Belted Coats

When talking about pros and cons of wearing one of this seasons biggest trend – the oversized coat – there’s always one con in particular that crosses my mind: loss of shape.
So when I first saw not the typical matching belt on an oversized coat but, instead, an actual belt I knew I had to take a look and try this trend.
Why I love it? It creates the perfect feminine figure either you add a belt on an oversized coat or a normal A line coat.
So if you want to be a bit more audacious and try on a separate coat and belt combo (like I do!) you have plenty of options and a few tips to keep in mind: the size of your belt does matter (you surely don’t want to end up ruining the amazing shape this trend can give you by choosing the wrong belt for your coat); the color and the material is also important (you may want to choose a contrasting color – like a burgundy belt for a grey coat – or a fantastic printed belt with a white coat. You can even try the metallic trend I told you about on a previous post by wearing a silver or golden belt with a black or dark blue coat).
Another interesting thing about this belt trend is how you can wear it with a blanket scarf or a cape. Since I elected winter oversized scarves my favorite accessory last fall/winter, I’m definitely going to apply this trend to it!
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Adam Lippes on Net-a-Porter.com

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Isabel Marant on Net-a-Porter.com

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Lanvin on Net-a-Porter.com

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H&M Design Award 2014 – Eddy Anemian

I must do a “mea culpa”… While I was focusing on Alexander Wang for H&M, this guy was conquering another collaboration. And what a collection! The French designer who just won the H&M Design Award 2014 was inspired by Tilda Swinton, in the movie “I am Love”, and by the french painter Ingres.

In the film, Swinton is Russian; she lives in Italy and wears Jil Sander outfits. It´s that idea of European exoticism that interested me.

The collection couldn´t be more interesting – including a maxi structured skirt that can be, when paired with different tops, worn during the day, or at a party at night; ruffles; lots of white; lots of patterns; wide pants.

Perfect for people who still like to add a bit of summer on their fall outfits and for people who love prints. I specially like the ruffles and the wide high waisted pants, both patterned and white.

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Crazy about accessories

As a very creative person, like I mentioned on a previous post, I seek for detail. Whenever I look at a streetstyle photo, I look for small details that make the person stand out. What is it that makes that outfit unique, besides the person?
Though I always loved (and will continue loving) great statement pieces – an embroidered sweater or printed trousers, a good jumper or even a fabulous dress – there are days when I fell like wearing a simple outfit, preferably with lots of black and White clothing, and make my statement on the accessories department.
This year, everytime I searched for street style photos I chose to see first the accessories selection. After that I did what I like to do the most – searched for the designers of those beautiful pieces.

This post is mainly about bags and clutches – i´m more of a bag than of a shoe person. The ones I wish I had thought of first, the ones I´d love to buy, the ones I take a bow for.

Charlotte Olympia

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Anya Hindmarch

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Mua Mua

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Sarah’s

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REDVALENTINO

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Sophia Webster

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Olympia Le-Tan

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You can find all of these on net-a-Porter.com

60´s

Jane Fonda. Brigitte Bardot. Jane Birkin. Françoise Hardy. Edie Sedgwick. Miuccia Prada. Twiggy. I could go on, but I believe you got the idea. They´re all revolutionary women from the glourious 60´s. They all took big risks when decided to wear miniskirts, large sweaters instead of dresses, bold makeup (think about marvelous Twiggy and her eyes) big boots or flats.The A-line dresses and the crazy prints. The colors. It was all or nothing. The feminine sillouette was changing, becoming more feminine and irreverent.

Although you can see this 60´s trend in my previous posts (for e.g. the miniskirt, fall trends or the faux fur coat) I´ve decided to do one really focused on the 60´s, with my personal inspirations (not only related to the fashion industry).

Querelle Jansen, by Sigurd Grunberger, for Grazia France August 2014

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Vogue Portugal September 2014

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