all outfits H&M Conscious Exclusive 2018

 

Looking to the Arts and Crafts home of Swedish artists Karin and Carl Larsson, the 2018 H&M Conscious Exclusive collection is a thoroughly modern expression of beautiful workmanship and powerful femininity. The collection comprises of several statement dresses for special occasions, but there are also crisp, modern pieces for everyday looks. Floral jacquards mix effortlessly with graphic lace and tapestry-inspired prints, while striking silhouettes combine with romantic details for a strong yet soft vibe. The colour palette of greens, slate grey, white and black with touches of silver, dusky blue, powder pink and persimmon feels sophisticated and invigorating. Everything has been made from sustainable materials – along with organic linen, organic silk, organic cotton, TENCELTM and recycled polyester, H&M is introducing recycled silver and ECONYL®, a 100% regenerated nylon fibre from fishnets and other nylon waste.

It was the handcrafted tapestries and needlework made by Karin, her love for their garden and contrasting characteristics of the rooms in their home that were translated by the design team into the stunning floral jacquards, abstract embroideries and prints based on specific objects in the house. In particular, the Pegasus print is an interpretation of their famous tapestry, while the tree prints are an interpretation of the wall and ceiling murals in one of the rooms. The collection also includes a jewellery collection, where the beautiful fine silver story is made from recycled silver. The inspiration for the different shapes are found in the unique tulip-shaped lampshades in Larsson’s dining hall.

 

THE PIECES

  •   The quintessential statement-making sleeveless ballgown in a grass green floral metallic jacquard featuring a v-neck, full skirt and low back made from recycled polyester.
  •   Forest green floral metallic jacquard tailored trousers with a flattering flared leg made in recycled polyester.
  •   Pegasus print long-sleeved mini-dress with interwoven metallic threads, oversized cuffs and a noteworthy deep-slit open back. The dress is made from a TENCELTM/organic silk mix.
  •   Free-flowing Pegasus print full-length button-through dress with raglan shoulders and drawstring cuffs for a modern romantic look. The dress is made from TENCELTM.
  •   Stunning forest green floral print blouse TENCELTM/silk mix with short, rounded sleeves and small v-neck and back.
  •   Dazzling white floral full-length sleeveless linen-silk blend dress with fitted bodice and deep v-neck at front and back, ruching at chest and subtle asymmetric hem.
  •   Loose-fitting yet luxe sleeveless midi-dress with subtle floral moiré and tree print mix in blue-toned silver, dropped waist and scarf-tie detail at neck. The dress is made from a TENCELTM/polyester mix.
  •   A versatile black floral jacquard single-breasted blazer in recycled polyester with one-button closure and open slit at the back.
  •   Make an entrance with a black layered floral print full-length skirt with high waist and a rouleau loop and fabric-covered button closure. The skirt is made in an organic linen/silk mix.
  •   Playful tree print long-sleeved mini-dress in TENCELTM with high ruffled neck, pintuck front, dropped waist and ruffled skirt.
  • Powder pink or grey blue lace triangle bra and matching underpants with the sweetest scallop edges. The underwear is made from recycled nylon.KEY LOOKSECONYL® takes centre stage in the form of two different beautiful lace dresses – a slate dark grey-blue long-sleeved mini-dress with mock neck, voluminous arms and wide cuffs and a white sleeveless midi-dress with a high neck and flowing pleats from the knees that can also be worn as a pretty wedding dress. Meanwhile, there’s the decadent throw-on coat that works for a special occasion or even a day out. Made in an off-white linen-silk blend, the contrasting black ribbon embroidery is sure to make heads turn. For something with a head-to-toe print, an easy-going, flowing long dress in the Pegasus print or effortless sleeveless midi-dress with subtle floral moiré and tree print mix and dropped waist will hit the spot. Plus, florals are brought up-to-date in the form of a silk printed midi-dress with long sleeves, ruching and an open-back.MAIN FABRICSH&M are pleased to introduce ECONYL® and recycled silver into the Conscious Exclusive line for the first time. ECONYL® is 100% regenerated nylon fibre made from fishnets and other nylon waste, helping to reduce the impact on the earth’s climate and to support clean oceans. Recycled silver is obtained from above ground sources and industrial scrap such as old candlesticks, sterling silver flatware, coins and scrap jewellery. All pieces of the collection are made in sustainable materials and include recycled polyester jacquard, organic linen, organic cotton, organic silk and TENCELTM.

