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Francine Gacrama - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines – Swing into a mod state of mind in today’s Look of the Week as we take a closer look at Prada’s spring 2016 collection.

The Italian fashion house does it again in the form of boxy suits and retro knitwear that’s a maximalists dream come true. An aficionada at piling prints, the collection plays with linear patterns and seams in each look. Now if there’s one thing that we love about Miuccia, it’s her technique of marrying simple silhouettes with eccentric patterns. Despite the uncanny color palette, Prada always has a way of making things look cohesive. From a tidal wave of colors and edgy straightforward looks, this collection is one that you shouldn’t take too seriously.

She’s got a penchant for carefree classics and a laissez-faire spirit, it’s safe to say that our YStyle woman breathes this influential and downright eclectic sensibility down to a t.

FILM: Blow-Up

Live through the Swinging ‘60s London scene in a film that’s inspired by real-life photographer David Bailey.

Considered his first English language production, Italian director Michaelangelo Antonioni’s thriller features the biggest models of the day played by Jane Birkin and Veruschka. The fashion-based film offers a rare glimpse into the fashion scene in London during its beginnings and at the same time revolves around a murder mystery.

BEAUTY: Rachel Zoe fall 2015

Get Twiggy with it in this nod to the glorious sixties look.

To be worn with the right kind of attitude, Rachel Zoe’s look comprises of bold lashes, a pretty flush of blush and faux freckles. A subtle look with strong accents, this makeup compliments just about every woman. Be sure to feel sensational in the months to come by simply emulating this swinging sixties look.

BAG: Salvatorre Ferregamo Mini Bucket Shoulder Bag

It’s all in the details and the same can be said for this ‘60s staple.

Bucket bags are all the rage this season and maybe its time to trade in your basic black bag for a luxe item that will have looking like you’ve been dripping in gold. Made out of soft nappa leather, this mini bucket bag features a drawstring closure complete with a 16” drop gold chain strap. Complement your look with a piece that’s bound to turn heads.

SUNGLASSES: Illesteva Alina

Sunglasses are meant to protect your eyes from harmful solar radiation but it won’t hurt to own a pair that will make you look chic. Right?

Cover up your designer bags with these mirrored stunners from Illesteva. Switch your existing pair up for one that will put you in a retro mood as the oversized round lenses come in a pale gold-tone metal style that is lightweight and comfortable to wear.

ACCOMMODATION: Vintage Design Hotel

Transport yourself back to the sixties in this completely done up mid-century style design hotel in Prague.

Situated in the historic city center, this 22-room hotel features pop art influences, polka dots, bright colored furniture pieces and interiors. In the Vintage Design Hotel, you’ll be able to find original furniture pieces that were created by famed designers such as Eames, Colani, Panton and others. Some of their design suites offer views of Prague’s famous landmarks including Prague Castle and St. Nicholas Church.

With a city that’s full of history, architecture and food, this hotel is also an experience all on its own. Book your stay and tell us all about it.

MUSE: Mary Quant

Quant’s a style icon that brought the era’s greatest trends to the forefront and made it accessible to the masses through her shop on King’s road, in the Chelsea neighborhood of London. A non-conformist that didn’t want to wear adult clothes, she created the iconic mini skirt, hot pants and colored tights. Two years later she put up her second boutique and eventually branched out to the whole of Europe, the United States and also Japan. Following the success of her designs, Mary started a cosmetics and furniture line that soon took the world by storm.

A design maven that’s got a knack for style and starting trends, Mary Quant is our YStyle woman’s muse.

ACCESSORIES: Marc by Marc Plectrum Trio Earrings

Earrings are having a moment so we suggest that you purchase a pair to complete your ensemble.

Made out of brass, the black, gold and silver trio earrings come with a rhinestone detailing that adds a hint of brilliance to the studs. Let the oversized earrings be the center of attention as it a statement piece on its own.

TECHNOLOGY: Stellé Pillar Audio Wireless Speakers

Listen to your favorite music with this Bluetooth speaker that has solid sound quality and premium design features. Weighing 3lbs., the Pillar produces better sound quality than most wireless speakers due to its weight. With over 15 hours of playback time you’ll be sure to be blasting tunes all night long.

HOME: Mid-Century  Modern Mailbox

If you’ve always wanted to have your house renovated or possibly just spruce up the exterior, then we suggest that you start with your mailbox.

Designed by Greg Kelly, this mid-century piece is a match made in heaven for all you Youthquakers. Taking inspiration from the ‘50s and the ‘60s, this retro mailbox took Kelly months of research before he could develop it. He gathered all the best design elements from mid-century manufacturers back in the day and soon enough the ‘60s are upon us.

NAILS: Jonathan Simkhai spring 2016

Get yourself in the mood and begin with a manicure.

Tri-tone colored nails seem to be the talk of the town and its Morgan Taylor’s lead artist Gina Edwards who’s responsible for these coveted nails. Inspired by the juxtaposition of the scaffolding scene around the city and the softness of the country, Edwards married the idea of playfulness and toughness in this sought after manicure.

To get the look, begin with a base color that matches the natural color of your nails. A thin stroke of silver polish is then applied on the tips to mimic a French manicure and is finally finished off with a bold swipe of color around the cuticle line.












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