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i have had absolutely nothing to write for the past could days it is inadequate that i don't continue writing. i check style.com every morning AND every night, and the end of july i always have this feeling that there's nothing that important going on in fashion. the end of july is the time where i experiment the most (i experiment all summer but particularly at this time of year). since i am bored out of my mind about reading about blake lively having the best hair in hollywood (WE KNOW ALREADY!) and the history of bronzing (which, quite frankly, i'm sick of hearing "use THIS fake tanner" or "THIS fake tanner will give you an even better glow then the sun!" i'm just going to tan in the sun like a normal person, okay? SPF 15, all the way!), i always take the time to look around at street style and make my own interpretation of it. last night, though, my brother (GASP! HE LIKE KARL LAGERFELD TOO!) sent me this amazing website from a london boutique called dover street market, and most specifically comme de garcon. you can check out the store here:



aice + olivia resort collection: when i was your age...

it's nothing like a good alice + olivia resort collection to walk you through the decades. the collection started off with a 50s aura, featuring ladylike dresses, polka dots, and of course iconic 50s sunglasses. some of the ensembles had a dash of converse sneakers, still preserving a little modern touch to them.
when the collection progressed, the collection had some 60s and 70s touches to them i.e. bell bottom jeans, refreshing colors, and flouncy and flowy tops and skirts.
what i also noticed in the collection were the transition of colors through the collection, somewhat of an evolution. the beginning of the collection dealt more with warm colors such as lemony yellows and vibrant reds, with splashes of polka dots or circle-like patterns. towards the end there were more cool colors like light lime greens and instead of polka dots they had stripes.
i have always been the girl who worshipped everything classic. when i get dressed in the morning, i always aim for a classic look. because the classics led us to what we are today, and the classics deserve to be respected. the alice + olivia wasn't quite the collection that showed off the classics, but they featured the classic style mixed with their modern touches. it was a perfect mix, and wasn't too overdone. it was a moderation of each, which i enjoyed seeing.



bottega veneta ressort 2011

i was a big fan of the bottega veneta resort 2011 collection for it's ability to have a relation with the meaning of a resort collection. i love how resort collections always look wearable, but this season the bottega veneta runway takes the cake. yes, it is very simple and refined, but not in a boring way. people always thought bigger was better and always had to look perfect and have the most extravagent accessories, but this collection proves to us that simplicity is always stylish. in a sense people forget that fashion and style starts in the simplest of terms: whether it is a crisp white button down or a pair of loose capris.
the collection itself was a careful play of colors and truly wearable pieces. of course, this collection brought back the boyfriend trend: flimsy capris and slouchy blazers. the colors were used carefully in a way that created tops, dresses, and bottoms that reminded you of days on the beach. what i especially liked was the white dress in the collection (top, far left). the bottom had two layers that created pockets for it, and a beautiful weaving was made at the collar. the belt fitted it and made it look magnificent.
so, what do you think?


basking up the rays on sunny days with a couple ideas in mind

ah, yes. my favorite. summer street style. don't get me wrong, watching clothes go down the runway is like going to the met and looking at masterpieces, but street style is an art that stands on it's own. it may not have the extravagance of haute couture or the versatile designs of the the runways, but is comfortable fashion that has an effortless beauty to it. well, of course, it is most of the time effortless, because you pick out anything you like from your closet and put it on. street style is not any form of experiment, and it is something not done on purpose, therefore the effortless beauty it creates is amazing at times. runways are suggestions, and street style gets personal with the wearer.
one of my favorite street style blogs is the Jak&Jill shots, which makes street style look like a masterpiece {http://jakandjil.com/blog/}. It adds a beauty you never realized street style could have, and it was the main contributor to my interest in street style.

a street style trend now here in good old new york is tending to be all denim. used wisely, it looks magnificent. i never was that into denim myself, but it looks amazing when paired carefully with tanned leather or a cute belt to settle down the somewhat exhaustion of all denim. sort of a reminiscence to D&G Spring 2010? To me, yes, very much so.

but of course, street style exists everywhere. hoping from the new york scene to the Glastonbury festivities, here are the magnificent street style spotted there:

it seems like we've all needed a good break from the shoulder pads and fishnet tights for a new relaxed vintage trend. as spotted last fall/winter, ray bans were starting to rise up and more and more people were spotted with a nice pair of ray bans along with their padded blazers and neon dresses. now this spring/summer, we've lost the shocking pieces for a little more on the vintage side, ripping holes in our fishnets and still keeping the ray bans. instead of sharp skirts and vibrant neons, we've token faded tees and tucked them into destroyed denim shirts or rolled them up to pull of that 1950s look. i'm a rather big fan of this one because i was starting to think people were going to destruct the beautiful wardrobe pieces that will forever remain beautiful, but i was proved wrong. fashion and, especially, style can alternate at the switch of a season. we are now truly having a summer break.

the final city i'm covering in this blog post is paris: yes, paris, my all-time favorite. the french are known to be simple yet elegant in their style, always making comfortable look beautiful. and this summer, they are doing exactly that. paris, this summer, is taking on the white trend. they are wearing anything white: nice white cotton capris, white linen dresses, a nice white jumpsuit. it either takes up the whole outfit or is just a splash of it. either way, add a touch of white. it sort of goes back to that old rule that still reins: white for summer, and after labor day white is forbidden. it seems the french are embracing the white while they can. it looks very elegant and clean, which i always go for.

it seems like in every city there's a different trend, but each trend is scene in all sorts of cities. but be aware: trends wouldn't exist without people on the streets stimulating them. so have fun. i know i will.



miu miu resort 2011 (I'M BACK!)

After a little month's break from writing after a hectic June, I am back and here to stay for quite a while since summer is in and I no longer have to go crazy over grades and sports and what not.
So, in celebration of my ultimate freedom, here is my Miu Miu resort overview:

Ever since the Spring 2010, I developed a love for Miu Miu and their idea of youth and the ingenuity they put into their designs. What I love about this collection is the practicality of the colors (as seen in most of the resort collections), they don't just throw around neons like we saw in the Fall/Winter 2009 trends we spotted last season. Thank goodness we're replacing the stillettos and the sharp blazers as sharp as those stillettos, huh?


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