 

DETAILS

The collection is a visual feast with stunning head-to-toe prints, but also textile embroidery, cross-stitch embroidery and interwoven metallic threads. Modern design features such as removable cuffs, raglan shoulders, drawstring details and subtle asymmetric hems are balanced by more romantic characteristics such as wide cuffs, high necklines, pintucks, fabric-covered buttons and rouleau button loops.

 

COLOUR PALETTE

Grass green, forest green, slate grey, white, off-white and black with touches of silver, dusky blue, powder pink and persimmon.

 

KEY ACCESSORIES

  •   Recycled silver tulip drop earrings.
  •   Recycled silver tulip split-hoop earrings.
  •   Recycled silver tulip statement ring.
  •   Recycled silver tulip bracelet.
  •   Recycled silver tulip stacking rings.
  •   Black recycled cotton pouch bag with a mix of recycled plastic bugle beadembellishment and sequins.
  •   Black recycled polyester draped mule with pointed toe and low heel.
  •   Black TENCELTM and recycled polyester slingback heels with a mix of recycledplastic bugle bead embellishment and sequins.
  •   Oversized scarf in a TENCELTM/silk mix with a multi-coloured Element print.
  •   Small scarf in a TENCELTM/silk mix with multi-coloured Pegasus print.
  •   Green recycled plastic beaded drop earrings with rhinestone details.

 

 

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I love to find some awesome pieces on sale! I call it a fashion bounty hunting. It is so much fun! These I got in Miami at Sawgrass Mills Outlets they have excellent choice of sales items in Gucci, Prada, Jimmy Choo and YSL .

 

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REVES DE PARIS

 

dress DIOR

 

Theere are no doubt that Paris has its very special charm. The same as Dior exhibition Couturier De Rêve at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. And definately there is magic in photos taken by my phone Huawei P10 Plus that has an amazing Leica lens.

The Musée des Arts Décoratifs is celebrating 70 years since the House of Dior was created, in an exhibition that will run from 5 July 2017 to 7 January 2018. I tis must see if you are in Paris at that time!

This lavish and comprehensive exhibition invites visitors on a voyage of discovery through the universe of the House of Dior’s founder and the illustrious couturiers who succeeded him: Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and most recently, Maria Grazia Chiuri. The selection of over 300 haute couture gowns designed between 1947 and the present day has a unifying thread of emotions, life stories, affinities, inspirations, creations and legacies. Alongside the dresses is the most wide-ranging display to date of workshop canvases and fashion photographs, as well as hundreds of documents (illustrations, sketches, documentary photographs, letters and notes, and advertising documents) and fashion accessories (hats, jewellery, bags, shoes and perfume bottles).

Reflecting the fact that Christian Dior was also a knowledgeable art lover who adored museums, designs from over 70 years interact with a selection of paintings, furniture, and objets d’art. These works highlight and develop Christian Dior’s outlook by exploring the ties he forged between couture and all forms of art, defining the House of Dior’s enduring influence. The two curators, Florence Müller and Olivier Gabet, convey their message with a chronological and themed exhibition design that inhabits and brings together the museum’s fashion areas and the nave for the first time, a space of almost 3,000 square metres.

 

Believe in the beauty of your dreams!

