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Content is King and the Power is the Queen.

Posted by Petra Orrenius on

No need to wear a crown or a gown in order to look like a queen (even if it helps…)
you can still stand out in a majestic kind of way!
Or like the fashion-wise Elizabeth II once said: ‘If I wore beige, nobody would know who I am.’
Think feminine design, statement-making jewellery,  silk floaty fabric and a pop of colour and you're ready to celebrate queen’s birthday in an orderly way! "Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman."
Coco Chanel

Queen

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Content is King and the Power is the Queen.

Posted by Petra Orrenius on

No need to wear a crown or a gown in order to look like a queen (even if it helps…)
you can still stand out in a majestic kind of way!
Or like the fashion-wise Elizabeth II once said: ‘If I wore beige, nobody would know who I am.’
Think feminine design, statement-making jewellery,  silk floaty fabric and a pop of colour and you're ready to celebrate queen’s birthday in an orderly way! "Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman."
Coco Chanel

Queen

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It’s getting chilly out there!

Posted by Petra Orrenius on

But not chilly enough to bring out that duna.
You have to go for layering, preferable in a way that doesn’t make you look like the Michelin Man or an urban Eskimo.
Luckily for us all, layering is both trendy and elegant and there are plenty of versatile elements to play with that can make you stay warm and look good at the same time.
The key to not looking bulky is to make sure your bottom layer is made from lightweight fabric and has a snug fit.
Don’t do ten layers - stay with three and opt for good-quality fabrics, maybe with one of them being a bit silky or sheer.
For a classy look, wear tonal colour with the lightest closest to your body and the darkest outside.
Look chic and feel comfortable is what we aim for, even when the temperature is dropping and all we wanna do is snuggle up in a blankie and zip on a coffee. 

Silk Creme Batwing Top. Mandala living cashmere scarf

Petra Weiss

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It’s getting chilly out there!

Posted by Petra Orrenius on

But not chilly enough to bring out that duna.
You have to go for layering, preferable in a way that doesn’t make you look like the Michelin Man or an urban Eskimo.
Luckily for us all, layering is both trendy and elegant and there are plenty of versatile elements to play with that can make you stay warm and look good at the same time.
The key to not looking bulky is to make sure your bottom layer is made from lightweight fabric and has a snug fit.
Don’t do ten layers - stay with three and opt for good-quality fabrics, maybe with one of them being a bit silky or sheer.
For a classy look, wear tonal colour with the lightest closest to your body and the darkest outside.
Look chic and feel comfortable is what we aim for, even when the temperature is dropping and all we wanna do is snuggle up in a blankie and zip on a coffee. 

Silk Creme Batwing Top. Mandala living cashmere scarf

Petra Weiss

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Go Green: 5 eco-friendly fashion tips

Posted by Petra Orrenius on

Our Industry is ranked as a major source of pollution in the world. I am happy to work with brands that really trying to have more Eco friendly fashion items- everything from organic cotton to recycled polyester. 

5 eco-friendly fashion tips to help make your wardrobe more green.

Wash with Love

Buy green laundry detergent. To save energy, wash on low heat and line dry outside in our beautiful Australian sun.

Buy vintage

Buying secondhand and reduce your global footprint. For gently-used designer wares, check out sites like https://restylecloset.com.au/ and www.yordrobe.com.au

Buy local

Aside from supporting your community, buying locally reduces environmental impact because local businesses can make local purchases, thereby decreasing transportation pollution. Plus, independent businesses are typically small enterprises, so they take up less land and resources.

Look after your clothes and Invest in your shoes

The more you take care of your shoes, the longer they’ll last. Less consumption and waste. As soon as you unwrap your new pair of shoes, take them to a shoe repair shop to add on heel covers and toe treads, so you won’t damage the bottom of your shoes. When the protective covers wear through, it’s time for another visit. Same goes for broken heels, cuts, holes and fades. 

Know your fabrics

Bamboo, silk, organic cotton, soy, hemp  are just a few of the natural, eco-friendly fabrics on the market

Check this out:  Now you can eat your sportswear: Credit to Houdini that gives us another reason to buy sportswear https://youtu.be/9Sl0nkMc-78

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Go Green: 5 eco-friendly fashion tips

Posted by Petra Orrenius on

Our Industry is ranked as a major source of pollution in the world. I am happy to work with brands that really trying to have more Eco friendly fashion items- everything from organic cotton to recycled polyester. 

5 eco-friendly fashion tips to help make your wardrobe more green.

Wash with Love

Buy green laundry detergent. To save energy, wash on low heat and line dry outside in our beautiful Australian sun.

Buy vintage

Buying secondhand and reduce your global footprint. For gently-used designer wares, check out sites like https://restylecloset.com.au/ and www.yordrobe.com.au

Buy local

Aside from supporting your community, buying locally reduces environmental impact because local businesses can make local purchases, thereby decreasing transportation pollution. Plus, independent businesses are typically small enterprises, so they take up less land and resources.

