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Sweet n’raw’s Xmas Gift Guide: BUNNY

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December is flying by! Only less than ten days till Christmas and if you are still behind with your gift shopping list, it’s time to get moving! This is the fourth part from our annual gift guide and it’s a darn cut one! I’ve always had a little obsession with bunny slippers, always wanted them, never have been able to find them. This year, i wanted to make a gift idea post for all of those bunny lovers out there. It’s all about the furry garments, the fuzzy slippers, sweet perfume and some pretty, pretty, powdery shades. Are you ready?

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SPLURGE

  1. Rabbit gloves, Eugenia Kim
  2. Bunny ears ring, Natasha Zinko
  3. Bunny jumper, Markus Lupfer
  4. Rabbit hat, Maison Michel
  5. Turtleneck sweater, Matthew Williamson
  6. Flowerbomb Fairy perfume, Viktor & Rolf
  7. Plush bunny, Jellycat
  8. Nail polish trio, Tom Ford
  9. Pink evening dress, Lela Rose
  10. Pom pom flats, Nina Ricci
  11. Pom pom heels, Jimmy Choo
  12. Love pillow, Calypso St. Barth
  13. Shoulder bag, Saint Laurent Paris

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STEAL

  1. Bunny jumper, Topshop
  2. Beanie, Oysho
  3. Rabbit sweatshirt, Topshop
  4. Violetta iPhone case, Moschino
  5. Suede flats, Zara
  6. Champagne cocktail dress, Topshop
  7. My Little Chloe perfume, Chloe
  8. Nail polish set, Essie
  9. Ankle-strap heels, Zara
  10. Rabbit moleskin journal, Etsy
  11. Vanity bag, Oysho
  12. Bunny mug, Amazon
  13. Pink shoulder bag, Kate Spade

And that’s it for our bunny guide! I hope you could get some great ideas for your loved ones and we still have time for a couple of more! Stay tuned!

Christmas Eve -7!

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Sweet n’raw’s Xmas Gift Guide: MISS KITTY

MISSKITTY96The countdown has officially begun, only two weeks until Christmas! I better get moving because I am a little behind with the Gift Guide. Today I have for you the second part, a gift guide devoted to all of those cat lovers out there. Maybe real-life cats, maybe printed ones (I am one of those), but there’s a little something for everyone here. Are you ready for it?

KITTY SPSPLURGE

  1. Embellished top, P.a.r.o.s.h.
  2. Kitty beret, Eugenia Kim
  3. Catwalk jumper, Moschino
  4. Family pillow, K Studio
  5. Animal print clutch, Serpui Marie
  6. Long-sleeve dress, Jenni Kayne
  7. Spotty sunnies, Stella McCartney
  8. Noir de Noir Parfum, Tom Ford
  9. Wallet, Dolce & Gabbana
  10. Kitty flats, Charlotte Olympia
  11. Kitten plush, Nikoki
  12. Lips and nails set, Tom Ford
  13. PVC pumps, Gianvito Rossi

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STEAL:

  1. Mean kitty tee, Wildfox
  2. Fuzzy hat, Oysho
  3. Fuzzy jumper, Topshop
  4. Leopard booties, Zara
  5. Sleeveless dress, Alice + Olivia (The Outnet)
  6. Pour Femme Intense, Dolce & Gabbana
  7. Sleep mask, Zara Home
  8. Cat slippers, Urban Outfitters
  9. The Catwalk Cats by G. Coddington, Amazon
  10. Leopard to-go cup, G.B. Gibson Lolita
  11. Cocoa lipstick, Laura Mercier
  12. Cat-eye sunnies, ASOS
  13. Nail polish set, Essie
  14. Calf hair pouch, J.Crew

And we are done! I still have a lot to show you so keep checking back!

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Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Images: Zara, Net-a-porter, Topshop, Polyvore, Sephora, Selfridges, Essie

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 Xmas Gift Guide: LA GARÇONNE

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December is just getting started and so is the Holiday season. You know what that means right? Lots of parties and gatherings and Christmas preparations: decorating the house, planning the dinner menu and then there’s my favorite part, shopping for presents and making wish lists! If you have been reading me for a while, you already know how I do it. If this is your first year with me, here’s how it goes: I don’t make lists for the boyfriend, the girlfriend, the parents or the best friend. I focus on cliches (I’m a cliche lover and there’s nothing wrong with being one, that’s part of the irony of my work as an artist and illustrator) because everybody, no matter how hard they try to fight it, has a favorite cliche of their own.

