24 May 2010
“C’est d’abord un style. La mode se de’mode, le style, jamais”
(taken from my new sunglasses guarantee certificate. Here they are!:)
28 Feb 2010
Don’t forget who told you this first – Pastels will be the hottest trend this summer, and it couldn’t come at better timing as I’m on a strike from wearing black
20 Feb 2010
Well, there’s nothing like great shopping spree with my girlfriends, with quality coffee break and major catching up. Especially when it’s semi-summer here in TLV, even in the middle of February
As I also write the sales column now (see previous posts), I’m well aware of all the really interesting sales around town. I took my friends to a private show room yesterday, packed with vintage designers items, which were all on 15% discount! It doesn’t sound like much, but when you buy Issey Miake, Chanel and Dior, all new and vintage, it’s a lot!
I was really biting my tongue there, trying not to over spend or just treat the place as a museum but couldn’t resist a gorgeous vintage Eli Tahari belt. It was super expensive, but it’s so pretty, I just couldn’t resist myself. I even tried to imagine how my weekend will look if I give it up, and just couldn’t face the upcoming consequences – I saw one unhappy girl there – so I bought it. Here it is:
My friends got wonderful dresses and a bag, and then we were on our way for a little breakfast. A short while after zipping and chatting, one of my friends had to leave, and I came up with the idea of “let’s just walk nearby and see what’s around”, so we both did, knowing this walkabout will probably have its price tags soon, in plural of course.
We “somehow” got to a boutique I always buy in, which I knew my friend would love, as we share a very similar style. 2 beautiful tops, 1 dress and earrings later for me, and a pile of gorgeous stuff for her, we swore to get together over coffee next time or we’ll be haunted by our bank managers for good
Here’s what I got there:
And earrings -
Great shopping, ha? Though I got to admit it – there’s nothing like that belt. It’s amazing.
26 Jun 2009
It’s Friday morning, and I’m at the office. I have to work till noon Can’t wait to go back home, go down to the gym, spend 30 minutes on my treadmill, shower and get some beauty sleep before dinner.
Tomorrow is all about partying – two of my very close friends are having two separate birthday parties, at the same time. One of them involves pool and sun, the other one is all about clubbing. I have no idea what to wear for both events.
I also plan to do so much writing this weekend – I have 3 articles pending and one blog post for http://www.vetrinas.com waiting to be edited. I’m pretty sure I won’t manage to pull everything through but I sure hope that I get to finish at least some of it…
And now for my pending thoughts
I’ve decided to pay a little attention to what people have to say about me lately. Usually, I tend to let people talk and get it over with. Especially at the office. Every day when I walk in, I go through at least 5 people (women, of course) that simply must say something about the way I look. There has to be something about what I wear in general, the way my face look (makeup? that too) and my total look. Every day.
Last night I was sitting with the girls at the end of the day, and they were asking me questions about clothes, fashion and what I do outside of the office in general. For them, it all seems like a lot of work – dressing up every day, putting on a little makeup, and taking care of the way they look instead of pulling the first thing that falls on them when they open their closets and run out the door.
The truth is – it’s really not that hard. I can be ready to go out in less than 30 minutes, shower included. It’s all about knowing your closet and needs. I think about my closet when I shower, so I know what I’m going to wear when I’m done. My closet is very well organized so I know where every thing is, so that’s easy too. I get dressed in 5 minutes, put on some foundation, mascara and some blush, and I’m out. It can’t be That difficult…
And yes, I’m updated with it all. Fashion, trends, blogs, magazines, you name it. I can’t really say that I imply every thing that I read on the way that I dress and look. I’m in to keeping it simple, clean, classic and… mostly monochromatic. Of course, 90% of my closet is black and full of dresses. It’s who I am, I feel very comfortable in what I always wear, and I think it’s what is best for me. I think it’s the best advise I could give to anybody. Keeping myself updated and deciding what’s best for me gives best composition on my look.
I also keep reading other fashion blogs and it always makes me wonder. I can never see myself go out to a market and buy clothes that cost less than a good dinner. Just can’t. And I’m not even talking about second hand purchases. I’m just not that type of a girl.
The only “cheap” shopping I’m more than willing to do is on this one – http://www.net-a-porter.com/ Their Sale page is sooo fab, I hardly keep myself from adding it all to my imaginary cart! If only I was still naive to think that credit cards are magic cards and has nothing to do with money like the opening line of Confessions of a Shopaholic (don’t go to see that movie, it’s crappy, besides the fashion in it, of course).
I just much rather buy quality and little of it than tons of crap that would never survive my laundry machine…
Concluding with a winner’s summer dress by Sara Brown, sitting at my favorite NYC spot:
Have a great weekend everybody!
7 Jun 2009
I’m picky and I’m almost monochromatic, I know.
Now, how’s that for trying not to call myself snobbish and boring?
I did go through all of them, one by one, saved more than a few I liked, and then I made up my mind with the top last four to be uploaded here. Surprisingly enough (or so not), the outfits are either black or white or both.
Allow me to start with my pick from Carolina Herrera‘s white dress. The look is so interesting, classy and clean, gotta love it:
Moving on to Narciso Rodriguez in two versions of the classiest outfit ever – a white top and a black skirt – version I:
And here’s another version of his to the same look (I can’t even decide which I like better. I’d wear them both anywhere!):
And the last one I chose as a favorite black and white outfit – a dress by Zac Posen:
I find it all such a big comfort, I get to be stylish and still boring next year as well, this is just great news!
Hope you all liked it,
4 Jun 2009
I was planning on writing this one for a week now, but didn’t have time. I guess this post will soon be called “Part I” and there will be a “Part II”, because I haven’t finished going through all of my favorite designers online yet.
Summer 2010 will finally be a classy one. Sleeky fabrics, soft and pleasant colors, and great shades.
Here’s a sneak peek OF what I had to save and upload because I was very excited to find
First comes Bottega Veneta, one of my favorites:
How would you call this gorgeous color? Is that prune?
Another one of hers – the perfect everyday outfit: Black stunning pants and a beautiful white blouse -
And last item from Bottega Veneta – the perfect summer night dress. In a dark shade, of course -
Now moving to another favorite of mine, forever classic, forever for me:
Donna Karan – summer dress in black and flowers, a very flattering silhouette and a soft and light fabric -
And what a surprise – an outfit I fell in love with, even if its color’s nude and not dark. This one’s just beautiful, also by Donna Karan -
And my last one, just for now, is from a designer I only found out about last summer. This is Elie Tahari, an Israeli (like me!) who is so talented! Check out these classic items of his – a black classy skirt with an interesting white blouse -
I know, I still have a lot to cover. And I promisse that I will Sooner than expected, for sure.
What do you think of this little peek so far?