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.
Playing with black and white textures and patterns in Black and White and Patterned
Rocking colorful blazers in Blazer Yourselves
Getting color happy in I Scream Colors
Some rules are meant to be broken. Mixing denims in Jean on Jean
Ready for combat in G.I. Jane
Artsy at Tel Aviv’s Cinematec in Blue and White and Patriotic all Over
Mixing romantic vintage with edgy modern pieces in Modern Vintage
Getting inspired by cultures around the world in International Concepts of Style
Mixing sportswear with our Ready to Wear in Without Breaking a Sweat
Proving that you don’t have to break the bank to look fabulous in Cheap and Chic
See through blouses and see through clutches in Sheer Transparency
Putting together sexy dresses with fun T-Shirts in The New Party Dress
Redefining The Suit in Well Suited
Making office wear comfort wear in Working Girls
Pants are never boring in Pants Party
Getting inspired by urban architecture in Urban Geometries
Letting our inner wild animals shine in Animal Instinct
Playing with our favorite tropical prints in Tropical Urbanity
Keeping warm in some of our favorite capes in Little Red Riding Hoods
Channeling timeless classic Annie Hall in Tomboys
Welcoming Spring early and playing with flirty florals in Spring Awakening
As you probably already know, we love mixing prints and piling on the accessories!
Pattern mixing in Layers of Fall
Faux fur and statement jewelry in Little Red Riding Hoods
Gold, studs and patterns in Let’s go to the Beach Each
Mixing flower prints and oversized cocktail rings in Flower Power
Pattern mixing in Mad as a Hatter
Mixing prints and textures with bold colorful jewelry in Spring Awakening
This year we got to collaborate with some amazing designers:
Visiting Hagar Satat’s studio in Inside the Designer’s Studio
Modeling stunning jewelry by Liat Ginzburg in A Ginzburg Wonderland
Modeling for inspiring designer Adi Ashur in Black Swans
And attended some fabulous fashion events and exhibits:
Getting high on accessories at Tel Aviv’s Accessory Market Event
Taking in the stunning art at the opening of Grimanesa Amoros’ exhibit
Luxury shopping and celeb sightings at Tel Aviv’s Fashion Night Out event
Cool designer finds at Tel Aviv’s T:Market event
Beautiful street art at The Seventh Floor street art exhibit
Behind-the-scenes peek into the design process of fabulous shoe designers Couple Of
An exhibit all about fashion and love
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.
First signs of pregnancy in Let’s go to the Beach Each
Growing belly in Flower Power
Showing off her pregnancy in Animal Instinct
Fabulous layering in Layers of Fall
Pregnant humor: dressing up as a pregnant nun for our Halloween post
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!!
Here’s to another fabulous and fashionable year!
Check out last year’s blogaversary post!
V & R
The countdown to New Years Eve on What We Wear continues with chic styling ideas for your celebrations! This time an outfit suited for a more elegant dinner or party, with styling ideas taken from Old Hollywood starlets.
Rony wore a print strapless tulle-lined cocktail dress with classy silver jewelry and black pumps. This dress is classy, chic, and elegant and has enough statement on its own so doesn’t require much accessorizing.
Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and a very happy new year!
V & R
On the 2nd-3rd of January 2014, Israel will be launching the second annual Small Businesses Day. This is an initiative encouraging people to support and shop at small businesses with the intent of helping these businesses flourish and significantly increasing their sales. Businesses that participate in this initiative get significant exposure to potential clients which allows them to offer special sales and promotions. The consumers are then encouraged to buy more at these businesses, and everyone is happy! In addition, on this occasion businesses have the opportunity to win a business promotion package and even to win 30,000 NIS to help launch their business (More details about these business opportunities here).
As two women who always prefer shopping for unique pieces in small boutiques and local designers, we are more than happy to support this initiative. For this occasion we decided to post about one of our favorite small businesses, AriVersa Jewelry.
AriVersa, by his real name Arie, designs and hand makes unique and sophisticated jewelry out of gold, silver and precious stones. Arie’s studio and workshop are based in his home and most of his clients hear about him through word of mouth and through jewelry workshop experts.
Besides being a great designer, Arie specializes in unique stone inlaying and setting techniques and has impressive craftsmanship abilities that have brought a lot of attention to his work.
We first encountered Arie’s work as students in design school; many jewelry design students came to Arie for guidance and mentorship in their studies.
This is one designer who was not educated in design, he comes from a background in Engineering and a health issue made it very difficult to continue his work as an Engineer.
In his search for hobbies and new interests to keep himself occupied he came across a beginners’ jewelry making course, and the rest is history.
He loved learning about the craftsmanship behind the design and developed his skills further and further until he was ready to open his own studio and share his talent with the world.
