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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

perfect balance

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

By Anna D.

It’s Fashion Weeks Time! – Part II – London Fashion Week AW13/14

If in New York there was “variety” in London it seems that there is a common will to keep things “minimal” but adding a touch of “eccentricity”. From the shows you can see the British rock style, the grown-up and impeccable one, mixed with some Boho-Chic style, that surprisingly they do not clash with the equally British class and proud dignity. Oversize is the key word.

London’s (and British) history is all here: joung AND slick, cheeky AND stylish…not two different and detached worlds, but two sides of the same coin.

Our favourites? Look at the selection!

Eudon Choi

Eudon Choi  Eudon Choi  Eudon Choi  Eudon Choi

John Rocha

John Rocha  John Rocha  John Rocha  John Rocha

Kokon To Zai


Mattew Williamson

Mattew Williamson  Mattew Williamson  Mattew Williamson  Mattew Williamson


Mulberry  Mulberry  Mulberry  Mulberry  Mulberry  Mulberry

Paul Smith

Paul Smith  Paul Smith  Paul Smith  Paul Smith  Paul Smith  Paul Smith

Richard Nicoll

Richard Nicoll  Richard Nicoll  Richard Nicoll  Richard Nicoll  Richard Nicoll  Richard Nicoll

Sister by Sibling

Sister by Sibling  Sister by Sibling  Sister by Sibling  Sister by Sibling  Sister by Sibling  Sister by Sibling

Topshop Unique

Unique  Unique  Unique  Unique  Unique  Unique

By Anna D.

Art&Fashion: lines, squares, Chanel and Fendi

The Elementarism and Neoplasticism (De Stijl) of Theo van Doesburg, the Suprematism of Kazimir Malevich, the Bauhaus’ style inspired textiles of Anni Albers…the Art of the first half of the 20th Century is seductive and full of power. It is amazing to see how a group of lines and geometric figures can be so fascinating and meaningful, strong enough to create an artistic movement that has changed history by stimulating designers to create the life we ​​are living today.

This kind of Art is still an inspiration for fashion designers: Art gives the input to Fashion to create patterns, prints and shapes that are unique and attractive. The winning combination for the next season.

Inspiration is right here: just open your eyes and have a look around you.


Chanel SS13


Chanel SS13


Chanel SS13


Anni Albers – textile designs


Anni Albers – textile designs


Fendi SS13


Fendi SS13


Fendi SS13


Fendi SS13

anni albers

Anni Albers – textile designs

Kazimir Malevich_1916

Kazimir Malevich – abstract painting, 1916

Theo van Doesburg_Composition XXII

Theo van Doesburg – Composition XXII

Theo van Doesburg_Counter-Composition XIII

Theo van Doesburg – Counter-Composition XIII


Unique SS13


Unique SS13


Unique SS13

mondrian_fox trot

Mondrian – Foxtrot A

Theo van Doesburg_CompositionXXIV

Theo van Doesburg – Composition XXIV

Anni Albers_Second Movement II

Anni Albers – Second Movement II


Marni SS13


Marni SS13


Chanel SS13


Anni Albers – textile designs, 1927

Theo van Doesburg

Theo van Doesburg

Anni Albers

Anni Albers – textile designs, 1927

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!


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).

a loud party of prints

The Answer From The High Street…

topshop10  topshop19  Topshop

topshop11  topshop9  Topshop

1381045668_2_2_3   7521023504_1_1_3   Zara


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!


The Answer From The High Street…

h&m5   hm   H&M

hm   hm   H&M

topshop4    topshop8   Topshop

2044043070_1_1_3   2055645251_1_1_3   Zara

zara   zara   Zara


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!


The Answer From The High Street…

topshop5   topshop15   Topshop

zara   Zara


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.

psychedelic garden

The Answer From The High Street…

h&m3      hm   H&M

topshop2   topshop3   Topshop

topshop13   topshop18            Topshop


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!


The Answer From The High Street…

cos   cos   COS

cos   cos  COS


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.


The Answer From The High Street…

cos   cos   COS

cos   h&m4   COS / H&M


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!


The Answer From The High Street…

urban outfitters   urban outfitters   UO

zara   zara   Zara


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.

big volume


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.



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.

over the top shoes


By Anna D.

Our Favourite Upcoming Trends

Trends…trends…trends? I still don’t know how something can become a trend. Everytime this process happen I always ask to myself :”What sorcery is this!?”, how come that all of a sudden everyone is talking about it? Well, all I can say is that if you want to “discover” new trends you just need to have a look around you and follow your feelings.
The new Season is about to start and we think we may have guessed at least a couple of products that could be excellent candidates to be new hitting trends, or at least they are interesting enough to keep the attention on them for a long while.
Check it out and let us know what do you think!


Yves Saint Laurent. It is been already a cult classic for a while and this one seems another lucky season for the Arty gold-pleated ring of YSL. How to recognize a trend? When imitations of it are sold in the weekend’s markets…and some of them are really good though! (ssshh…Sunday Up Market)

Prada Women/Men. They may appear a little bit…clownish, but the new extravagant shoes of the Italian brand have something fascinating. Don’t like them? Let’s resume the conversation about it in three months!

Prada/Miu Miu patters. Who said that the 70’s and Glam Rock were gone? Colour block, geometric patters, “sparkling” colour combination. In the House of Prada they still love Willy Wonka too, and we are glad of it!


 Alexander Wang. Also Wang’s Rocco and Rickie Dumbo bowling studded bags have already been hitting the trends for a while and still, and more than ever, they are on top in the book of the most wanted.

Flatform shoes/Clogs. It is been a while since the so 90’s flatform and wedge shoes have been the most wanted shoes in the High Street after Prada launched their own version of wedge brouges for the SS 2011 collection, but for clogs it seems the beginning of a lucky season. Important note: clogs are more interesting with the rounded small studs around the sole! (From the left edge: classic creepers, House of Holland for Superga, Asos, Office shoes, F-Troupe, Swedish Has Beens, Funkis 991, Rieke Nen).

Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere. “Egyptofunk” is the name of the collection. From the number of the photoshootings you can find in the next month’s magazines in which you can see the “Glitter Girl” top, you may have a more clear  idea of what and where this collection will may be in a couple of months. Check at the above-mentioned imitations. And what can I say? If we can have back the Glam Rock, a hint of glittery 80’s do not kill!

Topshop Unique. The military style is going to be pretty popular this winter and rumors say that Topshop Unique AW 2012 is the official author of this style: soldier oversized jackets, army boots, the inevitable cross patterns and a touch of 90’s. Get ready!


Pleated skirt. My advice? Keep an eye to the 3/4 lenght pleated skirt. This item is popping up on the High Street ever more often and seems to be well accepted. Let’s give it some time..it could be a nice surprise. The one from Zara is, at the moment, my favourite.

Pencil skirt. And then another skirt. According with the spreading 90’s wave, the pencil skirt is no longer the skirt for the “office uniform” only. The longer, the better, the black jersey pencil skirt from Topshop is currently the best choice..and this is the reason why I will have it very soon!

Hello September!!

By Anna D.