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The Mood Of The Week(End)

White at work.

While I finally set myself into holiday mood, my latest days at work are still making me feel tired (but satisfied). In these days I fought against the heat and dreamed about my 10 days holidays in Sardinia in my own way…and dressing summery at work did actually made me feel already on holiday.

White is nice!

Outfits all by COS.

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Sus & me!

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By Anna D.

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The Mood Of The Week(End)

This week’s style.

I am usually quite moody, and when it comes to dress myself for work or to go out with my friends the weather really affects my choices. Today the hot sunny weather made me feel particularly brave and I went for a pretty risky choice for me: the skirt.

And I actually quite like the combination. I will keep this outfit in my mind.

T-shirt, skirt, shoes, all from COS.

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By Anna D.

Designer of the Month – Laura Cramer and Starr Hout for Apiece Apart

Apiece Apart  is a line of elevated basics.”  Born in 2008 and produced in New York by Laura Cramer and Starr Hout, this brand built its own image on the same winning concepts of COS: timeless, basic, high quality, clean. They managed to create a wardrobe “that could be packed into a single bag – simple items that could be mixed and matched to go anywhere and do anything.” Basically always stylish.

“APIECE APART’s SS13 collection creates a space where Scandinavia and Japan meet. The collection mixes Danish modernism with the imperfect, raw edges of Wabi Sabi.” A triumph of inspiring and eye catching colour blocks , geometric patterns and wide shapes. Absolutely exciting.

This Spring/Summer HAS TO BE inspired by brands like Apiece Apart!

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By Anna D.

Suddenly in love with white.

I just look around myself and I see white. Maybe it is just because I am tired of all these dark colours of an extended winter, or maybe it is because it is actually happening that passion for white is spreading everywhere. Continue reading Suddenly in love with white.

Let’s spend a (worthy) word about – Men’s smart suit

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There is something fascinating about a man wearing a suit. The whole person seems to change and suddenly (but not always, let’s be clear about that 🙂 ) he magically switches from Fred Flintstone to James Bond.

But what for me currently is even more fascinating than the classic suit is something similar but with that little fancy touch that always makes me look at the things in a different way. What is that? Well, basically it is the usual classic suit but with short trousers instead of the long ones. It gives you the same charming and spotless man, but with a side a little more…easy? Cheeky? Smart? Versatile? Sexy? Decide yourself what side you like more. I personally choose them all!

And always remember: (and this also applies to the classic one) the final look depends on how the suit is wore.

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Topman Design

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Dolce&Gabbana

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Diesel Black Gold

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All Saints

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Andrea Incontri

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Brioni

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Carlos Campos

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Carven

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Damir Doma

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Daniele Alessandrini

By Anna D.

The perfect combination of lengths.

Miu Miu SS13 has chosen a sort of “50’s style”, Topshop Unique AW 13/14 goes more for a Boho-Chic woman, Balenciaga and Roland Mouret‘s option for SS13 has gone for the 80s/90s working class woman. The outfit: short bodice + 3/4 length skirt.

What I like most of this combination is the perfect balance that is been created between lengths: show, without showing off. The coat on top gives more power to the whole outfit: oversize and a bit masculine, this item surprisingly emphasizes the feminine side of the woman.

Simply gorgeous.

Miu Miu  Miu Miu    Miu Miu  Miu Miu

Miu Miu – SS13

Unique  Unique  Unique  Unique

Topshop Unique – AW 13/14

Loewe  Loewe  Loewe   Loewe – SS13

Balenciaga  Roland Mouret

Balenciaga  //  Roland Mouret – SS13

JCDC   JCDC – AW 13/14

The affordable outfit

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1.& Other Stories  2.Topshop  3.Topshop  4.River Island  5.Topshop Unique  6.COS

By Anna D.

More single parts set the whole thing – Segmented shoes

They are an hybrid between a proper shoe and a sandal, for some you can just say that “there is something missing”, but it is always on purpose.

My latest obsession are segmented shoes, a genious and fresh way to re-invent “winter” and classic shoes, such as ankle boots and Oxford shoes. Like some art works in Surrealism and Abstractism where you need to look at the whole thing to see the real image, this kind of shoes are made just by listings and outline, empty spaces wisely connected by straps, transparent plastic, vinyl or pvc…but still you can see their “original” shape, if you look at the whole shoe.

I like the idea, plus you can wear and show nice socks…just to add a trend to another (see The detail that makes the difference – Knee Socks).

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The Damned @solestruck.com

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Deandri @solestruck.com

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D by D @solestruck.com

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Alexander Wang

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Cheap Monday

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& Other Stories

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By Anna D.