For our first part of this gift guide, I went with the one that defines me: the francophile in me. As you already know, I am a lover of all things French and all Parisian stereotypes. So leaving the pastels and macarons aside, here are some present ideas for that sister or friend (or yourself) that has a little garçonne living inside her brain.

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SPLURGE

  1. T-shirt, Moschino
  2. Beret, Eugenia Kim
  3. Striped top, T by Alexander Wang
  4. Pointy flats, Tabitha Simmons
  5. Red dress, Alexander McQueen
  6. No. 5 Perfume, Chanel
  7. Merci thank you notes, Selfridges
  8. Paris Je t’aime cushion, Jules Pansu
  9. Oversize sunnies, Oscar de la Renta
  10. Nail polish trio, YSL La Laque Couture
  11. Pierre le Baer, Nikoki
  12. Two tone pumps, Alexandre Birman
  13. 2.55 vintage bag, Chanel

garconne steal

STEAL

  1. Striped jumper, Topshop
  2. Red beret, ASOS
  3. Double-breasted coat, Zara
  4. Pink ballet flats, Repetto
  5. Red sunnies, Zara
  6. Paris perfume, YSL Beauty
  7. Red dress, DVF (The Outnet)
  8. Two tone pumps, Zara
  9. Paris Street Style book, Urban Outfitters
  10. Eiffel tower mug, Bed Bath and Beyond
  11. Red lip crayon, Tarte
  12. Nail polish trio, Essie
  13. Quilted shoulder bag, Rebecca Minkoff

Already adding items to your Christmas shopping list? I hope this helps you get some fresh and original ideas for yourself or your loved ones. I still have  a lot of gift guide cliches to show you, so keep checking back!

Have a lovely, lovely December day,

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Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Images: Zara, Net-a-porter, Topshop, Polyvore, Sephora, Selfridges, Essie

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BIKINI SEASON 2013: Summer Colors

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Oh, time really flies by so quickly, my sweet readers. It’s seems like yesterday when our Summer Special started and today, it’s coming to an end! We are saying bye-bye to our Bikini Season series with a very colorful and bright post: a swimsuit guide to color combos and schemes. I’ve already given you prints and shapes galore, now it’s time to focus on the solids, Remember, solids are a great way to mix & match. Color combinations are fun and unexpected, but they also look better when done right. That’s why I have categorized my selection in different shades and trends, from the always lovely pastel range to the classic of classics, the little black bikini. Ready to start?

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Ah, a very cute and personal favorite, I bet you can tell by just looking at the layout of my website. Pastel bikinis look beautiful against a great tan, they really, really make you glow. You can wear a one color set, you can combine shades (vanilla and lilac look really pretty together, the pink and mint combo is a match made in heaven).

  • Yellow tie-fron bandeau, Lisa Marie Fernandez
  • Mint underwired bikini, Zimmermann
  • Lavender knot two-piece, Tara Matthews
  • Pink bandeau bikini, Melissa Odabash

SORBET

Sorbet shades are the transition between pastels and vivid hues. They are sugary, but not too sugary. They are bright, but not too bright. Salmon and peach go great with sunkissed skin.

  1. Draped salmon bikini, Norma Kamali
  2. Ruffle blue two-piece, Zimmermann
  3. Lime triangle bikini, NewLook
  4. Scalloped pink number, Topshop

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Remember how three Springs ago it was all about vitamin color-blocking? Well, that combo never gets old! Wanna turn some heads at the beach? Mix a bright shade of tangerine with some hot pink, you will be getting a lot of attention!

  • Orange halter bikini, Topshop
  • Hot pink bandeau two-piece, Melissa Odabash
  • Hot pink string bikini, NewLook
  • Clean orange swimswuit, Orlebar Brown

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There’s nothing more flattering for your Summer skin than a silky dress in a jewel tone. That’s why you must own a jewel tone bikini or two or three. Teal and emerald are great for all skin tones! My advice? Pick a shiny texture!

