Street fashion | Models spotted in Milan. Fall 2013.


Give us coats, we want coats !

My new rubric is officially on ! Let us talk about fashion in its simplest device, in the street. Not THAT far from us.

Because winter 2013-14 has just begun, I find it is a good idea to start with our best friend during this time of the year (I know I am right. And I know exactly how excited you feel when you are thinking about the type of coat you are going to wear this year). Unmasked !

I am particularly enthusiastic regarding coats because some of this season can be really big, oversized and boyish, what I find enjoyable at the highest point. But, it does not necessarily mean that you have to choose these ones. The classical ones will always be there for you, no doubt about it ! As well as those in an officer mood.

First, it is quite important to choose the coat’s shape depending your morphology (I would say that it is something you always have to be aware of… no matter the type of cloth). The same with the color. But, it is obvious that you already know which one suits you better and which one makes you look like… (yes, you know). And the length. That is the point ! You can play with it and choose a two-size-more-than-usual coat being absolutely conscious of your act. So cheeky ! We love it.


Personally, I do really like wearing my coat wide open (even it is -5° outside…I mean…what is most important ? Maybe it could be related to my repeated cold state ?) Anyway. It lets people guess what you are wearing under and gives a kind of fluency to the whole look and to the silhouette as well. And this mysterious Sherlock’s look you get wearing it in this way… Benedict Cumberbatch knows exactly what I am talking about. British like often (you have to excuse my profound love for England and her adored London).


Source photographies : IMAXtree via Style Bistro

Street Fashion. Street Style.

Street Fashion. Street Style.

Call it as you want to, you prefer to. It is up to you. Nonetheless, let me introduce this new rubric on my blog! It is such a pleasure for me to start writing on street shots because it is something new and I like when habit is broken – even if I find it difficult to get used to change. Anyway. Right ? Somehow change is “almost” always positive. So… let us write and rewrite about street shots of models or – why not – of ordinary people like you and me ! Just think that the street is a catwalk, “our” catwalk, to be exact. My enthusiasm is increasing more and more and that, only due this last thought.

I hope you will enjoy my articles, comments, likes and dislikes about the following selections I have prepared for you. And you, men, do not believe that I would not try to find some fashion treasures on your behalf. Be patient.

Nevertooreal Street Style :blackbluecoat+bagIworkbecause

Last but not least, I have to specify the reason why I start writing about what is happening on the street. Thanks to Jerome of Never Too Real. (Visit his blog… you will love it : models everywhere, really good shots, and so on.). He asked me – not directly – if it could be possible to create a review on my blog for everything what concerns street fashion. I have to admit I did really like his idea. You know now the “why & how”. Take care, everyone!


Source photography : Model Eliza Kukawska by Never Too Real

Marine Deleeuw

Well, what if I say… frenchie, brunette and classy ? Okay, okay. Perfect cheekbones, thick eyebrows and strong face ? She was the face of Barbara Bui Pre Fall 2013. She is maybe a fresh newcomer in the world of fashion, but has already walked for BCBG Max Azria, Jill Stuart, Rag & Bone, Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino, Prada and so on. Only big names, bien sûr. If you see Joséphine Le Tutour, Pauline Hoarau, Manuela Frey, Lieve Dannau or Marilhéa Peillard, she must be somewhere around. Guessed ?

Marine Deleeuw.




She is 19. French – from Valenciennes, to be exact. Discovered by Elite France at the age of 16, she works now for the following agencies: The Society Management in New York, Why Not Model Management in Milan, Premier Model Management in London, View Management in Barcelona, Scoop Models in Copenhagen, m4 models in Hamburg, Elite in Paris and Toronto.

I am wondering if it is really necessary to write an article about her. I am only saying that because you do not need anything more than her strong face, her intense look to understand that she is becoming ‘a catwalk queen’ – as wrote Woman Wear’s Daily after interviewing her.

65. It is the number of Spring/Summer 2014 shows she walked this year. In other words : top girl. It is not really surprising… she is the kind of beauty you can not stop staring at, she has something wild in the eyes and like a ‘dark’ aura, but not in the negative sense – you know exactly what I mean : a mystic aura. Anyway. It must be attractive because Carven chose her to be the face of her Fall/Winter 13 Collection, as well as the ones of Iceberg – sharing the glossy paper with Joséphine Le Tutour & Mijo Mihaljcic – and Moschino – with Dauphine McKee & Elisabeth Erm. And look how stunning she is, photographed by our dear Karl for the Chanel Fall/Winter13 Ready-to-Wear Collection Press Kit.

