მიკრო-ტრენდი: დიდი საყელო

პოპულარობით ეს ტრენდი ისეთ ინფლუენსერებს შორისაც სარგებლობს, როგორებიც არიან პერნილე ტაისბეკი (ბლოგერი და Social Zoo-ს დამფუძნებელი) და ლეანდრა კოჰენი Man Repeller-ის დამფუძნებელი).

მოდური ტრენდების ნაირსახეობა ყოველ სეზონზე მატულობს, რაც მოდის მოყვარულებისთვის როგორც საინტერესო, ისევე დამაბნეველი შეიძლება იყოს. არის ტრენდები, რომლებიც რეალურ ცხოვრებაში კონკრეტულ ამინდს, შესაბამის ფიგურას ან სიტუაციას მოითხოვენ, თუმცა მინდა მოგიყვეთ იმ მიკრო-ტრენდზე, რომელიც თქვენს ყოველდღიურ გარდერობს მარტივად მოერგება.

დიდი (oversized) საყელოების მრავალფეროვნებას უამრავი ბრენდი გვთავაზობს, თუმცა ისინი სტილისტურად განსხვავდება. მაგალითად, GUCCI-მ 70-იანიების წაწვეტებული პერანგის საყელო გამოიყენა, ჩვენ კი მაქმანებიან, ვინტაჟური სტილის საყელოზე ვისაუბრებთ, რომელიც Chanel-მა ბოლო Haut Couture-ის ჩვენებაზე არაერთ ლუქში გამოიყენა. მსგავსი საყელოთი ცნობილია სკანდინავიური ბრენდი GANNI-ც, რომელიც ბოლო წლებია დიდი პოპულარობით სარგებლობს. პოპულარობით ეს ტრენდი ისეთ ინფლუენსერებს შორისაც სარგებლობს, როგორებიც არიან პერნილე ტაისბეკი (ბლოგერი და Social Zoo-ს დამფუძნებელი) და ლეანდრა კოჰენი Man Repeller-ის დამფუძნებელი).

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როგორ მოვირგოთ ეს მიკრო-ტრენდი?

თუ ფიქრობ, როგორ მოირგო დიდი საყელო ისე, რომ არ გამოიყურებოდე როგორც სკოლის პირველ დღეს, ეს რჩევები ჩემგან:
– ბევრი არ იფიქრო, შენი საყვარელი ჯინსი და კედი ძალიან მოუხდება დიდ საყელოიან ზედას.
– დააბალანსე ეს ნაზი დეტალი შედარებით უხეში ელემენტებით. მაგალითად, სპორტული ან მამაკაცის სტილის შარვლით..
– არ შეუშინდე მსგავს ზედაზე შენი საყვარელი ნაქსოვი სვიტერის ზევიდან ჩაცმას. მთავარია სვიტერის ყელი ისე ჯდებოდეს, რომ მისი ამოტანიება მარტივად შეიძლებოდეს.
– კაბა, რომელსაც მსგავსი საყელო აქვს შეგიძლია რაიმე ტრენდულ ქალურ ფეხსაცმელთან, ან უბრალოდ ბოტასთან ერთად ჩაიცვა.
– არ შუეშინდე აქსესუარებს.

ზოგი ბრენდი საყელოს, როგორც დამოუკიდებელ აქსესუარს გვთავაზობს, რაც მის მორგებას გარდერობში არსებულ ტანსაცმელთან საკმაოდ ამარტივებს. თანაც, ჩვენივე გემოვნებით!

ჩემი ზედა არის ZARA-დან, თუმცა რამდენადაც ვიცი გაყიდვაში აღარ არის. ამიტომ, გთავაზობთ რამდენიმე ალტერნატივას როგორც ხელმისაწვდომი, ისე high-end ბრენდებიდან.

Monki (ASOS-ზე)
Monki collar (ASOS-ზე)
Sea Collar
Miumiu (Net a Porter-ზე)
Comme des Garçons (Net a Porter-ზე)
GANNI (Net a Porter-ზე)

დღეისათვის სულ ეს იყო. დაელოდეთ ახალ ბლოგებს სტილის, მოდის ტენდენციებისა და სიხალეების შესახებ ქართულ ენაზე. არ დაგავიწყდეთ დააჭიროთ follow-ს ინსტაგრამზე, რომ პირველებმა მიიღოთ ინფორმაცია ახალი ბლოგების შესახებ!

