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HAUTE DOODLES: The Stella Dress

stelladoodleIt all came out as it usually does with my illustrations. What was supposed to be part of something, became the star of a post and the beginning of a new series of them, the Haute Doodles. As you already know, I am a fashion freak. I know my trends and I know my designers. I get really excited when Net-a-porter and Mytheresa.com add new items to their  What’s new categories. I make wish lists about the garments or accessories I would love to own but can’t really afford to buy right now. And I do find extreme pleasure in drawing and coloring those items as well. Hey, if you can’t afford it, you might as well sketch it, print it and plaster it on the wall (for motivational purposes or decorative ones, your choice).

I’ve always been a Spring kind of gal, but this year, Resort became my new personal favorite. Resort has the best of the two worlds, Summery clothes, cheery Spring ones and a little bit of outerwear and knits, heavier garments. The clothes are more wearable, the have a seasonless feeling about them (great investment for your closet) and the collections have perfect timing: they have what you need, when you need it, temperature wise.

Resort 2014 was fabulous, the colors, the prints, the trends were absolutely beautiful and very much my style. One of the strongest collections out there, as always, was Miss Stella McCartney’s. And as always, there was that one dress everyone (or almost everyone) would love to own. You know which one, the shift with the lips, and the hearts and the matches, and the jewels. If I can’t have it, I’ll settle for the sweatshirt, or the Falabella clutch…

Have a lovely week…

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THE SOPHIE REWARDS

sophie rewardsIt’s the first post of the year and yes, I have been MIA for a couple of weeks now (and I deeply apologize for my absence). Let me start off by wishing you a wonderful year 2014! I hope you had a lot of fun in your holidays! I hope those skinny, skinny jeans still zip after the “eating and drinking” extravaganza. I hope you had a wonderful time around your families and loved ones! And last but not least, I hope you are ready to work hard and play hard so you can make 2014 the best year of your life.

I’ve always been a New Year’s Resolutions kind of gal, stop smoking, drink less beer, hit the gym at least 4 times a week, smile more, worry less, call my friends often, spend quality time with my family, be organized, write and draw my ideas more clearly (trying to guess what I was thinking when I drew that illegible scrawl on my Moleskine is as annoying as a butt pimple) and my list could go on and on… Sticking to those resolutions is hard, but when there’s a reward at the end of the sacrifice tunnel, things get easier, happier and really, really exciting. So here for you, even though we are halfway through January already, the Sophie Rewards.

Every resolution needs a reward! Why? Because rewards taste so damn good!

What are your resolutions and rewards?

Happy 2014!

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PFW SPRING 2014: The Trend Report

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PFW ended three weeks ago and my coverage is still incomplete. With all the illustration and changes I’ve been doing to the blog, I considered leaving the Paris part of the fashion month out. But come on, Paris? With that line-up? The big finale? I just couldn’t ignore it and so here it is, better late than ever, my PFW trend report. This season was a game changer for me when it comes to the French fashion capital, I just wasn’t expecting what we saw. From Marc Jacobs and his final bow at Vuitton and Valentino’s ethnic romance to Balmain’s icing shades, it was all so very different and unique. Here they are, my top trends from the Paris shows.

showgirl

Sequins, feathers and bodysuits! The Paris designers are thinking Vegas showgirl for Spring 2014.

  1. Louis Vuitton
  2. Maison Martin Margiela
  3. Miu Miu
  4. Balmain

air

London was very fond of this very same trend, sheer as sheer can get!

  1. Nina Ricci
  2. Stella McCartney
  3. Valentino
  4. Chalayan

flowers

Think of the flowers in Provence, lively, pretty and lovely. From Miu Miu’s Spring coats to Giambattista Valli’s textured florals, let them bloom!

  1. Elie Saab
  2. Giambattista Valli
  3. Nina Ricci
  4. Miu Miu

shimmy

Not your usual metallics, next season will be all about the shimmer: Golden shimmer, pastel shimmer, bright shimmer

  1. Balmain
  2. Dries Van Noten
  3. Lanvin
  4. Rochas

romance

Ruffles are back and this time with the most romantic touch ever!

