Tag Archives: miu miu

A Modern Day Dorothy


I know, I know, I’m supposed to be covering the frenzy that is Fashion Week right now, but time is not on my side here. I’ll be doing it little by little, in case you are still interested. But now let’s go to today’s image.

The first time I saw the Wizard of Oz when I was a kid, I immediately fell in love with the slippers. Who cared about the lion that talked, or the Good Witch of the North’s sparkly princess gown, or the yellow brick road, I could only focus on the magical and glitzy pair of heels.  Dorothy’s red, glittery slippers quickly became top of the list when it came to Christmas and birthday wish lists. But my mom wasn’t gonna gift her child a pair of red, shiny heels so I used to get Keds instead. Then came the discovery, a pair of silver glittery pumps inside my mother’s closet. Naturally, those became part of my outfits whenever we played pretend. I was about 8 so they obviously didn’t fit but I walked around the house all the time like a waddling duck in my mom’s magical silver slippers. It never was about the color, it was about the glitter, until now. Dorothy’s red slippers and my mom’s silver heels have morphed into a new aspirational item, a pair of pink glitter Miu Miu pumps and trust me on this one, now that I’m old enough to buy them for myself, I will (as soon as I find $650 bucks lying around somewhere).

Wishing you a great week!



1 Comment

Filed under Illustration

SHALLOW SOPH: Black Friday?


And then Sophie managed to make Black Friday more shallow than it already is… and pink.

Happy shopping y’all!


Leave a comment

Filed under Illustration

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!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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

1 Comment

Filed under Trends & Style, White Winter

FALL 2013: A Woman’s Right to Shoes


Even though we should be enjoying the last days of Summer (at least here in Mexico), it’s already starting to feel like Fall. But rain showers and chilly weather will not stop me from baring my legs and wearing my naked sandals and denim cut-offs. The jacket/tights/coats/boots season is just around the corner and the warmer one won’t arrive until April 2014. But, even though my body and my tan are refusing to accept the fact that Summer went by in a jiffy, my mind is already getting  A/W ready! Before the Fashion Week mayhem begins, I wanted to start with the trends you need to know for the coming season and like every season, today is all about the shoes! The February runways were filled with some fabulous footwear! From revamped classics to futuristic styles, there’s something for everyone and also, it’s always good to try something new even if you think it’s not really gonna be your thing. I’m not a grunge fan, but ever since those tough, cut-out booties came out, I’ve been dying to get a pair for my collection! Ready for some Fall 2013 shoeporn? Let’s start!


Blame it on Gatsby, blame it on whoever you want but thank God for brogues, loafers and oxford shoes! Being comfy and dressed-up at the same time? Best combo-in-a-shoe ever!

  1. Tod’s
  2. Zara
  3. Saint Laurent
  4. Givenchy
  5. ASOS
  6. Miu Miu


Remember the Teacher’s Pet trend I posted last week? Casual footwear has gone good! Shiny Mary-Janes, Penny loafers, tassels and laces are in for the season. Think school girl all the way!

  1. Zara
  2. Zara
  3. Zara
  4. Zara
  5. Zara
  6. Saint Laurent


The Chloé Susanna boots have been around for a couple of seasons and yes, even though buckles have been around for a lifetime, they were the ones that unleashed the “ankle-boot with buckles madness”. They still haunt my dreams and the Zara or Jeffrey Campbell knock-offs just won’t do! Want a little more heel? There are also plenty of buckled styles for you!

  1. Giuseppe Zanotti
  2. Tabitha Simmons
  3. Chloe
  4. Toga Pulla
  5. Altuzarra


I’ve been waiting for this moment for a while, being an animal print junkie and all! The time has come, the time has come for us to embrace, wear and never take off the colorful, happy and bright animal print pumps! Join the wild and happy army, now!

  1. Brian Atwood
  2. Givenchy
  3. Maison Valentino
  4. Nicholas Kirkwood
  5. Carvela


You know that already (my last post was all about that), bondage is still in and sexier than ever. Personally, I die when I see a sexy heel with laces and this Fall, I think I’m gonna be dying over and over and over!

