Friday, 4 October 2013

MILAN FASHION WEEK - GREY MATTERS

I always perceived Grey to be reserved for accountants (no offence) and men who work in dark offices with no ventilation, rendering them rather oxygen deprived leaving them looking a little pale, but when I discovered this fabric, I new instantly that it had to be worn as a suit, giving new life to the colour and turning a fabric otherwise intended for curtaining, into a walking forest. I promptly ordered it and sent it to my brilliant designer who waved her magic wand, turning it into something custom made and exactly what I had in mind. The cut of the pants do however require it to be worn with a slight heel. When in doubt about how to style a look, I find taking photographs to be an instant analysis of how it appears and at the same time allowing you to evaluate what to wear with it. In this instance I should have worn at least a kitten heel to lift the length of the pants, giving it a more slender look. However, by the last day of Fashion Week my feet were in full protest and on a mission of it's own, no longer permitting me to wear anything else than Ballerina pumps. The colour of the print allows a multitude of colour options for accessories and under garments, and although I prefer to limit any look to two colours, the introduction of a third colour perhaps in the shoes, takes the look to another level. I styled it with candy stripes in the same shade, combining print on print again. How would you wear this print?

 
 
 

Ultra modern architecture, creatively juxtaposed against the old world charm of historical buildings in Milan, blending old and new harmoniously.

Suit - Belle Epoque
Shoes - Parfois
Handbag - Chanel 2.55
Candy striped shirt - Old

 

13 comments:

  1. That's one fabulous suit, I love it!

    blue hue wonderland

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  2. A beautiful look, love the jacket and pant suits, and this, it's beautiful. You are very stylish.

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  3. yuor outfit is so elegant and glamour :D i was wondering if you would like to follow me on gfc and bloglovin... i will surely follow you back! Let me know! :D
    fashion blog miriam stella

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    1. Welcome to my blog and thank you for the kind comments, would love to follow each other! doing that already on twitter and bloglovin!
      FF

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  4. I think you just proved all of your thoughts wrong! You look fabulous.
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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  5. Awesome suit, Nicolene. Your flats definitely look good but you are right, wider trousers usually require heels to elongate the look.
    Your whole outfit is very stylish again.
    I love the soft waves, your hair looks fabulous!

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  6. Dear friend, today I posted on my blog a post in which I use a photo of you. I hope you do not mind. Thanks and best regards.

    You can see it in: http://sensecorbata.blogspot.com.es/2013/10/looks-de-la-setmana-20.html

    Josep-Maria Badia
    Tarragona (Spain)

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    1. Thanks you Joseph, I am flattered, Its always nice to review ones style through the eyes of a male!
      FF

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  7. That's one fabulous suit, I love itxxxxxxx

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  8. This suit is great on you. The sitting picture is a great idea, unusual, very attractive! Need to follow you :-)

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  9. You look and are sooooooooooooooo fabulous.
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  10. Such a fab outfit!! You look darling, and the photo's are amazingly beautiful!!!

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  11. beautiful pics!

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