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Tel Aviv is well known not just for its history, beaches, and sights, but also for its amazing nightlife – it truly is the city that never sleeps! From its restaurants, bars and pubs to its dance bars and clubs, the “scene” in the city is a beautiful one. Here are some ideas for what to wear when going out in Tel Aviv, especially on a date with a hot local!


This photoshoot was taken at the old railway station of Tel Aviv which was restored two years ago and is now a lively center of shopping, bars and restaurants.


For our dinner date to celebrate our successful blog partnership we chose Vicki Cristina, a beautiful tapas bar and restaurant (named after the movie) which was built around an enormous and beautiful ancient tree. We ordered some tuna tartar with guacamole and a cold seafood salad and of course, mojitos!


We chose outfits that complimented the spirit of the location – romantic and soft; we turned to layering in case it got chilly on this summer evening, and chose breathable fabrics and flowy cuts.


While you want to dress to impress on a date, it is also very important to feel comfortable and confident.

Rony wore a puffy crème and black chiffon blouse with black bows, which she wore on top of a gray ruffled cotton dress. Yes, it’s absolutely possible to turn your favorite dress into a skirt by wearing a blouse on top, and adds extra volume to the dress.
She completed the look with super amazing studded black moccasins, a denim grayish clutch with wooden handles and a black glasses necklace which give the outfit another twist!

 


I wore an envelope cotton navy skirt that I sewed by myself with a vintage sheer pleated top and a gray suit vest. I completed the look with red hot patent flats and a massive gold chain that made the outfit more surprising and interesting.


The layered look fits everyone and is very flattering in that it allows you to conceal parts you’re insecure about and show off parts of your body you are proud of! You can play around with your outfit by layering different pieces and achieve very interesting results!

 

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Have a wonderful night out!
Cheers!
V & R, What We Wear

Photos taken at Tel Aviv’s old railway station, “Hatahana”.

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720 degrees is a stunning installation which we visited at Jerusalem’s Israel Museum and just had to share with our readers. The installation was created by Ron Arad, a highly esteemed London-based Israeli architect and designer who has designed wonderful creations such as the “Well Tempered Chair” and the Holon Design Museum in Israel.

720 is an installation made of 5,600 silicon cords which are suspended eight meters in the air from a steel construction to form a sort of 360 degree screen. The silicon cords serve as a canvas upon which video art by video artists from around the world is projected. Some of the artists featured include Mat Collishaw, Ori Gersht, Christian Marclay, and David Shrigley.

The audience gets to enjoy the video art from different angles, from inside and around the 360 degree screen and through the silicon curtain. The result is absolutely awe-inspiring; each angle gives a bit of a different take on the video art and when standing close to the cords it seems like they transport little beams of light.

The installation is on display through September 5th and is highly recommended!

More information on the exhibit and tickets at http://www.english.imjnet.org.il/htmls/page_2949.aspx?c0=16276&bsp=12729
More on the intriguing designer and architect Ron Arad http://www.ronarad.co.uk/

Follow us for more exhibits, art, gallerys, and of course lots of fabulous fashion!

xoxo

V&R

Ladies and gentleman,

Big things are happening for What We Wear! Starting in the coming month, we are going to be contributing writers with our very own column on a very cool up and coming design website!

High Fives for Everyone is a website that features amazing photography and design by a very talented multitasker (who also happens to be a good friend), as well as features on some of the latest and coolest ideas and inventions in the world of design!

Here’s an interview we gave for the website, as a way of introducing us to the site’s audience:       What We Wear interview for High Fives for Everyone

Enjoy and follow the website for future updates from our column!

xoxo

V & R

Whether you won it in some contest, borrowed it from your boyfriend, or wore it only around the house, every T-shirt has a story, which makes them more sentimental than most items in your closet. Plus, T-shirts are some of the most comfortable clothes you could own; they require no effort, you just put them on and go. But can T-shirts be chic and stylish? Absolutely!

When worn with such feminine skirts, the T-shirts make the outfit cool and unexpected. Putting together an elegant item with a casual or athletic item makes the outfit more relaxed and cool and appropriate for almost any occasion.
Here are some of our favorite T-shirts and how we made them look chic:

Outfit 1: Mad as a hatter

Vera wore a Civilian army green sleeveless T-shirt with a form fitting black zippered skirt, cropped vest, gold link necklace and platform booties

I wore a print T-shirt with a vintage puffy skirt, link stretch belt, top hat and strappy high heeled sandals.

Outfit 2: Candy Colors

Vera wore a yellow printed Civilian T-shirt with a green wash denim skirt, studded belt, beaded necklace, and leather moccasins

A great way to dress up a T-shirt outfit is by wearing big bold accessories. We did so with our belts, shoes and eye catching jewelry.