Arie’s pieces are very diverse, from hi-tech modern jewelry to classic style pieces. He is inspired by everything around him, from nature to urban life to creating precious jewelry that women can incorporate into their everyday lives. Like a true engineer, he always tries to invent new methods of working the materials and experiments with new technologies of jewelry making.
This is what drew us to Arie’s work; he is so technically skilled and his work is so accurate that he is nearly unmatched in his field.
His clients know that any piece they purchase will be created with the finest materials and in the highest quality.
You may remember Arie’s jewelry from a previous post we published, where we used the lavish jewels to create luxe looks!
For more ArieVersa jewelry visit his blog here.
On January second to third we all shop at small businesses to help support them, don’t forget!
Small Businesses Day webpage here.
V & R
When getting dressed in winter the first priority is to keep warm. Well, our first priority is to manage to stay fashionable while keeping warm. Therefore, our number one must have item in cold weather is a fabulous sweater!
Both of us hardly have time for shopping, which is why we love online shopping! We recently discovered Everbuying.com, an awesome online shopping website which has a wonderful selection of chic and warm sweaters to choose from, as well as any other winter must haves you may be looking for. The best part of this website is that their fashionable merchandise comes in very low prices and free shipping! Now that’s our kind of fuss free shopping experience!
Christmas is right around the corner; every year the holiday season brings with it fabulous knits with adorable motifs, from the heart print to animal patterns. The thing about these cutesy sweaters is that we feel the need to dress them up so that we can wear them everywhere, from the office to the weekend. A great way to do so is by layering them and piling on the accessories.
Rony dressed up the sweater by wearing it over a patterned tunic, leggings, thigh high boots, a statement Perspex and stones necklace and big rings.
Vera made her adorable hearts print sweater more sophisticated by layering it over a polo shirtdress and putting it together with a silk scarf, knit tights and brown flats.
We like our sweaters a bit oversized so that they can be piled over shirts and dresses for a chic layered look. More ideas on how to style oversized sweaters here.
Wishing you all a wonderful week and a wonderful holiday season!
V & R
We love being girls and we love being girly girls and dressing the part! We can also, however, really appreciate a sexy masculine look.
While we’ve explored the masculine power dressing before – see post here and here – this time we decided to unleash our inner bad boys, with a little biker chic, a lot of classic Black+White and a whole lot of winter must haves!
Our inspiration for this post was Diane Keaton’s effortless elegance as Annie Hall in Woody Allen’s 1977 film.
Photo courtesy of imdb.com.
Vera wore a button down white blouse and black leggings, patterned knit vest, black hat, masculine leather moccasins, and layered chain necklaces.
***Pregnancy styling tip*** When pregnant, all you want to wear are leggings, but that doesn’t mean you have to look like you’re going to the gym! Style up your leggings with a nice blouse, cardigan, and lots of fabulous accessories.
Rony wore a white button down blouse and pleather shorts over tights, embroidered vintage vest, wide brimmed hat, leather ankle boots and layered necklaces.
***Styling tip*** Wearing a high waisted cut and black tights makes your legs look super long and sexy!
Hats are very big right now and are the perfect way to add a bit of a hip twist to your outfit.
In motion: We always try to deliver great content that is more than just fashion. Here’s our little attempt at artistic fashion phototgraphy.
Photos taken at a Tel Aviv parking lot.
Wishing you all a wonderful week!
V & R
Capes were all the rage in the fall collections, and for good reason; what’s more fun than feeling like storybook heroines while braving the rain and the cold?!
We decided to give capes a go in one of our favorite colors – Red. Red is a very powerful, feminine, eye-catching color; exactly the kind of mood lifting color we need for those dreary cold winter days!
Rony wore a hooded Urban Outfitters cape with an Asos faux fur stole.
Under the cozy coverup she wore a button down feather print blouse, print skirt, rhinestones necklace, earrings, rings and cuff, and Steve Madden velvet peep toe wedges.
Rony’s faux fur and piles of accessories made this outfit lavish and fit to impress.
Vera wore a knit turtleneck cape.
Under her cozy coverup she wore an asymmetrical top, velvet leggings, blush red flats and a gold geometric necklace.
The great thing about Vera’s cape is its versatility: it can be worn as a cape or a scarf and create different looks.
Velvet is coming back in a big way this season. We suggest wearing little touches of velvet here and there for a cool wintery effect.
One of our fun joys in life is makeup. We love playing around with it as much as we love playing with our outfits. Being the busy girls we are, our makeup routine is usually very basic. We recently received a wonderful gift: the book Makeup is Art by the Academy of Freelance Makeup, a book filled with amazing ideas and inspirations. We decided to take this opportunity and really get inspired and explore looks we don’t usually wear.
Vera went for earthly tones of brown, gold and light pink. These are the perfect makeup colors for fall and they beautifully compliment her red cape.
