Colors to wear this autumn

  This might sound like an odd title and subject to talk about, but it might actually help you on your shopping trips. We’re going to talk about the colors you should wear this autumn.

   – One of my personal favorites is Off-White and no, not the brand. This color is so classy and so easy to wear. This is definitely a must have in your wardrobe.

   – Next, let’s talk about mustard or a dirty yellow. This has been an autumn classic for quite a while now, and it’s still going strong. 

   – Dark blue or navy is such a beautiful color that works so well with tons of colors, not all of them but most. You can also make really cool and sophisticated outfits with it.

    – Beige is the color I fell in love with this season and bought tons of items in this color. You can style it in so many ways and it looks really put together.

    – I mean, most people already wear this color so much, it’s basically common knowledge that black goes with everything and looks good with everything.

Hope this helped you at least a little bit and that you enjoyed it. Have a wonderful day,

XOXO, Delayla

Autumn faves

Autumn faves

  Since autumn has arrived, I decided to show you some of my (and what seems to be most of the fashion world’s) favorite trends. Just as a reminder, most of the pictures I post on my blog are either from Pinterest or vogue.com. So, let’s start:

  -Animal Print. Obviously, animal print has been around for quite some time, but this season, it’s everywhere. Everybody is wearing it and I think that is great, because it’s definitely in my top 3 autumn trends this year.

  -Sweater vests. I will be honest with you, in the beginning I thought they were heidious, but after I actually tried one on and saw some other ways of styling them I loved it. I mostly tried one on because I saw one on Clueless and since I love the movie, I tried it. I regret nothing.

-Straight-leg and flare pants. Whether it’s jeans or any other kind of pants, I think they look really stylish and put together. I actually bought a pair of flared pants from Zara and I love them so much. I totally recommend at least trying a pair on.

    -Slip dresses. I think I already talked about them before, but I have to bring them up again, because they are such a statement piece and they look so good on any type of body. I seriously need to buy one ASAP.

  -Doc Martens. These boots look good with literally any outfit. You could be wearing a fancy outfit or just a casual jeans and T-shirt outfit and the Martens would work with both of them. They are such a versatile piece and I adore them.

  -Blazers. I am obsessed with them. I have a bunch of blazers in my wardrobe and I love how they look on with everything. There isn’t a lot I can say about them, they are just perfect.

   Hope you enjoyed this post and I hope you got inspired by some of these outfits. Let me know which one you like most. Have a great day,

                                                                                       XOXO,Delayla

Small brands you should check out

   I am almost always on Instagram, so sometimes I look around for interesting brands or influencers. These are some brands that I find interesting and most of them are eco-friendly and sustainable. They are mostly jewelry brands, but there are also some clothing and accessories ones. So, let’s start:

  1 Attire– one of my favorite influencers created this brand very recently, so you should definitely check it out. It’s eco-friendly, ethical, zero polyester brand, and the production is based in Portugal and Italy. I will put the links to both the brand and the founder, but before I want to tell you a bit about what and why Xenia, the founder of Attire, decided to start this brand. She is a pretty famous influencer, she goes to all sorts of events, Fashion Weeks, etc. But she said she felt the need to do something more meaningful. Also, she didn’t really like the way other big brands produce the clothes. So she decided to do a totally transparent brand, where you know what you pay for, where the materials come from and how they are created. I sincerely respect her and how she chose to run this business. I am looking forward to buying an item from her collection. If you want to find out more about the brand and Xenia and/or her brand, in the about section on the Attire website, she explains on a deeper level   and in a more detailed way about everything I just told you. 

   The links:  https://attirethestudio.com/

https://www.instagram.com/xeniaadonts/

    2 Revived Uk– the way this brand works is: they find these really rare vintage designer pieces, which they use to create new,sustainable and high quality jewelry. The only downside to this is that, because these designer pieces are so expensive, they are also really limited. I really like the fact that they create these necklaces that make you feel like you just bought something from that really famous brand and you are literally wearing a piece of history. That one little keychain that they turned into a necklace could have belonged to anyone and even if you don’t know it, it carries a story and I think that is amazing and unique. I am going to leave the link to their website and Instagram below.

  The Links: https://reviveduk.bigcartel.com/

https://www.instagram.com/reviveduk/

   3 Pura Vida Bracelets– this isn’t really a small business because it has grown a lot in the last year or so, but I think it’s a great brand and I found the story behind it very interesting.It all started when the two founders of this brand went on a trip to Costa Rica and found two locals, who were making these very colorful bracelets, but who also were really struggling financially. So Griffin and Paul(the founders of Pura Vida) asked for 400 bracelets they can take back to San Diego. In San Diego, they went to a shop and asked to sell their bracelets there. They sold so fast, that Paul and Griffin decided to make this into a business. So now, they support over 800 artisanals all around the globe by selling their work online and they also opened a few shops around the world where they sell all of their designs. This is one of my favorite brands to support, so if you can’t buy from them, just share it. I will also put their links below.

