La Boqueria ,Barcelona
Parc del Laberint d’Horta
Skirt: River Island; T shirt: H&M
If I asked you to name five of the most influential fashion designers, who would you name? Perhaps you would say Ralph Lauren, or maybe you particularly like the work of Oscar de la Renta, whilst names like Elie Saab, Armani, and Calvin Klein are never far away from the minds of fashionista’s. There are several names that you could mention, but what if I told you that probably one of the most powerful and influential fashion designers at the moment is actually an architecture graduate from MIT, you would probably say I was crazy wouldn’t you?…..
….but actually I’m not, and I’m going to tell you why:
Jessica Rozenkrantz is a creative director at the company Nervous System, she’s not actually a fashion designer, she really possesses a degree in architecture and biology which she obtained from the American technology university MIT in 2005. The company, Nervous System is a design studio which “works at the intersection of science, art, and technology”. In short they use computers to come up with designs. But what’s really interesting is that she also helped to design a 3D printed dress which moves and sways like real fabric. Now you may be wondering:
Isn’t 3D printing for computer geeks, and what does it have to do with fashion:
If you didn’t already know, 3D printing allows a person to design something, and then get it printed out in three dimensions. This means that the design that they came up with looks like a real thing which they can touch and feel (and in this case wear), the real beauty of 3D printing means that you get everything almost immediately once it’s been printed. Back in December 2014 Wired magazine reported a project with other companies such as Google, in this project Jessica Rozenkrantz and her team created a dress made out of plastic, which moves like real fabric and was created almost instantaneously, she even created bespoke jewellery which was made perfect in every single detail which meant that it would never ever chafe the person who wore it.
Think about this for just a second:
It’s Saturday morning, you are going to a hot party in town tonight, and you don’t have a dress to wear. You would look on the regular fashion sites, like Asos, BooHoo, River Island, and you see a dress you like, perfect! You go to buy it, and opps your size is completely sold out. You still need a dress for tonight so you might hit the shops, you brave all the Saturday shoppers, and go to the store, only to find that the dress you wanted, doesn’t actually look all that great. It’s Saturday night, and you don’t have that dress, the horror!
Is there another way?
Well yes, let’s imagine an alternative world where it’s Saturday morning, and you have a hot party to go to, but no dress, but instead of shopping online, you create your own dress, designing it down to the finest detail, from the colour, to the details on the buttons, because it’s your design, you can even get the sizing for it perfect. Now imagine in this world, that you could have that same dress on a Saturday afternoon, ready for your hot party, no bad sizing, no missed deliveries, no colour and style problems. Instead, you would have the perfect dress, made by you, for you, in the way you want it. Sounds impossible doesn’t it?
But actually it’s closer than you think:
With the experiment from Jessica Rozenkrantz, it seems that this kind of fashion design is about to happen, as this technology develops, not only does the fashion industry change from a buying perspective, but also the world of fashion design changes. Instead of blogging about the styles from John Paul Gaultier, and Ralph Lauren, we would actually be talking about regular people who have realised their beautiful designs in reality thanks to technology, where the cover of Vogue is no longer talking about new collections, and instead the new collections are being created in the homes of everyday people every single week. The possibilities are endless.
It’s unlikely that the work being done around 3D printing and fabrics will be affordable and realised in the near future, but if the trend catches on, we won’t be just talking about five new designers, we’ll be talking about hundreds of them. What do you all think? Is it good to bring fashion design to the fingertips of regular people, or should it remain in the hands of the professionals? Give us your views.
The fashion designer (could be) dead, long live the fashion designer!
I don’t eat hamburgers,I’m usually chicken person 🙂 But when I tried this one at Kua’Aina in Soho I was amazed. This is a small Hawaiian restaurant but really famous.It literally feels like you are on one of Hawaiian beaches.And apparently President Obama loves these burgers.
Everything on the menu looks delicious but I chose cheeseburger with fries an Rose lemonade.
They also serve pancakes which I heard are some of the lightest, most delicate-tasting pancakes in London.
