New Dresses from Zara

Known as Zara addict, I spend most of my shopping time browsing Zara’s shelves which resulted in 95% Zara closet at home.  It’s very hard for me to say what I don’t like about Zara, maybe crowded shops and endless queues or the fact UK’s Zara is more expensive than any other Zara in Europe? But clothes-like, there is nothing I wouldn’t buy.

With every new collection I realise there are many things I’m missing in my closet but the first thing I’m attracted to is dresses.

According to new collection, off shoulders dresses with frills, retro dresses and floral ones  will still be popular. Polka dots are back which will probably be great news for those who love 50’s fashion.

Here are my favourites!

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Summer Red

 

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Sometimes it’s just worth it to travel around  London just to get that perfect dress and that was the case with this one. In four days it basically disappeared from all Topshop stores including online. Luckily,one was waiting just me.

As you may notice this dress looks similar to Revolve red dress with small stars, seen on many bloggers this summer, which is probably why this cheaper model from Topshop gained so much popularity . I simply fell in love with this dress! Maybe the reason is that is so easy to wear, no need for much accessories or maybe because wrap gave me so much desired waist.

I’ve used the opportunity of few days of summer in London to make most of it.

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On this Sunday I met my friend for brunch. We chose Refinery Southwark, a retro-chic cafe and cocktail bar just the short walk from Tate Moder. Once inside you will see the funky decor with industrial lighting, the bar on the one side and restaurant like area on the other side. From the big list of cocktails and food, I chose classics mojito, chicken and kale caesar and for dessert Raspberry Panna Cotta which all was delicious and worth coming back

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Favourite Brunch Spots in London

Dishoom

You’ve probably been to Dishoom for dinner, but have you been for breakfast?

As a big fan of naan(and everything Indian), just a thought that it’s on their brunch menu in combination with bacon and egg made me want to go. But they are also sausage naan, Bombay omelette and lots of chai.

Dishoom is the place that I highly recommend for everything,not just breakfast, because their menu is just fantastic.

Dishoom is located in Shoreditch, Kings Cross, Covent Garden and

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Milk

Known as the cutest brunch place in Balham thanks to its charming interior , handcrafted British furniture, free trendy magazines and wifi, and a buzzing atmosphere, located right on Hildreth Street Market.

MILK (formerly known as M1lk) has got breakfast and brunch covered, serving up an ever-changing menu of delicious combinations like marshmallow buckwheat pancakes with plums or edible flower petals that they sprinkled on top. Milk is best known for great eggs menu and the best vegetarian brunch.

18-20 Bedford Hill, London, SW12 9RG

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Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings

If nothing you have to visit this place only because of beautiful decor. Airy location in Clerkenwell with flower upholstery would make Pinterest worth interior. More important thing is they can do amazing food. Eggs benedict , the hollandaise potato hash or just English breakfast, you can’t choose wrong

42 Northampton Rd, London EC1R 0HU

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Farm Girl

Hidden in a white brick courtyard at the end of Portabello road, Farm Girl cafe is easier to miss than find. Make sure you don’t get lost in a sea of tourists photographing colourful houses and come in to discover this green-tiled heaven.

Rose, Farm girl herself, Stacey, the front of the house and barista Stuart are all from Australia so the service is relaxed and charming in a warm and welcoming environment.

Food is holistic and healthy with fresh, nutritionally nurturing ingredients from porridge and pancakes to chicken sandwich and steak and chips which is served after 11.

Of course, you will need some drink and latte  is always a good choice. For the brave ones, here you can try some unusual types of latte like Rose or Lavander.

59A Portobello Rd, London W11 3DB

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Pachamama

Peruvian breakfast? You probably never thought that that kind of thing exist but it’s her, hidden in Marylebone. Place is open for almost 2 years and the dishes on the seasonally-changing menu are designed to share, featuring sea food, vegaetables and grilled meat. But probably the best part of the menu are gluten free, sweet potatoe waffles with sweet and savoury toppings. The are the best looking waffles you’ll ever see. They are changing toppings but it’s always delicious, no matter what is on.

18 Thayer St, London W1U 3JY

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New Brand Majorelle

 

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American fashion market is expanding every day with new brands and one of them is Majorelle, newly launched brand of Revolve creative director Rachel Zeilic. Until recently Revolve was only selling other brands clothes but they decided to have a go in making their own collections. Majorelle is their 9th collection and it can be found on revolve.com.