Look after your clothes and Invest in your shoes

The more you take care of your shoes, the longer they’ll last. Less consumption and waste. As soon as you unwrap your new pair of shoes, take them to a shoe repair shop to add on heel covers and toe treads, so you won’t damage the bottom of your shoes. When the protective covers wear through, it’s time for another visit. Same goes for broken heels, cuts, holes and fades. 

Know your fabrics

Bamboo, silk, organic cotton, soy, hemp  are just a few of the natural, eco-friendly fabrics on the market

Check this out:  Now you can eat your sportswear: Credit to Houdini that gives us another reason to buy sportswear https://youtu.be/9Sl0nkMc-78

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9 Summer Wardrobe tips.

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Get Ready for Summer.

Some great pieces to have this summer. Mix and Match them all. 

The deconstructed shirt

The deconstructed shirt isn’t going anywhere soon. It is getting trendier and even more interesting. Great to pair with your old denim jeans or shorts.

Graphic stripes

There is no summer without stripes. This year combine stripes in all different shapes. And with the right combination it’s a winner for any summer party.

Flared denims/denim shorts

When fashion icons and artists starting to wear something, its soon to become a fashion trend. Honestly, flared denims are fun, comfy and a good staple items for colder summer nights.

and of course a pair of denim shorts (ripped or plain) 

Bare shoulder

Show some skin in a fashionable way during summer. Off shoulder top or dress is still a winner this summer due to its feminine but still classic look. Not too much, not too little.

White Denim/Jeans

When you dont want to show your legs but dont feel for cover up in a kaftan or wear a summer skirt the white denim pants will save your summer nights. Dress them up with an off the shoulder top or a deconstructed shirt or why not a silk singlet 

Layering

Layering my favorite thing to do and recommend since it  easily changes any outfit, make you ready ifthe temperature changes during the day. For summer just keep your layering fabric lights, sheer and use cotton, silk and viscous.

Go oversized

Comfy and still looking great and being on trend- why not try oversized shirts, caps, and tees. And why not the old but still in fashion kaftan – it not only hides your extra party kilos it is  a great addition to any summer wardrobe since it def takes you from beach to bar in a second.

Kimono

A summer must have. Use it to dress anything up in your wardrobe: a plain slip dress, jeans, shorts, silk singlet. 

Slip in/Sandals

When you want something on your feet as comfy as a pair of Havaianas but a bit nicer looking this new trendy sandals is great for warm summer days. 

 

 

 

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9 Summer Wardrobe tips.

Posted by Petra Orrenius on

Get Ready for Summer.

Some great pieces to have this summer. Mix and Match them all. 

The deconstructed shirt

The deconstructed shirt isn’t going anywhere soon. It is getting trendier and even more interesting. Great to pair with your old denim jeans or shorts.

Graphic stripes

There is no summer without stripes. This year combine stripes in all different shapes. And with the right combination it’s a winner for any summer party.

Flared denims/denim shorts

When fashion icons and artists starting to wear something, its soon to become a fashion trend. Honestly, flared denims are fun, comfy and a good staple items for colder summer nights.

and of course a pair of denim shorts (ripped or plain) 

Bare shoulder

Show some skin in a fashionable way during summer. Off shoulder top or dress is still a winner this summer due to its feminine but still classic look. Not too much, not too little.

White Denim/Jeans

When you dont want to show your legs but dont feel for cover up in a kaftan or wear a summer skirt the white denim pants will save your summer nights. Dress them up with an off the shoulder top or a deconstructed shirt or why not a silk singlet 

Layering

Layering my favorite thing to do and recommend since it  easily changes any outfit, make you ready ifthe temperature changes during the day. For summer just keep your layering fabric lights, sheer and use cotton, silk and viscous.

Go oversized

Comfy and still looking great and being on trend- why not try oversized shirts, caps, and tees. And why not the old but still in fashion kaftan – it not only hides your extra party kilos it is  a great addition to any summer wardrobe since it def takes you from beach to bar in a second.

Kimono

A summer must have. Use it to dress anything up in your wardrobe: a plain slip dress, jeans, shorts, silk singlet. 

Slip in/Sandals

When you want something on your feet as comfy as a pair of Havaianas but a bit nicer looking this new trendy sandals is great for warm summer days. 

 

 

 

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Female Famous Fashion Designers - Who Are They What Do We Like About Them

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Female Famous Fashion Designers - Who Are They What Do We Like About Them

When you think about fashion, you might not realize, but you will find out that the first famous fashion designer brand that comes to peoples mind is a brand which is started, created or having their main designer being a man. Crazy consider for most of this brands their main target and customer is female.   But does that mean there are no female fashion designers? In fact, there are plenty of very cool, talented and inspirational female designers that own their own brand or having top creative fashion jobs. From labels to new names, here are some top female famous fashion designers that have or still are making an impact on the fashion industry  

Stella McCartney- Always having an opinion and not afraid to let you know.

