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BLING STRUCK Glam, glitter, jazz!

RED CARPET REVIEW Best dressed at Oscars

TREND REPORT

WHAT’S HAUTE?

TOP LOOKS OF THE MONTH

STYLE GUIDE

by television presenter Rhiannon Duffin

The Arrival

SPRING FASHION

GALAXY & STRIPES


MARCH 2013 DISCLAIMER Rivista di Moda is a fashion blogger community based fashion magazine. All images and content are a copyright property of the respective owners, which have been submitted by respective bloggers in Rivista di Moda Stylewire. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinion of Rivista di Moda Magazine. Rivista di Moda magazine is free of cost. Any unauthorized reproduction in any format (print or digital) or sale is illegal and is strictly prohibited. Š Rivista di Moda 2013


COVER GIRL Ally Soeker of Gumboot Glam


CONTENTS

THE ARRIVAL - Jazz up your spring wardrobe!


RED CARPET REVIEW Best dressed at the Oscars

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BLING STRUCK Glitter glamour

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STYLE GUIDE Television presenter Rhiannon Duffin shares her wardrobe secrets

TO-DO MARCH What’s new this season

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WHAT’S HAUTE Top looks of the month

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GALAXY & STRIPES Trend Report

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SHOPPING BAG SECRETS Natalia’s shopping bag

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SHOPPING GUIDE Hot bargains for your wardrobe

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POINT OF VIEW Drugs, Fashion and Culture

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EDITORIAL

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First and foremost, I’d like to congratulate all the lovely bloggers without whom this magazine would not have been possible. We received a tremendous response to the first issue that we launched in August last year in test-mode. The march edition of Rivista di Moda celebrates the arrival of spring and introduces you to the season’s latest trends and top looks. Watch out for the latest spring trends along with style guides, shopping secrets and the most happening events. Do not forget to check out the though provoking article on drugs, fashion and culture titled Point of view. RDM team once again thanks our contributors for the patience and the support. Here’s looking forward to long and fruitful companionship. Rivista Di Moda Editorial Team

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red carpet review

Jennifer Lawrence was bound to impress us all at the 2013 Oscars. She was probably the most anticipated celebrity on the Red Carpet. As the face of Dior, she has chosen to wear the designer at previous award shows in the last couple of months, so it’s not surprise that she wore a gorgeous Dior gown at the Oscars as well. The bell-shaped dress was definitely a head-turner on the Red Carpet. My favourite part was the backward diamond necklace that draped over her shoulder onto her back.

In case you missed the 85th Academy Awards, Miya Gotsko of Taste4Beauty takes us back in time with a sizzling red-carpet review. Hollywood was graced with celebrities and as with any award show, the Red Carpet event beforehand is often the highlight of the night (at least in my eyes). It’s a great time to watch the beautiful stars show off their chosen outfit for one of the biggest nights in Hollywood.

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This year, the Red Carpet was filled with some stunning dresses! Most celebs opted for the neutral tones, with a simple, yet elegant form. Here are some of my favourites from the night.

The stunning Charlize Theron also wore a white Dior Couture dress. Although different from Jennifer’s, both styles looked amazing of these women. Charlize can do no wrong, as her slim figure and beautiful features work with almost any style, but this dress is definitely amongst my favourites from this year’s Osars red-arpet.

It’s not too often that such detailed gowns work well on the Red Carpet, but Zoe Saldana definitely pulled it off! The Alexis Mabille Couture dress fitted the actress perfectly. The floral embroidery looked stunning with her simple, yet sophisticated hair and makeup. Together with the ombre train, the dress was definitely Oscar worthy.

Few woman can wear the copper-toned dress that Jessica Chastain appeared in at the Oscars. The dress looked absolutely gorgeous on her. The red hair, together with the red lips, bring the outfit together effortlessly. She was the depiction of elegance on the Red Carpet last night.

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THE ARRIVAL SPRING FASHION


Katja Nyquist of Inside Look at KCN


BLING STRUCK

What else can be a better way to welcome the spring evenings? Marla Brum of Trend Struck is Bling Struck! All that jazz continues in next eight pages!


