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MFW SPRING 2014: The Trend Report

mfw trendsFashion Month is officially over. Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Miu Miu closed the season with three fabulous and emotional (Marc Jacobs presented his last collection for LV yesterday), but we still have to go over what happened in my beloved Milano (God, I miss it so much). MFW’s line-up is noticeably shorter than the rest of the fashion capitals. The names you see on the schedule are historic fashion houses, there’s a little room for newcomers and rookies. Nevertheless, we still enjoy the allure, the glamour and lavishness we get from those picky Italians (I really, really miss my picky Italians). Ready for some “Made in Italy” trends? Keep on reading!

air

Sheer is not enough, it’s all about lightweight fabrics, movement and that ethereal vibe that’s really, really suitable for the warm seasons.

  1. Alberta Ferretti
  2. Dolce & Gabbana
  3. Francesco Scognamiglio
  4. Antonio Marras

sport

Remember when Alexander Wang did the sporty chic thing? Well, Italians just took athletic wear to a new level: a luxurious and lavish one.

  1. Antonio Marras
  2. Gucci
  3. Prada
  4. Max Mara

inbloom

Forget about the floral print! Next season, you are going to want to be wearing 3D florals. You can touch them and you can almost smell them!

  1. Alberta Ferretti
  2. Dolce & Gabbana
  3. Blumarine
  4. MSGM

cropped

You already know cropped tops will continue to be in trend for Spring 2014. What’s the Italian twist? Different shapes, sheer panels, texture, embroidery and more!

  1. Alberta Ferretti
  2. Emilio Pucci
  3. Jil Sander
  4. Marni

purple

Pastels from NYC, pink from London and bold purple for Milan. Those are the strongest color trends of the season.

  1. Aquilano.Rimondi
  2. Blumarine
  3. Giorgio Armani
  4. Dsquared

stripes

Remember that Prada collection with the bananas and the bright stripes? Well, that’s the kind of stripes Milan has in store for the coming season.

  1. Alberta Ferretti
  2. Missoni
  3. Aquilano.Rimondi
  4. Luisa Beccaria

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Whoever said Italians were behind when it comes to prints was absolutely wrong. For Spring 2014, the designers are taking us to the museum.

  • Aquilano.Rimondi
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Missoni
  • Prada

pale

Pale is in and it’s here to stay! Monochromatic outfits in powdery shades will be a must-have next spring.

  1. Costume National
  2. Francesco Scognamiglio
  3. Gianfranco Ferre
  4. Jil Sander

rock

Italians just got tough! But not your ordinary kind of tough, the glam version of course.

  1. Blumarine
  2. Moschino
  3. Fausto Pugilisi
  4. Emilio Pucci

bejeweled

Jewelry makes everything prettier and for Spring 2014, everything will look shiny and pretty!

  1. Francesco Scognamiglio
  2. Blumarine
  3. Bottega Veneta
  4. Fausto Pugilisi

tropicana

Palm trees and Hawaiian florals? Yes, please!

  1. Aquilano.Rimondi
  2. Etro
  3. Fausto Pugilisi
  4. Just Cavalli

b&w

The B&W combo is a classic and for Spring 2014, it will be everywhere!

  1. Moschino
  2. Antonio Marras
  3. Marni
  4. Jil Sander

shorty

So you thought mini skirts were too short? Italians are taking leg flashing to a whole new level and I couldn’t be happier!

  1. Moschino
  2. Just Cavalli
  3. Dsquared
  4. Dolce & Gabbana

shine

Whether you favor gold, silver or bronze, this Spring is all about that metallic shine. I’m a gold kind of gal.

  1. Dolce & Gabbana
  2. Roberto Cavalli
  3. Salvatore Ferragamo
  4. Versace

Liking the trends from Milan? Tomorrow I will have for you my top 5 shows!

Almost Friday! Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: style.com

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Is it Fall yet?