   The links: https://www.instagram.com/puravidabracelets/

https://www.puravidabracelets.com/

   4 Naked Wolfe– this brand was created by a family of six where two of the siblings are the creative directors. They are a footwear brand, founded because they felt there was a gap in the footwear market. So they created on-trend fashion styles and a luxury-designer quality but at an affordable price. They work so that they can put new designs out every week and their shoes are hand-made in specialized production facilities. I think this could become one of the really popular brands. Their designs are so pretty and I really want to buy a pair. As you got used to by now, I’m gonna put the links below.

   The linkshttps://www.instagram.com/nakedwolfe/

https://nakedwolfe.com/

   These are just a few of the ones I found, so if you enjoyed and would like me to do more of these, let me know in the comment section. Have a wonderful day,

                                                                                                        XOXO,Delayla

Trends from the 2020/2021 Spring Summer shows

Let’s talk about some trends from the recent fashion shows (online and in real life). If you want to look at the whole collection, you can find them on the Vogue website in the runway section.

  1. First trend we are going to talk about is animal prints. They look stunning in my opinion. Here are some looks:
by Christopher Esber
by Paco Rabbane
by Givenchy

  1. Next, we have stripes. Horizontal, vertical or any kind of swirly stripes:
by threeasfour
by Louis Vuitton
by Chanel

  1. Another very popular trend was Black and White. This one is one of my personal favorites:
by Gabriela Hearst
by Giambattista Valli
by The Row

  

  1. Sheer fabrics were also very used this Fashion Week. Whether it was shirts, jackets, skirts etc. 
by Maison Margiela
by Chanel
by Sacai

   

  1. Another really cool trend I saw were short, cropped jackets:
by Louis Vuitton
by Chanel
by Givenchy

   Hope you enjoyed. Let me know in the comments which one you like best. Have an awesome day,

XOXO,Delayla

How to find your style

  Hi guys, today I figured we should talk styles. Nowadays there are so many styles it’s hard to keep track of them all. I can’t really say I found one style I identify myself, I would say I am a mixture of three. Now, I am going to try and help you find the style/s you identify as. So let’s start.

  • First you should go to your wardrobe and pick out your favorite items and try to see if there is any type of pattern. For example if it’s mostly crop tops or mostly oversized T-shirts. 
  • Now, go on Pinterest and just look around for outfits that you like. Just search: ‘outfits’ and look around. See what you like and what you would wear. Or you can search up some styles that you know about or want to try and choose some outfits from there.
  • Next, look at the pictures and see if any of the items you picked match the outfit. Even if you have nothing that could work for that specific outfit but still really like it, don’t worry.
  • After you match some outfits with some clothing items, It’s time to go shopping (my favorite part). You can go to the mall, to the thrift shop, you can order online, whatever you prefer.
  • When buying clothes make sure you buy things you can create outfits with, because when girls say”OMG I have nothing to wear”, they mean none of their clothes work as outfits, so that is why you should create outfits when buying clothes. And also try and make all the items match each other. It’s really gonna make choosing clothes in the morning easier.

  These are the steps I followed when I was also style searching. Hope this helps, let me know in the comments what style you identify as. I am really curious. Have a fantastic day,

                                                                                                      XOXO, Delayla

Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang

Hello guys, today I want to talk abut one of my favorite designers. I followed him on Instagram a while ago, but I have become a really big fan recently. So I will ‘present’ him to you.

Alexander Wang is an American designer born on the 26th of December 1983, in San Francisco, California to a Taiwanese house hold, but he has confirmed that he cannot speak Mandarin Chinese. He did a summer course at Central Saint Martins when he was 15 and moved to New York to study at the Parsons School of Design, but he left the program after two years, without graduating, so that he can start his brand.

He started his fashion brand in 2005 and became more popular after he won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2008.

Alexander Wang wins CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award | Haut Fashion

He worked as Creative director at Balenciaga from 2012 to 2015.

Alexander Wang makes his Balenciaga debut (apparently) - Telegraph

In 2014, he collabed with the Swedish brand H&M to create a collection for both men and women.

Wait No Longer, The Entire Alexander Wang X H&M Collection Is Finally  Revealed
women

Alexander-Wang-HM - MASSES
men

In 2016 he became CEO of the Wang brand succeeding his mom Ying Wang and his sister-in-law Aimee Wang. Later that year he was awarded $90 milion in damages after successfully suing 45 defendants running 459 websites that sold counterfeit goods bearing his name.

