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As architects, there’s nothing that inspires us more than an open plaza overlooking the city’s buildings – the square shapes, the different proportions, the geometries. As fashionistas, there’s nothing we love more than mixing prints and wearing things our own way.

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Geometric prints have ruled the fashion scene for the past couple seasons and show no sign of slowing down. Whether it was checkered dresses at Vuitton or rhombus print suits at Prada, this trend is everywhere you look! We particularly loved the pop art qualities of the lavish prints and decided to paint a picture of our own:

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Rony wore an Escher-esque print puffy sleeved dress with a checkered Prada bag, studded moccasins and lots of big and bold geometric jewelry.

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Quick fix up for a bad hair day: tie your hair up in a tight ponytail and braid it for a look that is chic, classy and pulled together.

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Vera wore a Lichtenstein-esque star printed cut out tunic with red high waisted trousers, black blazer, big and bold geometric silver jewelry, leopard print glasses and studded flats.

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Vera’s tunic is so versatile – it can be worn as a dress or tucked in as a blouse and can be casual or office ready with a fitted blazer.

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The ultimate city girl isn’t afraid to wear attention-grabbing bold prints and stop traffic!

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Photos taken at the Millennium Building Plaza, Tel Aviv.

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xoxo
V & R

Happy Monday everyone!

We like to lead a healthy lifestyle, we eat healthy and take care of our figures by exercising regularly. We try not to compromise our style, and stay fashionable even while sweating at the gym. If we make an effort to infuse fashion into our sportswear why not do the opposite as well: infuse comfort into our fashion wear! We did so by turning some of our favorite sportswear items into chic wardrobe staples that can be worn just about anywhere!

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Sportswear and ready to wear have been mixing a lot recently, from designer collaborations at the big athletic clothes brands (case in point Stella McCartney for Adidas), to sneakers that sport the trendiest prints and colors. What’s not to love about a trend that doesn’t only look good but is also so easily wearable, flattering and comfortable!

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Rony wore vintage pink running shorts with a striped button down blouse, gray oversized jacket and beige and pink flats.

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Rony’s super short shorts look great with oversized items on top, so as not to reveal too much skin.

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Vera’s look is ready to tackle a long day at the office.

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Photos taken at Cinematec, Tel Aviv.

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Wishing you all a wonderful week,
Xx
V & R

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We’ve posted about our love for vintage clothes many times and we often wonder what it is about vintage that lures us in so much. We think it must be the fantasy and the romantic aura of vintage pieces, that makes us feel like we’re playing a part in an old Hollywood movie.

A similar effect we’ve grown obsessed with lately are ethnic prints. April is the month of international concepts of style! How do we know? Pick up any of the latest issues of fashion magazines and immerse yourself in a sea of beautiful prints and cuts with traditional wear vibes.

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Miss Vogue Paris, April 2013

Clothes can often make you feel like you’re living in a fantasy of your own making; maybe that’s why we love them so much! The trick is not letting the “role” turn into a full on costume. Ethnic prints should therefore be worn intelligently, and why not make the outfit more interesting by throwing in inspirations from around the world?!

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Vera wore an authentic Chinese gold and green blazer with a white buttoned down shirt, dark skinny jeans, golden toe flats, a gold and rope necklace and a frog ring.

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Vera’s gorgeous blazer with its bold colors and intricate detailing is so attention grabbing that the rest of the outfit can be kept more minimalistic.

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A white shirt and dark jeans make this outfit office ready.

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Rony wore an Eastern European-inspired patterned dress, South American-inspired wool poncho cardigan, 70’s inspired heels, studded and patterned cuffs and a vintage gold necklace.

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Mixing different prints both in Rony’s accessories and clothes made her outfit unique and interesting.

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Wearing Rony’s dress with a knit pullover rather than a jacket or blazer dresses it down and makes it more day to day ready.

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Even a plain white T Shirt can go amazingly well with that poncho that you got from Peru and never dared to wear!

We want to see your favorite ethnic outfits, share them on our facebook page! Follow us on twitter and on instagram for the latest fashion, trends and for some amazing art and design!

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Photos taken at Tzemach Garden, Tel Aviv.

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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.

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

Go wide and don’t forget to like us on facebook and to follow us on twitter and Instagram!

xx
V & R

What We Wear was honored to attend the opening of international artist Grimanesa Amoros’ exhibit at Tel Aviv’s Litvak gallery.

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The exhibit, titled Light Between the Islands, consists of installations of “islands” of bubble forms of various sizes with varying drawings imprinted on them.

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The bubbles are arranged in modular units and layers scattered around the space with changing light scenes achieved by LED lighting that deeply change the feeling of each island of bubbles – from solid forms that seem to permanently occupy the space to floating ethereal bubbles. The reflective concrete floor of the gallery intensified the visual effects.

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Visitors of the exhibit took an active part in it, walking around the islands and creating their own shadows in the space and changing their own appearance as the lighting changed.

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Vera at the exhibit

Vera under the exhibit’s dramatic lighting
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Rony admiring the art

We absolutely loved Amoros’ exquisite work and the play on lights and shadows and prints on different forms. The rhythmic organization of the forms in the space truly made us feel as if we were walking on dark water between islands of magical light.