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Yes, I know many of you are still parading around in your bikinis, enjoying what’s left of your Summer vacations. And yes, I know that there are many sunny and bare legged days left for you to rock those sundresses and those denim cut-offs. But in Fashion, we always have to be one step ahead. I’ve already given you enough bikini trends and styles to last until next Summer, so I’m moving on to the next season: Fall. I have told you a thousand times that I’m a Spring/Summer kinda gal, I love when clothes get lighter, smaller and more colorful. I love when legs are bare and tights are well kept inside a drawer. I love a good pair of sandals and a short pair of shorts. But this time, I really can’t wait for Fall to arrive. The February runways were so good, that I wouldn’t mind switching my white Zara skorts (you know what I’m talking about, you have them as well) for a candy colored coat. The trends are so vivid, so bold, real showstoppers. That’s why today, even if we are more than a month away, Sweet n’raw is welcoming the Fall 2013 season. All you need to know about it, what to buy now to wear later, which trends to love and which trends to hate, what to keep from your Spring wardrobe, transition garments and pieces, the shoe guide, the accessory edit, everything! And to start with the madness, I have for you every single one (almost) of the Fall 2013 ad campaigns! Ready?

ad campaigns 1

  1. Salvatore Ferragamo: Daria Werbowy by David Sims.
  2. Dolce & Gabbana: Bianca Balti, Monica Bellucci, Kate King and Andreea Diaconu by Domenico Dolce.
  3. Mulberry: Cara Delevingne by Tim Walker
  4. Tom Ford: Soo Joo Park, Gemma Refoufi, Herieth Paul and Zuzanna Bijoch by of course, the man himself.
  5. Jean Paul Gaultier: Karlie Kloss by Stephane Sednaoui
  6. Balenciaga: Kristen McMemany by Steven Klein
  7. Giorgio Armani: Mariacarla Boscono by Mert&Marcus

ad camp2

  1. Kenzo: Rinko Kikuchi and Sean O’Pry by Maurizio Cattelan, Micol Talso and Pierpaolo Ferrari.
  2. Bottega Veneta: Raquel Zimmermann and Mathias Lauridsen by Ralph Gibson
  3. Blumarine: Candice Swanepoel by Camilla Akrans
  4. Versace: Kate Moss by Mert & Marcus
  5. Louis Vuitton: Gisele Bundchen, Karen Elson, Carolyn Murphy and Isabeli Fontana by Steven Meisel
  6. Miu Miu: Katlin Aas, Emily DiDonato, Daphne Groeneveld, Georgia May Jagger, Adriana Lima, Marina Nery, Hind Sahli, Anne Verhallen and Lindsey Wixson by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
  7. Missoni: Stella Tennant by Alasdair McLellan

ad camp3

  1. Lanvin: Edie Campbell by Steven Meisel
  2. Escada: Kendra Spears by Claudia Knoepfel and Stefan Indlekofer
  3. Christian Dior: Maricarala Boscono and Elise Crombez by Willy Vanderperre
  4. Jil Sander: Edie Campbell by David Sims
  5. DKNY: Cara Delevingne, Ollie Edwards and Curtis Kulig by Mikael Jansson
  6. Prada: Christy Turlington, Freja Beha Erichsen, Catherine McNeil, Fei Fei Sun, Amanda Murphy, Caroline de Maigret and Malaika Firth by Steven Meisel
  7. Blugirl: Jemma Baines by Angelo Pennetta

ad camp4

  1. Alexander McQueen: Edie Campbell by David Sims
  2. Celine: Daria Werbowy by Juergen Teller
  3. Calvin Klein: Vanessa Axente by Mert & Marcus
  4. Gucci: Abbey Lee Kershaw by Mert & Marcus
  5. Stella McCartney: Suvi Koponen and Chiharu Okunugi by Mert & Marcus
  6. Michael Kors: Karmen Pedaru and Simon Nessman by Mario Testino
  7. Isabel Marant: Daria Werbowy by Karim Sadli

ad camp 5

  1. Costume National: Julia Frauche and Lyle Lodwick by Glen Luchford
  2. 3.1 Phillip Lim: Kiko Mizuhara and Louis Simonon by But Sou Lai
  3. Oscar de la Renta: Iris van Berne, Kate Bogucharskaia and Patrycja Gardygajlo by Norman Jean Roy
  4. Alberta Ferretti: Maricarla Boscono by Peter Lindbergh
  5. Balmain: Cora Emmnauel, Elisabeth Erm, Manon Leloup, Khadija and Clement Chabernaud by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
  6. Proenza Schouler: Sasha Pivovarova by David Sims
  7. Just Cavalli: Karlina Caune, Julia Frauche, Manon Leloup, Dominik Bauer, Rodolfo Zanforlini and Ben Hunter by Giampaolo Sgura

