• Best nail polishes for Summer 2017

    It is time to pack your cosmetic bag for the beach, isn’t it? Let’s have a look at the different shades of nail polish that you should make sure to have for your stylish summer getaway.

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    Classic red

    When in doubt, wear red.
    That quote originally belongs to Bill Blass (remember Bill Blass, the American fashion designer?), but it is just as logical now as it used to be back in the days. So once again: when in doubt, paint your nails in red! All shades of red are accepted, but if you want to jazz it up, go for bright orange – it’s cheerful, yet different.

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    Summer blue

    Seriously, do we need to explain that one? It is the colour of the sky, the colour of the waves, the colour of most of the pictures in your Facebook news feed. Dare to experiment with the shades – maybe pick a pale one and mix it with glitter, or opt for some ocean depth and go for dark blue.

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    Girly pink

    Pink is cute, pink is girly, every fashion gal loves it and therefore it’s a must-have for your summer cosmetic bag. As you already know, glitter is having its moment (again, as it did back in the 90s), so feel free to add a lustrous touch to your pinky nail polish.

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    Fresh chartreuse

    In case you are wondering, that is the yellow, slash, green colour that reminds you of fields of fresh grass. There are two things that you probably don’t know about that hue:
    Number 1, it is named after the popular French liqueur Chartreuse (made since 1737).
    Number 2, it will look perfect on your nails during the summer. Give it a try!

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  • How to choose the perfect swimwear for your next vacation

    Yes, July is definitely one of the busiest months… when it comes to people traveling to reach their long-awaited summer destinations. We know some of your friends have already caught enough vitamin D, and we guess that in your office calendar there are few days dedicated to the sun too.

    Every year top designers and favourite celebrities start sporting incredible swimwear that we secretly wish to be packing in our own suitcase. Let’s have a look at the trends for the beloved season: the swim season!

    The One-Piece
    We already shared with you some interesting trivia about that type of bathing suit. Now we have another curious piece of information for you: the one-piece is having a moment right now and you should add one in your wardrobe essentials. While cut-outs everywhere might not seem like a good idea, side seams with rings and laces definitely are.

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    Walford swimsuit from remixshop.com

    The bright prints
    Summer calls for: travel, freshness, cocktails, sun and emotions. One more thing we should add to that list? Colour! Whether you choose rainbow stripes or neon green dots, a multicolour explosion is nothing but the perfect choice for the season.

    The retro romance
    Imagine Marilyn Monroe on the beach. There is absolutely no way that she does not look sexy and cool, right? And what more-Marilyn than a vintage swimming suit with pink stripes and a cute ribbon in front? High-waisted bikinis are also more than welcome.

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    Marc O’Polo swimsuit from remixshop.com

    Have a look at our special selection of swimwear here!

  • 10 interesting fashion facts

    1. Have you seen those tiny pockets in jeans that are too small to actually function as pockets and sit inside larger, actual pockets? Of course you have! Introduced in the 1800s, they were actually designed for cowboys to keep their pocket watches.

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    2. The first fashion magazine was published in Germany in 1586. The second one was published in France in 1678.

    3. Men’s shirts button on the right, and women’s on the left. The reason for that? Back in the days, women were dressed by servants who tended to be right handed, while men mostly dressed themselves.

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    4. Children dressed identically to adults until the mid-1800s, when the concept of children’s clothing took off.

    5. High heels weren’t intended for women at all. The first elevated pieces of footwear in history belonged to the actors in ancient Greece. They were flat shoes with wooden or cork bases up to four inches thick.

    6. The first-ever designer logo was created and manufactured in 1933. It was Lacoste’s little embroidered crocodile.

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    7. All the ladies should be thankful to Mark Twain (yes, that Mark Twain). He invented the elastic clasp bra strap.

    8. What is behind the YKK you see on most zippers? It stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha, the Japanese zipper company, which makes roughly half of all the zippers on earth (or more than 7 billion zippers per year).

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    9. Fashion dictator: did you know that Napoleon Bonaparte introduced the buttons you see on the sleeves of the jackets?

    10. Barbie’s first outfit was a black and white one-piece swimsuit (1959). A few decades earlier, in 1907, a woman was actually arrested in Boston for wearing a formfitting one-piece on the beach.

  • Top hairstyles for summer

    The days are longer, the sun is brighter and the time that we want to spend in front of the mirror every morning in order to get ready is less than it was a few months ago, because we all want to get to those sunrays as quickly as possible, don’t we?

