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LFW COVERAGE: “Once you pop, you can’t stop”. Pringle of Scotland

It’s a sunny Sunday here in Milan, one of the last of the year I guess. Fall has fallen upon us and Fashion Week has come to an end (of course, I am behind with my reviews). On the bright side, we still have tons of reviews in store for you. London had a great season, it was all so new, all so spicy and all so special. Milano, you have some big shoes to fill. This is the last post and we have the last 5 shows from LFW. Are you ready to roll?

J.W. ANDERSON

After his Spring 2012 pajama show, this designer has been buzzing more than ever. Even more with the now available collection for British retail giant, Topshop. His designs are not everyone’s cup of tea and he has a thing for duplicates (you know, same dress, three times, different colors), but that’s part of his charm and mystery. For Spring 2013, he presented us with “The Treatment Room”: A show in which he explored new shapes and silhouettes but always keeping his signature aesthetics and vibe. Frills and peplums in dresses, skirts, cropped tops and skorts (yeah, you heard me, skorts), color contrasting panels, his already regular, printed pajama ensembles and some cut-outs were among the elements he sent down the catwalk. The shoes, as strange as they seemed, they kind of rocked.

PETER PILOTTO

Just when you think the digital print has reached its peak, along comes Peter Pilotto and takes it to new heights. For Spring 2013, their prints became livelier than ever, they added volume and texture into the mix. The color palette was vast but always bold: fire red with cerulean, navy with greens and blues, lavender with black and cream. Frills and peplums also played a major role on the catwalk, they were perfectly built on to the print (that allowed them to play with depths and proportions). Cut-outs were also present in many of the looks, clear proof that more is more when it’s done right. The woven shoes with laces had Nicholas Kirkwood written all over and let me do a fashion forecast, they are bound to become the next big thing next season. As for the set, when you manage to have a similar print on the carpet and still manage to make your designs pop, you know you took a risk and it really payed off.

HOLLY FULTON

It’s always a pleasure when we get to see that designers are not afraid of having fun with their creations, when they are not afraid of entertaining their crowd (think Moschino’s perky ways and Prada’s novelty). That’s exactly one of the main reasons I am always into Holly Fulton’s collections. Her color palette went from sweet and sugary to bright and perky: lavender, vanilla, salmon, pink, sky blue. Her deco motifs, prints and embellishments had that certain California dreaming, East Coast vibe influence (Ever been to LA? Happiest and kindest people on Earth). The print and texture mash-up was spot on: stripes with geometric prints, flowers on flowers, pajama pants and graphic jackets, pleats with circles and printed panels. It was all so new, so unique and eye-catching. Each and every one of her looks was paired up with pastel colored espadrilles. Fresh? More than fresh!

TEMPERLEY LONDON

I’ve never quite understood why the Middleton sisters have been dubbed style icons (the sight of their shoes makes my eyes feel like I just chopped a ton of onions). When I learned that Alice Temperley, Issa and Jenny Packham were among their favorite designers, I immediately tossed them into the “never to be reviewed” basket. Never say never, I just caught a glimpse of Temperley’s Spring 2013 collection and I actually loved it. It was all so clean, so elegant but with an air of romance. The 50’s silhouettes only made everything more feminine and more beautiful. The color palette was as visually appealing as a pricey and tasteful fondant cake (and I mean this, in a good way). She added sheer inserts to full satin skirts (a move that could’ve resulted in vulgarity, but on the runway it was more like poetry). Don’t even get me started on the prints, the lace, the embellishments and the knits. The cherry on top of the cake? The shoes were made by the one and only Charlotte Olympia. A word of advice to Alice, if Kate or the infamous Pippa are to wear one of this beauties, sell them the total look (footwear included). I’m tired of seeing this ladies ruin couture with their ghastly L.K. Bennett heels and their granny wedges.