 

 

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Judging by the first photographs clothes will be popular amongst trendsetters on Instagram and it’s already been seen on many bloggers such as Dani Song, Gala Gonzales, Chiara Ferragni, Tuula Vintage, Patricia  Manfield which are as well Rachel’s close friends.

With fluttery co-ords, party tops and printed romantic dresses, this collection is every LA girl dream. The whole range is available here

 

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Coach x Disney Collaboration

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For all Disney fans, good news – a new, so far the best collaboration!
Fashion brand Coach and Disney have teamed up to create a new collection of handbags, small leather goods, shoes and clothing inspired by the famous Disney character.
Although Minnie Mouse was the most frequent subject of special cooperation in recent years, this time starring role has Mickey Mouse. We are talking about leather cross-body bags and backpacks  in a range of colors with the mouse ears, embellishments and embroidery cartoon Mickey himself, as well as the leather jackets shackled with Mickey’s silhouette, T-shirts with his image and black leather Mickey dolls.

 

The cooperation is part of a limited edition series of projects prepared for the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the brand Coach which are all gathered around American pop culture. What could be more “classic American” than Mickey Mouse?

Creative director Stuart Vevers explained how the collaboration came to be in statement,
“I’ve always seen Mickey as a playful rebel at heart and a timeless symbol of joy and creativity. That spirit reinforces the new youthful perspective we are bringing to luxury at Coach. Mickey Mouse is one of my earliest memories of American pop – his nostalgic charm, cheekiness, individuality and inherent cool make for the ultimate American icon.”

 

While the line is already available at the store in SoHo,New York and at Colette in Paris, the collection can be purchased on 17 June in all Coach stores and coach.com. Until then, see the lookbook in the gallery.

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Summer Blockbusters

Long awaited summer is just around the corner and as much as I’m waiting sunbathing, beach and lazy days I’m also impatient to see all the movies hitting the cinemas .The  period between May and August is very important for big production companies because this is the time when most of the blockbusters coming out and when the wins and losses have been count.

The real list is very long and there are all types of genres for every movie lover but here are my favourite which you can’t miss it!

1. Suicide Squad

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After pretty bad reviews of Batman vs.Superman, all eyes are on Suicide Squad which present something completely different. This time,supervillains are the one saving the world after they have been called by the secret government organisation.  Cast list sounds promising with Viola Davis, Will Smith(Deadshot), Margot Robbie(Harley Quinn) and scary good Jared Leto as Joker. Official release date is 5 August and until then have a look at the trailer.

 

 

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2. Independence Day: Resurgence

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This it the movie I’m really looking forward because I’ve been waiting for it for the last 20 years! I still remember the excitement when we  rewatching it every summer since I was 10.

This time, there is no Will Smith as Captain Hiller and according to the trailer he’s dead  but one old cast member  coming back is Jeff Goldblum as David Levinson. Liam Hemsworth is joining Jeff in a “Save the World” mission because two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. The last 5-minutes trailer is basically revealing the whole plot so if you are planning to enjoy the movie don’t watch it. The release date is 23 June.

 

3.Jason Bourne

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It’s been 9 years since the last movie about secret CIA agent Jason Bourne was in cinemas. The fourth movie, Bourne Legacy, was released in 2011 but without main star Matt Damon. Now, Matt Damon is finally back as Jason Bourne what makes this movie probably the most expected action movie. Also ,the fact that Tommy Lee Jones and Alicia Vikander joined the team helps a lot. The film is set several years after the events of the Bourne Ultimatum, and now when Bourne know who he is,he will try to uncover the truth about his past. The movie is hitting cinemas on 27th of July.

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4. Finding Dory

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I’m sure everyone saw Finding Nemo and loved friendly but forgetful blue tang fish Dory so now after more than a decade, Finding Nemo gets a sequel with Dory as the main character and Ellen Degeneres as Dory. Since publishing official trailer gained over 22 million views which made Finding Dory the most expected family movie this year. Premier is on 17th of July.

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5. Now You See Me 2

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A major hit from 2011 has earned more than 300 million $ so it has been decided straightaway that there will be a sequel. The plot is set one year after original one with the addition of Arthur Tressler’s (Michael Caine) son, Walter (Daniel Radcliffe), who will  cause the Four Horseman lots  of problems.  Walter is on the mission to bring The Four Horman to justice after his father lost his money and been sent to jail. The cast remains the same except Isla Fisher is replaced by Lizzy Caplan.Michel Kain, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Free, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Jesse Eisenberg are certainly the reasons I’ll be first one in cinema.

