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There’s something very sexy about a powerful, strong woman; one that can look out for herself and doesn’t need a man to protect her: a modern G.I Jane who can take on a military uniform as easily as she can a dress and stilettos.

We’ve already posted about how amazing the uniform trend is this season, whether it’s denim or prints. This time we went military gear in honor of one of the hottest trends of the season. It seems the army trend is always there, ready to attack; it defies seasons and is perfect for any kind of style.

Military outfits

As two girls who served in the Israel Defense Forces, we know how to work with a uniform and its color palette! The military trend is not just about camouflaged pieces but also khaki, olive green and even whites!

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Rony wore an olive green dress with a Sergeant Pepper cropped denim jacket, waist cinching belt, gold and rope choker, studded moccasins and a beret.

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Rony’s beret adds a French twist to the outfit and the moccasins, while extremely comfortable, add a tough-yet-chic twist. French beret Gold choker necklace Cropped jacket and feminine dress Studded moccasins

Vera wore an olive green maxi skirt with a sparkly graphic T-Shirt, camouflaged jacket, sparkly cuff and studded flats.

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Vera’s top gives the outfit a very cool and modern look and her cuff gives a surprising pop of color to the whole outfit.

Tough as nails camouflage Army green, silver, and purple Mixing lengths and prints Studded flats

Both these looks are sexy but in different ways that show off our personalities and different styles.

Military gear

Photos taken at Ya’akov Garden, Tel Aviv.

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V&R

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Last night Jews around the world held Seder night, the celebration of the eve of Passover, a holiday commemorating the Jewish people’s deliverance from slavery in Egypt all those many years ago.

We celebrated with our families, rejoiced, drank and of course ate lots of delicious foods! Here’s what we chose to wear on this special occasion:

Vera wore a blue frock with lace detailing and red bow pumps.

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Rony wore a strapless layered zebra print dress with peep toe pumps.

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Rony's holiday style

Both our dresses were so attention grabbing and unique in their own right that they required very little accessorizing; we both kept the jewelry to a minimum.

Wishing you all a wonderful Passover, happy Easter and a beautiful spring ahead!
love always, xoxo
V&R

Wide clothes and loose items were very big in the 1970’s to the 1980’s and made a serious statement about how femininity can be interpreted and how fashion could be worn. All of a sudden, chic could be comfortable! As an ode to our revolutionary sisters who back then made changes for all of us and for generations to come, this post is all about going wide and playing with proportions.

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Wide pieces can be used to conceal body parts you are not so confident about and can allow you to draw attention to what you do feel like showing off. While the overall loose outfit worked for the hippies, we are big believers in creating contrast in an outfit – wide top with slim trousers or slimming top with wide trousers. This keeps the outfit flattering and practical.

Vera wore camel wide leg trousers with a rose patterned turtleneck and two-toned camel kitten heels. 

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The wide lower part of the outfit made Vera’s upper body look very slim and toned and the wide trousers made her legs look very long.

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Vera’s look is very 70’s inspired office wear and is the perfect mix of presentable work outfit and comfort.

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Rony wore a vintage sailor cropped blouse with black legging and black and white Oxfords.

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Wearing an oversized top allows Rony to wear leggings without looking like she was on the way to the gym and keeps the outfit from looking too tight or revealing while at the same time showing off Rony’s toned physique. IMG_64331

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These outfits got us through a day at the office and after the photoshoot we strolled through the streets for the whole rest of the day. We felt completely comfortable and at ease!

Tel Aviv Living – Hashoftim St.
This quiet and charming street is populated by minimalistic apartment buildings separated from the street by beautiful gardens. Each building has its barrier of bushes and shrubs which allows for privacy, a noise buffer and green space.

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We loved the architecture of this particular group of buildings – minimalistic and open, allowing the outside to blend into the building’s lobby.

IMG_64181The play on geometries was a nice background to our play on proportions.

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So really, proportions aren’t just in clothing and fashion but in architecture and design as well!

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V & R

Happy weekend darlings!

The uniform trend is oh so hot this season!  Camouflage, military and of course the ultimate day to day uniform, denim.

There must be something about denim; other than the LBD it is the only classic we can think of that never fades from the fashion scene and is always relevant. When put together with other pieces, denim is usually the simplest and most comfortable item to wear. However, mixing denim items can get tricky, and has even been considered a faux pas. We beg to differ.

In light of the current fashion outlook of making trends personal, mixing and matching and going against the wave, we propose doing it your own way and having no reservations!  Here we (attempt to) prove that a full on denim uniform is so right and so right now.

Full on denim outfits Jean on Jean

Rony wore a denim button down blouse with a denim heart print skirt, jean jacket, lavender tights, bright yellow bag, brown bow flats and a rope and gold necklace.

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Rope and gold and denim
Triple denim Denim blouse and skirt Hearts print

Lavender and brown

Vera wore a denim button down blouse, denim skirt, jean belt, and studded jean jacket with black tights and red ballerina flats.

