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The little red dress: Doina Ciobanu

They haven’t become ubiquitos in so much as they have become iconic. Plunging necklines are an easy statement to make, slit dresses a stronger one. Envisage them in your mind’s eye, however, and it’s likely that you picture a floor length dress with a thigh-high split. That, or Angeline Jolie’s right leg. But spring 2014 is fast shaping up to be a story of something…
Doina Ciobanu in Milonga from Jessica Choay S/S '14
Doina Ciobanu in Milonga from Jessica Choay S/S '14
Doina Ciobanu in Milonga from Jessica Choay S/S '14
Doina Ciobanu in Milonga from Jessica Choay S/S '14
Doina Ciobanu in Milonga from Jessica Choay S/S '14
Doina Ciobanu in Milonga from Jessica Choay S/S '14
Doina Ciobanu in Milonga from Jessica Choay S/S '14
Doina Ciobanu in Milonga from Jessica Choay S/S '14

The head-turning, statement-making little black dress

The slit that rises up the thighs. The short hem. The way the the sheer layer responds to the wind and movement thus breathing life into the dress. The way statement after statement are layered into this one, little black dress. The stone balcony. The palm trees beyond it. The water, and all the yachts moored in it, beyond those same trees. All of these…
Doina Ciobanu in Deseo from Jessica Choay S/S '14
Doina Ciobanu in Deseo from Jessica Choay S/S '14
Doina Ciobanu in Deseo from Jessica Choay S/S '14
Doina Ciobanu in Deseo from Jessica Choay S/S '14
Doina Ciobanu in Deseo from Jessica Choay S/S '14
Doina Ciobanu in Deseo from Jessica Choay S/S '14
Doina Ciobanu in Deseo from Jessica Choay S/S '14
Doina Ciobanu in Deseo from Jessica Choay S/S '14

Lace, bikini and pool side grace

There’s only so much you can do in the heat of high-summer in the south if France. Sun by the pool, read a book while sunning by the pool, swim in said pool, or, to really mix things up, frolic at a nearby beach. I love water, I love swimming, but such repidity bores me stiff. So while spending part of my summer in St…
Doina Ciobanu in Nostalgia from Jessica Choay S/S '14
Doina Ciobanu in Nostalgia from Jessica Choay S/S '14
Doina Ciobanu in Nostalgia from Jessica Choay S/S '14
Doina Ciobanu in Nostalgia from Jessica Choay S/S '14
Doina Ciobanu in Nostalgia from Jessica Choay S/S '14
Doina Ciobanu in Nostalgia from Jessica Choay S/S '14
Doina Ciobanu in Nostalgia from Jessica Choay S/S '14
Doina Ciobanu in Nostalgia from Jessica Choay S/S '14

The little black dress that has statement written all over it

Their name evokes because little black dresses can make all manner of statements. They can be classic, not all that little, they can be revealing or demure, they can be the foundation upon which a broader look is built, or they can be the look itself. Lashes of London’s cut-out little black dress is wholly of the latter variety.

Urban nautical in Bucharest: men’s look

Summer time and the living is easy. Yes, it’s a sure sign that Summer has peaked when England has a few hot days. And boy, has it. 30 Celsius plus in England and people have been dying of heat exhaustion. Or so the news tells me – it seems that every time the sun decides to beat down on England’s green and pleasant land I’m…

Contrasts and compliments

Sometimes the best way to compliment a fashion statement is by contrasting it. A printed pant suit that’s so relaxed it borders pyjama-esque thus needs something a little glamorous to contradict it; a bold jewelled necklace or a pair of stiletto-heeled ankle boots, perhaps. In donning one such relaxed pant suit of head-to-toe abstract print – this one being by Ukranian designer Yasya Minochkina –…

Doina at the Tuileries

A little bit of early-winter inspiration for you. Some pieces just necessitate a moving shot. A skirt that fans out, underscored by a layer of tulle, the kind that takes on a life of its own with each step, is one of those pieces. Add a pair of sky-high YSL booties whose appeal is multiplied in profile view and the full effect of an outfit…

On the street in Paris yesterday: the outfits

Anna Dello Russo played it down in black and sequins; and in a surprise twist, the prize for the boldest outfit at Paris fashion week yesterday might actually go to Natalie Joos who donned head-to-toe clashes of colour and print, from a green cat-print coat to orange leopard print suit and Liam Fahy congo-print slippers. Now there’s a game look. Kicking off with blogger Doina…

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