Monday, 28 October 2013

Are you ready for the sweatshirt trend?

The sweatshirt is back. The piece of clothing we used to wear to do some exercise or go jogging has reinvented itself to bring us a glamorous and chic look. From Kenzo to Givenchy, we have all been delighted with this "new" trend and we all want to wear it, men and women. Among the many options you can wear a sweatshirt with a skater skirt, jeans, trousers or to look even more trendy, with a midi-skirt. Pair it with a blouse and your favourite heels and add and edge with the accessories.

Have a look at these looks I created for you. What do you think about this trend? 

Leather A-line skirt, Topshop. Necklace, Zara. Booties, Guess. Handbag, Uterque. Sweatshirt,

Denim midi-skirt & sunglasses, Zara. Shoes, Jeffrey Campbell. Bag, Forever21. Sweatshirt,

Jeans, Mango. Ankle boots & bag, Zara. Sweatshirt, Choies. 

Skirt, Dorothy Perkins. Bag, Aldo. Shoes, Blouse, Topshop. Sweatshirt, Choies. 

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

10 Trends for fall-winter 2013 - 2014.

Catwalks all over the world set the trends what to wear next season and I've among selected 10 of the most interesting. Take look!

Prints are always in fashion. We had them during the spring and summer season and now they're back. Flowers, camouflage, animal prints. Which is your favourite? 

The punk trend is huge and designers like Versace, Saint Lauren, Givenchy and even Alexander McQueen have used it. I recommend you pick out some pieces that have that punk vibe instead of wearing all black, with chains and a Mohican on your head. Always be subtle - that's the key to elegance.   

Sportswear also had a big spot during the fashion weeks. Women want to feel comfortable with their clothes but also feel chic and trendy. You might want to take care while wearing this trend and avoid the total look unless you are on your way to the gym. Pair a slack black trouser with a sweat t-shirt and wear a pair of black heels. You'll look amazing.  

Black and white is the eternal pairing. Always in fashion and always trendy. You will never go wrong wearing this duo. Just one piece of advise - bear in mind your body type in order to look at your best! 

Boots are the perfect shoe to wear in winter and on cold days. This season designers set their minds on making women's legs look longer. Over-the-knee boots are here to stay all the way up to spring. Wear them with mini-skirts, jeans or leggings. One concern - make sure you don't look like you're on the game! 

When I think about the houndstooth pattern, a blazer my mum used to have back in the 80s always comes to mind. If she wore it now, she would be really trendy. The traditional black & white houndstooth has given way to other colours such as yellow, red, green and the fantastic blue.  

Luxury always comes with brocade textures and patterns of either golden or rich turquoise fabrics. They will make you feel special and valuable! Opt for key pieces such a jacket, heels or a clutch. When wearing a brocade dress, try to be minimal with the accessories. 

To avoid getting a cold and to make the long and cold winter days cozier, designers have brought us capes. Capes are so versatile because if you are wearing the right clothes, they will make you look chic and elegant without any effort. Avoid ugly capes with nasty patterns and opt for something trendy like a tartan pattern or just get a basic colour like black, grey or brown. 

The grunge trend is one of the biggest trends this season. Thanks to the 90s band Nirvana, we are having a flashback of this period and reliving it. Tartan, black leather biker jackets, denim, etc. are the key for this trend. Of course we cannot forget the attitude! If you want to know more about this trend and how to achieve a great look, have a look at this post

And here, the queen of all the winter trends is back yet again! Fur is always trendy. It make us feel cozy, chic, and protected from the cold outside! Wear it but wear it carefully. Don't over do it unless you are in the coldest place in the world.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

The war of clones part 3.

Cloning is incredible! It's amazing what you can find on the Internet and how all the big names in the fashion industry get cloned by Zara, Topshop, Primark, etc. Have a look at what I've found. What do you think?

Celine vs. Zara

Stella McCartney vs. Topshop

Zara vs. Celine 

Saint Laurent vs. Primark

Saint Laurent vs. Zara
Givenchy (€850) vs. Choies (€56)

Monday, 14 October 2013

In the hunt.

I have been trying to tell you all for a long time about my new project but I haven't quite find the time to do it so today is the day. 

One of the good thing that came along the Stylist & Image Consultant course I took last year was the chance that it gave me of meeting new people, now colleagues. I love meeting people. At the beginning of last spring I received the invitation from one of girls to became part of a new project she had in mind, to start a new blog with other colleagues in which I will talk about men fashion. I did not think twice and I said yes, of course! 

Between meetings and coffees, laughs and really good conversations about the world of fashion that new fashion blog was taking form and I can't forget the amazing photo shoot by one of the best Portuguese photographer, Carlos Ramos. 

So today I'm so proud to introduce you all this new project: The Fashion Hunters, where you'll find information about fashion and beauty. I hope you like it and became a follower also on Facebook.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Black & Blue, the perfect pairing.

Days are getting darker and colder and the lack of sunshine changes our mood and can even make us feel depressed. We move slower, we look tired and we have to be dragged to work, especially on rainy days. But fashion can spice up our lives and this winter fashion brings us the perfect combination for this: black & blue. Designers around the globe decided that the colour blue would make the perfect match for black and they've actually managed to pull it off! 

Michael Kors

Acne - Missoni - Antonio Berardi

Winter will be brighter not only with the addition of the colour pink but also with this futuristic combination. Have a look at these pieces, what do you think about this colour combination? 

Pics: Internet