Can someone please hide my credit cards from me? The Dolce & Gabbana sale has just started and I just love love love so many things! It’s bad enough that I’m a huge fan of Dolce & Gabbana, furthermore their current autumn-winter collection is simply brilliant. These patterns, these materials, these colors! A bracelet and earrings with flowers and cameos? Gorgeous! A purse with a rabbit motif? Adorable! Sensual lace dresses? Absolutely iconic! Even pieces with leopard print (which as you guys know I used to dislike) are tempting…
Today I’m writing about an old good trend. A trend that was particularly popular in the 80s and was then regarded as a fashion sin and banished from our closets. In recent years it has celebrated such a brilliant comeback that we can now call it a classic. Of course I mean the leopard print, which remains popular in the coming season. Thus, we see wild cats at Anna Sui, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Stella McCartney and Max Mara spring-summer fashion shows, just to name a few ones.
But caution: leopard print can quickly look vulgar and cheap. Therefore, it is highly recommended to use this element sparingly and wisely. The challenge is not to look like a hooker wearing pieces with leopard print. This means that net tights are not quite a good idea. The same applies for red lips, low-cut necklines, mini skirts, sky high heels, skin-tight styles and anything else that looks sexy and wicked. Instead, you should try to “defuse” the leopard print.
So how to style leopard print? There are two possibilities: either in a classic safari style with chinos, shorts and shirt-dresses in colors like sand, brown, beige and khaki, or mixing different styles. For example, make it edgy in combination with distressed denim, chunky knit, loose silhouettes, masculine elements and flat shoes or girlish with chiffon, lace, floral prints, polka dots, bows and frills. Style professionals like Alexa Chung and Olivia Palermo show us how it goes.
I must confess that I haven’t really been a huge fan of the leopard print. On one hand I didn’t want to conform to the popular stereotype that Eastern European women have a special fondness for the wild cat look. On the other hand I didn’t really like any garment with this pattern. Thus, I’ve only bought two scarves with leopard print so far. However, when I look at the resort collection 2013 by Stella McCartney, I think that I could still change my mind…
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I don’t know about you guys, but currently I have troubles with my hair. I don’t mean the tortures I had to stand in the waxing salon the other day. I mean that my mane is getting thinner and I’m desperately looking for a miracle cure that can finally help me. That’s why I’m so excited about the new Vichy product – the hair revival cure Dercos Neogenic.
You certainly know that the life of a hair follows a fixed cycle: it grows, stabilizes and finally falls out. Between the last two cycles the hair follicle sets a resting phase and the growth pauses. The longer this phase lasts, the more increases the amount of resting hair follicles. Thereby the number of hairs decreases significantly. The hair becomes lighter and the scalp becomes visible.
Vichy Dercos Neogenic is intended to help to reduce the time between the loss and the growth phase and thus to “wake up” the hair earlier. Therefore, the hair density can be increased significantly – up to 1,700 more hairs after 90 days of regular use. It sounds so promising that I’m definitely going to try this new miracle cure. By the way, it’s available in all Vichy pharmacies.
Here is another piece from my green collection. I love this sweater for its deep colour and the extremely warm and cuddly material. By the way, green is quite easy to combine. With black, I’ve chosen the simplest way. But there are many more possibilities. Some women are afraid of colours, because they don’t know how to combine these. And yet all we need is just to look around. There are countless inspirations in the nature. Just imagine an eggplant. Or autumn leaves. Or a field of flowers. Or a tomato, strawberry, cranberry, or any other vegetable or fruit. This way we can find extravagant and yet harmonious combination possibilities: Green with different shades of red, green with orange and yellow, green with blue, green with purple etc. Try it out – it’s fun!
Currently, I am crazy about green. After lime and mint green last summer I have now discovered the wintry shades: emerald green, bottle green, moss green, pine green, frog green, environmental green and all the rest of them. Now I find the Valentino green coat that I bought 2 years ago in Florence more beautiful than ever. But because one thing in the favorite color is of course not enough for me, I have purchased a sweater, a knit dress shown below and a silk blouse in dark green over the past 3 months. To be continued: I already have a Sandro sweater in mind…
Some of you will probably hate me for this post, but I have to get rid of it now: I’m definitely fed up with Jeffrey Campbell’s Lita! These chunky platform booties are simply omnipresent. The darlings of the international street style scene appear every day on blogs, in magazines and on the streets, in black, beige and khaki, in suede and leather, with spikes and without… Are these the only shoes in the world? In my opinion, the Litas look just like hooves and also cause an odd gait. Have you ever seen a foal that learns to walk? This is exactly the way an average Lita-wearer moves. And since I don’t want to look in high heels like a helpless baby horse, I leave the lumps… sorry, the Litas to the others.
Christmas is coming and it’s time to pick presents for our beloved ones or to arrange glamorous outfits for the festive days. What about a luxury scarf for your best friend or statement jewelry and a stunning clutch for your party outfit? Monnier Frères is offering sensational 20% off for my readers! The code LUXAHOLIC20 is valid through December the 15th when you spend at least 100€.
I’m so excited to announce the very first giveaway for my readers: You can win a luxury Diane von Furstenberg red and white iPhone leather case from the vintage collection “Diane”. The case has a signature DVF print, suits best iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S and is just wonderful. To enter the giveaway just
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