Outfit Of The Week

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It was a sunny morning, so I thought why not use the perfect chance to dress in my favorite cycling short. Never the less, I wanted to walk out my dream shoes (since last spring, when Celine showcased them on PFW).
Even though I wore this look to work, I think it is a perfect day-to-night outfit. While heels and blazer make it dressy and professional, this shorts keep it all comfy!

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Obviously, I couldn’t help but add some golden details. Works perfectly with the beige accents on shoes. I’ve really been into belts over blazers, recently. I guess this is partly an influence after the last Dior show, where feminine silhouettes and highlighted waistlines were celebrated to the fullest. And talking about PFW- while I absolutely loved shows like, Isabel Marant, YSL, Jacquemus and Chloe, I would say that Celine’s previous collections (and again, my new shoes, which I am so grateful about) looked more appealing to my eye than the collection by Hedi Slimane. I see this as a different esthetic, which is simply not my personal preference.

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This was a quick outfit post, which I enjoyed wearing and sharing! Hope this inspired your next long day outfit at any extend.

Bazer: here and more affordable here
Cycling shorts: here and similar here
Boots: similar here and here
Belt: here
Necklace: here

See you next time … 😍

MBFW Tbilisi AW18

As I woke up this morning, I decided to have some “Me Time” and headed to the pool on my own. I spent 4 hours swimming, listening to the music and browsing through Vogue and then it hit me: I completely forgot to share my Vogue and Mercedes Benz Fashion Week updates with you , so here we go!

This season MBFW tried on a new location (Tbilisi Circus), which I wasn’t really fond of. However, many designers managed to create their own atmosphere in that environment.   Two shows that impressed me the most there were  Ingorokva, with her strong, mostly dark, masculine shapes and colorful Dalood, with some rebellious vibes.

Other than that, my two favorites from the total week were Anouki and Djaba Diasamidze. These two had completely different shows. While Anouki made me feel lucky for being in the beautiful small room filled with fashion , Djaba killed it with the biggest and most festive of the shows. His show started with Moet Campaigns and continued with his signature gowns, which made everyone feel like we have been in Djabas beautiful world for a little while and came back full of emotions and inspiration. I guess you can tell that his show definitely was my favorite!

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And now a fact about my personal fashion: spontaneous looks which I plan in a hurry turn out to have a better result and I feel more comfortable in them. Two of my looks from this fashion week ended up Vogue (USA and Poland). Screen Shot 2018-05-07 at 1.12.48 PMScreen Shot 2018-05-07 at 1.07.27 PM

 

A very talented Mary Bichashvili also captured my outfits, while reporting her first street style series (on film) for the Buyers Mag. image1-2


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That’s it for now. Thank you for following and supporting.
See you back soon…

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Day 4 of Tbilisi Fashion Week

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Last week Tbilisi hosted Tbilisi Fashion Week, celebrating young developing creatives of Georgian fashion scene. Unfortunately, I only attended few shows but, from what I saw, Ani Datukishvili‘s collection was the most interesting. As I wasn’t busy on Day 4 of the fashion week, I decided to try out one of my favorite trends which I first saw at the Celine SS18 show. So, I tucked in my blazer and ran off to see Flying Painter..

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Later I found this look of mine captured for www.thestreetpie.com Tbilisi-Fashion-Week_-14

You will definitely see me wearing my blazers tucked in again, since it looks just as cool as it makes my feel!

 

Thank you for reading and following. 

 

Interesting things are coming, so keep an eye for more!

 

 

 

 

 

I am wearing:
Blazer: H&M
Bag: Simon Miller
Shoes: Topshop

Scandinavians Do It Better

cover scandi“A penchant for cool colors, minimalists outerwear, and a very healthy dose of Balenciaga.” This is how W Magazine describes Scandinavian fashion set. Danish, Swedish and Norwegian girl, getting dressed and influencing the entire fashion industry is so pleasing to watch and easy to get obsessed with. It seems like they are not trying hard, nor do they sacrifice their comfort in sake of a trend but at the end they manage to look flawless. Scandinavian It Girls became global It Girl and the powerhouses writing books (my favorite is Dress Scandinavian by Pernille Teisbaek), establishing fashion brands and collaborating with the biggest international designers.

There is something about Scandinavian lifestyle that influences the total esthetic of the region. From visual arts to interior design these countries conquered place on every ” ” must-see list. I am among them!

