Horizon

The restless waves of the blue Aegean Sea hug the shore and linger as a rippled mirror reflecting the picturesque mountain villages of Greece. As pristine and stark white as they are, domed by royal blue roofs, one wonders how this color combination came to be. The Greek flag in blue and white would almost suggest it comes from a profound spirit of patriotism, the true reason is a lot more practical though. Show Me More…

Slip Into Something More Comfortable

If there is one thing more peculiar than ever about how fashion trends develop, it is surely the evolution of casual wear and more specifically how denim has come a long way since it was introduced in the 1700s as work attire. The versatility of this wardrobe staple is endless, with no other item of clothing having been worn as long as the quintessential blue jeans. It doesn’t seem like anyone will be fed up with them anytime soon either, as the trending model and cut seems to change with the season creating an all new look. Show Me More…

ARTEXPO – Sepehr Maghsoudi

Mark Wednesday the 14th of February in your agenda, because this is the day you can bring your Valentine along to admire some very special art pieces by Persian fashion designer Sepehr Maghsoudi at Gallery Salon West. To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of his label, he will pay homage to the arts by fusing it with fashion. As you can read in our “about us” category, we have always recognized that fashion and art greatly influence each other and very much serve as a source of inspiration to one another. Sepehr’s exhibition demonstrates this in a very unique way, showing fashion installations inspired by the art of the Salon West artists. Besides some beautiful couture items with some pieces from his 2018 spring collection, he will also exhibit his paintings and ceramics to the public for the first time. Show Me More…

Gold Teeth

The very first video that aired on MTV when it launched in 1981 was “video killed the radio star” by the Buggles. One would surely see the irony in that since television replaced radio as most popular mass medium in the 1950’s, playing such an integral role in modern life that most people can’t imagine being without it. As television and present-day media reflect and shape cultural values, the increasing number of screens around us is at times lauded and at times criticised. Modern technology allows news to travel faster than ever and any information we desire is just a click away, much to our convenience. However, the downside is that trends tend to fizzle in no time and the sensory overload actually restricts our ability to enjoy art, music, fashion and life to the fullest. Slow down… take your time… and switch the screens off now and then. There is a reason we focus on quality over quantity and limit the amount of our posts. Show Me More…

marlies|dekkers 25-year Anniversary Show

Time really flies, especially when you’re having fun and living the dream. Yes, Marlies Dekkers has been making women feel confident and sexy since 1993. This was the year she launched her first lingerie line, which was highly anticipated after surprising the world with her art academy graduation piece: the infamous “bare but dress”. Show Me More…

The Femme Fatale Cabaret

Burlesque performances, in the form of a variety show were very popular from the 1860s to the 1940s in clubs and theatres all over Europe and the United States. Featuring bawdy comedy, jazzy tunes and alluring striptease acts, these shows would treat you to performances that were a tad too risqué for the mainstream. Since the 90s the interest for high quality classic burlesque entertainment has seen quite a revival, and why would you not want to relive these fantastically glamorous times? Show Me More…

The Phantom Of Us

Time and again the color grey is viewed as an emotionless, dull color that evokes a sense of conservativeness and indifference. Those who deem an all-black outfit too heavy and shy away from color will probably boast a range of garments in various greys in a subconscious endeavor to play it safe. But there is a far deeper ardency to the shade grey, exuding a frailty at times when combined with white and a very moody vibe when combined with black or a monochromatic mix of grey shades. Bringing it all the way to a clean cut avant garde style, draping and layering are what really transform an arrangement of garments into a three-dimensional form. Especially when the layers feature different textures, such as faux leather, jersey, knits, woven fabrics and sheer flowing materials. Show Me More…

Breathe

Once the magic of the December festivities has worn off, winter can seem quite a dreary time to get through without the holiday decorations and celebrations. January is often a melancholy month that can feel long and trying, with spring being all that we long for. Don’t lose the spirit just yet, or dismiss the opportunity this cold weather presents to dress up in layers and keep up your stylish appearance. Whenever the January blues have you standing in front of your wardrobe feeling disinclined, just think about adjectives that define your style and put your outfit together while you narrow the adjectives down to the three that truly embody your mood that day. It works like a charm every time. Show Me More…

Feed Me Diamonds

The year 2018 has fallen upon us and how other than to start the new year in style with some old Hollywood glamour, with a playful ton-sur-ton purple and fuchsia color palette beautifully caught in a soft spotlight. The incandescent and luxurious quality of the composite color purple has clearly been recognized throughout history, used as the imperial color worn by emperors, Roman magistrates, bishops, aristocrats and Japanese monarchs. This legacy has caused purple to often still be associated with royalty, magic, mystery and piety. A combination with fuchsia gives it a more sultry and seductive savor, leaving it up to the lustrous silky materials and shiny sparkles to give it the festive feeling that is perfectly suited for New Year’s Eve. Show Me More…

Fly Me To The Moon

Happy holidays everyone! ‘Tis the season to be jolly, spend quality time with your loved ones and overindulge in multi-course meals. For those of us who have a fondness for classic formal attire it is also the opportune occasion to get all spruced up for a black-tie dinner or gala event. The jazzy piano melodies of acclaimed holiday season songs have a charming appeal, taking you back to times past as music, art and fashion can do so tenderly. Adhering to the formal dress code of an event allows your appearance to be part of the ambiance, an enchanting as well as romantic ambiance that already feels like you have stepped into a different world or old movie once you start getting dressed at home. Even if the dress code is black-tie, you still have room to put your own twist on it. Show Me More…