nedjelja, 25. veljače 2018.

How To Style a Faux Fur Scarf And/Or a Faux Fur Stole?

I wanted to write about faux fur scarves for a while and today I have finally found time to finish off this post and hit the publish button. Why is this topic so interesting to me? If you're a regular visitor, you'll know that I'm a big fan of scarves. I'm also quite keen on shawls, wrap ups and stoles. If you ask me, they are all fabulous. Moreover, I believe that scarves, shawls, wraps ups and stoles make for the perfect winter accessories. Not only do they add that extra special something to our outfit, they also keep us warm. I think I wrote about how a nice scarf can make our outfit look more feminine and elegant at least a number of times. Why should faux fur scarf be an exception? Faux fur scarves and stoles come in a variety of styles. Finding one that suits our style isn't terribly difficult, is it?

Since their rise in popularity, it is certainly easier  to choose a faux fur scarf that fits our personal style. If you like minimalist fashion, go for a one in neutral colour. If you like colours, well then you will probably want to get a coloured one. I actually have four faux fur scarves , two infinity ones (a  white and a blue one) and two regular ones (both brownish). Some of faux fur scarves I own were originally gifted to me. In addition, I own a faux fur stole that I wear quite frequently. I think I'm all set when it comes to faux fur scarves, but I might add another one to my collection. If I find one that I really like that is. I don't like to hurry things. Waiting can be fun, and intend to wait until I find the next perfect faux fur scarf to add to my collection.


 When it comes to buying a faux fur scarf, I would advise you to pay attention to quality. Try gently strolling your hand over the scarf to see if anything comes off. Perhaps you should even try pulling the hairs out? They're synthetic hairs, so you don't need to be grossed out. If the hairs come off well you will know it's not the right thing to buy. Similarly, if you can see that the hairs are falling out in the shop, you can imagine it will only get worse with time. Don't buy a faux fur item that already looks worn out, things will only get worse. The same principle  can be applied to buying a faux fur coat (or any faux fur item for that matter).  Recently, I browsed the shops, looking for another faux fur coat to add to my closet and because the quality of the ones I saw wasn't to my satisfaction, I didn't buy anything. On the other hand, I've had one black faux fur stole for over a decade and it still looks brand new. Speaking of the need to 'inspect' faux fur, what about Internet shopping you might ask? Well, you can't touch the faux fur online. Best you can hope for is that the website has zoom in option so you can at least visually try to access the quality of the faux fur item you're buying. That being said, I actually had good experience ordering faux fur, I'm not sure is that site I ordered from still relevant so I won't name it, but so there are surely some good shops out there.






Back to the topic. The faux fur jackets and coats are the very trendy rights now. If you're growing tired of them, but still love faux fur, why not try styling a faux fur scarf or a stole? In this part of Europe (if we are to trust the weather forecast), the Winter is here to stay. What do we do? Make the most out of it. 

Here are some of my tips for styling a faux fur scarf and/or a stove:

1. Don't pick a shade that is exactly the same shade as your hair. You don't want to look like your faux fur scarf is a part of your hair. It can be the same colour as your hair, but not the same shade, or you risk your hair looking messy.

2. Try to coordinate colours for a more polished look.   If you want a more polished look, coordinate your faux fur scarf with other colours in your outfit. You don't have to limit yourself to white or black, but you might want to coordinate your scarf with other colours in your outfit. 

3. Pair your faux fur scarf with a coat or a leather jacket. You can pair your faux fur scarf or stole with whatever you like, including your average winter jacket and/or puffer,  but I find that these things tend to look best paired with coats and leather  jacket.

4. Pay attention to other accessories. When you want to style a faux fur scarf, you can  apply the same rules you do even wearing scarves. In other words, you don't want to overdo it with accessories. A nice faux fur scarf is more than enough on its own, you may want to keep the rest of the accessories toned down. In other words, wearing a pair of enormous plastic neon earrings may not be the best choice.




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Now that I have showed you my selection of 'daily-wear' winter outfits featuring faux scarves (and one faux fur stole), I'm going to show you how I intend to keep wearing faux fur in spring time. The photos I'm about to share were actually taken recently and are a continuation of this post. I promised to show you how that outfit looks like without a coat, so here it goes.



