Owning a business is a much harder task than you can imagine. It is definitely not as glamorous and fancy as it looks like in Hollywood movies. But you step into a whole different level when you own a family business. 

Working with one of your family members every day is quite a task. Especially when that person is your sibling.  Co-founders of FG ATELIER – a fashion brand for working ladies – Emilija and Monika knows that very well. They are sisters who work together every day for 3 years now.  

Today they share their experience, challenges, the pros and cons of working with your sibling and the struggles of starting your own fashion brand. 

WHAT IS THE AIM OF FG ATELIER?

Monika: FG ATELIER was created to make life easier for professional, modern women who want to look sharp and feminine at work with minimal time and effort.

Emilija: Working women have no shortage of decisions to make every day and choosing what to wear today to the office can be quite a daunting task, especially when a workplace has dress codes that can be tricky to navigate through. That is why the main aim of FG ATELIER is to help build an efficient working wardrobe, so women can enjoy hassle-free mornings and have more time and energy to take care of other important tasks and aspects of their life.

HOW DOES YOUR CAREER AFFECT YOUR FASHION CHOICES?

Monika: Well, I have always been a fan of a classic wardrobe. I prefer function, not the trends. The most important thing, when choosing a new piece of clothing is great a fabric and long lasting design. And this philosophy is also our business philosophy, so maybe my fashion isn’t affected by my career –  it’s quite the opposite.

Emilija:  I’ve always valued great fabrics and quality but every day working in the field, searching and communicating closely with suppliers I started really appreciate the great fabric. Of course, as my sister said, the most important things for me is long lasting design and a perfect fit. I think all hard working women want that, that’s why we are suggesting made-to-measure service not only to our local clients but for customers all around the world too.

WHAT IS THE ONE PIECE OF CLOTHING THAT YOU COULD NOT LIVE WITHOUT?

Emilija: I love dresses. I have many dresses and I could easily go all-year-round without jeans. I feel very comfortable in a dress, also it helps a lot that I do not need to think about mix and match. For example, when I find a nice sweater, I need to find nice pants that would go well with that sweater. During busy days, sometimes it is just too much to handle, and I put one of my FG ATELIER hero-dresses that haven’t disappointed me in years.

Monika: I also like dresses a lot. However, in the past few months I can’t live without FG ATELIER stretch cotton skinny jeans  – they are super comfy and it goes well almost with every jacket or blouse in my wardrobe.

WHAT IS THE GO-TO OFFICE LOOK FOR YOU?

Emilija: I love low-maintenance clothing. My day starts very early and usually it goes well into the late evening, so I cannot afford myself to wear catwalk-inspired outfits that look good only for a few hours and after that they get wrinkled or I just don’t feel comfortable. For me, clothing has to be both: aesthetically pleasing and comfortably too.

Monika: For me, go-to office look would be a nice wool suit with flat shoes. You can start and finish your week with one pantsuit. For example, wear pants and jackets together, mix and match it with different blouses and jackets and so on. A pantsuit is one of those multi-taskers that can do a lot for you.

THE FINAL QUESTION: ARE YOU A BELIEVER IN SUCCESS OR MORE OF “WORK-HARD TO ACHIEVE SOMETHING” KIND OF PERSON?

Emilija: I think that success is something you have to earn by working very hard. I believe that success happens when  you don’t expect it, just have goals and work hard to reach them.

Monika:  I do believe that sometimes, you need that lucky bone. Also, I believe that positive actions and positive thinking attract success. You have to believe in yourself, you have to always think positive. It is said that your thoughts become your reality. I do think it is true because it happened to me. 

Actually, that is why we created our new project #TalismanScarves – to encourage women to think positive, and do whatever they put their mind to.

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If you were just invited to a baby shower by a close friend or a relative, you might be wondering what kind of gifts you ought to get for the expectant parents. To celebrate the arrival of a new baby, you want to give the mother-to-be something that her baby can wear or play with. The big question is, should you craft the gift yourself or buy one from the department store?

