Styling It From Home

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Hello my friends,

There is no better time to change our habits concerning consumption. With the current world health crisis, COVID-19, I know personally that this has had an impact on my daily life and gives me much to reflect upon. What will be different when all of this is over? Will the world be in a better place after going back to the bare necessities and families obliged to spend time together?

Moreover: Which businesses will survive because they had to close their doors for quarantine and some quickly adapted their offer to shop-online? 

Sustainability has long been on my mind. Slowly I have been adopting a more conscious way of managing my wardrobe. This change is not because its trendy at the moment to be eco-conscious. See my post this past January 2020: My One Year Challenge! 

Part of the “Sustainable Fashion Food Chain” is pre-loved luxury. As pictured here I, with two other Genevoise ladies, were asked to choose carefully curated second-hand accessories and clothing and style them from home in collaboration with Downtown Uptown Genève a luxury on-line consignment boutique. Also offering Augmented Reality (AR Filters) to be able to try on jewelery and accessories from their on-line shop without leaving your home. Advances in technology such as this will make all the difference on how businesses will differentiate themselves in the aftermath of this crisis. Try AR Filters on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/a/r/?effect_id=234851267661445

At this moment in time, I wanted to offer you, my readers, something to dream about. This amazing Dior vintage back draped gold-sequined gala gown and the Lacroix vintage long earrings were the perfect combination. Stay tuned for my next two looks all styled from this collaboration with Downtown Uptown Genève.

You too may rent this dress: Dior Gala dress in gold sequins or shop the earrings Lacroix vintage earrings in crystal & zircon and daisy beaded clips

I thank you for reading and stay safe my friends.

 

 

 

If an article of clothing may inspire some happiness, this would be it!

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Foreword

Hello my friends,

At this very particular time in our history, I hope this post finds you well.

I held out from posting since my trip to Paris Fashion Week in February this year due to the world health crisis. I couldn’t see myself posting fashion at a time when there is so much difficulty healthwise and economically.

After three weeks that the world is in quarantine, I still feel the same. At the same time, I, like a lot of small businesses in the fashion industry must go one working to survive. There are a lot of artisans, seamstresses, and textile workers that depend on their jobs to feed their families. Therefore fashion is never superficial. It is necessary.

We all have to get dressed every day, why not enjoy it! 

That brings me to this amazing jacket I am wearing pictured in the images above and the fact that it brings a warm comfort and a smile to my face.

All items are from Coster Copenhagen. Clean lines, bold colors, prints and fine details all exemplify Scandinavian heritage. They even offer on their online shop some sustainable choices. Worth a visit.

I find this beautiful pink jacket with its embroidered birds so versatile that I styled it in two different ways. Firstly belted as a coat dress. The look is feminine and definitely not shy for workwear. Then I chose to wear it with a neckline embroidered short-sleeved tee that states that I am Sun Obsessed and pink tan trousers for a relaxed look. The wide-legged trousers called for some platform sandals to balance an elongate the silhouette. I hope you love the look as much as I do and that it also brings a smile to your face. Please don’t hesitate to leave a comment.

Get the look: One button jacket in pink tanSun Obsessed embroidered neck t-shirt,     Wide-legged trousers in soft roseSimilar camel colored plateform sandales

This is a sponsored post. I thank you for reading.

 

 

 

When in Paris…

Dress up or go home!

Planning my second trip to Paris Fashion Week at Oxford Fashion Studio was quite amusing. I, with my fashion partner in crime @bella_zofia,  planned our looks and decided to focus on a new Swiss-based designer @matereza_design. The haute couture dresses all made by hand and meticulously finished with fine details are not for the light-hearted. These dresses are made with a confident woman in mind. One that is not afraid to be in the spotlight at the same time always being “in a chic state of mind”. Perfect!

I and Izabela were delighted!

The choice was difficult because we loved all the audacious cocktail dress designs but the dilemma was which ones to wear that we may easily create a look for daytime. I chose a beautiful green velvet dress with a tulip hem and a cold shoulder surrounded by black feathers. I decided to style it with a sleeveless white buttoned-up dress shirt. The mix brought my dress to be easily worn in the daytime. Not to mention that it is still winter and we had the most stormy weather in Paris. The sky seemed to have opened up just for our photoshoot session with a professional photographer @ulritzy. The bag to compliment my dress was a one of a kind luxury handbag from a Swiss-based designer @alila_brand. Sumptuous.

I chose a casually tousled hairdo to play down my very haute couture dress. My hair, that barely survived the inclement weather, and nails were done @luciano_coiffeur_geneva

Izabela’s dress was more straight forward to style! It was a beautiful silk wrap dress with feathers that followed the closing. It was amazing. An elegant stand on its own piece that she wore beautifully!

I thank you for reading 😉

 

 

STREET STYLE

My friends,

Never sacrifice style when it’s the weekend!

This is another look from my style my wardrobe challenge. Neutrals for a sophisticated street style look. I layered a long camel coat over a plush hoody, ivory slightly destroyed cropped jeans and neutral statement sneakers with a shot of red. A designer bag always help to finish the look 😉

How do you like this look?

GO BIG OR GO HOME!

Hi everyone,

I hope you started the year well!

This was my recent trip to Vienna, Austria. I call it the enchanted city because of all the lights, majestic architecture and cultural life like the opera!

An occasion like an opera is a great excuse to dress up! Therefore let’s take it to the max with a maxi-dress!

Here I am wearing my trusted suede perfecto jacket (considered a staple in any fashionista wardrobe) a sleeveless puffy multilayered organza dress with a halter neck top and ankle booties. A faux-leather and faux-fur mini bag complete the outfit. What do you think about my outfit for the opera? #shopyourwardrobe #sustainablefashion #style #stylist #image consultant #genevabased

This first post I offer you as my #oneyearchallenge to style my wardrobe as recently mentioned. Therefore I will not mention the brands of the clothing I am wearing since they are not recent purchases. If you would like to find something similar to what I am wearing, please leave a comment and I will help as best I can.

I thank you for reading.