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subota, 24. veljače 2018.

Pink and Red Worn Together: An Outfit Proposal ( location bay Trstenik, Split, Croatia )



Today I'm sharing a rather simple outfit, something I wore for a stroll by the sea. Nothing beats a stroll by the sea. I adore the seaside in Winter. As long as we dress warmly, there is no reason why we shouldn't spend as much time as possible on the beach. I always go on about therapeutic effects of the sea and I honestly don't believe they are limited to one season. The only thing I have to add to the topic is that in wintertime we should pay special attention  to dressing warmly, especially if what we plan is a long walk by the sea. A turtleneck is always a good choice during winter months, right? I layered this turtleneck over a pink dress. As for outwear, I wore this checkered winter jacket. As some of you may now, I'm a big fan of prints and patterns. I'm also keen on wearing dresses no matter the season. I know that ankle boots with heels don't seem an obvious choice for a long walk, but this pair is so comfortable. How do you like this outfit?


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 Pink and Red Worn Together: An Outfit Proposal ( location bay Trstenik, Split, Croatia )


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 Pink and Red Worn Together: An Outfit Proposal ( location bay Trstenik, Split, Croatia )





You can see alternative ways to style a checkered jacket herehere and here. I don't think I wore it with this pink dress before. Do you wear summer and spring dresses in wintertime? I don't see why we shouldn't, as long as we layer well. I'm a big proponent of wearing dresses and skirts during the colder months. With the selection of warm and stylish leggings and tights on the market being so splendid, why not take advantage of that? If you don't like leggings and tights, you can always try styling a dress over pants.  Recently I've published a post on How To Dress More Feminine In Winter?, so check it out if you're interested in my tips for dressing feminine in wintertime.


 Pink and Red Worn Together: An Outfit Proposal ( location bay Trstenik, Split, Croatia )

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 Pink and Red Worn Together: An Outfit Proposal ( location bay Trstenik, Split, Croatia )


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 Pink and Red Worn Together: An Outfit Proposal ( location bay Trstenik, Split, Croatia )

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Fashion Illustration Of the Day (A Blue Cocktail Dress Worn With Blue heels)


Happy weekend lovely people! What are your plans for the weekend? I actually plan to get a lot of painting done this weekend, wish me luck. Today I'm sharing one of my most recent fashion illustration. The medium is coloured pencil on paper with a touch of markers. The dress illustrated is a cocktail dress. You know I always wondered where the term cocktail dress came from. I knew it probably has to to do with cocktails and parties but I just had to look this term up. It turns out that cocktail dresses became popular after WW1. Once women began to work the same jobs as men, companies started to encourage socializing between employers by hosting cocktail parties. A cocktail dress became a practical item that can be worn to any kind of meeting in the afternoon. All you needed is to adjust your accessories to suit the occasion. In 1920, it became a popular choice for the elite. 


Cocktails dresses not only survived the economic crises, but benefited from it. Day to evening wear became popular. A simple cut dress that can be dressed up with a few accessories became precious. Now, that I think of it, it is still true. Cocktail dresses are still easy to dress up and down. Their rise to popularity makes perfect sense. It is a small wonder that cocktail dress have remained so popular.  After all, what is more practical that a cocktail dress? Do you own one? Do you wear it often? Do you find cocktail dresses easy to style? Do you think these kind of dresses are perfect for special occasions. I own a few cocktail dresses. In fact, to draw this illustration, I used one of my photographs as a reference. The dress I was wearing on that occasion was black. However, I would love to own a blue cocktail dress hence this fashion illustration. Another reason why I had used my own photograph as a  reference is that I like fashion illustrations that capture movement. These kind of fashion illustrations can be more challenging to draw but also more fun. With a simple illustration, a bit of a challenge is always good. 


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https://tictail.com/ivanaillustration/a-girl-with-dark-hair-wearing-a-blue-dress-fashion-illustration



Fashion Illustration Of the Day (a Blue Cocktail Dress Worn With Blue heels)



Fashion Illustration Of the Day (a Blue Cocktail Dress Worn With Blue heels)


last minute NYE outfit idea
Inspiration behind this illustration: http://modaodaradosti.blogspot.ba/2017/12/instead-of-recap-here-are-4-outfits.html



Fashion Illustration Of the Day (a Blue Cocktail Dress Worn With Blue heels)






petak, 23. veljače 2018.