Here are seven cute baby shower gifts that the mother will definitely appreciate:

1. Nursery Critter Towels

One of the most adorable gifts you could get for the infant is an animal critter towel. This cozy wrap will not only keep the baby warm but also makes rocking them to sleep a lot easier. These soft blanket substitutes are available with an assortment of fluffy animal features like bunny ears, elephant trunks, or duck hoodies. They are great for both snuggling close and drying after a bath.

2. A Musical Rock ‘N Play

Rock ‘N Plays is perfect for calming down a crying baby when the mother is too tired to carry them. The back-and-forth motion helps them fall asleep when they hear a soft, musical lullaby. Fisher Price offers quite a few rockers that are completely hands-free. They often have shakers, stuffed animals, and link toys dangling from the top for a curious infant exploring their sense of touch.

3. A Floral Print Maternity Dress

A pregnant mother is probably wondering what to wear. After all, they want to present their best by dressing in style at the baby shower. Luckily, there are some fashionable designs for maternity dresses that are guaranteed to make the mother feel special about preparing for the new arrival. She could go for an all-white look, gown up in a floral maxi dress, try on a sleek pencil dress with frilly sleeves, or a satin polka dot one to match a pair of strappy sandals.

4. A Diaper Wreath

If you’re someone who likes to think outside the box, you can get creative by decorating a wreath of rolled-up diapers with baby supplies like shoes, mittens, baby wash bottles, and anything an infant might need. As a nice surprise, these small gifts can be hung up as colorful ornaments before the baby shower. As a plus, it helps them get into the holiday spirit if they are about to shop for Christmas.

5. A Handmade Snake Pillow

Snake Pillows are long, squeezable, plush toys that protect the baby by setting the boundaries of a play area. Handmade snake pillows add a personal touch of pastel colors combined with ice cream, polka dot, or animal patterns. As long as you know how to stitch frilly fabric pieces together and wrap up the loose ends with ribbons, you can craft a snake pillow in no time.

6. A DIY Baby Mobile Kit

A hanging crib mobile toy is quite popular as well, though there are many ways to mix and match the wooden decorations such as planets from the solar system or a set of hot air balloons. These kits include all the materials you need to build a hanging mobile toy from polyester stuffing to sewing threads. Once you’re done, attach a music holder arm so it plays soothing songs while spinning.

7. Picture Alphabet Board

You can craft homemade alphabet blocks by covering wooden blocks with brightly colored fabrics, then sticking foam letters onto the cloth. To help the new baby learn their ABCs, super glue magnets onto the back of each block, then arrange them on a whiteboard. Feel free to wrap up the entire board, which is likely to stand out in the gift pile.

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The good news is you’re born with it. The bad news is… you’re born with it. When it comes to great style and the good side of it few people out there have it all figured out. Truth is we’ve all been victims of the 2000s and the 80s and the bad outfits. If you love fashion it comes with the territory really. So if you haven’t taken a walk on the ugly side of style a few times, you haven’t lived well sartorially speaking.

Right?

Great style comes with your DNA really and a little practice. Irony is, it has so little to do with fashion per se it’s scary and refreshing at the same time.

Have you noticed how some people look good no matter what they wear, and how the saying ‘it’s not what you wear but how you wear it’ is truer than never for these folks?

On the other hand, opposite them are the ones who no matter what they wear they can’t get it right. Give ’em a plain tee and a pair of classic Levis and they’ll fucking ruin it.

The difference between the two lots lies precisely in the true essence of style.

A person with a great style, no matter if it’s a busy and opulent kinda situation or a minimal and simple one will have her/his shit together – fashion wise – from head to toe. The hair, the makeup, the attitude, the shoes, the nails, are all keys in having a dope style. How you are as a person, what you like, who you fancy, what you eat, how you laugh, what you enjoy doing – have more to do with a great style, or a well contoured  personal style, more so than fashion trends and following the must-haves lists out there.

A great style stands the test of time and the person wearing it will have that je ne sais quoi quality to themselves and their outfits no matter what they have on. Period.

What do people with great style have in common?

