S/S Inspiration: Be consistent with your own Style

A friend of mine asked me recently why I haven’t posted the “trends I love” series as I did last year. Hmm…the reason is because the older I get, the less I care about trends. I’ve gained more enjoyment & satisfaction from buying/wearing what is true to myself, so I just lost interest in trends.

There are a few fashion designers I truly admire, Consuelo Castiglioni and Dries van Noten are two of them. Their collections always tend to march to their own beat, season in and season out. They are not the trend setters, they’ll never be trend followers, they don’t even advertise, they are just doing what they love and are best at.

While Mr. Van Noten is known for his take on distinctive ethnic prints and mixing of conflicting patterns finished with a streamlined tailoring. Ms. Castiglioni of Marni evolved the label’s aesthetic with its quirky, individualistic vibe. Her line embraced a strong artful charm through her playful use of bold colors, statement prints and vintage-like silhouettes.

Browsing through the collections of Ms. Castiglioni, I can always find that piece of Marni attitude which is truly inspiring…

Picture Credits: marni.com


  1. www.chocolatecookiesandcandies.com
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    I completely agree. Over the years, I’ve learned who suits me and what doesn’t. I appreciate trendy looks on others but I’ll only follow it IF I know a) I feel comfortable 2) it flatters my figure.

  2. Sahara
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    Your blog is very informative. I’m totally agree with you on sticking to style instead of trends. The two styles are so inspring, Thanks for sharing.

  3. Sahara
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    BTW, welcome to stop by my blog: http://mixandmatchbysahara.blogspot.com/

  4. Posted July 22, 2011 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    CCC, no wonder you just look great in whatever you wear, my smart friend. ;-)

    Sahara, thank you for dropping by and for your lovely comment. You’ve got a fab blog, unfortunately I couldn’t leave a comment coz I don’t have any of the allowed accounts.

  5. miss sophie
    Posted July 22, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    totally agree with you. i don’t really like to use ‘trends’ or ‘fashion’ to describe my interest in clothes and accessories…DvN and Marni turn out great collections every season. i really want a pair of Dries’ signature printed pants!

  6. Lily @ http://lilyonthewater.livejournal.com
    Posted July 22, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    As I’m not the biggest fan of fashion magazines, I usually don’t even notice the trends. I just browse through the internet for the new collections and improvise with what I already have in my wardrobe, adding a few new items every season.
    Sometimes I will try a “trend” for fun, but I never leave the house in it. I’m too conservative I guess.

  7. 逍遥迷糊兔
    Posted July 22, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Permalink



  8. shaonian
    Posted July 23, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    The same here, plus Alber Elbaz. :)

  9. Julide
    Posted July 24, 2011 at 4:36 am | Permalink

    I love Dries and Marni!! Some of my favorite designers!! I wish I had a Marni and Dries store near me!! As far as trends go…I like to follow them for colour/texture/fabric combo ideas and also for accessories that come out each year.

  10. Posted July 25, 2011 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    Thank you all for sharing your thoughts. <3

    miss sophie, hope you’ll find the pants soon, Dries’ print is just too special.

    Lily, I’ve stopped buying fashion magazines years ago. Aren’t they just always the same, let alone the overwhelming ads. Like you, I just surf on the internet for inspirations.

    , the other one on my top three favorite list is Nicolas Ghesquière. ;-)

    , me too, wish we had Marni or Dries store here. It must be a pleasure just browsing through their stores.

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  12. 逍遥迷糊兔
    Posted July 25, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Permalink


  13. Birkinmary
    Posted July 26, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    What a great inspirational post! you’re so right about Ms. Castiglione, she is a real genius, her collections have the inspiration of HC with the effortless style of Pret-a-porter, I hope she always stays loyal to her essence.

  14. Posted July 27, 2011 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    逍遥迷糊兔, 额滴神啊,50度!?是俺们村的两倍!某人居然喝不惯,便宜俺了,偷笑~~~~ 多多注意防暑啊。<3

  15. Posted July 27, 2011 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Birkinmary, thank you. I totally agree, Ms. Castiglione is a natural talent and I like how understated she is.

  16. Gracelynn
    Posted August 9, 2016 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    Awe, sorry about your rejection. Onward and upward. Keep trying you’ll find a home.“To read more of either novel… Oh, dang. Let me get an agent first. BR&28#B!21;Very Funny.

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