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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!
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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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For the last in the series of exhibits we attended as part of the educational and inspiring Holon Fashion Week, we had the great pleasure of visiting world renowned Milliner Stephen Jones‘ hat exhibit.

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Mr. Jones is one of the most important milliners of the 20th and early 21st century. He has designed hats for the likes of Dior couture and Vivienne Westwood, as well as icons like Grace Jones, Diana Ross, Lady Gaga and Boy George. His designs have been exhibited at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum (more from the museum here), and was invited as a guest of Holon Fashion Week, to educate the local fashion community on iconic fashion-making.

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Photo courtesy of Holon Fashion Week.

The exhibit showcased a collection of some of Jones’ favorite hats, in varying materials and styles.

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We were really impressed with the craftsmanship and design behind the hats but what we loved the most was the humor and fun that Mr. Jones infuses into each and every single one of his hats. And that’s what fashion should be, no? Fun and never taking itself too seriously.

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Some of our favorites:
A matador inspired hat adorned with a silk flower, the perfect match between strong and bold and feminine and pretty.

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Oversized metal eyelashes.

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We wished there was more on display, Jones’ stunning creations left us craving more!

The exhibit was held at the Holon Design Museum which always houses intriguing design exhibits. You may remember this museum from the awe-inspiring Yohji Yamamoto exhibit we attended.

While we were there we decided to visit another exhibit, this one by Ron Arad, the industrial designer/architect who designed the museum itself.

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What’s so interesting about Ron Arad is that in everything he designs, whether it’s architecture, furniture, or art, he employs what we like to call “new age artisanship”.
Computer softwares and technologies are employed at every stage of the work process, from planning to design to implementation and production. This becomes very interesting with the different materials Arad uses, from metals to plastics to video projected onto silicon cables.

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Ron Arad furniture design

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Chairs made out of old car seats: The leather originals and a metal prototype.IMG_00411 IMG_00491 IMG_00451 IMG_00511

Gorgeous chaise made out of bent metal sheets. We wish we could take this home!

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Rony wore a feather print blouse with an oriental flower print maxi skirt, studded high heeled mary janes, Marni for H&M necklace, and leather oversized clutch.

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More intriguing Holon Fashion Week exhibits here and here.

Coming up next: the extravagant events of Tel Aviv fashion week, up close and personal with some of the designers we’re most inspired by, and our favorite fall/winter fashions!!
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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.

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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.

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White dress by designer Dorin Frankfurt, with painting and installation by artist Yoav Hirsh: the perfect “marriage” between fashion and artIMG_93312

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Another recent fashion graduate, Mayan Levi Alentek, exhibited hand-knit watermelon heels, very humorously named “kitchen wear”.

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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.

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Rony wore a bustier blouse, pinstriped skort, cage heels, layered rhinestone necklaces, and a vintage Chanel bag.

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The exhibit was held at an amazing gallery, a beautiful space with a gorgeous garden.

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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!

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More fashion parties, events, and of course amazing designs coming soon on the blog! Follow us on facebook, twitter, and instagram!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The exhibit went further to discuss the possibility of jewelry becoming a game or a toy rather than just an object of aesthetics.

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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.

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More fashion exhibits coming up next, stay tuned on our blog, facebook, twitter, and instagram!

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V & R

Sheer clothing is so hot right now! What we love about this trend is how versatile it is: it can have a romantic, delicate look, it can go more sexy and bold and it can also be totally right as office wear! It’s all a matter of layering the fabric and putting together the outfit.

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Vera wore a dotted sheer fuchsia blouse over a camisole with sheer overlay shorts, strappy wedges, and a gold and lavender rope necklace.

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Rony wore a sheer patterned button down blouse with a blue high waisted skirt, leopard print high heeled mary janes, multicolored drop necklace, ear cuff earrings and big cocktail rings.

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Both of us rocked one of our favorite hot accessories of the moment – the see through clutch. Vera chose a neon yellow version and Rony a clear one.

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The funnest thing about summer is that you can get away with wearing and mixing almost any colors! If you’re not comfortable with wearing bright colors in your clothes, incorporate them into your accessories as we did: Vera’s purple necklace and neon yellow purse and Rony’s multicolored necklace and bright orange ring.

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One rule of thumb we always like to follow is to either reveal on the upper body or to reveal on the lower body, never both. With this trend we feel it is especially true, so that the outfit doesn’t become too over the top. And if you decide to go bold and show some skin, don’t forget to wear your best under garments!

More ideas on how to wear sheer pieces here!

Photos taken at Green Gallery, Shfayim.

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xoxo
V & R

Happy Thursday fellow fashionistas, it’s almost the weekend!
Being the girly girls we are, we love to offset our girly outfits with masculine pieces! Some of our favorites, especially in colder months, are blazers. What’s better in the midst of winter grayness than jackets that are colorful and attention-grabbing?!

Colorful blazers
Bright colored jackets are a bit more casual, which allows you to dress down a very dressy outfit and make it more day to day ready.

Here are some of our favorite colorful blazers:

Vera wore a bright green corduroy blazer with a cream dotted sheer blouse, denim button down skirt, gray tights, brogues, layers of silver jewelry and an oversized frog ring.

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Vera’s blazer has a very Victorian feel, which nicely offsets her outfit’s retro and modern accents.

Green blazer Polka dots Corduroy and Denim Leather brogues

Rony wore a blue cropped blazer with a bright pink patterned cardigan, studded A-lined mini dress, print blue tights, leopard print platforms and lots of big rings.

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Another way of wearing Rony’s outfit is by adding a waist cinching belt – making the look less loose and more put together.

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Rony’s jacket is very light so layering allows her to wear it in all seasons.

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Photos taken at Lev Ha’ir Quarter and Chelouche Gallery, Tel Aviv.

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Have more ideas on how to wear bright colorful jackets? Share them with us!
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V & R

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