22 Mar 2016

How To Sneaker

Pictures by Martin Phox

Sneakers? Yuck! That's what you'd probably hear from me about a year ago. But after having walked NYC up and down (and again up) last summer wearing mostly a pair of running sneakers and ended up with no blisters for the whole month my perspective changed a little. As it turns out they don't have to look ugly too! My hint would be to keep the whole outfit in a natural colour palette. I went with white sneakers and to make them look a little bit more 'elegant' (I'm not really a fan of sporty looks), I've paired them with a classic cut coat (camel is always a good idea, but you can always pick from your favorites!). A pair of blue or black ripped jeans will work with the combo and are a comfortable option for everyday. Add a little bit of metallic tatoos for some extra bling et voilà!

Coat: Franca Luca
Jeans: Mango
Sneakers: Nike (here)
T-shirt: H&M x Balmain
Bag: Love Moschino via Monnier Freres (similar here)
Rings: Mango + Bijou Brigitte

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15 Mar 2016

NYFW Ready-to-Wear Fall/Winter 2016

Now, that the fashion month is over, we can take an overall look at what the designers have proposed for us for this Fall/Winter Season. In this post we are looking at the best and biggest of the New York fashion week shows. I've prepared for you guys a little overview of the shows with the most important keywords that describe the collection, inspirations etc. My absolute favourites were for sure Rodarte and Reem Acra (I would kill for a dress with these gorgeous fringe details!). But generally, this fashion week wasn't the most surprising one. I guess designers didn't feel like taking much risk this season. 
Which shows did you like the most?
 Other posts featuring London, Milan and Paris fashion weeks will follow soon! Have a great week!
All pictures taken from style.com

Who: Joseph Altuzarra
What: Pattern, "trying different things not necessarily connected", jacquard
When: 14.02

Reem Acra
Who: Reem Acra
What: Seductive, femme fatale, fringe, shiny accents
When: 16.02

Alexander Wang
Who: Alexander Wang
What: Tweed, preppy, coatdresses, captions- "girls" "tender "strict"
When: 13.02

Hervé Léger by Max Azria
Who: Lubov and Max Azria
What: Punk, crisscrossing chains, knee-high boots, safety pins
When: 13.02

Monique Lhuillier
Who: Monique Lhuillier
What: Muse Talitha Getty, eclectic, "more is more"
When: 14.02

 BCBG Max Azria
Who: Max and Lubov Azria
What: "Performer"as inspiration, lurex, layers, leeggins
When: 11.02

 Victoria Beckham
Who: Victoria Beckham
What: Corset, bustiers for a day, volume, clutch coat
When: 14.02

 3.1. Phillip Lim
Who: Phillip Lim
What: Lady boss, eastern references, flat sandals with chenille socks
When: 15.02

 Zac Posen
Who: Zac Posen
What: Jewel shades, wool flannel, tracksuits, draped silk dresses
When: 16.02

Vera Wang
Who: Vera Wang
What: Floor-length kilts, towering platforms and ankle socks, balconet bras
When:  16.02

Who: Kate and Laura Mulleavy
What: A San Francisco story, Berkeley, Caffe Trieste, lace, bird accents, the daydream, clunky ruffled leather pieces
When: 16.02

 Oscar de la Renta
Who: Peter Copping
What: "Modernity and the minimalism of American sportswear versus French tradition,”, The Versailles battle, tissue-thin sweaters
When: 17.02

Who: Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne
What: Oversize, New York street style , high/low theme
When: 17.02

Marchesa Notte
Who: Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig
What: Nature, ethereal inspiration, embroideries and embellishments, tulle gowns, draped skirts, pops of metallic
When: 20.02

 Proenza Schouler
Who: Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez 
What: Triangular silhouette, tube dresses, knit dresses
When: 18.02

 Ralph Lauren
Who: Ralph Lauren
What: England and british style, high-waisted pants, neatly tailored blazers, plaid-on-plaid knit tube skirts, fringed capes
When: 18.02

Calvin Klein Collection
Who:Francisco Costa
What: Slightly oversize, silk, animal prints of lynx and skunk, strappy backless tops
When: 18.02

 Marc Jacobs
Who: Marc Jacobs
What: Foot-high platforms, heavily embellished, layers, black 
When: 18.02

4 Mar 2016

NYC Thaw

Pictures by Jose J. Martinez

After a much needed February break, I am finally back! We're starting off with the last part of pictures taken at the beautiful rooftop of The Residences at W New York- Downtown. I've saved them for the type of weather that we are having right now - rainy, cloudy and, let's just call it straight: simply miserable. Even though there's been no real winter and big chill to talk of in Central Europe, I can't believe I was complaining back then at how hot it was, but believe me, NYC and especially the subway is like a real life sauna in summer - no exaggaration! 
I hope these pictures will warm you up a little bit and make you think of the (not distant) upcoming summer! Have a great weekend guys!

Jumpsuit: Topshop
Bag: Love Moschino
Shoes: Badura
Rings: Mango
Earrings: Mango

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