  • they know damn well what they like or don’t like
  • they stick to basics
  • they don’t take fashion seriously, so they will either have fun with clothes, hence have a great adventurous style, OR their looks will be just a consequence of all their sums and selves you know.
  • they have good taste
  • they enjoy clothes but are not slaves to fashion
  • they pay attention to details
  • they have go-to outfits
  • they are effortless

Why do some folks have a not-so-great style?

The opposite pole has people with less blessed style DNAs, and as much as it pains me to be such a bitch, I gotta say it: stop trying so much y’all. I see them every day and they flock like a circus crowd whenever there’s an event close by, and I don’t mean a circus like a Fashion Week kinda thang you know. Nope. I mean like bad taste. Plain ugly.

Bad style comes from a desperate place and a lack of self-education or information. You can’t wear 123,678 trends into one outfit. Okay, you can but FYI you’re not as cool as you think. Trendy? Oh yes. #notacompliment

In bad style’s defence one must say it ain’t easy staying on the good side with all the retail chains and online sales bombarding us with way too many fads. But, in fashion as in life, not all humans have their shit together. Those who can dress well regardless of the fads, and can pick from the fads what looks good and cool on them – well my friend they’re the lucky ones.

Is there any great-style-hope in the cards for ugly dressers?

Of course it takes a great style-ER to spot another great style-ER… so I wonder – is everything in vain  in this good versus bad style battle?

And is there such a thing as educated style? Can one evolve and grow sartorially speaking? All would be lost without hope you know. So yes there is such a thing.

Bottom line is, some people can wear all the crap in the world at once and pull it off amazingly, while some ruin a plain good ol’ LBD the minute they put it on.

Be opened to anything new, learn all the time, don’t take clothes seriously, love fashion, when in doubt stick to black, jeans and a white tee, avoid too tight clothes, and keep you jewellery minimal. Hair wise say no to overly done hairstyles, and makeup wise if you wanna make a statement wear bold lips. If you’re good with make and hair though, do your thing!

Also, know your fortes and play them.

Below I’ve personally picked a few items that are so fab you can’t fuck it up. Of course I ain’t the fucking guru here, God knows I have my bad days… and lazy outfits, and overly done looks, but I’d like to think I’m learning every day.

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Anyone who loves fashion, like we do, will come across a certain amount of fashion bloggers in their quest for the latest trends,  beauty secrets and couture fashion show highlights. Some of these bloggers are good, a few are great, but only a select few were so on point that they’ve turned their blogging persona into a brand and have launched successful fashion careers. These are the crème de la crème and we can’t help but love them.

From Blogger to Brand: How It’s Done

Of course, building yourself into a brand isn’t something that happens overnight. It requires a lot of hard work and dedication. The bloggers-cum-brands that we love made it happen by developing a unique voice and creating truly engaging content tailored to their audience, and growing an extensive community on social networks that helped to further drive their website traffic. Simply put, they had enough people interested in what they had to say to establish them as authorities in their field. Any blogger who wants to gain enough readership and follow in their very fashionable footsteps will need to have vision, drive and dedication, and have a firm grasp on how to ensure their web presence is as well optimized as possible.

As their readership grows, they need to nurture it with dedication, and continue to grow personally as an influencer. Once you get to this point, this is really where things begin to turn around. Influencers gain a sort of “it factor” and come into contact with larger brands and industry leaders because they have immense Influencer Marketing potential. At this point bloggers would have the financial backing to support independent ventures and would have all of the right industry connections to make it happen.

Our Blogger Brand Favorites

Many of these blog to brand icons begin with collaborations and then grow from there into their own brands. There are actually many that we are inspired by, quite a few of whom are still in the collaboration phase. Those that we chose to feature are the bloggers who already have their own line and are doing quite well with it.

Chiara Ferragni, The Blonde Salad

Chiara Ferragni is like an unstoppable force in fashion, with a Midas touch. With over 8 million Instagram followers, this social media butterfly is on everyone’s radar. She created a very successful shop on her blog that, because of its high web traffic and eager readers, tends to move a lot of product. She also created her own shoe line, the Chiara Ferragni Collection, which is being sold by over 300 retailers worldwide and just opened up a new flagship store in Milan.

