#WiseWordsWednesday: 5 Diane Von Furstenburg Quotes

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Diane Von Furstenburg is a woman we should all aspire to become. As well as being an iconic fashion designer who owns a global brand and created the wrap dress, she is a charitable woman who is humble, kind and supporting of fellow women. 

Her life experience is inspiring and so are her words. Here are 5 quotes that clearly prove what a wonder-woman she is.

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Designer Dictionary: Cristobal Balenciaga 

‘The King of Fashion’, Cristobal Balenciaga has left behind a legacy that is virtually impossible to compete with. Even Christian Dior said that he was “the master of us (designers) all.” Coco Chanel stated the fashion designer was, “the only couturier in the truest sense of the word.” 

Cristobal Balenciaga was known for his innovative and beautiful couture, which gave him the opportunity to design for Spanish and Belgian royalty. 

After opening his Paris Couture house in 1937, Balenciaga’s fame continued to rise as his innovation was evident. He transformed the silhouette to that of broad shoulders and took away the emphasis of the waist. 

He retired in 1968 after 30 years of working in Paris. Cristobal Balenciaga sadly passed away 23rd March 1972. Women’s Wear Daily headlined ‘The King is dead’, which truly concludes the impact this icon left on the fashion industry. 


Name: Cristobal Balentziaga Eizagirre

Date of Birth: 21st January 1895

Star Sign: Aquarius 

Country of Birth: Spain

Date of Death: 23rd March 1972

Label: Balenciaga 

Famous Work: Creating and designing for Balenciaga, innovating fashion, Haute Couture, teaching other now iconic fashion designers

Did You Know?: Cristobal Balenciaga taught the tricks of the trade to Oscar De La Renta, Hubert de Givenchy and Emanuel Ungaro

His mother was a seamstress and therefore encouraged him to learn tailoring

He began his career as an apprentice tailor at the age of 12

Quotes:

A woman has no need to be perfect or even beautiful to wear my dresses. The dress will do that for her. 

Elegance is elimination

A couturier must be an architect for design, a sculptor for shape, a painter for colour, a musician for harmony and a philosopher for temperance 


Information Sources:

http://www.famousbirthdays.com/people/cristobal-balenciaga.html

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cristóbal_Balenciaga

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/5471107.Crist_bal_Balenciaga

https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/c/cristobal_balenciaga.html

http://www.azquotes.com/author/23462-Cristobal_Balenciaga

Valentine’s Day Wishlist: With Or Without A Valentine

Are you single or taken? Who cares! 14th February is just another excuse to shop, (in Molicia’s world, anyway) and with all the exclusive Valentine’s Day collections dropping, there’s no excuse. With items for every price range, this wishlist is broken into 2 sections: one for you lucky ladies with a partner and one for you lucky ladies without one! 

I’m Taken!


House of CB Milyana Peach Bandage Lingerie: Suspender Belt £29, Bra £39, Thong Briefs £25


Wolford Wisdom Tights: £35


So Monroe Nude Mesh Bodysuit: £29.99

Gucci GG Marmont Matelassé Shoulder Bag: £795

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 Calvin Klein Light Watch: £235


Maniere De Voir Suede Lace-Up Bodycon Dress in Beige: £32.99

Mistress Rocks Damned White Sheer Mesh Slash Neck Bodysuit: £34

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Karl Lagerfeld Valentine Keychain: £25 


The Real Flower Company Romantic Rose Hatbox Arrangement: £95

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Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin: £36


Lime Crime Champagne Velve-Tin: £18.94 (sale price)


Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blusher: £24

I’m Single!

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Chaos Broken Heart Case in Red: £170

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Breakups To Makeup Commit Makup Clutch: £27.65


Alexander McQueen Printed Silk Scarf: £163

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Badly Drawn Models’ Badly Drawn Portrait: £50


House of CB Paris Oxblood Red Patent Leather Pointy Toe Heels: £119.99


Maniere De Voir ‘Fake Love’ T-Shirt in Nude: £17.99 


Mistress Rocks Halfway Dark Red Side Laced Velvet Dress: £59


Moschino Short Dress: £154


Bando Love Potion Tumbler: £14.95


The Bubble World’s Smallest Bottle Of Sparkling Wine 125ml: £12.99


Victoria’s Secret Supersoft PJ Set: £47.27 


Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: £19

 

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Couture Week: Guo Pei SS17

All women are queens, but could you imagine a world where every one of you was designated a custom-made gown and crown to materialise your royal status? Guo Pei’s SS17 Couture collection creates this fantastical regal supremity. 