Disclaimer:
We are facing a disturbing reality connected with COVID-19 in Georgia and around the world. It is our duty to follow the restrictions from our doctors and state authorities but, every once in a while, we all need destruction from the stressful info to more lightheaded one, especially in the times of lockdown. I hope my posts will serve you well and we will get to healthy, safe reality soon!

Feminist or not?

I realized that in order to be taken seriously women are required to tone down their femininity. And ironically enough, this demand is created not only by men.

What comes to your mind when thinking about FEMINISM? Is it someone like Michelle Obama, or a group of Russian activists protesting topless outside the DUMA?

The notion of feminism changed drastically throughout the decades. What started as a movement for gender equality, gained new dimensions in today’s reality, which makes it confusing for women (and men) to follow.

I grew up in a family, which valued opinions of me and my brother equally. Growing up I imagined myself choosing a career of my dreams and working as hard on it as anyone else, pushing my own limits (never had it crossed my mind to compare my abilities and chances of success to any particular gender). Therefore, I graduated my teenage years believing that I am a true feminist.

Few years later I stumbled upon a news program featuring Georgian feminist activists, protesting in the street. The radicalism of the protest, that called women to exclude men from every aspect of their lives, saying no to tradition of family and more got me thinking if this is really what I believe in. What disturbed me was not the fact that I didn’t agree with their views, but that I wasn’t welcome to make a choice on my own. Later on, I realized that in order to be taken seriously women are required to tone down their femininity. And ironically enough, this demand is created not only by men.

A year ago, fashion writer Camille Charriere said on her podcast (“Fashion No Filter”), that feminism in France somehow became a dirty word, associated with women who don’t shave, only wear hiking shoes and scare men off. However, being a strong, independent professional she identifies herself as feminist as well.

So, how is it possible that two (or more) types of females who identify themselves as feminists can’t see feminism in each other?  

And who does this make ME?

  • I work in fashion. Love clothes (as superficial as it may sound) and find joy in dressing up. Does this mean I’m not a feminist?
  • However, when dressing up I don’t dress for man. I get more excited when impressing other women with my style. Does this make me a feminist?
  • And if you see me posing for the Instagram?
  • And if I have deep appreciation for strong men in my life, who encouraged me to become a girl I am today?

Am I a feminist? You decide!

My point is that feminism is all about support. A system that enables women to be free in their decisions. No one enjoys men who impose their standards on women, so why should we do the same? In the world of so many inspiring, motivating women, who prove that the sky is the limit, there is no place for shaming on decisions.

Finally, I want to thank all the women who teach me what GIRL POWER really means. From the ladies in my family, to the ones I only know from social media and show me unexpected support with no agenda, happy International women’s day. Just the way Dior’s 2017 campaign stated WE SHOULD ALL BE FEMINISTS!

Cargo Pants

Cargo pants have been around for a while but they are not going to leave anytime soon. On the contrary, Fall will be the major season for this style. There are 2 reasons for loving this trend: the way it feels (super comfortable, as if you’d go to the office and then go camping with no problem) and the way it looks (super tough and confident). As you can see below I enjoy combining this kind of “masculine” trends with really feminine shoes and accessories. It gives me certain Safari vibes!

My pants are Zara but here are some alternatives that I hand-picked for you from some of my favorite online retailers:
Net-a-Porter, Mango, & Other Stories

Hope you enjoy this trend or simply try it on next time you go shopping. Have a lovely week!


Luxury of Tank Tops Pt 2

A week ago I shared with you, my dear readers, my look showcasing few of this summer’s favorite trends, such as a basic tank top and strappy sandals. But since the most comfortable item of the season is not going anywhere I decided to expend this topic and bring even more styling and inspiration options from my favorite girls in the industry.

Being a great base for any outfit, dressing down a fancy statement items and adding an effortless edginess to the look are some of the reasons to love this trend. On the pictures above you can see how well the tank tops will work for your early Autumn looks in combination with various jackets. See more options on some chic styling and get inspired!

