Top 5 picks for each style from Stella McCartney Pre-Fall/Winter Collection 2017-18

Stella McCartney has come up with the brand new collection that just released a few days ago. It is all about fall and winter this time!

Fringes, blazers and weather-bearing fabric encrusts this collection to its ultimate! Black, white, faded red and camel brown are the dominating four colours on the palette reflecting winter.

Casual Style: 

This is the daily-wear style. This came as a complete surprise to me that Stella McCartney has Casual styles in this collection. This usually festive brand does come up with great daily-wear clothes…. daily-wear clothes that wouldn’t get you cringes but glances of pure admiration.

This is the most casual outfit that I found in the collection. Not great but still chic.

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This is the most futuristic of Stella McCartney’s closet of casual outfits. It is my favourite as it has a unique style that may come up to be the trend soon. Also, it goes with the weather. You don’t want to wear short exposing clothes this winter!

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Gothic style:

For all those who scream black, Stella has got a lot for you to choose from. It goes from sleek black to black with golden dots and sequins. The range for black is from head-to-toe full-sleeved collared black ensemble to leather black cape.

You can never go wrong with this outfit.

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This is my favourite black outfit as it has the flavour of gothic and punk in it; yet, it is so elegant and graceful, all at once.

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Prints and Fringes to enliven the Fall and Winter:

Yes, you are right, there are quite a few prints and fringed clothes. The prints do not overpower the mood of the winter/fall but it’s presence is felt. Fringes on the other hand dominate the outfit and makes sure it has the spotlight.

Girly style:

Stella McCartney is not Stella McCartney without a lace outfit. This is the only lace outfit but it does have a edgy effect to it. It shows the feminine side in a powerful and bold way. It is not completely girly but it can be put under this style as who loves lace more than the girly girls?! The pleats complete the girly side to the dress.

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Fur to the fullest:

Don’t get me wrong! I love animals and I don’t encourage killing them! This collection does include a few fur coats. I am not sure if it is real fur or not but from a fashion point of view, it would not be right for me to not review it.

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The fur coats give a warm feeling and it makes the winter look warmer. It looks perfect with any dress beneath it – let it be a solid colour or full prints. The coats have different patterns and this pattern styles give depth to the outfit.

This is Stella McCartney pre-fall/winter 2017-18 collection for you, dear readers!!! Yes, there are the trench coats, blazers and capes. But those are all a bit too normal for Stella McCartney’s brand new collection! Meet you again with another review and top picks of a new collection!

Until next time,

L.R.

P.S. To see all 40 outfits, see Vogue France.

The Art of Disguise #9: H & M turns elite and fashionable with the Conscious Exclusive Collection 2017!

Truly Exclusive… By L.R.

Hey people! We have come to the very last post in the series!

H & M is the place I usually go to find good daily wear and rarely part outfits… When i went on one of my visits to the store, I was amazed with this new collection: Conscious Exclusive 2017!

It is said to be inspired and made from recycled waste – Who knows if this is a rumour or not! It first came to the stores on the 20th of April. And fate sent me to shopping on the very same day!

My favourite dress

This was my very favourite dress in the collection! It was available when I went to the stores… Sadly, my size was not there!!! Anyhow, being a fashion lover, I wanted to try it on and ta-da! I wore the one with a bigger size!

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The dress that sold out in one day!

Party dress? Yes, for sure! The pink sequinned dress was and is still eyed by many! It was sold out the very first day in UK!

The Other ones in the collection

These outfits are equally good and some are so good that celebrities have walked on the carpet wearing them! I don’t have all of them in the gallery – The best ones are here!

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I was so happy to walk in on the first day of the release! This collection did not become very popular here, I guess, because people are more exposed to the advertisements for H & M spring collection. The Conscious Exclusive 2017 collection is a little bit elegant, a little bit playful, a little bit exotic and a little bit ethereal!

The Art of Disguise #8: Burberry brings the Whole Art of Trench Coats to display

Burberry, its trench coats and its history. Straight from Singapore… By L.R.

For all those who missed the Burberry Trench Coat Exhibition in Singapore at ION Orchard, here are the details! Burberry is the classic British brand that is known for its trench coats… why even the royal family owns those coats! It is recommended by the royal stylist and do I need to go further about its reputation?!

Starting with the Tools!

