Sequin Gown – The END

Sequin Gown has come to an end.

When I first created the blog, it was my most serious project for a whole year. Throughout these 3 years, this was the place where I shared my yet little knowledge and my many opinions about fashion.

This blog opened the door I needed for the fashion company I still proudly work for, and the window for a world that will always fascinate me. A world that allowed me to know many people I pretend to keep in the my life, in the future.

Unfortunately, time flies and I like to do the things I do well. It is and it has always been unthinkable for me to post because of numbers or obligation: because I haven’t been posting for several days and I can’t make my readers wait. Because you need to write or else, people will forget about you. If I don’t have relevant things to write, if I don’t have time to do things right, then I simply don’t do. I’ve always been like this and this is how I intend to continue.

Adulthood, having a job who keeps you busy for more than 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, having an active social life, leaving fashion, instead of simply writing about it… everything ends up becoming an obstacle to the blog.

This was not an easy decision. Lots of times, I’ve sat to start typing this post, but I ended up writing about other things, promising myself I would be able to keep the level I wanted to establish for the blog. 646 posts after, I feel like, one way or another, I stick to what I wanted from the beginning: spread the word and share my thoughts.

This blog will always be an important part of my history in fashion. I will keep following the pad I drew when I wrote its first line and I hope to give it a new direction very soon.

To those of you who have been following me for more than 3 years, my most sincere THANK YOU. It was a pleasure to write for you.

I’ll see you soon!

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O Sequin Gown chega hoje ao fim.

Quando criei este blog, ele foi o meu projecto mais sério durante um ano inteiro. Durante os seus três anos de existência, este foi o cantinho onde partilhei os meus ainda poucos conhecimentos e as minhas muitas opiniões sobre moda.

Este blog foi a porta que precisava para a empresa de moda de que ainda hoje me orgulho de fazer parte, e a janela para um mundo que continua a fascinar-me. Um mundo onde conheci um conjunto de pessoas que pretendo manter na minha vida, no futuro.

Infelizmente, o tempo é escasso, e eu gosto de fazer o que faço bem. É, e sempre foi, inconcebível, para mim, publicar por números ou obrigação: porque já não publico há X dias e não posso fazer os leitores esperar. Porque quem não aparece, esquece. Se não tenho material relevante, se não tenho tempo para fazer as coisas como deve ser, não escrevo. Sempre fui assim e pretendo manter-me neste registo.

O mundo dos adultos, ter um emprego que nos leva mais de 8 horas por dia, 5 dias por semana, manter uma vida socialmente activa, viver a moda em vez de nos limitarmos a escrever sobre ela…tudo acaba por tornar-se um impedimento quando chegamos à hora de escrever.

Não tomei esta decisão de ânimo leve. Muitas vezes me sentei para começar este texto e acabei por escrever sobre outra coisa qualquer, prometendo a mim mesma que ia conseguir manter o nível que sempre quis dar ao blog. 646 posts depois, sinto que, de uma maneira ou de outra, cumpri aquilo a que me propus: espalhar a palavra e partilhar o que penso.

Este blog vai sempre fazer parte de quem sou e da minha história na moda. Vou continuar a seguir o caminho que comecei a traçar quando escrevi a sua primeira linha e espero acrescentar-lhe uma nova direção muito em breve.

A quem me acompanhou durante estes mais de 3 anos, o meu mais sincero OBRIGADA. Foi um prazer escrever para vocês.

Até sempre!

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Happy birthday to you!

Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester and the designer Marc Jacobs are both celebrating their birthday today.

Leighton’s outfits on the teenage TV series are lovely and she’s an “it-girl” in the real world too, Marc Jacobs is one of the greatest designers of all time, so they do have reasons to party.

Below, a picture from the two together and Leighton wearing Marc Jacobs garments.


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Welcome Spring!

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Well, the title of this post basically says it all. Spring is probably my favorite season and even though it is still raining and cold, I can’t wait to start wearing my dresses.

