Category: Style Inspirations
|June 12, 2014||Posted by The Dilly Chic under Personal Shares, Style Inspirations|
ARE YOU SERIOUS? GURLLL WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL THIS TIME? HIDING FROM TORNADO OR SOMETHING?
Well first of all, without any offense given to all the other fashionable fashion bloggers out there, I’m a late bloomer when it comes to trend. I’ve always been one. I never quite bought into this whole imaginary mix and match without the actual chance of trying the outfits myself. It was a ridiculous idea.
So on one particularly sunny and boring day, I started to imagine new ideas for my style, for my own wardrobe. Then Polyvore (on which I already registered an account over a year ago but never quite gave a f*** about) came to my mind. So began the experiment…
1. Monochrome Twist Combo
I’ve always wanted to try this one IRL, but I never quite found a top cute enough or a skirt full enough for the purpose. And so I turned to Polyvore to see how the outfit would work out when all the stuff are put together. Here’s my first attempt at a Polyvore set (yay!)
2. Distressed Elegance
This one has been on my mind for quite a long time. And my creativity just burst when I finally got my hands on the styling. The basic idea is mixing staple pieces such as a sleeveless black top, booties, and a clutch with distressed denim pants to create a whole new outlook on the outfit. Do check!
How about it? Okay I now I’m far too late into this whole trend. But better late than sorry, right??!
-The Dilly Chic-
|January 13, 2014||Posted by The Dilly Chic under Personal Shares, Style Inspirations|
There’s something about dark and vintage noir that draws a character in. No, I am not at all trying to be exquisite or tasteful all so sudden, but I do realize that lately, my personal taste when it comes to choosing pieces of clothing and such have been affected widely by my visual taste in things remotely relevant to my personal style. And as I mature (ehem, no) I realize that this is happening to everyone as well.
Take, for example, meine Mutter. My mom watches lots of infotainment (like E! News, but in Indonesian and worse if I may say bluntly) to kill time, so her taste of clothing is affected by the celebs she saw. Or take my Korean crazed friend, she is wow, I mean wow does she wear a lot of ribbons and blings (a bad example perhaps, I can assure you not all Korean fans are so).
Photograph by Patrick Demarchelier
And for some reasons I have this theory that the more one person digests the information and imagery of the world around them, the more finely matured their personal style would also be. I have this one friend who catches up on almost every designer info she could get, and she’s one of the best dressed person I’ve ever seen. So the point is this:
One has to be obsessed and one has to properly digest.
Even if you’re obsessed with, say, dracula and vampire stuff and all that comes with it (minus werewolves, they’re bare), you will still sharpen your personal style if you carefully digest what comes with your obsession and implement it to your choice of clothing.
Makes sense, doesn’t it?
A page from “Kate: The Kate Moss Book” in which Mario Testino claimed that Kate was “loose with her body”.
But do be reminded, though, that “individuality does not mean eccentricity“, said Christian Dior in his 1954 book ‘The Little Dictionary of Fashion’. I think he could not have said it better, because nowadays people are trying way too hard to be different, especially the hip kids in the big city (or you maybe), and they fail to realize what works and what doesn’t. It is fine to be yourself in the bluntest of terms, but keep in mind to always digest carefully, and implement selectively.
Those are my inspirations and thoughts. What about your side of the coin?
-The Dilly Chic-
-The Dilly Chic-
|December 30, 2013||Posted by The Dilly Chic under Style Inspirations, Tribute|
After long hiding behind the creative block and piling duty, this post would mark a comeback *cough, not really* for me. This is an article written by a friend of mine and it seems perfect to be put here. Hope you love it!
Nina Ricci, the French fashion house, provides women with some of the best in ladylike gowns, ultra feminine clothing and sensual perfumes. Offering collections that are full of lace, flowy fabrics and unique lines, Nina Ricci has become the go-to brand for those looking for Parisian chic styles. Come in to Nina Ricci 39 avenue Montaigne Paris to get your hands on the elegance and beauty of the timeless French collections.
Maria “Nina” Ricci
In 1883, Maria Nielli was born in Turin, Italy. By age 12, her family moved her to France and had adorned her with the nickname “Nina”. Ricci’s love of fashion design began as a teenager, when she started an internship with a dressmaker. She married the Italian jeweler Luigi Ricci In 1905 and in 1908 began working at the house of Raffin as a designer.
