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Happy Monday loves!

This past weekend we visited a beautiful and inspiring fashion exhibit and had to share some photos and thoughts with you!

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The exhibit took place at the Holon Design Museum, you may recognize the name from previous exhibits we visited, such as Stephen Jones’ fabulous hats exhibit, or Yohji Yamamoto’s amazing exhibit.IMG_29281 IMG_29301 IMG_29371 IMG_29691

Every item on display was crafted out of recycled plastic bottles. The designer said the exhibit addresses relevant social and cultural issues – “The 21st century is a time of uncertainty in terms of population overgrowth and a depletion of resources. While fashion and trends are temporary, designers must think of the long run.” Miyake’s way of deleopment and innovation is producing clothes that will have long term usage.

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Miyake’s designs were inspired by and crafted with techniques taken from Origami, an ancient craft from his native Japan.

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Rony wore a print kaftan dress with orange ankle boots and a leather satchel.

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What are some of your favorite designers and what exhibits have you visited recently? Share on our facebook page!

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead!
xoxo
V & R

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Picasso said that “The purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls”.
We couldn’t agree more; we can get so caught up in our day to day lives that we sometimes need to get away from it all and find art to be a perfect form of escape. Art allows our minds and imaginations to wonder and go wild. It gives us inspiration and new ideas.

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Last weekend we visited It is and it isn’t, an exhibit by American artist Nick Kuszyk at Saga, a modern art gallery in Jaffa. Kuszyk, aka RRobots, became well known for his colorful robot-themed street art which has now become a gorgeous part of New York City’s urban landscape.

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While we loved Kuszyk’s robots and other adorable creatures, we were really taken with the geometric and architectural turn his art has taken.

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We loved the colors the artist uses in his work and how the graphic qualities made the paintings look three dimensional.

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All this was especially beautiful and powerful when set against the gallery’s heavy exposed concrete architectural style.

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We’d love to see your favorite artists and styles, share them on our facebook page!
xoxo
V & R

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If you’ve been following us, you already how much we love to travel, see and explore. Like the Coco Chanel quote in our blog’s header says, we believe that fashion is in everything. Throughout the history of design, designers got inspired by nature, by world heritage, and by their surroundings. So here’s a glimpse of what inspires us.
Our latest travel destination was England, we traveled the country from north to south, and here we will share with you some of our favorite places and travel memoirs.
First stop: Canterbury, Kent.
Beany house

Beany house

Beany house

Beany house

Beany house

Beany house

Beany house

Beany house

Street art

Street art

One of Canterburys secret parks

One of Canterbury’s secret parks

Second stop: Stratford Upon Avon.
Dream houses  along the Avon river

Dream houses along the Avon River

Dream houses  along the Avon river

Dream houses along the Avon River

Vera Shakespeare

Vera Shakespeare

Third stop: Oxford
Mommy Chic

Mommy Chic

The Ashmolean

The Ashmolean

Natural history museum

Natural History Museum

Natural history museum

Natural History Museum

Natural history museum

Natural History Museum

Natural history museum

Natural History Museum

Denver, Veras new pet

Denver, Vera’s new pet

Science museum

Science Museum

Fourth: London
Victoria & Albert museum

Victoria & Albert Museum

Greenwich market

Greenwich market

Serpentine gallery

Serpentine Gallery

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Bit of rain

Greenwich village

Greenwich village

Queens house

Queen’s house

Painted hall

Painted hall

Queens house

Queen’s house

Queens house

Queen’s house

Maritime museum

Maritime Museum

Maritime museum

Maritime Museum

Victoria & Albert museum

Victoria & Albert Museum

Maritime museum

Maritime Museum

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Victoria & Albert Museum

Victoria & Albert museum

Victoria & Albert Museum

Victoria & Albert museum

Victoria & Albert Museum

Victoria & Albert museum

Victoria & Albert Museum

Victoria & Albert museum

Victoria & Albert Museum

Victoria & Albert museum

Victoria & Albert Museum

Victoria & Albert museum

Victoria & Albert Museum

Victoria & Albert museum

Victoria & Albert Museum

Victoria & Albert museum

Victoria & Albert Museum

Victoria & Albert museum

Victoria & Albert Museum

Victoria & Albert museum

Victoria & Albert Museum

Fifth: Seven Oaks, Dover and Hever.

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Dover

Hever garden

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Hever garden

Hever garden

Hever castle

Hever castle

Hever garden

Hever garden

What are your favorite travel destinations? Share them on our facebook page!
xoxo
V & R
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This weekend marked Tel Aviv’s annual T-Market event, a fashion event that celebrates local young talents in design. Although the central idea behind this event started as a T-shirt market, it has expanded beyond and now features clothes, accessories, shoes, bags and even art, as well as cool live music and cheap booze.

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The whole layout of the event had a very market place feel, which we loved. It made the atmosphere cool and laid back and allowed the designers to get really creative with their displays. Not to mention that the designs on display were sold at (almost) market prices. The sales were insane and we just couldn’t resist. The accessible prices and fun young atmosphere made this a kind of fashion event for the masses.