  1. Chalayan
  2. Isabel Marant
  3. Balenciaga
  4. Balmain

brush

The designers had an interesting inspiration when it comes to prints: the artistic brush stroke

  1. ACNE Studios
  2. Chanel
  3. Christian Dior
  4. Celine

stripes

The new stripes are not your regular kind of stripes, with leather, with mesh, with sequins and more!

  1. Balenciaga
  2. Christian Dior
  3. Givenchy
  4. Roland Mouret

bombers

Bombers will get the luxe treatment: embroidery, fur, oversize, textured and more!

  1. Balmain
  2. Rochas
  3. Stella McCartney
  4. Vionnet

highwaist

We’ve seen this before but we can’t get enough of it!

  1. Balenciaga
  2. Giambattista Valli
  3. Maiyet
  4. Saint Laurent Paris

meshy

Mesh was amog the most used materials this season. We are loving Marant and Celine

  1. Alexander McQueen
  2. Celine
  3. Isabel Marant
  4. Jay Ahr

sprinkles

A little bit here and a little bit there, garments with sprinkles are a must this Fall and will be a must next Spring.

  1. ACNE Studios
  2. Viktor & Rolf
  3. Chloe
  4. Anthony Vaccarello

bleu

Purple in Milan, Blue in Paris. Bold colors for the next season.

  1. Chloe
  2. Kenzo
  3. Nina Ricci
  4. Stella McCartney

oversize

The oversize garments are very resourceful when it comes to the colder seasons, this Spring, they will be all over!

  1. Carven
  2. Celine
  3. Hermes
  4. Rochas

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Lightweight garments with lots of movement? Count me in!

  1. Chloe
  2. Kenzo
  3. Vionnet
  4. Stella McCartney

fringe

Perhaps the most unexpected trend of them all, we just didn’t see that coming in Paris.

  1. Alexander McQueen
  2. Miu Miu
  3. Miu Miu
  4. Valentino

And we are done with the trends now on to our favorite shows! I promise, by the end of this month I will have finished my coverage.

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BIKINI SEASON 2013: The Jungle Book

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Good morning, my sweet readers! Summer vacations are less than a month away and a bikini and wardrobe renewal is a must before leaving to an exotic destination. As I told you on my previous post, this is not a body type guide, this is a trendy one. It’s all about this season’s trends, themes, vibes, colors and prints. To kick-off our usual “Stocking up for Summer” special, I wanted to start with one of the strongest trends when it comes to beachwear: Jungle prints (that We Are Handsome bikini is everywhere and I can’t wait to get my claws on it). Palm trees, exotic birds, colorful leopard and tropical fruits are all over! Feeling a little adventurous these days? Then this Tarzan girl style is just for you! Here are some jungle garments and accessories you can find online, right now!

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  1. Printed tank top, Stella McCartney
  2. Naughty Nautical nail polish collection, Essie
  3. Parrot detailed sandals, Miu Miu
  4. Fluffy Macaw tee, Marni
  5. Sailor stripes shorts, J.Crew
  6. Jungle bikini, We Are Handsome
  7. Classic aviator sunnies, Ray Ban
  8. Leopard bustier, Topshop
  9. Green croc sandals, T by Alexander Wang
  10. Privet Bloom scent, Hampton Sun
  11. Bucket beach bag, Juicy Couture
  12. Tank striped dress, Acne
  13. Banana leaf shorts, Topshop
  14. Leopard wedge sandals, Stella McCartney

Ready to rock the jungle book look this Summer? I sure hope so! On the next few days I will be posting more bikini trends and Summer specials, stay tuned!

Sweet kisses and happy shopping!

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

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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.

WHO DID IT:

  • 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

LMELLOW STEAL

  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

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SPRING 2013 TRENDS: A Girl’s Guide to Shoes

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Shoes are the most important part of a girl’s closet, correct me if I’m wrong. We treat our heels and sandals as if they were important pieces in our personal museum (if you don’t, you should). That’s why when we start thinking of a new season, it’s always important to know what to buy and where to buy it. I’ve put together, as part of our Spring 2013 Trend Report, a rather extensive guide of heels, sandals, slippers and wedges you will be needing inside you closet! Are you ready to rumble? Let’s start!