  1. Zara
  2. Jason Wu
  3. Alexandre Birman
  4. Aquazzurra
  5. Alice + Olivia


Spring 2011, silver toe-caps were major… Fall 2013, any kind of toe-cap is MAJOR and thank God for that. Whether you like a metallic one, a classic black paired up with a little Houndstooth or suede with PVC, possibilities are endless!

  1. Jimmy Choo
  2. Saint Laurent
  3. Paul Andrew
  4. Gianvito Rossi
  5. Gianvito Rossi


Think cut-outs are sexy? Well, it doesn’t get sexier than mesh in a heel. This season, you can’t possibly survive without a pair of meshy booties or sandals, or pumps, just go out there and buy a pair!

  1. Nicholas Kirkwood
  2. Bionda Castana
  3. Sophia Webster
  4. Sophia Webster
  5. Aquazzurra


Oh the cut-outs, it’s like an ankle boot with sexiness of a stiletto! It’s powerful and it’s showing a little skin in a season where covering up is almost mandatory. Have you gotten your pair?

  1. Sophia Webster
  2. Gianvito Rossi
  3. Oscar de la Renta
  4. Maison Valentino
  5. Giuseppe Zanotti


I just saw The Great Gatsby and fell in love, not only do I want a guy like Mr. Gatsby but I also want Daisy’s wardrobe  and even though I will not get Miuccia Prada’s dresses anytime soon, I can get her shoes and so can you!

  1. Miu Miu
  2. Charlotte Olympia
  3. Nicholas Kirkwood
  4. Bottega Veneta
  5. Max Kibardin


The famous or infamous Balenciaga cut-out boots are responsible for this and even if I despised everything about Hedi Slimane’s Fall 2013 collection, I do have to thank him for bringing back the grunge into our lives. I have to admit that this normally would not be my cup of tea, being a sugary, pastel princess. But in fashion and in life, it’s all about trying new things!

  1. Zara
  2. Zara
  3. Zara
  4. Zara
  5. Zara


One of the biggest trends of the season is “Blast from the past”. It’s all about the retro, the Noir films, the black and white format, the ladylike silhouette. And an old school lady is never really a lady without a pair of old school pumps.

  • Dsquared
  • Zara
  • Zara
  • Christian Louboutin
  • Gucci


My favorite shoe trend of the season, I’ve been chasing the perfect pair for ages and I’m even trying to convince my brother to get a pair (he is resisting). Have you got your own?

  1. Bottega Veneta
  2. Saint Laurent
  3. Church’s
  4. Kenzo
  5. Burberry Prorsum


That was the Fall 2013 shoe guide! Start making your list, start shopping and start wearing! Fashion Week is 9 days away, brace yourselves! As always I will be giving you an extensive coverage, looks, trends, calendars, everything you need!

Sweet kisses…

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

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

1 Comment

Filed under Is it Fall yet?, Trends & Style

FALL 2013: A Pink Season


It was about time! Mint had its season, Tangerine and Emerald most certainly did and I had been waiting too long for my beloved pink to finally have its moment! Sure, we saw pastel pink two seasons ago. We also had hot pink on Spring 2011 but this Fall, any shade of pink is on trend and pink is the strongest color (I’m doing a victory dance as we speak) for A/W 2013. Some may say that pink is better with warm weather, if you think like them, you haven’t seen the candy coats that some designers sent down the runway last February! Pink for Fall and Winter (I’ve written “PINK” like a million times in one paragraph, but that word is just music to my ears) is pure bliss and since any shade is part of the trend list, you can pick as many rosy garments as you like! Not into pastels? There’s always magenta, raspberry and barbie pink. Not into brights? Vintage rose, perhaps? Remember, we take what we like from the trends and make them our own! That’s why fashion is the most beautiful industry in the whole wide world!


For today, I prepared a little “Shades of Pink” shopping guide (don’t you dare think I took the title from the infamous books). No, that’s not the name Pantone gave this colors and yes, I gave them the color that first spoke to me when I put the collages together. Ready for this blushing season? I can’t wait to paint my closet (and my room, and my nails, I would even have a pink car if I could) pink! Let’s start!