Here are some of our favorite designs:
Shani Jacobi‘s interesting geometric jewelry incorporates leather, gold and Swarovski crystals for a look that is sure to make a statement.

IMG_23271 IMG_23281Rony picked out Jacobi’s minimalistic gold rings.

T-Market sold amazing clutches in just about every color, size and texture.

IMG_23301 IMG_23311 Rony picked out an oversized wicker clutch.

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Punchaos is a jewelry and accessories label with girly and retro designs. It is clear that designers Jessica and Yuval love to experiment with material and color and the results are beautiful.

IMG_23171 IMG_23161 IMG_23191We love seeing how designer Odelia gets better and better each time we see her designs. Her beautiful nature-inspired display caught our attention and we loved the designer’s new rings collection.

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Sackpack had a very chic adult version of that sack pack we used to have as kids, in various materials, textures and colors.

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One of the coolest displays by far were by Dima Gorbachev, who had his super cool T-Shirts taped to the walls.

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Natalie Motlis, the designer behind jewelry label Lilla My, is one that never fails to make us feel a serious sugar rush because her designs are so sweet and creative.

IMG_23641You may remember the label from this post and this post. From the adorable creatures adorning her jewelry (bulldogs, kitties, fish, rocking horses and many more) to the unique pieces they are made of, to the gorgeous display, Lilla My is always a treat!

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Rony wore a houndstooth print crop top with high waisted long shorts, peep toe bow pumps, blue and orange clutch, colorful necklace from Madrid and hair tie.

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IMG_23563Rony and her T-Market haul.

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Stay fabulous lovely readers!
xoxo
V & R

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A revised version of bingo helps you plan your outfits!

Transitioning to a new season is always tough, especially for people who live and breathe fashion. New seasons mean new trends to keep up with, new items of clothing to invest in, and new outfits to plan; It can get pretty overwhelming. Luckily, BooHoo.com has come up with a little game of Wardrobe Bingo to help with all that hard work.

It might seem like bingo has no place in the fashion world, being the drab, boring game that senior citizens play in stuffy bingo halls, but the game seems to have sprouted a sense of fashion in recent years. Not only have the most fashionable people of the world started to take up the game (case in point Kate Moss and Catherine Zeta-Jones, unashamed lovers of bingo), but the game itself has started blooming into a colorful experience.

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Not your average game of bingo at RebelBingo.com

No longer confined to calling out numbers in boxes, bingo has also seen powerups in the form of Greek, Roman and Egyptian gods in Bingogodz, and wild bingo competitions in Rebel Bingo. BooHoo.com has taken bingo further into the fashion world by creating a simple game that allows the stylish to make full use of their bursting wardrobes.

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The principles of Wardrobe Bingo are simple: gather five items that fall under the following categories: tops, bottoms, shoes, and accessories, and label each item with a number from 1-5. Participants then pick a random number for each category, put on all the corresponding clothing items, and take a photo of the final outfit.

As spring approaches, now is the perfect time to start looking for some of the key pieces that will make up your wardrobe. A quick edit through BooHoo.com’s Wardrobe Bingo can help you plan what items of clothing to invest in next, especially when working on a budget. To play, grab a bingo card template off the internet (or create one yourself — just a 5×5 grid on a piece of cardboard), and mark each row as Tops, Bottoms, Shoes and Accessories, and each column with a number from 1-5. In each box, take down a key Spring 2014 trend that corresponds to the clothing group.

Here are some of our favorite trends to rock this season, courtesy of Elle.com:

For tops, off the shoulder shirts and dresses are all the rage this coming season.

Color: Orange is the new black, and pinks are perfect for spring.

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Orange dress, shoes, and makeup at DKNY.

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Pink trousers for a full day of chic at Karen Walker.

Flowers always bloom in spring.

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Romantic florals at Rebecca Taylor. More ideas on how to wear florals here and here.

We love fierce and lavish gem embellishments.

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Beautiful bejeweled Kenzo top.

For bottoms:

Crisp wide white trousers were seen on all the hottest runways.

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Geomteric and minimalist cuts and prints rule this season.

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Gorgeous prints and cuts at Edun.

Metallics make a strong statement.

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Metallic from head to toe at Tory Burch.

Board shorts are effortless and chic.

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For shoes:

Curved heels are the newest rage in shoe trends.

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Walter Steiger printed curved heel pumps.

Pumps and high heels worn with socks. This trend is fun and bold, don’t be afraid to mix colors!

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Mules (that’s right, the mules are making a serious comeback this spring), and for comfort look to skater shoes, as seen on uber fashionista Jourdan Dunn.

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For accessories, our favorites of the spring collections were the big, bold, colorful, and DIY-inspired pieces.

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Funky sunglasses at Prabal Gurung.

Now before you go out on a shopping spree, roll the dice for each clothing group, and take note of the corresponding trend. For example, rolling a 3 for bottoms means you’re going out on a quest to find the perfect board shorts, and a 5 for accessories will send you on a lookout for bright gems. When you roll a 6, pick out your trend of choice from the list.

