Cardigan is forever

One of those “forever” pieces in menswear the cardigan is an item which remains essential for years to come.

“While the cardigan’s staying power is remarkable in and of itself, it becomes even more extraordinary when you consider that the design reaches back to the 1850’s” writes Wax-Wane’s Jake Gallagher. “Legend has it that the cardigan was born on the battlefield during the Crimean War, as Major General James Brudenell lead his British fleet against the Russians. Throughout the war as Brudenell and his men vanquished their enemies they were wearing knitted, sleeveless vests with buttons down the front. The garment became immortalized as tales of Brudenell and his men began to spread throughout post-war Europe. The truth is that the basic buttoned sweater had actually been around long before (possibly over a century), worn by fishermen who preferred the sweater’s open face design to constricting pullovers that could get in the way on the open sea. Alas, no one was really taking their wardrobe cues from lowly fishermen back then, but they would take them from a hero such as Brudenell, so the design became popular across the British empire and eventually the world. Brudenell’s official title was the 7th Earl of Cardigan, so, naturally, his signature piece of knitwear became known as the Cardigan”. Read more

How to survive Valentine’s Day with style

How to survive Valentine’s Day with style

It’s THIS time of the year, it’s the chance to make Valentine’s Day 2017 aww-inspiring by creating your own romance in red.

Be bold, dress your love life with the best Valentine’s Day outfits -and sexy lingerie- and a Frederic Malle perfume of excellence and go on reading the best Survival Guide available for the day of the Red via Lifehacker. 

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Your Valentine is deep red

What’s love without a big hit of colour splashing through our winter days?

Just before transitioning from chilly to warmer temps St. Valentine’s day is a great excuse to come forward with a bold and fiery hue. “Red is a mood elevator,” says Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone’s executive director. “It can boost confidence and make you feel more in control.”
Bold and beautiful, the all-time-classic colour is not for the light-hearted.Red, a very sharp-edged colour is ideal for those strong statements that love is. As for how to wear red “go with bluer reds if your complexion is fair; spicier orange-reds will flatter darker skin. Whatever you choose, keep hair sleek and lips neutral (red lips would be too matchy), and step out in black or nude shoes that won’t distract. Resist the urge to stop at just a pop–a long line of color is often visually slimming (not to mention stunning)” says InStyle.
 Red accessories on the other hand are more easier to carry around. Invest in the deep red hue and fall in love with fierce fashion all over again.
‘The Knot’ clutch bag in intrecciato Ayers leather. – Available at Bottega Veneta Boutique Kifissia, Luisa World Kolonaki.

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Cut-out geometry is Céline’s handbags new explosive secret

Cut-out geometry is Celine’s handbags new explosive secret

Céline’s handbags are a constant hit. Even though the fashion house is regarded as “one of the most opaque brands in the world when it comes to releasing information, photos and pricing about its handbags”Céline’s Spring 2017 collection features a variety of sleek bags available in Luisa World now.

This is Céline’s resort collection and it includes lots of favourites especially in the all-time classic combination of Black and White. 

Luggage Tote and Belt Bag are back yet there are numerous new enchanting designs. From the Medium Frame Shoulder Bag through the Micro Debossed Luggage Handbag to the geometric elegance of a Medium Luggage Phantom Handbag in cut out Calfskin leather Celine’s new objects of desire are stunning.

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Time to rock military style like a pro

Time to rock military style like a pro

Back in 1968 the master of fashion by the name Yves Saint Laurent became the first designer ever to propose the military style. His Safari jackets for his Ready to Wear collection were a bold move, an audacious trend that never ceased to inspire. Ever since the camouflage motifs and army inspired garments are a constant hit.

Today every designer, from the avant garde Maison Margiela and Dries Van Noten to the less urban Valentino and Givenchy the military trend is one of the main trends in menswear.

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Embrace Dries Van Noten’s timeless florals 

Embrace Dries Van Noten’s timeless florals 

“It was about looking things in a brutal way. Big bunches of flowers cut up. Cutting up historical garments. Being completely bare and completely overdone at the same time. Losing control – but just a little bit.” This is how Dries Van Noten explained his collection that thrives with emotion and mesmerizing contrasts that froze, literally, in time.

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Style high. Jimmy Choo’s new collection has arrived

Style high. Jimmy Choo’s new collection has arrived

A label that constantly brings a very certain, elegant allure premiered its new collection. Jimmy Choo consistently offers must-have heels for the glamorous woman and this season Sandra Choi took inspiration from nature –this neverending fountain of beauty.
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Embrace the rarest of charms, the cashmere jumper

Embrace the rarest of charms, the cashmere jumper

When Tom Wolfe posed for Esquire magazine he wore a bathrobe, suitable for a King. Made of fine, precious cashmeres the writer ditched his signature white three-piece suit for his most precious piece of clothing. Wolfe “actually works in this custom cashmere bathrobe, and not in the suit” proclaimed Esquire. A King deserves his precious attire, non?

A material made for royalty, cashmere is literally the luxury you deserve. Yes, it’s more expensive compared to other wool but this is how it goes with the rarest of materials. And cashmere is the diamond for the knitwear industry. Cashmere comes from goats, in fact from a very special type of goat that roams within parts of Asia, such as Mongolia, Tibet, Northern India, Iran, Afghanistan and Southwest China. 

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Bring some Spring forward. The nu pastels have arrived

Bring some Spring forward. The nu pastels have arrived

Back in 2014 every lady became a nude-ist. Thanks to Kate Middleton’s skin-tone heels and numerous other celebrities of out times the trend took fashion by storm and it never ceased.

A couple of seasons later another colour became popular for it’s powder like elegance. Pink, the pastel version of this ultra feminine colour became the accessory de rigeur. The smooth charm of this palette will brighten up any look, as this is not another pastel for the season. Blush pink, just like nude, is a trend all on its own bringing a soft warmth that literally glows in private mode.

These elegant accessories do have a streetwise sense if you pair them with oversized coats over sexy skinnies but they do match Gucci’s vintage trend that took the season by storm. Also, going grey will do no harm as these pastels are as old as nu. Leather card holder by Céline. – Available at Luisa World Kolonaki, Luisa World Kifissia.

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Lanvin’s sleek sneakers will smarten you up in an instant

When done appropriately the pairing of a suit with the right sneakers will make you feel and look smart and ultra-effortlessly chic. Because sneakers are the new go-to accessory to own.

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