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    Todor Tumbalev: “I am not a designer. I’m a public figure that makes clothes”

    This post is also available in Bulgarian. It’s a hot August day in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. I’m headed to Todor Tumbalev‘s store – he is a Bulgarian fashion designer I know from the fashion design courses we both attended. He gives me a warm welcome and from the beginning, I’m more than sure that an interesting conversation will follow. Enjoy! Your brand’s motto is “Modern spirit in classic shapes” and I can see that from each piece of yours. What’s your opinion on fashion trends?  I am all for conscious fashion. I’ve been a fan of the blazer for years and I wear it on all sorts of occasions. It will…

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    An Outfit in White & Beige

    As soon as I see a wide-legged pant, I immediately think of the photo of Coco Chanel here. She’s wearing a striped shirt, black trousers, a belt, and white shoes. As simple as that. Unintentionally, today’s post is inspired by this look. The difference is in the color palette and the length of the pants. However, the overall vibe is quite similar – it has that effortlessly chic feel that I love so much! The pants are actually a skort. I purchased it from a small boutique in Sofia. The fabric and the cut are more than perfect for the season. Also, it has a belt that ties at the…

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    Digital Fashion Week – Is That the Future of Fashion?

    Since the World Health Organization announced the pandemic, more and more people have started talking about the old and non-working model of fashion shows which prioritizes quantity over quality. Truth is, we have gone a long way since Charles Frederick Worth who is believed to be one of the founders of haute couture. For this period fashion has grown from an unattainable dream to a way of manipulating everyone to buy more and more. The last few months have helped to slow down and help people come up with an adequate solution. Gucci decided to go seasonless, showing only twice a year instead of five. Yves Saint Laurent, on the…

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    The Stripes: An All-Time Classic

    It’s Wednesday morning and I’m having what’s left from my cup of coffee. It’s time for the next Zoom meeting. As we all wait for everyone to tune it, I notice something peculiar. All of us women, including myself, wore a different version of a striped shirt. We did not arrange this beforehand. It’s not so weird at all! Here’s why: To this day the striped top is within the most popular pieces. There are SO many variations of it that they can make your head spin! The first iteration of Breton („from Brittany“) sweaters was designed with tightly knit local wool to protect fishermen from biting winds and water.…

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    Tesa Jurjaševič: The Magnifique Girl on Blogging, Social Media & Journalism

    Tesa Jurjaševič is a lovely Slovenian brunette, Parisian at heart, blogger, and fashion editor. Apart from all this, she has a minimalistic and elegant style, which we can relish both through her Instagram and her work for Grazia Slovenia. In this interview we talk about blogging, journalists and the content people need to see today. Hey, Tesa! I hope all is well with you in these difficult times. Where in the world are you right now? Hey! I’m back home in my hometown Ljubljana, Slovenia. You are among the first Slovenian bloggers – your blog Magnifique is 10 years old. So impressive! How has the blogging world changed for you…

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    Next In Fashion & Making The Cut: The Designer Competitions Go Beyond Traditional TV

    As a great fan of fashion design competitions, I’ve watched not a small amount of them. From the era when Michael Kors was a Project Runway judge, to Next In Fashion on Netflix and Making The Cut on Amazon Prime. In today’s article, I’m going to talk about the differences in both realities and what new things they provide us with. A New Era In Reality TV Shows We are currently witnessing an interesting change – the movement of such TV shows from conventional TV to video streaming platforms, such as Netflix и Amazon Prime. Project Runway is no longer hosted by Heidi Klum, but by Karlie Kloss. Consequently, Heidi needs…

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    12 Style Quotes From Big Names In Fashion

    During these self-isolating times, we can’t help but focus on ourselves more. We cannot go shopping outside, but we can play dress-up at home. This is a wonderful opportunity to develop and even rediscover our personal style. Get rid of what doesn’t suit our personality anymore. Also, pull out items we forgot we had and try to give them some more love. Can I just say – when was the last time when we weren’t constantly reminded to purchase a particular garment or any item in general? Trends have become such a significant part of our days (especially on social media). To be honest, they constantly make you feel out…

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    The Trench Coat – Then and Now

    The trench coat was originally developed as a sporting coat for the upper crust. During the First World War, the British War Office accepted the recognizable design by Thomas Burberry to become part of the soldiers’ uniform. Other brands, such as Aquascutum, also have a long-time history in producing trench coats. What Makes It So Recognizable? The classic version of this piece is double-breasted in a khaki color. It’s made from weatherproof gabardine with epaulets, a storm flap on one shoulder and storm pockets. When Did the Trench Become Popular? Soldiers couldn’t stop wearing it even after the war because of its practicality. Although there isn’t anything quite feminine about its…

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    3 Colors to Wear This Spring

    Last September’s catwalks were brightly colored – from earthy tones to neons. Which is more than amazing! Diversity is definitely needed so that we can all find something for ourselves and adapt it to our own style. Here is why I have chosen exactly these shades that the designers have demonstrated. One of them you undoubtedly possess already. The other ones, however, might be a new cup of tea for you. But why not try them this spring? Which is the case with Jacquemus – a sheer orange dress over a white suit! Major styling game! Pierpaolo Piccioli, however, is so good at the „go big or go home“ game.…

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    What Happens to Chanel After Karl?

    Exactly a year ago we lost Kaiser Karl. His death marked the end of an era and the beginning of a new one… Karl managed to sell dreams to people His enormous talent didn’t consist of coming up with new silhouettes or defining trends. His fashion shows were global fashion events, which materialized dreams and sold them to customers. The majority felt connected to it all and often bounded itself by buying more affordable products (such as fragrances and cosmetics). This strategy made Karl, as well as Chanel, unapproachable. Today these exact dreams and concepts still sell lipsticks, but customers’ approach and attitude towards the brand have altered. They expect to…