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6. Star Trek Beyond

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After Star Trek(2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness(2013), and my favourite  J.J. Abrams as a director I was  a  little bit suspicious about new Star Trek Beyond . But after I saw the trailer I changed my mind. Justin Lin, director of Fast and Furious, was in charge and it looks like he made action-packed,energetic movie. It looks like the Enterprise encounters a major asteroid field. The ship is badly damaged, and the crew ( Kirk, Spock, Uhura, Bones, Scotty, etc.) seems scattered to various points and like that they meet the mysterious  new enemy.   Old cast is still on so we will see Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, John Cho…and the biggest addition is Idris Elba who you can’t recognise from the trailer but he’s the monster villain. The movie is out on 22 July and until then check the trailer.

 

7. The Legend of Tarzan

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I don’t know the exact number of Tarzan movies I saw. We all know the story: Me Tarzan, you Jane, monkeys, jungle, baddies…This time, probably the biggest reason for the hype is the cast. Margot Robbie,  Alexander Skarsgard, Samuel L.Jackson and Christopher Waltz are the reason to expect this movie. Plot first takes us to London where Tarzan, acclimated to his new life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment. After that there is just a lot of jungle and monkey action, Jane is captured as usual and needs saving… If you want to know the rest head to the cinema from 8 July.

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Denim Spring/Summer Guide

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1. Dungarees 

I can’t resist a good pair of jeans and almost every outfit features at least one item of clothing made from denim. Lately, I have been wearing lots of dark blue and black denim but with spring finally here I’m pulling out good old white jeans, light blue and distressed.

My ultimate destination for the pair of jeans is Zara because they have just the right fit for me. Other denim garments I’m buying mostly from ASOS and Topshop.

Denim is probably only fabric that is trendy every season even though shapes are changing. Important thing is to find shape that flatters your body and fits in with your current style.

 

Have a look at denim trends you need to shop this season

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2.Flares                                                             3. Cropped Jeans

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4. Pencil Skirt                                               5. Embroidery

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6. Classic Levi’s                                           7. Midi Dress

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Friday Favourites

Favourite Bakery

One day while walking to Covent Garden, somehow I end up in front of bakery Fabrique. I walked in and from that moment I’m a regular visitor. Not just that they have sourdough bread, freshly baked in Hoxton every day but they sell probably the best cinnamon buns ever!

Fabrique was founded by David and Charlotta Zetterstrom in Stockholm in 2007 and numbers of bakeries have been rising as fast as the dough. There are now 13 Fabrique’s in Stockholm and already three in London. The aim is that you can go into any Fabrique bakery and the cinnamon buns will taste just the same.

So if you want to try original Swedish cinnamon buns head over to one of their bakeries in Hoxton, Coven Garden or Notting Hill.

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Favourite Outfit

I’m thrilled that 70s’ clothes are back! I guess I’m lucky enough to be one of those who can wear flares without looking short or chubby. Flares are the best with wedges, platforms or anything with heel bigger that 8cm.This one are from Zara as well as the shirt (last season) and bag(sold out).

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Favourite Trend

The off-the-shoulder top is no longer a trend, it’s a wardrobe essential. The top is flirty, flattering, and there is no reason why everyone shouldn’t wear it. The off-the-shoulder design can be found in tops or in dresses, making it endlessly versatile and extremely popular.  This season very popular are those ones in pastel colours, bell-sleeved, frilled and embroidered. Here are my high street favourites 

 

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Favourite Book

I’m so into Girl on The Train type of books, where you think you know something but you actually don’t know anything, with a plot full of twists and turns so when I started reading Rachel Abbot’s Sleep Tight I knew that I need to buy all the books she ever wrote. Unfortunately, I started from the middle as this book is #3 with the main character DC Tom Douglas.  This book contains everything that a good psychological thriller should; there is a great puzzle to be solved and uncertainty about which characters can be believed and it’s a proper page turner.  Short description: Olivia Brookes calls the police to report that her husband and children are missing, but this isn’t the first tragedy that Olivia has experienced…

Now, two years later, Detective Chief Inspector Tom Douglas is called in to investigate this family again, but this time, it’s Olivia who has disappeared. All the evidence suggests that she was here, in the family home, that morning. But her car is in the garage, and her purse is in her handbag – on the kitchen table. The police want to issue a national appeal, but for some reason,every single picture of this family has been removed from albums, from phones, from computers.

