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I am sure, like me, you enjoyed the lovely warm Easter we had. Being able to eat outside, go for a walk or spend time enjoying an outdoor activity really gives you a lift. It is good for you mentally, emotionally and physically.

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But, make the most of the fine weather you need the right clothes. With this in mind, I have been visiting sites like JDWilliams to see what is available, so I can plan my spring and summer wardrobe.
One particular trend caught my eye. Florals are clearly back in style. It is a look that is perfect for all kinds of summer events and activities.
A floral print dress is the perfect option for the Chelsea Flower show which takes place on the 21st-25th May, this year. Potentially, later in the year, you could wear that same dress for a summer wedding. You would just need to buy some slightly brighter and glitzier accessories to add a touch more glamour to your outfit.
There are lots of ways to wear florals. Here are a few tips to help you to get the most out of this SS19 fashion trend.
Generally speaking, it is best to avoid mixing floral prints. It is possible, but you are more likely to get it wrong rather than right. So, it is better to wear a floral top with plain items of clothing. Naturally, if you have chosen to wear a floral skirt or trousers you will want to opt for a plain shirt, blouse or top.
The best way to pull the two halves of your outfit together is to choose items of clothing that will blend in with the main colour used in the floral print. This is a simple way of making sure that what you are wearing does not clash. It does not necessarily have to be the exact same shade.  Using a colour wheel is the best way to determine what your options are.
If floral prints are not your thing, you can still incorporate floral designs into your wardrobe. For example, a jacket or pair of jeans that feature a few embroidered flowers could still work for you. Another alternative is to combine a full-on floral print jacket, or coat, with a plain outfit. It is a stunning look that is worth trying. Usually, you will be pleasantly surprised by how good it will look on you.
Or you could choose to wear floral-themed jewellery. There are some lovely flowery scarves and wraps around, this year, which are perfect for keeping the chill of, in the evenings.
The best thing about floral prints is that they are easy to blend with new trends. For me, this is especially good news, because I am adopting a slowstyle approach to my wardrobe. That means buying ethically and opting for more eco-friendly fabrics. But, also wearing the clothes I buy for longer, which is where floral prints come into play. I will be looking for classically cut items, that I should be able to continue to wear, next year, and beyond.



Love 
Chichi

Floral Styling for SS19


I am sure, like me, you enjoyed the lovely warm Easter we had. Being able to eat outside, go for a walk or spend time enjoying an outdoor activity really gives you a lift. It is good for you mentally, emotionally and physically.

floral styling for 2019, summer style tips, jd williams dresses, spring summer 2019 floral, indian blogger, london blogger, uk blog, bougainvillea, red floral dress


But, make the most of the fine weather you need the right clothes. With this in mind, I have been visiting sites like JDWilliams to see what is available, so I can plan my spring and summer wardrobe.
One particular trend caught my eye. Florals are clearly back in style. It is a look that is perfect for all kinds of summer events and activities.
A floral print dress is the perfect option for the Chelsea Flower show which takes place on the 21st-25th May, this year. Potentially, later in the year, you could wear that same dress for a summer wedding. You would just need to buy some slightly brighter and glitzier accessories to add a touch more glamour to your outfit.
There are lots of ways to wear florals. Here are a few tips to help you to get the most out of this SS19 fashion trend.
Generally speaking, it is best to avoid mixing floral prints. It is possible, but you are more likely to get it wrong rather than right. So, it is better to wear a floral top with plain items of clothing. Naturally, if you have chosen to wear a floral skirt or trousers you will want to opt for a plain shirt, blouse or top.
The best way to pull the two halves of your outfit together is to choose items of clothing that will blend in with the main colour used in the floral print. This is a simple way of making sure that what you are wearing does not clash. It does not necessarily have to be the exact same shade.  Using a colour wheel is the best way to determine what your options are.
If floral prints are not your thing, you can still incorporate floral designs into your wardrobe. For example, a jacket or pair of jeans that feature a few embroidered flowers could still work for you. Another alternative is to combine a full-on floral print jacket, or coat, with a plain outfit. It is a stunning look that is worth trying. Usually, you will be pleasantly surprised by how good it will look on you.
Or you could choose to wear floral-themed jewellery. There are some lovely flowery scarves and wraps around, this year, which are perfect for keeping the chill of, in the evenings.
The best thing about floral prints is that they are easy to blend with new trends. For me, this is especially good news, because I am adopting a slowstyle approach to my wardrobe. That means buying ethically and opting for more eco-friendly fabrics. But, also wearing the clothes I buy for longer, which is where floral prints come into play. I will be looking for classically cut items, that I should be able to continue to wear, next year, and beyond.