BLACK & BLUSH

It’s monochromatic with a spin, a damn cute spin! One of the strongest trends of the season is definitely the black and white combo. But if you are on the softer side, like me, you can always go for the black and blush version!

SELECTION:

  • T-bar heels, Zara
  • Leather loafers, Reed Krakoff
  • Naked heels, Alexander McQueen
  • Ankle strap sandals, Chloé
  • Ankle booties, Reed Krakoff

mirror, mirror

Metallics are all over for Spring 2013 and what better way to put a glam spin on our ensembles than with a pair of mirrored shoes. And since we are not in the 1950’s anymore, where fashion had its rules and guidelines, why not sport a pair of flashy sandals with your work ensemble?

  • Strappy sandals, Jimmy Choo
  • Mary-jane flats, Miu Miu
  • Gold and mesh sandals, Robert Clergerie
  • Two-tone mid heels, Marni
  • T-strap wedges, ASOS

disco

Thank you Christopher Bailey for unleashing the colorful sheen trend! What we’d give to sport a fabulous, glossy, purple Burberry Prorsum trench coat! But since that’s a little out of our budget (at least mine), we will be embracing this trend with our feet!

  • Naked sandals, ASOS
  • Mirror slippers, Nicholas Kirkwood
  • Snakeskin heels. Stella McCartney
  • Flat sandals, Jimmy Choo
  • Snakeskin pumps, Jimmy Choo

B&W

Of course we had to showcase this trend! And while I’m still not embracing the black and white stripes garments (I’m sure I’ll grow to love them, just not yet), when it comes to shoes, monochromatic sure is my cup of tea! A pair of pumps is the safest way to go, but brogues? Now brogues, brogues are the ultimate dapper twist, the cherry on top the cake!

  • Lace-up pumps, Jason Wu
  • Creepers, Alexander McQueen
  • Ankle strap sandals, Nicholas Kirkwood
  • Oxford shoes, Reed Krakoff
  • Two-tone pumps, 3.1 Phillip Lim

MINI-HEEL

The sandal with the barely there heel might have been a geek thing years ago, this season, it’s the new black! You can go for the mini wedge or the square heel, or both! The more the merrier!

  • Scalloped sandals, Lanvin
  • Red sandals, Maison Martin Margiela
  • Two-tone wedges, Pierre Hardy
  • Golden heel sandals, Marni
  • Bow wedges, Valentino

pastel pump

Sadly for me (and all those powdery lovers out there), pastels are not as big as they were last Spring when it comes to the clothing department. Thankfully, when it comes to accessories, specially shoes, they are a must-have! The staple? A pretty and perfect pair of pastel pumps!

  • Apple pumps, Rupert Sanderson
  • Baby pink heels, Miu Miu
  • Studded heels, Valentino
  • Bow pumps, Bottega Veneta
  • Two tone Pigalle, Christian Louboutin

cutouts

Bondage is really happening this Spring (and no, it’s got nothing to do with Fifty Shades of Shit) and in an S&M sea of leather, slits and harnesses, we can also find the cutout heels. No, I’m not talking about latex, lace-up, tranny boots, but chic and somewhat racy heeled sandals.

  • Black wedges, Christian Louboutin
  • Nude cutouts, Alaia
  • Two-tone sandals, Tory Burch
  • White heels, Oscar de la Renta
  • Black sandals, Zara

SPOTTY

Leopard print is not considered a trend anymore, it’s a regular. It’s funny how I’m always drawn to it every time I’m shoe shopping! I’m sure I’m not the only one out the with the animal print syndrome. For this Spring, lace-up sandals are the way to go and kitten heels (kitten heels just keep getting better and better).

  • Pumps, Mulberry
  • Kitty flats, Charlotte Olympia
  • Lace-up sandals, Zara
  • Slingbacks, Zara
  • Leopard espadrilles, Brian Atwood

PRINCESSY

Ah, the beauty of embellishments! This season, screw Cinderella! Score a pair of bejeweled and sparkly shoes to feel like the princess you truly are. My advice? Match them to prints and textures for a fun twist. Remember, more is more!

