Saturday, November 21, 2015


Dear week, 
You were awfully busy! We're over you and we're leaving you for the weekend! Deal with it.
Love,
Idu
xx


Statement skirts have been enjoying a moment in fashion and today I’m gushing about this fabulous preppy black, blue and neon orange color block pencil skirt by one of my favorite designers Roksanda whose background in architecture shows in her amazing structured and uniquely feminine designs. (ohkay now, that was one long a** sentence, haha). She has a loyal following in players like Michelle Obama, the Duchess of Cambridge and several Hollywood A listers like Rosario DawsonAnne Hathaway. Her signature color block designs which typically boast of vibrant colors in very striking combinations and I once read that they are hand sewn by a seamstress in her native Belgrade. Ain’t that amazing!

Roksanda's passion for color primarily draws me to her brand. Understandably, aside from loving her collection with its characteristic structure, what attracted me to this skirt was the pop of neon orange. While I enjoy the general beauty of this piece, I interpreted the colors in different ways. That small patch of bright color in an otherwise dark piece. Translate that any which way but as I looked at it, the blue and black all of a sudden seemed to represent the darkness, the hopelessness of events in and around the world with the recent happenings in Paris and Nigeria, and orange the hope for world peace that we are hanging on to. And in terms of seasons, the dark colors could be these short, wet, windy and dark Fall/Winter days, while the orange reps Spring/Summer that lay ahead so chin up boys and gals, you'll be peeling off the layers again in no time, :))). Enough of my color analysis and philosophy already, hehe.

Feathers have gone mainstream in fashion. I love them in jewelry, in dresses and everything in between. They are an amazing addition and will glam up (for lack of a better word) your wardrobe. Hopefully they are gathered naturally during molting and in accordance with laid down rules and not plucked/retrieved with cruelty to birds and inflicting pain on them. Makes me wonder about the efficacy of feathers in fashion. Do you feather? Real or synthetic?

The feathers in this bolero styled in a different color here are flowy, light, caught every slight movement and floated around beautifully like waves in the wind. 

Your thoughts?


Deets
Feather Jacket - Daizy Shely (here)
Skirt - Roksanda Ilincic (here)
Turtle neck - (here)
Exagona - Christian Louboutin (here)
Maxi bag - Chanel (here)

Thank you for stopping by and keep thinking the purple thoughts, Xo.

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103 comments:

  1. Your styling is amazing and breathtaking !!!! It is impossible to walk past you indifferently, because you are beautiful :-) I love your skirt and jacket <3

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  2. What a fantastic pencil skirt Idu and love so much your pearls necklace!
    Kisses

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  3. Amazing outfit as always! I love this asymmitric skirt, it´s gorgeous:)
    xxM
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  4. Pencil skirt is bae anytime..but ive never been a fan of block designs..
    Uhmmm am drooln over those heels..God help me..shoe love is a disease

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  5. You are absolutely the best! I love this outfit, the skirt is so unique!

    Check out my blog if you want: www.theglamandglitter.com

    Tamara xxx

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  6. Loving that skirt <3

    The Cutielicious
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    Federica

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  7. Hello,

    Perfect shoes ! :D

    Sarah, http://www.sarahmodeee.com/

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  8. Amiga você é um luxo amo a sua make e os seus looks
    Novo Vídeo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06avCiMDYGA
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  9. Thank you for introducing us with Roksanda, I'm sure she's an amazing designer...this skirt is certainly a statement piece.

    I really love that fur cropped jacket, I got one that is a bit similar.

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  10. This is super fun to read! thanks for sharing:) Do you want to support each others blog by following each other? Please let me know so I can follow you right back:)

    xoxo
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  11. Such beautiful photos!!! Great styling gorgs! Have a wonderful weekend!
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  12. Lovely skirt !! Its amazing
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  13. You look amazing as always! Loving those Louboutin and the Chanel bag! But the dress is gorgeous!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  14. you're such an inspiration!!! GREAT STYLE!
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  15. So beautiful! I love the skirt and your message to the week. Lol!
    Happy weekend, love!

