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THE SOPHIE DOODLES

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I’ve been doing the character doodle thing for a while know, I’ve done Coco Chanel, Marie Antoinette, Holly Golightly and many more. And then it dawned on me, if I’m a character (a very complex character), why not do a doodle print about little Sophie?

So first I drew myself, my “after the curling iron” self. My “after the shower” hair is messier, curlier and a little bit hectic (but the rack is real, I do have those boobs). I chose the color palette, now that was a no-brainer: powder pink & blush pink forever. About my choice of accessories, I have a thing for toe-caps, pointy pumps with NO PLATFORM, all kinds of shoes (with no platform) as long as there’s animal print involved and shoulder bags in neutral tones. I love pink lips (not flashy and hot but pastel and natural), Agent Provocateur and white wine. I would say macarons are my third favorite dessert, cookie dough is my first but it’s not that pretty to draw or look at. Last but not least, I have a serious obsession, bunny slippers. I’ve never owned a pair, I’ve never found a pair, but as soon as I do, I’m not planning on taking those off.

So there you go, Sophie’s doodles, Sophie’s all-time favorite shit, Sophie’s very pink and powdery world. You likey?

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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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The Coat Check, A/W 2013

rochascoat96I have been fantasizing about that pink, wool-blend Rochas number for a while now. Planning this season’s coat edit, I already knew I wanted it to be the star of the cover and I made it happen (if only I could make that damn coat magically appear inside my closet) . If you have been reading me for a while now, you have probably noticed I have been making some changes when it comes to the content of this blog. I am now mainly focusing on trends, illustration and runway. After our Fashion Week coverage (it took me ages and I know, I still owe you the finest from Paris but I need some detox), it’s time to go back to this season’s trends and styles.

There was a time when one coats or two was all we needed, nowadays, they are never enough. Yes, everybody needs to have the two classics: camel and black. But why stick to the basics when you can have prints, pink, red and more? I have selected twelve trend coats for this Winter. You probably have seen them around so now it’s your turn to buy them!

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  1. Zara
  2. Zara
  3. Burberry Brit
  4. Marni

shearling

  1. Emilio Pucci
  2. Karl Donoghue
  3. Salvatore Ferragamo
  4. Zara

cape

  1. Zara
  2. Chloe
  3. Kaufmanfranco
  4. Glam-net

leopard

  1. Burberry Prorsum
  2. Topshop
  3. By Malene Birger
  4. TRF Zara

pink

  1. Rochas
  2. Zara
  3. Topshop
  4. Mulberry

boy

  1. Acne
  2. Zara
  3. Stella McCartney
  4. Neil Barrett

neutrals

  1. Zara
  2. Stella McCartney
  3. Loro Piana
  4. Bottega Veneta

print

  1. J.Crew
  2. Kenzo
  3. Etro
  4. Nina Ricci

doubleb

  1. Zara
  2. Isabel Marant
  3. Maje
  4. Zara

white

  1. Giambattista Valli
  2. Isabel Marant
  3. Proenza Schouler
  4. Nina Ricci

RED

  1. Giambattista Valli
  2. Zara
  3. Moschino
  4. Zara

lady

  1. Moschino
  2. Marc Jacobs
  3. Alexander McQueen
  4. RED Valentino

COATCHART

And your coat chart to wrap it up! Which one is your favorite? Which one is already a part of your Winter wardrobe? Drop me a line!

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

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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SHALLOW SOPH: Wild Spirit?

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And so Shallow Soph takes over, again:

Me? A wild spirit?

Why, of course!

Can’t you see I’m wearing Dolce & Gabbana Animalier?

Don’t you know that when it comes to prints and pumps, I own the entire jungle?

I also love wild orchids and they seem to love me back!

I love to let my hair down sometimes (after a blowout, of course) and I’ve slept with my make up on.

Wild enough?