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  1. Max Mara: Ashleigh Good by Mario Sorrenti
  2. Valentino: Maud Welzen, Kati Nescher, Magdalena Jasek, Irina Kravchenko, Sam Rollinson, Erika Labanauskaite, Tamara Weijenberg, Laura Kampman, Nouk Torsing and Sasha Luss by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
  3. Rebecca Taylor: Karlina Caune by Carlotta Manaigo
  4. Rebecca Minkoff: Aline Weber by Ben Weller
  5. Fendi: Cara Delevingne and Saskia de Brauw by the Kaiser, Karl Lagerfeld
  6. IRO: Karlie Kloss by Claudia Knoepfel and Stefan Indlekofer
  7. Lover: Karen Elson by Lina Scheynius

adcamp7

  1. Sonia Rykiel: Sam Rollinson by Mert & Marcus
  2. Rag & Bone: Léa Seydoux by Glen Luchford
  3. Burberry Prorsum: Sienna Miller and her fiance Tom Sturridge by Mario Testino
  4. Pierre Balmain: Andreea Diaconu and Paolo Anchisi by Lachlan Bailey
  5. Alexander Wang: Malgosia Bela by Steven Klein
  6. Elie Saab: Karmen Pedaru by Craig McDean
  7. Jason Wu: Christy Turlington and Jason Wu by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

What’s your favorite from the bunch? I’m loving Kenzo, Sonia Rykiel, Lanvin and of course, 3.1 Phillip Lim!

Sweet and happy August!

Image sources:  Fashion Gone Rogue

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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RESORT 2014, the recap

resort 2014Hello, hello my sweet readers! After an extensive coverage in my FB page, it’s time to make a full recap of the Resort 2014 collections. Over the seasons, Resort has become as important as the S/S and A/W collections. Some people even say that right now, Resort is the powerful one. The thing about it, it doesn’t go to the extreme. Designers always throw in a little of everything, from swimwear to seasonal coats. They also make their creations more wearable, don’t expect to find the Giambattista Valli feather, peplum, floor-length dress on his Resort collection.

There is also a debate going around about seasonal clothes. With the weather’s sudden mood swings, global warming and the different climate zones all over the world, seasons are not as predictable as they used to be. That’s why collections should be seasonless, that’s why Resort is the perfect season of them all.

I’ve rounded-up my favorite collections, based on my taste and also the trends the designers showcased on their presentations. Don’t be scared if you see lots of pink, not only am I a sucker for that girly shade, but it’s also one of the strongest colors for Fall and of course, Resort. Let’s start! Click on the pictures to enlarge them!

RESORT1Flirty and Witty: Stella McCartney

Holiday Fairy Tale: Giambattista Valli

Mother Nature: Valentino

resort 2Pastel Dream: Escada

Delightful Rose: Jill Stuart

Vintage Voyage: Tory Burch

RESORT3Parisian Feel: Carven

Sheer Perfection: Burberry Prorsum

Colorful Clash: Nina Ricci

RESORT5Seaside Chic: Rochas

Candy Sailor: Versace

Simply Oscar: Oscar de la Renta

RESORT4Cute as a button: Moschino Cheap & Chic

Purple Paradise: Just Cavalli

Tropical Silk: Gucci

RESORT6

Navy Chic: Chloe

Picture Pefrect: Erdem

Sportswear Couture: Prabal Gurung

RESORT8Back to classic: Chanel

Flirty meets Urban: Sachin + Babi

Resort at its best: Bottega Veneta

RESORT7Sparkly n’sporty: DKNY

Bold Clash: Fendi

It’s all in the details: Pringle of Scotland

RESORT9Groovy Safari: Michael Kors

Hedi’s Redemption: Saint Laurent

Tropical dark: Jason Wu

What was your favorite collection from the Resort bunch? What do you think about Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent presentation? Drop me a line!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  STYLE.COM