  • Blue sandals, Gucci
  • Sparkly pumps, Zara
  • Rhinestone pumps, Moschino
  • T-bar pumps, Mulberry
  • Platform sandals, Lanvin

gatsby

We have been patiently waiting for Baz Lhurmann’s The Great Gatsby. Our anxiety grows and grows with all those Miuccia Prada sketches, the trailers and the teasers, and of course, the fashion. This will be a movie that will unleash a bunch of trends, and shoes are one of them.

  • T-bar heels, Robert Clergerie
  • Deco sandals, Jimmy Choo
  • Stripe sandals, Saint Laurent
  • Gold heel sandals, Zara
  • T-bar nude pumps, Asos

crystal

Leave it to fashion to turn clear PVC into a must-have! Clear heels used to be for those girls who work the pole at Uncle Jim’s Boobie Bungalow, but not anymore! If you are not keen on the plastic shoe, but you still wanna embrace the trend, get a pair of shoes with an acrylic heel.

  • Happy pumps, Sophia Webster
  • Red pumps, Gianvito Rossi
  • Bow sandals, Nicholas Kirkwood
  • White ankle straps, Manolo Blahnik
  • Acrylic heels, ASOS

gladiator

Last but not least, the sexiest and boldest trend of the bunch (and a personal favorite): the new gladiators! High heeled, flat, with laces, your choice! The key? Go as tall as tall can get. Your thigh is the limit!

  • Black, Jimmy Choo
  • Two-tone, Bionda Castana
  • Flat, Grey Mer
  • Lace-up, Aquazzura

Ready to go shoe shopping for the coming season? Now you know what to get! Ready for Fashion Week? I’m already working on it!

Sweet kisses…

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

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Sweet n’Raw’s X’mas Shopping Guide: LADY BLOOM

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Another day, another post! Today I have for you the second part of Sweet n’Raw’s Holiday Shopping Guide. Yesterday, the Francophile got amazing response from all of you and I sure hope that today’s personality gets the same treatment. As I told you before (also, if you didn’t read yesterday’s post), the gift  includes two selections: the pricey one (the splurge) and the affordable one (for us girls on a tight budget).

Today’s personality has two of my favorite things: she dresses like a lady and she is a sucker for flowers (even more so when she finds them printed on a pretty, flared dress). She is into ladylike silhouettes (pencil skirts, bubble dresses, cap sleeves, short jackets). She’s into soft and delicate fabrics (lace, crepe de chine and silk are favorites in her repertoire). She loves bows, she loves embroidery, she loves bold and dramatic colors (nothing tops a violet dress and a rouge pucker).  Her perfumes are spicy, but always on the floral side. She is into lively florals, it’s the Secret Garden all the way. So if you have a friend (or mother, or sister) that matches this description, this is the list you need to be looking out before venturing into tat X’mas shopping spree. Here she is: LADY BLOOM

splurge romantic

  1. Bikini set, Zimmermann
  2. Nail polish selection (Rose Renaissance, Violine Surrealiste, Beige Leger), YSL
  3. Lace jumper, Valentino
  4. Nude Oxfords,
  5. Jasmin Rouge perfume, Tom Ford
  6. Crystal ring, Bijoux Heart
  7. Lace & silk dress, Valentino
  8. Leather scented candle, Assouline
  9. Watersnake sunglasses, Linda Farrow
  10. Floral handbag, Valentino
  11. Crystal statement necklace, Bijoux Heart
  12. Carioca sandals, Charlotte Olympia

steal romantic

  1. Rose violet frame, Urban Outfitters
  2. Nail polish selection (She’s Pampered, I am strong, Lapiz of Luxury, Stylenomics), Essie
  3. Flower textured jumper, New Look
  4. Blue flower ring, Banana Republic
  5. Green statement necklace, Modcloth
  6. Summer Rose perfume, Stella McCartney
  7. Layer dress, BCBG
  8. Crochet doggy, Anne Claire Petit
  9. Glitter bow flats, Faith
  10. Gingerbread man bath & body, Philosophy
  11. T-bar sandals, Zara

I really hope this guide helps you find that special something for that special someone! Two down, a lot more to go! We even have something for the lads cooking in the oven, so be sure to check back!