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis

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BIKINI SEASON 2013: The Free Spirit

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Good morning, my sweet readers! This is the fourth post from our Bikini Season series and on that I have learned to love and wear. I’ve never been a music festival kind of chick and I am not fond of tye-dye. But when it comes to beachwear, the Free Spirit style is as chic and effortless as it can get! It’s all about mixing and matching unexpected bikini prints, adding feathers or fringes for that bohemian touch, taking animal prints to the next level (no patterns, the digital face of that animal in all its glory), wearing cropped tops (think embroidery, think crochet, think ethnic tees) with short, short, distressed, denim cut-offs (details like studs, lace or threads make the look even more interesting). Even if you the Free Spirit trend is not your cup of tea, don’t neglect it until you try it! But first, the selection of bikinis and one-pieces you’ll need to start putting together your look. Ready?

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Tie-dye: A tie-dye bikini set is definitely a must inside your closet. Both top and bottom are perfect for mixing and matching duties. Wear one or the other with a floral top or a paisley bottom.

  • River Island
  • VIX
  • Raquel Allegra
  • Khol’s

Paisley Princess: Paisley has been around always when it comes to beachwear, that’s why the perfect piece must belong in that bikini drawer of yours. Paisley looks good with solids but it also looks great with more prints and why not? With another paisley pattern!

  • Zimmermann
  • ETRO
  • Zimmermann
  • Dolce & Gabbana

Digital Print: It was a matter of time, digital prints took over the pret-a-porter world seasons ago. It was only natural that swimwear followed. Whether you go for a retro beach setting or a wild lion’s face, this style is a fun twist to your usual flower bikini.

  • Topshop
  • New Look
  • We Are Handsome
  • We Are Handsome

Top with a fringe: I’ve been skeptical about this style and the truth is, it’s everywhere! I have big boobs so the fear of the frill, ruffle or fringe has always been there, staring at my face. My advice for big chested girls like me? Triangle with a little fringe. If you have less boobs, wear ’em all!

  • H&M
  • Nelly’s
  • Tilly’s
  • New Look
  • Nelly’s
  • Charlotte Russe

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What will you need to pair up with your Free Spirit bikini of choice? Here’s a selection:

  1. Saddle bag, OrYANI
  2. Gladiators, Zara
  3. Wayfarers, Ray-Ban
  4. Crochet top, Topshop
  5. Knit shorts, Haute Hippie
  6. Tiger one-piece, We Are Handsome
  7. Scarf playsuit, Fashion Union
  8. Caged wedges, River Island
  9. Gem necklace, ASOS
  10. Nail polish duo, Chanel Le Vernis
  11. Head chain, River Island
  12. Classique Summer scent, Jean Paul Gaultier
  13. Fringe bikini top, H&M
  14. Leopard bikini bottom, River Island

And we are done for the day! I’m taking a few days off to go to my lil’ piece of beach heaven so I’ll be blogging from there!

Lots of love and sweet kisses…

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

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Sweet n’raw’s X’mas Gift Guide: CATWOMAN

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Another day, another post, my sweet readers! It’s snowing here in Milan, the kind of snow that makes you wish you could stay at home with Downton Abbey, wrapped in a blanket, giant hot cup of coffee in hand. But since snow is not a valid excuse to skip work or school, back to what concerns us today. We are almost done with our Christmas Shopping Guide and so far it has had an amazing response from all of you. It’s the fifth post from our guide and today we have a very, very special selection, for a very, very special lady: the catwoman.

Don’t think this is gonna be all latex, leather and whips. This is actually for the feline lover. Whether you have a frend obsessed with kittens or a sister with a weakness for all things animal print, this list will help you pick a gift for the ultimate cat lover. The perfect dress for New Year’s Eve? Charlotte Olympia’s coveted kitty flats? Spotty gadgets? We’ve got them all! What are you waiting for? Check it out!