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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You’re invited, bring a gift…

invitation

Remember that SATC episode called “A woman’s right to shoes”? The one where Carrie’s Manolos get stolen at a friend’s party and she refuses to pay for them? I was watching (again) that episode last night and with my b-day coming up in two days, I had one thought: brides-to-be and pregnant ladies get to register and have the presents they really want or need. What do I, an unmarried gal with no kids (and no desire for them), get? I get Christmas and one birthday a year (but they do too) and I should be able to register for the gifts I do desire. That’s why, prior to my twenty something birthday, I made my list. I know that that list will probably be ignored by my dearly beloved, especially the $1,400 Versace Gladiator boots (thanks to Lena Perminova, I dream of them every single night). So if your birthday is near, make your list and take a look at mine. You might get inspired!

gift bday

  1. Faith Connexion sweatshirt with leather inserts My love for sweatshirts just keeps on growing. Sweatshirt+mint+leather? Sign me in!
  2. Urban Decay’s NAKED palette This should be a part of every girl’s makeup bag. I still don’t have mine and I’d really like to own it now!
  3. Zara biker blazer If a biker and a blazer had a child, this would be it. Plus, it’s a great staple for those Spring windy nights.
  4. Versace caged boots Just look at them, fall in love…
  5. Victoria’s Secret TEASE perfume I don’t care about the scent, the bottle is so darn pretty that I need it on my dresser.
  6. Zara lace flats This season is all about dressy flat shoes. This are the perfect alternative when ditching heels.
  7. J. Crew Edie purse The color, the shape, the retro feel, the price… It’s perfect!
  8. Grace, A Memoir I’ve been wanting to get my hand on Grace Coddington’s memoir for so long. You can help me, it’s just one Amazon click away.
  9. Tom Ford Santal Blush scent Tom Ford beauty, need I say more?
  10. Sephora by OPI Spring collection Creamy, pretty and lovely, ideal for Spring
  11. Zara mirror heels I’m obsessed with metallic footwear this season.
  12. Eberjey pajama set My mom loves to gift pajamas, they always come in handy. This set looks comfy and pretty at the same time (I tend to do the hobo sleepwear thing, it’s not nice).
  13. Zimmermann bikini Zimmermann has to be the brand with the loveliest prints and shapes right now. Every single piece of their collections is always covetable. But this number, this number hits just too close to my style.
  14. Layout markers As an illustrator, I do need to complete my marker collection. And as a shoe junkie, I have to admit, I like markers better than shoes.
  15. Stella McCartney sunnies I’ve always been a Ray Ban Aviators girl, but changes are always good.
  16. Zara mirror sandals Minimal and perfect for the season, very Alexander Wang

What’s on your b-day list?

Sweet kisses…

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

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MFW FALL 2013: The Trend Report

mfw trend report

Better late than ever, right? It took a while for me to round-up all the trends from MFW, we still have Paris (that’s gonna be even harder). Anyway, Milan is known for the glamour, the exentricity, the exaggeration. The list of designers is not as long as in Paris, London or New York. Most of the names are already big and well-known and even though there’s a debate about how Italian designers are staying a little behind, this Fashion Week was really, really good for the Italian fashion capital. The best shows? You’ll find out on Sunday, for today, enjoy the prettiest and strongest trends from the always stylish Milano.

pretty lady

  • Bottega Veneta
  • Antonio Marras
  • Alberta Ferretti

cinch it

  • Blumarine
  • Bottega Veneta
  • Gianfranco Ferré

TARTAN

  • Fausto Pugilisi
  • No. 21
  • Moschino
  • fit for a queenFausto Pugilisi
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Antonio Marras
  • crazy furFendi
  • Blumarine
  • Marni

fire red

  • Alberta Ferretti
  • Bottega Veneta
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • good girlsMoschino
  • Blumarine
  • Alberta Ferretti
  • blue bloodedJil Sander
  • Missoni
  • Salvatore Ferragamo
  • bare legsRoberto Cavalli
  • Blumarine
  • Versace
  • sheerAlberta Ferretti
  • Gucci
  • Emilio Pucci
  • we are goldenAntonio Marras
  • Dolce & Gabbana
  • Emilio Pucci
  • embellishedRoberto Cavalli
  • Gucci
  • Emilio Pucci

That’s a wrap! Remember, on Sunday Sweet n’raw’s favorite shows. Don’t miss it!

