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Let’s spend a (worthy) word about – Trainers

I have never been the “girly” type. When I was a child my mother used to send me to the hair stylist once a month to get my hair cut really short, even if I always tried to avoid it and let my hair grow long like my sisters’. In fact I used to be a real tomboy! Style improvement apart, I have not changed much over the years, and the little tomboy girl I used to be is still inside me.

However, despite the fact I still have pretty short hair, like every girl I like to wear high heels sometimes, or a skirt rather than the usual trousers. Actually, what I really like is to mix male clothes with female items: the chioce is wider and the results on my look are, in my opinion, much more interesting than they would have if I was wearing only womanly clothes.

And this is why, when I read magazines, I go around the city taking pictures of people or I browse on the internet, my attention is mainly (but not only) focused on this kind of style.

Lately I find really interesting the so called “sporty-chic” style, a well studied mix of classic female elements with some others more “sporty” and comfortable. Shoes, for instance: trainers with a shapeless dress, an A-line or pencil skirt, combined with an oversized top, are becoming really popular and, for me, the new way to improve my favourite look.

I think I will give to my old and beloved Vans Old Skool another chance!

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The Sartorialist

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Vans Hi-Sk8

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Nike

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The Face Hunter

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Nike Air Max

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Nike Roshe Run

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Nike Roshe Run

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A.P.C.

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The Sartorialist

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Reebok

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Volta Men

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J.W. Anderson

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J.W. Anderson

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The Sartorialist

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Metallica x Vans

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Vans

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Hache

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Hache

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Volta VW

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Vans Hi-Sk8

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From polyvore.com

By Anna D.

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Designer of the month – Manuela Arcari for Ter et Bantine and Hache

I was, and I still am, really attracted by Ter et Bantine and Hache, two italian labels that have that kind of timeless, androgynous but feminine style that always conquers me and that I will never be bored of.

I could see some similarities between the two of them but what I did not completely realized was that they actually come both from the unique and pragmatic mind of Manuela Arcari. This introvert and private woman, has realized her own collections (Ter et Bantine first, followed by Hache some years later) since 1992, after twelve years of work into Fashion. She now is becoming, through her labels, a very respectable designer, showing her collections also in New York.

But, since she does not talk much about herself, let’s know her better through her designs.

Ter et Bantine “is a style – reductionist and raw, concrete and cerebral, pure, subtle – in which what is not there is just as important, or maybe more important, of what is there. Manuela Arcari is the author: her precise, decisive look of a woman who creates womenswear does not translate into a formula; in fact, she offers infinite ways of being. […] She designs for a woman who is real, not fictional, living real-life, concrete situations. [..] Design is controlled but not monastic; pureness, sometimes, opens up to decorative abandon, in a new way. The tone is assertive, but not oppressive; severity includes grace, femininity has the dry anti-romanticism of masculinity. The expression is fluid: an open, inclusive language. Manuela Arcari knows when to stop. She also knows that silence speaks volumes, and seduces. Simplicity, after all, is complex, full of nuances.”

Hache, a bit more “contemporary”, “has developed a versatile and eclectic style perfectly in sync with today’s enterprising and self-assured women, who, however, love playing with their image and femininity: they are romantic or sensual, masculine or ethnic, but always attracted by informal exclusive look.”

Manuela Arcari created exactly what we are always looking for: true beauty.

Ter Et Bantine – AW 13/14

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Ter Et Bantine – SS 13

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Hache – AW 13/14

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Hache – SS13

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By Anna D.

The detail that makes the difference – Knee socks

They give me the idea of High School and College uniform, I love them because, specially on women, they add a masculine touch to a girly outfit, or they can turn your look into a cheecky, charming or sexy side depending on the length.

My favourite: plain, pastels or “earthy” colours in wool or cotton, to wear with wedges or brogues, high waisted trousers or pencil skirts.

We can say that they are just socks, after all…a small detail “covered” by the shoes. But we love details and also a pair of socks can make the difference!

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Creatures Of Comfort

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Ermanno Scervino

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alexander wang

Alexander Wang

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A Détacher

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Assembly

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Calla

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Cheap Monday

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Diane Von Furstemberg

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Hache

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Holly Fulton

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Kaelen

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Kinder Aggunini

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Nicholas K

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Rodarte

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Philosophy by Natalie Ratabesi

By Anna D.