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In case you haven’t seen previous blogpost feel free to click here and enjoy!

Luxury of a Tank Top

Summer heats up but we still want to make it fashion! This summer trends are all about comfort and the tank top is the most remarkable example of it. No difficulties matching the outfits, no worries about the temperature and you are dressed according to the latest fashion.

I wore this look few times this summer and felt great every time. The top I’m wearing is from H&M Studio SS19 collection which is no longer available (unfortunately), but there are so many great alternatives, such as this and this, or check more affordable ones here and here.

Thanks for checking in! And stay alert as the part two of the “Luxury of Tank Tops” is coming with some of my favorite influencers rocking this trend!

5-Product Summer Makeup Look

Dear friends, here we are! Long awaited summer days, with everything light and bright, have finally arrived. While we get some natural advantages, such as Sun-kisses skin, there is also the heat part that might get really uncomfortable sometimes. And just like we adjust our wardrobes, I believe the makeup routine needs to be adjusted as well.

Regardless of the season I usually opt for the makeup that looks natural and depending on the mood focus on lips or a settle eye. However, when the temperature gets high the light-weight-feeling of makeup becomes just as important as the visual. Therefore, I decided to share 5 of my favorite products for this season and a total everyday look I pull off using only these products.

This Estee Lauder CC cream is probably one of my favorite products of ALL seasons. But the reason I recommend it in summer is because of it’s light feeling. I totally replace any foundation with this cream and while it doesn’t have a strong coverage, it evens out the color on the entire face and with the summer tan it is all I really need. This CC cream gives your skin a natural, healthy glow and even tone which last long hours and contains SPF15 to protect your skin. I feel my skin breath and glow at the same time!

When it comes to brows this tiny Givenchy guy is always by my side. I don’t use pencils or shadows to fill in my brows so this one product does it all for me. It is a brush with tinted gel (I use N1 Brunette), which gives brows the shape and fills in the emptiness with tint. This product is waterproof which is great for summer! Easy and effective – is how I would describe it.

I rarely go for a dramatic eye in Summer but if you are this eye pencil is definitely a keeper. I use this perfectly waterproof black pencil on my lush-line. I try to make as this and invisible as possible but the whole purpose is the casually definition of my eye shape and visual thickness of lushes. If you are looking for a good quality pencil this is the one I recommend. It applies very softly, easily, is water proof and comes with YSL customized sharpener, which is always handy!

Then I move on to my lashes. Here I use this Diorshow waterproof mascara. I also use it in black and love it for the volume effect. To me this is a very simple, great quality mascara, which wouldn’t move from lashes and is always handy to have in bag!

And last but not least is this baby! There so many great things to say about this duo stick! Firstly, it comes in 2 colors (see options here) and you can use both colors multiple ways. In this look I only used the red side as a lipstick but you can also use it as a blush and I even used it as a pink “wet” eyeshadow. It’s just a great product to have in bag to quickly change your look and add a little extra detail to your makeup. Never the less, I show say how moisturizing is this stick, like a balm.

As you can see all these products are summer-approved, either for their waterproof features, or lightness and brightness. I chose to focus on these 5 products as they complete the simply makeup look, when you are rushing out for a long day and I don’t need any extra brushes or applicators which makes the process super fast and simple!

ZEBRA: Fashion’s New Favorite Animal

It’s been over a year since animal prints took over the fashion world. Leopards, sneaks and now zebras! In my opinion these prints are fun and playful so it didn’t take me long to jump into this trend.

Zebra top in my look is actually a swimsuit, which I can’t wait to wear this summer. It’s from H&M Studio SS19 collection. I love that this print is never boring (even when you pair it with all black, like me)!

I really enjoyed wearing this outfit. I felt confident and fashion-forward at the same time. However, I also have my eyes on some other gorgeous zebra prints. Love to share them with you.


Boots on the left: Attico
Bucket Hat: ASOS Design
Slip on Mules: OFFICE
Jacket: Missguided
Swimsuit: H&M

There is way more, so find your perfect zebra prints and rock it all season long! Thanks for stopping by!

