Fashion obsession of the moment: Elie Saab

If you read my last post, which I hope you did (and if you didn’t… what are you doing with your life?!), you’d know that I absolutely loved Emma Stone’s Elie Saab gown. Chic and simple, she really nailed it. In fact, looking back on the award season, I noticed that a lot of my favorite dresses from other award ceremonies were Elie Saab creations (remember that vibrant and mind-blowing turquoise dress Taylor Swift rocked at the Grammys? Yes, Elie Saab). It was then obvious that I had to know more about this designer.

Checking his previous collections, one thing is sure: I feel in love.

Spring and Summer 2015 – Ready to Wear

Can’t say anything much other than: perfection. In his ready to wear line, besides a few pieces, Elie Saab kept it all pretty simple, with clean lines, a few touches of lace, color degrade and, above all, he kept it so utterly sophisticated. I was beyond impressed, maybe because I’m a big fan of this style. For me, less is definitely more.

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Spring and Summer 2015 – Haute Couture

If I was a celebrity and I needed a dress for the Oscars, Elie Saab would definitely be one of my top choices (my only problem would be choosing which one). Stepping into a nature vibe, ruffles, feathers and delicate sequins were the key components in Elie’s collection. It’s, indeed, hard not to fall in love.

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Elie Saab is debuting his Ready to Wear Autumn and Winter 2015-2016 collection March 7th. You know who’s not going to miss it? (Tip: me, myself and I)

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Oscars 2015- My top 5 best fashion moments

First of all, can I even be forgiven for how long I’ve been gone? I think not. But because I know you’re all very kind and comprehensive people, I’ll assume you are able to find some kind of forgiveness in your heart for me.

But let’s get into what’s actually relevant and what everyone is buzzing about: The Oscars. Oh, we know, every year around this time, people all over the world get glued to their TVs and computers to see who wore what. I mean, how could we not? I know I wish I could trade places with stars like Felicity Jones or Rosamund Pike, but while switching bodies isn’t actually a ”thing”, all I can really do is drool over what they wear.

It was indeed difficult to choose my top 5 best dressed because this year everyone looked ravishing!! (Well, except for Lady Gaga and those red gloves… The dress? Gorgeous. The gloves? Not so much. Well, no one would do that except for her, I’ll give her that!). After deliberating, here are my top choices:

5. Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Zuhair Murad couture

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(Heavily breathing) I can’t get enough of how stunning she looks. Besides the fact that she is naturally gorgeous (having dark hair and blue eyes shouldn’t even be fair – especially because I don’t!), this dress fits her like a glove: sexy but not too reveling. Props to you Jenna!

4. Rosamund Pike in Givenchy

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Being one of the nominees for Best Leading Actress, she knew all eyes would be on her, which meant she had to ”bring it”. And she did! This red Givenchy dress hugs her in all the right places (and can we talk about that waistline?!). You would think that with this powerful red beauty, red shoes would be a no-no. Guess what? Rose proved us wrong. Those killer red heels finish off the look perfectly. Love it.

3. Margot Robbie in Saint Laurent

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There’s something about blonde hair, fair skin, red lips and black clothes that I can’t really get tired of. I mean, come on. Should it even be allowed for someone to look like this? I loved this dress instantly when I saw it, especially when complemented with that statement necklace. On point!

2. Naomi Watts in Armani Privé

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As soon as I saw Naomi on the red carpet, my jaw dropped. I knew instantly that this would be one of my absolute favorites (let’s not even get into how hard it was to choose between putting this as my second or first choice). Love love love how edgy and fresh she looks. With the barely there makeup and this a-m-a-z-i-n-g dress, Naomi looks sexier than ever.

(drum roll, please)

1. Emma Stone in Elie Saab

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Admit it, you saw this one coming. How could I not include Emma stone’s fab Elie Saab gown? If someone can pull it off is definitely Emma. After that elegant and chic jumpsuit she showed up in at the Golden Globes, we were obviously expecting another great appearance from Miss Stone. Were you let down? I most certainly was not.

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When in: London

After 4 amazing days in London, it would be just plain selfish if I didn’t share what I experienced while I was there.

With that being said, here are the top things and top places that books won’t tell you to do/go when you find yourself lucky enough to be in London:

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1. Go to St. James Park and ”interact” with the natural life – Literally! It’s insane how many animals you can find walking around the park and if you’re lucky enough, you might actually interact with them, especially with the squirrels (like I did).

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2. M&M’s World – If you’re a fan of M&M’s, believe me, you’ll go crazy here. From the M&M Beatles to the uncountable machines filled with colorful M&M’s, this store will most likely raise your blood sugar levels (because you can’t possibly believe that you’ll be able to get out of there without buying something (or the whole store))

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3. Kingly Court – Located at Carnaby Street, one of London’s shopping streets, Kingly Court is a small complex with tons of different places to eat and drink. It’s the perfect place to go for lunch or dinner after a shopping marathon.

10411361_10203672938612845_8863832027985677497_n   4. Brick Lane – I can not stress you enough about how you should go to Brick Lane, especially if you like street art. You’ll find the most sick graffitis almost everywhere you look.

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5. Notting Hill – Definitely one of my favorite places in London. If I ever move there, I’d love to live in Notting Hill. So peaceful and quite, you almost forget you’re in England’s capital. With the all the beautiful houses and the amazing market in Portobello Road, the real challenge will be not to fall head over heals for this place.

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6. Cyber Dog (Camden Town) – Camden is already known for its extravagant style and markets but this store it’s behind what words can describe. Not really getting into much detail about this store. Go visit it but try to bring a huge dose of open-mindedness.

10169292_10203672971853676_1136848828134542759_n7. Primrose Hill – You’ll never say it’s so close to the crazy Camden Town. Perfect for ending the day, enjoying a beautiful sunset while overviewing London.

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London Recap

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I thought many times about how I could kick off my blog but none of my so called ”ideas” came close to starting it off with a London recap (because I mean… Is there anything better than traveling?).

I just got back from England yesterday night, after being there for 4 days. I must say, I absolutely loved it (except for the cold. Like, seriously, London, get it together!!).

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To me, London has this quirky feeling to it, with all the exposed brick houses and all the street art, especially the sick graffitis in Brick Lane and those ”out there” houses and stores in Camden town.

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I feel like there’s nothing quite like it. Although I still have a long way to go (travel wise), for what I have experienced so far, London is one of a kind. But don’t worry! I’m not intending to keep all this knowledge of this beautiful city to myself. In the next few days I’ll be posting a few tips and tricks for you when visiting London.

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