Wang has hosted a 2016 New York Fashion Week show.

Alexander Wang Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear collectionFashionela

In 2018, Wang partnered with Trojan to release a limited edition “Protect your Wang” capsule collection in support of the LBGTQ community and to celebrate Pride.

13 Trojan Condoms And Alexander Wang Celebrate Their Protect Your Wang  Collaboration At The New York City Pride March Photos and Premium High Res  Pictures - Getty Images

Hope you enjoyed this post. If you did, suggest me some other designers to talk about. Have a great day,

XOXO,Delayla

90s staples and outfits

Hi guys, lately I have been trying to find my style. I was scrolling through Pinterest and found this style that defined everything I love. The 90s/00s style is soo beautiful and it looks so aesthetically pleasing. Also, some of the 90s staples have come back stronger than ever. Here are some of them:

  • Slip dresses. I personally think these are the best type of dress. You can dress it up or dress it down. You can wear it with heels or combat boots. It’s just so versatile, i love it. Here are some ideas on how to style it:
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  • High waisted mom jeans. I already own a few pairs and I have to say they are so comfortable and stylish. Some styling options:
Meet leanna the perfect high-waisted pant for everyday wear. tuck an easy-fitting top into these for easy sophistication.
  • Layering. Whether it’s spaghetti strap tops over t-shirts or vests over shirts, I think it looks stunning. It looks so put together and stylish. Styling options:
9 Ways To Rock a Turtleneck This Season
My favorite outfits that Cher wore in Clueless (1995)
  • Huge jackets. In the 90s they wore these really big jackets and windbreakers. They looked really cool, and today a lot of people still rock this trend. Styling options:

These are just a few of the trends from the 90s. If you wanna see some more or if you have some other examples, don’t hesitate to write them in the comment section. Have an awesome day,

XOXO,Delayla

The story of Louis Vuitton

Hello guys, let’s continue with our series ‘The story of…’ Today we will be talking about the designer Louis Vuitton. He was born on on the 4th of August 1821 in France in a family of carpenters and farmers. When he was 10, his mother, who was a hat maker, died and his father followed soon after. He had a very difficult relationship with his adoptive stepmother, so he left at the age of 13. Doing some weird jobs for a living. he traveled aprox 450 km to Paris where he arrived in 1837, in the middle of the Industrial Revolution, he apprenticed under Monsieur Marechal, a successful trunk maker and packer. Within a few years he gained a reputation among the most fashionable people of Paris, as one of the city’s premiere practitioner of the craft.

After the re-establishment of the French Empire under Napoleon III, the Empress of France hired Vuitton as her personal trunk maker and packer. She charged him with “packing the most beautiful clothes in an exquisite way”. This provided Vuitton with an opening to the royal and elite clientele which provided him with work for the rest of his career.

He married 17 year-old Clemence-Emilie Parriaux in 1854, when he was 33 years-old. He left Marechal’s shop soon after and opened his own trunk making and packing workshop in Paris. He hung a sign, outside his shop, that read “Securely packs the most fragile objects. Specialising in packing fashions.” In 1858, Vuitton introduced his revolutionary rectangular canvas trunks, inspired by H. J. Cave and Sons of London, at a time when the market only had rounded-top leather trunks. The demand for his trunks was huge, so he opened a new shop in Asnieres-sur-Seine. The original pattern of the canvas was called “Damier”. Vuitton also invented the first pick-proof lock

After the Franco-Prussian War, in 1871, the demand fell and his workshop was in shambles. Many of his tools were stolen and all his staff was gone. Vuitton rebuilt quickly, opening a new shop at 1 Rue Scribe, next to a famous jockey club in the heart of Paris. He later ied in 1892.

Hope you enjoyed and let me know who you want me to do next. Have a great day,

XOXO,Delayla

The story of Christian Dior

Hi guys, today we’re continuing the ‘The Story of…’ series. Last time we talked about Coco Chanel https://delaylable.com/2020/09/02/the-story-of-coco-chanel/ . Today we are talking about Christian Dior, the founder of the famous Christian Dior fashion house that I absolutely adore.

So, let’s start. Christian was born in a small village on the coast of Normandy, France. He had 4 brothers and when he was around 5 years old him and his family moved to paris, while they still went to the Normandy coast in the summers. While his family wished for him to become a diplomat, he had other ideas. He wanted to become involved in art, so he sold his fashion sketches outside his house for around 10 cents to make some money. When he left school in 1928, his father gave him money to finance a small art gallery, where he and his friend sold art by the likes of Pablo Picasso. After Christian’s mother and brother’s deaths, three years later, with the contribution of the financial problems during the Great Depression when his father lost control of the family business, the gallery closed.

