Spring Summer 2014

Summer 2014 Dresses: Romantic Vs Creative

When choosing the summer 2014 dresses we can go crazy for colors. We have just to decide the mood we want this season and the rest gets easy.It has never been such a big offer from designers of prints and shapes than this year. I’ve selected my 2 moods for this year and they are: the romantic look with floating…

Colmar Originals and Graffiti

Taki183 was living in 183 Washington Heights and working as a messenger, traveling through New York city all day. With his marker he started writing his name everywhere he went in the subway stations and the subway cars. In a short time his name was being noticed by people taking the subway and in 1971 the New York Times made…

Ladylike

Ladylike, the word that once described the refined girls from society, raised studying music and arts while waiting to have a good marriage, is still much in vogue today. The meaning of course has changed over decades departing from the idea of a woman who should be instructued by acceptable social norms that restrain freedom.  Appearance as the only expression…

Mila Schon Wild Innocence

Inspired by the 70s movies representing the aristocracy of the Milanese families, the fashion house of Mila Schon showed for their Spring Summer 2014 collection in the beautiful Palazzo Serbelloni. I loved the color palette of white, mandarin and soft petal. This collection  reminded me of how romantic spring can be when wearing silk trousers, chiffon dresses and precious embroideries….

Antonio Marras SS14 Nature and Chaos

My absolute favorite collection for Spring Summer 2014 was Antonio Marras. Actually I knew it would be my favorite even before I had attended the show. There is something in the imagination of this designer that just clicks for me every time. Maybe the fact that I’m a sucker for romantic prints and love wearing dresses more than anything else….

Costume National ReConstruct/DeConstruct

Costume National Spring Summer 2014 in Ennio Capasa’s words: “A magnificent space under construction in a new Milan and the work of a young conceptual artist are the frame for my return to showing my woman’s collection in Italy after 23 years. I constructed this collection by freely disassembling and reassembling patterns to give each piece a sense of ease. When reconstructing…

A California Roadtrip with Trussardi

Everytime I attend a Trussardi collection presentation, I think of how important is in the fashion industry that family businesses have still their independence which is expressed by keeping their style roots without thinking of momentary trends. While Trussardi manages to always bring fresh designs and styles, it also never parts from the fil rouge that has made it a…

4 Tales Of Style for Spring Summer 2014

In this Fashion Week story there are 4 friends who come from totally different backgrounds but complete each other with their experiences and taste on fashion . They meet with each other every lunch break they can, eat only salad because they need to fit into their amazing wardrobes and talk about love and life in the City. By now…

Byblos Power Suit + Dark Butterfly

The power suit was on my ‘Must Get’ list for Fall 2013 and when I saw this one from Byblos Milano Fall Winter 2013/2014 collection I had to have it for important business meetings during Milan Fashion Week, including going to the Byblos Milano Spring Summer 2014 runway show. I know many women work in an environment where looking buttoned-up is…

Blugirl Eternal Summer

When Julie Christie as Diana Scott in the movie ‘Darling’ was looking for adventure and love while jet-setting from London to Paris, Rome and Capri she brought around her impeccable style.  The life of the beautiful model in this 60s movie was an eternal holiday filled with drama just like the Blugirl collection for Spring Summer 2014 which minus the drama is…

Milan Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014

While we haven’t bought a winter coat yet, here it comes the Milan Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014. The key to a less stressful 7 days of runway shows, collection presentations and parties is the organisation.  I will be reporting live from Milan and have already prepared the work kit. Having cut down to 9 must have things ‘Less is more’ will be…

Tribal Vibe

JOHN RICHMOND Spring Summer 2014 {Tribal Vibe}  John Richmond adds a tribal vibe to his rock’n’roll signature style. The silhouette is clean but embellished with laser cut fantasies and optical inserts in leather jackets, shirts and sweatshirts. I don’t know how I feel about the Swarovski elements present in few jackets and even tracksuits, but for sure a man who…