    Here is why we collected a list of the top hairstyles for summer that not only look amazing, but won’t take you more than a couple of minutes. Enjoy!

    Romance in the bun

    Pull your wavy hair into a low bun, leaving a few loose strands. A pretty bobby pin or even a real flower can complete the lovely look.

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    Messy ponytail

    What could be better for summer than a high ponytail? A high ponytail that is a bit (or maybe more than a bit) messy!

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    Deep side part

    That one may sound deep, but it is actually quite simple – a slightly slanted side part is soft and smooth, plus it might create a dramatic effect.

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    Accent braiding

    No matter if you choose a braid that keeps unwanted strands away from your face during the hot days, or a tiny one “nestled” in your hair –  braids are going to be your best friend one more time this summer season.

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    Pixie cut

    Do we need to explain that hairstyle choice? It’s breezy, it’s easy, it’s sexy and it’s super trendy. Plus, it takes some courage to do it and we know you are a brave and sophisticated woman!

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  • Salvatore Ferragamo: clothing with orange fibre

    How did you spend this year’s Earth Day on April 22? We know how the designers at Salvatore Ferragamo did. And we love it!

    To celebrate Earth Day, the brand launched a capsule collection made with orange fibres – the first fabric in the world made from citrus fruits.

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    Salvatore Ferragamo takes sustainability to the next level with a new vegan fibre fabric generated from non-edible by-products. This wonderful new natural resource is made from citrus fruits – or more specifically, from what remains after squeezing them for juice. Typically, the remains are transformed into a new sustainable reusable product that actually reduces waste, as well as pollution.

    To bring this idea to life, Salvatore Ferragamo partnered with Orange Fiber Fabric – an Italian company that creates sustainable textiles for the fashion industry from citrus juice by-products. It came up with the idea of using what remains after squeezing oranges for juice (which amounts to more than 700,000 tons of by-products in Italy alone).

    The team created a unique daily-wear capsule collection of shirts, dresses, trousers and foulards for the Spring/Summer season. The prints were created by designer Mario Trimarchi, who won the Compassod’Oro design awards last year. They all have a strong Mediterranean feel – just like the origin of the fibre.

  • The Gemini month

    We are already counting the last days of May, and with that it is time to present to you our new category: the one dedicated to the different zodiac signs. Follow our blog and get familiar with the traits and fashion style of each sign.

    This month we are having a look at the individuals born under the sign of Gemini. Our most favourite Gemini celebrities are Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Marilyn Monroe, Naomi Campbell, Kylie Minogue, Morgan Freeman, Courtney Cox, Adriana Lima, Nikole Kidman, Heidi Klum, Helena Bonham Carter, Alanis Morissette, Hugh Laurie and Elizabeth Hurley.

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    Traits

    Expressive and charming, Gemini represents two different personalities in one and sometimes it is hard to be sure which one you will face. They are sociable, communicative and ready for fun, with a tendency to suddenly get serious, thoughtful and restless. They are fascinated with the world itself, extremely curious and adventurous, with a constant feeling that there is not enough time to experience everything they want to see.

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    Style

    Yellow, orange, green and magenta are some of the favourite colours for the Gemini minds. They love to discover one of a kind pieces, and they are constantly looking for good vintage fashion finds. That sort of shopping can end up with amazing dresses, skirts and shirts that no one else has.

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    Ruled by the dual magic of the twins, the sign craves variety: Gemini women can be sporting designer pieces on Monday and simple denim on Tuesday. They can mix and match styles with seamless ease.

    Most of the time, a Gemini woman looks for a balance between being playful and casual. She likes to complete her look with accessories, and she has lots of them – one jewellery box is never enough, there are usually earrings and necklaces for every mood.

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    Gemini men like colours and don’t mind mixing them on shirts. The look for prints that are subtle, but have as many hues as possible. As for the fabrics, a true Gemini man likes them designed to move freely: spring knit sweaters, cotton T-shirts and sneakers.

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    Home

    As we already mentioned, those born under the sign of Gemini crave variety and that can be seen in their home. Playful meets traditional, old-fashioned meets modern, and creativity and colour, even in an unusual combination like orange and lavender, are always an essential part of the interior.

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  • Met Gala 2017 – the best dressed

    The Met Gala, also known as the Costume Institute Gala, is an annual fundraising gala event for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Each year, the event celebrates the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit. The theme of the fashion exhibition sets the tone of the dress code for the formal event.

    This year, it was Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of In-Between.