Aimee Song, Song Of Style

Aimee Song has been a fashion darling for years now, with an incredible presence on Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube. Her blog Song of Style was the perfect platform to reach a like-minded audience, and allowed her to launch both a jewelry line – which you can buy on her site or through major retailers like Bloomingdale’s – and her own relaxed clothing line, Two Songs.

Kristina Bazan, Kayture

Followed by over 2 million fans on Facebook, Kristina Bazan is perhaps newer to the scene, but certainly not unknown. She also has a good amount of Instagram followers as well. The blogger behind Kayture, launched her own makeup line with L’Oréal just last year, and has worked with couture brands Valentino, Dior, Louis Vuitton and Balmain.

Rumi Neely, Fashion Toast

Perhaps not everybody’s cup of tea, but certainly enough to launch her own clothing line Are You Am I, Rumi Neely is one of the biggest blogger to brand successes to date. Her vision developed out of not being able to find the pieces that she really wanted to reflect her style, which naturally gave way to creating her own. Aside from her brand, she has also collaborated with major brands like Dannijo and Reformation and was featured in campaigns for Forever 21 and Free People.

Summing Up

This is obviously a small list of some of the incredible artists that could have made our list. They are, however, great examples of developing an influential blogger persona and impeccable sense of style that translates well and hooks enough readers and generate enough interest on which to build their own brand. These success stories are not miraculous cases, but rather bloggers working very hard at their craft and never giving up on their visions and dreams.

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When you think of the top fashion houses and designers in the world today, one name that immediately comes to mind for many is Louis Vuitton ( LV ). They have developed a very strong reputation and following in the fashion world and is noted for creating some of the most innovative and beautiful designs seen today. In fact Louis Vuitton handbags and purses are often among the most sought after in the marketplace, driving up the costs of the items. While the average person may not be able to afford the thousands of dollars it can cost to buy an original Louis Vuitton piece, you can certainly find quality Louis Vuitton replica bags and purses for sale that can be right in your price range.

The Availability of Replicas

Because many of the top designer pieces can be so difficult to purchase or so expensive to buy, a secondary marketplace has come forth that offers replicas of the original pieces at significantly less of a cost. With some searching you will be able to find just the particular piece that you want the most. It is important that you look over the Louis Vuitton replica handbags you are considering buying so you can be sure that the source you are using is a reliable one. There is nothing worse than making a purchase only to receive the bag and find it looks nothing like the picture that was shown of the bag and that the workmanship on the bag is poor. In order to find the best of the cheap Louis Vuitton replica handbags and purses being sold today, you should first turn to Review Handbags as your source of information.

The Perfect Replica at the Perfect Price

Online Replica Store like High Purses main goal is to make sure that each replica they create looks and feels just like the original to the point where even expert sales consultants of the original pieces cannot tell which is real and which the replica is. The company has been in business for over ten years and creates replica pieces from all of the top designers in the world today, including many Louis Vuitton pieces. High Purses buys original bags and then takes them apart to look at each component and see how it is made so they can get everything about the bag or purse correct down to the stitching used, the tags on the bag, the clasps and more. The hard work they put in creates the ideal bag for you that is available at a cost that is just a small fraction of the cost of the original bag.

When you are looking to get the Louis Vuitton bag that you have always wanted without paying a fortune for it, you want to be sure to look at the replica bags available at High Purses. You can look over the inventory and find all of the top, best-selling styles available so you can get just the one that you want the most and have it shipped right to your door, looking like it came right from Louis Vuitton.

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Getting in shape is a thing everyone aspires to in some degree or another. There’s always something that could be slightly firmer, tighter or more toned. The downside to this – besides the obligatory dieting and having to go to a gym – is that working out catches us in our most unflattering state – sweaty, disheveled and with our hair in disarray. Not to mention having to wear workout clothes which aren’t the most complimentary in any circumstances. Except that last statement isn’t quite true. In recent years gym wear has taken on a whole new dimension and is now functional as well as being downright sexy. To demonstrate, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite ladies who’ve managed to blend fitness and aesthetics to look absolutely gorgeous while rocking workout gear.