Let’s spend a (worthy) word about – Jacquard, brocade and tapestry

This was something I could not not notice the last time I went to Zara.

The jacquard patterns on some of the pieces of the SS13 collection have something of the arabic carpets (and my Grandma’s tapestry) and I simply loved them. The same happened at COS and looking at Antipodium‘s pieces made with tapestry. Then bocade for Dolce&Gabbana SS13 collection, as well as Marni‘s jaquard, made me think that it may be not only my obsession.

There is something going on with these fabrics: I see good clothes and accessories!

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Antipodium

By Anna D.

Trends – Great expectations for the warm season 2013

I spent the last few weeks in my coat, walking on the streets of an iced cold London, or glancing at the park outside the window, drinking hot chocolate, covered by blankets. I enjoyed the snow…yes, I did…but I am also beginning to look for the good weather and wondering when I will start to dress up in a more ‘summery’ way.

In the lack of a warm weather, but still with the desire to finally change a bit my dress code, I go around the city, observing what the shops offer for the new season, browsing through the websites, catching new trends, making lists of what I like more.

As you will probably know by now, here at GOOSEBUMPS Mag, as the nerds as we usually are, when we make lists and wishlists, we do it in a proper way. And of course, also in this case I could not resist to the need to make one.

So here is a list of the SS 13 trends that attract me more, while waiting for the Spring to come.

Cannot wait!

1.A LOUD PARTY OF PRINTS

This is a quite exciting way to wear clothes. Stripes with dots, squares, flowers, and other different kind of drawings and patterns, mixed in the same outfit, even in the same single item. I like this style because it is colourful, it is fearless and it gives you the chance to experiment and try different combinations and options. The risk: wearing different pattern all together apparently without any specific rule, but reaching a wonderful final result is the most difficult rule to follow. Try this at home (and outside if it works).

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The Answer From The High Street…

topshop10  topshop19  Topshop

topshop11  topshop9  Topshop

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2.GEOMETRIC BLACK&WHITE

Mainly defined by lines and squares, only two (non)colours, the perfect couple: black and white. Like an optical effect, the black and white combination is back again even more exciting and interesting. What can I say? We can not live without it!

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The Answer From The High Street…

h&m5   hm   H&M

hm   hm   H&M

topshop4    topshop8   Topshop

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3.A SQUARED WOMAN

The attraction of the squares is always powerful, mixed with the right colour combination and shape is a winning choice. Let’s play chess then!

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The Answer From The High Street…

topshop5   topshop15   Topshop

zara   Zara

4.PSYCHEDELIC GARDEN

Like in the Rococo’s Trompe L’Oeil and gardens, this SS season’s prints are a triumph of flowers. Patckworks, applications, patterns, textures…the flower theme is shown as a rich psychedelic garden: bold and bright colours are mixed with a wide range of flowers and plants that in there grow wild.

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The Answer From The High Street…

h&m3      hm   H&M

topshop2   topshop3   Topshop

topshop13   topshop18            Topshop

5.BOYFRIEND(LY)

Baggy-high waisted trousers, boyfriend blazers, oversize masculine jackets, buttoned up shirts, men’s style shorts. This is definitely my favourite trend: menswear for women, mixed with a pair of high heels, a stretch top or a skirt…silmpy fantastic!

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The Answer From The High Street…

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cos   cos  COS

6.SAND AND POWDER

In all their shades sandy colours always have a big appeal on me. They can match with everything and with every skin colour. It is definitely a fascinating colour and big trend for this SS 13.

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The Answer From The High Street…

cos   cos   COS

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7.TARTAN

It is a pattern that we are beginning to see now, coming from the last pieces of this winter, but I definitely believe that Tartan will be a strong trend, specially from next winter. I have not had enough of it!

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The Answer From The High Street…

urban outfitters   urban outfitters   UO

zara   zara   Zara

8.BIG VOLUME

Oversize and structured jackets, shirts that seem three sizes bigger than the normal size, extra volumes on shoulders and shirts. To me big volumes equally matching with ‘tight’ volumes in my everyday outfit is a choice that I can not give up.

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9.BLUE

Wow, let me say that: blue is having a massive impact as a new upcoming trend! All the shades are accepted (navy blue is my favourite). This colour gives more dimension and and almost ‘life’ to clothes. Perfect to match both with clash colours and pastel/nude/light colurs.

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10.OVER-THE-TOP SHOES

I could not not avoid to include shoes. Season after season shoes are having a part ever more important  and almost a separate and unique role in the total outfit. Here the selection from the fashion shows, but if you go straight to the High Street you will have a really good time finding eccentric and fascinating shoes.

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Enjoy!

By Anna D.