martedì 30 ottobre 2012

Cosmic love

Bonjour à tous! Very very sorry for the lack of posts last week, but my portfolio project at the university took me a lot of time.

By the way, let's start this week with one of the most trend-topic of this FW12: back to the future.
Galactic dresses, cosmic prints, futuristic design: the universe and its sparkling elements are on the top of fashion designers' aesthetic list this winter. 
Give super science fiction heroine boost to your outfit by teaming a silver sleek top with a pencil skirt vivid printed; finish the look with stunning masterpieces as a luxe-appeal statement necklace, glitter-finish designer clutch bag and architectural and edgy wedges.


Prabal Gurung printed pencil skirt
Calvin Klein collection top
Jimmy Choo clutch bag
Alexander McQueen necklace
Chan Luu ring
(find them @ net à porter)
Jeffrey Campbell "Night Tick" wedges @

(cosmic) love, Afra

lunedì 22 ottobre 2012

The Halloween edit

Have you already decided which costume are you wearing on Halloween?
If you are invited to a super glamourous horror party you can't not to follow this fashion and coordinated makeup tips, for and afterdark hint of instant cool even in the most horrible night.


Mango dress (
Gucci cape
Bottega Veneta clutch bag
Maison Michel lace veil headband
Lanvin necklace
Christian Louboutin spiked pumps

finish the horror-sensual costume with the perfect makeup: bold eyeliner line, snow-white skin and crimson lips.




Zac Posen top
Roksanda Ilincic skirt
Jeffrey Campbell "nightwalk" wedges @ solestruck
Alexander McQueen skull ring
Lanvin veil




Dolce & Gabbana dress and booties
3.1 Phillip Lim clutch bag
Bottega Veneta jewels
Yves Saint Laurent arty ring


(photo by  the cherry blossom girl)



Lanvin hearts dress
Valentino headband and bow pochette
Charlotte Olympia pumps
Marc by Marc Jacobs ring
Dolce & Gabbana earrings

Red will be compulsorily the color of your whole makeup: paint two little hearts under your eyes (faux lashes are very impact) and finish the regal look with scarlet lipgloss.



Hakaan peplum dress
Maison Michel kitty headband
Jimmy Choo clutch bag
Karl gloves
Lanvin pumps
Anita Ko cat pendant

If you are going to dressing-up as an evil kitty cat eyes are the real must-have of your makeup. Complete the look with very dark lipstick and nail polish and get meooow!




Temperley London skirt and bow belt
Dolce & Gabbana blouse and lace booties
Alexander McQueen embroidered clutch bag

For the flawless Calavera makeup mirror the traditional "Dia de los Muertos" one by painting your face  as it was a colorful skull and putting red roses in your hair.


Horrible kisses, Afra

venerdì 19 ottobre 2012

Graphic novel

Bold graphics made a cool new season statement, kaleidoscopic, geometric, modular: make your outfit even more daring by pattern clashing!
Choose a black-and-white enchanting patterned shirt and knot a bright hues tie in tone with ultra feminine glitter finish pumps making an essential dose of color for your sophisticated ensamble.
Finish the look with sleek wide pants and a warm cape in black to balance the whole outfit; wear the bag of the season for instant modern flair.


Miu Miu shirt ( and glitter finish pumps (net à porter)
Wide leg pants by Stouls (
Charvet patterned silk tie (
Mango cape (
Jil Sander leather "doctor" bag (net à porter)

love, Afra

have a super fashion weekend <3 <3

giovedì 18 ottobre 2012

Print me up

Digital prints caught the attention of the most creative designer, therefore a bold printed piece is to be on the top of your must-have list this winter '12.
Opt for a in-green-tones silk satin skirt to add a pop of color to your cocktail outfit, and showcase your striking piece with a peplum black top (which emphasize waist and hips for a super structured silhouette), and finish with a statement in-tone necklace and a color block precious clutch bag.


Topshop peplum top (
Mary Katrantzou printed skirt
Diane Von Furstenberg clutch bag
Gucci pumps
Etro crystal-embellished necklace
Yves Saint Laurent ring
(shop this outfit @ net à porter)

love, Afra

mercoledì 17 ottobre 2012

Miss Scarlet

As seen on the the most elegant runways like Valentino, Chloé or Lanvin, red is the bold color of the season: ruby, scarlet, raspberry, merlot, crimson, choose yours among thousand of shades and it will be the striking piece of your closet, no matter if clothing or accessory.


Team a romantic ecru lace blouse with super bold red straight pants and nude towering heels for work, spare time, shopping and, if your day out extends to happy our time, simply swap your designer tote with a super feminine fabric clutch and baroque gold earrings for evening glamour twist.

Chloé blouse
Michael Kors pants
Yves Saint Laurent tote and heels
Marni pochette
Oscar de la Renta gold earrings

love, Afra

lunedì 15 ottobre 2012

Velvet underground

Luxurious, shiny, sensual: velvet has been an heavy presence in FW12 most elegant fashion designer's catwalk because of its chameleon-mood.
Not simple to wear, but strong impact when matched with the right pieces; the only rule is not to dare with bold shapes, but choosing simple, sleek and straight line instead. 


Swap out jeans in favor of a pair of raspberry red velvet pants: give 'em a rock attitude by pairing a chunky knit, designer leather jacket and studded pumps.
Preserve the city mood wearing a classical shoulder leather bag.

Mother velvet pants
Rick Owens leather jacket
Vince sweater
Valentino studded pumps
The Row shoulder bag


Style your emerald baroque motifs top with skinny leather pants and, once again, studded pumps (winning combination!) and a striking piece, a statement clutch bag for a party-ready twist.