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Oh Céline: Phoebe Philo’s influence on handbags

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From top left: Reed Krakoff, Rebecca Minkoff, Coach, Michael Kors, Mulberry, Calvin Klein Collection, Lanvin, Prada, Marni, Victoria Beckham, ZAC by Zac Posen, Fendi, Diane von Furstenberg, Nancy Gonzalez, Valentino, Chloé, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Jil Sander, Rag & Bone, Zara | Photo Illustration: The Business of Fashion

Those of you, who are more attentive may have already noticed something that “The Business of Fashion” has brought to my attention once again today: have you noticed the number of “lugagge” inspired bags that showed up on the market the past few months? The modern design of the bag was loved ever since the first time it showed up on the catwalk and other designers could help but to recreate and invent new styles very similar to this one. Thumbs up, Phoebe Philo!

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Portugal Fashion Fall/Winter 2013

Last night we had another round of Portugal Fashion, this time to check the latest Portuguese trends for Fall/Winter 2013.

These were the great neon invitations, created by the Portuguese creative studio Soochy – all the artwork was created by them.

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It was a girls nigh only, which started with a glass of sangria, in a bar.

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The girls from the Portuguese TV channel Sic Mulher were handing out candy cotton, of course I had to get one, as I’m completely addicted. Aren’t these outfits lovely?

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L’Óreal had its own studios and they were creating different hairstyles on the fly, right in front of us.

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I decided to go for an 80’s inspired outfit, so I got a pair of fuchsia stilettos, a black skirt and studded biker jacket and wore it with a printed sweater.

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I attended 3 shows, the first one was by Lacoste‘s creative designer, Felipe Oliveira Baptista. The show was mainly black and white, with shiny fabrics.

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There were very well tailored pieces, as the dress and the jumpsuit below, which were my two favorites on the runway.

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The designer bowing, at the end of the show, after the huge applause.

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The menswear brand Dielmar was next, with many plaid suits. Very grandpa chic!DSC_0152

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I especially liked the fact that all the socks were in neon shades: either orange or pink. The travel bags were to die for!

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The night ended with Luís Onofre and his accessories collection. I loved the hard clutches and the above the knee boots.

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We’ll always have Paris – Printemps

I had some much fun in Paris, last week, there are not enough words to describe! These are some pictures I took from the shop window at Printemps on my first day. This store is amazing and if this is the storefront, you have no idea about the inside of the building. So many sellers, departments, customers, it’s amazing.

I basically almost forgot about the fashion week, there were so many things to visit, so many places I wanted to see in this city that I wasn’t even close to one of the shows.

The weather was good, it didn’t rain even though it was cold (and I mean really cold!). There will be more pictures in the posts to come.

Have a great weekend!

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O Estilista Bracarense – 2 year anniversary

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Today is the 2nd anniversary of the blog ” O Estilista Bracarense” and we had a lovely photoshoot during yesterday’s afternoon. This is one of the pictures we took, but there are more to come.

Check out his blog right here and, if you forgot about the interview I did with the blogger, João Mota, you can find it here.

*I’ll be flying to Paris for the Fashion Week and meet some friends. Expect many pictures next week. x

 

 

What do your eyes have to say?

I don’t do beauty posts very often and I’m terrible doing my own make up, but I really liked this picture, the first time I saw it. Want to recreate the most seen looks (literally) on the catwalk, this is the perfect tutorial.

 

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Meanwhile…Paris Fashion Week

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Wonderful news: Sequin Gown is going to Paris Fashion Week. I’m really excited for this and looking forward to land in Paris at the end of the month. I still don’t know which or how many shows I’ll be attending, but just the thought of walking around in the streets of Paris with all that fashionable vibe and people is overwhelming. Can’t wait to get there!

In the meantime, it would be great if you could share your thoughts on what you would like to find out more about. Let me know by commenting or send your ideas to sequingown@gmail.com. I’ll see what I can do later.

Black VS. White

The next Spring/Summer is all about mix and match but not duel will be as big as black vs. white.

Why choose when you can have both? You really can!

Black for Spring, you ask? Of course, even during the day. How? Opt for layers, sheer pieces and shadows. You can go for the total look or pair with white.

As for white…well it’s Summer after all.

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From left to right, top to bottom:

Stella McCartney, Salvatore Ferragamo, Balenciaga by Nicholas Ghesquiere, Moncler, Marni, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent and bag by H&M

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