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Since my toddler days, I’ve greatly appreciated sailor clothing. There was something about the bright colors, the tailored pieces, and the cute accessories that has always caught my eye. I remember every time I went out shopping with mommy I would beg her to take to me Nautica and buy me a red and blue dress or a pair of boat shoes.  Well, I guess that’s why it’s no surprise that when I stumbled over Luis Monteiro‘s Monaco Editorial for Tatler, I was speechless. These are some pictures you just want to dive into.

—joy

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The other day, I was looking through my collection of old movies and came across my collection of Disney princess films. I quickly shoved one into the DVD player and watched as a great portion of my childhood replayed before my eyes. Now, as much as I wish I could run around in little glass slippers, a tiara, and big poofy dresses, it’s unfortunately not possible. However, as I watched, I found that there was so much inspiration in their picture perfect outfits and tried to incorporate their style into our everyday wear.

The Story of Snow White:

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was originally a Brother’s Grimm tale. In the Disney version, Snow White, a beautiful girl with hair black as ebony, skin white as snow, and lips red as blood, is forced to run away from her home when her step mother, the queen, is jealous of her beauty sends a huntsman to kill her. Because of her kindness and beauty however, he could not kill her, and told her to flee. She soon finds herself in a small house owned by seven dwarfs who, after falling in love with her beauty, kindness, and ability to cook and tell stories, let her remain in their home. However, when the queen asks her magic mirror who the fairest maiden in the land is and he tells her it is snow white, she sets off to kill her herself. Disguised as an old lady, the queen gives snow white a poisonous apple telling her that a single bite will make any of her dreams come true. The second she takes a bite, she falls into an enchanted sleep. The dwarfs find it too difficult to bury her and so, leave her in a glass coffin so that all can come and admire her beauty. Many months pass and one day, the prince and man she loves sees her and kisses her. She is then magically revived because “true love” is the most powerful force of all. The prince then takes snow white to his kingdom, and they live happily ever after.

Snow White Fashion:

For most of the movie, we see Snow White in her classic blue yellow and red dress. She uses these three main colors for a bold, feminine touch. In the very beginning of the film, we see her in brown robes and a white apron as she sweeps floors and sings into a well. More to keep in mind: she is known for her red, red lips, white face, dark hair, and rosy cheeks.

Outfits for Inspiration:

#1:

SkirtTop Cape Shoes HeadbandBag Mascara Liner Lipstick

#2:

ShortsTopCardigan Hair PinsEarringsShoesBag BanglesBlush LipstickPerfume

Outfit 3:

Top Skirt Hair BowClogs RingEarringsBracelet BagLipstick Shadow

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Last Saturday, on the 12th, I attended The Party with Marino Formenti and Ensemble dal Niente. The theme of the conert was that it wasn’t a party with music, it was a party for the music, and that’s exactly how it felt. We were able to sit, lay, and lounge wherever we liked as we enjoyed some of the most interesting contemporary music by both world renowned composers and rising Chicago stars. Unlike most concerts, guests were able to talk, drink, eat, and sit together during breaks between the pieces of music making the atmosphere a lot less “concert formal” and a lot more “mingle-worthy”. Never had I been to a concert were I was able to speak and eat with the composers, musicians, and other guests during the event. The Party lasted a bit over 6 hours, but did not drag. Instead of drearily sitting for what usually feels live forever, the average piece lasted about 10 minutes, and there was a break following in which attendees could eat artistic, delectable food inspired by the music and created by Nick Jirasek (the sweet espresso was my personal favorite). And seeing as I’ve acquainted and befriended many guests attending (all people I thought I would never get the chance to shake hands with), I’m glad I was able to attend this experience.

—joy

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I’ve always been in love with layering long shirts and cardigans over a pair of my favorite dark wash jeans. Though for days that I’m just not feeling the denim look, I rely on a few pairs of pants that are skinny, without the blue. Whether they’re trousers, leggins, or colored cotton, some are a bit more bold than others, but they’re fun enough to give you a stylish, fun, flirty, and unique edge.

—joy

Outfit 1:

Pants Top Shoes BraceletsEarrings Ring Bag

Outfit 2:

Pants Top Shoes Ring Blazer Headband Bag

Outfit 3:

Pants Top ShoesBlazer Earrings Ring

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With spring finally at full bloom, I’ve completely given up all my wool and cashmere for breathable cotton and silk. Though I haven’t had much time to shop before today, I’ve still been trying to keep up with the many stylish, classy, and fun trends this season has to offer. One that I’ve welcomed with wide, open arms is the floral trend. Because what says “I love spring and being girly” more than bright patterns and bouquets?

—joy

Outfits for Inspiration

#1 : Picnics and Tea

DressShoesNecklaceBraceletEarringsBlazerBag

#2 : Girl with an Edge

 

CorsetShortsSunniesJacketShoesEarringsNecklace

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This spring, I’ve been seeing a lot more of the “asymmetric maxi-dress look.” I’ve always been a fan but never really dared trying to pull it off (considering I spend most of my week at school). This spring however, I’m certain I’ll try and give it a go. Have you ever tried this trend?

—joy

Outfit for Inspiration:

Dress –  Shoes Earrings Bangles Bag Sun GlassesBronzer Lips

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I’ve always been a huge fan of wearing pastels, especially during the spring transition season. The cute colors are enough to add a bit of spring cheer and warmth into anyone’s wardrobe. This year, I’m especially partial to experimenting with different pastel pieces (pants, dresses, scarves, etc…) and seeing as its hit hard in the runways this year, I decided to put together a few outfits for inspiration! Enjoy your weekends : ).

—joy

Outfit 1:

Dress Belt Shoes Necklace Earrings Bag Bronzer

Outfit 2:

Top Shoes Jeans Bracelet Earrings Bag Shadow Mascara Gloss

Outfit 3:

Pants Top Shoes Earrings Bag Bracelet

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