THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS

It is not just black it is an icon that survived over years.

Of course it always existed but in 1926 Coco Chanel published a picture of a short,  simple black dress in the american Vogue. It was calf-length, straight and decorated only by few diagonal lines.  It was simple and accessible for women of all social classes. Vogue said that the LBD would become…

…A SORT OF UNIFORM FOR ALL WOMEN OF TASTE.

Many women in the 1960s aspired to simple black dresses similar to that designed by Hubert de Givenchy and worn by actress Audrey Hepburn in the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

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The time goes by and the cuts change…

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And here we see our Princess Charlene with Prince Albert  in simple black dress and she looks gorgeous!

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So you see…keep it simple not too trashy and you get the perfect LBD look!

MORE THAN JUST A ROYAL COLOR

During the works for the new movie “Grace of Monaco” with Nicole Kidman I noticed that every time I saw her shooting she was dressed in pastel colors. This caught my attention and I noticed very quickly that also the real Royals love to wear these light colors we used to see mostly on the Queen. grace-of-monaco-nicole-kidman-600x400-1

 

This season you should speak to your sweet side with pretty pastels in mint green, lavender and blush pink. Princess Charlene and Duchess Kate are clearly trendsetter, showing us what color are in style this summer.

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I already fell in love with these light colors because they are trendy yet elegant and classy. You can wear it to every occasion: work, nightout or just for a relaxed beach day in Saint Tropez 😉

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I found this tutorial on how to combine PASTELS so you get an idea of what you can do with this new trend…

COLOR GOES WITH EVERYTHING

The hype when Louboutins for men were something super cool and outstanding are long over. Now you can find the spikes and glitter on almost every fashionable mens shoe from Zara to Louis Vuitton. But the new summer style high top called Louis Gomme/Spikes is a must have for the upcoming summer season! I never really understood the love of French people for white shoes… in my opinion they belong on the Tennis court only and maybe on Escorts girls so you can easier spot them in the dark alley where the wait for customers. But, never say never and what actually makes the difference here are the colored spikes.

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Usually the Louboutin store calls me when they receive new models so I can look at them before they go on display. When I saw this Louis Multicolor Spikes on a picture I wasn´t impressed and thought they look and bit too CANDYish for me but when I tried them on I actually liked them… They are fresh and colorful and fun and just what you need for a perfect summer 2014.

PANTONE COLORWEAR

Riccardo Giraudi, probably best known as the head of Giraudi Group (BeefBar, Mozza, Avenue 31, Bouchon etc.) is also Honorary Consul to Gabon and definately one of Monaco´s most influential Entrepreneurs and who knew he is also in the Fashion business?! His Brand Pantone colorwear wear asserts that their lists of color numbers and pigment values are the intellectual property of Pantone and free use of the list is not allowed.

Men only…

The website is easy to use and you can tell that Riccardo Giraudi knows what fashionable men like.  The online shop is straight forward and makes it easy “every man” to develop his own empowered style aligned with comfortable usability. The collection presents a sophisticated twist of basics in an elegant contemporary style.

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I will definitely spend some time online to put together my new beach outfits for this summer, of course in radiant orchid, the Pantone color of 2014.