Dior was employed by Robert Piguet in 1937, where he was given the opportunity to design three of Piguet’s collections. He also said ‘Robert Piguet taught me the virtues of simplicity through which true elegance must come.’ While he was working for Robert he met and worked alongside Pierre Balmain, and wa succeeded as house designer by Marc Bohan, who later became house of design for Christian Dior Paris. He left Piguet after he was called for military serice.

After Dior left the army, he started working for Lucien Lelong, in 1942, where he and Balmain where the primary designers. During WW II, Dior was designing dresses for the wifes of Nazis officers and French collaborators – in attempt to preserve the fashion industry, just like a few other fashion houses like Nina Ricci, Jean Patou and Jeanne Lanvin. Catherine, his sister, who served as a member of the French Resistance, was captured by the Gestapo and sent to Ravensbruk concentration camp, where she was kept until the liberation in May 1945. Christian Dior, later named his first fragrance Miss Dior named after heras tribute in 1947.

In 1946, Marcel Boussac, known as the richest man in France and a successful entrepreneur, invited DIor to design for a fashion house founded in 1925 called Philippe and Gaston, but he refused saying he wants to start fresh under his own name. On the 8th of October 1946, with the help of Bussac, Dior founded his fashion house. The real name of his first collection was Corolle, but the phrase New Look was coined for it by Carmel Snow, editor in chief at Harper’s Bazaar. He was a master at designing silhouettes, he is quotes as saying ” I have designed flower women”. His designes were recognized for the wasp-waisted corsets and percale, boned, bustier- style bodices that gave the women a very curvaceous form.

Initially, the women, used to shorter dresses because of the limitations of fabric during the war, protested against the fact that his designs were covering the legs. The amount of fabric used in his dresses and suits created some backlash. Coco Chanel commented on the “New Look” saying: ‘Look how ridiculous these women are, wearing clothes by a man who doesn’t know women, never had one, and dreams of being one’. During one photo shoot in a Paris market, the models were attacked by female vendors over this profligacy, but opposition stopped after wartime shortages ended. Dior’s collection “New Look” revolutionized women’s dress and reestablished Paris as center of the fashion world after World War II.

Yves Saint-Laurent, 19 at the time, became Dior’s assistant in 1955. Dior later met with Yves mother in 1957 to tell her he had chosen him to succeed him at Dior.

Christian Dior died while on holiday in Italy, on October 1957. Most reports say he died of a heart attack, but what caused it is still left to speculation.

Hope you enjoyed. Let me know who you think I should write the next post about. Have a great day,

XOXO, Delayla

The story of Coco Chanel

Hi guys, I am back after the exams and everything. Today i am starting a new series called ‘The story of…’ that will be based on the life stores of well known designers. First is one of my absolute favorites Gabrielle Chanel aka Coco Chanel. I am also aware that there is a book and a movie, but I decided to make a small biography about her and if you like it, I recommend you watch the movie, it’s really good.

Now let’s get started. Coco’s full name was Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel and she was born in France on the 19th of August 1883. After her mother died when she was 12, her father put her in an orphanage. In there she was raised by nuns, which taught her how to sew, a very important skill for her future career.

Her famous nickname ‘Coco’ came from her short career as a singer in clubs in Vichy and Moulins where her stage name was Coco. Around her 20s she met Ettienne Balsan who helped her set up small business in Paris, but later left him for one of his wealthier friends Arthur ‘Boy’ Capel. Both of them were really important and helped a lot with her first fashion venture.

When she first opened her shop, she was only selling hats. After she opened few more shops, Coco started selling clothes too. Her first taste of clothing success came from a dress she created from an old jersey on a cold day. When people asked where she got it from she offered to make one for them.

Chanel became a famous Parisian figure in the literary and artistic worlds. She designed costumes for Ballets Russes and Jean Cocteau’s play Orphee, and counted Cocteau and artist Pablo Picasso among her friends.

In 1925, Chanel introduced the now legendary Chanel suit with collarless jacket and well-fitted skirt. Coco’s designs were revolutionary for the time- borrowing elements from men’s wear and emphasizing comfort over the constraints of then popular fashions. She helped women say goodbye to the day corsets and other confining garments. Another revolutionary design by Chanel was her little black dress. She took a color once associated with mourning and showed just how chic it could be for evening wear.

Hope you enjoyed the first post from this series. Please leave a like and a comment and follow me for more interesting posts. Have a great day,

XOXO, Delayla