Marla Brum of Trend Struck


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Just when we said we were OVER all the designer collabos, African-born Brit designer Duro Olowu took the scene by storm. Peep his gorgeous beaded bags, statement necklaces and summery prints in stores and online now.

The Chicago History Museum opens a new fashion exhibit on March 16, honouring 50 years of the Ebony Fashin Fair. You’ll see one-of-akind creations from the likes of Christian Dior, YSL and more.

4 THINGS TO DO THIS

MARCH By Berty Morales of Shopdropoff

As if you needed another excuse to eat them! Avocados are in season this month, and Camile Styles has the 10 Best Avocado Recipies out there. Dig in!

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Fashion’s favorite vegan is launching a line of organically made eyeware set to hit stores this month. The minimalistic frames will assure that guys DO make passes at girls who wear glasses.


Black Stellar Blouse Nasygirl.com

TRENDS

Double Pocket Sweater - Maxnina Skater Dress Boohoo.com

Galaxy Leggings Maxnina.com

Galaxy Boots Boohoo.com

Aldo Striped Bag

By Onyinye Ibeagi of Modavracha

GALAXY STRIPES&

People generally shy away from wearing stripes, yes stripes can be tricky to wear but when paired with the right pieces, they can enhance your figure rather than the other way around. The key to wearing stripes is to find the perfect fit for your body type. Vertical striped skirts or pants can make you look taller when paired with a solid colored top while horizontal striped dresses can widen your shape. Hence, if you have a boyish figure and you need some curves, horizontal striped dresses would be perfect for you. RIVISTA DI MODA | MARCH 2013 | 21


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TREND WATCH PRELEL YU

GALAXY PRINTS

STRIPES

Prelel Yu flaunts Galaxy prints and stripes in style.

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O Z Slip Skirt $26.84

N Z Peplum Blouse $37.04

Sweater Dress $33.71

Ripped Pullover$45.20

Zipper Shorts $36.45 Acrylic Necklace $10.93

An online shop I’ve recently found and been impressed with is SheInside. This store caters for almost everyone, whatever your style AND it’s affordable! I have spent the last few days scrolling through their hundreds of pages wishing I had more money! Instead of the usual wishlists I do, I thought I’d change things up a little bit and create a Vs. The Trends post, where I select items from the store which are perfect for the current trends. Let me know what you think of it!

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Asymmetrical Chiffon Blouse $30

Floral Tank Dress $30

Floral Loose Chiffon Shirt $29

Lucy Cole’s

SHOPPING GUIDE

Floral Chiffon Blouse $31

Chiffon Rosette Pullovers $30

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STYLE GUIDE WARDROBE DECLUTTER TV presenter and fashion blogger Rhiannon Duffin shares her wardrobe secrets and features in ‘what’s in my handbag’ column.

Can you believe most of us only wear about one-third of our clothes. The rest just take up space in the wardrobe, looking at you shamefully from their hangers. I don’t know about you, but I have reached my clothing storage limit. Three wardrobes, chests of draws and vacuum bags stuffed full, could I be a clothes hoarder? The moment dawned on me when my new beautiful dress didn’t have a place to live. I also have to downsize to one wardrobe as I’m moving home. What to do? And where to start? Once I had gotten over the initial panic, it’s actually a simple and cleansing process once you know how: • Be absolutely clear on your style and body shape. This will help on what stays and what goes.

• Divide clothes into five piles: ‘keep’, ‘store’, ‘not sure’, ‘chuck’ and ‘sell’. Be ruthless. If you haven’t worn it in over a year and it isn’t occasion-wear, it probably isn’t working. • With each item ask yourself: Does it fit my body shape? Do the colours suit me? Does it go with my style? • Do not be tempted to keep clothes for ‘thinspiration.’ If you lose weight, you’ll want to buy new clothes. And remember, you’re not making yourself feel good wishing yourself thinner. • Organise your wardrobe so it’s easier for you to put outfits together. This will be a big future time saver.

• Start by setting aside a whole Saturday for a clear out.

• Now take the ‘not sure’ pile, and hang it all up on a ‘last chance’ rail. Try to wear all the clothes on this rail. After two weeks, anything you haven’t worn must go.

