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Insight and out: where fashion and design collide

Hot & happening: sexy silverwear

It’s not because New Year’s Eve has passed that we don’t have to shine anymore! You never need an excuse to add a little (or a lot of) shimmer to your outfit.

Dazzle in a tight metallic frock, keep it subtle in a lame silk-chiffon blouse or go for full-on glamour with a sequined silk-crepe cocktail dress.

Is all that glitter blinding you? Then opt for a more subtle shimmer touch like a crocodile clutch, a silver necklace or a pair of metallic pumps.

Either way, you’ll look radiant!

Alice + Olivia Ritchie sequined silk-crepe dress, Elizabeth and James Crawford metallic linen-blend skirt, Etro Metallic silk-blend cropped pants, Hervé Léger Metallic bandage dress, Nancy Gonzalez Crocodile clutch, Carine Gilson Silk-lamé scarf, John Hardy Multi-chain sterling silver necklace, Moshino Metallic bouclé jacket, Halston Heritage Lamé silk-chiffon blouse, Giambattista Valli Two-tone metallic leather pumps.

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Wish we wore: Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman

‘Me? I’m scared of everything. I’m scared of what I saw, I’m scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.’

I (Chloé) grew up with this movie. I can’t remember a week going by without me begging my mom to see it again. Of course she was always up for it, having a huge crush on Patrick Swayze who plays his iconic role of Johnny Castle. But I wanted to be, Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman, played by Jennifer Grey.

Even now I every so often have the unstoppable urge to watch Dirty Dancing again. I sing along with all the songs, I can say the dialogues without a lot of effort and I dream away with the amazing love between Johnny and Baby… If you want to believe in love, this is the movie to see.

And if it’s not too much to ask, the pink dress in the end would look perfect with my silver shoes ;)!

Hot & happening: sexy sweatshirts

The holidays are all about looking fabulous, but sometimes you just want to hang out in front of the tv and snuggle up to your boyfriend while drinking a cup of hot coco. Your outfit of choice? A comfy sweatshirt.

You probably wouldn’t want to be caught dead in this sweatshirt outside, but trust us, you shouldn’t hide it away any longer. For ages celebrities like Mary-Kate Olsen and Kate Moss have been wearing the basic gray sweatshirt and adding all the right accessories to make it look laid back chic.

Add a cute handbag, some skinny jeans and a pair of killer high heels et voilà you got yourself a comfy yet sexy outfit to begin the new year with.

Elizabeth and James Adelle slub-jersey sweatshirt, Zoe Karssen Boys cotton-blend sweatshirt, Jason Wu Lace-trimmed wool sweater, Marc Jacobs Metallic-finish knitted hooded top, A.P.C. Cotton slogan sweater, T by Alexander Wang French terry hooded top, Kain Devyn striped stretch-modal sweater, Clu Contrast-sleeve cotton-terry sweatshirt,  Zoe Karssen Young cotton sweatshirt, Juicy Couture Striped cotton-jersey sweatshirt, Splendid Active Always cropped cotton-blend sweatshirt, Alice + Olivia Crystal-embellished cotton sweatshirt.

Wish we wore: Andy Sachs

‘Same Andy, better clothes.’

If you are crazy about fashion, you have seen The Devil Wears Prada. If you haven’t, do it now!

The 2006 movie, starring Anne Hathaway as the ambitious Andy Sachs and Meryl Streep as the cut-throat editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly of the hit fashion magazine Runway.

Every outfit is to die for, once Andy gets her make-over from Nigel (“You’re in desperate need of Chanel”) portrayed by Stanley Tucci. Some Chanel here, a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes over there, a dash of Calvin Klein to make it simple and chic, …

We want this wardrobe and we want it yesterday.

Hot & happening: biker chic

Channeling your inner Lisbeth Salander (or Joan Jett, as you wish) is now a piece of cake with H&M’s Girl With the Dragon Tattoo collection. Our rock chick mood board was inspired by this collection packed with biker jackets, torn jeans and slouchy hoodies.

A leather jacket, studded bracelets, biker boots and a skull-print scarf makes you look so bad ass you’ll scare people. Finish off with black nail polish and a good old smokey eye for a piercing don’t-mess-with-me-look.

Chan Luu Onyx beaded skull wrap bracelet, LOT78 Alice studded leather biker jacket, Helmut Lang Wing-print silk top, Isabel Marant Essia studded skinny jeans, Chanel Black Satin n° 219 nail polish, Alexander McQueen Skull-print silk-chiffon scarf, Alexander McQueen Studded leather cuff, Rick Owens Fine-knit cashmere beanie hat, Givenchy Magic Kohl Eye Contour Pencil, Rick Owens Leather boots.

Wish we wore: Cherie Currie

‘Hello Daddy, hello Mom 
I’m your ch ch ch ch ch cherry bomb’

No one does rock like Cherie Currie. The lead vocalist from The Runaways was portrayed by Dakota Fanning in the 2010 movie. With Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett and Michael Shannon playing Kim Fowley the band’s story from the seventies is told.

It was Joan Larkin’s idea to start an all-girl punk band which she pitched to the sleazy manager Kim. He found the 15-year-old Cherie Curie and saw in her the perfect jailbait image for his band and luckily she could sing. After signing with Mercury Records, their success began, but so did the downwards spiral towards pills and vodka.

We love the laid back, we-just-don’t-care-what-you-think style. Grungy hair and a black smokey eye. It’s a hit.

Hot & happening: staying warm in cold weather

Beside the fact that mittens, gloves, scarves, hats and ear muffs are a great way to accessorize your winter coat, they’re also incredibly warm.

A win win situation, if you ask us!

Diane von Furstenberg Lothbury rabbit and printed wool earmuffs, Matthew Williamson Checkerboard and zigzag rabbit scarf, Missoni Woll fingerless gloves, Tibi Ribbed knitted beanie hat, Donna Karan Shearling-trimmed merino wool and cashmere-blend gloves, Donna Karan Shearling stole, Aubin & Wills Cayton cable-knit wool hat, Aubin & Wills Fontwell intarsia wool mittens, By Malene Birger Nasitta chunky-knit wool scarf, By Malene Birger Cosie chunky-knit wool mittens.