30.3.15

Double Denim

 
A pair of jeans are essential in every closet, at every age, regardless of a persons style or liking.
We can wear them casually on a daily basis and easily transform them in a second into something more sophisticated by simply adding a pair of stilettos or blazer to the mix. 
Denim is the overoll example of versatility and comfort when it comes to fabric, nevertheless, one of the oldest social rules of fashion dictates that one must never wear more then one piece of it at a time. Why wouldn't we? It's the question that divides the Fashion scene: Should you or shouldn't you double up on denim?
 I'm of the firm opinion that twice as much is twice as good.
A trend made famouse by Marilyn Monroe in the 60's film Misfits, where she wears a Lee denim jacet with classic blue jeans, which revived with total rage in the 80's is now making it's denim over denim comback in the streets and on the runway portrayed by Stella McCartney, Derek Lam, Isabel Marant's patchwork, Balmain's quilted pieces and Chanel ober the last few seasons. I guess right now the idea is to mix and match different textures, colors and silhouettes. Denim booties as seen in Louis Vuitton, upholstried skirts such as Balenciaga and it's never ending palette of blue. 
That's basically the key to keep it classic, focuss on the original color and have fun while mixing and matching.
I decided to make and ode to blue with this super casual and comfy look and upgraded it with a pair of pumps.
A denim shirt is what I would wear when a) I have no clue on what to wear
b) I don't want to put much though into it because I'm tired, but want to look put together
c) All of the above plus, it's instantly cool
This time we would take a) into consideration. I went to the Philharmonic with my family and was ready to have a lovely sunday with great company and a nice lunch break so, I wanted to look polish but not overdressed. Denim on denim was the answer... And just because I wanted it to look a tad more ladylike I added those shoes to the mix. They make it effortless. 
The backpack is another piece making a huge statement lately, which is great considering that you can carry twice as much as what you normally do in a tote and it's a thousand times more pragmatic and cool! This one is a classic Burberry, but I decided to paint it blue in an urge to make it a little edgier... I now I'm crazy, but one must take a risk in order to win! (And I'm loving it!) Ha ha ha
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 

   
 
 
 
 

      
Shirt/GAP
Sunglasses/24Seven
Belt/Ralph Lauren
Jeans/Sfera
Heels/Ralph Lauren
Backpack/Burberry
Xoxo, RWPF

9.3.15

Flashing Lights

"She don't believe in shooting starts, she just believes in shoes and cars..."
 
Let's keep it real.
It might be all heels, lipstick and nicely paired outfits from the porch to the street (yeah right), but once you get home there are very few things better than getting all cozy in a pair of sweatpants.
And even though uncle Karl's (Lagerfeld) first commandment clearly states how those are a clear "sign of defeat", every once in a while a girl encounters the unbearable desire to dress down and comfy without loosing the cool factor.
Thanks to Yeezy leather joggers became more than just a whim and turned into one of the hottest trends of the last few seasons; result of a clash between hip hop vibes and sophistication.
If you're an MVA reader you might have already noticed my constant allusions to hip hop and that might be, because despite of many lyrics, rap music has always been an ode to couture.
Music and Fashion are a match made in heaven and I really like to experiment with different genres and styles to create one of my own. One of my favourite things to do is to combine the "high" with the "low", casual with dressed up to achieve something effortlessly chic.
In this case I decided to pair baggy leather joggers (casual) with anckle strap heels  (formal) to make a contrast, a texturized crop top with a statement necklace, a sleeveless vest  and my new and favourite fringed bucket bag!
All black everything of course.. and no, don't tell me black is sad... Black is poetic!
The cool thing about this look is that every piece can be worn separately into a casual and edgier outfit depending on the combination.
For example the bucket bag with jeans and a nice sweater may be your best friend for brunch. Or the trousers with a cute t-shirt and sneakers may get you the perfect casual-friday ensamble.
I guess you have the chance to play and have fun, you know, play the wild card...!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
   
 
 
 

 
 

Necklace/SFERA
Crop top/ Pull&Bear
Vest/ZARA
Joggers/H&M
Bag/ H&M Studio
Heels/S.W.
Rings/ Forever 21
Bangles/MVA

 
 I've been obsessed with this song since the day I heard it, so femme fatale. 
Hope you like it...
Xoxo, RWPF
 
 

25.2.15

Beauty: Le Petite Robe Noire Eau Fraiche

FINALLY!
I most admit I'm quite nostalgic about the fact that I'll have to leave my gloves, tights and booties in the back of the closet, but FINALLY the sun has decided to come out and the freshness of spring has arrived.
Still my LBD is a must, and Guerlain has added a new version that perfectly to wear with the beginning of the hot season: Le Petite Robe Noire Eau Fraiche
Sparkling, low-cutted, flirty and bright in comparison to other "dresses" from Guerlain's closet, this version is much more relaxed and light. I tend to develop a love-hate relationship with perfumes that have darker notes such as plum, and purple Jasmine because even though the scent is nice, it tends to be a bit too heavy. Nevertheless this one mixes the brands iconic notes like bergamot and sambac jasmine with Sicilian mandarines, lemon oil, bulgarian roses, fressias, apricot and pistachio, an unusual ingredient which distinctively adds a refreshing essence.
With an irresistibly neckline and embroidered petals this new fragrance is the one to wear as we welcome summer with GUERLAIN and a deliciouse french brunch at Noisette where they held the presentation taking us a step closer to the magic of the city of lights...
Xoxo, RWPF

18.2.15

Beauty: Cleaning your Makeup Brushes.