• Take out all your clothes and lay them on the bed. This makes it much easier to see how much you have and where the gaps are for future shopping.

It can be hard letting go. The key is understanding what makes you look great and more importantly, how it makes you feel.

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{WHAT’S IN MY HANDBAG}

Fashion week is that time of year when us like-minded people get together to celebrate all things fashion and style. London Fashion Week is a must when it comes to discovering new trends and inspiration, not only from the catwalk but also from the street style on the cobbles of Somerset House. The days are long and full on, so it is important to have your essentials with you at all times. Here is what’s in my handbag for LFW: • Tote Bag It’s important to have a good size bag to be able to keep your essentials with you, and with pictures being taken, it has got to be done with style. My choice, the Michael Kors Jetset Travel Tote in Optic White. • Get Organised Whether it’s a diary or a folder. You need something to keep your invites, schedule and note paper together. • iPad A great way to work on the go, the apps I couldn’t blog without include WordPress, Pages and Snapseed. This year the Fashion Council provides a Study with internet access and technical resources – Genius. • iPhone It’s good to keep in touch with fellow bloggers, photographers and journalists. I was invited to a couple of additional shows today, totally last-minute and very grateful. Apps, apps, apps… Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Picfx, Pinterest, Maps and finally Starbucks. All equally important.

• Charger The FROW does include chargers thanks to Vodafone for the first time at LFW, bit it is handy to have one just in case. • Sunglasses An essential with all these early shows. And surprisingly, sunny weather is forecast too. • Makeup Essentials As you can see I am a big fan of Mac Cosmetics. For on the go touch-ups I like to use Mac’s Pressed Blot Powder, Born to Love Powder Blush, Select Moisturecover (great for under the eyes) and Full Speed Ahead Longwear Lipglass. • Camera Not in the picture, clearly, as I needed it to take the photo above. I personally love the Canon EOS 1100D, I’m still learning all the features, but practice makes perfect… Right!?!! Keep those lips glossed and pucker up, photo’s will be taken so make sure you’re looking at your best.

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WHAT’S HAUTE? TOP LOOKS OF THE MONTH

Sharon Jiang of Primped and Primed


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Tey Liting of Circle & Hemisphere 32 | MARCH 2013 | RIVISTA DI MODA


Ally Soeker of Gumboot Glam RIVISTA DI MODA | MARCH 2013 | 33


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Tory of Wpopf RIVISTA DI MODA | MARCH 2013 | 35


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Faye Danielle of Ennuiheart 38 | MARCH 2013 | RIVISTA DI MODA


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Ashley Randall of The Photogramps 40 | MARCH 2013 | RIVISTA DI MODA


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D’ana of Collections and Volumes 42 | MARCH 2013 | RIVISTA DI MODA


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Natalia Calviño of My Vintage Memoirs tells us about what’s haute in her shopping bag.

Jacket, Stradivarius Cardigan, Lefties

SHOPPING BAG SECRETS Collar, Stradivarius

Printed Dress, Primark

Necklace, Primark

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Shorts, Stradivarius


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A friend of mine recently made a work of art that showcased a pair of “fashion lips”, with names of drugs dripping from them. It’s beautiful, but at first glance, everyone thought that she listed all the drugs she’s done, wanted to do, or any she could think of. It turns out that was not the case at all. She told me that she was horrified that drug culture has made its way into popular culture as a way to seem cool. She was already uncomfortable with religious symbolism on clothing, but this epidemic was so bad that she had to paint about it.

