The Bonnit 

When It comes to rainy days I’m never happy about my outfit or my hair. I believe most of you understand what I’m talking about… Sometimes you even have a great outfit prepared and then you come to realize that it won’t work either because it’s not practical or just because you don’t feel like wearing it. Spring in Portugal it’s usually very pleasant. However, this Spring we’ve been dealing with considerable amounts of water. Non Stop. So it was the perfect time to try some new trends. One of my major problems about rainy days was spending the entire day hidden in a trenchcoat and trying to keep my hair dry. Not only was insignificant if I was wearing a tracksuit under but I also would always end up ruining my hair due to humidity issues (my curls don’t deal very well with that kind of weather). Of course this was all about to change because of a streetstyle photo from fashion week and a very special Instagram account. That was the moment I realized transparent trenchcoats and jackets would save my outfit and bonnets would keep my hair perfect (just ask Rihanna if you have any doubts about it). As for trenchcoats, of course I fell for the Burburry transparent trench. But as for the bonnet… Well, that’s another thing.

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear via Vogue.com

 

Rihanna wearing Maison Michel PVC Rain Bonnet via perezhilton.com
Christine, MSFW, via fashionising.com

 

I found The Bonnit through Instagram and instantly fell in love with the concept. As a vintage lover, I’m thrilled whenever people give life again to old trends. And The Bonnit was no exception (just look at their logo!). Until I found them on Instagram I never saw an affordable yet stylish bonnet. The design is amazing, the patterns they offer are very fashionable (I almost couldn’t choose between the little stars and the polka dots and feathers). Each Bonnit package contains two Bonnits, one simple and the other with pattern. They were kind enough to send me a package and I can assure you their costume care is marvelous, so I would recommend them to anyone.

I’d love to know your thoughts on this trend!

 

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The Bonnit Patterns

 

 

Bags have feelings too

 


Certainly you have gone through a lot of street style photos lately (after all, it is Fashion Week). And you must have seen Karlitos hanging on fashion editors bags, small bag chains or another type of bag charm. You must have also spotted great designers whose bags are basically small human beings – you just happen to keep your phone and wallet on their inside.The first thing that crossed my mind was that we were giving our bags personality. The second was that the ‘less is more’ motto definitely will not be a trend for Fall/Winter 2016.

P.s. If you’re OK with sharing your bandana you might want to consider doing what I’ve been doing with my orange fringed bag from Asos. Trust me, it’s a WIN WIN situation and another great way to ‘give your bag personality’.

De certeza que, ultimamente, viram imensas fotos de street style (afinal de contas, está a decorrer a Fashion Week). Devem ter reparado nos Karlitos pendurado nas malas dos editores de moda, correntes e outros tipos de enfeites. Também se devem ter apercebido de designers cujas malas parecem praticamente pequenos seres humanos – nos quais vocês, por acaso, guardam o telemóvel e a carteira. A primeira coisa que me passou pela cabeça foi a personificação das malas. A segunda foi aquela questão do ‘menos é mais’, que definitivamente não se vai manter no Outono/Inverno 2016.

P.s. Se Quiserem partilhar uma bandana com a vossa mala, é só copiarem a primeira foto do post. É outra óptima forma de ‘personalizarem’ as vossas malas 😉


  
  
  

Pictures: https://lespetitsjoueurs.com // http://www.anyahindmarch.com // http://www.fendi.com // asos.com

Winter Pastels 


The first thing I searched for while winter shopping was my very own pastel coat. I’ve spotted those colors on J.Crew and was delighted to hear that they were no longer synonym of spring. And since I already knew what color to chose, a mint coat lies now on my wardrobe.

A primeira coisa que procurei durante as compras de inverno foi um casaco pastel. Vi, pela primeira vez, as tais cores pastel em casacos da J.Crew e fiquei super contente por começarem a trazer essas cores para os casacos de inverno (até aqui só tinha visto nas colecções de primavera/verão). Escolhi um casaco menta, uma vez que era a cor da qual andava à procura.

Choosing the perfect pastel / Escolher a cor pastel perfeita

Think about all those perfect pastel colors – the blue pastel, the rose, the orange, the coral, the lavender..  Find the color that best suits you.

Pensem naquela palette de cores pastel perfeita – os azuis, rosas, laranjas, coral, lavanda… E escolham a cor que mais vos agrada e que vai mais de encontro ao vosso estilo.

 

Jacket or Coat? / Casaco ou Sobretudo? 