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Adrianne Ho

Adrianne Ho’s Instagram makes even the most ordinary activity look good. Born of French and Chinese descent, Adrianne is a model, television personality, designer and entrepreneur. She developed a passion for fitness and well-being as well as healthy world cuisines once she started modeling globally. She has featured in adverts and sponsorship deals by numerous brands such as Nike and Levi’s and is generally recognized as one of the leaders in fitness fashion. Her own streetwear collection, Sweat Crew, is a fusion of pragmatic fitness gear and high-fashion sensibility.

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Jen Selter

With arguably the most famous posterior on the planet (except, perhaps for Kim Kardashian), Jen Selter is definitely in shape. She originally rose to fame through her popular IG account while tracking her workout progress. This undoubtedly had to do with the vast and superior reach Instagram afforded her as opposed to image-sharing rival Pinterest. Although now you can find Jen Selter on the entire spectrum of social media, not to mention magazine covers and television shows. She’s known for modeling various workout leggings and crop tops in a variety of bright hues, as well as for photographing her now famous “belfies” (or butt selfies).

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Faya Nilsson

Faya, or rather more well-known by her moniker IG Fitness On Toast, is a half-Swedish, half-English personal trainer residing in London. Her popular blog and Instagram account are focused on sharing healthy recipes, nutritional tips and well-thought-out workout ideas. Moreover, the IG account has become known for its beautiful imagery and sublime photography that captures images from all over the world. Catch Faya in breathtaking gym wear and trainers in a variety of different locations – from London to the Mediterranean – as she shows how wellness and health can look great in any location.

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For instance, what did you do last night as the most beautiful women on earth, aka the Victoria Secret Angles rocked the runway? Moi, par example (not that y’all care, which I don’t blame you for) I sat on the couch, pigged out on all the food in the world, and was a potato. Naaah. Actually for the first time in a long time, surprisingly I did good. I was at the gym, heavy workout and shit. But the part about the potato is true.

Hey, you can’t have it all, can you. I’ve learned to accept that with time.

I’ve also learned, with time, to indulge in the little and not so little pleasures of life (more guilty and fabulous than not, mostly involving food and liquor and what comes with the territory of the latter especially). Believe it or not one of these pleasures, that don’t involve food or booze, for me is The Victoria Secret Show. I know, I know. I’m so beyond boring I make a cactus look excited, but I love the VS show. I love the models, their bodies, how beautiful and incredibly confident they look, I love the vibe, the wings, the lingerie, the hair, EVERYTHING.

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My fave angel of them all was missing this year, Candice Swanepoel, but Adriana Lima,Irina Shayk, and Alessandra Ambrosio made up for it all. I also loved the diversity of models this year, in ethnicity and style, in body shapes and looks, I loved that Lady Gaga performed and looked fantastic. I loved the wings and the dark and colourful two themes. I loved the energy and I really thought the show this year belonged to Adriana Lima. SLAY. And I LOVED LOVED LOVED that Irina Shayik walked this year, with her little baby bump.

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What I wasn’t too crazy about was the hype around Bella Hadid and her ex singing. I think I rolled my eyes and the sight of this girl’s name for the past few hours more than I’ve rolled them in my life at some IRL bitch who thought she was better than me.

Another thing… I love beautiful women, and I’m that women who thinks every women is beautiful, and I do think so of the Bella and the Gigi Hadids, BUT I just don’t see the hype man. Bella Hadid was out of place in the show. There, I said it. She looked sad all the time, she looks annoyed, bored. She’s probably going for the high fashion blasé look, but she just looks like a person with a head that holds the IQ of a bloody flower. She’s a great model. However I don’t see her as a Victoria Secret model.

Her sister fits better somehow, but I’m not feeling her either. And the third bird of the nest -Kendall Jenner – I thought looked best, fit best, yadi, yadi, yada.