It’s Friday, rock on!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  Style.com, Pinterest,

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Spring 2013 Trends: SPRING LEATHER

spring leather cover

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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MFW COVERAGE: A wild and romantic ride…

I’m working at full speed here, after two weeks of forced absence (I’m still blaming you, stupid Fastweb). his is our third and last post from MFW and then my favorite part begins, Paris in its full glory. Milan has always been considered the glamour part of Fashion Week. Well-known and almost historic designers, not much innovation, but a lot of glitz. Making it in Milan as a newcomer is almost impossible, the line-up is already defined and there is not much room for that to change (that is until Donatella and Roberto decide to retire to their seaside mansions ). Agreeing with legendary Suzy Menkes, when the rest of the fashion world is in the middle of a digital revolution, you really need to step away from your traditional Italian style and step your the game. In a city where talent flows as a river does, that shouldn’t be a problem. Just give the young and unknown a chance.

EMILIO PUCCI

China was one of the major trends this Fall, Jason Wu and Proenza Schouler both did it and made it look damn good. For Spring 2013, Peter Dundas took us there again, but it wasn’t like Wu’s dynasty soldiers or PS’s chic Samurai. It was the year of the dragon, the sexy dragon that is. We are used to Pucci’s sensual ways, always in the form of bohemian styles and colorful prints, cut-outs and sheer panels. This year, they were all present but in a more subtle way. The color palette was unexpected: white, mint, cobalt, red and black. The fabrics were shiny and soft and the embroideries nothing but exquisite.

The show started out with white and beautifully layered ensembles. The sheerness was evident but at the same time so delicate and beautiful. That’s where we spotted the first oversize bomber, a garment so fresh and so crisp, ideal for Spring (here’s hoping that Zara will make a bunch of these, so I can buy’em all). Dundas rendition of the kimono was sexy and rad at the same time (God, this man really has some serious swag going on). Underneath his seasonal outerwear (my highlight of his collection), signature Pucci was all over the place: sheer inserts, skintight shapes, long and sexy dresses and printed silks. Accessories? It was all about the straps.

MARNI

A common mortal may not even realize Marni and its fabulousness has been around for ages. For a style savant, Marni’s show is one of the highlights of the whole fashion month. Best-known for the pretty,  geometric prints and nonchalant shapes, this season it was all about volume and structure. The show started out with a series of Marni printed looks, then there was the leather touch, then it went minimal with a pinch of Jacquard. The color palette was vast and the tailoring was right on point. As for her version of the peplum, dramatic and bold but that didn’t make it less beautiful. For the shoes, it’s ankle-strap also for Consuelo Castiglioni. We better start lunging and getting those pins ankle-strap ready.

ROBERTO CAVALLI

When it comes to Cavalli shows, I breathe in, breathe out and brace myself for some wild and over-the-top fashion. May I say that his Spring 2013 show (the first half at least), it was a candy feast to the eye. We are used to leather overdose and fringe and leopard print galore, this time it was not (thankfully). It was a wild and romantic ride: lace slipdresses, silk maxi ones with lovely prints, perforated leather paired up with feminine, eyelet blouses and the printed peachy suit combo? Whether you wear the total look or each piece as a separate, it was pure poetry.

The last half of the show, was more for Cavalli’s panther women (his regular clientele). Black lace, black leather, laced-up garments, feathers and leopard, plunging necklines and sheer, cheek-baring dresses. The shoes were barely there sandals (as if sexy wasn’t sexy enough). Overall, a pleasant surprise! Hey Roberto, we kinda love this softer side of you, keep it up!