Love 
Chichi

The designs behind the most iconic Met Gala looks

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Set to take place on Monday the 6th May, the highly-anticipated 2019 Met Gala is fast-approaching. Following on from 2018’s ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’, this year’s theme for celebrities to take inspiration from is ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’. We’re predicting over exaggerated styles and over-the-top accessories.
As we can imagine, diamond-encrusted Papal tiaras and draping dresses are carefully designed and timely to create. Before we sit back and enjoy the costumes of this year’s event, read on as we review some of the most iconic Met Gala outfits and explore the designers and creation of the dresses.

Rihanna and Guo Pei in 2015

Before Rihanna stepped onto the Met Gala red carpet wearing that iconic yellow cape, Chinese Guo Pei had been creating couture for more than 30 years. In fact, this exact masterpiece had been designed for a 2012 show in China and it had been at in Guo’s studio until it was snapped up by Rihanna for the big event.
Weighing 25kg with a 16ft train, this look wasn’t an easy one to pull off. In fact, when it was first presented in China, the model made it only halfway down the catwalk before the show had to be paused so she could remove the garment and head backstage!
Fitting for the “China: Through The Looking Glass” theme, the fur-trimmed cape featured over 50,000 hours’ worth of hand embroidery and took two whole years to make. Describing her inspiration behind the design, Pei said, “When I had this design in mind, I [was thinking of] a woman that can carry weight on her arms. It’s a dress she has to lift, like she can lift the whole world. I always have a woman like that in mind.”
Guo became the first Chinese national to appear at Paris couture week in 2017, showing off her large-scale yet intricate designs. The colour yellow plays a big part in Pei’s designs, she recalls a time when the colour was banned in her culture and how far fashion has come since that time.

Blake Lively and Atelier Versace in 2018

Blake Lively’s dress was so long that she had to take a party bus to the 2018 ball. Inspired by royalty and renaissance to match the “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” theme, Lively and her gown captivated audiences. Her long train was carefully embroidered, and her jewelled corset reportedly took 600 hours to create! The look was complete with sheer panels on either side of her legs and a custom halo that featured 100 carats of champagne diamonds.
Why aren’t we surprised that this exquisite piece was custom made for Blake herself? Designed by Atelier Versace, this piece was guaranteed to impress. Talk about finishing touches, Lively wore $2 million of Lorraine Schwartz jewellery to complement her look — this included the custom headpiece, bangles, earrings and her Lorraine Schwartz engagement ring.
Schwartz’s pieces are often worn by celebrities on the red carpet and her jewels have been spotted on Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Angelina Jolie. Her bespoke jewellery pieces never fail to impress and it’s no surprise that she’s a go-to when celebrities are looking for new bling!

Kim Kardashian and Prada in 2016

“Manus X Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” was the theme for the 2016 Met Gala, and Kim Kardashian didn’t disappoint. She co-ordinated with her beau as they both stepped onto the red carpet dressed in Balmain — Kim in a futuristic silver dress and Kanye sporting a silver jacket and icy blue contact lenses.
The garment was created by Olivier Rousteing who became the youngest Creative Director of Balmain in 2011 at aged 24. Since his takeover, he has been credited with bringing an Asian influence to the brand, something that has been widely welcomed by its buyers.
This look wasn’t the only outfit that was considered. Speaking about the evening before the Gala, Kim said, “When I landed in New York at midnight, I immediately went to see Olivier for a 1 am fitting, and we literally cut skirts in half, created tops from dresses, and stayed up until 4 am to get the perfect option that we felt fit the theme.” Other potential looks included a gown with jewelled shoulders and sleeves and another was embellished with pearls and a giant gem in the centre of the bodice. In total, Kim received four custom-made goingout dresses from Rousteing before the event!