PRINGLE OF SCOTLAND

The last review from LFW and the prettiest of them all. Listen, I’m a tough crowd (not that I am Cathy Horyn, not that they even care), but I’m not that easy to please (even if I squeak at the sight of Prada shoes). Pringle of Scotland was definitely the most pleasant surprise. Every season, when browsing their collections, I would just go “eh”. This season, I really went “woah”. From the shapes and the flawless tailoring to the soft and gentle colors, it all fell right into place. The highlight of the show, the jumpers paired up with same colored, pleated, volume skirts. It all was paired up with simple courts, metallic or in different shades. It all looked so tasteful, so well put-together but with a retro edge. I think that it’s safe to say this: “Alistair Carr, Pringle of Scotland doesn’t seem to miss you one bit”.

LOOK OF THE DAY

Very ladylike, very cute and very retro, that’s what I was going for with this look. Jacquard is a major trend for Fall and will be for next Spring, so a printed and textured coat was just the thing to wear. The creamy garments allow the accessories to be more colorful without making it look like a giant cotton candy ball.

For all the details on today’s look, go to FASHIOLISTA

That’s it, London we will see you next February (hopefully, I’ll be there to witness that in the flesh). Moving on to Milano and the Paris. I promise to whip this babies up faster! Have a relaxing Sunday!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: style.com, Zara, Net-a-porter, Farfetch, Asos, Selfridges, Polyvore

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The Goodbye Summer / Hello Fall Mash-up: Pajamas and Baroque

Hello, hello my sweet readers! Another day, another mash-up post. August is almost over, Fashion Week is almost here and Fall is really catching up with us quickly. Three reasons why we need to get our closet ready for a month full of events, I like to call it September the Beautiful. This is the fourth post from the series, we still have two more to go and we are done. Today I have a Spring trend that drove crazy all the fashion world, pajamas. I also have the trend that seems to be driving everyone crazy as we speak: baroque (seriously, D&G, you are killing us with some lovely and fashionable showers). Let’s start, shall we?

  • THE TREND: Pajamas
  • Season: Spring 2012
  • As seen in: Stella McCartney, JW Anderson
  • Key wardrobe pieces: the pajama shirt, the printed loose pants, the slippers

Dubbed by everyone as one of the best collections of the season (along with Jonathan Saunders, Peter Pilotto and my candy coated Louis Vuitton), Stella McCartney’s lavish pajama kingdom is definitely one to remember. No wonder all the retailers later followed with their own pajama sets. From Zara’s perfectly tailored, printed pants, to Theory’s silky shirts, wearing pajamas has never been more fun!

The selection: Shirt, TUCKER / Pants, DVF / Top, J. CREW / Slippers, OSCAR DE LA RENTA / Shorts, ADDITION by THAKOON

  • THE TREND: Baroque
  • Season: Fall 2012
  • As seen in: Dolce & Gabbana, Balmain
  • Key pieces: The clutch, the dress, the shorts

Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana have been just killing it since Spring 2011 (who could forget the white Broderie Anglaise mania or the fresh produce prints from Spring 2012), now they swept us off our feet with their opulent and beautiful work of art. Baroque is everywhere this season and for a girl like me (my motto in life is “more is more”) I couldn’t be more happy! So embrace the lavish, embrace the gold, embrace the details, embrace Baroque.

The selection: Cardigan, RIVER ISLAND / Tank top, ALEXANDER McQUEEN / Bangle, RIVER ISLAND / Slippers, MIU MIU / Box clutch, ALEXANDER McQUEEN

I know, I now, I am not that much into black, but the leather, silk and baroque mix is my match made in heaven. I put together a flirty and romantic (with a touch of dark) look. Te lining on the pajama shirt fit in perfectly with the printed cardigan and the ruffle skirt. The bag was just the cherry on the cake!

For all the details on today’s look, go to FASHIOLISTA

That’s it for today! Tomorrow’s Friday! Who’s excited?

