Country Style for City Life | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

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ObliquePointellePulloverThis year’s fashion reflects the sluggish economy. This winter we will go back to learn crochet, knitting and heirloom waving, because that is what I am seeing as proposals for the coming winter. Fashion industry is offering a no non-sense fashion, practical, wearable at the office and to hang round, all basic colors to combine with everything existing in the wardrobe and very affordable.

I have noticed many corset laced garment ideas from sweaters to boots along with many pointelle, oblique ruffles even on peacoats and serpentine scarves.(Anthropologie photos)

I love the large cowlnecks this year worn with a shirt collar coming out from underneath, looks very comfortable.
The ¾ length coat with an enveloping shawl neckline and much gathering from the shoulders down to the breast and around the waist is so reminiscent of the austerity of the ‘40s. Back then the same coat complemented a ¾ length skirt, today we can get away with wearing a pair of fuseaux and a pair of sling back shoes.


Braced OxfordsShoes and boots this winter have gone back to the chunky heels that make you feel well planted on the ground, the embellishments such as belts, buttons, buckles and flowers distract the eye from the bulkiness of the shape. The style of the shoes is quite dismissed, but the color block gives it a better appeal, in fact exalts the comfortable shape of the wide toecap. To wear these types of chunky shoes, Braced Oxfords or Lacebark Booties, a woman must not be necessarily tall, but she must have slim legs, otherwise these shoes will contribute to add heaviness to her body.

Still continuing on the sweet and very feminine side, roses and flowers made of felt and fabrics over abound on garments as on bed duvet and curtains. In designing interiors we are bringing the outside inside, in fashion we are adorning our clothes with echoes of nature, organic fibers and fluid designs. In my interpretation of the next winter fashion style, I feel a sense of fusion of nature with the human body and the fusion of cultures with their colors.

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I believe every home interior should have a touch of eclecticism just for added interest. All natural material dress the home of my liking, which is often designed with a lot of wood details, it doesn’t matter if the species differ from one another, juxtaposed with natural stones, natural dyed fabrics and glass. To inject a dose of personality, architectural salvage yards, estate sale and Internet auctions are good places to find several unique vintage pieces.

 

The country fashion of this winter is very wearable for city life and not only for a weekend in the country. The shoes are wide toes and comfortable even for going up and down between tubes and stairs, or walking to the office. Coats have a fitted appearance, but they are loose enough to wear layered clothes underneath and the fabrics are lightweight.

There are seasons when only one color is particularly in vogue, this coming winter colors are gorgeous, they range from golden-yellow to papaya and mustard, from red or green apple to marine blue, from rust to chocolate. Nobody will have any difficulties finding the right colors for their own skin and still be in fashion.

Even in the home fashion we can have some fun mixing hand-made kilim rugs with pied-de poule, velvets and Prince of Wales fabrics. I know this might sound too confusing to people who are not familiar with fabric names or textures, but it is not that difficult to match so many fabrics with a distinctive character. The important thing is to find a common denominator and carry it through many areas, especially through open spaces.

If this is helpful to you, let me help you playing the tune of fluid and natural design in your clothes or in your home décor, just leave your comment and your name in the box below. Ciao,
Valentina
www.Valentinadesigns.com

Copyright © 2011 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

 

 

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Dots2Valentina Cirasola is an Italian Interior and Fashion Designer, working in the USA and Europe. She blends fashion and interior well in any of her design work. She loves to remodel homes and loves to create the unusual.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Eric Hahn
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 04:29:51

    Another great post

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