September 30, 2011

The Wardrobe: Summer Recap

It's the last day of September which also means the last day of my summer vacation! Tomorrow is the official beginning of the last year of my bachelor, so I have to make some important choices for my future. I'm going to apply for a master abroad, so keep your fingers crossed for me! I also have some new projects for the blog you're going to find out more about soon. Before the beginning of the new month I decided to make make a summer recap of my favorite outfits!














So this is it! The summer is over but a new, beautiful and exciting season is about to begin, so lets dress up and enjoy it! 

Which is your favorite outfit of all of these and what are your plans for the Fall? Did you make any new season promises to yourself? 















And here is something exciting! I am happy to announce the winner of my giveaway and this is the lovely Yelena from All Glam Things! Congrats, girl!

XoXo
Plami  

September 29, 2011

The Wardrobe: Beige Dress

Finally an outfit post! The first one this week and it's already Thursday! Well, I hope you still enjoyed my blog the last few days! The outfit I am sharing with you today is probably one of my favorites and saying this probably many of you already know it's a dress! I just love dresses! They're so feminine, versatile and easy to wear! This particular one is from H&M, has a great design and a color that gives me the opportunity to accessorize it in so many different ways! The strappy sandals are from H&M as well, and are probably one of the most comfortable pair of heels I have in my shoe collection... Yes, I do have a collection although you've been seeing ballerinas all summer long :) My mom made the beautiful necklace and bracelet and I adore them! I am wearing this green purse quite often, it was handmade and me and my mom have it for years now! This is why it's good to invest in an expensive, high quality bag!






Today's the last day when you can join my lovely GIVEAWAY so just click HERE and check it out :)))

XoXo
Plami

September 28, 2011

The Great Designers: Oscar de la Renta

Today's designer spotlight is very special to me, because the Oscar de la Renta dresses were one of the reasons I fell in love with fashion! Season after season we see exquisite pieces of art in the collections. The lavish skirts and dresses, the embroidery, the perfect detailing, the over the top feathers and luxurious fabrics, the exquisite jewels and the ornate trims, the beautiful colors and feminine shapes make me smile and whisper "Thank God I am a woman!"














 Images via Style.com

Oscar de la Renta was born in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, where he spent his childhood. The tropical island filled with colors is the main source of inspiration for the designer. When he turns 18, Oscar moves to Spain to study painting at the Academy of San Fernando in Madrid. The Spanish culture, and especially the Spanish fashion captivate him, and his interest in design begins to grow by day. The future designer soon starts sketching for Spain's leading fashion houses and lands an internship with the couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga. The next step the great talent takes is to move to Paris and join Antonio Castillo at the house of Lanvin as a couture assistant. In this extravagant, luxurious scene, Oscar begins to realize that the future of fashion is in the ready-to-wear, so he moves once again, this time to New York. There he takes Diana Vreeland's advice and returns to couture designing Elizabeth Arden’s custom-made clothing line. She promotes Oscar's name and he gains further public recognition.

In 1965, after years of working with some of the greatest couturiers in the world, the Oscar de la Renta signature ready-to-wear label is created. The recipe for success is the combination of the designer's Latin American passion for vibrant color, his European-trained eye for luxurious fabrics and embellishments, and his unique understanding for all things feminine.

What follows are numerous prestigious awards, a fragrance, accessory and home line and of course, in 2006 the launch of the bridal collection, featuring extraordinary embroideries and beautiful fabrics, from silk duchess to French Alençon lace. 

"I have always felt my role as a designer is to do the very best I can for a woman to make her look her best. Fashion is only fashion once a woman puts it on.”
 ~ Oscar de la Renta

XoXo
Plami

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