enough coverage from the sun.
But I guess no one is immune to this perpetual motion we call fashion, so yes I bought an estimate of 5 pairs of 90’s sunglasses (4 vintage, 1 may or may not be Gucci…). The “let’s not spend a lot of money on trends” plan is off to a great start this season.