As soon as I entered the store, I witnessed the Burberry essentials to make the coats. It was displayed on the wall and a table on the right. All the tools were put on display and even some of the iconic straps with buckles and a few other fabric pieces made into belts and collars were exhibited.

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Here is a closer look – get to see what was displayed on the table!

The Most Important part of making a Trench Coat? Assembling!

The Burberry attendant went on to take me into the journey of Burberry from its past to present. After showing these tools, he went on to show me the way Burberry cuts its fabric and the different pieces they gather to make the signature trench coat.

These pieces are to be assembled properly before the trench coat is made. Also, one thing that is amazing about this company is that all its coats are made in Britain. No, no third world country is taken advantage!

It’s more fun when it has the C-word: Customised!

A fun fact? Most of the Burberry trenches are customised! So, they do need your exact measurements! During the exhibition time, Burberry prompted that its buyers can get their monogram on their trench coats. It becomes just so special with the initials in a golden coil!

Usually, since it is customised, Burberry doesn’t really suggest the monogram concept. However, the exhibition took it to a whole new level!

Fashion. Check. Stop!

The next stop was at the different collections ranging from 2010 to 2017 were on display! There were mannequins lined up as though they were on the runway. The attendant told that personally he liked the latest collection trench with the cape the best! Who doesn’t like a bit of batman and harry potter and gothic nature? Cape has surely turned the comic enthusiasts more into fashion!

Personally, I liked the one with the lace. It looked more elegant. Another surprising thing is that all the trench coats displayed there had different fabric!

Tropical Country and Trench Coats… something is funny

I couldn’t stop myself but ask the representative about how often do these coats sell on average! Singapore can never be extremely cold. Professionals are allowed to wear shorts to work due to the weather conditions! Then, how do these trench coats sell?!

He replied that usually the spring/summer collection never faces any reduction in sales. As for the autumn/fall and winter collections, people travel to the colder countries and he just smiled. Yep, Burberry makes the cut. People do need Burberry in their lives.

The Time it became famous!

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These outfits look kinda vintage today but in the past, it served great purposes! The outfit on the left was used a 100 years ago. It was used by a person to battle the cold in one of the poles, if I am not wrong. He used the same fabric to build a tent and he survived the cold! That is one of the first times when the Burberry fabric was acknowledged!

The outfits on the left belong to a certain Sir and Lady who sailed their way to a place of extreme climate. In return to the fabric and outerwear from Burberry, they named their ship as “The Burberry”!

These pieces are still there in original condition! The store attendant went on further to tell me how Burberry embraces its past. He took me to the nearest set of trench coats. He showed how the current trench coats mimic the ones made during the World War time! There were places to hold the gun and there were clutch for the arms! The shoulders of the trench coats did surely have the army like definitions!

I missed the portrait room because I went to the exhibition only during the last few days. However, this was one grand experience!

Raffiey Nasir Haute Couture 2017 is nothing but Ravishing!

Singapore meets Raffiey Nasir at Singapore Modest Fashion Weekend 2017 “Gala Night”… by L.R.

Raffiey Nasir started out his journey in 2009 and here he is, featured at the Singapore Modest Fashion Weekend 2017! This is reportedly the first modest fashion show at Singapore and all the collections showcased spoke in different tones. I attended the last segment of the fashion weekend last Sunday and witnessed 3 designer collections.

This collection was exhibited at the end – people do say that best things wait for the end to happen! The Gala Night show’s hostess revealed that the collections are based on the Eid celebrations that will happen during late June 2017.

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Guess that there were 19 outfits in the collection… Here, I have displayed 10 outfits! Nope, it isn’t that these were my 11 favourite outfits but, these were the only outfits i could catch properly in my phone camera! Although I was seated in the first row in the second tier (it was elevated – the first tier of seats were reserved for the designers’ guests) of seats, I couldn’t get snap these pictures clearly – Forgive me! Note to myself #1- Get a camera, the next time you go to a fashion show.

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The Palette for the Night!

Shades of blue, tan and black ruled the runway! Champagne, tan and sparkly metallic colours are the indicators of festivity… the surprising colour in the palette is blue and the shades of same! Blue is always a calm colour. A colour that radiates elegance. A colour that doesn’t want to be out of the occasion. But, it sure is a colour that will not be forgotten! Nasir takes this to his advantage a features multiple outfits with this colour.