  • Bow triangle bikini, Topshop
  • Mermaid teal two-piece, Vix
  • Molded emerald bikini, Carine Gilson
  • Shiny blue bikini, Vix

ELECTRIC BEACH

I’ve never been a fan of the neons and the electrics, but I have to admit that when it comes to bikinis, the brighter the better for your tan! Go for string bikinis, they look the coolest in this kind of shades.

  • Blue appliqué bikini, Miu Miu
  • Tie-side bikini, Heidi Klein
  • Neon lime two-piece, Topshop
  • Fringe pink bikini, NewLook

AMERICANA

Navy, red and white bikinis are staples in every girl’s wardrobe. Red is pure glamour, Navy is sailor chic and white, well white is a classic! Do you have all three colors inside your bikini drawer?

  • Classic halter red bikini, Orlebar Brown
  • Navy halter two-piece, Melissa Odabash
  • Halter cream bandeau, Topshop
  • Ruffle red bikini, Zimmermann

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Even though I am not a fan of black, I know the power a black bikini has. It’s sexy and it’s classic! Choose an underwired bra for a retro touch, a muti-strap one for the sexy vibe and some texture for a fun twist!

  • Black triangle bikini, Dolce & Gabbana
  • Wrap black bikini, Shimmi
  • Retro underwired top bikini, Beth Richards
  • Snakeskin texture two-piece, Zimmermann

white

Well, I guess I don’t have to explain a lot about this one. Nothing says bombshell like a white little number. Just a word of advice: don’t test it while you are in a crowded pool, test it before. You don’t wanto to be taking the plunge and emerging from the water with the “wet t-shirt contest” effect going on!

  • Retro top bikini, H&M
  • Leather detail two-piece, Vix
  • Bombshell bikini, Orlebar Brown
  • Ruffle top two-piece, Zimmermann

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I wanted to whip up a little color chart, just in case you wanna look at them together! That’s a wrap for our Summer Season coverage, we are moving towards Fall, the coming season (and a fabulous one). Ready for new trends and styles?

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  Net-a-porter, Polyvore, Farfetch, Zara, Topshop, J.Crew

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BIKINI SEASON 2013: Hola México

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No, this is not the “embrace the sarape and sombrero” kind of post, nor the “dos cervezas por favor” one. There’s much more to México than those things, there’s a lot of heritage, a lot of traditions and yes, we are a damn colorful culture (and we love it). From the meticulous embroideries, to the ethnic patterns and spot on craftsmanship, we really, really have  lot to offer.  And this season, when it comes to beachwear, aztec prints and folk florals are killing it! House of Holland adopted the sarape stripes last season, it was about time the rest of the world followed. So here’s a very colorful and very Mexican beachwear post, far, far away from the usual clichés.

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Folk florals: You might be wondering what the heck are these, what’s the difference between them and the normal floral print. The answer? They usually are more colorful, they have a boho vibe and sometimes, mixed-in patterns. Pair your eye-catching bottoms with  a strapless, tie-front top, the brighter the better!

  • John Lewis
  • Zimmermann
  • John Lewis
  • Camilla

Aztec prints: Aztec, I really, really don’t need to say more.

  • Mara Hoffman
  • NewLook
  • Emamó
  • Mara Hoffman

Cute crochet: Same as the Boho Babe style, crochet gives the Mexican trends that rural touch. I like mixing it up with prints, but you can go with the set if you like that better.

  • Lisa Maree
  • Lisa Maree
  • Lisa Maree
  • Emamó

Embroidery: One of the things us Mexicans really feel proud of is embroidery. If you go to small cities or towns, you can find incredible work, made by hand, and at prices you never would’ve imagined. Swimwear with embroidered details is always prettier than any print, pattern or color you could ever wear.

  • Margherita Mazzei
  • H&M
  • Bababjan Tamara
  • Tara Matthews

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Wanna complement your Mexican style bikini? Here are some ideas!

