Style icons IV.: Victoria Beckham

‘I love fashion, and I love changing my style, my hair, my makeup, and everything I’ve done in the past has made me what I am now. Not everyone is going to like what I do, but I look back at everything, and it makes me smile.’ /Victoria Beckham/

Victoria Beckham certainly has an interesting past that is full of adventures. Of course everyone knows about the Spice Girls days, but she has been also working as a model and in 2007 she released her first collection called dvb Denim. Since that she launched sunglasses, handbags, clothes and fragrances too. Her designs have won awards and this year she wore her own creation to Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s wedding.
She has always been famous for her collection of sunglasses and knowing exactly what to wear at any event.

Victoria knows how to style a black blaser to look chic and trendy at the same time.

A three coloured look anyone can try to recreate.

This kind of self-promotion is compeltely acceptable if you ask me.

High waisted trousers make you look elegant every time.

Every woman needs something red in her wardrobe.

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Just hanging out in Paris 🇫🇷 kisses x

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Victoria is flawless and elegant even on hot summer days. Look at those lilac shoes!!

The queen of monochrome outfits knows hot to style such a classic as the black dress.

It’s important to choose the best accessories to make clothes into a stylish outfit.

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#vogue #forcesoffashion X kisses VB @voguemagazine

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Monochrome seems boring? Not if you combine them with a pair of fabulous and unique pair of shoes.

Just like Karl Lagerfeld, Victoria often wears the classic black and white combo that can never go wrong.

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Marie Claire Fashion Days 2018

On 3rd and 4th November I attended my second fashion-related event in Budapest. Marie Claire Fashion Days were organised the 10th time this year. A 2-day ticket for the event cost 3280 HUF and it allowed unlimited attendance at the shows. Besides getting the last copy of Marie Claire magazine, guests could drink Hungária champagne, L’Or Coffee and Vöslauer mineral water. Rossmann and DM and had stands that offered free make-up and hairdos. People could smell the new Yves Saint Laurent perfumes and try their lipsticks as well. And of course some of the designer products were on display as well.

The fashion shows included in the programme were:
Anna Daubner, Celeni, Cukovy, Elysian, Nora Sarman, Nubu, Tomcsanyi, Daalarna, Szonja Dudik, Illuxtrat, Pelso, Galla, Lozar, Monik & Kriszta Fejes, Noen Design, Anita Pásztor, Viktoria Varga, Fashion Concept, Émé, LBL, Enihorn, Eva Prokai – Amnesia, Printa, Lazlo, Wyhoys, Alma Vetlényi, Futureal, Musette, C&A, Romani, Van Graaf, Virag Kerenyi, Cako, INQ concept, Michael Alexander, Ecco, DM, Rossmann, Asus, Perwoll, Toyota Hybrid, Zewa by Bráz Noémi, Cango&R

Take a look at the C&A collection:

Futureal:

ASUS:

Marie Claire Fashion Days is perfect to get to know more talented Hungarian designers. If you want to attend the programme’s most VIP event, you have to buy the ticket for the so called ‘Professional Night’. This event itself cost 4990 HUF but famous performers, celebrities and models are usually attending only this event of the weekend.

Best 10 Instagram accounts to follow for fashion inspiration

Whenever I have that ‘I have nothing to wear’ feeling or prepare for an occasion, I like having inspiration from women I look up to.
Here are a list of the ‘chic’-est women on Instagram I follow:

1. French model, designer and IT girl, Jeanne Damas

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Monday 🌞 @thevolon #thevolonbag #thevolon

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2. French model, music producer and one of the writers of How to be Parisian, Caroline de Maigret

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Paris 🇫🇷

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3. French style icon, Inés de la Fressange

4. French-American actress and model, Camille Rowe

5. French illustrator, blogger and the author of Love. Style. Life., Garance Doré

6. Chinese supermodel, Liu Wen

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#CHANELHolidays

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7. Iranian-American writer, Tahereh Mafi

8. Swedish Youtuber, Jenny Mustard

9. American fashion blogger, Jenny Cipoletti

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Gone with the wind 💨

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10. Hungarian fashion blogger and Youtuber, Vivien Nagy

Museum of Bags and Purses in Amsterdam

Herengracht 573, 1017 CD Amsterdam
Opening hours: 3.50-12.50 EUR
Tickets: Open every day! Monday-Sunday 10:00-17:00
Click here for more information!