Outfit Chronicles

Here in Tbilisi, we love to complain about the weather. Especially in March, when the wind is blowing and mixing our Spring-ish vibes with gloomy clouds. Even though I wasn’t feeling like leaving my comfort zone, I still managed to pull off an easy, trendy, comfortable outfit I will be seen wearing during (real) Spring a lot.

TIPS
Combine a breezy, silky skirt of your favorite color or print with a chunky, oversized or sporty sweater. You can find a broad verity of the silky skirt at affordable brands, such as H&M (this skirt), Zara, Mango and others. This look can totally work with sneakers as well but I feel like these sandals add something extra to the look and go perfectly with the skirt. Be open to experiment!

Hope you enjoyed this quick post. I’m looking forward to the warmer days but before that stay tuned for more!

Trending Hair Accessories

You have seen me in bobby pins, headbands and hair clips, and I’m not about to stop. In fact let’s talk the major fashion trend that started last summer with simple bow ties and keeps on growing, developing and amazing fashion junkies of the world. Let’s see why we all love it, how we can master it and who is the major inspiration to look up to.

WHY
Preppy cool – this is how I would describe all this pins-and-clips movement. From our early school years to the latest Paris Fashion Week one thing is certain, no matter if your style is super minimalistic or full on avant-garde, everyone can find a way to style the trend. These details can upgrade the whole basic look to chic or keep a dressier look to the cool, low-key level. In fact, let’s go through my little selection for visual demonstration.

HOW
The key is to keep the rest of the hair simple. The most common way it to keep your hair down in the natural way and simply add a headband or a combination of your favorite accessories. It doesn’t matter if you prefer adding textured waves to your heir or keeping it slick, what matters is an effortless feeling.
Styling combinations are countless! You can play it cool with a single statement piece, or combine 2 or more pins of a similar esthetic, or put infinite number of basic bobby pins all on one side, or separate your hair in the center and clip it from both sides symmetrically… But I would recommend to keep your bold, colorful combination for more minimalistic looks, such as white top and jeans. Balancing the whole look with this trend is simple!


Lastly, let me introduce you to my ultimate inspiration, Vanessa Hong, who nailed this hair trend like a pro and is about to spoil us with a very special hair accessories collaboration with LELET NY. I will keep you updated on that one but before that enjoy the pictures.

HEADBANDS
Headbands definitely deserve a place in this trend report. The rule with these IT Accessories – The Bigger, The Better.
Being a fan of Blair Waldorf, I have been loving headbands since high school but this teenage obsession of mine has got a new form (literally).
Not only these headbands are now wider but also much taller via the curve volume.

The first brand that started this trend in past season was Alessanda Rich for SS19 collection. Georgian brand N-Duo Concept in collaboration with Desert Mannequin was also among the first to catch the trend and than Prada came and took the volume game to the daring level. This head pieces are definitely a statement for every outfit. You can find it in any color, fabric and embellishment so get inspired and choose the one that works for you.

Alessanda Rich
N-Duo
Prada
Prada IRL

Thanks for checking in. Hope you enjoyed and got inspired! Have a great week and stay tuned.


Kazbegi Getaway

It’s hard to realize how much stress is on your shoulders until it’s gone. I left for a long weekend getaway to Kazbegi mountains (in Georgia), which turned out to be the most calming and stress-free place I have ever been to. Finding peace was not the purpose of the trip but a generous bonus. I left for Tbilisi on the 3rd day being totally in peace with myself; Calm, stress-free and full of positive thought.

Set Tako Free
Hungry

We stayed at the Rooms Hotel – cozy and comfortable place surrounded with the most breathtaking views (which were covered in snow that weekend). As I am far from being a good photographer I could hardly capture all the beauty and atmosphere, however, I can share a feeling:
On a late evening I found myself alone at the swimming pool. I was in the water looking through the windows, seeing silhouettes of enormous mountains and light of the Gergeti church on the top of one of the hills. Gentle light at the pool, smell of wood and this view felt absolutely surreal. This wasn’t a moment worth capturing for me but it was worth stopping, appreciating and remembering.

Of course, the hotel has some other perk, such as an amazing breakfast including champaign and sweetest staff.. but that’s all just details 🙂

Thanks for catching up. Wish you all the weekends full of fun and relaxation!