cat splurge

  1. Nail polish selection (Frenzy, Particuliere, Vertigo, Black Satin), Chanel Le Vernis
  2. Leopard ring, Superette
  3. Leopard jumper, RED Valentino
  4. iPad cover, Dolce & Gabbana
  5. Kitty flats, Charlotte Olympia
  6. Spotted dress, Giambattista Valli
  7. Cat scarf, Victoria Beckham
  8. Cat-eye sunglasses, Gucci
  9. Leopard shoulder bag, Lanvin
  10. Leopard gloves, Causse Gantier
  11. Panther necklace, Andres Gallardo
  12. Leopard pumps, Charlotte Olympia

steal cat

  1. Cat beanie, Urban Outfitters
  2. Cat gold ring, Asos
  3. Nail polish selection, Essie
  4. Cat covers, Modcloth & J. Crew
  5. Leopard bangle, J. Crew
  6. Skater dress, Topshop
  7. Cat-eye sunglasses, Asos
  8. Cat sweatshirt, Romwe
  9. Cat-eye makeup kit, Too Faced
  10. Cat mug, Modcloth
  11. Cat hot water bottle, Selfridges
  12. Leopard pumps, Zara

That’s it for today and it’s finally Friday! Ready to hit the shops this weekend? Check out the other lists in case you haven’t seen them yet.

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  Zara, My Theresa, Selfridges, Polyvore, Topshop, Net-a-porter

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PFW COVERAGE: Raffia Couture

Finally Friday, my sweet readers! Here in Italy, we are having a long, long weekend but a blogger’s duties never stop! Here I am with the first post about PFW and the 13th from our coverage series. We are almost done, I swear. I can’t wait to wrap this up and post more fabulous trends and wintery outfits. In the meantime, Paris is always a good idea! To open up the French reviews, we have an impressive line-up (who am I kidding, all the shows from Paris are nothing but stellar). For you, this Friday, Rochas eternal romance, Balenciaga’s innovative shapes, Dries Van Noten’s beautiful mash-up, Carven’s Parisian swag and last, but not least, Balmain’s raffia couture. Are you ready to rumble?

ROCHAS

Rochas and its ethereal aesthetics have always been among my favorite from the Paris bunch. Not only because of the beautiful prints, but because I’m all about brands with a romantic vibe. For Spring 2012, it was a lavender heaven with touches of French grey, Raspberry and White. The collection had a retro chic feel to it, but there was also something sporty about it. Marco Zanini presented a large range of shapes and cuts: Double-breasted jackets intended as dresses, sheer and flowy maxi-skirts, hot pants + bralet ensembles, hourglass dresses with midi lengths. The polo shirts (biggest trend so far in the neckline department). One of the highlights? He played matchy, matchy and it worked beautifully. As for the accessories, round sunnies, head wraps and white, sock-like shoes.

BALENCIAGA

There’s no doubt that Nicolas Ghesquiere has the x-factor when it comes to innovative skills. Season after season, the designer has always had raving reviews and while Balenciaga’s shapes may not be everyone’s cup of tea, he always manages to get all heads turning his way. For Spring 2013, he may have toned down the sharpness a notch. The shapes were beautiful and architectural, but not as boxy and structured. For the first half of the show, Ghesquiere built some dramatic ruffles into skirts and dresses (hello, gorgeous peplum). Then came the volume skirts with the asymmetrical pleats. Pairing them up with simple, knitted cropped tops was beyond genius. The skin flashing matched beautifully the almost neutral color palette.

For the second part of the show, he entered the “tweed” zone with simple mini skirts and his interpretation of the ladylike jacket. For the tops, he kept it cropped and the hemlines, he kept those short and sexy enough (an unsual thing for Balenciaga). As for the finale, those meticulous, laser-cut, detailed dresses were the cherry on top of that French cake. As for the footwear, always a highlight, low-cut booties in burgundy, cream and black. The front row? Overall, lovely and easier to wear than usual.

DRIES VAN NOTEN

This collection has to be dubbed the queen of all mash-ups. Dries Van Noten really hit the ball ot of the park this Fashion Week. A collection so complex and so visually appealing at the same time: the colors, the shapes, the textures, the tailoring, a lot of fabulous things to take in on one runway show. It was grungy, but it was so damn chic. The plaid tops (in different colors and shapes) blended in to perfection with the floral prints and embellishments. There was a touch of sheer and sexy, some velvet here and there and even some ladylike, retro dresses. The best part of the show? The beautifully crafted, rosette skirts (particularly the one with the pastel shades). As for the shoes, pumps galore: metallic, printed, with laces, with cutouts, you name it!

