SHOE PORN THURSDAY: Marni

Swiss-born, Milan-based designer Consuelo Castiglioni, who founded the brand Marni over 20 years ago, stepped down from her position earlier this week to welcome her new replacement, Francesco Risso.  While it was rumored that Castiglioni would be stepping down after her runway show this fall, the news has stirred up controversy in the fashion world.  Nonetheless, she gave her blessing to Risso, and is confident he will design with her vision in mind.

Marni's Spring/Summer '17 show at Milan Fashion Week via Elle.com

Marni’s Spring/Summer ’17 show at Milan Fashion Week via Elle.com

In a 2014 interview with The Telegraph, Castiglioni said:

I design for an independent woman. She dresses for herself, not to please others or to be judged. She wears Marni because she feels good in it, individual… I don’t like clothes that are tight or fitted, clothes that are about… [she spits out the word] SEX. This you will NEVER find in my collections. There is femininity, but it is an elegant femininity.

Take these one-of-a-kind sculptural pumps by Marni for example.  In a world dominated by sex appeal, they are a refreshing reminder that fashion is not about sex.  It is about uniquely expressing one’s individuality through the simplistic art form of dressing.  

Marni Sculptural Pump, $980, via Moda Operandi

Marni Sculptural Pump, $980, via Moda Operandi

 

Wear these babies with a flared midi-skirt and a tucked-in blouse for a look that’s both fashionable and feminine.

Marni White Sculptural Pump

 

What do you think of these heels?  Would you wear them?

xoxo

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The Coolest New Kicks To Step Up Your Sneaker Game

Chanel Fall 2014 Runway

Chanel Fall 2014 Runway

Sneakers have quickly become a huge fashion trend.  Whether worn with a skirt, or played down with a pair of leggings, sneakers are all over the street and the runway.  It’s not surprising, seeing as how the line between activewear and everyday clothing is becoming further and further blurred.

DSQUARED2:

DSquared2 Neon Leather & Nylon High Top Sneakers, $695

DSquared2 Neon Leather & Nylon High Top Sneakers, $695

BALENCIAGA:

Balenciaga Bicolor Trainer Sneaker, Bubblegum, $695

Balenciaga Bicolor Trainer Sneaker, Bubblegum, $695

Check out & shop the 20+ featured creations of Kenzo, Pierre Hardy, and Yohji Yamamoto after the jump.

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Fashion Inspiration: Anastasiya Shpagina

The real-life anime doll Anastasiya Shpagina is not exactly a fashion icon, yet her style runs rampant somewhere between “Flower Child meets School Girl meets Kawaii”, which is a pretty unique and admirable combination.  Channel your inner princess with Anastasiya Shpagina’s signature style.

Lace Bow Top by Oasis, Green Cardigan by TopShop, Plaid Skirt by Olympia Le-Tan, Mary Jane Platforms by Marni, Dotted Knee-High Socks by Brooks Brothers.

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Weekend Wardrobe: What to Wear to the Apple Orchard

Weekend Wardrobe: What to Wear to the Apple Orchard
It’s official- Saturday is the first day of Fall. And what better way to celebrate than going to an apple orchard to pick apples, pumpkins, or simply get some hot cider? Since the weather is still warm, a simple dress with flower embroidery is feminine and chic, and I adore this one from Romwe (and it’s only $38!). Hats always work as a statement piece, and this maroon one by Rag & Bone is no exception.  The maroon in the unique bracelet on the right creates a color repetition, which pulls the look together. A pair of chunky heeled boots give the outfit a touch of class, and can be worn through the snowy winter months as well. This cream-colored, briefcase shaped handbag gives the outfit a refined structure. Breathe in the fresh autumn air, and enjoy your weekend!

Everyone Looks 10 Years Younger in Tinted Glasses

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These fun Marni shades come in all different shapes and colors.  Sunglasses are a great way to brighten up a mundane outfit, and as Karl Lagerfeld says, “Dark glasses are like portable eyeshadow.  The world looks more beautiful through tinted glasses, and everyone looks 10 years younger.”