I wore a printed fuchsia T-shirt (worn tied up) with a high waisted studded skirt, glasses necklace, zebra ring and studded canvas moccasins

Outfit 3: Play on Plaid

Vera wore a printed glitter T-shirt, plaid A-line skirt, orange leather belt, beaded necklace, and plaid peep toes

It’s a common and outdated cliché that different prints and clashing colors don’t go together. That cliché has been proven wrong, so don’t be afraid of mixing patterns and prints! Just make sure to keep some of the prints calmer to emphasize a certain item or piece of clothing.

I wore a light blue Civilian T-shirt, plaid high waisted skirt, leather studded belt, metal and plastic collar necklace, zebra ring, and strappy high heeled sandals


This is a fashion tip that is relevant to both ladies and gents: pick your favorite, coolest T-shirts and put them together with a more posh item from your wardrobe, add some bold accessories and voila, a look that’ll take you from day to evening!
In the words of fashion guru Tim Gunn, “make it work people!”

For more Civilian clothing visit http://www.civilian-clothing.com/

Coming up next: what to wear on a fabulous date, what to wear on a job interview and some of Tel Aviv’s must-sees!!
xoxo
Vera & Rony, What We Wear

Hey friends!

Besides being one of nature’s most amazing creations, the beach is also sandy, humid, windy, wet and has the most revealing lighting. Not exactly the ideal runway for a fashionista. We do love going to the beach though, especially when we live so close to some of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful beaches. Ladies and gentleman, the moment you’ve all been waiting for: We give you What We Wear, the bathing suit edition!!

Beach fashion is no less important than any other fashion, and is much more problematic. What works on the street won’t work on the beach. When you have sand all over you the last thing you want is clothing that’ll stick to your skin. We chose beach dresses in flowy breathable fabrics.

Vera’s first dress is a 100% cotton fuchsia mini dress which can be worn with or without a string belt. This dress can be worn in winter as well with leggings and a jacket. She completed the outfit with black flip flops, black and white straw hat and brownish Ray Bans.

The second dress Vera wore is the perfect beach dress: it’s 100% silk fuchsia dress with bows on the shoulders to adjust the straps. This piece is really flowy and feels like you have nothing on so it’s great for super hot weather. My first dress is a %100 cotton pale pink dress. What’s great about this dress is that it’s loose, especially around the sleeves so that there’s maximum breathing space, but can also be adjusted by drawstring if it feels too big. I completed the outfit with gold strap sandals, a men’s straw hat and leopard print sunglasses. The second dress I wore is actually a %100 chiffon purple tunic I bought in a bigger size and wear as a dress. This is a piece that can be worn outside the beach, it’s classy and a bit dressy and goes with just about anything! The bright color of the tunic brings out my tan and blonde hair. Our advice is to buy your beach dress a size bigger than you usually wear so that it stays loose and comfortable. Colors are the fun part to play with, we usually go for brightly colored pieces that are attention grabbing and won’t fade in the summer sun. Don’t forget that at the beach accessories can be kept to a minimum besides the essentials: sunglasses, hat, etc.

And to the most important beach wardrobe staples: The swimsuits!

Vera wore a red retro bra-like top with brown bottoms. The little skirt attached to the bottom gives the bikini a bit of a flattering twist. Vera’s bikini was put together by mixing pieces from different sets. We recommend mixing different tops and bottoms to make your swimsuit more interesting. Especially in today’s fashion where different colors, prints, cuts and styles are put together and mismatched. Everything goes! I also mixed a top and bottom from two separate bikinis to create an interesting mix of colors. Although I prefer to tan in a strapless bikini as it leaves no tan lines, the triangle cut is much more flattering, especially on girls with a bigger bust.

Remember, no one has a perfect body, even the skinniest supermodels have cellulite; it’s all a matter of finding the perfect cut swimsuit for your body, wearing a suit that suits your shape and wearing it with confidence. Don’t forget to drink lots of water and apply lots of sunscreen. Being healthy and protecting your skin is always in fashion!

Photos taken at Hilton beach, Tel Aviv.

xoxo

Rony and Vera

What We Wear was asked to cover Tel Aviv’s 2012 Ready to Wear Fair, and we were honored to oblige.
Ready to Wear is an annual fashion fair that presents Tel Aviv’s finest and most prominent names in clothing, jewelry, shoes, and accessories. The fair was open to the public this weekend and featured big names in design such as ‘Yosef’, cala, Liat Ginsburg and much more!

This fair features a special sales event, making unique designer clothes more accessible and affordable. This is part of the reason why we believe in this fair so much and were so thrilled to get the opportunity to write about it. We were impressed by all the fashions we saw, but here are some of our favorite labels featured at the fair:

Most innovative and fun: Lilla My Jewelry

This designer’s booth immediately caught our attention, what with the beautiful colors and unexpected mix of materials. The designer was quite attention grabbing herself, with her blue hair, amazing velvet hair tie and bag and jewelry (all self designed of course).