Yours, Liga xox

 

COLLABORATION / HUAWEIPLAZA FASHION STORE

Photos taken by / Huawei P10Plus

STYLE / CONCEPT /  MAKE UP / PHOTO /  by ME, LIGA ZEMTURE

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ABU DHABI

 

I was really surprised by Abu Dhabi. We visited Dubai almost a year ago, and, as I already wrote in one of the blog posts on Dubai, it was hard for me to find a hotel that suited my taste, i.e. one that was minimalistic, European and modern. Thus, the reason that made us want to go to Abu Dhabi was not only the recently opened direct flight to Abu Dhabi, but also the fact that I was able to find beautiful and stylish hotels.

Since it is not of utmost importance for us to live by the water, but we do require a good and well-designed swimming-pool in the hotel, I found hotels that had just that. One of them also had a delightful beach with a great view of the magical Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

When arriving, the plan was to stay at the Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, which is located approximately ten minutes’ drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport. The design of Yas Viceroy is very well thought out and it is located in the middle of a Formula 1 track. Yas Island also hosts Ferrari World, a huge waterpark, which will be great fun for those visiting Abu Dhabi with children, as well as Yas Mall. One thing that must be noted is that the hotel has a fantastic gym with a view of the pier and the Cipriani restaurant. However, one thing that was rather unpleasant was the regular air traffic over the swimming-pool of the hotel, as aeroplanes were descending to land at the nearby airport. There is also a possibility to use the hotel’s beach, although I can’t say that I enjoyed it a lot. Nevertheless, the hotel did match my expectations regarding what I was looking forward to most – a true aesthetic thrill.

The next hotel we tried out was the Fairmont – a Canadian classic that was once enjoyed by Marilyn Monroe, as well as ex-presidents of the United States. I must admit that the hotel might need a bit more minimalism, however, when arriving, we were delighted by the fact that our check in and room was on the 7th floor, which was only meant for club members. There was also breakfast, afternoon tea and dinner served specially for those staying on this floor. And all of it was fantastic! The view from the window, as well as the one from the beach to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, was outstanding. Thus, even though we were not fans of the hotel’s design, we did not want to leave.

We then proceeded to Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi, which should be great for those going to Abu Dhabi for exhibitions, as it is located right next to the National Exhibition Centre. There is a SPA, gym and a swimming-pool with a wonderful view on the 19th floor. The hotel itself is modern and is included in the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Furthest Leaning Manmade Tower. I must say that the tower really does look impressive and uber stylish. Moreover, the modern suite also made me feel at home.

We’ve come to the conclusion that we do not like staying at one hotel for more than three days. Therefore, I chose the Rosewood, as it offered a gorgeous swimming pool with metal palms installed. Unfortunately, the swimming pool is in the shade during the day, but it is possible to sunbathe, or, as in my case, be under a sun umbrella (as I do not sunbathe), in a special area near the pool. Almost next to the hotel is the restaurant Zuma, as well as the luxury brand shopping mall The Galeria, where I visited the stylish Bulgari Pop-up Store and tried on a watch with a green crocodile-skin strap made specially for the Middle Eastern market. Now I know what kind of a watch I want to buy next… Definitely one with a green strap, however, not one from crocodile skin J

The Rosewood is located in the centre of town, near the recently opened museum Louvre Abu Dhabi. I could probably call it the biggest pleasure of the whole trip. It competes with the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in its grandeur, which I would recommend visiting in the afternoon at around 16:30, as you will be able to see it during daylight, as well as in the dark when it looks best in my opinion! However, I enjoyed the Louvre museum more. If you’re visiting Abu Dhabi, going to it is a must, as the museum itself is a piece of architecture that is worth admiring. Since I love minimalism, the experience I had was truly overwhelming.

 

Wish you peaceful pre Christmas time!

Yours,

Liga xox

 

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“In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”

/Mahatma Gandhi/

 

Wish you LOVE!

Yours,

Liga xox

 

COLLABORATION / PLAZA FASHION STORE

PHOTOGRAPHY / by KOSTYA CHRISTIAN

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