GIANFRANCO FERRÉ

Delightful would be an understatement… For Spring 2013, it was all about the tailoring and the shapes, hence the minimal vibe: from the color palette (white, beige and black with a touch of creamy snakeskin) to the choice of shoes (double strap, barely-there sandals). The hems were short enough, the necklines were plunging and lines were as clean as clean can get. Folded bottoms, another one of the strongest trends for the next season, were also present (that python skirt has to be mine) and so were smart, textured shorts. Waist belts played a really important part and accentuated beautifully the already chic silhouettes.

VERSACE

When the first look cam out, all I could think was, I can really see myself in that little number and if the entire collection keeps on going like this, it’s bound to be a hit. Sadly, the collection didn’t keep the rhythm I hoped.  THE GOOD: The first looks, black with flesh-colored lace inserts, were my favorite part of the show: easy, sexy and new. The adorned skinny trousers, very cool, Marant way cool. The black gladiator pumps (I want to be wearing those on Spring, with my tanned legs and pair of mini shorts). The metallic fringe dress and the blue gown with the boob slit.

THE BAD: The dip-dye was not visually appealing. Some of the details did not seem part of the dresses, they looked like bad appliques. The metallic gladiators were a little Ice T’s Coco for me. The lace-up mini skirt is so “Courtney Does the Country Bar”, not a good look on anyone, not even Courtney.

LOOK OF THE DAY

Pastels for Fall? A difficult task but one that can easily be achieved with a creamy, mohair vest. Add some mint pants and a graphic sweatshirt underneath. The dressy touch? Delicate, salmon pumps and a metallic bag.

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

It’s a wrap for MFW, four more PFW posts to go and we are back to normal. Winter is quickly approaching, you know what that means right? After Winter comes Spring. Yeah, in a about 6 months….

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: style.com, Zara, My Theresa, ysl, Polyvore, River Island

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Sweet’n’Raw’s NEON NATION

It’s a rainy Monday here in Milan (seriously Spring, where the hell are you?), and what better way to start the week and cheer us up than with a new and bright trend series. I’ve been giving a lot of blog space to my beloved pastels and florals, I must admit that I have definitely been neglecting another strong trend this season: NEON. It’s not that I don’t like it, I was just waiting for the right moment and since Summer is just around the corner, the neon time has come. During the next days, I will be showing you Sweet’n’Raw’s take on this colorful trend. What to expect? Neon with floral prints, neon with neutrals, neon with neon and as always, a total absence of black. Let’s open the series with some looks that painted  the S/S 2012 runways fluorescent.

NEON RUNWAY

TOP: Nanette Lepore / Proenza Schouler / Versace / Peter Som

BOTTOM: Reed Krakoff / Jason Wu / Salvatore Ferragamo / Doo.Ri

NEON SELECTION

A few gorgeous and eye-catching items you can find online:

  1. Bikini top, H&M
  2. Bikini bottoms, MATTHEW ZINK
  3. Box clutch, ZARA
  4. Biker jacket, CHRISTOPHER KANE
  5. Statement necklace, ZARA
  6. Fluo watch, ASOS
  7. Yellow top, THEYSKENS’ THEORY
  8. Skater dress, TOPSHOP
  9. Skinny jeans, J BRAND
  10. Skirt, CHRISTOPHER KANE
  11. Smart shorts, ELIZABETH & JAMES
  12. T-strap sandals, ZARA
  13. Orange satchel, MODCLOTH
  14. Jaipur bracelet, NOIR JEWELRY
  15. Crystal ring, LK DESIGNS
  16. Neon nail polish set, MODELS OWN

Sweet’n’Raw is heating up for Summer and you should start doing it too. Ready to light up your looks with some neon? Tomorrow we will start so be sure to check back!