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Anyway… I think there’s always been a certain exclusivity and incredible energy to this show, and we’ve been used to certain girls being THE angles of Victoria Secret, certain looks, and body types, and energies… but things change and I guess we can’t blame the brand for giving in to 2016 Instagram’s famous kids and rich socialites who trigger exposure and notoriety for whatever event they attend?

Or should we expect more from brands such as Victoria Secret, or Vogue, or God knows who else? Are they all giving in, or just joining and going along with the times, which btw they should and do reflect?

There’s a little food for thought right there. And while you chew on that one, scroll down for some of my fave pics from 2016 Victoria Secret Show.

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{Photos from Elle,Vogue& GQ.}

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Even though designer handbags can be quite expensive you should not let the high cost of a bag deter you have from having the lovely fashion piece that you so desire. While you may not be able to afford to buy an actual designer bag made by Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Prada or some other famous design house, you should know that there are still ways that you can get a bag that can give you the feel, look and experience of having a high fashion bag like those seen on the runways. There are a number of wholesale designer replica handbags and purses for sale today that can give you the quality of a top fashion bag but at much less of a price than the original piece costs.

Looking for the Best Quality Replica Handbags

The trick to finding the best replica bags available today is knowing the best outlets and sources for the products. In order to find this out, you are going to have to do a little bit of research. You want to be sure that you can find quality sources out there among the many different companies that are offering replica bags today.

There will be some places that promise you an incredibly low price for a replica bag but along with that low price you may receive a bag that has subpar workmanship and is made from low-grade materials that will not hold up well. This can leave you angry and upset as you still will have paid good money for a bag and have nothing to show for it. In order to get quality replica handbags at the best prices you want to go to Celebrity Bag Styles as your source.

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Expert Work at Low Prices

When you shop at online Replica store you will see that there are thousands of bags and accessories available to you at very low prices. You will find replicas from all of the top designer houses today, including the likes of Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci and many others. High Replica offers accessories that are all of the top designs and follow along with the latest fashion trends so you can be sure to get the exact bag you are seeking. Each bag sold, whether a single replica or whole replica handbags sold in bulk, are made by experienced designers and craftsman so that the bag will look just like the original and feel like the original. Everything from the zippers, clasps, buttons and tags is the way it should be.

You will find that you can get quality replicas at prices that are often hundreds or thousands of dollars less than what the original pieces sell for in boutique stores or exclusive shops today. Take the time to read reviews at Celebrity Bag Styles so you can find the replica from the designer you desire most and make the purchase you have always wanted to make. This will give you the perfect bag at an incredible savings.

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New York Fashion Week Spring 2017

Think of all the best bits in fashion for the past years, now toss ’em all in some magical machine, and ta-daaa: take a step back, sip that latte (or wine, why the hell not) and watch the most beautiful looks ever roll out in front of you. It’s gonna be a great spring/summer 2017.

After watching some collections straight off the runway at NYFW Spring 2017 I gotta say a few thinks aka trends stand out for next year: a lot of white, trench-coats (or bath robes), bras as tops, athleisure or sports-mania still strong, a lot of blue, some 50s silhouettes, 80s accents, slouchiness, romanticism, garbage-grunge.

You might have thought I fell off the face of the earth, but nah-ha, I was just absorbed into the sartorial world of next year, and I can tell you this much. I am obsessed with some looks from designers I never thought I’d love so much: hello DKNY, and Lacoste.

I guess all my gym life is rubbing off on my fashion life.

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New York Fashion Week Spring 2017

Things I loved about NYFW Spring 2017: that sports in fashion trend is not dead, in fact it’s quite strong and Alexander Wang’s & Adidas collab stand testimony to that. Amen! And his collection was absolutely amazing. I loved Lacoste for all the same reasons and all the long trenches inspired by long retro masculine bath-robes. Shut the front door.

