Fall/Winter 16/17 Shoes

Like I told you on the first trend report, this Fall collections have too much information. Maximalism strikes again and you can spot its trace elements both on the clothes and accessories. I´ll be showing you what I believe to be the essential shoes for this season on this trend report and the next one will have all the accessories. Please note that it´s not my fault. Personally, I blame creative directors. The creative process of every important fashion house was just remarkable this Fall/Winter. I, of course, was a victim.

Loafers

It was Fall 2015 and Alessandro Michele had a perfect vision for Gucci. The loafers emerged and they´re not going anywhere anytime soon. If there´s any versatile shoe for this Fall, it´s the loafer. So, have you picked yours?

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Bottom Middle: Gucci (via net-a-porter.com); all the others: ASOS.com

Flat Slides

You´ve already seen them during summer and even last Fall. I must say I have mixed feelings when it comes to flat slides because I don´t find them that comfortable or practical. But i´ll tell you if this relationship makes any progresses. A piece of advice: don´t run while wearing them.

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Top Left: Gucci (via Vogue.com); All the others: ASOS.com

Mid-heel Shoes

Also known as “Granny Shoes” and definitely a very possible acquisition for this season. I find them very comfortable and super stylish, perfect to wear with frilled jeans and a cozy oversized knit (you know, for those days when you don´t want to put much thought on what you´re going to wear).

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Top Left : Chloé (via Farfetch.com); the others: ASOS.com

Ballerina Shoes

I didn´t love ballet very much when I practiced it but I did like my ballerina shoes very much and used to wear them around the house. You can transport yourself back to your childhood days with a classier version of ballerinas or an edgier one. Blame it on Miu Miu. As for my Bimba y Lola edgy ballet shoes, I find them perfect to wear with culottes.

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Top Right and Left: ASOS.com; Bottom Left: Miu Miu (via Vogue.com); Bottom Right: Bimba y Lola (old collection).

Mary-Janes

The classic. Is there anything more feminine than a good pair of Mary-Jane´s? Again, a good reminder of your childhood days. And because velvet is one of the main Fall fabrics, if you want a win-win situation, find yourself a pair of these in velvet. If you´re able to find something that goes terribly wrong with Mary-Janes, please let me know. I haven´t so far. P.s. a tracksuit doesn´t count. We´ll talk about athleisure later.

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Top Left: Dolce & Gabbana (via Farfetch.com); Top Right: Marc Jacobs (via Farfetch.com); Bottom: both ASOS.com

Ankle Boots

I know, I know. But history tends to repeat itself. So ankle boots are a thing, again. But this time the ankle boot trend comes bolder. You can choose from a huge variety of prints and play mix&match with your outfits now more than ever. If you´re not much of a bold prints kind of person, you still have lots of options: pvc, suede, velvet… everything with only one color or a little statement on the heel. Can you guess which one I daydream about? 😉

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Top Left and Right: ASOS.com; Bottom Left: ASOS.com, Bottom Right: ASOS.com (Tommy x Gigi is already on ASOS).

 

As always, I’d love to know what you think. Which are your favorites? See you in the comment section and stay tuned for the next trend report 🙂

 

 

 

Fashion X Tech / Moda X Tecnologia 

The Fashion Industry evolves very quickly. Trendsetters started to appear from all around the globe using social media and their voice became more powerful than anyone would ever thought. Creative directors had to adjust to the digital era and evolve as well. Big fashion magazines too, when digital magazines and blogs began to take over. Today, Fashion cannot live without technology and I must say that they’re definitely one of the best combinations ever. As a blogger, technology is what allows me to share my opinions and keep up with the latest trends so it’s of course a big issue for me. That’s why I decided to creat the Fashion sub-category – Tech. As you can already guess (and because it’s a sub-category) it will be fashion related only. I will share with you the latest and the best Apps, digital magazines, fashionable accessories for your technology and everything fashion related.
For the first post, I’ll give you what I believe to be the best apps to do your online shopping, when searching for designer clothing, accessories or jewelry. I choose them based on my personal experience, prices and diversity of items. I don’t do most of my shopping online – yet (ASOS is slowly becoming one of my favorite places to shop). When it comes to great sales and vintage hunting, I prefer online shopping, for sure. Why? Well, I don’t know many places that sell designer clothes and accessories at such affordable prices like I do online. I find online shopping specially useful for vintage hunting because you can easily select categories, prices and the most important – quality. That brings me to one of my favorite fashion apps – Vestiaire. Vestiaire it’s an app recommended by magazines like Vogue and Elle, that allows you to sell your colthes, accessories, jewels and buy what other people are selling. It’s one of my favorites because it has the most amazing vintage pieces. I must confess… I can spend hours going through those bags and accessories. One great aspect about this app is that you can easily find the latest collections at a lower price and when you buy something the item doesn’t come to you right away because of quality control and the authenticity of your buy – both checked by Vestiaire. Probably one not-so-good thing about it is that, because people are selling their own pieces, you’ll have to make sure you know the value of what you’re buying. My suggestion would be to search for the specific item you want, filter by quality and price range and then see what suits you the most between the several items that will appear to you. 

