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NYE Countdown: Your night in shining armour

This dress-spiration for NYE will let you sparkle along with the stars ­čÖé

NYE in shiny armour

DAY Birger et Mikkelsen grey jacket

Camilla Skovgaard platform sandals

Camilla Skovgaard platform sandals

Jimmy Choo clutch handbag

DAY Birger et Mikkelsen resin bangle

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Fashion’s Night Out San Francisco

By Maja

Last night was fun! We toured the different venues and San Francisco’s fashion crowd really stepped it up! The party ended at Saks, which also was the only place with a continuous flow of bubbly – live and learn, NM.

The Marc Jacobs Circus tee launched last night was a little too bland for me. Not quite unisex enough to be cool and not quite circus-ey to be just crazy enough.

Neiman Marcus showcased pieces from their new collections on each floor. This fall is still looking grungy, but less army and more ladylike than the previous year. The just below the knee skirt length is really hard to wear – I know it would make my runner’s calves look like poles!
Both Lona and I totally loved the Haider Ackermann blazer on the far right, the shoulder cut is so elegant.

StylePal’s Lona and StylePal friend Kelsie looking gorgeous as ever, Lona rocking her DVF summer dress in spite of the cool SF night it was.

I love you too

New collection from 3.1 Phillip Lim, lots and lots of chunky knits of all kinds this season, love it.

Right, we also have a bunch of street shots from last night, they will come later. Be sure to check out our facebook page and our twitter too for extra goodies ­čÖé

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A word on street style

By Maja

As a fashion designer I get my inspiration from many places.

I have done collections based on the lines of the Japanese art of paperfolding, origami, been inspired by the silhouettes of eagles in the sky and the architechture of one of the last century’s greatest architects, Le Corbusier.

Photo cred: http://www.joostlangeveldorigami.nl/

One of my main sources of inspiration for the collections I have done, however, continues to spring from the creativity of people and their own personal expressions of style. I can roam the Internet for hours looking for new blogs with pictures of street style from every counrty and whenever I travel people watching is one of my favorite pastimes. Equipped with my camera and my sketchbook I go through the creative process of continuously sketching, scribbling down ideas for patterns or fabrics and taking pictures of a certain mix of materials or an interesting detail in a shirt or a dress.

The beauty of street style lies in people’s relentless effort to both stand out as a memorable individual as well as pledge belonging to a certain group. We will style ourselves to look the best we can, but at the same time define ourselves as hipsters, professionals, nerds or whatever we choose to express that day. And even though the result of mixing what you find in H&M with your mom’s wardobe from the 80’ies doesn’t always give an aesthetically pleasing result, these fashion dares are what moves trends and shift industry focus around the world.

One of my favorite blogs for checking out cool street style is the Finnish site┬áHel Looks. I don’t know what they put in the water in Finland that makes the people there dare more and care less, but I do love their outgoing style, which seem in such contrast with the reputation of the Finnish being stoic and introvert.

Photo Cred: Hel Looks

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