About the founders
During a visit to England one antique bag took the heart and constant attention of Hendrikje and Heinz Ivo. Throughout the years they collected 5000 bags and first had
an exhibition at their home in Amstelveen in 1996. The collection moved to its current place, a house that is part of UNESCO’s World Heritage in 2007. Their daughter, Sigrid Ivo is the director of the museum and the museum is often mentioned as one of the best fashion related ones on Earth.

The collection
The exhibition starts with the oldest bags from the 5th century and by explaining the methods how bags were made and used in the past centuries. Did you know people started making bags back then because their clothes didn’t have any pockets? It moves through time, materials and fashion as well until we reach our current days.
Let me just mention of couple of names from the haute couture collection: Chanel, Dolce&Gabbana, Yves Saint Laurent, Judith Leiber, DKNY, Gucci, Hermés, Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton.
It also contains bags that used to belong to celebrities: the bag Madonna wore to Evita’s premiere, Sophia Loren’s, Julia Robert’s and Lady Gaga’s bag, Salvador Dalí’s wife, Gala Dalí’s bag, Hillary Clinton’s, Margaret Thatcher’s and some of royal families.

The museum shop 
If you take a look at Tripadvisor and other sources you will find that this museum shop has been named the best one in Amsterdam. But why is it so special compared to the one in the Van Gogh Museum for example? Because it is impossible not to find the perfect bag there for yourself. This September the newest collection of Valentino was also on sale. Hard to be strong when so much useful (!!) beauty is surrounding you…
Anyway, you can also take a look back at the bags by buying a book containing stories and photos of the whole collection.

During the visit you can design a handbag for yourself. Here is the one I made while feeling very creative and empowered standing next to a red Chanel bag. Am I a born designer or what?!

My bag

 

 

Vogue

‘When I first moved to New York I bought Vogue instead of dinner. It just felt it fed me more.’ /Carrie Bradshaw – Sex and the City/

The fashion industry’s monthly Bible has to be Vogue magazine. The magazine contains articles mostly about fashion (more specifically haute couture), beauty and lifestyle. It was already founded in 1892 in the USA by an American businessman, Arthur Baldwin Turner and was published first as a weekly newspaper. In 1905 the magazine was bought by Condé Nast.

Vogue has spread from the USA and today it is published in the United States, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Greece, Portugal, the Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine, Slovakia, Turkey, Russia, Australia, Brazil, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, China, India, Thailand and Arabia.

From 1988 the editor in chief for Vogue is Anna Wintour. She was born in 1949 in London. Her career started at Harper’s Bazaar and then in she changed to British Vogue in 1986. She wears her signature look, the bob haircut since she was 15 years old and she is rare to be seen without sunglasses.
Time Magazine claims ‘Runway shows don’t start until she arrives. Designers succeed because she anoints them. Trend are created or crippled on her command.’ Today she is the most influential woman in the fashion industry and is the curator of the Metropolitan Museum of New York so she organizes the MET Gala every year. The First Monday in May documentaey captures how the event is organized.
She supported and raised today’s famous John Galliano and Michael Kors. She declared the magazine’s main goal: ‘Vogue is the best of evrything that fashion can offer and I think we point the way. We are, you know, a glamourous girlfriend.’

Fun facts about Vogue:
Mexican Vogue featured a portrait of Frida Kahlo on the cover in 1937.
Vogue’s photographers include Annie Leibovitz, Mario Testino and Helmut Newton.
The first celebrity cover featured Madonna in 1989.
Kate Moss has the most (over 60) Vogue covers.
There is only 8 American Vogue covers that feature a man including George Clooney, Ben Stiller and Richard Gere.
Salvador Dalí made illustrations for Vogue covers in 1939 and 1944.
The September issue is the most important one in each year because it influences the whole season. The September Issue documentary shows how much it takes to make such an influential magazine.

