Thursday, 20 June 2013

What happened in London: Men's fashion. London Collections review.

London, Burberry and my boyfriend inspired me to write this small article. I am very chatty if we talk about cosmetics, Latvian brands and dresses, but when it comes to men fashion... it is getting tricky. Spring 2014 was... gorgeous, so I will pull myself together to make a picture for you, my dear readers.

What I was waiting for? Well, all the different polarities of fashion - from street style back to classics. And, it is London - I dare to say it is capital with best taste in men fashion. As long as is it S/S 2014, I was ready to see colors, new solutions in sunglasses and shoes, and of course - new bags. Since this years February, I guess, I have realized how hard it is for a boy to find his perfect bag, and I swear, I will never ever go to a shop together with boy, if he needs bag.

I was really looking forward to see some traditional clothing, because after Spring fashion week I felt that designers are trying so much, to find new solutions, that they forget about old, traditional things what we all loved and wanted to see again and again. Sometimes artist needs to put aside his personal ambitions to make other people happy.

Those last three days were really surprising. Looking on collections made by emerging talents and world-famous brands, I fell in love with UK again.

Three days with beautiful, breath-taking fashion. Here goes my favorites.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

It is sunny outside...

I have had a beautiful afternoon spending my time on the beach. As long as I needed to use this time for working with my research paper, this "laying down and doing nothing" was even more enjoyable. Till the very moment when I came home and took a closer look to my legs and arms. First things first - they were incredibly dry and skin looked horrible. And of course, I could see that five minutes more and my shoulders would have been as red as my ZIB* dress.

So, for the first time in my short blogger history, I'm gonna share my views in cosmetics. And again, some short facts about me and cosmetics...

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Latvian Brands: 3 wind knots

Before a week I spent some time reading L'Officiel Latvian Edition. You know, those small articles about fashion news in the begging. And I found out about new collection made by Latvian designer Sigita Trukšāne ( yes, the establisher of brand "3 wind knots").

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

back in Lanvin [resort 2014]

It is no secret, that I really love everything what Lanvin does and it is no secret, that they might be my favorite brand. If we check the short time history of my blog, you can see, that last time, in fashion week I decided to leave Lanvin alone. They were nice, but I felt, that I miss something. This time Alber Elbaz makes my life perfect again and about Lanvin resort he said: “It’s not just about design. It’s about lifestyle, and fitting the needs around the day,”

This collection is a melting pot - in a good way, though. The women, who would wear these clothes might be romantic girl from little town or strong buissnes lady, who spend here day running around, and the only solution for the crisis situation (gym-office-lunch-office-fancy dinner) is Lanvin.

I will carry on with my favorite items of resort 2014.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

What I love about this summer....

..... it is transparent bags (clear clutch). It was already last year, when I found perfect Emporio Armani SS 12 collection bag. It was huge, large enough for my school stuff, but the best part was... you could see everything inside your bag. On the cat walk, there was another pistachio green purse inside the huge one, and I fell in love with this combination.
Choosing this type of bag is a huge step. Well, for me it was definitely a hard choice.  It has always been a secret - what is inside your bag, and now, everyone can see it. Suddenly, you must think how your phone number book looks and do you want other people to see, for example, that you are smoking or how expensive is your phone. After choosing this type of bag you have no personal life left. Isn't that challenging? 

Ok, I might have a little bit exaggerated things. You can choose what to show to the world and what stays as your own, personal secret. To hid something, you can do the way Armani has done it - take another bag, or put your phone, cigarettes or love letters in elegant, small sack (i recommend to choose colors like pistachio green, khaki, nude, celery root, peach, creamsicle )

Clear clutch or every tye of clear bag, no matter how huge it is, is not for days when you need to take 100 and more things. It only looks good if you keep it simple - sunglasses, valet, some cosmetics, phone. Check out this fantastic example.
As you can see, style, which goes together with clear clutch, is minimalism. Simple, but classy accessories, geometric forms in blouses and t-shirts, trousers with small ornament or skirts without ornament. Why? Because your clear clutch is point on i, the final touch, and there is no use to make your outfit overdosed.

With clear bags you must remember - contents is  a part of bags design, and you are designer. Think about colors of thing, what you put in, maybe it is worth to hide something in small sack, as I already mentioned? 

Anyway, clear clutch fits to late afternoons, early mornigns and long nights. Choosing colored ones - be careful, some of them look completely ugly, when you put something in them, some of them look like you would have stolen something from your office.

And finally - some more inspiring pictures. Tell me how you wear your clutch and what you show to the world, what you do not.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Summer. Baroque summer. [eng]

Baroque summer? Yes, that is the new collection of ZIB, my favorite latvian brand. For those ones, who understand latvian - you should remember my post about ZIB - what is it and what does it eat. Now I want to talk about another thing - why they made my summer awesome.

New collection is wonderful - it looks really stylish, it fits good in urban environment, the fabrics and flower paintings are perfect. Instead of expensive, heavy fabrics, ZIB use paintings, and every one of them is unique.

ZIB dress is perfect for date, festival, garden party, a little evening celebration. It makes you think about butterflies, holidays somewhere in Paris or Rome, this collection is pure celebration.

Why I love ZIB? Because of colors, quality and pricing. If you want to buy something really unique and comfortable at the same time, you don't need to spend thousands for Dior limited edition, you can visit ZIB etsy shop, if you don't live in Latvia, but, if you are in Riga at 8/06/13, don't forget to visit ZIB summer festival. I can guarantee - it will be perfect afternoon for shopping. In this summer fest, ZIB  will  introduce you with their latest collection " Baroque Summer ".  It will be a perfect chance to buy their beautiful items and in the same time listen to great music and spend some time with your friends at club "Piens".

Now, about my favorite items.

I just love red color and non-regular skirts, so, my favorite item is....

... this dress. Skirts are long, and as we remember, long skirts are thing, what we have loved last three summers, and about the painting - i just love the little foxes on the top and flowers. This dress will be the one for my cousins wedding day - i find it really positive.

but, i could not choose one favorite, so, here is dress number two. It goes better for evening events, maybe fancy party in the garden or on the roof? I can imagine myself under stars, with champaigne and this dress.

So... don't forget to visit ZIB blog and etsy shop, and see you soon, in 8/06/13 in the club "piens"


P.S. message me what do you think - should i translate my texts in Latvian or shouldn't I?