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#Weeklyfashionedit | A gorgeous fitted dress inspired by the movie The Dressmaker

#weekly fashion edit

I’ve recently watched The Dressmaker on Netflix which was one of the best movies I had seen in a long time. Have you seen it !? Beside Kate Winslet’s acting which is always fantastic (I think!) and the few tears I shed, I was mesmerised by all the beautiful dresses in the movie, designed by Award-winning costume designer Margot Wilson. The fifties are not my favourite area (I’m more of a feel-good 70’s disco & 80’s pop kind of girl ;-) but I have to say when Winslet’s character Tilly stepped out at a local rugby match wearing a black dress similar to the iconic dress Rita Hayworth wore in Gilda, I was like “wow”. The dresses went on to get better and better. As the heroine studied with the best of the best fashion Designers in Europe, her clothes in the movie reflect the influences of mentors like Balenciaga and Dior, which is really pleasing to the eyes. Added to the great acting of the whole cast: Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Judy Davis, and up-and-comer Sarah Snook, The Dressmaker …

10 pretty summer white dresses in the sale

My top 10 fav’ summer white dresses

In summertime, while I tend to live in denim shorts & white tee during the day…at night, I love nothing more than wearing a maxi or midi white cotton dress with a pair of flat sandals and I tend to stock up on them to be honest. It’s an easy, effortless, stylish look and white is great to show off your tan no matter your skin tone. Mango is usually a good place to find a Summer white dress with a  bohemian feel. Street markets are also a great place to source some unique designs. I’ve found some real gems in the market near my holidays home and if you come to the Bay of Arcachon, let me know and I will give you some details. So far, my favourite this year is this Magnolia dress from Hush which happens to be in the sale! I love the fabric which feels a bit like linen and it has a beautiful, flattering cut. If you have  a small upper body like mine but curves around the hips, it’s perfect. I’m …

5 THINGS I WANT RIGHT NOW! 19/06/2015 Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

5 things I want right now!

The weather has been amazing since I arrived in France but work and renovations projects have kept me inside the house. Nonetheless, I find it amazing to wake up in the morning, open the French doors to view the garden and have breakfast on our new deck. Here is my wish-list for this week, full of pretty things. Have a fab weekend! 1/ This gorgeous bag from Sophie Hulme, also available in black and burgundy (check how gorgeous it looks!) 2/ This lovely Daisy dress from Hush 3/ these aviator style sunglasses by Isabel Marant 4/ these pretty Hammamas towels to hit the beach 5/ and these leather sandals PS: Check out the sale at Elias & Grace, they have some amazing things for kids and our beautiful Nomad embroidered pouffes and souk cushions are back in stock! SHOP THE POST:

The Kaftan dress: Your Summer's must-have. Read on www.karinecandicekong.com

The Kaftan dress

I can’t say I’m much of a fashion dresser at the beach. I like to keep things simple….Yoga, breakfast, beach/sailing/surfing, diner, sleep, repeat so I usually hang out in three different outfits: Outfit 1: white t-shirt + denim shorts + white converse although I do fancy a pair of Stan Smith for a change Outfit 2 (if temperatures get cooler): white t-shirt + denim shirt + boyfriend jeans Outfit 3: a Summer dress + Swedish Hasbeens So this Season, I treated my wardrobe to two Summer dresses: this white Cassy dress from Isabel Marant (I will actually put the same dress in blue for sale on Instagram tomorrow morning) and this black Kaftan dress.