Put some color on: Sylvie Vartan, 1964

Every once in a while, you find an outfit you like online. But sometimes you’re in for a treat: you look up the person wearing it and find that you love everything they wear. That you want everything they wear. That you want to curl up in their closet and just live there. That’s my personal experience with many bloggers, street style stars and celebrities, Sylvie Vartan included. Of course, she wore the stuff I like now 50 years ago, but fortunately fashion has a very subjective and relative date of expiration.

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Image source – Sylvie Varlan tumblr | Dress – Sheinside | Bow – Asos | Bracelet set – Monsoon


Shop handmade: tassel necklaces

Shop handmade: tassel necklaces - Kittenhood

1. Tube & tassel long necklace by Nest Pretty Things. The neon orange tassel looks fun against the stylish brass tube and long chain.

2. Boho necklace by Bright New Penny. Neon works so good on tassels! This necklace features additional wood beads and stones.

3. Colorful tassel necklace by Karafuchi. If you can’t decide on a single tassel color, have them all in one necklace!

4. Indigo dyed tassel necklace by Ace Commune. Dip dye and indigo are both cool, which makes this whole necklace really cool.

5. Statement necklace by Elif Us. There’s something about such statement necklaces that makes me think of them as masterpieces.

6. Pastel tassel necklace by Composite Shop. A delicate arrangement of different sized tassels on a brass semicircle – lovely.


My outfit: the Steve Zissou female version

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Dress – c/o Sheinside | Backpack – Koolertron | Shoes – Bait Footwear

When I first saw this dress, I thought Steve Zissou. Clearly, the guy doesn’t wear dresses, but this one is the very shade of blue of the team’s suits. So I paired it with red shoes (I didn’t have the Zissou Adidas, ok?), a backpack and two-toned blue nails and I went to see Grand Budapest Hotel on the afternoon it premiered here. Did I love the movie? You know it. Wes Anderson has become even more interesting to me since I’ve started reading this book about him and re-watching his older movies. I can’t imagine how someone would not want to throw themselves into those fictional worlds and just stay there awhile.

P.S. I was happy to see that, on the other side of the world, Lora did her own Anderson-outfit-to-watch-Anderson-movie thing.

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Dress me in: The North Face Purple Label SS14

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I never thought I’d feature The North Face on what is essentially a fashion blog. But I didn’t realize there was such a thing as The North Face Purple Label – which is not too shabby, and even wearable. Apparently, the line is only available in Japan, although I could find some of the pieces on Ebay. What I like about this collection is the obvious comfort and functionality – any of these pieces would be perfect for traveling. But despite being casual, the clothes look cool, as in I wouldn’t feel like I’m dressed down wearing them. I especially like the outerwear and the botanic prints, and – you know what? – even the denim. Even the denim.

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DIY bead & tassel necklace

DIY bead & tassel necklace - Kittenhood

Here comes another rope necklace! This is the second one I’ve made this year, and I like it even more than the first one. This one is rather nautical, in red and navy, with tassels and beads, just right for the warm season. I thought I’d give regular tassels a bit of a twist, by tying them with beads, and I’m happy to say it worked! I was nervous about all that string passing through a single bead hole, but it turns out it can be done with the aid of a thick needle. It would also look great in white + navy or gray + neon pink, if you ask me.

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What you need:

  • rope
  • string + large needle
  • beads with large holes
  • scissors
  • 2 ribbon ends
  • 2 jump rings
  • clasp

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Tassel necklace how to:

Start by cutting a piece of rope of your desired length. To make a tassel, cut a long piece of string, fold it in half and pass it through a needle. Pass the needle through a bead, back and forth, forming loops on both ends. Once you’ve reached the desired thickness, pass the rope through one loop, and tighten with the bead. Cut the loop at the lower end, to form a tassel. Repeat as many times as you like. Finish the rope with ribbon ends for a neat look, then add the jump rings and clasp. Wear with striped shirts on every sunny day! Or make your cat wear it, if she’s into fashion. Mine is undecided.

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Weekend marvels: 12/2014

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Play: A good old-fashioned gamed of cards, with this cool deck where each card is illustrated by a different artist.

Wear: Pepa Loves came up with a darling dress that looks like a twin set, in the cutest duck print.

Watch: I’ve recently started watching Big Love, featuring a lot of famous names (Chloe Sevigny, Ginnifer Goodwin, Amanda Seyfried) and I can’t help but wonder how much of it is based on facts and how much is pure fiction.

Eat: Say yes to coconut-chocolate bars. They are the future.

Make: Easter decor made of concrete: so cool. I just love those egg cups.


Put some color on: roller skating, 1950s

Emma Willard is an American all-girls school, with a tradition of over 200 years. I’m not particularly interested in the subject, but the photographic archive on the site is impressive. There are campus pictures from the 1800s through the 1950s, unintentionally featuring the evolution of fashion. I, for one, have no idea how women could practice sports in cute outfits, nor how they could bare wearing the same uniform. But I guess that’s what makes them even greater.

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Image source – Emma Willard School | Pinafore – Mona | Shirt – Monki | Roller skates – Urban Outfitters


Shop handmade: pretty planters

Shop handmade: pretty planters - Kittenhood

1. Bike planter by Wearable Planter. I just love the idea of wearing a tiny planter, and I think it would be darling on my bike as well.

2. Succulent planter by Pottery Lodge. Succulent planters are usually cute because they’re tiny, but this one is even more adorable in straw yellow dripping ceramic.

3. Felt planter by The Yarn Kitchen. It doesn’t get any cozier than felt, even in the case of planters!

4. Mini planters by Wind and Willow Home. Made of wood and painted in pretty colors, these egg-cup looking planters would be perfect for Easter.

5. Hanging planter by Light and Ladder. Minimal in design, these ceramic and rope planters couldn’t be more stylish.

6. Geometric planter by Flaneur’s Pocket. Geometric planters rule. This one is made of wood and it features different designs on each facet.

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My outfit: bow blazer & cutout dress

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Dress – c/o Wal-G | Blazer – Zara TRF | Bracelet – Dahlia | Tights – Primark | Shoes – local shop

In my experience with dresses that feature a cutout at the lower back, the fit is never quite right. If the waist is good, then the lateral sides will look weird and bulky. And so on. I don’t blame anyone – it’s hard enough to make a regular dress fit a variety of women! So I wasn’t particularly excited to try on my new dress from Wal-G. But when I did, I was pleasantly surprised: a perfect fit! The slightly stretchy fabric hugs the body nicely. Plus, you really can’t tell there’s a surprise back when you first look at it: with a blazer on top, it’s just a classic black and white dress. And how about this bow blazer? It’s an adorable piece I got from a swapping site, the type where you give something you don’t want anymore in exchange for something you do want from another girl’s closet. I’ve done a bunch of successful swaps so far, and I recommend it to all you Romanian ladies. 

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