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: STYLE.COM, Net-a-porter, Zara, Essie, Chanel, J. Crew
 

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Coming soon, really soon…

Twice a year, I give myself what seems to be the impossible task: give you, my lovely readers, the best coverage a one-man team can handle. Yes, I am no style.com and I won’t have the runway shots, detail photos and reviews an hour after the catwalk but I do make pretty decent photo selections, I give killer (at least I like to think about it that way) reviews or funny ones and I put together Fashion Week worthy looks for each post. No, you won’t see me posing in my Giuseppe Zanotti pumps and holding my Givenchy Antigona clutch, with Lincoln Center as background but you’ll definitely find some substance, some fashion substance (hey, at least I won’t be posting random runway shots with “Loved it” as the caption). So if you want to read my humble opinion on the upcoming Spring 2013 shows, if you want a concise and short summary of the London, NY, Paris and Milan catwalks with a funny twist, then Sweet n’Raw will be waiting for you over the next month, with arms wide open and with big-ass posts packed with new fashion and trends. Meanwhile, here’s the recap of Sweet n’Raw’s Fall 2012 coverage.

Sweet n ‘Raw’s Fall 2012 Coverage by the Numbers

NYFW RESULTS

  • 6 POSTS
  • 27 REVIEWS
  • 46 COLLAGES
  • 230 IMAGES
  • 5 LOOKS OF THE DAY

LFW RESULTS

  • 3 POSTS
  • 15 REVIEWS
  • 19 COLLAGES
  • 95 IMAGES
  • 3 LOOKS OF THE DAY

MFW RESULTS

  • 4 POSTS
  • 19 REVIEWS
  • 29 COLLAGES
  • 145 IMAGES
  • 4 LOOKS OF THE DAY

PFW RESULTS

  • 5 POSTS
  • 21 REVIEWS
  • 21 COLLAGES
  • 105 IMAGES
  • 4 LOOKS OF THE DAY

Looks of the day: 16

Accessories used: 101

THE GRAND TOTAL:

  • 18 POSTS
  • 82 REVIEWS
  • 115 COLLAGES
  • 575 IMAGES
  • 16 LOOKS
  • 101 ACCESSORIES

Pretty damn good for a team of one right? Well, expect me to break my record for this upcoming Fashion Week!

FASHION WEEK COUNTDOWN: -06

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: STYLE.COM
 

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The Goodbye Summer/Hello Fall Mash-up: Scarf print and white

Good morning, my sweet readers! I’m up early, with my cup of coffee while it rains outside (God, it’s the best feeling in the world). Today I’m heading back to the city, leaving my gorgeous piece of seaside paradise and I have for you the second entry from our Summer/Fall mash-up. Scarf print was definitely my weakness this season, ask the Versace-esque Zara selection inside my closet and the whole article I wrote on this trend. Nowadays, mixing and matching prints is a must but since foulard-inspired garments are so beautiful to look at, I paired it up with a minimal Fall trend: white. Let’s see how this two trends clash together:

  • THE TREND: Scarf print
  • As seen in: Thakoon, D&G, Versace, Derek Lam
  • Key wardrobe pieces: Button-down shirt, smart shorts

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, both masters when it comes to all things sexy and dramatic, came up with this homage to the foulard for their final D&G collection for Spring 2012. The result: one of the freshest and most beautiful collections of the season. Who knew scarves could be used in so many ways? Anyway, after the Italian duo, retailers followed. From River Island’s sexy cropped tops to H&M’s flashy colors and prints, this trend was everywhere and thank God for it!

The selection: Pants, RIVER ISLAND / Dress, ROMWE / Top, DOLCE GABBANA / Shirt, DOROTHY PERKINS / Foulard, ROMWE / Skirt, D&G / Shorts, H&M

  • THE TREND: White
  • As seen in: Proenza Schouler, J. Mendel, Alexander Wang, Maison Martin Margiela
  • Key wardrobe pieces: tailored pants, cable-knit jumper, blazer

For Fall, white is the new black (at least that’s how I, the black hater, likes to think about it). Seasons ago, no one would’ve thought white would become such a strong color for the dark season, but since fashion is all about the unexpected, the white, Fall eagle has landed. Whether is a white total look (good luck staying clean) or just a garment, you must rock this color in the coming season. Why not start now?

The selection: Pants, STELLA McCARTNEY / High-tops, ASH / Tuxedo blazer, MANGO / Pumps, CHARLOTTE OLYMPIA / Shorts, ACNE / Jumper, MANGO / Ring, MANGO / Collar, KARL / Blouse TOPSHOP

SCARF PRINT + WHITE LOOK

Using all white for the rest of the look does enhance and focuses the attention on the print.  The mustard and red accessories give the whole ensemble that navy, old school Moschino touch. For arm candy, a gold overload completes the outfit to perfection.