Virtually every noble lady elegantly ruled the runway in their gold-dripped dresses that were encrusted in jewel embellishments. The majority of the garments draped to the floor which created a graceful illusion of flotation. Water colours, pale pinks and purples created a resemblance to the fine artworks and luxurious architecture that would be seen in a palace. 

Guo Pei’s SS17 Couture collection blurs the lines between reality and fantasy, which is what high fashion is truly adored for. 

Molicia’s Favourites

Guo Pei SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Guo Pei SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Guo Pei SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Guo Pei SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Guo Pei SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Guo Pei SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Guo Pei SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Guo Pei SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Guo Pei SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Couture Week: Valentino SS17

Imagine watching a runway show where the models are walking in exclusive Couture gowns and then you notice that they are wearing tan-coloured sandals with them. This is what occurred at Valentino’s SS17 Couture show. You would think pairing a basic-looking flat shoe would subtract from the beauty of the gowns, right? Wrong. With the straight silhouette we saw demonstrated, the sandals created an illusion as though the models were floating in their dresses. Not in a paranormal way either, but graceful and romantic. Every garment was floor-lengthed to enhance this and endless amounts of chiffon concluded.

As well as hovering ensembles, Valentino offered a colour palette that resembled a bouquet of roses: dusty pink, pure white and deep red. Even one of the gowns was covered in the passionate flower. 

In the midst of Couture Week when we are bombarded with images of extravagance and excessive crystal embellishments, Valentino romanticises a softer appearance. When other designer gowns command attention, Valentino’s simply whisper, “I’m here.” 

Molicia’s Favourites

Valentino SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Valentino SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Valentino SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Valentino SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Valentino SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Valentino SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Valentino SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸

Valentino SS17 Couture • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Couture Week: Tony Ward SS17

One thing that is demonstrated during Tony Ward’s SS17 Couture collection is attention to detail. It still astonishes me that designers have the ability to look at natural objects such as flowers then turn them into delicate details of golden embroidery. Tony Ward makes it seem as though those tiny sewn-on flowers are part of a woman’s body. This is shown by placing these minor details where the natural curves of a lady are, enhancing her shape in a soft but flattering manner. Another beautiful feature is a cape that is attached to the back of a gown which has laser-cut patterns, the light shines through them and creates a reflection on the floor as the model walks. 

In this collection, we see the beauty that occurs when a fashion designer takes gentle care and tough effort with their work. Tony Ward presents the epitome of couture in his SS17 collection: quality, effort and breathtaking design.  

Molicia’s Favourites

Tony Ward Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Tony Ward Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Tony Ward Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Tony Ward Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Tony Ward Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Tony Ward Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Tony Ward Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸


Tony Ward Couture SS17 • Source: http://www.vogue.co.uk 📸

The Best Style Advice You’ll Ever Hear

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What is your style? Is it I-throw-the-first-thing-I-can-find-on-and-leave-the-house chic? Or do you plan your outfit to the tiniest detail, to the point of matching your nails with your shoes? Do you even know what your style is?

In the age of social media, it is easier than ever to find what your favourite celebrities wore in the last 24 hours for style-inspo. On a daily basis, our feeds are saturated with images of A-listers wearing the latest and greatest fashion, and often we are given the impressions that we should buy-into achieving that look. How many times have you considered throwing out everything you own so you can re-invent yourself around the ideas of perfection you have found on the internet? However, the majority of your role-models pay more money than most of us earn in a year for a team of stylists. Those outfits you envy are not even a reflection of the person who wore it individual taste half the time.

Many of us believe that the key to great style is to own the latest ‘must-have’ items and combine them to have that Instagram-worthy outfit. This simply isn’t true. Style is something that belongs to you, like the way you dance or the way you act on a day-to-day basis. It is an eternal characteristic of your being. You are the Creative Director of how you present yourself to the world through what you wear, your style.

The iconic designer Ralph Lauren, spoke the words:

‘Style is very personal. It has nothing to do with fashion. Fashion is over quickly. Style is forever.’

You could spend your entire life wearing whatever is considered to be fashionable in the moment, but you wouldn’t be being true to yourself. You would be a slave to fashion, and your style would not reflect the amazing things that make you an individual.

The best style advice you will ever hear is to be true to yourself. Wear whatever you like. That’s it. It’s okay if you would prefer to wear a pair of Converse than wear a pair of Louboutins and it’s okay if you would prefer wearing skirts that skim your thighs than wearing jeans. Choose not to care what other people might think, for if we all thought the same it would be an incredibly boring world. Choose style, choose confidence, choose you.

This article was written by me, but originally posted on My Trending Stories

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