Have a great day, the weekend is almost here!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis

 

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The Goodbye Summer / Hello Fall Mash-up: Pajamas and Baroque

Hello, hello my sweet readers! Another day, another mash-up post. August is almost over, Fashion Week is almost here and Fall is really catching up with us quickly. Three reasons why we need to get our closet ready for a month full of events, I like to call it September the Beautiful. This is the fourth post from the series, we still have two more to go and we are done. Today I have a Spring trend that drove crazy all the fashion world, pajamas. I also have the trend that seems to be driving everyone crazy as we speak: baroque (seriously, D&G, you are killing us with some lovely and fashionable showers). Let’s start, shall we?

  • THE TREND: Pajamas
  • Season: Spring 2012
  • As seen in: Stella McCartney, JW Anderson
  • Key wardrobe pieces: the pajama shirt, the printed loose pants, the slippers

Dubbed by everyone as one of the best collections of the season (along with Jonathan Saunders, Peter Pilotto and my candy coated Louis Vuitton), Stella McCartney’s lavish pajama kingdom is definitely one to remember. No wonder all the retailers later followed with their own pajama sets. From Zara’s perfectly tailored, printed pants, to Theory’s silky shirts, wearing pajamas has never been more fun!

The selection: Shirt, TUCKER / Pants, DVF / Top, J. CREW / Slippers, OSCAR DE LA RENTA / Shorts, ADDITION by THAKOON

  • THE TREND: Baroque
  • Season: Fall 2012
  • As seen in: Dolce & Gabbana, Balmain
  • Key pieces: The clutch, the dress, the shorts

Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana have been just killing it since Spring 2011 (who could forget the white Broderie Anglaise mania or the fresh produce prints from Spring 2012), now they swept us off our feet with their opulent and beautiful work of art. Baroque is everywhere this season and for a girl like me (my motto in life is “more is more”) I couldn’t be more happy! So embrace the lavish, embrace the gold, embrace the details, embrace Baroque.

The selection: Cardigan, RIVER ISLAND / Tank top, ALEXANDER McQUEEN / Bangle, RIVER ISLAND / Slippers, MIU MIU / Box clutch, ALEXANDER McQUEEN

I know, I now, I am not that much into black, but the leather, silk and baroque mix is my match made in heaven. I put together a flirty and romantic (with a touch of dark) look. Te lining on the pajama shirt fit in perfectly with the printed cardigan and the ruffle skirt. The bag was just the cherry on the cake!

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

That’s it for today! Tomorrow’s Friday! Who’s excited?

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: STYLE.COM, Net-a-porter, Zara, Essie, Chanel, J. Crew
 

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The Goodbye Summer / Hello Fall Mash-up

Cover: Prada Spring 2012 bodysuit, Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 hat

Hello, hello my sweet readers! It’s finally Friday and I’m happily stranded on my little piece of paradise, commonly known as Acapulco. Days at the beach are always good for the spirit, the body and the mind (especially when you need to get that creativity flowing). Anyway, back to what concerns us today, fashion. Since we are done with our Summer Getaways series and this season is coming to an end, I decided to bid farewell to S/S 2012 and welcome A/W 2012 at the same time, mixing them up and pairing them up. Oh yes, this series shall be baptized as the Goodbye Summer / Hello Spring mash-up. You might be wondering how I’m gonna handle and juggle them both, well let me explain. I picked six of my favorite trends from Spring 2012 (the ones that almost left me and you almost bankrupt, damn you Zara!) and six of my favorite ones from the coming season, Fall 2012. Now that I have my teams formed, I’m going to make the pairings. For each Spring trend, a Fall one. One look, two trends (one S/S and one F/W). Hey, anything to make this transition easier. Let’s start with my Summer picks:

Last Spring (2011 that is) I said: “This is my favorite season ever, and I won’t like another one as much as I liked this one”. I was wrong. On September 2011, I fell in love (I think the runway candy coating had a lot to do with it) and yes, this was my favorite season ever and we’ll see if on September I’ll bite my tongue again (I most likely will). From the pastels, to the underwater world, to the pajama land, each and every one of the trends were to die for. Here are my favorite six:

PASTEL COLORS: Almost every runway show of the season did it: Louis Vuitton, Prada (pictured), Jonathan Saunders, Meadham Kirchhoff

SCARF PRINT: D&G (pictured) said goodbye to the world with this spectacular, foulard-inspired show

NEON: From dresses, to jeans, to shoes and box clutches, neon was everywhere this season. Peter Som (pictured) and Nanette Lepore were among the designers who showcased the trend.