Scandinavian girls, I follow on Instagram inspire my outfits on daily basis. What I love is that less is more. I love clean, fresh looks; right ways of accessorizing and simple approach to the trends. Whether they are rocking a monochrome looks or mixing prints and colors they maintain to have a signature style, which never seems over-the-top. There are two big weaknesses of mine that Scandinavian fashion girls own: simple, minimalist make-up and bold, beautiful, flattering shoes.

Here are some of the finest of this special breed:

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If you are not following any of them trust me your feed will only benefit if you will!

Have a beautiful week.

See you next time 🙂

Style by Three: White Shirt

Dear friends, I decided to start this new monthly series “Style by Three”, where we will choose 1 item and I will style it in number of ways, and share with you! I hope that everyone can find a look or two they can pull off easily … just like counting till three 🙂

As you see from the headline this first episode is about simple white shirts. I chose to share few ways of wearing it, since most of us already have it in the wardrobe; it can count for basics but at the same time a good white shirt can momentarily change and polish any look. There are so many ways to style this essential for every single season but for my first episode I will limit myself with 4 easy looks.

For the first look I styled my white shirt with a sweater but instead of choosing regular fitted sweater I went for the chunky one. An oversized, colorful sweater is the comfiest piece for the transitional season and by showing little sleeves and the bottom line of the shirt (not the collar of the shirt) makes sweater look more interesting and not in the schoolgirl kind of way.

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I think this look is wearable from day to night. Imagine going to your job; you feel comfortable to face the day in your denim and untacked shirt but in a combination with black spaghetti-striped top and low heels you look professional and respectable. And after work you just add a lipstick and run to a dinner with friends or even to the theatre.

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This look might include a white shirt and a blazer but I would consider wearing it for a weekend. Slippers, mom jeans and untacked shirt and you can run your weekend errands or enjoy your spare time. Blazer works like a fancier version of a jacket and you can make it more interesting with the details, such as styling collar or sleeves and adding printed garments (jeans in this case) and a cool pear of sunnies.

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I discovered this look through one of my favorite bloggers –Aimee Song. She styled a turtleneck with a white shirt over it. This is not common way of styling so you instantly look more interesting. The look is comfortable and pretty warm as well. I’m suggesting to wear this look with sneakers or trainers in order to keep it “too cool for school”.

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That’s all for today. I would appreciate your suggestions on what to style next. Meanwhile, you can give your white shirt another try and it you are looking for a new one I would highly suggest a loose model (not fit, maybe even a little longish), with really deep cut-outs of the sides. The deeper is the cut-out, the longer your legs appear.

 

 

Fashion Week Heroes

Fashion month is already in its second quarter and changed the location from New York to London. Designers, collections, models, celebrities and street style stars are everywhere inspiring us for the next season. It seems fun and exciting even when you are not part of it and you only observe online. But today I’ve decided not to focus on the stars in front of the lens but instead to highlight the work of the real heroes of every FW- the street style photographers.

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There is a lot of controversy regarding who, why and how the street style photographers are shooting but these are all subjective topics. Here are some facts:

  • Street style photographers know the industry inside out. They know everything from the latest trends, newest designers’ collections to every single fashion editor, well-known and rising bloggers and influencer.
  • They have a real sense of style. These photographers have an eye to distinguish good style from peacocking and certain photographers are dressed even better than the people they are photographing.
  • Street style photographers have one of the hardest jobs in the industry. They spend the whole fashion month running from venue to venue, eager not to miss a shot. In cold, in rain, in snow they deliver the images that inspire everyone, including high-street brands. This fact alone makes them legit heroes of fashion weeks.

In my opinion street style photographers are the cool people. They work hard but they never seem too serious, always leaving room for some fun, human contact and even dancing. At the end of the day many of them work for such publication as Vogue, Elle, W magazine, Harper’s Bazaar and others. The profession of a street style photographer has changed drastically throughout the last decade and it went from Paparazzi to a legit member of fashion industry. The rise of social media and blogging was extremely handy as well. Photographers gained followers and power to show their opinion and values. Some like Tamu McPherson turned into style influencers of their own.

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I’ve been lucky enough to be captured by few of my favorite photographers in Tbilisi and London. So enjoy my favorite shots and take a look at their authors!

 

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Me, shot by Moeez during London Fashion Week

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Tyler Joe in Tbilisi, during TBF

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Me, shot by Tyler Joe during Tbilisi Fashion Week

Make sure to see the captures under certain images for more information.

Hope you enjoyed this blogpost. Let me know your opinion!

Don’t forget to check out the blog next week for new post!

