Pink is my new black

Normally I’m not a person who chases every single trend. Of course, I take my inspiration from them and integrate such pieces into my own wardrobe. And one of the trends – the “pink” one – has absolutely overwhelmed me this summer. I already have lots of things in pink and keep finding many possible combinations with them. Today I wanted to show you this simple stretched pink Zara dress which I matched with a funky colorful Rinascimento blazer and white strappy Zara sandals. I like such basic dresses as they are easy to match with blazers, jackets and can also go well with leggings.

Photography by Plamena Mileva

Transparent dresses

The spring/summer season 2021 brought a lot of fashion trends but there is a very popular and eye catching one that is here for some time now – the transparent dresses. This is a relatively new trend, carefully crafted by stylists and designers and represented by many models.

This clothing made of luminous thin fabrics is perfect for the lovers of evening looks – elegant styles were developed for them, mostly floor-length. The dresses can be completely made of translucent fabric, with or without lining, with individual elements or inserts of the material. And this style is not only formal – transparent dresses are also nice for the everyday and can be successfully worn in hot weather or for a walk. It is such an outfit that I want to show you today – this MONKI light pink dress, matched with black Calzedonia underwear, Bershka strappy sandals and a small cute black H&M bag.

 

Photography by Plamena Mileva

Rainbow bag

Pink, violet, baby blue, pale yellow – all my favorite colors for the summer in one bag. I am totally in love with this bag because it makes my look different and eye catching . The baby blue color goes well with my blue summer shoes and this Bershka holed cardigan. And because the pale/pastel yellow matches perfectly with the blue, I chose this sweet Bershka top. Neutral pale colors look nice when paired together with others like grey, white, black and baby blue. To make the outfit in a comfy summer look I grabbed a pair of balloon jeans.

So, choosing the accessories is a challenge, but if chosen well, they add great taste to your outfit. They are just like spice in a dish that starts out with the standard ingredients – they just try to bring the best out of it and give you the freedom to look good in every formal or casual occasion.

Photography by Plamena Mileva

Mint green with black

We’ve seen many different green hues this spring/summer season, but there’s one different and unique green – the pastel mint green. Looking pastel and creamy, the mint green is definitely one of the most special one in the green palette.

While there is nothing new about pastels in spring, the mint green color during the spring 2021 runways felt fresh as ever. After several seasons filled with neon colors, the muted green was really a welcome sight. Mint, aquamarine, avocado, pistachio, moss or laurel – whichever name you choose, this fashion color are on trend this spring/summer.

To be honest, the mint green color is charming, looks comfortable and matches well with many different occasions. Here I have rounded up an outfit with it – the main color is black, with the green as secondary. A Zara oversized shacket jeans shirt, short black Calzedonia biker leggings with a black Zara top, Michael Kors shoes, an eye-catching glittering Bershka belly bag and black sunglasses.

Photography by Plamena Mileva

Invest in black and white

These spring/summer days, when all the shops and websites offer you a palette of sweet, candy colors, we think that our wardrobe will be the most colorful this season. Nevertheless, don’t forget that every now and then, black and white remains a classic and it always works well when you make your choice in the right cuts.

So, when in doubt, wear black and white – a black-white fashion trend is not really a trend. On the contrary – this combination always looks good and is eternal – so it’s worth to invest in, no matter if the pieces are basic or with prints. Today I decided to show you both – a basic black MONKI jeans dress with a black and white Michael Kors printed blazer. Although the weather looks already sunny and warm now, a thin blazer always comes in handy. And such a basic jeans dress is also always useful – you can wear it with or without a T-Shirt and also with leggings when the days are cold – I just love such multifunctional pieces. The shoes I choose are also multifunctional and for all seasons, with matching black and white MK print. The whole outfit I topped with a black Tally Weijl belly bag.