Marine Deleeuw Chanel F:W 13 Rtw Press Kit

Jealous, girls ? Of course you are! You can not deny that Marine is slowly but surely becoming a face, as well as a body, that we are not about to forget. As the good fashionistas you are, you are obviously aware of how much the French touch pleased – and still does – the fashion galaxy.

Below photographed by Sharif Hamza for Interview Germany, ‘Black Dress’. Professional, isn’t she? In fact, she does not take herself seriously, at least not yet. It will not be long. “Je tire la gueule et ça marche.”, as she said to the magazine ELLE in January 2013. Every model knows how “tirer la gueule”, but Marine does it differently, so nicely, so frenchie. “Un petit air à la Frida Kahlo” as well, according to Erin Doherty, fashion editor in chief of ELLE Paris – must be the eyebrows.

Even if we do not know her that good, we are all – and if you are not, I am –  impatient to see what she ‘has in store’. To be continued…

Marine Deleeuw Interview Germany Black Dress November 2013 - Photographer Sharif Hamza


Source photographies: The Citizens of Fashion – Vogue Japan/by Matt Irwin, British Vogue, ZsaZsa Bellagio and (photographies 4 & 5).

Time for men’s stuffs ! Belstaff, Costume National & Diesel Black Gold Autumn/Winter 2013-14.




Coats, long coats.

Kaki, black or blue marine, there is enough choice, right ? The point is that men need long coats. Not that they really need it, but I would say that it looks more elegant. It’s up to you guys!

Something is sure, these three looks are “killer looks” because they are dark, intense and geometric. Look at the first one : Belstaff knows what “details” means. This kaki coat is quite sophisticated and casual at the same time. We love it! All the finishes are important and give an “officer touch” to the whole. If you want to look elegant and cool as well, choose this direction. The black and – more or less – grunge boots play their role. No doubt about it!

Time for men in black at Costume National. Hmmm… Black is the new black, right ? Can men be sexier than in an all in black look ? I do not think so. My opinion. What is yours, girls ? Anyway. Costume National opted for a very long dark coat. You would think this is too long, but if you have the silhouette for those types of coats, just try it. You would not regret it. Looking a bit mysterious and dangerous… is that not what we call “attractive” ? And scarves, gentlemen, please protect your neck (also because you look even more great with it).

Last but not least, Diesel Black Gold mixes this amazing blue marine silky suit with a casual hooded coat (fur within). Nonchalant, but self-confident. It could seem paradoxical ; it is not. Just understand that we want you to surprise us. Dare the mix “elegance-casualness”!

Winter is coming. Coats are essential. Important : choose the right one for you. Small men with a large morphology avoid the extra length (you would look even smaller and larger). If you are small, but not that large, you can easily wear an ampler coat. Pay attention to the length : not too long, not too short, the middle of the thigh would be good (just a little little bit longer). Others have to accentuate their waist to lengthen their shape : prefer a jacket with a belt.

Always fundamental : coat’s sleeves. Perfect length would be exactly on the pisiform bone (not exactly the end of the wrist).


Source photography : Vogue British 

Belstaff, Donna Karan, Maiyet & Versace Autumn/Winter 2013-14 Ready-to-wear Collection.




ImageWear fur or go home.

After “go big or go home”, that means to maximize your coats (because all we care about this season is the outside and not what is under), it is the turn of fur. Yes, I KNOW, this is NOT THAT KIND for the concerning animals, but there is the “faux fur” alternative those for who would feel bad wearing such a coat. On the other hand, we can not deny that it gives a certain presence.

Belstaff prefers to stay more or less classical, but at the same time comfortable in using fur from part to part, especially emphasizing on the hood ; this breaks the classical rules with a casual touch. And we love it ! Just because the leather-fur mix  in such a mysterious dark brown-black color is young and dynamic. And look at these boots ! You want them… yes, I know, I know. Feminine and elegant, but also adventurer, ready to face up to winter 2013-14. Good choice.

Donna Karan. Fur, as well, but something different, isn’t it ? I would first suppose suede… you guess what follows. Donna Karan’s look is really really noble ; almost proud. Come on ! Not THAT arrogant (only the little bit we need to make our worst enemy jealous… pleasurable). Second, the length: assymetric, longer than Belstaff’s coat and graphic, that’s the point. These high-knee boots are simply gorgeous and match exactly the whole look.

Last but not least, those for who prefer to wear fur subtlety, the next option is for you. Maiyet and Versace sublime their looks in adding some fur accessorizes; it is more discrete, but not less elegant. It is only a different way to play with this game that is fashion. Because we are all different, take everything you can from the runways, mix, match… and find your style.


Source photographies : Vogue UK