Rihanna and Comme des Garcons in 2017

The theme of this year’s event was “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons” — a tribute to Kawakubo and her innovative designs that have challenged fashion aesthetics.
In true Rihanna style, the Barbadian singer stepped out onto the red carpet in an attention-grabbing piece. She wore a textured garment that was cut from jacquard florals which made her dress three-dimensional. The piece was designed with an asymmetric hemline, many cut-outs and was first featured in the Comme des Garcons Fall 2016 collection.
It reportedly took Rihanna one hour to get into the Dsquared2 red heels she wore that were tied up to her thighs. Her hair was styled into a top bun and her makeup complemented the pink shades of the dress with rosy eyeshadow and blush.
The 2017 gala was quite the tribute to Rei Kawakubo, who rarely agrees to shows or interviews. She established Commes des Garcons in Tokyo in 1973 and has developed the brand into what it is today — an inventive and stand-out establishment that has had a great influence on fashion as a whole.

This year’s theme is set to be “Camp: Notes On Fashion”, who knows what iconic looks we’ll see.

Hope you enjoyed reading this post.


Love
Chichi

The designs behind the most iconic Met Gala looks


The designs behind the most iconic Met Gala looks

The designs behind the most iconic Met Gala looks , met gala, rihana met gala 2015, kim kardashian met gala 2016, blake lively met gala 2018, rihana met gala 2016, indian blogger, lonndon blog, met gala 2019

Set to take place on Monday the 6th May, the highly-anticipated 2019 Met Gala is fast-approaching. Following on from 2018’s ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’, this year’s theme for celebrities to take inspiration from is ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’. We’re predicting over exaggerated styles and over-the-top accessories.
As we can imagine, diamond-encrusted Papal tiaras and draping dresses are carefully designed and timely to create. Before we sit back and enjoy the costumes of this year’s event, read on as we review some of the most iconic Met Gala outfits and explore the designers and creation of the dresses.

Rihanna and Guo Pei in 2015

Before Rihanna stepped onto the Met Gala red carpet wearing that iconic yellow cape, Chinese Guo Pei had been creating couture for more than 30 years. In fact, this exact masterpiece had been designed for a 2012 show in China and it had been at in Guo’s studio until it was snapped up by Rihanna for the big event.
Weighing 25kg with a 16ft train, this look wasn’t an easy one to pull off. In fact, when it was first presented in China, the model made it only halfway down the catwalk before the show had to be paused so she could remove the garment and head backstage!
Fitting for the “China: Through The Looking Glass” theme, the fur-trimmed cape featured over 50,000 hours’ worth of hand embroidery and took two whole years to make. Describing her inspiration behind the design, Pei said, “When I had this design in mind, I [was thinking of] a woman that can carry weight on her arms. It’s a dress she has to lift, like she can lift the whole world. I always have a woman like that in mind.”
Guo became the first Chinese national to appear at Paris couture week in 2017, showing off her large-scale yet intricate designs. The colour yellow plays a big part in Pei’s designs, she recalls a time when the colour was banned in her culture and how far fashion has come since that time.

Blake Lively and Atelier Versace in 2018

Blake Lively’s dress was so long that she had to take a party bus to the 2018 ball. Inspired by royalty and renaissance to match the “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” theme, Lively and her gown captivated audiences. Her long train was carefully embroidered, and her jewelled corset reportedly took 600 hours to create! The look was complete with sheer panels on either side of her legs and a custom halo that featured 100 carats of champagne diamonds.
Why aren’t we surprised that this exquisite piece was custom made for Blake herself? Designed by Atelier Versace, this piece was guaranteed to impress. Talk about finishing touches, Lively wore $2 million of Lorraine Schwartz jewellery to complement her look — this included the custom headpiece, bangles, earrings and her Lorraine Schwartz engagement ring.
Schwartz’s pieces are often worn by celebrities on the red carpet and her jewels have been spotted on Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Angelina Jolie. Her bespoke jewellery pieces never fail to impress and it’s no surprise that she’s a go-to when celebrities are looking for new bling!