For all the details on today’s look, go to FASHIOLISTA

Have a great day!

Sweet kisses…

llustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: STYLE.COM, River Island, Topshop, Zara, Asos, Chanel
 

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The Goodbye Summer/Hello Fall Mash-up: Pastels and Oxblood

Rise & shine, my sweet readers! Summer is almost over and we have to start focusing all of our attentions on Fall (stocking for it, that is). Fashion Week is a month away and the coming season as well, that’s why our wardrobes must be armed and ready. As I told you on my last post (click HERE to read it), I wanted to mix up the best trends from this season with the new ones to bid farewell to Summer and welcome Fall. I wanted to start with a personal favorite from S/S 2012, pastels and probably the strongest color trend from A/W 2012, oxblood. Mixing them both is unexpected and fabulous: drama vs. sugar! So without further ado, let’s start!

  • THE TREND: Pastel colors
  • Season: Spring 2012
  • As seen in: Meadham Kirchhoff (pictured), Louis Vuitton, Jonathan Saunders, Versace, Versus
  • Key wardrobe pieces: mint skinny jeans and a powder pink silk button-down

Pastel was the king of all trends this season, not only did almost every designer used it on the catwalk, but retailers candy-coated their shops from head to toe. It’s fun, it’s pretty and guess what? Not always sugary, depends of the treatment you give it and on the pairings you make. We won’t have to bid farewell to this trend (I am positive that we’ll be seeing a lot of it next season), but we have to make way for the Fall King of trends and sadly powdery shades are not it.

The selection: Necklace, ZARA / Blouse, H&M / Jeans, RAG & BONE / Dress, RIVER ISLAND / Wedges, BOOHOO / Flats, ASOS / Clutch, DVF / Cropped shirt, TOPSHOP

Welcoming new trends and discovering them is my favorite part of a new season and happy I was to discover this bloody and sexy color as the strongest trend when it comes to shades. Oxblood was among the most used colors on the February catwalks, from the Isabel Marant’s chic western and Diane Von Furstenberg’s sexy woman (pictured) to Alexander Wang’s shiny coats. If you ask me, this is the new black (and I am a black hater, but this, this I’m ready to embrace).

  • THE TREND: Oxblood
  • Season: Fall 2012
  • As seen in: DVF, Isabel Marant, Alexander Wang, Rodarte, Acne, Peter Som
  • Key pieces: A peplum top, skinny jeans, slippers, a jumper

The selection: Dress, RIVER ISLAND / Peplum top, TOPSHOP / Jumper, THE ROW / Sunnies, STELLA McCARTNEY / Oxfords, VALENTINO / Skirt, T by ALEXANDER WANG / Skinny jeans, MARC by MARC JACOBS

OXBLOOD + PASTELS LOOK

A look that can work perfectly for work, for everyday life or even happy hour. The clash of the feminine sweater with the wild, wax pants make the whole thing more interesting. The shoes, you might hate them at first, but never underestimate the power of the off-white pump until you try it!

  • Powder pink sweater, CARVEN
  • Double collar shirt, ASOS
  • Wax oxblood pants, ZARA
  • Off-white pumps, ASOS

ACCESSORIES:

BEAUTY

  • Stylenomics nail polish, ESSIE

For all the details on today’s look, go to FASHIOLISTA

That’s it for the day! Wishing you a perfect week,

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: STYLE.COM, River Island, Topshop, Zara, Asos, Barney’s, Essie
 

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The Goodbye Summer / Hello Fall Mash-up

Cover: Prada Spring 2012 bodysuit, Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 hat