  • Emboridered kaftan, Melissa Odabash
  • Gladiator sandals, Zara
  • Tortoise shell sunnies, ASOS
  • Ruched bikini top, River Island
  • Pattern bikini bottom, John Lewis
  • Laser-cut bikini top, River Island
  • Floral bikini bottoms, John Lewis
  • Cannabis Santal scent, Fresh
  • Cream dress, Topshop
  • Embroidered cropped top, Topshop
  • Stripe shorts, Topshop
  • Tan wedges, Ralph Lauren
  • Dj, play that song collection, Essie
  • Embroidered beach tote, Anya Hindmarch

That’s it for the day! If you missed any of the Resort 2014 runways, we will have a recap on the next post! Check back and have a great day!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  Net-a-porter, Polyvore, Farfetch, Zara, Topshop, J.Crew

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BIKINI SEASON 2013: The Garden Goddess

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It’s July already, my sweet readers! Time sure flies by, so quickly I didn’t even see it coming. Today I have the 6th part of our Bikini Season 2013 special. And hoping you already have booked your little (or big) Summer getaway, I have a style that is a favorite of mine and will always be. Flowers are a basic when it comes to swimwear, but lately, the prints and patters have become so elaborate, so beautiful and so different from what we are used to seeing. Zimmermann, my favorite swimwear brand in the entire world, has a selection with a retro feel to it, the kind of flowers you could find on a vintage botanical print. We can also find florals so lively that you can almost smell them, those are perfect for the whole garden, picnic, day outside kind of look. I have put together our usual chart, this time it’s all about the garden trend. Are you ready for it?

GARDEN MIX

Gingham: Nothing says picnic like gingham And while someone may make the stupid “did you borrow from an Olive Garden table?” joke, a gingham top, sundress or bikini are as cute as cute can get.

  • Lauren Dolige
  • NewLook
  • Topshop
  • Zimmermann

Vintage rose: I’m a sucker for floral prints, the kind of prints that are as real as a flower can get. Dolce & Gabbana has been doing them for so long, and when it comes to swimwear, Zimmermann is definitely the way to go.

  • Zimmermann
  • Ted Baker
  • Zimmermann
  • Zimmermann

Micro florals: The smaller the print, the cuter it looks. Think Band of Outsiders, think a less tacky version of Sookie Stackhouse tanning in the backyard.

  • New Look
  • Zimmermann
  • J.Crew
  • J.Crew

Fresh Greens: We are talking about the garden style, right? That’s why solid green bikinis are a must, you can mix and match them with a vintage floral print top or a wear the whole green thing with a flowery kaftan or silk robe.

  • J.Crew
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • H&M
  • J.Crew

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Last but not least, the garment and accessory selection to complete The Garden Goddess style:

  1. Cropped top, Topshop
  2. Green sandals, ASOS
  3. Short-sleeve top, Dolce & Gabbana
  4. Floral bikini, Zimmermann
  5. Woven wedges, Dolce & Gabbana
  6. Vert, vert scent, Balmain
  7. Embroidered dress, Pull & Bear
  8. Texture shorts, Roxy
  9. Floral sunnies, ASOS
  10. Bucket bag, Ermanno Scervino
  11. Naughty Nautical nail polish, Essie
  12. Bikini top, H&M
  13. Bikini bottom, Ted Baker

Are you ready to pack your bags and leave this city? Are you ready for some sand and sun? I can’t wait to get out of here, I’ve got a tan to care of!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  Net-a-porter, Polyvore, Farfetch, Zara, Topshop, J.Crew

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BIKINI SEASON 2013: Hey, sexy lady!

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Often, human beings confuse the term trashy with sexy. No, you don’t have to put on perspex platforms and string, Ice-T’s Coco bikinis to look sexy enough by the pool and no, you don’t need to wear garments that risk exposing your lady parts. You can look the part by wearing swimwear that covers and bares in all the right places and pair that bikini up with clothing and accessories with just the right amount of vixen. Club sequins, peep-toe pumps (yes, I’ve seen swimming pool goers wearing them, wishing they would slip so they would learn that those shoes are not meant for beach cruisin’) and underwear (we know Beach Bunny does the whole lingerie bikini look, they actually look like bikinis, your Agent Provocateur padded bra is gorgeous but for your bf’s eyes only) are banned from any pool or beach, so is heavy makeup and false eyelashes. You can be sexy with just a bikini and a nice cover-up! Here’s a list of shapes that will definitely give you that sensual siren look.

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Hello tan lines! It’s risky and yes, you will get marks of straps all over your torso. Is it sexy without being trashy? Hell, yeah! Whether you go for a one-piece with cut-outs or for a bikini with mutli-strap details, this is one of the best ways to get that sexy lady look.

  • Herve Leger
  • River Island
  • Herve Leger
  • Topshop

Second skin: One of my all-time favorites! The nude bikini is great when you are sporting a great tan (keep it inside your luggage if you are still corpse white), neutrals clash beautifully with sun-kissed skin. Remember that Bo Derek one-piece, beach moment? She was wearing a nude swimsuit.