Kim Kardashian and Prada in 2016

“Manus X Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” was the theme for the 2016 Met Gala, and Kim Kardashian didn’t disappoint. She co-ordinated with her beau as they both stepped onto the red carpet dressed in Balmain — Kim in a futuristic silver dress and Kanye sporting a silver jacket and icy blue contact lenses.
The garment was created by Olivier Rousteing who became the youngest Creative Director of Balmain in 2011 at aged 24. Since his takeover, he has been credited with bringing an Asian influence to the brand, something that has been widely welcomed by its buyers.
This look wasn’t the only outfit that was considered. Speaking about the evening before the Gala, Kim said, “When I landed in New York at midnight, I immediately went to see Olivier for a 1 am fitting, and we literally cut skirts in half, created tops from dresses, and stayed up until 4 am to get the perfect option that we felt fit the theme.” Other potential looks included a gown with jewelled shoulders and sleeves and another was embellished with pearls and a giant gem in the centre of the bodice. In total, Kim received four custom-made goingout dresses from Rousteing before the event!

Rihanna and Comme des Garcons in 2017

The theme of this year’s event was “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons” — a tribute to Kawakubo and her innovative designs that have challenged fashion aesthetics.
In true Rihanna style, the Barbadian singer stepped out onto the red carpet in an attention-grabbing piece. She wore a textured garment that was cut from jacquard florals which made her dress three-dimensional. The piece was designed with an asymmetric hemline, many cut-outs and was first featured in the Comme des Garcons Fall 2016 collection.
It reportedly took Rihanna one hour to get into the Dsquared2 red heels she wore that were tied up to her thighs. Her hair was styled into a top bun and her makeup complemented the pink shades of the dress with rosy eyeshadow and blush.
The 2017 gala was quite the tribute to Rei Kawakubo, who rarely agrees to shows or interviews. She established Commes des Garcons in Tokyo in 1973 and has developed the brand into what it is today — an inventive and stand-out establishment that has had a great influence on fashion as a whole.

This year’s theme is set to be “Camp: Notes On Fashion”, who knows what iconic looks we’ll see.

Hope you enjoyed reading this post.


Love
Chichi

Whether you’re going out for a romantic meal or spending time adventuring outdoors, I’ve come up with the ultimate style guide for dates in 2019.

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Flirty fine dining
Sometimes we love to treat ourselves with a spot of fine dining. It might be a restaurant that you and your other half have been wanting to visit for a while, but you’ve been saving it for a special occasion. With some fine dining venues operating a strict dress code, what should you wear?
Choose a floor-length dress if you want to amp up the formality of your look.  Many women go for a fancy look when they’re heading to a posh restaurant so it’s unlikely that you’ll look out of place. If you feel overdressed, pair yours with flat shoes and a short jacket. Alternatively, you could pair a midi dress with heeled boots and a stylish clutch. Go for a statement print and flirty frills to channel Valentine’s vibes — but remember to avoid overly bright tones.
Date-night drinks
For weekend date nights, you might fancy a few drinks together. Go dressy with one of your party dresses, keep it flirty with a pink mini dress, scarlet lacy bodysuit or a bold ruby-coloured jumpsuit. Or, stay classic in an LBD and accessorise by adding a pop of colour to your outfit with red accessories. Elevate your ensemble with statement stilettos or barely-there block heels. Finish the look with dainty jewellery such as heart-shaped earrings and a pendant necklace.