Balmain velvet top
The Row leather pants
Christian Louboutin studded pumps
Alexander McQueen clutch bag
Isabel Marant earrings

love, Afra

sabato 13 ottobre 2012

The Coat Guide, 5. the peacoat

Bonjour à tous,
here we are with the 5th and last the Coat Guide issue with a timeless cover-up, the sailor's tradition peacoat.


Boost your office style and play with shapes and gem tones: work your classic blue navy peacoat with irreverent and structured ochre wide leg pants, which are to pair compulsorily with the most sensual pair of black pumps you own to straighten you up to the sky.
Make your outfit a statement one wearing a pair of 50's-inspired topaz sunglasses, accent your elegance with octane long gloves and update your work-bag with a oversized clutch bag.


Tory Burch peacoat
By Malene Birger wide leg pants (@
Yves Saint Laurent pumps
Lanvin gloves
Illesteva sunglasses
Sophie Hulme oversize clutch bag
(net à porter)

Have a super weekend,
love, Afra

venerdì 12 ottobre 2012

The Coat Guide, 4. the bold coat

Let's go ahead with the 4th step of our Coat Guide with a winter must, soft, warm, perfect for the day both in the city and in the country, for a romantic autumnal weekend.



Statement is the key word of this FW12.
Act like city streets were a catwalk and go bold with a soft and snug coat in a sumptuous hue like dark green and update your diva status with gold in tactile textures like embellishments and woven leather.
Add interest to your outfit with a felt fedora and a doctor bag (the must in terms of bag for this winter).


Missoni coat
Jason Wu blouse
Proenza Schouler embellished mini skirt
Emilio Pucci fedora
Gucci doctor bag
Yves Saint Laurent pumps

Escaping from town for a romantic weekend? 
Opt for an off-duty printed dress and partner a british-taste tote, in-tone booties and other woolen accessories to stay warm.
Of course, choose a bold cozy coat for a sophisticated take on countryside living.


Isabel Marant coat
Juicy couture mini dress
Burberry Prorsum bag
A.P.C. booties
Missoni beanie

love, Afra

(all clothes and accessories available @ net à porter)

giovedì 11 ottobre 2012

The Coat Guide, 3. the tailored coat


Tailored coats are the essentials in your winter wardrobe: sleek, sophisticated, timeless. 
This FW 12 choose yours among a range of rich and sumptuous colors, including primary like ruby red or morning glory blue. 
Opt for an androgynous and ultra chic allure for your work outfit matching a merlot red tailored coat with navy blue pants and a polished soft sweater with a sophisticated chain belt which underline the waist for a hint of femininity.
Juxtapose your boyish and girlish sides by selecting the right accessories: royal in-tone loafers, iconic studded bag and pendant gloves.

Joseph tailored coat
Miu Miu sweater and loafers
Vionnet pants
Valentino tote and gloves

love, Afra

mercoledì 10 ottobre 2012

The Coat Guide, 2. the furry coat

Bonjour à tous,
here we are with the 2nd chapter of this ultimate guide to essential coats, today topic is


Instant impact, fits with everything, warms you up immediately: is the furry, tactile, textured coat.
Fuzzy coat is flawless in the city, essential for holidays on the snow, day to night is a works-on-everything piece.


Cold in the city? Warm up your preppy outfit with a tactile snow-white coat with an in-tone cable knit sweater. Add a hint of glamour with a leather mini skirt and architectural heels.


Miu Miu furry coat, leather mini skirt and heels
Joseph sweater
Mulberry bag
Karl pearl collar
Dolce & Gabbana earrings


Leaving for a weekend in the mountains? Make your fuzzy coat an essential to cover up your cozy outfit (cable knit sweater, warm leggings and shearling boots are to love for your walks on the snow); cinch your waist with a statement belt for a touch of glamour even when temperatures drop.


Rag & Bone cable knit sweater
Donna Karan leggings
Mou shearling boots
Gucci belt
Chinti and Parker merino wool beanie hat

Love, Afra

martedì 9 ottobre 2012

The Coat Guide, 1. the cape

Bonjour everybody <3
I’m sorry for the long absence but I have had lots of projects to do for my exams, including accessories design, textile design and illustration, and I’m going to share these works with you all next days.

So, let’s go ahead with more Tenues du Jour, precisely, let’s deal with coats.
Wintertime outerwear as jackets and coats are the most cannot-be-renounced pieces in the closet, but pay attention: they don't have just to cover our outfit, they have to update and emphasize it and vice versa; therefore they deserve a specific guide to wear and accessorize them properly.


Capes are indeed the trans seasonal coverup that dominated the FW12 runways: they are smart, flawless and impressive even for cocktail time and evening.
But what’s the secret of this great outerwear? Layer it! 
Wear your cape of course with skinny pants to balance the whole silhouette and straighten yourself up with skyhigh patent leather pumps for a chic texture contrast.


Dolce &Gabbana bouclé cape
Gucci blouse
The Row leather leggings and alligator tote
Miu Miu patent leather pumps
Bijoux Heart earrings

CAPE by night

Embrace gothic romantic, the top trend of this season, by pairing ultra feminine dress and jewel tone accessories to a dramatic-design cape in order to complete your stunning evening outfit.


Dolce & Gabbana cape coat
Kaufmanfranco embellished dress
Jil Sander lace long gloves
Yves Saint Laurent mary jane pumps
Christian Louboutin clutch bag
Loree Rodkin chandelier earrings

Love, Afra