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New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – Alexander Wang

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New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – Lacoste

I loved the mix of masculine with romantic vibes from Zimmerman, all those white shades of white and lace and see-through. So all-white looks will be a massive trend. Can I also speculate on summer nude thigh-high boots?!

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New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – Zimmerman

If you think crop tops are passé think again. We’ll be baring just a little more than our midriffs: bras are the new tops. Probably by 2020 we’ll all go topless or something.

Slouchy is the new sexy. So maay power suits with a bit of grunge meets 80s Detective Colombo vibe. With a dash of sporty.

Ultra feminine and hot as fuck was Altuzarra’s collection. If I could choose one set of clothes to die in or live in for eternity that’d be it. Maybe a bit of DKNY here and there, and I’m done.

Of course I will have to keep some room for Marc Jacobs, and Michael Kors par example. But we’ll see.

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New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – Altuzarra

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New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – DKNY

Things I liked less about this NYFW Spring 2017: that I missed the Kanye wave, so I can’t really articulate much on that. And THAT I hate. But, from what I’ve seen the clothes, as bland as some might say they were – I LOVED. I’m just really into all this laid back sports sexy hobo chic with a dash of urban fashion right now. You know, fashion that’s suppose to look like £100 when in fact you’re splurging at least one or two zeros on top of that.

I wasn’t too impressed with designers’ collections I used to adore in the past, like DVF, or Victoria Beckham. Zac Posen didn’t do much for me either. But what the fuck do I know.  My sartorial barometer work by how much my heart stops or skips a beat at the sight of a collection. Yeah. Didn’t really happen to the ones above.

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 - Victoria Beckham

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – Victoria Beckham

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 - DVF

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – DVF

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 - Zac Posen

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – Zac Posen

Of course I don’t have the best and most functional emotional system aka heart out there, but I always kinda followed it. My brain tags along sometimes but more often than not it’s quite a few steps behind.

Whatever.

So here are my fave looks from NYFW Spring 2017. So far.

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New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 - Monse

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – Monse

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 - Prabal Gurung

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – Prabal Gurung

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 - Prabal Gurung

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – Prabal Gurung

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 - Alexander Wang

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – Alexander Wang

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 - Alexander Wang

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – Alexander Wang

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 - Altuzarra

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – Altuzarra

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New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – Altuzarra

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 - Baja East

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – Baja East

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 - Baja East

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – Baja East

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 - DKNY

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – DKNY

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 - DKNY

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – DKNY

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 - DVF

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – DVF

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 - Eckhaus Latta

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – Eckhaus Latta

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 - Eckhaus Latta

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – Eckhaus Latta

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 - Jonathan Simkhai

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – Jonathan Simkhai

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 - Jonathan Simkhai

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – Jonathan Simkhai

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 - Alexander Wang

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – Alexander Wang

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 - Oscar de la Renta

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – Oscar de la Renta

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 - Oscar de la Renta

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – Oscar de la Renta

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 - Proenza Schouler

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – Proenza Schouler

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 - Phillp Lim

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – Phillp Lim

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 - Rag & Bone

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – Rag & Bone

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 - Rag & Bone

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – Rag & Bone

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 - Proenza Schouler

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – Proenza Schouler

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 - Altuzarra

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – Altuzarra

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 - Zac Posen

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 – Zac Posen

Have a great day my loves and please share yours in my Facebook comments.

xoxo

 

sziget-2016

Were it not for the famous Danube bridge packed to the core with festival beautiful people, the notorious Sziget logo, the Hungarian words spoken more often than other languages, once you landed on the island on day #1 of the Sziget Festival you’d think you landed at Glastonbury.

That was my first feeling and I’m sticking to it. Sans the wellies and the parka because 1) I’m an idiot at packing, and 2) who the fuck thought the weather would turn upside down. So there we were… soaked (in a tee – him, a bra and a kimono – moi), frozen, wet, tennis shoes covered in mud, we had made it just in time for Skunk Anansie.

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‘This is gonna be massive we thought.’ For those of you who don’t know, I’m probably Skun’s no one fan, that person who knows all the lyrics to all the songs and gets star struck each and every time. Unfortunately the much awaited interview I was supposed to take with the band did not happen, and the story repeated for Jake Bugg and Travis Scott.