Cosy cinema date
Perhaps you’ve decided to go on a cute cinema date for your next night together. Of course, you still want to make an effort, but you need to be comfy when you’re snuggling during the film.
Pair black skinny jeans with a bright Bardot top and cute tote bag (perfect for hiding snacks as well as looking stylish!). Bring some colour to your outfit with animal print ankle boots or chunky printed scarf.
Eating out first? Opt for something dressier like a loose-fitted T-shirt dress and over-the knee boots.

A night in for two
Make a candlelit home-made meal for two followed by popcorn and your favourite film. You can still dress up, even if you do want to get changed into your pyjamas straight after dinner!
Since you’re staying in the house, you want to be comfy. You could opt for an accordion midi skirt, paired with an off-the-shoulder crop top. Or, choose an unstructured jumpsuit that’ll look great if you decide to head out after eating!
Make up for it with accessorising — hooped earrings and a matching bracelet are the perfect finishing touches.

Romantic stroll
If you’re exploring with your special someone you need to consider practicality. You don’t want to be falling over on your romantic date so walking shoes or appropriate footwear are a must. Add layers to your outfit with a cosy fleece, padded puffer jacket and a cute bobble hat. If you’re planning on going out to lunch on your way home, consider wearing a dressy top under your layers, just in case your other half wants to snap a photo of you as a memory of your perfect day. 


What’s your next date night? Make sure your style-prepped with our different date style guide.

Love
Chichi

How should you dress for different dates?


Whether you’re going out for a romantic meal or spending time adventuring outdoors, I’ve come up with the ultimate style guide for dates in 2019.

how should you dress for different dates, uk blogger, indian blogger, british blog, date night outfit ideas, white outfit

Flirty fine dining
Sometimes we love to treat ourselves with a spot of fine dining. It might be a restaurant that you and your other half have been wanting to visit for a while, but you’ve been saving it for a special occasion. With some fine dining venues operating a strict dress code, what should you wear?
Choose a floor-length dress if you want to amp up the formality of your look.  Many women go for a fancy look when they’re heading to a posh restaurant so it’s unlikely that you’ll look out of place. If you feel overdressed, pair yours with flat shoes and a short jacket. Alternatively, you could pair a midi dress with heeled boots and a stylish clutch. Go for a statement print and flirty frills to channel Valentine’s vibes — but remember to avoid overly bright tones.
Date-night drinks
For weekend date nights, you might fancy a few drinks together. Go dressy with one of your party dresses, keep it flirty with a pink mini dress, scarlet lacy bodysuit or a bold ruby-coloured jumpsuit. Or, stay classic in an LBD and accessorise by adding a pop of colour to your outfit with red accessories. Elevate your ensemble with statement stilettos or barely-there block heels. Finish the look with dainty jewellery such as heart-shaped earrings and a pendant necklace.

Cosy cinema date
Perhaps you’ve decided to go on a cute cinema date for your next night together. Of course, you still want to make an effort, but you need to be comfy when you’re snuggling during the film.
Pair black skinny jeans with a bright Bardot top and cute tote bag (perfect for hiding snacks as well as looking stylish!). Bring some colour to your outfit with animal print ankle boots or chunky printed scarf.
Eating out first? Opt for something dressier like a loose-fitted T-shirt dress and over-the knee boots.

A night in for two
Make a candlelit home-made meal for two followed by popcorn and your favourite film. You can still dress up, even if you do want to get changed into your pyjamas straight after dinner!
Since you’re staying in the house, you want to be comfy. You could opt for an accordion midi skirt, paired with an off-the-shoulder crop top. Or, choose an unstructured jumpsuit that’ll look great if you decide to head out after eating!
Make up for it with accessorising — hooped earrings and a matching bracelet are the perfect finishing touches.

Romantic stroll
If you’re exploring with your special someone you need to consider practicality. You don’t want to be falling over on your romantic date so walking shoes or appropriate footwear are a must. Add layers to your outfit with a cosy fleece, padded puffer jacket and a cute bobble hat. If you’re planning on going out to lunch on your way home, consider wearing a dressy top under your layers, just in case your other half wants to snap a photo of you as a memory of your perfect day. 


What’s your next date night? Make sure your style-prepped with our different date style guide.

Love
Chichi

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