  1. Peter Pan collar shirt, Marc by Marc Jacobs
  2. Zodiac slippers, Charlotte Olympia
  3. Leather biker jacket, Mango
  4. Powdery shoulder bag, Mulberry
  5. Ankle-strap pumps, Topshop
  6. Frisson nail polish, Chanel
  7. Lace sleeve dress, Emilio Pucci
  8. Pink frame sunglasses, Stella McCartney
  9. Pink jumper, Topshop


  1. Pink ruffle jumper, CLU
  2. Powder pink skort, Maison Martin Margiela
  3. Dressy button-down, Simone Rocha
  4. Pink leather handbag, Miu Miu
  5. Crystal embellished heels, Gucci
  6. Sleeveless dress, Nina Ricci
  7. Batman t-shirt, Zoe Karssen
  8. Ballet flats, Repetto

3peony pink

  1. Lace dress, Maison Valentino
  2. Bow smart shorts, Topshop
  3. Loose jumper, Topshop
  4. Pink wool hat, River Island
  5. Powder pink satchel, Cambridge Satchel Company
  6. Cocoon pink coat, Rochas
  7. Bow clutch, Maison Valentino
  8. Studded Pigalle pumps, Christian Louboutin


  1. Flower skirt, RED Valentino
  2. Miss Sicily rose bag, Dolce & Gabbana
  3. Rose cardigan, Jardin des Oranges
  4. Rose short-sleeve shirt, Marc Jacobs
  5. Two-tone pumps, Oscar de la Renta
  6. Flirty sleeveless dress, Valentino
  7. Pink embellished baguette, Fendi
  8. Rose suede pumps, Alberto Moretti


  1. Cropped shirt, Topshop
  2. Salmon PS1 bag, Proenza Schouler
  3. V-neck jumper, Miu Miu
  4. Wool skirt, J.Crew
  5. Suede ballerina flats, Repetto
  6. Salmon coat, Simone Rocha
  7. Denim shorts, Topshop
  8. Salmon pumps, Rupert Sanderson


  1. Feline sweatshirt, Brian Lichtenberg
  2. 2Jours bag, Fendi
  3. Draped blouse, Balmain
  4. Pink pumps, Manolo Blahnik
  5. Antigona bag, Givenchy
  6. Slip dress, tOPSHOP
  7. Draped high-waist skirt, Balmain
  8. Rockstud pumps, Valentino


  1. Wool trousers, Michael Kors
  2. Pink skirt, Moschino Cheap & Chic
  3. Silk blouse, Equipement
  4. Bayswater bag, Mulberry
  5. Pink wool coat, DKNY
  6. Pink shoulder bag, Proenza Schouler
  7. Suede pumps, Topshop


  1. Magenta handbag, Asprey
  2. Color-block jumper, Stella McCartney
  3. Pussybow blouse, Fendi
  4. Two-tone pumps, Manolo Blahnik
  5. Peplum dress, Topshop
  6. Shoulder bag, Burberry Prorsum
  7. Ankle strap pumps, Proenza Schouler

I also made a chart in case you wanna look at all this shades together, don’t they look pretty and delightful? And remember, if you are not into pink, you just have to give it a shot! I used to like black, Korn and dog spikes, look what I’ve turned into!

pink chart

That’s a wrap for today! And remember to keep checking back because anything you wanna now about the coming season, you’ll find here! Have a lovely day, my sweet readers!

Almost Friday! Sweet kisses…

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

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

Leave a comment

Filed under Is it Fall yet?, Trends & Style



As promised, I am back with another one of our Spring Groceries posts, it’s the second from a three-part series. Dressing up casually or for an evening out is relatively easy. Almost every day, women ask themselves the same question: “What am I supposed to wear today?” And then comes the next statement: “I have absolutely nothing to wear (even though the closet is packed with clothes)”. Having your off-duty and on duty basics is what will save you from arriving late to dinner after you put on your entire closet and ended up with the first thing you tried on. They will save you from arriving late to work because your alarm didn’t go off and you didn’t have a last minute savior, the garment you know you can pair with almost anything and whip up a great look. This reasons are reasons enough for me to put together a Spring 2013 Off-duty, On duty basics. Check them out and cross out those you already have. Let’s begin!

