Monday, March 29, 2010

Streetstyles of the month

Floriana, 24, from Lugano and Geneva, met at Soho lounge bar in Lugano

Earrings: H&M, 5 Swiss francs

Scarf: borrowed form mom's closet

Jacket: Zara, bought in Barcelona

Handbag: Bally, vintage, borrowed from mom's closet

Gloves: Primark, bouth in London, 6 pounds

T-shirt dress: H&M, 50 Swiss francs

Shoes: Zara, 60 Swiss francs

Mom seems to have a nice collection of accessories ;)!
I loved her gloves and by now you should have understood that I got a crush on blazers and jackets! Looks like we share the same love! T-shirt dresses are a real trend right now, and I also like the way she shoes her tights under her sandals.
All in all: just impecable!

Telma (with Valentino), Switzerland, met in Via Nassa in Lugano

Stole: bought at Les Griffes boutique , Locarno

Coat: bought at Les Griffes boutique, Locarno

Long skirt: bought in Ponte Tresa, Italy

Bag: Bluegirl, bought at Poggioli boutique, Lugano

Telma had a very interesting gothic-chic aura when I met her on the street in the shopping area of Lugano. The stole is really cute to me.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Did you know that....

Celine "trenchdress", s/s 2010

This time, instead of focusing on a particular designer, I'll talk about one of the key pieces of this spring: the trenchcoat.

Do you actually know why the trenchcoat is called like this?
1914: Burberry launches a raincoat for the soldiers sent to WW I to fight in the dugout, also called...trench.
Doe to its mix of design and functionality, Burberry's invention begun to have success also in civil life.
Exported from Great Britain to Hollywood, where stars such as Humphrey Bogart and Marlene Dietrich wore it, the trenchcoat started to get more and more popularity. Today, this coat is recognized as one of the key pieces of 20th century fashion.
This spring, the trenchcoat is still on the podium for what concerns the preferences of the designers, who presented it also in new forms, such as Celine's dress version.

Take a look at Burberry's online page dedicated to the label's trenchcoats:

Gala Style, Nr.1, Spring/Summer 2010, p.64.


Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring 2010 new entries in GvN's closet

BF Style Blazer, H&M
BF Style Jeans, H&M
Shawl, H&M
Studded Bracelet, BIG
Wedges, H&M

I love the contrast between the neutral-chic color of the blazer and the destroyed and rocky character of the jeans, of the bracelet and of the shoes.
The romantic print of the shawl contrasts even more. Btw, flowers are THE trend of this spring.
And if you hadn't guessed it yet: I'm completely into boyfriend style at the moment!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Plait it!

March seems to be the month of hair styling on gvn-styleblog :).

This time I'm posting pictures of another hair trend: the braid.

PPQ last fashionshow

Mary-Kate Olsen's very messy plait

What are you waiting for? Plait it!


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Vintage tees still rock

Ed Westwick in his vintage tee

They just don't get out of fashion: vintage (and vintage looking) t-shirts for both men and women.

Love it on guys just with jeans, sunglasses and flip flops or converse in summer or in a more chic version with evening shoes a scarf rolled arund the neck and a blazer.

I adore the blazer version for women too, even better if matched with a pair of great heels and a precious handbag so as to create an undone but still glamourous style.

Go check this very interesting website: http://http//
it's full of cool tees!


Friday, March 12, 2010

Grey dye? Mmm...

Pixie Geldof's gray hair

A new trend has been spreading since the last seasons among fashionistas all over the world. The extremely young, popular and influential blogger Tavi Gevinson wears them. It-girl and trendsetter Pixie Geldof went for them too. I'm talking about those gray (sometimes also with some pastel colors as light blue or violet, for example) streaks that are taking place on the head of young (in Tavi's case, veeery young) followers of fashion's last trends.
I love fashion, but looking at this new invention, the only thing that comes into my mind is a big "No thanks".

I've seen some elderly women refraining from dye and looking absolutely beautiful in all their white wise halo. I might be conservative and traditionalist here (something that, by the way, I never thought I could suggest about myself), but in my opinion gray hair on young women and teens really means taking away beauty and freshness from them .

A bit confused, I thought to myself that there must have been some atristic message behind it that I just couldn't get: I needed to find an answer to this artistic bewilderment.
The answer came to me from an article of the Times Online: "The New Gray Hair Trend", in which the author Hanna Hanra states: "...[T]his is not only about silver foxettes going au naturel. This is a youth movement: from east London’s cool set to models on the Paris catwalks, women are throwing the tonsorial rulebook out of the window and going with the grey.
[...] 'We had all been blonde for a long time,' says Brownsell, who tends the tresses of east London’s fast crowd, as well as the X Factor contestants and a few select A-list clients. [...]'We became obsessed with it being as white as possible, a mania we called ‘blonde-orexia’.' Eventually, the fixation led to grey dye. 'I really liked it, so, rather than bleaching it out, I kept it,' she says. 'I quite like looking like a granny. I dress a bit like one, too.'"
Hanra also quotes Kate Shillingford, Pugh’s show stylist and fashion editor at Dazed & Confused, who claimed that " [i]t wasn’t [...] intended as any kind of social comment: 'It was a visual thing, an idea of tone on tone, and the hair had to be part of that.'"

"Tone on tone", uh?
"Been blond for a long time"...I see.
"(Q)uite like looking like a granny"...OK....

So, if I got it right, it's "merely" a matter of aesthetics.
Mmmm. Well, I still don't think it's pretty, I still think it's actually hateful, so again "No thanks". And that's my final answer.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

high, higher, the highest

From Chanel's clogs to Marra's platforms to Furla's wedges: the shoes we'll be wearing this summer seem to aim high. To the joy of those of us who like to see their legs lenghtening (namely, every woman on earth, I suppose).
What to wear with them?
Mmmm...everything! Jeans, long dresses, short dresses, shorts,...I just said it: everything!
For the motto: style meets pragmatism.

Chanel clogs

Fendi platforms

Nicolas Kirkwood platfroms

Alexander Wang peep toe wedges

Bottega Veneta wedges

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