“Blue is always a calm colour. A colour that radiates elegance. A colour that doesn’t want to be out of the occasion. But, it sure is a colour that will not be forgotten! Nasir takes this to his advantage a features multiple outfits with this colour”

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Trends the reigned the collection

All the outfits conveyed modesty with its long skirts. The reason why each of them spoke differently is because of the difference in design! The trend of ruffles seems to have an effect on this collection. Along with these playful ruffles are cheery fringes and tassels! Personally, I felt that they could be reduced as looked overdone with the dress. It looked like there was too much going on. However, they did bring life to the dress!

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For the ‘Shape of you’

Are you Apple-shaped woman or Perfect hour-glass? Then, these are made for you – the waist part is usually covered with layers of dress or fringes and so, it gives a fuller appearance! I wouldn’t suggest the Pear-shaped gals to go for this collection as it might make your hips and waist appear broad….but the first pic in this post (with the pants) maybe your best chance. My rectangle lasses, this is the match made in heaven! This collection sculpts to show you off as a shapely woman.

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My favourite bits and pieces

One of my favourite outfits is a pink one, but I couldn’t snap a non-blurry picture of it… Sorry guys.. However, I did get a picture of this dress (look below the next para!) It was the only dress of the its colour – It had a certain punch to it.

My two other favourite parts of the show was the tan-brown outfit (displayed as the first picture in this post) and the totally futuristic collar-lines! The tan-brown outfit is particularly spectacular for one, it has a beautiful contrast between the colour and the sparkly silver and two, it is an outfit that people can rock in even on days outside the entire festivity!

Most of the neck lines were the basic necklines.. there were of course some boat-shaped neck lines.. and then there were these collars that stole the show! People do love long necks… but there will soon be a time when the collars are back in fashion! The broad collars show majestical elements. It is combined with the boat-shaped necklines and this is quite an interesting twist… But do remember, while wearing this kind of neckline, DO NOT wear statement earrings! A neck piece (a big and bold one) would do the job… and do be considerate of it because you don’t want to overdo the dress.

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Next up is THE dress that stole the thunder of the show! With a special introduction (a mystical song) and a huge round of applause, I can safely claim that this dress was a  definite hit. The metallic patterns graced the dress as though fabric has never seen its finest in fashion. It did hug the body like most of the displayed outfits but had uniqueness added to it.  It had the metallic light on it and the tan in the dress showed itself off too! It was elegant and it stood out compared to the rest of the outfits. This was a perfect outfit to close the show.

“The metallic patterns graced the dress as though fabric has never seen its finest in fashion”

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The designer, later on, brought to light that even though this collection may embrace the occasions, it is nothing but the Raffiey Nasir Haute Couture 2017!

Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication. Nasir was one of the only designers who met his collection’s admirers after the show was over! He was kind enough to engage in a small talk with us.

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You guys do remember Vindhya, the vlogger, right? Yep, we went together for this show! She is standing to the right of Nasir! Having a friend with you is a good thing! Having a friend with the same interests and craziness is the best thing ever! We were thrilled to take a photo with Nasir and to find our way to a pita place twenty minutes away! This whole experience of going to a fashion show was super fun! Raffiey Nasir, if you are reading this, then I must say that you made our day when you talked to us and posed with us for a picture!

L.R.

The Art of Disguise #7: 3 different Fashion Styles with responses from friends, S.O., and OKCupid!

Originally published in Bustle and written by Marie S. Ospina… Exclusive news on poetry submissions for the guest blog series.

This article was published on August 21st 2014 in Bustle. Marie tells about her three days with three styles and three responses from three different people/platform! And here you go!

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P.C.: Bustle Feed – Marie S. Ospina’s post. 21. 08.2014

 

I Dressed as a Goth, a Party Girl, and a Manic Pixie Dream Girl — Here’s How My Friends, Partner, and OKCupid Reacted

This is actually based on an experiment but a story worth reading! Find out her art of disguise and if really did work!

Exclusive news: Poetry of all genres are accepted! This blog series will end with just 4 more poems! What are you waiting for?! Send it in to therinkfashion@gmail.com

L.R.

The Art of Disguise #6: Which Gossip Girl lass are you based on your fashion style?

The 4 characters’ styles decoded. Exclusive: Poetry topic for the next week and you know you love it! By L.R.