It was not until 1932 when Ricci decided to finally create her own line of fashions. She teamed up with her son, Robert Ricci, and quickly found success. Nina Ricci’s designs became famous for the romantic styles and feminine shape infused into all her collections.
Originally ran by Nina Ricci and her son, Robert, the Nina Ricci fashion house has a long history of creating exceptionally beautiful clothing and delicious perfumes. Today, the current head of the company, Oliver Theyskens, continues to design breathtaking collections that stay true to the brand’s graceful, feminine looks.
Although the brand found almost immediate success when it began, around 1945 women were not as interested in high-fashion couture as they had been before the war. The Nina Ricci fashion house changed everything when Robert Ricci organized a fashion event that took the world by storm. Over 150 mannequins, dressed in fine French designs were put on display at the Louvre, in Paris. The event was a huge success and traveled across Europe and to America, reigniting the world’s love for fine fashions.
The House of Ricci offers a number of exquisite perfumes that are both luxurious and feminine. It began in 1948 with the release of “L’Air du Temps”, an enticing perfume created by Marc Lalique and Robert Ricci. Perhaps the most famous of the Ricci perfumes, the elegant scent paved the way for other masterpieces such as “Capricci”, “Fleur de Fleurs” and “Love in Paris”
Today, the Nina Ricci fashion house provides ready to wear clothing, gowns, accessories and perfumes to discerning shoppers all around the world. Practically every red carter has Nina Ricci on it. The elegant dresses are frequently seen on celebrities such as Blake Lively, Reese Witherspoon, Victoria Beckham and Anne Hathaway. Shop Nina Ricci today to add the timeless beauty of the collections to your closet.
Article written by: Maria Kruk
|September 19, 2013||Posted by The Dilly Chic under Personal Shares, Style Inspirations|
It’s been quite a while since my last post. Life got a bit weird and twisty and the blog is unfortunately one of the casualties. ANYHOW, I’m entering the Matahari Fashion Award for the SECOND time (the first one here) for a chance to be able to Jakarta Fashion Week’s official blogger!
The rule is quite simple. We’re allowed to style ourselves in whatever way we desire using three of Matahari Department Store’s items. I went there around a week ago and it didn’t take long at all for me to pick out what I want (duh, women and department stores, stereotypes, etc). With the items I bought I came up with these two style ideas. Call me old fashioned, but I love matching prints or patterns with plains. That’s why I decided to pull off these outfits, hoping to somehow “revolutionize” my own style.
HERE WE GO!
Numero Uno: Brighter than life casual
Print sweatshirt with pants! It’s one of fashion’s oldest trick in the book to stay warm during chilly nights. It’s also one of my favorite looks to wear during the day. BUT, this one comes with a twist. Instead of wearing my usual overworn jeans, I decided to match it with ultra bright red skinny pants instead! I’m not one of those girls who love to crash colors, but I decided to try it out and voila! You decide.
NEVADA Sweatshirt | Red CONNEXION pants | ADORABLE PROJECTS loafers | SWATCH wristwatch | Vintage GUESS backpack
Numero Due: Monochromic Geek
No, not really geek. I’m just not that creative when it comes to naming my own style and “geek” is the best word I can come up with (how surprising!). Well, I’m just saying this style would look good even when worn to the office or such. The combination of the loose fitting striped shirt with black oversized pants is actually quite mindblowing. Put on your most daring red lipstick and you’re ready to go!
Note: a lot of people around me are curious about the pants I wore in these photos. FYI, it’s called “galembong”. It’s what I always wore during my theater days in high school (such beautiful, uncomplicated days those were).
Striped COLE shirt | Custom tailored GALEMBONG pants | Black ADORABLE PROJECTS boots | DOROTHY PERKINS clutch
BY THE WAY, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I’m applying the anonymous concept in my photos. That’s why you don’t see my full face in the pics. A girl has to properly maintain her secretive side anyway (yeah, right). That’s it! Off crossing my fingers and digging my head into my pillow hoping I’d win!
-The Dilly Chic-