Fancy oneself descending the stone steps surrounding the French riviera, imbued with that contagious joie de vivre ambling down the boulevards. Our colour palette comprising beige, taupe and terra blend into the environs, featuring a palazzo pant for her of which the raffish yet ravishing snake skin print is subtly reprised by the matching pocket square for him. Elegance is good taste plus a dash of daring!
Having originated in the 60’s, the newfangled bohemian style is still shaped by the harmonious inner world of the free spirit, although forthwith evolved into the electro-folk, neo-boho look, a.k.a. ultimate summer festival uniform. Our ensembles encompass the traditional hippie characteristics merged with the boho ideology featuring a multi-layered draped shirt and ripped jeans for him, flanked by flared leggings with an ethnic print and bell sleeve tie-front top for her. The excessive amount of accessories complete the idiosyncratic feel. People will stare, so make it worth their while!
Swept away by the soothing sax notes played from the treble clef, our svelte ensembles hint at the pivotal times when 70’s uptown fashion evolved into the early 80’s sophisticated jet-set guise. The sheer finesse of the elegant silhouettes feature a wide-legged palazzo pant with slinky wrap-front blouse for her, flanked by a slim fit shirt and effortless skinny trousers for him. All drenched in a vibrant fuse of jewel tones, fashion is a way of saying who you are without having to speak.
With the pink blossom petals floating through the air, we find ourselves soaring within rebellious realms with our modern day, rockabilly inspired ensembles. The frilly pastel pink petticoat for her is sonorous with our surroundings, forming a delicate style clash with the cropped plaid slacks for him and neo rock n’ roll elements of this deliberate discordance. Fashion is art and you are the canvas.
As we neareth the end of May, each day paints the sky either blue or gray, to match the petrichor fray. Our office to London gig-goer ensembles subsume a hint of urban Brit sophistication. Never a fad, is the timeless grey on blue on grey-blue glen plaid for him, flanked by a black and white glen plaid for her paired with distressed boyfriend jeans. Finally, to soften the tread of our trotter, classic Chucks do the trick since 1921.
We were quite jubilant to see a true seventies revival throughout current spring collections, following warm colour stories and retro-chic elements. We jump right on the bandwagon with ensembles in brown, beige and bronze hues paired with a classic dark denim jacket for him, alongside the hip hugging, high-waisted corduroy skirt and fluffy coat for her. Cognac brogues, octagonal sunglasses and a floppy hat finish these groovy looks.
Ready for a night on the town, our black leather ensembles, captured by the flashing lights, alluringly complement the black & white Balmain chevron and intrinsic scaled stud print. On a chilly spring night, a little faux fur never hurt nobody, but are they ready for the jelly of the ombré Furla candy bag?
Regardless of whether or not we parked our motorcycles around the corner, a classic biker jacket is quintessential to every wardrobe. Soaking up the little pocketful of sunshine shining through the branches of mahogany budding blossom, black leather layered over charcoal, graphite and grey interlock knits make ideal ensembles for the breezy early spring days.
With the mauve ivy backdrop streaked with the sparse sun rays, the whimsical surroundings certainly do our ‘haute hippie’ ensembles justice. Ubiquitous in high street fashion, hippie chique with just a hint of boho, or vice versa. An ensemble that bottles bohemia? It’s a fashion rhapsody we shall surely revisit with pleasure.
Braving the biting wind, we tread past the soft pale marble columns which form a sharp contrast to the rich brown, chestnut and maroon hues of our ensembles, flanked by black leather. Anyway the wind blows, style matters.