Hello, hello my sweet readers! It’s finally Friday and I’m happily stranded on my little piece of paradise, commonly known as Acapulco. Days at the beach are always good for the spirit, the body and the mind (especially when you need to get that creativity flowing). Anyway, back to what concerns us today, fashion. Since we are done with our Summer Getaways series and this season is coming to an end, I decided to bid farewell to S/S 2012 and welcome A/W 2012 at the same time, mixing them up and pairing them up. Oh yes, this series shall be baptized as the Goodbye Summer / Hello Spring mash-up. You might be wondering how I’m gonna handle and juggle them both, well let me explain. I picked six of my favorite trends from Spring 2012 (the ones that almost left me and you almost bankrupt, damn you Zara!) and six of my favorite ones from the coming season, Fall 2012. Now that I have my teams formed, I’m going to make the pairings. For each Spring trend, a Fall one. One look, two trends (one S/S and one F/W). Hey, anything to make this transition easier. Let’s start with my Summer picks:

Last Spring (2011 that is) I said: “This is my favorite season ever, and I won’t like another one as much as I liked this one”. I was wrong. On September 2011, I fell in love (I think the runway candy coating had a lot to do with it) and yes, this was my favorite season ever and we’ll see if on September I’ll bite my tongue again (I most likely will). From the pastels, to the underwater world, to the pajama land, each and every one of the trends were to die for. Here are my favorite six:

PASTEL COLORS: Almost every runway show of the season did it: Louis Vuitton, Prada (pictured), Jonathan Saunders, Meadham Kirchhoff

SCARF PRINT: D&G (pictured) said goodbye to the world with this spectacular, foulard-inspired show

NEON: From dresses, to jeans, to shoes and box clutches, neon was everywhere this season. Peter Som (pictured) and Nanette Lepore were among the designers who showcased the trend.

THE PEPLUM: Need I say more? Jason Wu’s (pictured) pink number was among the most coveted looks of the season.

TANGERINE: It was officially named the color of the season. This sassy look was spotted on the Nanette Lepore catwalk (pictured).

PAJAMAS: Stella McCartney’s prints and shapes made her one of the top collections of the season (along with Jonathan Saunders, Peter Pilotto and Proenza Schouler). Is that reason enough to start wearing pajamas? I’d say so.

I had always been a sucker for Spring and a Fall hater, up until the moment designers started using vivid colors and prints for the “darker” season. Seeing those lively prints, shiny textures and lightweight fabrics on the Fall runways, make me wish for it as much as I yearly wish for Spring. Here are my six favorite trends from Fall 2012:

BAROQUE: If more is more, then I’m absolutely in. Opulence ruled the catwalks for the coming season and no one does that better than my favorite Italian duo, Dolce Gabbana (pictured).

OXBLOOD: Remember how Tangerine Tango was the color of the season. Well Oxblood is the new Tangerine Tango. This seductive shade was everywhere, from DVF and Alexander Wang, to Rodarte (pictured) and Haider Ackermann.

FLORAL PRINT: Yep, let’s face it, whether is Spring or Fall, whether it rains or snows, flowers will always be on the trendy side. Erdem (pictured) is quickly becoming the floral master.

GOLDEN GIRL: More is more and the shinier the better. That’s my motto in life. This season brace yourself for those metallic jeans and those heavy and shiny dresses. One of Prabal Gurung’s (pictured) final numbers is proof of that.

LINGERIE: A trend that just keeps coming back and that gets constantly reinvented. A constant in Nina Ricci’s (pictured) Peter Copping’s collections.

WHITE AS SNOW: Absence of black! Absence of black! Another motto of mine. Imagine how thrilled I am to know that I’m gonna be going for white coats instead of dark ones this season. J. Mendel (pictured) shows us how to look fabulously chic and effortlessly perfect with this white and wintery look.

Now that you’ve seen my picks, you can help me do the pairings. Which Spring and Fall trends would you like to see together?

Friday, I wanna be drunk!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: STYLE.COM, Google
 

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SWEET’N’RAW DOES CHICTOPIA vol. 6

Last day of May and you know what that means, right? Summer is finally hitting town! And while we get our gear ready to embrace the sun (and some color on our skin), I have for you my sixth piece for Chictopia’s blog, Everybody is Ugly. So far, being a Fashion News Editor for the site has been a great experience. Choosing my theme, preparing my illustrations and writing the article has become a weekly ritual for me (one that I really, really enjoy). But my week’s climax comes when it’s published, receiving all that positive feedback from you and welcoming new readers really makes me happy. For this week’s piece I wanted to do something that really represented my style and personality, of course I had to go with flowers and lace. In case you haven’t read it yet, here it is!