I would definitely recommend this for your next meal 🙂
Kua Aina, 26 Foubert’s Place, London, W1F 7PP
Girl on the Train
This is one of those you books you can’t stop thinking about it long time after you finish it. Actually it makes you really said that you finished it already because what you going to do with your life now 😀 Anyway , book is amazing! It’s about a girl named Rachel who catches the same commuter train every morning.And everyday train stops at the same place because of signal failure so every day she can watch the same couple breakfasting in their garden.She started to feel like she knows them.She even named them Jess and Jason.They seem like perfect couple until one morning when Rachel sees something shocking…
Anyway if you didn’t start reading it know. Commuting to work will never be the same for you 🙂
High weist shorts
I don’t know why but I like high waist shorts more then trousers. I feel so comfortable in it. It’s a shame that in London I don’t have much chance to wear them but that didn’t stop me to buy few because you never know. You can wear them with almost everything,shirts,crop tops,t shirt,heels or flats…
Probably the best person to get inspiration have to wear this trend is Taylor Swift
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As always ,along with summer, white jeans are back. This season more than ever,maybe because of winter whites thing. This trend works across all shapes from skinny to boyfriend, cropped and flared so you can stay true to the cut of jeans you’re most comfortable with.
I’m not a fan of dark heavy jeans during the summer so I always choose light ones and my favourite ones are pair of whites.
They are sleek, chic, and totally stylish and it’s very popular among street style stars ,bloggers and editors.
Here is a advice how to style white jeans so they look cool
1)Pair them with shirt
There is something effortless in styling white jeans with oversized shirt. I’m wearing it unbuttoned with roll up sleeves .
2) Head-to-toe white
My favourite way of wearing white jeans. It’s simple but still classy and polished and looks perfect on newly tanned skin
3) Add Stripes and prints
Another great way to wear white jeans. Add stripes for nautical look or go for bold prints- florals ,plaids or gingham.
On the second day in Barcelona we’ve seen lots of places but my favourite were Montjuic and one of Gaudi’s work Casa Batllo. Magic Fountain de Montjuic and Palau Nacional are so great that we had to visit it twice in the same day.
For Casa Batllo you have to pay entrance but inside is so special,like anything you’ve seen before so is definitely worth it.
For day at sightseeing I opted for my favourite striped top and navy skirt.
Skirt: H&M ; Top: Zara; Shoes: New Look
I’m tapas monster 🙂 Even in London I want to have tapas every week. So first thing I did when we arrived to Barcelona was to ask our hosts were is the best tapas place. They recommended La Pepita ,small but lovely restaurant and bar in Gràcia. It was the best tapas I ever had! From patatas bravas,croquettes to Spanish ham and even fried egg with crisps…everything was amazing.
After delicious dinner we ordered dessert which was definitely something that I didn’t know it exist – Corn Ice Cream with Popcorns and Raspberries. Surprisingly it was delicious just like everything .Good thing is it not too busy and guest are mostly Spanish so you can be sure it’s good 🙂 I would recommend everyone to go there when they visiting Barcelona
I was already writing about this outfit and my first day in Barcelona but here it is again. I was feeling so comfy and good and this and I’m sorry that I can’t really wear it more often because you know… London
Trendy Taste -Natalia Cabezas
One of my favourite bloggers is Spanish and is from Barcelona. So this is opportunity to introduce her . Her style is mostly bohemian and inspiring .
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Barcelona is now definitely my favourite city and everything is so nice there but the most amazing thing is Montjuic. I can’t even decide when it’s better ,during the day when the view is amazing or during the night when the lights and colours of fountain are amazing. And it’s so romantic
Like a real Zara fan only thing I was thinking is Zara. And I have to say it’s much better than London Zara. It’s much bigger with much more choice(they say better quality as well). Mango,Stradivarius,Pull&Bear and Bershka are everywhere. Literally everywhere. Best part for shopping spree is Passeig de Gràcia where you can choose from high street brand to exclusive designer stores.
If you are weird and you are not into clothes 😉 there is a amazing colour coordinated market ,famous La Boqueria . Everything is fresh and delicious . It’s good that I had breakfast before,otherwise I would buy everything 🙂
It’s time to take out your strapless bra because this summer,according to designers,naked shoulders are big trend this summer.nothing is sexier than a pair of bare shoulders. Off shoulder dresses and tops manage to show off an appropriate amount of skin and look ladylike and flattering on every woman.
Plus, they pair well with pretty much anything you have in your closet, from denim shorts and skinny jeans , to midi skirts.
Here are some of my favourites
Black Off Shoulder Top- H&M
Little Mistress Off Shoulder Dress- ASOS
River Island Lace Off The Shoulder Top- ASOS
Off Shoulder Top –H&M
Band of Gypsies Crochet Off Shoulder Blouse- ASOS
Last week I had a mini holiday in Barcelona.It was amazing but short. Well,never enough of holidays ,no? On the first day we visited Park Guell,masterpiece of architect Antoni Gaudi . Entrance to the Park is free but there is an entrance fee to visit the monumental zone (main entrance and the parts containing mosaics) Also you can have great view of Barcelona.