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  16. Such a statement skirt! Thank you for introducing this designer! Gorgeous outfit!
    Dora www.bangsbang.com

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  17. You look so classy. Love the bag! Have a great weekend! xx

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  18. My beautiful Idu,
    you look stunning (as always).
    I love your skirt
    kisses
    Maggie D.
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  19. Idu Fastastica as always !!! I would put all the good that high heels not walk ... hehe. Twitter Look, I've posted a look and has been u. success!! kisses

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  20. What a stunning outfit
    Very stylish with the feathery details

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  21. I am loving the shoes and hand bag :)

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  22. You looks fabulous as always dear Idu.The bag is looks so gorgeous.Love this look.
    Wish you have a amazing weekend.Kisses xox

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  23. its another faux fur time and I love this look that you pulled out! you did an awesome job with the Chanel also saying Hallo!
    Enjoy your new week dear
    x

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  24. That heals looks amazing/
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  25. amazing! so chic as always!

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  26. Great colors. That outfit is so cool.
    xx

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  27. This is really stunning dear! Hope you have an awesome new week.

    xoxo;
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  28. A very interesting post , I love to read you !!! greetings !!

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  29. Tu falda es divina y la has combinado de maravilla... Estás súper elegante, Idu!!!
    Un beso
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  30. In'm in love with this colorful skirt perfect on you
    I love your blog. I hope you will like mine
    many kisses
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  31. This skirt is so amazing, Idu ! You look gorgeous, I am always in love with your style, you are such an inspiration !

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  32. El neopreno es un tejido que se adapta genial al cuerpo y en falda sienta de lujo... El outfits es sobresaliente, como siempre Idu, estás perfecta!!!
    Besitos y feliz semana, Emi

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  33. This skirt is such a statement piece. You look fab.

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  34. Gorgeous outfit! Love the colors on your midi skirt :)
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  35. That is you amazing statement skirt and you styled this entire look fabulously!

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  36. Absolutely stunning as always! Love this!

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  37. Wow wow wow you look super stunning. I love Roksanda's designs (wish they were more affordable) and the skirt rocks. I love that you styled it with the cute feather jacket. One of my favorite looks so far. My week was busy too. Wish you a happy Monday Idu :)

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  38. This is so nice! I like it a lot.

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  39. You look absolutely amazing, hun!!!
    I really love your style, always so cool and glam!
    Great photos, as well!
    xxx
    S
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  40. Ohh, that skirt is stunning on you but the real question is, how on earth do you walk in those sky high heels?! I would have tripped and broke an ankle or something. LOL!

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  41. You look gorgeous! Clothes, accessories, make up - WOW! :)
    Have a lovely week!:)
    kisses

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  42. [ Smiles ] Wow! You look like a Diva!

    Great outfit!

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  43. Stunning outfit ! You are fabulous ! I really love your bag and your heels. Kisses :)

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  44. you always look so tremendous chic. Everythin is so stylish and ladylike. The skirt is a good touch of colors. Shoes and bags are perfect, of course
    xxx
    mari
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  45. I love how bright and colorful that skirt is! It's such a fun addition to any look and the color combo is awesome.

    -M
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  46. I can express how lovely and sharp your pictures are. I'm loving the bag, shoes, and purse...just perfect.

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  47. Idu, I like your color blocked skirt... like you I adore the bright orange pop of color... have I ever told you how much I adore your heels? They look fabulous on you xox

    I wanted you to know that your comment touched me and was one of the reasons I decided to keep writing. Yours and a few others which were special xox ♡

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  48. Lots of Fabulousness going on here. . .

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  49. You are always killing it with your outfits!! This skirt is just amazing. :)

    Best,
    Christina

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  50. Fabulous look! That skirt and those shoes are amazing! Have a nice week!
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  51. Wow! You look absolutely stunning! I just love every single detail and how they look together. I'm speechless! ;)

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  52. Definitely an eye catcher. I usually prefer to emphasize my upper body with patterns/colors and keep it basic at the bottom, but this skirt is really tempting.

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  53. The skirt is beautiful, but for me, the bolero is the show stealer! Love the feathers; it really is glam and would look fabulous with so many things. Have a great week off my beautiful friend!
    Debbie
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  54. Wonderful geometric pattern!

