The Old New Story of Kimono

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Hey Stylish!

The story of the kimono has always intrigued Western world and took many forms in the way it is adapted in nowadays wear. We have seen many examples of the new silhouettes and textiles of many variations of the kimonos. I am actually a big fan of the traditional kimonos that are universally flattering. If you want to adapt more wearable look you can mix it with slip dresses (like I did) or with jeans for a more casual, eclectic look. As usual, I leave you with the freshest runway inspirations:

Cinq A Sept

Gucci

Yoshikimono

 

 

My look: 

kimono- Vintage, hand painted and batik, similar here and there

shoes- Dolce Vita

belt-Forever 21, similar here

bag-vintage, similar here

slip dress-H&M, similar here

The Exaggeration

 

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 Hey, Stylish!

How to wear Dolce and Gabanna without actually wearing it? Here is the formula: all black+ feminine cuts+exaggerated forms and silhouettes. I think the third variable in this equation is the most important. I am a big fan of good drama, so exaggerated detailing can bring some new feelings to simple clothes. Just take my look: a simple black sandals are upgraded with a feather trim,  a sweater is detailed with bows and my glasses are embellished with flowers- simple forms spiced with exagerated detailing.

As usual, some of my observations and inspirations. This time from D&G:

 

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My look:

Sweater- Mix vintage

Pants-Forever 21

Sandals- LittleMistress, similar here

Bag- vintage 1975, similar here

Glasses-novelty, original here, similar there

 

 

Matchy

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Hey, Stylish!

For almost a decade matching accessories or assemblies were considered a bad taste. As many mismatching things that harmoniously are put together the more stylish it was. However, with the adaptation of the aesthetics of the 80s, matchings sets are making a comeback. I am a big fan of how Jeremy Scott does it for Moschino and Dolce and Gabanna for their last collection. The key here, to create a story behind the outfit and keep it within a theme. I will leave you with inspiration from Moschino and DG:

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My outfit:

Shirt- Vintage male denim shirt, something similar here

Pants- Anne Klein

Belt- Vintage, similar here

Boots- vintage, similar here

The Liquid Metal

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Hey, Stylish!
I am very happy to have an opportunity to come back and continue tracking down the evolution of my own style and share some of my visual inspiration with you. I like to think of myself as a person who does not do brands or trends, rather wearing what I feel is beautiful. However, it is really hard not to follow fashion, even though the style is the priority. The spring season was defined by three main trends: ruffles, stripes, and metal. However, I always liked metallic hues and always considered them being almost the “new nude”color. Surprisingly, the silver hue with that liquid quality works with almost everything. My favorite combination would be white and silver. As usual, I am very inspired by the runway, since it is most an art form, rather than design. For today’s’ look I was inspired by:

Michael Kors

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Jil Sander

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Thank you and hope to see you more often here!

My look:

skirt- Zara (old), similar here

jacket-Zara (old), similar here

boots- thrifted (no name), similar here

glasses- thrifted, vintage, similar here

THAT Pair

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Hello my stylish friends!

Could you imagine yourself couple of years ago, wearing tennis shoes with classic coat? I couldn’t. Sneakers have been gym shoes for me until I found THAT pair (the link below). THAT pair reminds me some Kandinsky’s works, which I admire so much.Here is what I am talking about:

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 “More is better” – my advice regarding tennis shoes that you are going to wear with the  latest trends such as over-sized coats, A-line skirts or slacks. Go crazy, add some color that will spice up your casual outfit and add some color in your life! Here is some inspirations for you:

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xoxo Xenia

photo credit: www.vogue.com

my sneakers: http://www.zara.com/us/en/sale/trf/shoes/multicolored-leather-trainer-c541691p1983817.html

coat:Forever 21

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