on dutyDrinks with friends, a first date, a family dinner, a night out with the colleagues, our lives are filled with things to do and places to be. And there are times where those skinny jeans and your high-tops just won’t do. For a dressier occasion, there is always the basic garment you just can’t live without. Forget about the boring black blazer or the black stiletto pumps, this Spring  the “on duty” garments are more unexpected than expected:

  1. Warrior heels: They are sexy and they have that “good girl gone bad” vibe. Men love them and they have the power of sexing-up anything you are wearing. Brian Atwood is responsible for this two-toned beauties.
  2. Minimal culotte: With a sweatshirt, with a shirt and a blazer, with a tee, with a leather top, possibilities are endless. This pair is from Zara and is already a blogger favorite.
  3. The detailed button-down: Leave your white shirt for work or an off-duty day. When going out, printed, embroidered or embellished blouses are the way to go. Feeling a little edgy? Match them to crazy prints and killer heels. This beauty is from Marni.
  4. The black envelope: If you don’t have one already, start saving up! Black envelope clutches are perfect for when having to make a day outfit a little dressier for the night. Marni also made this black number.
  5. The evening slipper: How many times have you wanted to ditch the heels for a night but you don’t have another option that goes with your evening ensemble. A pair of embroidered slippers or leopard ones (Charlotte Olympia’s kittens are a dreamboat) will save your life and your outfit!
  6. The monochromatic trousers: Black and white is a classic that never goes out of style. This season, with the Beetlejuice stripes everywhere, options are endless. You can go for the whole Balmain style striped jeans or off-white trousers with black details.
  7. The new LBD: Forget about your tailored, simple frock. Go for a detailed one: textures, lace, ruffles, leather, your choice. Victoria Beckham is a master when it comes to reworking the famous LBD.
  8. The double-breasted waistcoat: Forget about the black blazer, each time you want to add a tailored piece to you ensemble, go for the waistcoat. Oh yeah, the vest is the new blazer. Waistcoat, Zara.
  9. Statement skirt: I like them flouncy, but you can go pencil, a-line or bodycon. Just pick a print that’s bold, but not flashy enough. Remember, basics are meant to go with everything. Skirt, Zara
  10. Naked black heels: There’s nothing sexier than pedicured feet (please, when wearing this, a pedicure, moisturizer and a good scrub is mandatory) in a pair of barely there heels. Have always a black pair with you, it will come in handy when you least expect it! Heels, Zara
  11. The evening bomber: Need to cover up for a windy Spring night? Leave your biker at home and switch to an evening bomber. Don’t think varsity, you can now find them in silk, lace, leather, even beautiful prints. This baby is from DKNY.


Dressing up for a casual day can be more difficult than it seems, save yourself the trouble and check this list. You should (ok, if you want to) have all this items inside your closet at all times, clean, ironed and ready to wear. You never know when you’ll need them!

  1. The army tee: Even if you are not keen on camo, this baby with a pair of cut-offs, some skinny jeans or even a leather skirt can be a total life saver. Tee, Current Elliot
  2. Casual ruffles: This is a boho chic skirt, but you can give it the twist you want with the right choice of top. A long sweater with some boots for a more relaxed and comfy style. A tee and some sneakers or a leather jacket for some edge?
  3. The denim shirt: Always a basic, always comes in handy and with the denim trend this season, even more so. This beauty is from Dsquared.
  4. The cool aviators: I’ve always been a Ray Ban kind of gal, but with all the designers embracing this shape, possibilities are endless. For a touch of glamour, go for gold frames.
  5. White and distressed: Blue jeans are not as exciting as white ones. Add some rough patches and a great fit, you’ve got a winning combo. You can wear them at night with a cool top, for the day with a tee and a bomber.
  6. The off-duty tunic: Days where you don’t want to think and pair garments happen to all of us. That’s when the off duty tunic comes in: throw a pair of flat gladiators, a messenger bag and a denim jacket and you are good to go! Tunic, Zara
  7. The gray pullover: Sweatshirts have take over the word thanks to the genius Nicolas Ghesquiere and a gray one is the one that has proved more resourceful.
  8. The beaded jacket: You might think of this baby as more of an evening garment, but trust me, a white tank and some distressed skinnies with some barely there flats is pure bliss. You’ll be comfy, you’ll be well dressed and you’ll survive the heat.
  9. The Becketts: They are the originals, and trust me, they are worth the splurge. Isabel Marant is to blame for this babies and they are not going anywhere anytime soon. If you wanna save up, look for an alternative, not a clone. Adidas high-tops are to die for and affordable. CLICK HERE to take a look.
  10. Camel lace-ups: Sexy, off-duty or on duty depending what you pair them with, perfect for Spring and Summer. With jeans, with a boho dress, with shorts, with everything! Really, go, buy them, NOW! This wonders are from Rebecca Minkoff.