Celebrate Good Times

Weekends are the happy endings of long, busy weeks. If blogging has any power to preach I would suggest you gather all your essentials and call your people (if you aren’t already planned). Putting on something sparkling, my new favorite scent, little touch-ups for extra confidence and we are ready to party!
Celebrate good times, come on!

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Tonight we are celebrating birthday of the author of these pictures… very special person with clearly bright future. Happy Bday N!)

 Enjoy your weekend!

 

All Of (My) 2017 In One

ტაკეაუIt’s been a little while since I last posted but I’m sure I wasn’t the only one, who got too busy this holiday season. This is the most wonderful time of the year but what makes it even more special to me is taking a moment to realize what a journey this year has been.

Taking this moment right now I can tell that 2017 has changed my life drastically. I visited 4 new countries/cities for both, business and leisure. Carrier wise, it’s been a huge inspiration for me to get invited to some of the shows at London Fashion Week and working with one of my favorite London based street style photographers Moeez Tali. This period has not only increased the number of Takeau.com readers but also boosted my motivation to go for more! One of that MORE was my first ever feature in VOGUE.com‘s street style chronicles as well as in ELLE USA. And several months later I signed a contract with H&M as a member of the first management team in Georgia. I left for Croatia and spent 3 months of summer developing and learning for my new position but I also found time for pleasure.

I traveled with my girls to Barcelona, Spain for the first time and it has been a trip I will never forget. I spent the best time and some unforgettable memories! I also found time for myself when I left for a long weekend to Venice, Italy. Spent time wondering and exploring and eating on my own but as it has already become a tradition I found some Georgian friends to spend a nice evening with there too!

Later this year, working at my full-time job, I decided to post weekly on my blog and develop the content to make it more interesting to you. And one of my New Year resolutions is to keep developing and growing and capturing!

Of course, as any other year this one also had some looses. It was a major lost for me and while it is still very emotional and personal for me, I will just say that there is a special place in my heart that will stay with me forever.

There is so much more, little and big things that have started this year. And I can not wait to share more of it later on- in 2018! It has been a long year and I am grateful for all the opportunities and people that 2017 brought. You guys have also been a very important part of it so thank you for that!

Special thanks to my good friend and a talented fashion illustrator Tinatin Gvasalia for the illustration above. Check her out for more of her magic here.

So, that’s it for now. See you next time in 2018!
Happy New Year my dearest readers! Wish you a special one!

 

 

 

 

 

Girl Crush- Gilda Ambrosio

Gilda Ambrosio is that cool Italian girl, who knows how to dress.GildaAmbrosio_Takeau2

I found Gilda through Instagram and instantly followed her stylish account. The next day I showed my girlfriend Instagram of a girl, who “has great taste in shoes!” For me, she is a true embodiment of INFLUENCER, as she inspired me with every new post. Several weeks later I heard the girls from Fashion: No Filter discussing her as an Italian streetstyle star… which, she obviously is. It’s all about her personality! She wears classic pieces, such as Chanel pumps, combined with unknown, upcoming brands and her own brand Attico, and pulls it like a pro. But what I like most of all is that she doesn’t do it like many of the bloggers we see. Instead makes it look as extraordinary and confident as no one else!

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Barcelona Diaries

The day didn’t start well but by the end of it I was in Barcelona with my favorite girls.

While the taxi driver was trying to demonstrate his Russian language skills I was trying to get the idea of the city through the window. A week later, watching the same route back to the airport I was sure – I’ve had one the best vacations in my life (so far!).

From the moment of planning, back in Tbilisi, I knew – the destination would overcome our expectations. And it did! I can’t imagine a city that would be more Summer-y than Barcelona, full of sun, fun and loud Spanish temperament.

As a metter of fact, it was the first trip that united all of my girls outside of Georgia. We stayed at the perfect apartment in the very center of the city (as always, found on Airbnb). Exploring Barca took us from sandy beaches, to art museums, to interesting restaurants and streets decorated by amazing architecture. How lucky should you be to walk pass by the buildings created by Gaudi!

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If you are planning to visit museums I recommend Museum Pass (30 EUR), which includes 6 major Museums in Barcelona, including Picasso and Museum of Modern Arts. But if you just plan to visit just one, my favorite out of these 6 was Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. As you can see below, it is worth seeing even from the outside!

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Even though we spent most of the time walking in the city center I enjoyed this area a lot. The combination of the vibrant streets and inspiring (windows) atmosphere for fashion lovers instantly killed the tiredness within me. I could walk (and shop) all day!

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Walking as much as we could and more!
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Who knows when, but some day I will be back in Barcelona. I still have a lot to see and taste but for now, I have the memories that keeps my thoughts in the vacation mode!