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Dolce Far Niente: Weekend in Florence

Weekend in Florence: Travel Guide

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The cradle of the renaissance, Florence’s MAGNETISM and romance pull you in from the first stroll along the banks of the river Arno. Amongst narrow terracotta-hued streets and VAST art museums, one becomes enamoured with its culture and HISTORY, while learning the art of dolce far niente, or the SWEETNESS of nothing.

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The Earrings To Buy This Season

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From the architectural to the ABSTRACT, the season brings back bold and heavyweight baubles from the early 80s as a STATEMENT piece for minimalist spring ensembles.

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Blame it on J.W. Anderson’s moon face earrings for instilling in the fashion industry our current obsession with overweight, oversized, and overdramatic pieces of gold hanging from our ears. Best accompanied by a stripped-back ensemble, nominal make-up, and sumptuous fabrics, they’re here to make a statement on days where minimalism should feel luxurious yet effortless.

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Dio(r)evolution for Women’s Day

Dio(r)evolution for Women's Day

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It’s hard to overstate the significance of Maria Grazia Chiuri, a FEMALE designer, at the helm of a house like Dior, so celebrating International Women’s Day with the ICONIC french fashion house seemed natural.

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This year’s Women’s Day celebrations were particularly powerful, and solidarity ran deep. During the fashion weeks that just wrapped, powerful feminine imagery was plastered around social media and runway collections alike, at times overshadowing the clothes, but mostly supplementing them. Cue Missoni’s pussy hats and BoF’s “tied together” bandanna, ‘Love’ and ‘Courage’ shown over clothes at Versace or a grateful Stella McCartney writing ‘Thank you Girls’, and designers armouring women for battle all around. Yesterday, women all over the world rallied against Donald Trump’s administration, in demonstrations that albeit smaller than the Women’s Marches, attested to the staying power of the movement. On Instagram, news feeds were filled with messages urging for women to support one another and stand together.

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What Your Spring/Summer 2017 Wardrobe Will Look Like

What Your Spring/Summer 2017 Wardrobe Will Look Like

The spring/summer 2017 shows back in September took place in the midst of change. On one hand designers were coming to terms with Brexit, while anticipating the impending US election and Europe’s turn to the far-right. Then there was fashion’s existential crisis, some brands having turned to the see-now buy-now approach, and showing on-season collections in the midst of 30-degree heat. The result? Uneven hemlines and deconstruction in London; pops of fuchsia with 80s influences in Paris; and pure spectacle in Milan. Each to their own.

Nº1. Schiaparelli PINK

Monochrome has no place in a world of change. Instead, punchy pink comes out to play. It popped up at Bottega Veneta as a pink leather mac, appeared in Balenciaga as a thigh-slit dress paired with purple spandex, and resurfaced at Hermés as a belted leather corseted dress. Honorable mention goes to Pierpaolo Piccoli’s debut at Valentino, where pink came in the form of diaphanous embroidered gowns in tulle and chiffon

What Your Spring/Summer 2017 Wardrobe Will Look Like
What Your Spring/Summer 2017 Wardrobe Will Look Like
What Your Spring/Summer 2017 Wardrobe Will Look Like
What Your Spring/Summer 2017 Wardrobe Will Look Like

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London Lately

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Life lately has been a whirlwind of university assignments, summer plans, and sightings of spring around the city.

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Sartorially, the mom jeans phenomenon is starting to catch up, and perhaps a slight influence from my favourite French girls Sabina Socol and Eleonore Toulin. My favourite camel coat is always by my side–perhaps, on my back–and navy cashmere holds classic appeal on days that don’t require a wool scarf. The denim of choice are some recently purchased & Other Stories jeans which skim the ankle just so to make it look vintage or high fashion, depending on the styling. Warmer days mean the overworn winter ankle boots that I, frankly, can no longer look at, are replaced for black suede pumps. As for accessories? Well, my Saint Laurent nano bag and a red lip go a long way.

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