If you are a fashion enthusiast, you must have heard about Stella McCartney. Stella first entered the fashion world by becoming an intern for Christian Lacrox before becoming a fashion director for Chloe. She later debuted with her own brand which is revered for its colorful, boisterous designs. Her designs are something you can experiment with and truly express your own personality within. And Stella herself is not late to express her own opinion (using her fame from the catwalk to create a debate and make a difference…)  

Rachel Comey-Cult Coming.

Comey began her fashion career with menswear before turning to Womenswear, by 2004 Comey had built her following and expanded her library to include both footwear and Womenswear. Comey’s brand is defined by the cult's favorite: Legion jeans and mars Boot.

Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate- Double the Fun.

The twin sisters began their fashion career in 2006. By 2012 they took home the coveted top prize at the CFDA Awards. Before the awards, the twins established the Elizabeth and James brands that are their version of  ready-to-wear clothing line with more affordable pricing. 

Diane von Furstenberg- Be the women you wanna be!

The fashion icon and the creator of the wrap dress that symbolize independence and power for an entire generation of women. DVF have had an extraordinary life raised by her mother a  concentration camp survivor in Brussel, married a prince became a jet-set princess, getting divorced, facing bankruptcy but came back by never ever giving up, overcoming cancer, bought a publishing house, building a global brand, and still going strong devoting herself to empowering other women: "I want every woman to know that she can be the woman she wants to be” and secure you get independent in her words, the kind of woman who is independent and who doesn't rely on a man to pay her bills."

 

Coco Chanel- Luxury but not over comfort!

Coco Chanel Is Fashion. She is THE women in fashion and was and still are very influential within the fashion industry. The house she founded is still the most coveted and respected label. Fighting stereotypes, borrowing elements of men’s wear and emphasizing comfort over the constraints of then-popular fashions. She helped women say goodbye to the days of corsets and other confining garments.

 

 

In honor of female famous fashion designer, there are lots of other established female designers like, Madeleine Cheruit, Jeanne Lanvin Miuccia Prada, Sonia Rykiel, Isabel Marant, Tory Burch, Donatella Versace, Anya Hindmarch, Alice Temperley, Vivienne  Westwood, Phoebe Philo, Amanda Wakeley and others that changed the fashion industry to what it is today.

They all deserve to be mentioned. 

 

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Female Famous Fashion Designers - Who Are They What Do We Like About Them

When you think about fashion, you might not realize, but you will find out that the first famous fashion designer brand that comes to peoples mind is a brand which is started, created or having their main designer being a man. Crazy consider for most of this brands their main target and customer is female.   But does that mean there are no female fashion designers? In fact, there are plenty of very cool, talented and inspirational female designers that own their own brand or having top creative fashion jobs. From labels to new names, here are some top female famous fashion designers that have or still are making an impact on the fashion industry  

Stella McCartney- Always having an opinion and not afraid to let you know.

If you are a fashion enthusiast, you must have heard about Stella McCartney. Stella first entered the fashion world by becoming an intern for Christian Lacrox before becoming a fashion director for Chloe. She later debuted with her own brand which is revered for its colorful, boisterous designs. Her designs are something you can experiment with and truly express your own personality within. And Stella herself is not late to express her own opinion (using her fame from the catwalk to create a debate and make a difference…)  

Rachel Comey-Cult Coming.

Comey began her fashion career with menswear before turning to Womenswear, by 2004 Comey had built her following and expanded her library to include both footwear and Womenswear. Comey’s brand is defined by the cult's favorite: Legion jeans and mars Boot.

Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate- Double the Fun.

The twin sisters began their fashion career in 2006. By 2012 they took home the coveted top prize at the CFDA Awards. Before the awards, the twins established the Elizabeth and James brands that are their version of  ready-to-wear clothing line with more affordable pricing. 

Diane von Furstenberg- Be the women you wanna be!

The fashion icon and the creator of the wrap dress that symbolize independence and power for an entire generation of women. DVF have had an extraordinary life raised by her mother a  concentration camp survivor in Brussel, married a prince became a jet-set princess, getting divorced, facing bankruptcy but came back by never ever giving up, overcoming cancer, bought a publishing house, building a global brand, and still going strong devoting herself to empowering other women: "I want every woman to know that she can be the woman she wants to be” and secure you get independent in her words, the kind of woman who is independent and who doesn't rely on a man to pay her bills."

 

Coco Chanel- Luxury but not over comfort!

Coco Chanel Is Fashion. She is THE women in fashion and was and still are very influential within the fashion industry. The house she founded is still the most coveted and respected label. Fighting stereotypes, borrowing elements of men’s wear and emphasizing comfort over the constraints of then-popular fashions. She helped women say goodbye to the days of corsets and other confining garments.

 

 

In honor of female famous fashion designer, there are lots of other established female designers like, Madeleine Cheruit, Jeanne Lanvin Miuccia Prada, Sonia Rykiel, Isabel Marant, Tory Burch, Donatella Versace, Anya Hindmarch, Alice Temperley, Vivienne  Westwood, Phoebe Philo, Amanda Wakeley and others that changed the fashion industry to what it is today.

They all deserve to be mentioned. 

 

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