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Friday, 12 December 2014

Layering, lines, textures, weights, folds, drapery, volume.
Nude, to me, is a play-around shade.
Metaphorically, physically, literally.
Experimentation and open-mindedness seem to be the obvious ways to deal with it.
 From statement make up and oversized silhouettes, to new cuts and lengths and orthopaedic-looking shoes.

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Shop these looks here: ronnieangelpope 

Monday, 1 December 2014

December Mood Board

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Understated and androgynous are two key words that come to mind when styling items in a minimalist fashion. Structure is integral and architectural shapes should never go amiss. Despite their simplicity, these factors should never be overlooked or downplayed. 

Structured Trousers.

Wide trousers (iii)

Tailored trousers (I)

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  • Savile Row tailoring has a huge influence on every minimalist look. This longline waistcoat embodies the glamour of women in mens tailoring. Paired with leather slip ons or mules and simple accessories, a determined look, in pursuit of luxury, is born.
  • Pool slides, duster coats and Nike socks played came to the forefront of "alternative fashion" this summer. Despite this, I don't think that they should ever drop off of the radar. In all of their irony and awkwardness- they're fast on their way to becoming minimalist year-round staples. Add a fur collar and some white leather to texturise.
  • As of late, I've found that there's an terrible amount of boyish charm to be found in a pairing of trainers and tailored trousers. It's like introducing an Upper-East-Side squire to a high school sports-fiend... it totally shouldn't work, but oddly enough, I think it does.

Boyfriend Jeans.


  • There's a certain rock-glamour-Roxy-girl vibe about Kate Moss, and the way that long fur works with denim embodies just this. With sides of Chanel, structured leather, cat-eye glasses and coffee- boyfriend jeans make for the perfect off-duty staple.
  • Mayfair and denim can work together, when styled with camel coats and black polo necks. Play around with lengths, such as bringing turn-ups way above the ankle, and offsetting this with mannish footwear.
  • Acne sweaters and slouchy denim go hand-in-hand. Whether elevated by a platform boot or worn in a relaxed fashion, these are everyday-errand staples. 

Wide-Leg and Tailored Trousers.
Wide trousers (I)

Wide trousers (ii)
Wide trousers (iv)

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  • As touched upon in a past postneutral colours could help you along the way when experimenting with new shapes. Think loungewear luxe turned Grace Coddington. Add slip ons and try to minimise baggage for a statement everyday-comfort outfit.
  • Give into the temptation to over-compromise for the simplicity of a plain white T. Use the simplicity of the top half as an excuse to add copious amounts of volume to the bottom half, and wild sides of texture.
  • Stretch beyond the stereotypical "converse, jeans and sweater", by swapping tight denim for structured linen or silk. Raise the bar by coupling the look with a structured bag full of aesthetically pleasing essentials.
  • Beatnik staples of horn-rimmed glasses and berets no-longer need to be paired with black polo necks and skinny jeans to be part of "the uniform". Stretch further afield with black structured leather, pocketed knits and heavy jewellery and shoes. Carry nothing with you, but the air of nonchalance and jazz-funded-intellect.

Ciao for now,

Ronnie x

Friday, 14 November 2014

Diamonds and emeralds, enveloped in weighty gold have long been by signature pieces. I've seen the leaves flourish and then fall many times since I first began to wear the statement items that are now merely an extension of my own fingertips. I fell in love with these new chiming, heavy hands of mine, and never thought that I would experiment with other types of jewellery, until I found Nikki's pieces, of course.

As most of you will know by now, I've had experience working in the "bespoke" sphere. What makes these pieces so personal and beautiful is the fact that they're hand crafted out of precious metals, and made to size. For this reason,  Nikki's store is a store with integrity. Although each item is unique, it is just as beautiful as the next.

How I Style Silver Rings.

Masculine take on simplicity.

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Nikki Stark

In Detail

The process of selection from http://nikkistarkjewellery.co.uk was simple, and Nikki herself gave me some wonderful recommendations, and suggested some pieces that would compliment each other.
I didn't realise quite how essential these pieces are to any minimalist wardrobe. A visit to Nikki's site is a must-do!

I'm wearing:

Sterling Silver Band
Sterling Silver Skinny Hammered Ring
Sterling Silver Hammered Ring (in a heavier weight)

All pieces are made to my ring size.

Ciao for now,

Ronnie x

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Mood Board Of The Moment.

Oversized and structured coats, Céline hair tucks, polo neck sweaters, funnel necks, well-made sunglasses, canvas tote bags, precious metal jewellery, rich fabrics, slip on shoes, pashminas and cashmere scarves, throws and blankets.

Be earnest, be genuine. 
This season, I feel that it's time to ditch the pleather, acrylic wool, faux fur and man-made materials, and opt for the quality of the originals.
As much as I can applaud the high-street for emulating the cuts and styles of the high fashion world, there is no impact more powerful than that of high-quality material, which can only be sourced directly.

Pieces from the vintage market and exclusive or bespoke designers come into their element during the colder months.

Contrast is key:

mist vs. clean architecture 
high necks vs. shortened hair
dainty jewellery vs. masculine tailoring
big hair vs. minimal make up
skinny trousers vs. an oversized silhouette.

Playing with textures, proportions and weights adds a new dimension to any minimalist ensemble. 

Ciao for now, 

Ronnie x

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