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  55. Oh my! Where do I begin? OK let's start with the skirt...gurl where do you find these clothes..in my Tyler perry's voice. I love love your crop fur. Such a beautiful look on a gorgeous lady. Amazing my dear.
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  56. Amazing photos! This geometric skirt is gorgeous!:)
    xxM
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  57. you look fierce in this look! Love the skirt you were wearing! Love the colour too!

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  58. Such a classy and fab outfit, Idu. Love the skirt a lot - Great colours. :))
    I fake feathers.

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  59. I agree a statement skirt is a wardrobe staple. You look amazing as always. Impeccable style X

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  60. Stunning as always!

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  61. I am totally in love with your classy Hollywood look! That puffy coat is so mesmerizing! Lovely geometrical skirt :)
    You look super chic darling! Gorgeous edition!
    Lots of kisses :***

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  62. You look cute! beautifully

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  63. so beautiful
    I love the whole pairing,so elegant and sosphicated

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  64. The Roksanda skirt is very preppy indeed ,I love the colour block detail. I also love how you accessorised the look. What's the lip brand i'm loving the shade of pink it contrasts the blue skirt beautifully. You look great and hope your weekend was fabulous.

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  65. Dear Idu, can't stop seeing you in midi skirts - this is your shape and you look adorable in the complete outfit you show here! Again like a true model - but you are in general for me a Style Queen <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  66. Color blocking is like art. Well, fashion in itself is. Very beautiful skirt. You are so on top of your game darling!!

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  67. So chic skirt, lovely shoes!!!
    Have a good night,
    Chiara
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  68. You always keep it classy and unique darling!!

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  69. such a feminine and unique style, babe, you look stunning in Roksanda Ilincic color-blocking
    kisses
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  70. That skirt is really wonderful Idu and your bag is amazing. A complete stunning ootd!!!! Have a nice day, kisses (and thank you for your visit),
    Eni

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  71. This skirt is really awesome, you look wonderful!

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  72. Such a gorgeous look!
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  73. Hello gorgeousness! I love your jacket, so fierce! Your whole look is a blast of glam! Baci,
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  74. You have the most inspiring style!! Love this gorgeous outfit, very glamorous & magnificent!!

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  75. Beautiful!!! The skirt is awersome!

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  76. I cannot decide what I love more,the jacket or the shoes? You are stunning Idu, as always!
    xx
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  77. Idu I really love the skirt. and the length brings every thing back to V Beckham style.
    beautiful as always.
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  78. Always on top, love all of the colours and the make up is just on point babe! Love how u alays make an effort with your stylings, blog posts

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    xoxo

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  79. fantastic post my dear, you look GORGEOUS!! :D xoxo

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  80. ♥♥♥

    kisses from bali
    Jasmin
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  81. your bag is beautiful!

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  82. gosh, these are killer heels...;-) i love heels a lot, but i think i could´nt walk in this one. your handbag is a nice one - my taste.

    Bye.

    Jennifer

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  83. Amazing outfit:)
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  84. WOW! You sexy lady, absolutely amazing and elegant look! The skirt is a bomb!
    xx
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  85. Super stylish dear, I love it!!!

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  86. You look like movie star, so fabulous!
    xoxo
    Ramona

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  87. This whole outfit is so fabulous!! I'm in love

    Erin xx
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  88. I have to say faux fur has been on my radar, like to the point were it is all I see and happen to dream about at night :o| having seen your feathered beauty I have to say it's finally pushing that obsession back. Feathered pieces are really striking when done well (not that I've ever seen anything bad except for a canary yellow jacket once that no doubt would make you look like Big Bird. I don't know who thought that was a great idea). That said I don't think I've ever owned such a piece. I think I had a tank with a slight feather embellishment on the neckline many, many moons ago but that was it.

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  89. Everything you're rocking in this outfit literally from head to toe is BOMB!!!
    I can't imagine how you can walk in such killer heels you're honestly good
    xxx
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  90. So elegant ! I want your wonderful bag !! Kisses :)

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  91. We both share a love of color and I have always liked Roksanda's designs because she does not run from a vibrant hue. Plus she is the queen of colorblocking.
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  92. OMG your so fashionista! I love your blog. Kisses

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  94. You look amazing! The skirt is really chic! Kiss from Prague *
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