Wishing you a fabulous week, sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis 

Photos: Style.com

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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SPRING LEATHER: THE JACKET

This week is only starting and what better way to kick it off than with a new trend series. Leather is not only for Fall and Winter anymore, you can have lots of fun styling it with this season’s trendiest and loveliest garments. Today we are going to concentrate on the one piece that you absolutely have to have inside your closet: the leather jacket. Leather jackets are the most resourceful ally for a girl, whether you throw it over some cut-offs and a tank or over a girly, girly dress, it will always look great. Here for you, a selection of colorful and seasonal jackets that you can find online:

SELECTION

TOP: Versace / Eikhoff / Forzieri

MIDDLE: Mango / Acne / Topshop

BOTTOM: Versace / Topshop / DAY Birger et Mikkelsen

LOOK OF THE DAY

A romantic look with the studded biker as a twist.

ACCESSORIES:

BEAUTY:

  • Plumberry nail polish, ESSIE

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

What do you think of Spring leather? Are you gonna try this trend out? I must confess I’m a sucker for leather and when it comes in different and lively colors, hello I’m in love!

Sweet kisses…

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

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MFW COVERAGE: Closing Time

After four posts, we are done with Milano! This is the last one from MFW, for you today: Ferré, Cavalli, Versace and Armani. Shall we?

GIANFRANCO FERRÉ

Talk about refreshing and beautiful. This collection was definitely a pleasant surprise and an unexpected move from designer duo, Stefano Citron and Federico Piaggi. With a dark color palette that included, bottle green, deep blue and black, they payed particular attention to construction. Shapes were architectural and beautiful and textures mixed with each other creating a harmonic clash. Ensembles were mostly monochromatic and volumes played a really important part. I think it’s safe to say this has been one of my favorite MFW collections, simply stellar!

ROBERTO CAVALLI

A wild, wild mash-up from Roberto Cavalli and we are not surprised. The designer, well- known for his more is more philosophy, managed to make crocodile skin sparkly and shiny and brocade fun and bright. Cavalli took his silhouettes from one extreme to another, mini was everywhere, but so was maxi. Each look was unique and charged with details and textures but the show always had continuity and that free-spirited air.

Being the legend that he has worked to become, his model line-up was decisively strong (you know you are big when Naomi closes the show for you). His flowing gowns with wild prints were present, his gold ensembles were also there. Models sported long and straight tresses and dark, sexy eyes. What I enjoyed the most: that bohemian vibe and the way he managed to wild print on fur.

GIORGIO ARMANI

Armani has never been my cup of tea, but since he gave us some punchy colors for the season, to hell with it, I’ll review him. With the fedora as the main accessory on the runway, Giorgio Armani sent out his classic, tailored pieces paired up with bright colored fur, abstract prints and some knits. The shapes were sharp, the tailoring precise and the vibe was cool enough. A little out of his comfort zone but it does seem to work.

VERSACE

I think I’ll just keep my personal opinions to myself on this one. Let’s just state some facts: the mood was dark and gothic, colors went from power black to punchy shades of tangerine and lemon. Models wore cropped bangs. Lindsay Wixson (the model that stumbled on Donatella’s stellar Spring 2012 show) was the show closer.

Garments were embellished and embroidered.  As always, the final part of the show had some red carpet looks. The only thing I swooned for, the fishnet boots. I’ll try to keep the mermaids on the Spring collection in mind and forget about this one. Hey, there’s always next season.

LOOK OF THE DAY

Since Cavalli was part of today’s MFW line-up, how about some animal print. For this look I went with a pair of skin-tight, python leggings from Just Cavalli. For the top, a nude, asymmetrical top from Nasty Gal . Over it, a leather biker jacket in tan from ASOS. For the shoes, a Spring effect thanks to a pair of nude wedges from one of my current favorites, Bionda Castana.

For the bag, to keep it cool and laid-back, Marc Jacobs Cement messenger. For jewelry, a baroque pendant from Bijoux Heart, a ring trio from ASOS and a snake ring from. For the final touch, from the Daphne Guiness collection for MAC, Blueblood for your nails.

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

It’s a wrap for MFW, tomorrow we start with Paris! Be sure to check back! Oh and very soon, giveaway announcement!!!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofía Alanis
Photos: style.com

All texts are written by me, PLAGIARISM is not cool…

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