POINT OF VIEW

Drug culture, she says, should not be popularized and promoted the way it is. I completely understand her point of view. It’s probably not cool to run around with a shirt that says “acid” or “bath salts” with no context whatsoever. What does it mean? Is that a part of the wearer’s culture, or personal life? Nowadays, the answer is most wear, simply because both parts are, in fact very common figures of likely no. And if not, should it be worn by those who are not a speech. Putting them together is a great way to get people to leave me part of that culture? the f--- alone when I’m having a particularly low day. And then I get compliments on it, which invariably makes my day better. I don’t think That raises a whole slew of questions. If it’s not a part of your own Christians should fume over that particular design, simply because it’s a culture, do you have a right to it? How much research and thought clever play on words that are used in nonreligious contexts, and invites goes into each piece that a consumer purchases? Is fashion limited you to put it in a religious context so you can offend yourself. Some by social and cultural constraints? I’m going to start with the last people realize that you don’t have to put it in any context at all, and it question, and say, of course not. Originality in art (and fashion) is still offers you something: humor. The Acid Sweater I wear not because very difficult to achieve, so we instead strive for original presenta- I do drugs, which I don’t in the least, but because even if there is no tion. Now, whether or not you agree with what fashion presents context for wearing it, the way it is designed is how I imagine the world to you is your choice, and no one else’s decision to make for you, would appear if I were to be on acid. I’m probably wrong, but hey. I still though everyone’s to judge. That being said, we’re all aware that get something out of it when not in context. And what one gets out of trends are a glorious representation of why there isn’t much thought it is entirely dependent on a person and their experiences, which means happening on the consuming end of fashion. Here’s some peplum! that a lot of the time, it leaves the shelves as a fashion statement, and Here’s some galaxy print! There’s a clear heel! etc. And it’s not a is donned as a personal statement, regardless of whether or not you (or sin to want these things as they are presented, and to buy them. they) know what that statement is. But when it comes to controversial things, like fashion bindis and feather headdresses and religious symbols and drug use, where do I’m going to focus on bindis in terms of cultural appropriation. I don’t you draw the line? believe in wearing a bindi if one does not understand what it means. Chances are that many people (Indians included) may not have a clue In my opinion, if something is presented to me in such a way that about its meaning. But I personally don’t wear it, because I don’t have I’d be willing to overlook a potential flaw, then I’m all for it. Take, a strong conviction about what it stands for. The bindi’s significance is for example, UNIF. I’m totally on board with some of their stuff, that of the “third eye”, or the spiritual eye. It offers a path to enlightensuch as the Acid sweater, or the Go To Hell For Heaven’s Sake ment. The fact that many Indians continue to blindly follow this ritual sweater. Other things, however, such as, well, most everything else, without consciously thinking about its significance begs the question as while I find immensely funny and chuckle to myself over, I will to whether or not it’s appropriate to give a cultural and religious symbol not buy. I respect everyone’s opinions, especially on something like a new meaning if it seems to have lost its old one. Is “being pretty” a someone’s religion, but if I don’t endorse it, then I don’t endorse it. good reason to wear it? Many in the fashion world say, Yes! Fashion I’m not in the mindset that I have to boycott the whole company is art, and art means whatever you want it to mean! I don’t know the just because I don’t like some things. I mean, their opinions are very answer for myself, and until I do, I abstain. While I think that a physical, blatant in the design of their clothing, and I daresay, clever. decorative representation of a spiritual eye is a cool idea, I have no need for it, and will most likely never attempt to see the world from a more Why? I hear you ask. spiritual perspective because of a thing on my forehead. Let’s be honest, I’d probably forget it was there. At least we can still attribute its origins Well, because I honestly don’t care. I’m not riled up by anything to India (unlike the [in]famous “tribal prints”). they write, but I don’t necessarily subscribe to that belief either. I appreciate that they’re questioning Christianity, which I’m on Maybe drug culture shouldn’t be promoted, just because it’s harmful board with, but it reads more as a form of rebellion and ridicule of to one’s body to do drugs. Bindis, crosses, and feather headdresses are the religion, which tends to fly nowadays especially in parts of the probably not physically harmful. But from the perspective of an indiyouth culture. But seeing as I’m neither rebellious nor extensively vidual, any significance that drugs, cultural/religious symbols, or most ridiculing Christianity or any other religion, it makes no sense for anything else hold for any group of people might be lost in the fleeting me to wear something that offends people that I have no intention nature of trends and the desire to be ahead of the style pack. of offending. The “Go To Hell For Heaven’s Sake” sweater I do

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FASHION SNOBBIN’ Khadijat Yussuff of Youth Savage opens up on drugs, culture and fashion.

Should you be aware of what personal statement you’re making when it comes to fashion? Yes. As a self-aware being, you’re generally allowed to wear whatever you want, but it helps to understand its original meaning in a specific context and what culture it’s coming from. Knowledge is power.

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