Rony decided to mix colors and went for turquoise and antique pink on her eyes and bright pink on her lips. These colors bring out Rony’s brown eyes and give her outfit an edgy flair.
Along with the fabulous book, we also received a massive package of Joy treats (oh the perks of being fashion bloggers). Joy treats are a new product launched and manufactured by Strauss Group, an international food and beverage company based in Israel.
The idea behind “Joy” is to give consumers just that – a big joy they can enjoy for breakfast, on their break at work, or when they get home from a busy and exhausting day. The treats come in awesome flavors (our favorite is the chocolate with coconut bits) which include fruit chunks and chocolate sprinkles and other delicacies.
Strauss also launched a Joy %0 fat treat so we can enjoy all that chocolaty taste without feeling guilty.
Photos taken at Cinematec, Tel Aviv.
V & R
This week’s pick was actually taken when we were Architecture students in design university, but is still relevant and continues to inspire us today.
It’s so gray outside and the sun is barely showing itself. All this grayness is definitely effecting our moods so there’s nothing better than flashing some color in our outfits!
As students, and to this day, we love wearing colorful tights to brighten up our cold weather outfits!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
V & R
Holon fashion week is going at full force and after visiting intriguing jewelry and shoe design exhibits, up next on our busy schedules was New Love: an exhibit featuring the concept “new love”, as seen and expressed by fashion people, artists, photographers, and designers.
Tamar Karavan, the stylist and fashion photographer curator of the exhibit, said that she chose artists and designers to feature in the exhibit who all share the same sentiment; that “new love” is something that gives you a “high” of happiness, euphoria and curiosity and at the same time makes you apprehensive and unsure.
One of Karavan’s pieces were featured in the exhibit as well: A one-piece bathing suit where the stitching is a medical drawing of the heart with its arteries and blood canals, and by it a photo of Tamar Karavan, modeling the bathing suit.
Another beautiful and inspired piece was a dress made out of paper by young designer Odelia Arnold, as inspired by poetry written by famed stylist Mayan Goldman.
Our favorite piece in this exhibit was Fontaine de Sang (French for Fountain of Blood), a stunning hand-sewn silk couture piece with a bleeding heart. This piece was designed by Mor Kfir, who recently graduated with a degree in fashion design.
Another recent fashion graduate, Mayan Levi Alentek, exhibited hand-knit watermelon heels, very humorously named “kitchen wear”.
We’re sure we’ll see a lot more from these two creative minds in the future.
Vera wore a layered midi skirt, striped top, silver chain necklaces, red ballerina flats, black tote and knit cardigan.
Rony wore a bustier blouse, pinstriped skort, cage heels, layered rhinestone necklaces, and a vintage Chanel bag.
The exhibit was held at an amazing gallery, a beautiful space with a gorgeous garden.
This gallery is very aptly named The Farm, it is a bit of rural land in the middle of the city. While the place was a bit hard to find, it was definitely worth our efforts!
V & R
Hello fellow fashion enthusiasts!
Fashion weeks from all over the world are filling up our schedules and all the fashion websites we come across. The Israeli fashion weeks won’t disappoint either, from the more conceptual fashion week in Holon to the fashion extravaganza in Tel Aviv! We bring you reports with the inside scoop!
Fashion Week is a very exciting time because, other than runway shows and celeb sightings, each city hosting fashion week also opens a series of fashion and design exhibits for all the public to enjoy. These amazing exhibits show a new and different look into the Israeli fashion industry.
We attended From Sketch to Shoe, a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the design process that goes into the creation of shoes at fashion house Couple Of, one of the most unique shoe-makers in Israel.
The exhibit featured beautiful illustrations that designers Shelly Satat and Eilon Combor develop and perfect as part of designing their “perfect shoe” – one that is both unique and functional, and the technology used to create the final product – CAD tools and laser cutting.
The exhibit was held at Holon Institute of Technology, one of the best design schools in the country, where the courtyards are decorated with innovative projects.
One of our favorites: a garden chair made out of old CD’s, bringing together recycling, design and innovation.
From Jewel to Practicality
Our next stop was an amazing jewelry exhibit inspired by puzzle games. The exhibit was divided into four groups of puzzle games, each group exhibiting different variations of jewelry styles.
The idea behind the designs is simple yet very sophisticated and allowed designer Yael Fridman to create beautiful pieces that any girl would love to wear.
The exhibit went further to discuss the possibility of jewelry becoming a game or a toy rather than just an object of aesthetics.
Fridman’s jewels were designed and developed using computer technology and 3D printing machines both during the research process and while creating the final product. This was intriguing to us because, much like in the field of architecture, computed aided production and manufacturing is the way of the future and is sure to change how we think and create as designers.
V & R