THE PEPLUM: Need I say more? Jason Wu’s (pictured) pink number was among the most coveted looks of the season.

TANGERINE: It was officially named the color of the season. This sassy look was spotted on the Nanette Lepore catwalk (pictured).

PAJAMAS: Stella McCartney’s prints and shapes made her one of the top collections of the season (along with Jonathan Saunders, Peter Pilotto and Proenza Schouler). Is that reason enough to start wearing pajamas? I’d say so.

I had always been a sucker for Spring and a Fall hater, up until the moment designers started using vivid colors and prints for the “darker” season. Seeing those lively prints, shiny textures and lightweight fabrics on the Fall runways, make me wish for it as much as I yearly wish for Spring. Here are my six favorite trends from Fall 2012:

BAROQUE: If more is more, then I’m absolutely in. Opulence ruled the catwalks for the coming season and no one does that better than my favorite Italian duo, Dolce Gabbana (pictured).

OXBLOOD: Remember how Tangerine Tango was the color of the season. Well Oxblood is the new Tangerine Tango. This seductive shade was everywhere, from DVF and Alexander Wang, to Rodarte (pictured) and Haider Ackermann.

FLORAL PRINT: Yep, let’s face it, whether is Spring or Fall, whether it rains or snows, flowers will always be on the trendy side. Erdem (pictured) is quickly becoming the floral master.

GOLDEN GIRL: More is more and the shinier the better. That’s my motto in life. This season brace yourself for those metallic jeans and those heavy and shiny dresses. One of Prabal Gurung’s (pictured) final numbers is proof of that.

LINGERIE: A trend that just keeps coming back and that gets constantly reinvented. A constant in Nina Ricci’s (pictured) Peter Copping’s collections.

WHITE AS SNOW: Absence of black! Absence of black! Another motto of mine. Imagine how thrilled I am to know that I’m gonna be going for white coats instead of dark ones this season. J. Mendel (pictured) shows us how to look fabulously chic and effortlessly perfect with this white and wintery look.

Now that you’ve seen my picks, you can help me do the pairings. Which Spring and Fall trends would you like to see together?

Friday, I wanna be drunk!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: STYLE.COM, Google
 

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Sweet’n’Raw’s SWEET DREAMS: The Pajama Series

Maybe you were among the lucky few that actually had a regular and sunny Spring. Maybe, like me and many others, you had a bipolar and angry Spring, accompanied by  severe mood (ok, temperature) swings and rain, lots of it. Thankfully for both, Summer is just around the corner. The heat is raising, skin is slowly roasting (with sunscreen, of course), legs are on display and yes, finally, it’s too hot for a sweater or jacket. Sweet’n’Raw’s new trend series is all bout that, not only did we see a lot of this one on the S/S 2012 runways, but it’s also, because of the fabrics, really fresh and really Summery. So if you, like me, constantly dreamed about wearing those PJs out on the streets (ok, I confess, I have worn them outside the comfort of my home. Every time I fall victim of a hangover and my body begs me to feed him beer and carbs, I tend to transform myself in Sophie the PJ/supermarket Hobo), this is the season to do so! Sweet’n’Raw will devote a total of 4 posts to this fabulous trend! But first, let’s see the designers’ take on it!

TOP: Stella McCartney / Jil Sander / JW Anderson / Jonathan Saunders

BOTTOM: Clements Ribeiro / Hermes / Paul Smith / The Row

PAJAMA SELECTION

  1. Jacket, TOPSHOP
  2. Dress, MANGO
  3. Slippers, OSCAR DE LA RENTA
  4. Shirt, TUCKER
  5. Shorts, ELIZABETH & JAMES
  6. Pants, DVF
  7. Skirt, MANGO
  8. Bikini separates, RIVER ISLAND
  9. Top, MANGO

I would love to stay and chat, but I have a date with my curling iron. Stay tuned for more pajama-rama!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: ASOS, Farfetch, Bodyshop, Net-a-porter, Zara, Bath & Body Works, 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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