Anna Wintour’s former assistant, Lauren Weisberger wrote the famous The Devil wears Prada novel. People often compare Anna Wintour to Meryl Streep’s character in the movie. She attended the premier and wore Prada.
Today there are special editions of Vogue such as Teen Vogue and Men’s Vogue.
Fashion designer, Vera Wang started as an assistant at Vogue.
Alexander Wang and Joan Didion also used to work for Vogue.
The largest edition of Vogue weighs 4.5 pounds and has 916 pages in September 2012.
42% of online Vouge’s readers are men.
71K issues of Vogue are sold in half a year only in the UK.

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Best of Emmys dresses 2018

Emmy Award goes to people in the American television industry. The first Emmy statuette (a woman with wings holding an atom) was given in 1949 to Shirley Dinsdale. The person who received the most Emmys is Julia Louis Dreyfus with 11 wins and 24 nominations.
On 17th September the 70th Emmys took place in the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. It was hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost and the whole event was flooded with celebrities. Here you can find this year’s list of wins and nominees.

Let’s take a look at what people wore to the red carpet.

Vanessa Hudgens certainly found her version of the little black dress that was designed by SemSem. The huge bow makes it look very chic and dramatic.

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The full look at the @netflix Emmy’s party!

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You can never go wrong with Chanel. Penélope Cruz looked like a modern princess.

Mother of Dragons, Emilia Clarke was showing of her amazing figure in Dior.

Gossip Girl has never looked more classy. Kristen Bell wore a white Nicole Chavez dress with diamonds.

Dakota Fanning chose a simple and elegant dress from Dior.

The Handmaid’s Tale’s beautiful and talented actress, Madeline Brewer wore a dress from Brock Collection with stunning Bvlgari earrings.

Taraji P. Henson’s dress was inspired by nature and was designed by Giambattista Valli.

Stranger Things’ Max, Sadie Sink look liked a 21st century angel wearing Custom Hiraeth Dress. It was designed by Academy Award nominee, Rooney Mara.

Zac Posen proved that it is never enough of tulle and attended the event with Joey King.

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Underneath the purple rain ☔️ @zacposen

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Style icons III.: Sarah Jessica Parker

”Follow your instincts and do not let other peoples opinion of you become your opinion of yourself.”

Sarah Jessica Parker is most famous for her role as Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City. Curly hair, a pair of Manolo Blahnik’s, cigarette in one hand and Cosmopolitan in the other. She was the first IT girl on television and she won 4 Golden Globes in the Best Lead Actress in a Television Series category.
After the show has ended she appeared mostly in romantic comedies such as Failure to Launch with Matthew McConaughey, All Roads Lead to Rome and Did You Hear About the Morgans with Hugh Grant.
She released 5 fragrances and the SJP shoe collection.

Reading has never been this fashionable.

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One of my favorite things about Instagram is talking with so many of you about books, sharing titles and supporting writers, booksellers and our libraries. I've been a devoted reader since I was a little girl so I'm particularly thrilled to introduce a stunning debut novel, A PLACE FOR US, by a new and powerful American voice, Fatima Farheen Mirza. Our first for #SJPforHogarth. US readers can pre-order now to redeem a special bonus gift. The link with information is in my bio. To all those dedicated international readers, stay tuned. We'll have more information for you very soon. This book is a gift for its fortunate readers and I'm so excited to imagine it in readers hands or on their stacks. Any questions, ask away!!! X, SJ​

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Simple, elegant and feminine.

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@bravoandy always leaves me laughing. X, SJ

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If you thought pink can never work with purple, you were wrong.

A glamorous shoe can spice even the most simple outfit.

This year’s Met Gala theme was ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic imagination’. SJP wore a gold nativity scene as a headpiece and a dress designed by Dolce & Gabbana.

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This is now. X, Sj

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The headpiece obsession started actually in 2015 at the ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’ Met Gala. It was designed by Philip Treacy and she wore a dress she collaborated on with h&m.

On this year’s Golden Globes she supported the ‘Time’s Up’ movement by wearing a black Dolce & Gabbana dress.

To the Golden Globes in 2017 she wore Vera Wang that has certain Princess Leia vibes.

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Many hands. Many masters. I'm on my way. X, Sj

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SJP is one of the New York City Ballet’s board of directors and she attends all of the Fall Galas in the last 7 years. In 2015 she wore a Zuhair Murad dress with Cartier jewelry.

And for the ending let’s take a look at beautiful shoes of the SJP collection. They exist in all the colours of the rainbow so everyone can find the perfect match.