The Style Mash-Up: Three Ladylike Lace and Floral Print Outfits To Try

Fashion never ceases to amaze, it never stops changing, and it always manages to surprise. Long gone are the days when matching your belt to your purse and shoes is the golden rule and bold choices were always part of the “don’t” department. Nowadays, it’s all about fun and self-expression. It doesn’t matter if it’s dressy, messy or daring, as long as you can make it work. Trends are not to be followed in a text book kind of way and there are no step by step recipes for style. You take what you like, and you make it your own, which brings us to our main concept: The Mash-Up.

In music, a mash-up is the blend of one or more pre-recorded songs, in other words, a sound collage. Mash-ups have become really popular lately, hence the Rihanna and Adele composition overload that has taken over the Internet. And since fashion always keeps up with what’s current and never gets left behind, designers came up with the garment version of it. The fashion mash-up is all about mixing and matching different trends, textures, patterns, and prints.

Last September, the Spring 2012 runways were flooded with beautiful and complex ensembles (keeping the collage trend from Fall 2011 alive). Jonathan Saunders presented a collection in which colorful knits, paisley, graphic prints, and delicate appliqué swirls merged into pure fashion poetry. Signora Miuccia showcased her take on mash-ups in both Prada (crochet, cars, jewels and leather, need I say more) and Miu Miu (the A-line lace coats, the micro prints and the ornate cowboy boots still haunt my dreams) and last but not least, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana paired up to perfection their fresh produce prints to their always exquisite lace. They even threw in a pinch of crochet and jacquard.

Dressing up mash-up style is all about using our imagination to create a stylistic and beautiful chaos. Before trying out this trend, here are some tips to take into consideration:

The Garden Mash-up

1. Lose the fear, it’ll only make you match your purse to your shoes and your belt.
2. Have fun and don’t take it all too seriously. That’s the point of this game and you’ll get a better result.
3. It might not look good in your mind, but you’ll never know unless you try it on.
4. Detailed garments are mash-up material, bright solids are not (that’s color-blocking).
5. Mash-up is not a synonym for costume. Think feather skirt, not feather boa.
6. Use evening pieces to pump up day ones.
7. Use day pieces to down play evening ones.
8. When it comes to mash-ups, more is more. Layering, statement jewelry and metallic pieces can help you get the look.
9. Go for textured shoes to add another twist to your ensemble: mirror wedges, embellished pumps, woven sandals.
10. Mashed-up is not the same thing as messed-up. Yes Snooki, we’re talking to you.
11. Floral prints are a girl’s best friend, which brings us to the next argument…

The Pastel Mash-up

THE MASH-UP CHALLENGE: One style, two trends, three ways
THE STYLE: Ladylike
THE TRENDS: Lace and floral print
THE RESULT: THE LADYLIKE MASH UP

GARDEN MASH UP: If the party is in the garden, why not play the flower part?

Lace blazer, ZARA
Blush dress, TOPSHOP
Skinny belt, LIBERTY UK
Embellished sandals, ZARA
Chain purse, MICHAEL KORS
Cream Earrings, ASOS
Arty ring, YSL
Carry On nail polish, ESSIE

PASTEL MASH UP: Mixing in textures and prints but sticking with a soft color palette.

The Peplum Mash-up

Lace coat, ZARA
Polka dot shirt, RIVER ISLAND
Lampshade floral skirt, ASOS
Raffia wedges, LULU’s
Yellow shopper bag, ASOS
Sunglasses, CHLOE
Owl ring, RIVER ISLAND
Heart ring, WHISTLES
Cascade Cool nail polish, ESSIE

PEPLUM MASH-UP: Adding apeplum into this mix? It doesn’t get more ladylike than this!

Peplum top, RIVER ISLAND
Crochet shorts, RIVER ISLAND
Metallic belt, WAREHOUSE
Shiny wedges, ZARA
Bag, MARC by MARC JACOBS
Flower bracelet, FOREVER 21
Pearl bracelet, RIVER ISLAND
Engraved bangle, RIVER ISLAND
Miami Nice nail polish, ESSIE

What’s your verdict? Are you gonna try the Ladylike Mash-up anytime soon? I sure hope so!

