Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Palazzo Story

I think that today's fashion is going into very wrong direction. Creativity is exhausted, and new trends are deprived of any sense of style. 

I would say that trends in the fashion industry are pretty much aligned with the direction in which today's society is going - following wrong values and lack of the appreciation for the things that matter. In other words, consolidation of the consumer society where big systems are directing our behavior. Where everybody likes the same things - at least they are convinced that they like them. Or, they have to like them, in order to feel accepted and as a part of the community. Individualism became such a rare and weird thing. 

To me, there is more than just a trends, when it comes to fashion. In general, trends are good - they are directing society to the more forward state of mind. But also, trends represent very powerful weapon for destroying individuality, through a faux sense of belonging, and a great method for controlling masses. And fashion (or better said, personal style) is one of the most powerful ways for expressing the one's individuality. So how can 8 out of the 10 girls wear over-the-knee boots in the very same version: fishnet tights and short dress/skirt? Or Levi's T-shirt, right after seeing zillion others wearing the same damn thing? And there are so many other ways for playing and expressing yourself through it.

All of the pieces from this combination look so different and unmatchable when observed separately, but very interesting when put together. When I was choosing this combination, I started from the pants - and then randomly choosing the pieces that would just click and not get me into overthinking mode. And this is what I mostly love about fashion. It is like an art. Through fashion, you can ether create the copy which would look cheep, no matter how much money you've invested in it. Or you could create the master piece, which maybe not everyone would like, but it will leave the impression and express your individuality. And individuals are those who change the world.

Palazzo trousers: Mango
T-shirt: River Island
Shoes: Mango

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Pink Plus Blonde

Wearing pink as a blonde has it's own dimension. It can turn out to be too cute or a bit untasty. But as already proven, materials and context in which something is combined play a main role.

This autumn season, I wanted to buy a pink fur jacket, and I knew exactly what kind of piece I want. Not "too" pink, it should look natural, soft and with a touch of luxury. It could be worn with a printed T-shirt and black elegant dress and it would look great combined with a DK watch. But I didn't have much luck in finding it - yet. In the meantime, I found this adorable jacket at ASOS and I knew that this is something I needed. When I finally got it after a few weeks of a sloppy ASOS's delivery, the love was born. Soft suede leather and a washed out shade of a light pink color give it a soft touch, while fringes and "biker jacket" pattern give that edgy look which I love and which has been a part of my style for years now.

It is a piece that is not easily combined as it's already effective by itself. My first attempt combining it with a black long casual dress didn't look too well - at least it didn't give me the effect that I wanted. Second attempt, combining it with a trousers from natural material as wool is, didn't seem to be quite impressive as well. It turned out to go best with a casual and simple pieces in complementary color. It could look great with jeans, cowboy boots or all-black-leather, but certainly, it is a piece which gives an amazing finishing touch to a carefully chosen outfit. I'd love to hear your suggestion of how would you wear a pink fringe jacket, so feel free to share.

Photos by: Marija Pavlovic Blog

Instagram: Bymarija

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The Streets of Milan

For so long I haven't enjoyed being in some City that much. Although, my first impression was opposite from what I expected. We arrived late on Saturday night, and at least what I expected was a buzz of people, crazy nightlife, and fancy streets. I saw none of it in a first few hours. We were wandering around empty streets of the City Center desperately trying to find a place to eat, and by 3 am, we were very fortunate to find a Pizzeria on our way to the apartment. But pretty soon, Milan has revealed it's true colors.

Amazing architecture, outstanding districts, endless beautiful streets, various options for shopping and kind Italians made me want to stay there.

Milan is really the metropolis and the capital of fashion - and although it is very international, we didn't encounter a lot of tourists. Which is probably going to change in the next couple of weeks due to the upcoming Milan Fashion Week.

While in Milan, you will not miss visiting Duomo Piazza which is located in the city center. But if you are a seeker for a hidden treasure while traveling, you shouldn't miss some of the charming places you will be able to see below.

 Monument to Giuseppe Garibaldi, the "Father of Italy"

 Tower of Sforza Castle (Castello Sforzesco) with marble statue of Santa Giovanni Nepocedemo

 Parco Sempione
 Porta Sempione ("Sempione Gate"), a city gate of Milan
 Charming Brera Design District

 Duomo Di Milano

Milan Cathedral (Italian: Duomo di Milano) is the cathedral church dedicated to St Mary of the Nativity (Santa Maria Nascente), it is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan. This Gothic cathedral is the largest church in Italy (the larger St. Peter's Basilica is in the State of Vatican City) and the fifth largest in the world. It took nearly six centuries to complete. I was amazed by how many details are incorporated in every piece of this large piece of art. This gothic-style cathedral has more statues on it than any other building in the world. Milan Duomo is decorated by 3,400 fascinating statues, 135 gargoyles, and 700 figures. This is beyond imagination...and if you ever decide to visit this gorgeous city, climb the stairs to the rooftop of the Duomo to fully appreciate the architecture of the most refined silhouette I've ever seen. From the terrazza you’ll see breathtaking views across Milan and peaks of the Alps. On the cathedral’s highest spire you can see the famous Madonnina, the gold-colored statue of Mary.

I think I'll always remember the moments spent in the Duomo Piazza imagining summer nights I'd enjoy spending there. The smell of the city is colored by different notes of the perfumes, and architectural creations will leave you nothing less than breathless. 

All pictures were taken by myself and my friend Milica Minic