With all the hype created around the brand new show Prep very much like Gossip Girl, we just have more gossip in town. What creates the drama? What creates the gossip? What is in it? All is decoded – They don’t share the same personality. Although Blair and Serena are from the same filthy rich background, their styles clash only during soirées! Even though Jenny Humphrey could design clothes for the upper elite, did she wear those runway pieces?! Vanessa, the only character shown not to ignorant of the fashion world pacing around her, had some real style aura around her. Stay mystified and stay tuned. Discover them!

Want to be someone or find who you are….Welcome to The Art of Disguise.

To know what exactly I mean by some of the style jargons, click here to discover your tune in fashion

#1 Blair Waldorf

Yep, I know that Serena is the main character in the series but I absolutely love Blair! So, here she is at number one. Nobody can beat her in her own game! The class can never get outclassed.

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Her fashion style is predominantly Classic. She does engage in chic and romantic fashion styles but the classic style is her. Her accessories are never out-of-place and her style is all planned out at least a week before! All of her clothes are branded. Monochrome or di-chrome is her. She carries herself with grace and elegance… And classic can also be crazy on the inside! Who cares if she is with the elite or in Brooklyn, when you know that the bow in the hair-band should always be on the right?!

Bonus – Favourite quote from Blair Waldorf:

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Quite a quote to live by!

#2 Serena van der Woodsen

The girl in the centre of drama and gossip… who told that she can’t be a fashion model too? She dresses in different styles and sure is unpredictable.

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Always experimenting and styling because one style doesn’t explain Serena. She has multiple identities in the series ranging from the sweet next-door girl to the edgy girl from her past! She can be the Queen and she can be against the Queen. Every style can be found in her closet and none of them would ever be thrown out during spring cleaning because she never knows when she may regain a part of her faded identity. Nothing can explain here… why try to explain her dressing style?

Although I love Blair’s character, I am like Serena in my dressing style!

#3 Jenny Humphrey

The present fashion is just too boring. We can have some Jenny Humphrey and get the fashion industry spiced up.

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Although she knows that elite has to come with grace and class, she only chose the latter. Grace is not in her dictionary as long as she shows off her edgy style and the grunge look. She can be the perfect mix of street fashion and class. A little bit of being gothic can never hurt. Legs must be shown to the world as a rule and the “I-don’t-care-look” always rests on her face. She can never go out of fashion as she is the one who makes the fashion!

#4 Vanessa Abrams

Meet Vanessa – the girl who explains fashion through accessories than with clothes.

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Vanessa is mix of three different fashion styles – bohemian, artsy and exotic. She fits in perfectly with all three and does deviate a little bit from all three! Her iconic moments in the series often are outfits that have an emphasis on her accessories than her clothes. She can find a way to layer up any of her outfits and yet keep it simple. A simple chic. She doesn’t really care much about fashion in the exterior but knows when to buy a great piece of jewellery with her clothes and she has a hell of a taste in fashion. Just because she doesn’t show it doesn’t mean she doesn’t know it. Who is she? Abrams, you can take the stage.

Yes, I know that you guys know I love Blair and I am like Serena in fashion but I do like Vanessa’s fashion sense! Seems to be more like the daily-kinda-person I can relate to!

Source: The Featured image is from Gossip Girl Blogger

Now for the topic for poems that will be featured next week… First love or first crush… It can be something in your imagination or something that had really happened. It can be about a movie star or your neighbour. It can be about anyone! Remember that the requirement is to be under 30 lines… Send it in to therinkfashion@gmail.com and remember to follow me! XOXO, L. R.

Guest Blog Series – For the Poet in you #1

When tailored garments meet the raw Earth…

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Almost as though she were a part of the woods,

And a part of the tailored culture —

She stood in grey to her viewers.

 

While her cherry red lipstick spoke volumes,

The floral dress floated around

The whiteness exposed the nature

And there was a miracle found.

 

Against the ethereal happenings, the green made its case

That a fairy tale photo cannot exist

When a forest doesn’t have a face…

 

©THE RINK 2017

Voila! That is the first poem on THE RINK’s guest blog series on poetry! The writer prefers to be anonymous and has handed over the copyrights to THE RINK. Remember, you don’t need to hand over the rights to get publish on this platform! To check out the topics for April 6th, click here. Also, the poet got stuck in naming this poem. Can you think of a good title? Yeah? Put it in the comments section below!

L.R.