BALMAIN

When Christophe Decarnin’s departure was announced, everyone grieved. When Olivier Rousteing was appointed Creative Director, some eyebrows were raised. Could the really young apprentice take on such a big responsibility? After this show (and last season’s runway), the answer is abso-effin’-lutely. The designer has done a wonderful job so far, keeping the cool chick vibe Decarnin built but also taking it to a whole new level. Remember the signature, fitted jacket? Olivier has turned it into a boxier and sharper one. The leg-flashing mini dresses? He has made them his own with unique textures (hello, raffia) and beautiful tailoring. He had made clear why a top costs so much, there’s just a lot of work in them, a work of art.

His references were clear: the 80’s all the way. Big shoulders, cropped tops, big, high-waist trousers, black & white stripes and leather skirts. The star of the show? The pale blue, yellow and cream woven number (that’s going to be more photographed than Prada’s striped dress from Spring 2011). The accesories were also detailed and woven, peep-toe booties, statement belts and sharp pumps. Hands down, a stunning collection. If this beautiful man (because he is not only talented, but also gorgeous) keeps doing what he is doing, Balmain will remain on top (where his teacher Christophe left it).

CARVEN

What’s not to love about Guillaume Henry’s Parisian ladies. Season after season, he delivers chic and wearable clothes that we can’t help but drool after. For his Spring 2012 show, he presented a bunch of beautifully tailored and feminine pieces. Almost every ensemble was accompanied by cute and classic collars. Some of the dresses presented chest cutouts, the tops were cropped (mini jumpers never looked so good), skirts were perforated and there was Toilè. Yes, you heard me, Toilè. Pardon my excitement, but as a serial Francophile, this is really my cup of tea. It was another French delight from Carven, thank God for Carven!

LOOK OF THE DAY

Mixing florals and leopard print is always an interesting option. For a French twist, the jumper over a dress with a volume skirt and ankle-strap shoes. For accessories, the golden treatment!

1. Leopard Jacket, DKNY
2. Floral jumper, Dolce & Gabbana
3. Black dress, MAJE
4. Black wedges, ZARA
5. Pelican bag, ALEXANDER WANG
6. Black bangle, KATE SPADE
7. Leopard bangle, J. CREW
8. Ring pack, ASOS
9. Infusion prune nail polish, LANCOME

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

There you go, first five from Paris are up! It’s Friday! Any fun plans for the weekend?

Sweet kisses…

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

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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SUMMER GETAWAYS 2012: The Party Princess (beachwear)

Rise & shine, my sweet readers! The Summer Getaways are still happening and we are in the middle of our Beachwear round. I’m sure that if you are not on vacation already, you are planning the escape. Party Central destinations can only mean one thing: the fun is never over! And that’s definitely what our Party Princess is all about (click HERE to find more about her and the Summer Getaways). So if you chose a city where the party goes on all day long, if all you’ll be doing is sip cocktails and attend pool parties at noon, if you need to rock the pool party scene, if you are heading out to Ibiza, Miami or Las Vegas, then let Jaime show you how to do it! Here’s what she would wear and how she would wear it:

  • Mixing and matching a leopard bikini top and a scarf print bottom can be a bold move, but it certainly works.
  • Silk, boyfriend shirts are an alternative to your classic kaftan or beach cover-up
  • A pool party look will never be complete without a killer pair of sunnies
  • Paint your toes and fingers with colors as bright and as bold as your ensemble
  • PVC totes are great beach companions: chic, practical and obviously, plastic!

WHAT JAIME IS WEARING

For all the details on this look, go to FASHIOLISTA

There you go! Ready for the pool party and the umbrella cocktails? I hope this was useful to you and if you are into groovy holiday destinations, tomorrow the Free Spirit will be on the spot!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: Net-a-porter, Nars, ASOS, River Island, Endless.com, Romwe
 

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