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Paris, C’est Magique!

Ah Paris, the city of love, lights and most of all, fashion! Pegged as the last stop of the month-long series of runway shows and presentation, the lovely French capital has welcomed yet again a parade of fashion connoisseurs, editors, photographers, models, designers and influencers – all of whom have proved to us once again that they could relentlessly fight the cold with style. And by style, we mean, fancy fedoras, cozy knits, capes, colorful coats, slouchy boots and evocative dresses.

Armed with nothing but big smiles and the will to survive the hectic week, our favorite street-stylers have been roaming the streets of Paris in sheer elegance, trying to run from one venue to another. And so, to celebrate their hardiness, we’ve scoured the best street style looks to feed your thoughts. Brace yourselves for some serious fashion overdose.

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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50 Shades of Beige

We’re talking jaw-dropping, head-turning, painstakingly beautiful shades of beige. There’s a common misconception that beige-y shades are only appropriate during summertime. And although big brands such as Fendi and Max Mara have clearly proved it wrong, there’s still a long way to go for people to actually go for lighter colors in the dead of winter.

I, for one, wear black all year long, but I sure won’t mind wearing an all-beige outfit that will ultimately elongate my silhouette and give my look a certain je ne sais quoi.

The Fall/Winter 2019-2020 runways were abundant with beige-y tones, from utility jackets to trousers, poplin or organza blouses, shorts, midi skirts and so much more. And while it all depends on your taste and style, the ultimate goal is to create some brightness in your Fall wardrobe and hence, into your life! Just ask the Hadid sisters – yes, we’re talking about the VMAs.

So ladies, this season, pick your favorite shade of beige and strut your good looks in the amazing pieces we have in store for you!

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Miu Miu blouse
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Chloé trousers
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Fendi skirt
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Frankie Shop jumpsuit
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Gucci dress
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Low Classic jacket
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Magda Butrym blouse
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Isabel Marant trousers
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Peter Pilotto shorts
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Dior dedicates Two New Pop-ups to the Amazing 30 Montaigne Collection

Have you heard of Maria Grazia Chiuri’s remarkable “30 Montaigne” line? Well, on the offchance that you haven’t, this amazing women’s collection was designed to pay tribute to Christian Dior and his love for 30 Avenue Montaigne.

Between the Bar jacket, the pleated skirt, the unique classic bags that have customizable metal clasps, the 30 Montaigne bag distinguished by its oversized “CD” symbol, the classy yet simple white shirt, and other amazing creations, the collection is a real stunner! But that’s not all, wool, silk, cotton, lace, and denim were used in the designs which gave Dior a new energy, especially with its two main colors: Black and White.

In order to make its collection more accessible to all fashion lovers out there, Dior opened two pop-ups at the prestigious Dubai Mall and the Mall of the Emirates. The shops are just amazing especially with their white background that highlights the wonderful creations. Curious to know what we’re talking about? Have a look!

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10 Best Cardigans

Cover Photo Courtesy of Instagram.com/Armani

Cardigans have risen to fame after a few years in total oblivion. Why? Well simply because of their versatility and their multi-functionality. Indeed, the Fall/Winter 2019-2020 menswear runway shows have served up a seemingly endless array of trends to adopt. But perhaps the most alluring one of all is the cardigan trend, one that comes in the midst of Fall to keep the most picky ones of us in a cozy trance.

Cardigans differentiate themselves from knits by one simple detail: the button down closure. And that’s yet another reason why men usually go for cardigans more often than not – whether they wear it closed or open, they’ll look as dashingly swell as the next guy! To top it all of, there’s an inherently relaxed vibe to them that lends its wearer an effortlessly chic style.

Luckily, designers have also showed us that colors and prints are also perfect for any occasion– yes, even cardigans. So don’t be surprised if we show you a lot more funkiness than usual!

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Thom Browne
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Lanvin
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Giorgio Armani
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Acne Studios
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Polo Ralph Lauren
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Amiri
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CHANEL RTW Fall-Winter 19/20 Collection featuring the CHANEL 19 handbag

What’s more invigorating than taking a walk in the park and embracing fall’s gorgeous colors and textures to set all senses. The usual codes of Chanel that touch on volume and the spirit of Alpine skiing and Snowy Peaks in a glamourous enclosure comes alive this season. But the Grandeur of Chanel’s Seasonal delights is enhanced with the newcomer of this season’s ‘Chanel 19 Bag’. An ultra supple structure adding a modern attitude is revealed in timeless leather and tweeds. Come walk with us…

Article Written by Laila Hamdaoui

Information on the Park
Somewhere in the south-west of Greater London, Cannizaro Park is a much-loved location decorated with rare and exquisite plants that fill its grounds. Its wide variety of trees and bushes attract both visitors and nature lovers.

Credits:
Producer: Laila Hamdaoui
Photographer/ Videography: Vivienne + Tamas
Makeup Artist: Kristina Vidic
Hair Stylist: Cher Savery
Model: Lauren @ Models 1
Booker: Phoebe Hayles
Manicurist: Jessica Thompson @ Eighteen Management
Assistant Fashion: Emma Notta
Location: Hotel Du Vin Wimbledon, Cannizaro House, West Side Common, Wimbledon, London SW19 4UE

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The All-Time Classic Blazer

If there’s something we’re definitely planning on stealing from the boys’ section this season, it’s the do-it all blazer. There’s something about it that practically screams timeless elegance. Perhaps it’s its classic cut, or perhaps it just reminds us of the workingwoman of the early nineties. But whatever it is, we just know we can’t possibly live without it this season.

Think of it this way; it’s the one piece of garment you’ll definitely be able to pull off from your 9-to-5 job till your dinner date. It’s your one item of clothing that will unabashedly say “elegant” while also portraying some kind of fashion forward style. But most of all, it’s the one layer that you won’t be wanting to remove, no matter the temperature – we know you can relate. From soft pastels to darker standard colors and more statement-worthy hues, the do-it-all blazer is your must-have companion this season and here are a few styles you shouldn’t miss out on.

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Tibi
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Mugler
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Midi Dresses to Wear Under Your Abayas

Cover Photo Courtesy of Instagram.com/Hudaalnuaimi

When you have a multitude of Abayas to choose from, a whole lot of styles and colors for that matter, it’s more often than not hard to pick the perfect dress to go under it. After all, there are many things to factor in the decision-making process. For instance, the sleeves… Should they be longer or shorter than the hems of the abaya? Should the color of the dress contrast that of the abaya, or go with it in a tone-on-tone continuum?

The questions are endless and the answers even more so. Well we’re here to tell you that there isn’t just one answer to this problem because styling your abaya can come in so many creative ways. The important thing that you should keep in mind is that the result should reflect your own style and should therefore be as modest and as fashionable as any other look.

The trick here is to style your dress and abaya correctly with the right shoes and bags and you won’t even have to worry about the rest! Here are the options we have in store for you!

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Roksanda
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Emilia Wickstead
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Self-Portrait
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Dolce & Gabbana
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Escada
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Ashish
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Art Dealer
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Victoria Beckham
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