Thursday, 31 January 2013

The Magic #100 Blogs!

It is amazing, this is Blog number 100!
"Let fly the balloons" and "pop the party poppers!"

The Filterlife blog has been presenting Flash City Visits, with the hottest trends and the coolest street fashion shots for the past 4 yrs now and here I have finally reached 100, it feels like quite a mile stone!

I have been exposing my inner creative visions, into the world of design and personal inspiration. 
My objective is to express all the influences I absorb from my short city trips.

What are the cool messages? .........Freedom of expression and imagination. 

hoops - Stephanie Kubo

Where are the cool spots? .........Panoramic bars and restaurants that open up the city and all its secrets.
My favourite spot at the moment is the Okura Hotel, Amsterdam,  at the Bar 23rd on the 23rd floor of the hotel.

What are the new upcoming trends? .........Riviera style, denim and Chambray.

How can I match colours? ..........The collision of patterns and colours is the new hype. Keep it bold!
Take a look at the Jak&Jill website for some totally hyper styles clashing to the max.

What are the new must have items? .....Feminine silky blouses, soft dandy style with soft colour combinations and vintage accessories.
It has to be about Acne and the Scandinavian style.

Acne | Patti Tape oversized chiffon blouse | NET-A-PORTER.COM

These are the triggers which have a seasonal statement behind them.

This Blog #100 is dedicated to inspiration and creativity, under the banner IMAGINE.
No need to imagine them just follow below here are 8 top, cool on-going trends, for the start of the new season Spring Summer 2013.

The following are all looks form Paris.

I have to announce this...... according to "BOF", BoF – The Business of Fashion
( 'Business of Fashion' - The insiders guide to all the fashion news!) Men are now, officially, the new Women!

Yes,... we rule at last, we are daring to be a little different and we are using creative, fashion, initiative!! Well, we are at least trying! 

More and more we can see a new fashion expression, and often great accessories too.......on guys!

Check out this Paris guys style, with the blazer over the shoulders, very Yves Saint Laurent. (Before Hedi.)  But the 2 tone brogues are the excellent final touch!

For her, she has a statement of all of her own with the vintage camel leather bag and the granite wash denim. This has a Gothic twist in combination with a Boho Chic.

Denim shirt - Style icon for 2013!

.....And now for the shoes!!

Bi coloured Brogues and no laces!
Not to mention another big 2013 style tip..... No socks!

The cool young hipsters were also in good form in the Republique area!

Vintage pullovers and an inspired Isabel Marant look.
Very Graduate style / Riviera College Chic.

In 2013 look out for the Riviera Chic style. 
Inspired by 1950's cult films such as la Dolce Vita, it is inspiring a look that is simplistic, elegant and totally chic.

From delicate florals and semi transparent layers, this romantic message is rich with a sense of retro style.

Floral patterns from Diane von Furstenberg
Soft muted colours, especially focused on Mint accents.

Fitted pullovers.
Cigarette fitted trousers.

........And for the adventurous, add a little silver for a futuristic touch.


Silver metallic leather accessories.

Soft muted colours and fashion separates.
The round collar blouse T-shirt will be a Spring 2013 'Must Have'.
A modern shape with a nostalgic colour palette.

Delicate vintage accessories help to bring a sense of nostalgia and creativity to vintage customisation.

It is important that drape silk blouses are combined with brooches and vintage jewellery to maintain a sense of historic reference.

Let the Riviera renaissance blow a gentle sense of nostalgia into your retro revival.