  • River Island
  • New Look
  • Miu Miu
  • H&M

Itsy Bitsy: Some may say it’s for athletic bodies only, for small breasted girls. Well, guess what? You’ll never know until you try it! I’m a big fan or this shape and I happen to have a full chest, a natural one. What the triangle shape does for me? It lifts them up, some people have even asked me if they are fake.

  • Melissa Odabash
  • Isabel Marant
  • Missoni
  • Gucci

Take the plunge! If you are not sure about the cut-outs, if you want to show some skin in a one-piece, the plunging swimsuit is just the right thing for you! If you are afraid of a nip slip, try one with back-tie for more support!

  • Charlie by Matthew Zink
  • Melissa Odabash
  • Millie
  • Melissa Odabash

 

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And now, a selection of garments and accessories to pair uo with your already sexy bikini. As you can see, everything is very subtle, not really over-the top.

  • Neutral nail polish selection, Lancome
  • Jewel flat sandals, Zara
  • Cat-eye sunnies, ASOS
  • Bralet, Nelly’s
  • Bandage one-piece, Herve Leger
  • Leopard playsuit, Mimi Holliday
  • Silk shorts, New Look
  • L’Agent perfume, Agent Provocateur
  • Snakeskin wedges, Sergio Rossi
  • Leopard tote, Roberto Cavalli
  • Bikini top, Isabel Marant
  • Bikini bottom, Zimmermann

That’s a wrap for tofay’s bikini selection! Is the sexy lady you beach style? I sure like it a lot!

Wishing you a great week, sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  Net-a-porter, Polyvore, Farfetch, Zara

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BIKINI SEASON 2013: The Boho Babe

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Another day, another post, my sweet readers! This is the second part from our long, long Bikini Season 2013 coverage and so far, I’m loving putting these together for you (I hope you are enjoying them as well). The Boho trend is always around when it comes to beachwear! the paisley, the embroidery, the gypsy floral print, the Broderie Anglaise and the always favorite crochet are Summer regulars. Last S/S was all about the crochet mini shorts, this season, it’s all about the ones with the boho print (thanks, Isabel Marant for that). The multi-strap sandals are also another style that comes straight from the runway, it’s all about gladiators, gladiators, gladiators! And when it comes to bikinis: embroideries, bohemian patterns, knit bottoms and more. The ultimate boho piece? A kimono with a cool pattern. Trust me, the kimono is the ultimate beach cover-up: you get to show skin and your bikini instead of enclosing them inside a dress or a playsuit. Here are some fun garments for you to check out, in case the boho babe is your beachwear style!

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  1. Printed kimono, Athena Procopiou
  2. Paisley shorts, Isabel Marant
  3. Lightweight top, Topshop
  4. Round sunnies, J.Crew
  5. Bikini separates, Emamó
  6. Salmon cover-up, Melissa Odabash
  7. Crochet one-piece, JETS
  8. Multi-strap heel, J.Crew
  9. Nail polish trio, Dior Vernis
  10. Tan shoulder bag, Chloé
  11. Falling in love perfume, Philosophy
  12. Gladiator sandals, Aldo

That’s it for today! What’s your favorite beach style? Drop me a line!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  Net-a-porter, Polyvore, Farfetch, Zara

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Spring 2013 Trends: SPRING LEATHER

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It’s almost Friday, my sweet readers and I finally got to see the sun after many, cold and cruel days of thunder. Couture week just wrapped up, NYC is getting ready for the Fashion Week kick-off and as February approaches, so does Spring (I can’t way to put away those heavy coats and get some decent color on my ghostly legs). We are halfway through with our Spring 2013 report, there are so many fabulous trends to cover and I plan on giving you an extensive and detailed coverage of each and every one of them. This is the sixth post from the series and one that I personally adore: LEATHER.  It’s been a while since leather took over the Spring runways (years ago, we only got to see this beauty on the Fall catwalks) and each season, we get positively surprised by the designers and their take on it.