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    Katy Perry certainly grabbed the media attention. The singer who was co-chairing the event wore a Maison Margiela outfit in red. She was not the only one in that colour palette – Emma Roberts went for retro glamour in a bright red Diane von Furstenberg gown. The designer herself was wearing… Diane von Furstenberg, of course.

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    Other extravagant ladies were Madonna in Jimmy Choo’s camouflage outfit for Moschino and Kendall Jenner in La Perla Haute Couture.

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    One of the top beautiful surprises was Zendaya’s dress – a bright orange and yellow Dolce & Gabbana style with parrot print. Not something you see every day, right?

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    We also saw the classic colours for formal occasions – white (Kim Kardashian West in Vivienne Westwood), pale blue (Jennifer Lopez in Valentino) and pink (Lily Collins in Giambattista Valli Couture).

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    Cara Delevingne proved that she is sick and tired of society’s beauty standards and sported her new bold look. We have to admit that she still looked stylish. Another unconventional decision was her Chanel suit instead of a typical gown that most of the ladies prefer for such occasions. Bella Hadid didn’t go for a formal dress either – instead, she chose a jumpsuit by Alexander Wang.

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    Bella’s sister, Gigi Hadid, looked beautiful in a Tommy Hilfiger beige dress. Pale beige was also the go-to colour for Selena Gomez – the singer was wearing a Coach dress and Tiffany & Co. jewels.

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    As for the couples, our favourite lovers were Gisele Bundchen (in Stella McCartney) & Tom Brady (in Tom Ford) and Blake Lively (in Atelier Versace) & Ryan Reynolds (in Versace).

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  • Celebrities’ favourite handbags

    Truth be told, the newest handbags from the runways can transform even the most ordinary girl into a flawless fashionista. In the world of handbags, there are also the classic designs from brands like Hermès (the legendary Birkin Bag), Chanel (the iconic 2.55 bag), Fendi (the Peekaboo), Dior (the Lady Dior bag), and the list goes on.

    But now, our focus goes on something else: those lovely pieces that our beloved Hollywood stars sport on daily basis on the streets.

    Bold colours

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    Having a contrasting bag two decades ago was considered weird; having a contrasting bag now means that you have style. Top fashion bloggers (such as Olivia Palermo) helped the neon designs enter the streets. And they are here to stay.

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    50 shades of beige

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    Beige is a neutral colour and hence it could be easily combined with almost everything: little black dress, timeless trench coat, expensive jewellery and even cute printed T-shirts. So think pink beige and if, by and chance, you still don’t have a beige staple in your wardrobe, now is the perfect time to get it!

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    Exotic prints

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    Leopard, zebra, crocodile – reptile skin handbags are a huge chapter of fashion history. The first celebrity name that pops up at the top of our heads? J Lo, the queen of exotic prints and loop earrings. Crossbody bags or leather clutches – it doesn’t matter; let the exotic print speak for itself!

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    Chains

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    A long & style-free time ago, chains were used for lifting, pulling and securing things. Now, in the XXI century, chains and so much more than that: they are the metal hardware that transforms a regular bag into a gorgeous must-have. Have a look at Sarah Jessica Parker and Chiara Ferragni and you will see why!

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    Shop now from our special selection of beautiful handbags here.

  • The No Makeup Look for Spring/Summer 2017

    The “no makeup” look isn’t exactly new backstage, but we can’t deny it’s having a moment all over again. With Kim Kardashian-West wearing (almost) no makeup on the Balenciaga front row and Alicia Keys continuing her decision to scrap cosmetics altogether, the no makeup look was on full display both on and off the catwalk.

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    At Isabel Marant, Michael Kors and Proenza Schouler makeup was used only to cover marks or blemishes.

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    Let’s have a look at the other subtle tweaks that were part of the runway during the fashion weeks in New York, London, Milan and Paris for Spring/Summer 2017.

    Vera Wang

    Soft definition and natural look with occasional pops of colour – pale pink shades on the lips: the contemporary grown up Pollyanna.

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    Lacoste

    The main vibe at Lacoste was completely bare. They tried to keep it clean, fresh and pure. And it worked!

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    Desigual

    Desigual is the go-to brand when it comes to colour lovers. However, for its spring 2017 collection the makeup was in nude shades.

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    Tibi

    Touch of bronzer on the cheeks made the looks polished and completed, perfect for your daily outfits.

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    Cushnie et Ochs

    Pops of colour, again. The makeup artists went for colour blocking… on the lips! They used bold red on the upper lip and bright pink on the lower lip.

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    Tory Burch

    The models looked sun kissed and very natural. The feeling? Urban, minimal and bare.

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