Jul 21, 2012

When in doubt...make it stand out!

At times, we need to wear something to adjust to our less than stable mood. Got too many key pieces you'd like to wear at once? Can't choose only one wardrobe hit for the day? Choosing an outfit that crosses the "predictable" line is not as easy as it sounds. However, texture can be a great ally to create that element of surprise while reviving long forgotten pieces. By deciding a base palette that is naturally harmonious - in our example we went for pinkish neutrals, dashes of black and gold and a popping, surprising color such as coral or cherry red - you can mix prints and patterns in the same color range as well as combining knits with more delicate fabrics or adding metallic touches.

Texture indeed creates contrast: the more you use it, the outfit possibilities will be virtually endless.

Grey Knitted Sparkle Cape by Love Moschino; Peak Blouse Pink by MTWTFSS Weekday; Gold Sequin Collar by Asos; Stripe Full Circle Skirt by Topshop; Sonar Evening Clutch by Reiss; Gold-Tone Edgy Studded Cuff Bracelet from MiMi by Sorrelli; Two Tone Platform Court Shoe by Zara; Kara Bell Sleeve Shirt by Reiss; Napoleon Style Knit Cardigan by JShoppers; Elektra6 Jeans by Mango; Floral Print Canvas Shopper by Dorothy Perkins; Red Ringle Ballet Flats by Le Bunny Bleu; Wood & Silk Ribbon Crystal Ball Gold-Tone Necklace by Sparkling Sage.

Jul 14, 2012


What excites us most about prints and color is that the ending mix will always be your own. By creating unexpected pattern combinations and uniting otherwise standard pieces with uneven prints and expressive color palettes, the vision of ourselves becomes that of the uniqueness found in any part of the world. Instead of mimicking a known look, ethnically-inspired key pieces break the mold by expressing what they stand for: individual garments that are meant to be as different as you are. The best part is that this time, when the style is named "global", it deters from generic fashion available all over the world as a result of chain stores and explores an individuality that is only available at one's roots.

We posted this selection as part of the Global Fashion contest for Polyvore, like our set here!

Guatemalan Huipil Cropped Top; Printed silk-blend chiffon mini skirt from Girl. by Band of Outsiders; Embellished Suede Clutch by Matthew Williamson; Isla T-Bar Sandal by Forever New; Short Tie Jumper by Mara Hoffman; Sequin-embellished collar-style scarf by Marni; Chirica Pink Embroidered Black Dress by Antik Batik; Junko Bracelet by Fiona Paxton; Marta Sandal by BP.

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