Makeup brushes are no cheap thing and after some time they become caked with residues of makeup, death skin and bacteria. Now imagine brushing your face with those infection colonies... Ewwwwww!
Really gross when you think about it, because who really cleans them as much as they should?
But once you know it, it becomes perfectly clear that such mess is one of the ingredients to terrible breakouts. That is why cleaning your brushes is one of the most important thing to do in order to have a nice, clean face. It's not just the food, or drinking tons water, or washing it regularly, everything needs to be clean. It's been in my To-Do list for over 2 weeks and today I finally got the chance to fulfill a task worthy of a pro makeup artist.
I chose to do it with MAC's Brush Cleanser. Just soak them in water, place a drop of the product in the roots of the brush, wash it, rinse, reshape and place in a towel. That's one of the most recommended ways because the product loosens the makeup rests attached to the hairs of the brush.
If you don't have one in hand, take a bar of white, uncented, most basic, soap or dish washer to clean them. Either way you'll be taking all th pasted bacteria away and prolong the life of your brushes.
Xoxo, RWPF

13.2.15

Saturday night fever!

That moment
when the rumba ambition hits you hard
and your feet need you to do something about it...
 
Starting from friday its time to get a little crazy and my stilettos know it!
Even so, I sometimes face a tricky question. A question more difficult then Hamlet's conundrum of whether one must be or not. A question that involves shoes and every girl faces before a rumble:
Heels or flats?
Because a girls just wants to have fun and not sore feet the next day, am I right?
still, we can't always have what we want because life is kind of unfair, so we have to choose: the glamour or the "comfort" to live every second of those amazing nights in pure fun and no suffering. (Not that next days hangover or crazy dancing is going to leave you fresh as a lettuce)
I mean, every girl encounters this question once in a while or maybe every weekend. It is like the seasoning to the "I have nothing to wear" daily drama.
Is it worth it to hop around 10 cm taller in a crowded disco?
Or is it better to embrace our natural hight and posture to avoid worrying about stepping on people, getting stepped on or being taller then our sweetheart or conquest?
(ANY INTERESTED BOY READING THIS KNOW FOR SURE THAT MY HEELS ARE MY BABIES AND I'LL NEVER STOP WEARING.. with that being said, keep reading...)
There's no actual cientific use of the heel. A few centuries ago they were only worn by elite men to show their superiority... and because they use to be quite little too. (Napoleon for example). Nowadays appart from pleasurable suffering, high heels make us feel like goddesses.
It's true. Like Brian Atwood says "The sex is in the heel" They can change every look into something remarkable and announce your arrival with the most empowering and magnetic strut.
Well, turning back to the subject those are some of the reasons why heels always win the battle agains ballerinas to the club. Those are just to corny, this are FEROCIOUS!
However, this doesn't mean they can't be comfortable. Monsieur Louboutin would kill me if I ever called his creations comfy instead of pretty, which they are not... seriously it's an art to master a walk on those, still there are certain types of stilettos perfect to wear for a night out without worrying on whether we can jump or dance all night long in peace. No Pain, much gain.
The trick is not on the height but on the design quite literally. I see girls wearing gigantic pumps that drive them crazy. First mistake is to wear something with no support. You can choose needle heels but always wear them with some sort of stabilizer.
My choice? Anckle strap shoes or anything that can be zipped or laced up to assure comfort and flawless mobility.
Here a perfect hybrid of zip-lace-strap by Roberto Cavalli, fun drunken clutch by Alice&Olimpia and a wild vibe!
 
 
Cute and girly but still flirty!
Miu Miu babies, Kate Spade winking bag and Cosmos!

 

Zip up and run away in a velvet fortress from Brian Atwood to go drink champagne and dance the nigh away..
 
Further recommendations would include you trying to choose nothing taller than 10 cm, otherwise your feet will be too arched and you won't feel good in a matter of hours.
Remember, it's not just about the look, its about having fun and in some sort of way about not ditching the glamour vibe. I mean you can do what ever you want as long as you are lucid, but taking your shoes of at the disco just isn't right...

Choose the heels, enter like a glamazon and get the party started!
Cheers!
Xoxo, RWPF
 
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