Bloggers and Fashion Weeks are like kids in a candy store. We bring to you the best blogger styles from the biggest blogger playground out there.
Sandra from the popular UK blog 5 inch and up is queen of contemporary style. Her looks are grungy yet feminine. Never to polished Sandra wears her clothes with a certain nonchalance. Like the outfit she was wearing last week during London Fashion Week. An A+
Meet Zina from fashionvibe.net. We spotted this outfit a couple of days ago while taken on the streets of Milan during Fashion Week. Zina's style reminds us of Olivia Palermo's style a bit. She mix and match different styles into one of her own and it's certainly pays off. This outfit reminds us of Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward. Keep up the good work Zina!
Our team spotted Colombine Smile earlier this week at London Fashion Week in a etnic inspired outfit. One day later the Swedish blog star attended Sumerset House again, and this time she brought American college style to the playground. We love the way she combined the look with a pencil skirt. A special notice to her shoes from Topshop. She weares them practicly with everything for two years now.
The Russian blogger Kykla Masha is becoming a real star in her own country. With her excentric style and her outstriking appearance (she always can be a model instead) she was every stylista's sweatheart during Milan Fashion Week. Maybe this isn't your cup of tea, but we appreciate her effort and therefor she is our number four.
It was maybe not the most memorable blogger outfit we've seen during all the Fashion Weeks so far, but because we are an absolute fan of her (we've bumped into each other during London Fashion Week) Swedish blog icon Caroline is our number five. Do we have to explain why? Because she is the embodiment of Scandinavian style, and because she is stunning of course. Look and learn, style doesn't have to be that complicated.
Our absolute favorite show we've seen since the start of Milan Fashion Week belongs to the king of the Milanese runway mr. Roberto Cavalli himself. The embodiment of Italian style. The show was absolutly sensational, so we've heard. Starting with a gold-sequined opening group, where the models in their short, pleated drop-waisted skirts and diadems brought us back to the time Italy was the hart of the Roman Impire. The gold gave way to black, with a touch of floral prints and ended in a phenomanal sea of exotic suits and jackets. There was a time Cavalli had a bit of a tacky image but for the Spring 2012 he made a impressive and credible comeback.
Leather and lace formed the basis of the Bally SS2012 fashionshow yesterday in Milan, creating the perfect combi between streamlined and feminine. Except for the heels (we found them quite stiff to be honest) the ensembles were easy on the eyes withous being to polished.
Yet another laced collection could be found on the catwalk of the Dolce & Gabbana SS2012 show earlier that day. The designers duo also added floral and fruit prints, crystal embellished bodices and twill suits to their feminine showing in shades of sky blue, citrus orange and leaf green. The Dolce & Gabbana woman went for a mature yet sexy look with form-fitting silhouettes and mid-drift baring cuts.
Interview with American A-list stylist (and COFD guestblogger) Djuna Bel
By Anouk Bos
We have managed to seduce American A-list stylist Djuna Bel into being our special guest blogger. For a period of six weeks, Djuna’s blog will give visitors a peek into her high octane lifestyle as a much sought-after editorial and commercial fashion stylist. Her own individual, assured style, which she herself describes as ‘beach goth’, combined with her sheer force of personality – Djuna is not one to be ignored, and nor would you want to – has attracted the passionate commitment of a select circle of distinguished clients. Read the interview and get to know Djuna!
How did your career as stylist began and from where it took off to the stage where you are now?
I moved to New York at 17 and had a bit of a successful run modeling. A few stylists I'd worked with took me under their wing as assistant now and then, but at the time I felt more inspired to open my own vintage shop called Fox & Fawn with my friend Marissa.
When I moved to Los Angeles for the love of my life, i realized i really missed the excitement of styling. I put my heart into it and discovered a consuming passion for what I do. It's been a really wonderful journey.
You have worked for some big brands and magazines? Can you tell us your most memorable styling job and why? My most memorable shoot might be my story with Charlotte Gainsbourg. I was just getting my bearings in LA and met one of my best friends Lauren Dukoff. She and i are both huge Gainsbourg fans, and Charlotte was a total dream to work with as well.
But every job has been amazing - every commercial and editorial i meet some really amazing people who inspire me every day.I also styled a 10 page story with Devendra Banhart with the beautiful and talented Lauren Dukoff. Devendra was really game for anything so i was really able to exercise my creativity. We transformed him into a leather-boy skater at one point; and had him in the Rodarte closing gown at another. I love when my work feels more like a collaboration between friends than anything else
Where are you most proud of?
I'm fortunate enough to feel a deep pride in every project I undertake. i'm so happy I wake up in the morning and be able to do what i love most. It still blows my mind. I feel really lucky.
With which celebrities have you worked and who has a special place in your heart?
I have to say that I've really lucked out in that I can develop a rapport and an air of fun and humor with almost everyone I style. Obey Maguire is one of my favorite people in the world. He's so talented and driven and really funny. He also has an amazing eye and interest in art and architecture and is a really amazing father.
Can you describe your personal style? Someone recently described it as "Beach Goth." i am into that. A touch of death rock but never a fear of color.... and never over-thought. On the closetvisit.com readers could take a look in your mega closet, if we talk addiction which clothing or accessory piece you can't get enough from? As i'm sure you will quickly see i am a collector of Raquel Allegra and Christopher Kane. It's a sick obsession really.
How do you personalize your outfit?
I never put too much thought into it. I sort of let my intuition guide me until I've assembled something I can feel really strong with. Confidence is the key to any outfit.
You are living in Los Angeles, and work in New York, which city do you love most and why?
Oh that's so tough. I gave New York 8 years of my life and i'm not willing to give it up. But there is a level of comfort that LA provides, the quality of life is so amazing, the richness of the landscape, and the weather of course...they're both such different beasts. Can I just love them both equally?
You have Dutch roots, are their any Dutch habits in your DNA you want to share with us?
You mean because i live in a windmill and am wearing clogs at the moment? :)...i only rode my bike and never drove a car until i was 25, i eat hagelslag every sunday :)
What is the message you want to give our Dutch readers with your guestblog on creatorsofdesire.com?
ik hou van jou!