Boohoo Wardrobe Bingo with Phlossy Roxx

Happy hunting!

xoxo
V & R

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What We Wear is two years old and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate with you, our amazing readers!

On this joyous occasion we decided to share with you some of our favorite outfits from our past year in blogging.

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Playing with black and white textures and patterns in Black and White and Patterned IMG_62642

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Rocking colorful blazers in Blazer Yourselves529791_349228275185829_1601457305_n
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Getting color happy in I Scream Colors
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Some rules are meant to be broken. Mixing denims in Jean on JeanIMG_64571 IMG_4698

Ready for combat in G.I. Jane
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Artsy at Tel Aviv’s Cinematec in Blue and White and Patriotic all Over644427_364635213645135_328332730_n

Mixing romantic vintage with edgy modern pieces in Modern VintageIMG_69232

Getting inspired by cultures around the world in International Concepts of Style
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Mixing sportswear with our Ready to Wear in Without Breaking a Sweat165411_378402005601789_2028991266_n6780f5eab71e11e28faf22000a1f99f9_7

Proving that you don’t have to break the bank to look fabulous in Cheap and ChicIMG_73332 IMG_81462

See through blouses and see through clutches in Sheer TransparencyIMG_78951 IMG_79562

Putting together sexy dresses with fun T-Shirts in The New Party Dressd7d6249ad8bc11e2b61c22000a9f4de7_7 1052663_399986800109976_214833824_o

Redefining The Suit in Well Suited1048973_399984226776900_1064421188_o IMG_6097

Making office wear comfort wear in Working GirlsIMG_86251 IMG_86061

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Pants are never boring in Pants PartyIMG_73632

Getting inspired by urban architecture in Urban GeometriesIMG_6092

Letting our inner wild animals shine in Animal InstinctIMG_6199

Playing with our favorite tropical prints in Tropical UrbanityIMG_08461

Keeping warm in some of our favorite capes in Little Red Riding HoodsIMG_07501IMG_64601 IMG_09561

Channeling timeless classic Annie Hall in TomboysIMG_09671 IMG_14481

Welcoming Spring early and playing with flirty florals in Spring AwakeningIMG_6662

As you probably already know, we love mixing prints and piling on the accessories!

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Pattern mixing in Layers of FallIMG_08351

Faux fur and statement jewelry in Little Red Riding HoodsIMG_84641

Gold, studs and patterns in Let’s go to the Beach EachIMG_93061

Mixing flower prints and oversized cocktail rings in Flower PowerIMG_00694

Pattern mixing in Mad as a HatterIMG_13811

Mixing prints and textures with bold colorful jewelry in Spring AwakeningIMG_6657

This year we got to collaborate with some amazing designers:

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Visiting Hagar Satat’s studio in Inside the Designer’s StudioIMG_80681 IMG_03892

Modeling stunning jewelry by Liat Ginzburg in A Ginzburg WonderlandIMG_01142 IMG_02251 IMG_6357

Modeling for inspiring designer Adi Ashur in Black SwansIMG_96801 IMG_96341

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And attended some fabulous fashion events and exhibits:

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Taking in the stunning art at the opening of Grimanesa Amoros’ exhibit IMG_60292

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Luxury shopping and celeb sightings at Tel Aviv’s Fashion Night Out eventIMG_94905

Cool designer finds at Tel Aviv’s T:Market eventIMG_94931 IMG_89163

Beautiful street art at The Seventh Floor street art exhibitIMG_89722 IMG_93862

Behind-the-scenes peek into the design process of fabulous shoe designers Couple OfIMG_6135

An exhibit all about fashion and love
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Exhibit featuring designs by legendary milliner Stephen Jones

This year was very meaningful for both of us, but especially for Vera, whose pregnancy was documented on the blog. It’s not easy to be a fashionista while pregnant but Vera never gave up her style.

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First signs of pregnancy in Let’s go to the Beach EachIMG_92831

Growing belly in Flower PowerIMG_91662

Showing off her pregnancy in Animal InstinctIMG_06251

Fabulous layering in Layers of FallIMG_63271

Pregnant humor: dressing up as a pregnant nun for our Halloween postIMG_13681

Post pregnancy style in Spring Awakening

Thank you so much everybody for your endless support, for reading, “liking” and commenting on our posts here and on our various social media sites and mostly for inspiring us! The most amazing thing about the internet is getting to know people from around the world, that has truly been a pleasure!

And the most amazing gift we could’ve received: A fashion illustration of us by the amazingly talented katybabyart! Thank you for this wonderful gift!!

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Here’s to another fabulous and fashionable year!

Check out last year’s blogaversary post!

love always,
V & R

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Happy friday ladies and gents! Man are we happy it’s the weekend!!

After the hard and stressful week we had, all we feel like is putting on our most fabulous dancing shoes and going out for a girls’ night out on the town!

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This week’s pick was taken at a gallery opening we attended as part of Tel Aviv Fashion Night Out event. The gallery featured an exhibit by contemporary artist Eran Shakine whose pieces were very much fashion-forward.

Case in Point: painting of John Galliano modeling his own creations!
Wishing you all a wonderful, restful and happy weekend!
xoxo
V & R

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