Photography by Plamena Mileva

„Only do what your heart tells you“ – princess Diana

I believe that what we feel in our hearts appears in our eyes and the way we look. And as I feel that the spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is, I want to match the sweet blooming trees and flowers – white, pink, yellow, etc. So, I made a summer bouquet of intoxicating colors for my outfits and here is one of them – sweet pink tight fit pants with cut-outs and buckles from Bershka, a Zara white top and a Rinascimento jacket. I topped the outfit with my Michael Kors sunglasses and a small Kenzo bag, again with one of my favorite sneakers – Alexander McQueen.

Photography by Plamena Mileva

Bikini Trends 2021

After so many months at home and under lockdown everyone is dreaming about a holiday. Despite the current situation we should do our best to stay optimistic and plan for some days on the beach in the summer (I had the chance to go to the beach this year already during my visit to Dubai). In that line of thought I want to share with you some bikini trends for the upcoming hot days.

Asymmetric bikini – they flow along the body and set interesting accents with unusual cut-outs or reversed straps – for instance one-shoulder or cut-outs on the waistline in pink or other „sweet“ colors.

Exotic prints in zebra, snake or leopard looks, but not in bright colors. Instead of that in pastel, toned-down colors, because that makes the animal patterns look elegant.

Multi-functional bikinis – the ones that are not only for the beach, but can also be worn on the way there or even when going out – for instance a short top with boxer pants.

But all in all remember that trendy is what fits you the best, no matter the trend – even a sweater with bikini pants, matched well, on a beautiful sunset.

Photography by Plamena Mileva

Fashion in the middle of the Dubai Dancing Fountain Show

Since its launch in 2009, the Dubai Fountain show continues to be one of the main attractions in Downtown Dubai. Set on the 30-acre Burj Lake, it’s one of Dubai’s most ambitious projects which have now successfully resulted in a resplendent repertoire of choreographed aquatic performances. As the show begins, the water bursts into the air in a perfect tune to the music that is mostly timeless. Interestingly, each of the fountain shows conducted here is distinctly choreographed to a catalog of amazing musical pieces. The whole setting is magical with the exquisite views of the mighty Burj Khalifa, the sprawling Dubai Mall, and the traditional style Souk Al Bahar in the backdrop.

I have been many times in Dubai in the past and always dreamt of being able to make a photoshoot there, especially among those magical fountains. We made those great shots on a moving platform stretched in the lake itself, right between the fountains, which was amazing. 

I chose this blue outfit to match the surrounding water and completed it with my currently favourite Alexander McQueen sneakers. The icing on the cake comes in the form of this cute little Kenzo bag, in a fashionway. 

Photography by Plamena Mileva

Dubai fashion – a fairy tale

I have already posted a lot about the Dubai Fashion Week and I think that it is time to stop now – not because there is nothing more to tell, but because everything is like a big fairy tale, that just cannot be put into just a few posts. The whole event is one big adventure, that can only be fully experienced when you are actually there, even though the covid-19 situation is making it very different. 

Meeting new people, making new contacts and acquaintances, sharing the emotions and feelings of the attending designers and their shows – all that is just magical. Especially with most of the dresses being as if made for princesses – somehow in line with the local culture and style. Dubai itself is also magical and adds to the whole experience, being very different to Europe. 

On the third evening of the IFWD I wore this pretty wine-red dress – one more piece from my collection – again very simple, but still eye-catching.

Photography by Plamena Mileva

International Fashion Week Dubai – Season 11

The International Fashion Week Dubai recently held the Season 11 of its Mega Show stunner event, this season happened to be by far the best season we have seen of the International Fashion Week Dubai as it was really a grandeur event, every season keeps getting bigger, better and record breaking with the technicalities that entails pulling off such an amazing event. The IFWD is the only fashion week that is currently physically happening around the world and it is in hundred percent compliance with the COVID 19 precautionary measures alongside full physical attendance and participation of its attendees and participants. The Season 11 of the International Fashion Week Dubai is the second Season after its season 10 in November 2020 that will be successfully physically taking place post lockdown and it has become obvious that the International Fashion Week Dubai brand is the Best not just in Dubai but around the world, they have been able to keep their vision alive notwithstanding the current COVID situation whilst ensuring the safety of all participants and still putting up a fantastic and mind-blowing fashion show for all. Everyone is highly impressed and pleased with the integrity, consistency, passion, dedication and hard work that International Fashion Week Dubai has shown over the years.