Should We Redo Our Work Or Leave It As It Is? How Much Editing Is Too Much Editing?

This is the dilemma I've been facing lately. One of my art teachers told me that the hardest thing to learn when it comes to painting is knowing when to stop. I suppose that can be applied to life and blogging as well.  Knowing when to let go, when to pause, when to stop (and in case of blogging when to click the publish button) is an art in itself. Recently I've read one article that described our generation as generation of perfectionists. That particular article seemed to warn about perils of perfectionism. Some of us may wonder: 'Wait, how can perfectionism be bad?'  Shouldn't we always strive to be better? Still, one has to wonder how can we strive for the better if we are not sure what the better is. Sometimes we're clueless about what perfection should be, just because we're too busy chasing it. Chasing that elusive perfection, can make us forget that the definition of 'perfection' ultimately depends on our selves. We are the ones responsible for creation our own definition of perfection and this definition can be something always evolving, it doesn't have to be a rigid. 



Should We Redo Our Work Or Leave It As It Is? How Much Editing Is Too Much Editing?





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Should We Redo Our Work Or Leave It As It Is? How Much Editing Is Too Much Editing?





Should We Redo Our Work Or Leave It As It Is? How Much Editing Is Too Much Editing?


Should We Redo Our Work Or Leave It As It Is? How Much Editing Is Too Much Editing?





I've been revisiting and examining some of my old sketches, paintings and illustration lately. In some cases, I've been making some small corrections, like adding some finishing touches or making  small changes. When you learn and master some new drawing or painting technique, you're always tempted to use it all the time, perhaps even revisit old works and 'correct them'. This is not always the best idea. By 'correcting' our old works, we can end up ruining them. We can forget the moment that inspired them. Perhaps it could be argued that inspiration and originality should, at least sometimes, come before the technique? Once you repaint or redraw an illustration, there is no going back. However, that fragility can also be a source of admiration. It may be what draws me to paper art. Perhaps this fragility is precisely the beauty of art on paper for me (as opposed to digital art). You can always save a digital painting and if you don't like the changes, it's no problem. 





Should We Redo Our Work Or Leave It As It Is? How Much Editing Is Too Much Editing?

Should We Redo Our Work Or Leave It As It Is? How Much Editing Is Too Much Editing?



Should We Redo Our Work Or Leave It As It Is? How Much Editing Is Too Much Editing?

Should We Redo Our Work Or Leave It As It Is? How Much Editing Is Too Much Editing?





Should We Redo Our Work Or Leave It As It Is? How Much Editing Is Too Much Editing?




 Should we redo our work or leave it as it is? I suppose this is a very common dilemma, both with professional and amateur artists. The same dilemma can be applied to blogging. We all know we should edit our texts, but how much editing is too much editing? We have all probably read at least one 'How To Blog' article, but do we really need to follow all the rules? Naturally, a well and organized written post is preferable to one that is all over the place, but where should writing tips end and our style begin? Sometimes 'stream of consciousness' can be the perfect writing technique. Finding balance can be tricky. We're constantly bombard with what 'perfect' blog should look like. While there is nothing wrong with making our blogs more 'reader/user friendly', if all ones does is follow the rules for 'perfect blogging' one can forget the spark that made him/her want to blog in the first place.


Should We Redo Our Work Or Leave It As It Is? How Much Editing Is Too Much Editing?



So, what do you think? How much editing is too much editing? How to keep that spark that made us want to create things in the first place? Both when it comes to blogging and art, the magical spark ,that perhaps can be translated as the motivation to create, seems to be immensely important. Sometimes motivation is everything.  It is worth remembering that motivation can only come from us. Perfectionism can be our worst enemy. When you're not happy with something, take a breath, leave it be. You don't always have to redo everything. Sometimes it is best to start anew. It all depends on the situation. 



*All watercolour art and drawings shared are my own (most of it, if not all,  I had shared before but this is the first time I'm sharing a 'redo' version that includes small interventions with the markers). The red brooch is also my creation.