All the accessories are handmade and crafted from dolls, pieces of puzzles, rulers, and other bits and pieces that one wouldn’t normally consider an accessory.

Most “Us”: Ulla

We were drawn to this designer because it seemed everything on the racks was created especially for us; every single piece the designer showcased was exactly our taste!

The collection featured a beautiful mix of 20’s and 50’s dresses each given a modern touch. Each dress was completely unique and together the collection was a fete of colors, prints and textures.

Craftsmanship and materials: Beaucoup Beaucoup

We were very impressed and taken by the craftsmanship of the stitching and the beautiful materials at Beaucoup Beaucoup. The collection they offer is very minimalistic at first glance. However, each piece is made of another amazing fabric that is breathable and wearable and at the same time luxurious.

We couldn’t stop touching the clothes! We found that these pieces represent Tel Aviv fashion so well – seemingly simple at first yet have some incredibly unique quality to them.

The fair was very successful in that it offered such a variety of styles and fashions; there was something for everyone – on sale!

The event took place at ZOA House, which seemed the perfect setting. ZOA House has beautiful interior design, with an impressive spiral staircase, chandelier which gives the space very warm lighting, along with the natural lighting from the vast windows, and an intricate ceiling installation.

It was obviously important for us to dress to impress, here are our outfit choices:

Vera wore a paisley print skirt with a brown tank top, knit oversized cardigan, studded belt, metal mesh necklace, and metal adorned flats.

I showed my support for Israeli labels by wearing a wood and gold necklace by the amazing Israeli jewelry design duo Noritamy. I wore a rose print tank dress with an oversized print clutch and golden-toed flats.

Our top picks from Ready to Wear 2012:

Ulla http://www.ulla.co.il
Beaucoup Beaucoup http://readytowear.co.il/boko-boko/
Jul And Lilla My’s Studio (jewelry) http://www.facebook.com/lillamyjewelry
Jul And Lilla My’s Studio (clothing) http://www.facebook.com/jul.fashion.factory
Noritamy http://noritamy.com/

Ready to Wear’s website for more of the designers that participated in the fair http://readytowear.co.il

Photos taken at ZOA House, Tel Aviv

Follow us as we report from some more amazing fashion and design events!
Rony & Vera
Xx

Hello there fashion world!!

We don’t know if you noticed but belly shirts are so back! It’s funny how fashion recycles itself, back when we were in elementary school in the 90’s these shirts were huge and everybody wore them. Guess it’s time to get back to stomach crunches and sit ups!

It’s not just belly shirts that are coming back, lately it’s all about the 90’s: neon colors, ripped jeans, flannel shirts, sheer blouses, strappy dresses, chunky heels, hats, tied up shirts and so on. Just take some inspiration from some of MC Hammer’s old videos and you’ll get the picture 🙂 Kidding…

For this post we combined elements borrowed from the nineties with staple midriff bearing pieces and some pieces that are very right now. Here we show you that cropped tops can go day or night and can look cool, chic and even classy!ImageImage

For our day outfits we chose clothes cool enough to be seen in a recording studio (or in a Guitar Hero match). The musical instruments may not have been real but these outfits made us feel like true rock stars!

I wore a buttoned high waisted denim skirt with creamy lace vintage belly shirt and pale pink patent peep toe flats. The outfit felt a bit too calm for my taste so I spiced it up with neon accessories and lipstick that made me feel like a pop diva.ImageImageImageImageImageImage

Rony wore a curve hugging striped high waisted skirt with a print belly bearing T-Shirt and a nineties ponytail. Rony offset the retro look with open toe booties, gold and leather necklace and earrings, and lots of cool bangles.ImageImageImageImageImageImage

For our evening looks we chose tied up belly tops for outfits you could wear to a party as well as a chilled evening with friends.ImageImage

I wore an ethnic patterned maxi skirt with navy tied up belly shirt, pink stone necklace, and a majorly 90’s black hat.ImageImageImageImage

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Rony wore pleather shorts with a polka dot tied up top and a geometric drop necklace.ImageImageImageImageImage

We both wore T-strap high heels which are very big right now, to give the outfit a modern twist. The big statement necklaces we wore brought the attention to our necklines so that not all attention goes to the midriff. What’s great about matching the tops with high waisted pieces is that you can wear revealing tops without showing your belly at all. This way the tops are given a classy understated look.

As a conclusion the nineties are back big time but we still live in the 21st century. Remember to combine your 90’s pieces wisely and mildly!

Xx

Rony and Vera

Coming soon: Beachwear and what to wear on a hot date!!

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