The Season 11 of the International Fashion Week Dubai was graced by the presence of some high profiled guests such as – RIDA AL ABDULLAH, DR YAQOOB, CONTESS ELENA DE BECCO , Ambasador of Moldova, Counsel General of Romania, alongside many others, The international Fashion Week Dubai was pleased to have received these guests in attendance.

The International Fashion Week Dubai Season 11 Fall/Winter collection took place from the 18th – 20th of March at Sofitel Dubai The Palms, this Season is the biggest post pandemic we have seen. The entire organisation and presentation of the event displayed elegance and a contemporary aspect to having Fashion events given the new development with COVID. The just concluded Season 11 of the International Fashion Week Dubai recorded a variety of modern, creative and classy designers from various parts of the world, for the day one opening ceremony of the season 11 event had actively present VIANN K. MANSUR a Mexican designer, BODO STREET a Romanian designer, KORA TOPA a designer from Moldova, STADA BOUTIQUE BY GEORGIANA STAVROSITU another Romanian designer they all showcased beautiful, stylish and unique pieces from their various collections. The day two of the IFWD Season 11 presented DOROTHA GOLDPOINT a Polish designer, FARIELLES/EZRA ANTRIK ISRAEL a designer from Amsterdam, AREEJ RIMAWI a designer from Jordan, NICOLETTA MARIN a Romanian designer, they all performed exceptionally well by showcasing an array of new trends and eye-catching pieces from their collections. The Grand Finale day displayed different showcases from WALETTY THE LABEL a German designer, SPOSA BY ELZBIETA PACYNO a Polish designer, LUCY & ANASTASIA KAITRINI a Georgian designer and finally wrapped up by Cheryle Dias celebrity designer from UAE, the Managing director of IFWD. The designers for the IFWD Season 11 showcased beautiful, elegant and sophisticated pieces from their collections, this was a great show as every designer who participated brought in their A-game and were able to successfully

slay the runway, the participating exhibitors who showcased their products were Ballerina Secrets from Poland, Sposa from Poland, Miapka Design from Poland, 1One from Netherlands, Dorota Goldpoint from Poland, Viann K from Mexico, there was no doubt that guests were highly pleased and elated with the designers from the priceless expressions on their faces as they watched the designers showcases their pieces all three days.

The highlight of the event was the INTERNATIONAL FASHION AWARDS which took place on the night of the grand finale, the awards were presented to merited recipients as a form of appreciation and recognition for their commendable contribution towards the success of the International Fashion Week Dubai Season 11.

It is obvious and safe to say that the organizers of the International Fashion Week Dubai outdid themselves this season, they have made their way to the top with their hard work, creativity and consistency, they are a record-breaking team as they are the only Fashion Event organizers to be hosting a physical Fashion Event post lockdown in a magnificent way around the world whilst adherering strictly to the COVID19 safety measures, they deserve all the accolades and is definitely a fashion event to be proudly affiliated with. We look forward to the upcoming seasons from the International Fashion Week Dubai team as it will definitely be mind blowing as the Creative Director of the IFWD team is popularly known for going above and beyond to put together a fantastic show.

Managing Director and Founder of Cheryle Dias is one of the star of fashion industry who is not scared of taking such risk to support fashion industry in these critical times of covid, she explained that International Fashion Council is going to take more responsibilities to take this venture to other heights, she mentioned that IFWD is the most professional fashion week of the world which caters to every need of fashion industry and trying to create opportunities for designers to boost their passion.

The Organizers are hoping that the upcoming season 12 in November 2021 will be free from COVID restrictions and can prove bigger opportunities to the designers from all over the world.

International Fashion Week Dubai is organised by the Opulence Events LLC, legal entity in Dubai. For S12 participation email at info@internationalfashionweekdubai.com.