Sweet kisses…

lllustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis 

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

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Zara
Essie
Asos
Topshop
Net-a-porter

 

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Sweet’n’Raw’s NEON NATION: The Dress

The city is officially on fire!  Summer is about to hit us hard and I am armed an ready to welcome it (I sure hope you are too). This is our last post from the NEON NATION series. Don’t get me wrong, I love neon but I think after this electric fashion overload, I’m gonna be doing a neutral palette series. Anyway, back to today’s theme. I’ve already given you the jacket, the top, the skirt and the shorts, someone’s missing… THE DRESS. Neon dresses are the ultimate show-stopping weapon for a girl, you get to show the legs, enhance the tan and if it’s a tight little number, also your figure. But there’s a risk, tacky girls tend to love neon, before buying a dress ask yourself this question: “Is it something Snooki or Ice T’s Coco would wear?”. If the answer is yes, stay away! Here’s a non-tacky selection of dresses you can find online.

DRESS SELECTION

TOP: Topshop / Topshop / Alexander McQueen / River Island

BOTTOM: Michael Kors / Lipsy / Ilaria Nistri / Lipsy

LOOK OF THE DAY

Since I really, really dislike the neon and black combo, I wanted to do the opposite: neon and white together is my ultimate delight. I threw a statement necklace to make it more interesting and since the color is the same, it almost looks as part of the dress Add some neutral accessories and a colored clutch for some pop.

ACCESSORIES:

BEAUTY:

  • Sand Tropez nail polish, ESSIE

For all the details on today’s look, go to FASHIOLISTA

I hope you really enjoyed the NEON NATION posts as much as I did preparing them. I’m still deciding the trend for the next series so if you have any suggestions, I’m all ears!

It’s almost Friday, it’s almost Summer, what’s not to love?

Sweet kisses…

lllustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis 

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Sweet’n’Raw’s NEON NATION: THE JEANS

Another week and we are getting closer to Summer (and I’m getting closer to my beloved Mexico). Days are seriously heating up and skin flashing is so trending right now. What better way to stand out from the crowd than with a pair of neon jeans. Today’s post is all about those skinny, show-stopping, head-turning, pair of pants. Our Neon Nation series is almost over and since Spring is still here, let’s take them out to play while we still can (before the burning sun constrains us to a life of shorts, dresses and flirty skirts, OH HOW I LOVE SUMMER DAYS). Here for you, an electric denim selection.

JEANS SELECTION

TOP: Moto / Current Elliot / J Brand

MIDDLE: Current Elliot / 7 for all Mankind / River Island

BOTTOM: J Crew / River Island / J Brand

LOOK OF THE DAY

ACCESSORIES:

BEAUTY:

For all the details on today’s look, go to FASHIOLISTA

What kind of neon girl are you? Is fluorescent yellow your thing or are you more of a hot pink gal? Let me know! We are only one post away from closing the Neon Nation, coming up next: the dress

Stay tuned, sweet kisses…

lllustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis 

All texts, illustrations and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site

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Sweet’n’Raw’s NEON NATION: THE SHORTS

Finally Friday my sweet readers! Time to party, have fun and relax. Before I prepare myself to do so, I wanted to leave you with another post from our NEON NATION series. I trust by now that your legs are armed and ready to be showcased (even if it involves a thousand layer of self-tanning lotion) in a fabulous pair of shorts. Well, I have for you a mash-up styling idea involving a pair of neon cut-offs. Let’s start with a bright selection that can be found online.

NEON SELECTION

TOP:  River Island / Topshop / J Brand

MIDDLE: H&M / Topshop / Elizabeth & James

BOTTOM: Current Elliot / Topshop / Topshop

LOOK OF THE DAY

Since Summer is just around the corner, here’s a look where colors, textures and neon are the main stars.

ACCESSORIES:

BEAUTY:

  • Off the Shoulder nail polish, ESSIE

For all the details on today’s look, go to FASHIOLISTA

Ready for some Friday fun? Party hard!

Sweet kisses…

 

 llustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis 

All texts and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site.

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