The first thing that came to my mind when I first went shopping for pastels was an old Chloé jacket I saw years ago on Pinterest and was never able to find. I immediately though if I should go for a jacket or a coat instead. In the end, I fell in love with a mint coat from Zara and forgot about all the other colors and even the Chloé jacket… But this was me. While the coat gives you a bigger range of options to creat your unique outfits (from a more sophisticated look with stilettos to a more casual one with a good pair of boots or even sneakers) the jacket will be a great option too specially because it will allow you to create a more irreverent look (think about a simple midi dress and some patterned boots or ripped jeans and a statement sweater).

A primeira coisa que me veio à cabeça quando fui à procura do meu casaco pastel foi um casaco de uma colecção antiga da Chloé que vi no Pinterest e ao qual perdi o rasto… Acabei por me apaixonar por um sobretudo menta da Zara e por de parte todas as outras cores e até mesmo o tal casaco da Chloé (que até ali tinha servido de “casaco-modelo” para o que eu queria). A vantagem do sobretudo acaba por ser a maior possibilidade de looks que nos deixa criar, desde os mais sofisticados, com um par de stilettos, até aos mais casuais com umas botas rasas ou até mesmo ténis. O casaco também será uma óptima opção, especialmente para aqueles looks mais irreverentes (por exemplo, com um vestido  liso de malha e umas botas com padrão ou umas calças de ganga rasgadas e uma sweater).

  

  Source of the 9 pictures above: Pinterest

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Happy New Year!

I know it´s already 9th, but since I haven´t been around i´d like to wish you all a fabulous 2016, full of everything you´ve always wanted! It´ll be a year full of new projects and surprises that I can´t wait to share with you 😉 I´ll leave you with small pieces of 2015!

Eu sei que já estamos a 9 de Janeiro… Mas como não tenho feito posts ultimamente quero desejar agora a todos um excelente 2016, com tudo aquilo que sempre desejaram! Vai ser um ano cheio de surpresas e novos projectos, que eu mal posso esperar por partilhar com vocês! 😉 Deixo-vos com pequenas  partes de 2015!

 

Pictures are all mine.

FW15 – The Return of Maximalism

After a few seasons of Pinterest boards full of minimalistic designs and outfits, FW15 is finally here ready to give you everything you need to know how to create your very own personalized closet. Truth be told, there´s a wide range of options and different styles for every type of person (from punk and edgy with Saint Laurent and McQueen´s Victorian mood to Burberry Prorsum and Chloé´s folk). So, my first advice? Because clothes shouldn´t dictate your personality (and these FW15 pieces really do seem to have gained their own), just decide who you want to be. Follow your most fashionable instincts. Remember that patterned and colorful mini skirt you thought you could never mix with an equally beautiful patterned blouse and lots of accessories? You should definitely try it on. Pretend you´re 5 again and play that dress-up game you used to. My second advice? When in lack of inspiration, go spy on your muses – and I´m not only talking about that secret instagram crush we all have… Dig deeper and watch again those old movies that used to inspire you, that book character you always felt connected with, that tv show where you first had your heart broken by a bag (or an handsome male/female intriguing and mysterious character).

In the end, you must feel audacious, leave the rules behind you and say: “Welcome back, Maximalism. I´m ready to give you a tight hug”.

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Colors: Venetian Red; Berry; Oranges; Greens; Purple; Metallics

Patterns: Snake; Stripes; Plaids; Polka Dots; Floral

Fabrics: Tweed; Leather; Velvet

Key Pieces: Capes and Ponchos; Leather and tweed Skirts; Wide-leg pants; retro patterned coat (or a trench); small cross body bags (Chloé; Furla; Lanvin); modernist pumps

Accessories: berets (something i´ve been patiently waiting to wear again) and beanies (and with lots of embroidery); hats; scarves (every type of them); headbands ( another one i´ve been dying to wear..)

Jewels: Go big or go home – oversized earrings and necklaces. Every piece on your jewelry box must make a statement.

Designers: Miu Miu; Gucci (well done, Alessandro Michele); Charlotte Olympia; Bottega Veneta; Marc Jacobs; Lanvin; Balmain (for bold metallics); Burberry; Dolce & Gabbana

Spy on their style: Poppy Delevigne; Iris Apfel; Leandra Medine (from Man Repeller); Mira Duma

Icons: Françoise Hardy; Loulou de La Falaise; Marion Cotillard

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    FW15 BURBERRY2Pictures (in order): Miu Miu FW15 Ready-to-wear; Gucci FW15 Ready-to-wear; Fendi FW15 Ready-to-wear; Dolce&Gabbana FW15 Ready-to-wear; Balmain FW15 Ready-to-wear; Bottega Veneta FW15 Ready-to-wear; Chloé FW15 Ready-to-wear; Burberry Prorsum FW15 Ready-to-wear.
Source: Vogue.com and Style.com

 

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Summer Blues / Azuis de Verão

One of the pre fall 2015 collections i´ve been loving is the Dolce & Gabbana inspired by Maiolica pottery from the Renaissance. Perfect transposition of the Mediterranean culture – which i´m passionate about. This collection happens to be also one of my favorites for this summer (althought it´s pre fall) specially cause it reminds me of Portuguese tiles one of the biggest Portuguese marks when it comes to Arts and Culture.