There you go, more staples for your Spring closet! One more to go and we will move on to how to wear them!

Have a beautiful weekend,

Sweet kisses…

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

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

1 Comment

Filed under Spring has Sprung, Trends & Style

Spring 2013 Trends: THE GOOD GIRL

the good girl

Good morning, my sweet readers! This is the last post (for now) before we put our Spring Trends guide on hiatus, and you know why… Fashion week is just two days away and our coverage is ready to start! In the meantime, I have a trend that’s cute as a button and dressy as dressy can get. As I kid, I had two favorite cartoons: Babar and Madeline. Little did I know that I would grow up to be the ultimate francophile. When I individuated the Good Girl trend from the Spring 2013 runways, I new I had to go with a grown-up Madeline illustration. I would kill for Madeline’s cape/coat, I might make myself one!

Back to what concerns us today, the good girl trend is very different from the ladylike style. Is has the same vibe, but it’s younger, it’s more playful and of course, flirtier. Flared garments, pussybows, ruffles and golden buttons are all part of the good girl’s closet and even if you have dubbed yourself a tough chick, you can still dress up like a good gal.


  • Marc Jacobs / Victoria Beckham / Carven
  • Sass & Bide / Burberry Prorsum / Giles

MUST-HAVE PIECES: A skater dress or a ruffled hem one. A flared and flirty skirt in a bold color. Polka dot trousers or pants with a soft print. A structured jacket with golden buttons. A pussybow blouse.

good girl sp

  1. Purple jacket, Miu Miu
  2. Flare skirt, Valentino
  3. Pussybow blouse, Miu Miu
  4. Round sunnies, Illesteva
  5. Collar jumper, Dolce & Gabbana
  6. Ruffle hem dress, Kenzo
  7. Dot pants, Rochas
  8. Lace-up shoes, Valas
  9. 1984 handbag, Marc Jacobs
  10. Toe cap pumps, Sergio Rossi

steal goog g

  1. Blouse, Topshop
  2. Shorts, 3.1 Phillip Lim
  3. Cropped jacket, Mango
  4. Sunnies, ASOS
  5. Pleated skirt, Topshop
  6. Navy dress, Romwe
  7. Checked pants, Zara
  8. Tassel loafers, J. Crew
  9. Satchel, TCSC
  10. Toe cap pumps, ASOS

Remember to check back for our Fashion Week Coverage, it kicks off tomorrow!

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

Leave a comment

Filed under Spring has Sprung, Trends & Style

Spring 2013 Trends: LADY MELLOW

LADY MELLOW COVERGood morning, my sweet readers! We are just three days away from the start of what will be a glorious fashion month. I’m already whipping up some posts and getting all prepped and ready for Sweet n’Raw’s coverage. In the meantime, I still have a bunch of Spring trends in the oven, sitting there, waiting to be published. While we wait for the Fall collections to walk the runways, we can start lusting after the Spring items that will be joining our closets.

Today I have for you an all-time favorite trend: LADY MELLOW. My affair with pastel colors began after my punk and goth teenage years. I went from being a girl with Che Guevara t-shirts and neck piercings, to being the queen of lace (no, not black and vampy, but sugary and pretty) with a powdery shades obsession. That’s why every time my beloved mint and my baby pink appear on the runway, I get high as a kite. This season, pastels are not the strongest trend but thankfully, they are still around. But the Lady Mellow trend is not only about pastels, it’s about powdery garments, with a ladylike vibe, lots of lace, crepe de chine, volume skirts, picture perfect handbags, sheer and jacquard, and lovey dovey knitwear. Think Betty Draper, when she was more sweet than sour.


