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Hip Hip Hurray for Hair: This season’s coziest trend

Published September 1, 2014 by The Feminist

I’m aware that the sun is shining and that people are wearing flirty skirts and sunglasses. And yes, I know that it’s only the 1st of September… but that doesn’t stop me from getting ready for the winter with some fabulous fall fashion.

Although there are plenty of beautiful trends and styles to choose from for next winter (from French minimalist luxury to gipsy-inspired Wild West harsh winters), there seems to be one overarching trend that was used by practically every designer, no matter the theme of the collection…

HAIR.

I’m not talking about certain new hairstyle trends.

And I’m certainly not talking about Cameron Diaz’s plea to let “everything” grow wild and free.

I’m talking about all the types of “hair” that can be worn as a piece of clothing.

Whereas in the past, your only option was to wear that shiny fur that is often linked with old ladies who have a lot of money but  little taste, your hairy options nowadays are more versatile than ever. Not only do they often come in animal-friendly fake versions, you also have furs that target an entirely new type of women.

So forget about old ladies in fur coats, this winter every woman will want to have a fuzzy, warm and hairy piece of clothing hanging in her closet!

These are the different styles you can go for:

  • Classic elegance: Elie Saab shows us that traditional fur can still be drop-dead gorgeous. So embrace your inner princess and buy that (faux) fur stole!

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  • Classic elegance with a twist: Although Elie Saab and Armani seem to go for the same type of glamour, Armani adds a little edge to an otherwise traditional fur piece by experimenting with shapes and more frantic-looking furs.

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  • Grungy chic: who said fur and rock and roll can’t go together? Jean Paul Gaultier and Versace give the hairy look a classy yet grungy edge.

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  • Go for colour: Think out of the box, ladies! Fuzzy clothes don’t always have to be in the traditional colours such as gray, black and brown, but can be in funky colours such as this petrol bleu at Marni.

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  • Cowboys and Indians: Again, you need to look at Marni’s collection for inspiration! Hairy coats, skirts and jackets with a wild wild west vibe almost would make one look forward to harsh winters! (Almost!)

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In short, this season’s hairy fashion will definitely keep us warm this winter!

The Power of Pink: Seeing Life through Rose-Colored Glasses

Published January 25, 2014 by The Feminist

There is no further denying it: I like a good dash of pink. Just look at my blog. You will practically drown in pink if you’re not careful. I love pink every day, all day. From the soft rosy hues to bright fuchsia colours. From Amaranth pink bedroom walls (Guilty. I’m single, i.e. no need to tone down my girly side) to lavender coffee mugs and orchid teapots.

I love every possible shade of pink, but there is one variation that can totally leave my breathless and that is powder pink. So you can imagine my excitement when practically every designer incorporated some pinky items in his spring collection! It was a dream come true! This spring we will embrace our inner lady and pay homage to all that is feminine and soft.

However, don’t mistake soft for innocent. Powder pink may embody our kind and gentile personality, but it also highlights our superhuman strength. Powder Pink is Power Pink. Forget brainless Barbie. Think Olivia Pope.

In conclusion: here is my rule number 1 for wearing pink:

Pink outside the box: it is not because you are wearing pink that you have to look like exploded cotton candy.

My two favourite spring collections were those of Elie Saab and Burberry Prorsum. Why? Because they used an exuberantly abundance of pink but without turning everything into an overtly sugary candy factory.

Elie Saab, as always, has designed some of the most amazingly gorgeous, flamboyantly feminine and graciously elegant outfits I have ever seen. This man is a true genius!

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Burberry Prorsum is also one of my all-time favourite go-to brands, if I want to get fashion inspired. They clearly respect the classics –no one could do a trench coat more justice than Burberry- but still manage to reinvent these classic items  and turn them into an edgy interpretation of old-school glamour.

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Of course we can’t all afford Elie Saab or Burberry Prorsum, so here are my favourite pink pieces from more affordable brands.

I simply adore this bold mirror embellished dress from River Island

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Mix girly pink with a butchy leather look! This light pink leather peplum jacket is definitely on my to-buy list.

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Biker chick goes ultra feminine: sounds right up my alley

Don’t be afraid to mix and match different trends at once: why not try powder pink with a Roaring twenties Feather dress?

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Or combine pink with that other big spring trend: the flowy maxi skirt.

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We must not forget shoes. With these light pink pointed pumps you will be up in that beautiful corner office in no time. (Because, as you all know, good shoes are the key to a successful career)

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And for the very wise girls among us, invest in a chic powder pink bag: Ultra Classy, Ultra You!

This Willow Tote by Mulberry is yours for “just” 2,000 pounds! What a bargain! (Do note the hint of sarcasm)

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Or go for a more inexpensive version from River Island:

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There are simply too many options for you to choose from, so for once it is allowed to pink before you think.