I´m still not sure which piece I like the most but I would definitely wear a complete look with this beautiful padron.

How would you style this trend and what do you think about it?

Uma das coleções pre fall 2015 que mais gostei foi a da Dolce & Gabbana, inspirada na cerâmica renascentista de Maiolica. Transpõe perfeitamente a cultura mediterrânea, a qual eu adoro. Esta coleção é uma das minhas favoritas para este verão (apesar de ser pre fall) principalmente porque me faz lembrar o Azulejo Português, uma das nossas maiores marcas no que toca à arte e cultura.

Ainda não tenho bem a certeza de que peça gosto mais, embora definitivamente optasse por usar um look completo com este padrão.

Como interpretariam esta tendência e o que acham dela?

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IMG_6301IMG_6299IMG_6297IMG_6296Pictures are from: Pinterest, SheInside, Bainha de Copas

 

 

Vacations & Inspirations

Finally finals are over and my beloved vacations began – just like my blog posts! I collected a few images of the things that inspired my next posts. Let you guys with the results and hope you find them just as inspiring as I did!

Finalmente os últimos exames acabaram e as minhas adoradas férias começaram – tal como os posts do meu blog! Juntei algumas imagens de tudo o que inspirou os meus próximos posts. Deixo-vos com os resultados e espero que os achem tão inspiradores como eu achei!

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Images: Pinterest

Cosmopolitan Chic

For this post I bring you the Cosmopolitan Chic challenge – If I were to spend a day at Cosmopolitan Las Vegas , what would my outfit options be?

What would I wear to brunch, dinner at a fancy restaurant (being my favorite Italian food I couldn´t help but notice how perfect this one would be) and a night out with friends at the Marquee night club?

Keeping in mind it is Vegas and the concept of transitional outfits my first thoughts were about the colors – I wanted black (of course!) and pastels for the clothing and bold colors on the accessories – the emerald green, the dark red, gold.

The common pieces were the leather crop top and the coat.

On both outfits I played with the different fabrics and textures in order to create a sophisticated contrast.

 
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SECOND SET
LA - day to night 2
For this second set I thought about a more irreverent daytime outfit. And because an LBD can never disappoint you the common piece is precisely the Little Black Dress.

Velvet Issue

It is fall/winter 2014/15 prodigious fabric. It is soft, it can give you a stunning shape or just ruin it (it is a very difficult fabric to wear).
But let’s start from the beginning: when Gucci had Tom Ford, back in 1994 (sure I was a little girl, but one with velvet details on her outfits, cause both my mother and grandmother have great taste!) and there was a red velvet suit – the same one Gwyneth Paltrow rocked on Mtv VMA’s.
Back then, velvet was expression of a grunge culture – and Tom Ford was probably the first designer to show how feminine and powerful a woman can look on a velvet tux.
Every year (specially on festive season) we go trough fall winter collections and stare at this magical fabric: it comes in a more conservative way (think about a black tux or a small detail on a shoe) or more audacious and bold (an emerald green dress or the eternal and fabulous royal blue).
Either way, designers gave us enough choices to pick the perfect velvet piece. From Saint Laurent to Alexander McQueen, J.Brand or Altuzarra for Target Collab, Emilio Pucci, Elie Saab and even Massimo Dutti – all offering the best options.
I must confess, every time I hear ‘the 90’s are back’ I tend to be very afraid. But somehow designers lately have taken the worst pieces (the crops, for example) and redesign them in order to achieve something great. Velvet is one of those pieces.
How about you? What do you think about this trend and how would you wear it?

How to properly use velvet
Velvet can be super tricky to wear: in order to give you the perfect shape it mustn’t be to tight nor give much. You must be aware that velvet will start to loose shape eventually.

How to accessorize your velvet
With a full velvet look, I prefer golden accessories. The contrast between the soft dark yet shining fabric and a great golden bracelet and earrings or a statement necklace is beyond perfect. Think about the baroque trend to inspire yourself while accessorizing.
If you’re not much of an accessories person, I suggest another great trend: the silk scarf. Nothing goes better with velvet than the contrast of silk and the variety of padrons of silk scarves.
When It comes to choose the perfect shoes, I’d say stilettos.
Careful when choosing your accessories, you don’t want to take the whole holiday season to much seriously.

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Source: pinterest, vogue.com