Style diaries: Paris in pink

I’ve noticed that recently my attention has been gravitating towards romantic, sweet, even infantile styles and details, such as pink color, flowing fabrics, glitter – this mysterious interest inspired me to write an article on Barbie/princess image quite widely represented on spring-summer 2017 runways (make sure you read it here). I’m always fascinated by the way designers choose to represent femininity and how extremely different their visions can be, but during years I’ve discovered that despite a little bit of controversy or even judgement surrounding the pink color, it can be considered a constant, irreplaceable game player in this never ending quest of sweetness and so-called “femininity”. Personally, I’ve never been a big fan of pink color and I’d rarely opt for its bright version, but I do adore its subtle iterations, especially blush pink tone.

This weekend in Paris was clearly an early spring promise. All the blue skies, singing birds, seagulls in the horizon put me in a very cheerful and romantic mood. I chose one of my favorite springtime dresses with very beautiful flower motifs and matched it with my warm pink coat to protect myself from strong winds, the only reminders of a chilly winter’s presence. I also make my own transition to spring mode by switching the practical black winter bag into another color, so I opted for a faded, pale rose-toned one which I carry with me every warm season.

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Can I also note how perfect these locations are? Pont des Arts may not be the most attractive bridge in the city, but it gives a very beautiful look over the Seine river and Institut de France, which is definitely an Instagram-worthy building. In addition, on the other side of the bridge you instantly enter the Cour carré, a grandiose place inside of the whole Louvre ensemble. I’m not sure that many of you have heard of it, and that’s the biggest paradox: it’s a completely open space, but usually it’s… tourist-free (or I’m really lucky to visit it when it’s practically empty!) Every time I’m there, I’m enchanted by the monumentality of the whole ensemble and surrounding buildings. And just a stone’s throw away we can find one of the longest streets in Paris, a picturesque Rue de Rivoli… During Paris Fashion Week, this street is definitely one of the busiest: A lot of action takes place there and it’s very likely to get a glimpse of someone famous! Last year, completely caught up in the whole fashion week craziness, I spent so much time in Tuileries garden and this street just absorbing all the beautiful images, people, outfits and styles changing in front of me. Can’t wait to experience it all over again the next week!

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Outfit details:
Coat by Pierre Cardin
Dress by Pepe Jeans
Bag by Michael Kors
Shoes by Kenzo

Style diaries: Hometown getaway

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This week I spent some very beautiful and cozy days in my hometown Vilnius. It was very nice to take a pause from studying and work to realize some projects I’ve been thinking about for some time already. One of them was to start writing about lifestyle topics (because sometimes I do need a break from serious interviews and fashion analysis and I have so many ideas for this, so wait for it!) Another one was to start Style diaries, which is exactly what I’m doing right now – I’ve actually never done this before but I’m so eager to experiment with all the possibilities this website gives me. Up until now I’ve been avoiding absolutely anything that involves talking about my own preferences (even when choosing topics for articles, I usually tend to explain something I’m not really into; It’s much more exciting than writing about something you really like) so my goal right now is to bring some more personal elements to my blog by showcasing my own take on fashion and trends.

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The very first photos for my new venture were taken on Lithuania’s Independence day (background full of flags proves it) – I couldn’t be more prouder of my country which is celebrating its 99th birthday despite its troubling, difficult, even deeply traumatizing history.  Every time I come back from Paris, I always spend some time walking down my favorite streets in the old town, rich of details telling stories from distant times. Even though the weather here doesn’t spell spring yet, I opted for a quite minimalistic outfit in blue tones, finally incorporating my previously discussed turtleneck (yes, I wear them again! – and my mom is very surprised), quite summer-ish jeans and one of the most comfortable sneakers that I’ve ever owned. To accessorize the look, a grey scarf with little shiny details and a backpack of the same color seemed to be the best options.

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Outfit details:
Coat by Marella
Turtleneck by United Colors of Benetton
Scarf by Sisley
Jeans by AJ Armani Jeans
Bag by Coccinelle
Shoes by Kenzo