In my career as a Fashion Designer I have had the pleasure and privilege to work with a few Menswear brands, both urban and tailored,and I must admit I do have a bias towards the sartorial look.
I had a quick chat with Dan Kenny from Idol Magazine who was dressed to the T, in a textured wool navy suit and polka dot tie. What I loved was how his orange socks matched the LCM pin. But the cake was taken away by the little golden Collar Pin.
I remember growing up to my Mom (who was a teacher in the same school as my sister and I) getting home with us,only to switch on the tele to get a sneak preview of Pierce Brosnan in Remington Steele, and thats the first thing I thought of when I saw the Collar pin. Suave!
More to come in gradual batches:)
Statutory Warning: Colour Explosion! Italy-born Elisa Nalin is no new to the fashion Industry,with a straight track record of graduating from Instituto Europeo del Design (IED),and securing a job at Costume National and eventually the director at Samsonite’s Shoe Line, this fashionista is a self-proclaimed SHOE ADDICT! (Which one of us is not??). Leaving Italy behind, and taking to Paris as the new home, Elisa started her styling career and soon had a great portfolio with Dazed & Confused,i-D and Vogue Nippon and eventually for brands and department stores like Le Bonmarchéand Benetton… Her Staple:
- Saturated Coloured Separates
- BIG SMILE
- Handheld Statement Clutch
- MAC Orange “So Chaud” Lipstick
While sourcing images, I just realised Elisa has a great knack of teaming wardrobe basics in a certain colour co-ordinated style,thus curated these images in a certain pattern to show my flow of thoughts. THE BLUE TROUSERS P.s: If I have tempted you to buy a pair of Blue Tailored trousers, Click here on the MANGO Website for great tapered look OR on the Farfetch website for a Kenzo Pair of Wide leg Trousers. THE PENCIL SKIRT P.s: Great Bargain spotted on this DVF Blue Pencil Skirt on Farfetch.com. THE SOLID COLOUR STORY P.S:Tips to keep in Mind:
- Okay to wear Matchy-Matchy pieces till you team them well. As Seen in Above with Purple Scarf and Skirt.
- Stay within the same colour family. Warm with Warm colours and Cold with Cold tones.
- Go with Bold Accessory to add points of interest to your staples….AND DONT FORGET TO WEAR THE SMILE.
THE HEAD SCARF A simple Patterned Head scarf can take you a long way. Remember to pin it at the back to secure it lest it slips away. Hope you enjoy this post. Please Share your views and love! Love Di xx Images Sources: Here, Here,Here,Here,Here,Here, Here,Here,Here and Here
Eleonora Carisi is one of my favourite bloggers with a distinct style.Blogging since 2009 on joujouvilleroy.com, the blog covers all aspects of lifestyle ranging from fashion to beauty.
Owner of a concept store “You Shop” in Turin, Italy, Eleonora stocks and supports emerging and upcoming designers, and is also the blogger for Grazia.it, and a regular shutterbug trigger at fashion weeks.
Not afraid of colour pairing, lines are simple and long, maxis are combined with oversize knits and bold accessories!
You can recognise her in the crowd with her gorgeous beauty spot and dark hair thrown up on one side(To die for)!
See more of her style on my pinterest Monday Muse Board.
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