As a free soul and a fashion addict, I could never really reconcile with the demands of dress codes. Still, having people’s jobs oftentimes depend on the right attire, and people being sure that one cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure, makes the dress code a thing to be reckoned with.

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So here I am, somewhere deep in the country, wearing this awesome, linen, knitted Ivana Helsinki dress, all covered in gold threads. Its heavy fabric makes it fall beautifully just a bit below the knee-my favorite skirt length. Tight enough to show I’m a woman, but loose enough to show I’m a lady…and so the story begins…a friend of mine told me the other day when I complemented her cool look “well, I’m going out with you tonight and I know you’ll get the style I’m wearing so I could wear what I want, but I don’t dress this way when I’m with other people because they won’t get me”. I was saddened to hear that. If there’s something I want you to take with you from my blog, is that you should be as wild as your heart wants you to be, because those are the only moments when you’re truly alive. Continue Reading

I’ll start by saying that some of the looks on the runway this year look like there was no concept behind them, just a range of ideas thrown in together. As I was watching the Chanel collection, I had big doubts that Gabrielle would approve of Lagerfeld’s choices, especially taking into consideration mademoiselle Coco’s aversion for short skirts. The fact that Gabrielle Chanel introduced the tweed suit post WWII, which became the symbol of a generation does not mean that anything made of tweed carries the Chanel heritage. Continue Reading

Is it absolutely necessary that a woman should be all sparkly, covered in lace and sequin in order to be a queen on New Year’s Eve celebration? Even though many trendsetters tend to believe that flashy fabrics will make a woman more feminine and attractive, it seems to me that it only leads to a competition on who’s reflecting more light on that evening. Continue Reading