There’s that for a slight disappointment.

Well… at least we got to warm up and charge our phones in the press areas, chuck some Jacks down our throats to keep warm, cuddle on the slightly wet beds in the VIP area for temperature reasons, but when you’re not 20 anymore, and you’re basically naked at what feels like 0 degrees you decide to go home, and plan better for the next day – Rihanna day.

Done. We did plan better, and I decided to give a massive fuck you to all my summer festival planned outfits so I’d stay warm.

9000 people went through a lot to be at Sziget on August 11. Girls looking like Riri lookalikes in bold lips and urban outfits, strong looks and sexy clothes, lines of people longer than your worst Monday, and then half hour before the show you couldn’t throw a pin in the crowd. Up until this moment I never thouhgt I’d have an issue with crowds… well I now do. You get sick and feel faint in a sea of people. And Riri did not help much.

I am obsessed with her, and I think she’s such a Queen of all things, but even so… it pains me to say I was a bit disappointed. She was half an hour late, booed by the crowd, in a festival where the biggest stars know this much to respect their slots, and show common sense and respect for their fellow colleagues and their fans.

She came in a dope brown outfit with thigh high boots I instantly fell in love with, with new hair – dark blonde, bangs and a lob cut, beautiful, sexy, surprisingly nice voice, some great ass dance moves – she sang her old songs cause Sziget wasn’t part of her Anti Tour, she was in awe of the crowd (or so she said) – and then she left, right after she sang Love on the brain.

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I didn’t care too much for her old songs, though I did break a few dance moves and sang along. Her Anti songs  – she sang 3 – were amazing, I’ll say that. Desperado sounded incredible and hats off to her for it. But for the most part of the concert she sang bits of her hits, over the prerecorded parts (including vocals)… and she is no entertainer.

Dagger through my heart right now, but it is the truth.

She’s a style icon, a fashion woman, beautiful, sexy, talented in everything she does, but she did not work that crowd. 9000 who came for you… holding on to phones for videos and pics to get a live moment with their star… and you give em the diva treatment?!

Not very nice there.

Perhaps she wasn’t in the mood. Who the fuck knows. I expected different let’s just say that, and quite a few people must have had the same feeling as they left the show earlier, fed up by the claustrophobic vibe, or just trying to make it in time for Travis Scott.

One more thing I’ll say and leave it to that is this: teens and 20 year olds had fun, mostly on their phones constantly Instagraming and Snapchatting throughout the concert, that at one point when Rude Boy was on you couldn’t see the screens and stage anymore. I guess there’s that for enjoying IRL moments. Those slightly over 20s were a bit struck by the whole balloon of expectations that literally blew up in our faces.

Before Riri hit the stage the crowd heat up with Jake Bugg who I absolutely love and whose lack of frills, and lack of extra stardom shitty attitude make him a great one to watch and listen to. The guy came and played and sang – some said too simple and too basic – but it was him, you know. Real. Genuine. All heart and soul and the crowd liked it.

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Parov Stelar went before Rihanna on the main stage. Yeah. About that… wasn’t feeling it. We sipped on Mojitos throughout their show and people-watched all sorts of cool faces hit the festival.

Quite the difference in crowds – the cool kids dancing and drinking away with glitter on their faces in front of the stages, on the festival field, versus the all-black leather jackets of non-mortals around posh bars.

Mid-festival right now as I’m blogging  – Saturday morning day #4 MUSE day – gotta say: l love this festival, I love the crowd, the gorgeous beautiful people, the fashion, the style, the food, the organising, the artists, the shows, the parties. Too bad for the crappy weather, for that time Rihanna sang and the excitement turned a bit sour by the end.

Ah well… I don’t know about you but I will always have Skunk Anansie, the one band who can rock a fucking festival for real.

Photos by Cosmin Straut.

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And today we go to MUSE. We’ll see the lads and get back to you on that one.

Have a great weekend!

xoxo