  • Peter Som / Rochas / Erdem
  • Christopher Kane / Carolina Herrera / Oscar de la Renta

MUST-HAVE ITEMS: A pretty yellow dress for sunny days. A pair of pastel, tapered shorts. A pink, flirty skirt. A pastel bikini (a girl always has Summer in her  mind) and a bunch of powdery button-downs.

mellow splurge

  1. Printed blouse, Equipment
  2. Tailored shorts, Moschino
  3. Diamond jumper, Carven
  4. Embellished slippers, Dolce & Gabbana
  5. Yellow dress, Rochas
  6. Green sunnies, Stella McCartney
  7. Mint coat, Moschino
  8. Structured bag, Miu Miu
  9. Blush skirt, Alexander McQueen
  10. Lace-up heels, Moschino


  1. Pussybow blouse, Topshop
  2. Mint bikini set, Carine Gilson
  3. Texture jumper, Chicnova
  4. Detailed flats, Zara
  5. Jacquard dress, Topshop
  6. Jacquard pants, J. Crew
  7. Vintage sunnies, Leonard Vintage
  8. Heart print skirt, River Island
  9. Shoulder bag, River Island
  10. Toe-cap pumps, ASOS

That’s it of the day! I still have a couple of trends before we unleash the Fashion Week madness, stay tuned!

Sweet kisses…

PS: Sweet n’raw is almost two years old!

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

1 Comment

Filed under Spring has Sprung, Trends & Style

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.


  • 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


  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

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


Filed under Spring has Sprung, Trends & Style

Sweet n’raw’s X’mas Gift Gide: OLD HOLLYWOOD DIVA

old hollywood

It’s Sunday and Milan has never felt colder for me (I’ve been living here for four years). Then I think about my beloved Mexico, my little piece of paradise called Acapulco and I die a little inside (30º and Summer sun, 365 days a year). I’m not saying that I hate Winter in Europe, I’d like it better if I were inside a mountain chalet, wrapped up in a furry blanket, sipping hot chocolate (ok, maybe a White Russian to get the heat going). Holiday season really makes me homesick. Anyway, back to what concers us today. This is the sixth and probably last post from our X’mas Shopping Guide (I’m not sure if I should do a couple more, let me know if you’d like me to).

I’ve been wanting to do the classic Audrey Hepburn illustration for so long, and I finally found the perfect excuse: the gift guide for the Old Hollywood Diva. We all have that certain friend that dresses like she just got out of a Fellini movie. We all have that friend that has watched every single Audrey Hepburn movie more times than we’ve watched Sex & the City re-runs. We all have that friend that still prefers a good old Hollywood romance, than that Twilight crap playing in your nearest multi-plex. If you do have a friend like this, her it is, the gift guide for the Old Hollywood Diva. Enjoy!

audrey splurge

  1. Bow swimsuit, Miu Miu
  2. Oversize sunglasses, The Row
  3. Perles de Lalique perfume, Lalique
  4. Pearl & Onyx earrings, Scully & Scully
  5. Sailor jumper, Joseph
  6. Red & black ballet flats, Repetto
  7. Pearl embellished dress, Moschino
  8. Pink scarf, Agent Provocateur
  9. 2Jours bag, Fendi
  10. Embellished bracelet, Miu Miu
  11. Bow necklace, Miu Miu
  12. Two-tone heels, Jason Wu

audrey steal

  1. Pearl embellished jumper, Romwe
  2. Dreamer eye-mask, Urban Outfitters
  3. Pink clutch, Prada
  4. Andy warhol nail polish, Nars
  5. Pearl statement necklace, Ann Taylor
  6. Just Being Audrey book, Margaret Cardillo
  7. Oversize sunglasses, Asos
  8. Bejeweled flats, Aldo
  9. Black fitted dress, Topshop
  10. Miss Dior perfume, Dior
  11. Caviar & oyster makeup set, Bobbi Brown
  12. Ankle-strap heels, Zara

I hope you are having a relaxing and beautiful Sunday! X’mas is just a week away. Aren’t we excited?

Sweet kisses…

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

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

Leave a comment

Filed under Happy Holidays