Portuguese version 

A indústria da moda desenvolve-se a uma velocidade incrível. ‘Trendsetters’ começaram a surgir um pouco por todo o mundo, usando as redes sociais em massa e a sua voz passou a ter uma importância sem precedentes. Os directores criativos das marcas tiveram, sem grande tempo para tal, que se adaptarem a esta nova realidade digital. O mesmo sucedeu com as grandes revistas, confrontadas com o aparecimento dos blogs e de revistas digitais. Hoje, a moda não pode – nem quer – viver sem a tecnologia e devo dizer que considero esta combinação uma das melhores de sempre. Enquanto ‘blogger’ é fácil perceber o porquê de considerar esta combinação tão especial: é o que me permite acompanhar tendências, exprimir a minha opinião e conhecer a de outras pessoas. Foram, no essencial, estas as razões que me levaram a criar a sub-categoria ‘tecnologia’. Sendo uma sub-categoria da Moda, podem esperar temas que relacionam as duas áreas designadamente aplicações, revistas digitais, acessórios, … Tudo o que resulte desta combinação entre o mundo da moda e a tecnologia. Para o primeiro post desta sub-categoria escolhi o que considero ser as melhores aplicações de compras on-line, no que diz respeito a marcas de designers conhecidos. Escolhi-as com base na minha experiência pessoal, preços praticados e variedade de produtos. Apesar de (ainda) não fazer a maior parte das minhas compras on-line, no que diz respeito a peças ‘vintage’ acho preferível, desde logo devido à possibilidade de selecção por categorias, preços e, sobretudo, qualidade. A primeira aplicação chama-se Vestiarie, é recomendada po revistas como a Vogue e a Elle, e é um óptimo lugar quer para vender peças quer para fazer óptimos achados. Um óptimo aspecto em relação a esta aplicação é o facto de ter peças das mais recentes colecções bem como peças vintage, e os produtos são sujeitos a um controlo de qualidade e verificação de autenticidade antes de chegarem ao novo dono. Um aspecto menos positivo – ou antes, uma questão a ter em consideração – é a diversidade dos preços praticados por cada pessoa. A minha sugestão para evitar comprar um mesmo produto por um preço superior é a pesquisa do produto, selecção da qualidade pretendida e definição de um preço máximo. 

Another great app is The Outnet. If you’re familiar with Net-A- Porter, you might have heard of The Outnet. It’s basically Net- a-porter’s outlet so you can always search for designer clothes at lower prices during anytime of the Year. I recommend the accessories and bags selection, definitely worth your time. After all, outlets are the perfect places to find the coolest bargains.

Outra óptima aplicação é The Outnet. Para quem conhece o Net-a-Porter, o The Outnet é o Outlet. Recomendo a parte dos acessórios e malas. Afinal, um Outlet é sempre um Outlet 😉 


Last but definitely not least, the Farfetch app. You have heard here before of Farfetch since I teamed up with them to show you some of the best Spring/Summer 16 trends. Farfetch reunites 400 boutiques in one place, bringing you the latest fashion to your devices. What you don’t know yet, is that I recently discovered Farfetch’s sales (worth taking a look if you’re searching for designer pieces at reasonable prices). Personally I got my eyes on a beautiful Kenzo bag 😉 

Por último mas sem dúvida não menos importante, a aplicação do site Farfetch. Já falei aqui antes do site, no post das tendências de primavera/verão 2016, feito em colaboração com a Farfetch. Também na aplicado se encontram disponíveis as peças de 400 boutiques de todo o mundo. Recentemente descobri os saldos da Farfetch (vale a pena, tem grandes marcas a preços óptimos) e tenho debaixo de olho uma mala linda da Kenzo 🙂 

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!
Source: Pinterest

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Source: WhoWhatWear

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Zara.com

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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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Pinterest

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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

Midi Skirts

Inspired by this post from Lena, and this one from Dana, I decided it was time to chose the perfect midi-skirt. While last summer (and even autumn/winter) was all about long skirts, this fall we Started to see mini skirts, in a sixties throwback and – the most elegant one – The mid-length skirt.
It appeared paired with oversized sweaters, large knitwear, heels and sneakers, giving the outfits an elegant touch and capturing attentions both on the streets and runways. It can be straight, pencil shaped or pleated or whatever you want it to be.
For what I’m concerned, this could be another never ending trend – though I still haven’t found the perfect midi. And this time it comes with all the comfort you need in your daily routine!

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ASOS.com

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River Island, found at ASOS.com

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Zara.com

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Altuzarra for Target, found at Net-a-Porter.com

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Marc by Marc Jacobs, found at Net-a-Porter.com

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Roland Mouret found at Net-a-Porter.com

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The New Bohemia

The first august Net-a-Porter issue is all about this new Bohemia – that’s what the second wave of boho it’s called. The difference? Boho is all grown up, ‘cooler, edgier and sexier’. Net-a-porter

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1 – Proenza Schouler / 2 – Erdem / 3- Proenza Schouler / 4 – Goodnight Macaroon

Kendra Spears for Net-a-Porter

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Taylor Tomasi Hill

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Clemence Poesy

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Miroslava Duma

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