For the coming season, possibilities are endless. There’s the trouser mania. Not your usual black, leathery leggings, but slouchy pants, tapered ones, joggers, neutral colors, bold shades. Dresses: a beige leather dress paired up with a floral jacket or an embroidered cardigan is a must! The barely there garments: whether you choose a pair of drawstring shorts, a sexy bodycon mini or some naked sandals, you’ll be rocking those legs all the way! Perforated leather garments are pure works of art so score one while they are out there! Last but not least, light leather outerwear can add a fabulous twist to your breezy, Spring ensembles.

WHO DID IT?

  • Ferragamo / Jason Wu / Versace
  • Mugler / Giles / Miu Miu

MUST-HAVE PIECES: The nude jacket, perfect companion for those Spring, windy nights. The trousers, worth investing in them. The barely there, leather sandals (sexy as hell). A leather top, a fun twist for your daily outfits.

leather splurge

  1. Biker jacket, Belstaff
  2. Shorts, Drome
  3. Texture shirt, Tibi
  4. Oxfords, Robert Clergerie
  5. Top, Mason by Michelle Mason
  6. Dress, Theyskens’ Theory
  7. Sunglasses, Linda Farrow
  8. Sandals, Chloe
  9. Two-tone tote, Rochas
  10. Zipper trousers, Emilio Pucci

STEAL LEATHER

  1. Jacket, Chicnova
  2. Shorts, Topshop
  3. Top, Monki
  4. Pencil skirt, All Saints
  5. Dress, Topshop
  6. Pants, Vero Moda
  7. Oxfords, Zara
  8. Bag, Romwe
  9. Heels, Asos

Digging leather for Spring? I am loving it! It’s almost Friday, hang in there!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  Net-a-porter, Style.com, Topshop, Polyvore, Farfetch, River Island, Target

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Spring 2013 Trends: THE WALLFLOWER

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Finally Friday, my sweet readers! This is the third part of our Spring 2013 Trend Report and so far, you seem to be liking this posts a lot (nothing makes me happier, really). Today I have a trend that’s always a regular on the Spring runways, it’s also a personal favorite: FLORAL PRINTS. My love for floral prints started a long time ago and like pastel colors, it will never grow old for me. Season after season, flowers always get reinvented by designers all over the world. We’ve seen the microfloral style, the textured one, the digital print version, the embroidered, the embellished (with flowers, possibilities are endless). For 2013, flowers look so lively one might even think they are real. But wait (not everything is digital print), there is another take on them and one that I personally prefer: the wallpaper prints.

Remember those Laura Ashley dresses? Well, that kind of print is kinda back! Botanical prints, retro floral paper, vintage flower compositions? You are going to find them everywhere! From Erdem’s meticulous patterns (pure poetry) and Thakoon’s flowery birdcages to Dries Van Noten’s ethereal grunge, flowers are all around and thank God for that! Hey, Spring is all about blooming.

WHO DID IT?

  • Dries Van Noten / Peter Som / Thakoon
  • Erdem / Antonio Marras / Giambattista Valli

THE MUST-HAVE PIECES: A flowery sundress, I bet you have a bunch of those already! The silk, printed top, loose enough to look effortlessly chic when tucked inside a pair of trousers of shorts. A floral pencil skirt, workwear gone cute? Yes, please! Last but not least, the garden bikini (just beacuse they are lovely)!

WALLFLOWER SPLURGE

  1. Blazer, Rag & Bone
  2. Shorts, Stella McCartney
  3. Cardigan, RED Valentino
  4. Swimsuit, Gucci
  5. Slippers, Oscar de la Renta
  6. Dress, Dolce & Gabbana
  7. Sunglasses, Irregular Choice
  8. Skirt, Stella McCartney
  9. T-shirt, Moschino
  10. Bag, Dolce & Gabbana
  11. Pumps, Charlotte Olympia

steal wallflower

  1. Shirt, Romwe
  2. Bikini, Zimmermann
  3. Top, Mango
  4. Scarf, Modcloth
  5. Flats, Corso Como
  6. Playsuit, Topshop
  7. Sunnies, Asos
  8. Sweatshirt, Romwe
  9. Necklace, Romwe
  10. Platforms, Jeffrey Campbell
  11. Pants, Topshop

That’s a wrap for today? Loving the garden flowers for Spring? Drop me a line or two, I’d love to hear what you think and what trends you’d like to see next.

Wishing you a lovely weekend,

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  Net-a-porter, Style.com, Topshop, Polyvore, Farfetch, River Island, Target

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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