Posts Tagged ‘style’

From “Minister of Fashion” to Stylist

Fashion today has turned into a vivid carnival of colours, cuts and styles, where individuals are supposed to find their own personal voice. For some of us identifying personal “style” is an amusement but for others it is quite a challenge. According to Oxford English Dictionary the word style inter alia means a distinctive appearance,…

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Sustainable Value in the Knowledge of Textile

Yesterday, I listened to trend forecaster Li Edelkoort’s talk from December, where she talked about her Anti-Fashion Manifesto at VOICES, Business of Fashion’s annual gathering for big thinkers. The main message is that the fashion system is broken, what makes fashion become old fashioned. However, below I would like to discuss one of the 10…

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Style Has No Age

American Gigolo from 1980 is the film on everyone’s lips, owing to the fashion icon and supermodel of 1970s, Lauren Hutton. Looking at her current photos from Bottega Veneta’s runway show in September 2016, you can hardly believe that it has passed 36 years since Paul Schrader’s romantic crime-drama appeared on the widescreen for the…

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Anarchy or Democracy?

In February 2017 Dior’s revolutionary ”New Look” turns seventy. A lot has changed since then, starting from the structure of fashion system and ending by the fundamental values of sustainability. Haute couture has left its luxury throne and moved over to the art section. Anti-fashion has become a new fashion direction, where both genders, all…

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Jacqueline Kennedy – A Look of Exquisitely Simple Elegance

Yesterday Jacqueline (Bouvier) Kennedy would have celebrated her 87’s birthday. “The Jackie Look” eternalized in timeless fashion photographs is still inspiring and iconic. Meanwhile the name behind that sophisticated and laconic style is Oleg Cassini (11.04.1913, Paris – 17.03.2006, New York). Aristocrat, with excellent sense of style, inherited from Italian mother, and great dignity acquired…

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The Game of Mind and Scissors

The word “collage” has a French origin from “colle”, that means glue. Oxford Dictionary defines collage as the art of making a picture by sticking pieces of coloured paper, cloth or photographs onto a surface; a picture that you make by doing this.   During 1930s, Henry Matisse applied this art technique by cutting different…

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Psychology of Wardrobe

What is personal style? What does it say about you? For me it is my own signature and my reaction against mass society. By looking for, creating, improving and modifying  our personal style we rediscover our individuality.   Every new combination of dress I try on makes me discover a new aspect of my personality.…

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Give It The Whole Nine Yards

  Do you remember the Leopard-Print Niqab by Jeremy Scott 2013 inspired by the Arabic spring 2011? That was exactly what I was thinking about this morning, so I did my own interpretation of the seemingly chaotic mix of pattern, texture and silhouette by choosing the leopard-print calf-long skirt of cotton mixed with the woolen…

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Dare to wear a hat!

Do not know what to wear? Wear a hat!? You have nothing to lose but your head?? There is a hat to suit every head.? Just make sure your hat fits as a hat should be comfortable. Did you know that Princess Grace’s choice of hats often made headlines? However, some palace insiders thought that…

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