fashionsoulmate rebirth …

so, looks like I slept off the summer … this is not so bad actually … anyway I am coming back … but before I will be fully, mentally awake I prefer to stick to already well-thought-out topics … and here it comes, one of my greatest beauty discoveries CHANEL VITALUMIÈRE AQUA ULTRA-LIGHT SKIN PERFECTING MAKEUP SPF 15
It’s light, it actually does adjust to the colour of your skin and gives absolutely natural look … and I love the smell! … after I spend a lot of time in front of the mirror thinking that my face looks .. hmm strange (this could be not make-up related only …) I am really happy to find the perfect thing. I seriously started considering a hat as a solution here … but I prefer to follow the cool hat-look in Saint Laurent style then to use it as camouflage!

this is more what I was thinking about …

Couple of points … not that they have anything in common … in other words bla, bla, bla

it’s been quite an intensive time for me recently … but finally I managed to gather some interesting and less interesting points from last weeks, they have not so much in common but if this is not the first post of mine you are reading then you shouldn’t be surprised …

number one … I did use Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse for my hair for the first time (WHAT A NEWS !); I’ve been always a bit sceptic about putting oil on my hair … but it’s amazing, seriously I do not usually get so excited about my hair but … you just need to put this oil on your hair (you can really put a lot) and then after 15-20 just rinse it away using your usual shampoo …

number two … I have never liked the marine style (I know, I know … but we just do not go very well together ..) but I really like the marine t-shirts you just need to take away the marine drama by wearing it together with … for instance leather pants … or you just wear it without anything else … if you prefer you can add some jewellery to your outfit to draw the attention away from the fact you’re half naked

number three … this beautiful heart on the picture above is a gift from my grandmother … generally I do not wear jewellery but this, besides THE ring, is an exception … of course for sentimental reasons …one add on … I am not a big fan of short chains so I combined two short ones into one: one part is also from my grandmother and the other one I got for my 18th birthday from my mother … so now it’s perfect …

number four … I do not think I am ready to wear my open shoes already … although it matches very well my outfit …

number five … I was testing some new cosmetics … I will share the outcome soon
 

All about FUR COATS !

… when I think about absolute feminine look I imagine a long, black dress, pearls, cigarettes … and a fur coat ! … and when I keep on thinking (it happens) I think about “old Hollywood” and then I can only see my beloved Bette Davis. It’s her who said – in one of her interviews – “the only royalty America has ever had were the actors of Hollywood” and for me she was the queen! On the top of my adoration for her artistry I love to watch her outfits … and there are a lot of fur coats there …
… as it can be observed, fur coats are sooo coming back now (again my compliments to Nina) although it’s a different style, different attitude (fur coat is also no longer reflection of your social status … oh yes, it used to be one) and everyone can choose something which is in accordance with his philosophy of life. I like this idea and I am definitely going to purchase one for myself … but as much as I love the way how fur coats are worn now … with jeans, leather pants (my obsession) … generally more relaxed … I will always have in my memory the one and only Bette wearing her fur coat and smoking a cigarette …

and i will love you till the end of time …

I think I already mentioned it, … most probably even more then once … I looove sweaters, the bigger the better … and I know this one was already presented in my posts and please be sure it will keep coming back, … it’s one of those pieces of clothes that I regret not buying  at least two of them, … just in case one would loose its sleeve or … would be kidnapped(!)

I would like to dedicate this post to all your clothes which have been worn for more then one season !

The quest of the Holy Graal … that is once again about THE STYLE

… it’s like the never-ending story, I mean discussion about the style, chic and/or class, magazines vie with one and another to deliver the best, most complete list of tricks and hints how to be stylish (just to be clear I always enjoy reading those lists) … but come on, let’s be realistic it is not following of those hints that makes you stylish, it can make you look like someone stylish … but that’s something different, isn’t it?
… it’s so much easier to create the certain image then to become an exceptional personality, the second option requires more efforts …


… but as I mentioned, I like to read all of those lists and pick those elements which I find interesting, so please find below the collection of some points which according to my observation are often characteristic for people who I admire, people with class and style:

– it’s rather unlike that you’ll find this person standing in front of a camera and listing which stylish clothes she’s wearing at the moment
– stylish look is mostly a combination of something modest and something impossible to be missed

– stylish way of clothing means expressing your attributes, attitudes, knowledge and always a bit of auto-irony through your outfit; it’s such a cliché but if you pack “no-personality” into the most beautiful outfit it will always remain “no-personality” wearing beautiful outfit