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Studs and denim Studs on jean on denim Blouse and skirt triple denim Red flatsWe wish there was a tip or word of advice on how to mix denim “right”, but there was nothing specific we did to put these outfits together; we just tried a few options and kept the ones that felt right.

The best tip we could give is one that we always find relevant: wear what makes you feel amazing!

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This photoshoot is the opening to a new series we are launching: Tel Aviv living.
While we love and can really appreciate the fetes of architecture the city has to offer, and love shooting them for our posts – Case in point Shades of Gray which was shot at Tel Aviv’s Art Museum – we love discovering hidden urban gems. In every city we visit around the world we love discovering its true essence and true personality. We are often more drawn to the residential sites rather than to the tourist sites and always try to learn how the true “city people” live.

Tel Aviv Living – Yehuda Halevi
This street showcases an eclectic mix of old and renovated buildings. The building we chose for the shoot is eclectic in itself – a mix of classical columns, oriental bricks and arches, a minimalistic façade, and adorned with modern graffiti.

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The main façade of the building has a garden that, while being overly neglected, is intriguing in itself with its huge ancient trees that provide shade for the entire building.

City Garden

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Photos taken at Yehuda Halevi st. Tel Aviv.

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V&R

Hello fashion darlings!

Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, and many other huge designers all sent their models down the runway in black and white and proved once again that classy is never boring.

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Black and white patterned pieces were huge this season, and continue to rule the fashion forecast as spring approaches; the infinite colors of elegance are back in a new way!

Black and White outfits

This trend leaves so much room for mixing and matching and twisting! From Vera’s cape to Rony’s necklace, to Rony’s T-Shirt tunic, to Vera’s purse to Rony’s quilt bag, we were definitely texture happy!

Black and White outfitsVera wore a color blocked black and white frock with an oversized vintage black and white African-patterned cape, pleather leggings, gray pumps, gold chain necklace and a black and gold checkered purse. 

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Vera’s purse, whose print is reminiscent of 20’s glamour, somehow goes perfectly with her more ethnic inspired cape; the prints complement each other and the different textures give a new twist to the outfit.
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Burj, Binyamina

Black and White outfits

Black and White patterns

Rony wore a black and white print T-shirt tunic, pleather shorts, leather jacket, red tights, and accessorized with platform booties, hair bow, layered weave necklace, and a vintage British flag quilt bag.

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Rony’s print tunic can be worn over the shorts for a more street smarts look, or tucked in a la Blair Waldorf.

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Mix of prints and textures

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leather jacket and shorts Red tights with black booties

 

IMG_62642For this photoshoot we left the city in favor of greener pastures. We may have been attacked by several (hundreds) mosquitos but we think the results are worth it!
Photos taken at Burj, Binyamina.

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Photoshoot in rural Binyamina

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V&R

Rony recently returned from an amazing trip to South America. Here she shares some of her travel diaries from three main destinations – Ecuador, Galapagos and Peru.

Ecuador Highlands

Ecuador is home to the Andes mountain range, which includes some of the tallest active volcanoes in the world.

Quilotoa Volcano lake

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Cotopaxi Volcano

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What to wear
Horseback riding gear while riding horses through the mountains: traditional poncho and chaps.

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Amazon rainforest

Comprising more than half of the world’s remaining rainforest, the Amazon rainforest is home to an incredible variety of animals, trees and plants that seemingly only exist in fairy tales.

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What to wear

Wear your jungle pants and lots of insect repellent to keep from getting bitten by the hundreds of species of insects!

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Canopy walk above the forest
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Quito

Being a city girl at heart, Rony was of course drawn to Ecuador’s capital, Quito, and its rich culture, history and architecture.

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Galapagos

Made famous by Charles Darwin’s studies and consequent theory of evolution, this archipelago is well known for its diversity of endemic species and how well preserved the wildlife is.

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What to wear

Always have your wetsuit at the ready in order to explore the incredible wildlife under the sea, such as dolphins, penguins and the world’s biggest sea tortoises who just swim by you as if you were another fish!

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Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru

The sacred valley of the Incas in Peru spans from mountaintops to beautiful valleys in rural Peru and includes some of the most important sites in the history of the ancient Inca Empire.

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The Incan archeological sites are absolutely awe-inspiring in their locations and in how architecturally advanced the Incans were in such ancient times. IMG_36851 IMG_37041

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What to wear

Explore the valley and the mountains in your most comfortable clothes and get ready to do some serious hiking! Don’t forget to bring your sunglasses and apply lots of sunscreen, at +3000 km altitude radiation can get pretty intense!

Rony at Machu Picchu

Cusco

To young Israelis travelling in South America, Cusco is Peru’s Tel Aviv. The city is rich with history, culture, explorers from around the world and a vivacious scene.

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At times the city seems very modern, but it’s never a surprise to run into a llama walking down the street.

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From a fashion and textile design standpoint, it was intriguing to see the indigenous women’s traditional clothing and how they hand dye and weave their clothes using different natural materials.

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We highly recommend visiting, and very much look forward to exploring the rest of South America’s countries in the future!

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V&R

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