Today’s outfit consists of a contrast between modern and princess-like look: the long skirt adding fairytale sense and the denim shirt that I found in Roma, Italy making it instantly look modern.
The long skirt: that I bought from Mykonos, Greece is fresh, comfortable and flexible.
I chose black not only because it is the safest color but also it adds classiness and balances the whole outfit. And as for me nothing beats black with the denim.
The accessories: I went with a bulky necklace, giving a fresh summerish vibe to the outfit with the vivid colors. Accessories characterize the look. So feel free to express your own character through your accessories whether its sophisticated, funky or simple. To keep the attention on the necklace, I settled with small flower earrings and a simple silver watch even though I am a ring lover.
The shoes: Feel free to wear any comfy shoes with the long skirt but make sure the color matches the denim. So I chose a blue Casadei high heel.
The bag: A big bag won’t fit the fairy tale look so preferred sticking to a casual fuchsia Stella McCartney clutch that I got from Miami to match the necklace. Adding colors is a must to have some contrast with the black skirt.
Notice that the items were brought from different countries so don’t be afraid to experiment in matching clothes, that’s what makes a true fashionista.
And since an outfit can only handle one statement and in this case it was the necklace I had to stick with a bun for a hairstyle leaving the scene for the cosmopolitan outfit to show.
1. Mirror; it might be the most “borrowed item” between girls so why always borrow it? Bring your own!
2. Deodorant, body and face splash; some forget how sweaty you might get at the pool so don’t forget these essentials to stay fresh all day and it is sexy to have your own fragrance.
3. Hair oil spray; Hair needs protection too! While you are busy making sure you have sun screen on; don’t forget your hair oil to protect your hair from harmful sunlight plus it’s a perfectly free “baind’huile” session.
4. Shaving kit; you never know! Sometimes when you get to the pool you discover that you missed a spot, so keep that kit with you in case of emergencies.
5. Hair brush; borrowing the hair brush from your girlfriends may transfer lice or dandruff so it is best to be avoided.
6. Water proof mobile cover; since our cellphone is the most precious item we have nowadays, and our best friend, we need to pamper it, keep it safe 😉
7. Beach pillow; ideal for people suffering from back and neck pain and it keeps you comfortable while tanning for long hours.
8. Glasses cleaning cloth;on the beach sun glasses get sticky because of oil and sun screens. To keep it clean wipe it with the cloth or use the special spray for extra care.
9. Small fresh towel for the face; you don’t want to dry your face with your big beach towel that is often all covered in oil.
10. Sun screen; with UV rays becoming dangerous better not go to the beach without protection. Try to find sun screens of skin color or tinted and avoid white mask sunscreens making you look like a beach ghost.You can find it now in compact powder too.
11. Magazine/book; if you are going to the beach in a relaxing/tanning purpose, a good book or interesting magazine would be the perfect companion
With Elie Saab I feel that I am escaping in the couture fantasy. the Collection is inspired by the American Painter Mark Rotkho known by his abstract expressionist pieces.
Elie Saab’s collection is very sophisticated, but very soft at the same time, the autumn season focuses on sleek and sexy shapes intertwined with the house’s signature femininity.
When watching the runaway I felt so related to each & every piece of his work, I really couldn’t get enough!
Giambattista Valli, took on old Hollywood inspired dresses, the kind you would imagine Audrey Hepburn wearing. Flowers and light colors take us back to the 60’s fashion.
There were monkey-fur coats, floor-length capes over keyhole gowns and floral dresses sprouting three-dimensional blooms — and it all came with literal guides to the period in the form of turbans and goggle-eyed sunglasses.
He was able to keep it simple despite the weirdness of the combination.
Zuhair Murad collection based on futuristic themes / geometric mosaics and prismatic waves/ topography of the female form in the dresses which makes the female body prettier and met en relief female form.
Classic Chanel elegant coats with neatly seamed shoulders and neck-framing , and cocktail dresses with ornate mirrored frame; feathers and fringed tulle dripped like so much candle wax from hems; given a touch of the rococo with 24-karat embroidery.
As always with Mr. Lagerfield there were many combined ideas & skills as you can see in the white dress below.
Christian Dior ‘s line was a mix between 18th century style and modern couture,with side hoops and embroidered masculin collars., it resembles to the ones wore at the times of Louis XIV.
Christian Dior with the new designer Ralph Siemens replacing John Gialliano made Christian Dior travel through history.
N.B.: Hand Bags one of Christian Dior’s biggest industries were noticeable absent.
Donatella Versace injected bad girl attitude for atelier Versace with the black color present in all of the fall-winter show, but she is the queen of Excess & might be too much for some; this collection would be considered for eccentric women.
Marco Zanini collection was very daring and artistic, it was full of bold mixes such as a caramel silk shirt paired with pastel pink trousers tightened by a green belt; critics coded this collection more mature & harmonious than last year’s. The designer Marco Zanini paid tribute to Elsa Schiaparelli with this recent collection.
Maison Martin Margiela
Maison Martin Margiela couture took an artistic detour with a wild theme, mixing different patterns and styles.
While the title may sum it all, but it is actually a book by Mike Robbins.
It’s an empowering and refreshing book that reminds us that each of us has a unique purpose to fulfill in this world. Since we are living in a world where it became nearly impossible to distinguish between what is real and what is fake, this powerful book teaches you how to access and express the realness you crave in your work, your relationships, and yourself.
It is a clear guide to get in touch with yourself and to learn to love the person that you are. Robbins talks about 5 principles to celebrate one’s self and understand that we are spiritual beings first. This book frees you from society’s influences and pressures to simply be your true self. I strongly recommend it.
When shopping think of “Investment”, most of us, and me included, often go shopping when bored, but usually end up with clothes that never leave the closet. Don’t buy a pair of jeans that are tight thinking that they will “loosen up” later on and then never wear them again, or a top that your friends liked but you weren’t comfortable in. Any item that you buy and not wear is a lost investment.
Accessories: it’s no place for saving, the most common mistake is when people go for cheap accessories thinking that they are not as important as the clothes, however, quality accessories spice up the outfit and add glam. Make sure that your accessories are good quality so they don’t make your look tacky.
Good basics are important, but with a specific budget, Don’t spend much money on basics like tees, since they wear out quickly; a trench coat and a pair of boots on the other hand, is something that will last. Spending time and money to find the perfect coat or the perfect blazer is worth it.
Pick your designer items carefully!If you want to buy printed long/short dresses, tops, or shorts, there is no need to go for brands because they all look the same. If you’re going to have one designer item, make it your handbag or your shoes, a good handbag makes your whole outfit look better.
Don’t be afraid of going all in on the shoes, bad shoes can strongly influence your image, as for cheap looking shoes can make your party dress look trashy. So wait for the sale if you have to, but buy the right shoes because no matter how expensive your dress is, cheap shoes will make it lose spark.
Hey there! My name is Stephanie Saliba, and welcome to my blog.
Many of you may know me from Aghani Aghani on MTV, but through this blog you will see my other side, this online diary will be my microphone away from the cameras.
I’ve always been passionate about books, fashion and a particular lifestyle, and wanting to reach as many people as I can, and being the social media freak that I am, came the idea of this blog.
Here you will find book reviews that will help you choose the next book to read over coffee, fashion tips for dos and don’ts, new trends that you should try and others that you shouldn’t feel pressured to follow, and guidelines to a lifestyle full of personal development, positive thinking and motivation. Stay tuned for weekly blogs that may come of help in our day to day life, and leave you with something to think about throughout the day.