– stylish person do not dress herself to prove something and definitely not to show her superiority over those poor little guys with bad taste …

– now-a-days she is also brave enough to follow the mainstream when she likes it or to go her way when she finds it more appropriate

– she dazzles with her self-confidence but is never cheeky

– she is open, tolerant and no judgemental (but with clear opinions)

– she reads, watches, drinks and eats, travels and goes to yoga classes without informing the whole world about it … but if she does it, it makes you feel happy for her instead of being jealous

– paying her compliments makes her happy, not proud

– what she says is what she does … have you noticed how many people keep repeating that the best style means mixing designer with vintage and budget cloths … I become fed up with this statement (although I find it true) because the same people never or very seldom wear anything except   of designer … you need to be true to be chic …

and some more hard facts … in addition to what I already mentioned in random thoughts about fashion and style … episode 1

– she is usually the fabric freak; I also believe that you can hardly be wrong when wearing
something of good quality and YES, everyone can afford it, there for we have outlets, sales and all kind of shopping conveniences for hunting great pieces for reasonable price, so no excuses here …

– I like when a person who buys designer clothes buys also “the designer”, what I mean by that is buying also the philosophy behind, why is Isabel Marant such a success ? because women adore her; for me this is a very good way of expressing your attitude through your clothes (ps. I keep my fingers crossed for Sandro and Maje)

– I do agree with Nina and Inès de La Fressange that it’s worth to invest in bones but also let us not get crazy here, we do not need to have it all … and for every person invest means something different … so you do not need to sell your TV set to buy yourself the Balmain blazer (of course I also would love to have one but …) … you should know your limits and find something appropriate at your price level, it is possible !

– chic person often smiles when reading this kind of hints … because she already knows them

Please expect I will continue with this topic !
The final statement which I have to make: you can not learn how to be stylish, you either have it or not … and I fully support Karl Lagerfeld opinion regarding being stylish (he mentioned it in one of his interviews for net-a-porter) if you are asking what to do to be stylish most probably you already lost your chance … ha !

No expectations …

how does it work: you totally do not feel like going there, it’s cold outside, you’re tired …  finally you go and spend really great time … why? … because you have no expectations !
or: you do not feel like going there because you know there will be a lot of people and you would like to have some time for yourself … finally you go and come back with leather pants !
how strange is this post … ?
anyway … ladies and gentlemen let me introduce one my very first leather pants accompanied by woollen half-gloves, already known sweaters, coat and … red lipstick = perfect winter outfit

In search of your own style, style lifecycle …

… there is nothing new under the sun, style changes through the years … I believe there are some people who are born with defined and unchangeable idea of their style but I haven’t met any of them …
… when I was very young I had a lot of clothes, the more I had, the more I had nothing to wear ! …  I did not bother so much about the quality, it was more accidental that I got something really great … but in certain way I was happy with my attitude …
… now I am old(er) and I really see, I do not need so much but I want my clothes to be made of great fabrics (I know, I know … nothing new, everyone says that now-a-days: invest in bones, buy essentials that are highest quality and that will serve you for ages)
… but I think this also comes from your attitude to life, you need less because you finally know what suits you best (that’s btw, for me the biggest “mystery” of being stylish)
… just to be clear, I am a healthy woman and I know you can never get enough clothes … but my enough now is different from my enough in the past

… coming back – for a moment – to different styles at different stages of life, have you ever noticed the difference in a way of clothing of single women and those who are already in relationships …?

… and there also some milestones in your life when you just feel like changing a lot in your style … and wardrobe!

It’s even better inside …

today again shortly and I am sure -> not very unconventionally … I like to know something that others don’t, it refers also to my clothes and accessories … it’s funny that an invisible thing/feature can change the look and/or the way you feel just because you are the only one who knows about it; for instance when you’re wearing very sexy lingerie under an old sweater (makes you feel great!) or know the beautiful interior of your clutch …

Winter girl is a sweater girl

I warned you, I will be posting a lot now …
This time shorty … what goes perfectly together as a winter look ?
For me always a big, soft sweater accompanied by jeans or even better by leather pants !

… this one I got on sale, it was a quick buy beCOS I already tried it on before …

… this one is just a sweater but sometimes it’s so hard to find “just a thing”
What else? … just a very gentle, natural make-up, something like this below (this photo is from my early scrapbooks), I love their look !!

boring, ha?