Saturday, 28 September 2013

MILAN FASHION WEEK - WHAT TO WEAR - OUTFIT 1

Street style photography has manifested itself so firmly as an independent industry, that it's hardly possible not to consider this form of media when attending fashion events. Unlike any other event, there is no dress code, yet nobody arrives looking overdressed or under styled. I still find it difficult to decide what to wear to Fashion weeks as one is inevitably permitted to be a little avant garde, yet one should not look like a spectacle. I suppose it's all in the eye of the beholder, but one cannot dress to the occasion unless you have some idea of what is worn by others. First and foremost, one should be comfortable in what ever it is you decide to don. If ever you're indecisive about what to wear for such an occasion, take to the Internet for style cues, by simply looking at street style blogs and posts of digital media to find an idea of what to wear to such an event. My idea to wear a full skirt was born locally when I saw a women wearing a skirt as big as a satellite dish, looking like a diva from the 50's, hence my full skirt with box pleats. This trend is something that was seen on every street corner, each and every one being worn in a different style and length. Some were fuller than others, and some so short you could see into the future. I settled for something in between, leaving something to the viewer's imagination. I must say, considerable self control was exercised not to add a pair of earrings, but considering the size of my neck piece, I decided to go minimalistic ....



Top & Skirt - Belle Epoque
Shoes - J Renee
Accessories, various from Prada to Vintage

27 comments:

  1. That skirt and those shoes are absolutely fabulous! xo

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  2. Belle Epoque - what a name and what a style! Stunning look, Nicolene, I love this full skirt, is it silk? Amazing watercolours which I have seen a lot for the next spring trend.
    You look absolutely fantastic and very appropriate for FW!

    Annette | Lady of Style

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    1. Thanks for the kind remarks Annette, it's actually a silk organza fabric allowing it to plump out nicely giving the effect of a full circle. I rather like the texture and bulk of the skirt giving it somewhat of a fairy tale style and making you feel like a princess!
      FF

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  3. Hi Nicolene, wow, Milan fashion week must have been the most amazing experience! You look sensational, love the beautifully printed midi skirt and the heels are divine!Thanks for your kind words over at mine...hope you're having a great unwinding weekend!

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  4. I love that skirt, beautiful. I am envious of Milan fashion week.

    Xoxo,
    Carrie
    http://expressive-style.blogspot.com

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  5. Wow, you look amazing!! You're in Milan for Fashion Week? How wonderful!

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  6. One word, Nicolene: AMAZING!!!!!!
    I love your midi skirt!!!!!

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  7. This is your best outfit so far!! I love that skirt, you look so classy!!!
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    1. Thanks Francesca, I appreciate your compliments!
      FF

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  8. Oh my goodness, Nicolene that midi skirt with it's Color scheme and texture make you look like a princess, it is so beautiful and you styled it so classy with the waterfall Shirt all kept in that Color Family. my favourite of yours. You totally nailed it. I bet this look will be seen in so many Magazines :-)


    Ani
    www.fleurani.blogspot.de

    PS: If you would love to join our link up theme to "Macaroon shades" tomorrow, you are more then welcome :-)

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    1. Thank you Ani, I am flattered that you would give me such compliments!
      FF

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  9. Happy monday, super stylish woman!!!!

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  10. Stopping by to wish you a great productive week ahead.

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  11. That skirt is absolutely gorgeous! It is a perfect silhouette on you!
    xx Easy Outfits, by Pip

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    1. Thank you Pip, nice to receive your compliments!
      FF

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  12. Love, love, love this. I have a particular penchant for the colors and fabrics and shapes you're wearing! Been thinking about skirts a lot lately ... so glad to see you working this very beautiful combination so elegantly. I've been dragging my skirts from the back to the front and thinking about how to make them modern. Thank you for a starter tutorial!
    Hope you are enjoying Milan and the visual feast ... perhaps some gastronomic excess, as well. Enjoy every second!

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  13. Thank you Jan, I take kindly to such lovely compliments. Yes, I have indeed enjoyed the culinary aspects of Milan, fortunately wide skirts are very accommodating! I cannot wait to see how you are styling your skirts, I always enjoy taking a cue from other likeminded and inspirational women!
    FF

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  14. This is a beautiful outfit on you. Very pretty color and full skirt is simply regal.

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  15. Such a gorgeous look. I have been looking for a full midi skirt for quite some time - this one definitely fits the bill (although I don't expect I will find it here in Canada - will need to keep looking I guess!)
    I found you via the Monday Bloom/Pastels linkup - now following via bloglovin!
    Laura

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  16. Nicolene I absolutely ADORE this look. The skirt is so beautiful, talk about channelling Grace Kelley, you 1950s siren, you!! Such a well chosen look for MFW :))

    Catherine x
    NotDressedAsLamb.com

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  17. Hi Nicolene, what a darned good combination this is. Looks absolutely stunning. Heads must have turned. Even in fashionable Milan.
    I see you standing on the bull in the Galleria.... sweet city trip memories for me.
    Greetje

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  18. I bought this for a friend who is a size 10 and is a D cup. The top was a bit loose but with a quick alteration to the back straps it will be perfect. She is also tall and the dress has the perfect length.

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