And then they find the blood…

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Favourite Beauty

Just until recently only face product I used was baby face cream. But long, cold and windy London winters made a damage to my face. It became red on certain places and dry so I decide to try something. I discovered  L’Oreal Nude Magique Anti-Redness CC Cream which works with your natural tone to help neutralise the appearance of redness.
Smart Pigment Capsules in a feather-light green hydrator transform into foundation on contact with the skin and in that way giving my all the things that I need in just one bottle. It also has SPF 20!
 See the magic for yourself!
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Milan Fashion Week FW16/17

 

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In his third collection for the famous Italian fashion brand, Alessandro Michele worked closely with Brooklyn artist Gucci Ghost best known for its graffiti of Gucci logos which could be noticed on silk skirts.

Michele successfully continued the story that began with his first collection so we could still see geek chic garments and accessories like glasses, hats and loose cut sequin dresses inspired by the modern librarian.

Also, we could see motifs of different animals worked into the structure of clothes, bright multicoloured dresses, tights, oversized coats… Runway looked like a big carousel of colours so it was surprising when  business-like suit in black and grey or coat in white and brown showed up.

Oversized bomber jackets in grunge style were a perfect match with printed skirts, colourful socks and retro sandals.The whole collection was less layered than spring one but that doesn’t make er less powerful.

Michele proved us once again that he’s a master of diversity.

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Versace

Donatella Versace put  emphasis on street fashion which is luxurious enough but still wearable. she was thinking about business women who are wearing a sporty pencil skirt and short jackets to work and sequin dresses for the night out.

There are some interesting asymmetric cuts in skirts and dress which perfectly completed play of materials and colour. Little black dresses have experienced a complete twist complemented with contrasting details like that looked like a crack in the rock.

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Because of bright colours such as sky blue, sunny yellow and pink we could think that we are watching spring line. Shades of blue accompanied the whole collection, made it fresh and airy and rounded up the story about women’s independence and strength. The iconic model bags “Palazzo Versace Empire ‘in black and yellow version got a boost in the form of a fur tail.

Dolce & Gabbana

Dressing princess is nothing new for the fashion house Dolce & Gabbana. Just a few days ago Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, appeared at a business meeting in a mini skirt of the eponymous  house and have shown how to be appropriate and stylish dressed for the office. Experts in creating beautiful fairytales once again presented their work as a fantasy. Cinderella in a light blue glitter dress with puffy sleeves just before the cutest white dress white mice  motifs all over, Snow White in a velvet dress with chandelier shaped bag… Visionary interpretation of fairy tails, that would embarrass Hans Christian himself, was present through the whole collection, but designers have remained true to their famous form.  Short A- line dresses, luxurious designs inspired by the golden 1950s,  and short jackets in the military style full of diamonds and pearls, medals and decorative bindings had the last word. Jackets combined with floral dresses that reach below the knees looked slightly dramatic, just like a modern independent princess with an attitude.

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Adorable handbags  like carrying cases got reinforcements in the form of details from fairy tales, as well as overly decorated Mary Jane’s with heels of Plexiglas and pair of shoes that looked just like Cinderella’s. Already distinctive parade at the end ,this time, it  was consist of 76 models all dressed in short glitter dresses in peony, light pink and silver.

 

Missoni

In her newest collection creative director Angela Missoni took us on the trip back to 70’s and disco era. Metallic lurex or blanket-like colourful coats were the light motif through the collection. Relaxed silhouettes and seemingly casual looks were raised to a higher level thanks to metallized fabrics  present in long dresses and suits. Knit expert didn’t disappoint once again by pairing heavy knitted dresses with bright coloured sandals and socks. Long flared trousers and too long sleeves on tight turtleneck sweaters took us to 70’s and the David Bowie era. Casual and youthful collection that will refresh the gloomy autumn days.

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Fendi

Fendirumi furry monsters in ice cream pink and electric blue we could see on many handbags from but just a few days before the show, from Tokyo Fendi pop-up shop,  2 meters tall fendirumi monsters  Piro-chan and Bug-kun  arrived  to Milan.  Of course, everyone wanted to photograph with them and publish on social networks with the hashtag #Fendirumi. Very clever of Fendi marketing team …

Fun note was also present at the show in the form of turquoise boots that reach over the knee, navy coat with inevitable fur collar, fur coats in different colors and colorful bags.

The whole collection looked playful and light, with beautiful dresses  and skirts with frills and cuts very similar to 60s.

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Blumarin

 

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