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The exhibit is currently on display at Litvak Gallery, a gallery with special focus on glass art. Litvak gallery has featured international glass artists such as Dale Chihuly, Howard Ben Tre and Vaclav Cigler, as well as other world renowned artists.

Vera at Litvak Gallery

Vera at Litvak Gallery

An additional exhibit on display at the gallery was Czechoslovakian artist Vaclav Cigler’s Spheres, part of his exhibit Light and Space. Cigler’s exhibit features geometric forms made from cut solid optical glass of various transparency and translucency.

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What we always find interesting in these exhibits is how each visitor has their own take and perspective on the art. As fashion bloggers who have been disciplined in architecture, we saw the forms as beautiful jewels nesting on beautiful architectural structures.

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Fashion imitates Art

Present at the opening were international artists such as Amoros herself and Israeli London-based designer/architect Ron Arad, whose works we have reported on in past posts.

To achieve classy looks we both chose modern LBDs for this opening. Here’s what we wore:
Vera wore a strapless bow tied taffeta dress with a leather jacket, black high heeled mary-janes, and print tights. Vera accessorized with gorgeous jewelry by one of our favorite local jewelry designers, Ariversa.

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Rony wore a studded collar dress with a black cardigan, black tights and studded slipper flats. Rony accessorized with an oversized studded cream clutch and gold cuffs.

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For more on Litvak Gallery visit the English website or the Hebrew website.
For more on artist Grimanesa Amoros visit her website.

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xoxo
V&R

Hello ladies!
What could be better than a day to celebrate love?!
Valentine’s Day is The opportunity to flaunt your most romantic clothes, put on nice makeup and enjoy a night out with your loved ones – whether it be a “significant other”, a lover, family, or good friends!

Here are some ideas for different outfits to suit different kinds of Valentine’s Day celebrations:

Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day outfits

Valentine's Day outfits

For a laid back yet romantic dinner, movie night or a lovely stroll through the park Vera wore layers of gentle flowy fabrics and light colors:

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Vera wore an asymmetrical cut chiffon cream skirt with a long striped tee and a cropped knit sweater, dark tights and high heeled booties.

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Vera’s outfit is chilled and comfortable and gives a very effortless and relaxed vibe. She wore a gold chain necklace to make the outfit less conservative.

Balloons day! Knit sweater and gold chain Layers of cream and gold High heeled booties

For a more formal dinner date and after drinks Rony chose an attention-grabbing form fitting dress in a bright color:

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Rony wore a magenta textured mini dress with an open back. She wore camel high heeled pumps and matching tights to create a long leg effect, and accessorized with big cocktail rings and gold earrings.

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Rony’s outfit is fit to impress on a Valentine’s date.

Gold earrings and ponytail Oversized cocktail rings Oversized cocktail rings Low back Brown pumps and tights
What are you wearing this Valentine’s Day? Share your looks on our facebook page! Don’t forget to follow us on twitter and instagram for more insta-chic!

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Romantic setting

Love!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!!
xoxo
V&R

Happy anniversary to our blog! What We Wear is a year old, and what a year it has been!!

What started from an idea of posting random pictures of our daily outfits here and there became an amazing worldwide fashion community! It all happened thanks to you, our amazing followers and readers! All the support gave us the motivation to build up a platform of fashion for “real people”, which expanded with forays into art, design, travel and culture all through our personal point of view.

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How it all started!

We may attempt to pose like we’re gracing the pages of Vogue, but we never take ourselves too seriously. For this very special Blogaversary post we decided to share with you the “behind the scenes”, some of the funniest and most awkward moments from some of our posts over the past year:

Flower Children

We have so much fun we tend to forget ourselves; the camera can keep rolling and rolling.. More from this post here.

Blue Jeans

We try to reinvent posing. Vera: Horse face is the new duck face! More from Blue Jeans here.

Summer sunshine in a Winter Wonderland

Tongues are The Thing in our post Summer Sunshine in a Winter Wonderland

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Balloons do wonders for your hair!Makeup Your Mind

We too have to brave the elements: sun in our eyes and wind in our face in Makeup your Mind

Fashion Playground

We don’t always look graceful in high heels. Rony’s high heeled platforms sinking in the sand in our post Fashion Playground.

Hitchcock Heroines

We get really silly. Vera gets a bit too into the horror movie theme in Hitchcock Heroines

Hot Pants!

We pay for buying cheap! Vera in Hot Pants

Who runs the World? Girls!

We get really possessive. “That’s my necklace! No, mine!” 

Midriff Barers

We can somehow magically switch haircolor. Vera being the blonde: “Wait, what..??”

Color Blocking

We are afraid of big bad monsters. Rony: “OMG is that a bee?!”

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We’re great at multitasking, even while shooting our post Midriff Barers. Uber-fashionable pool cleaner anyone?

The Skirt Chronicles

We get really really tired. Rony takes a nap while shooting The Skirt Chronicles ZzzzZZZzzZzzzz.

But in all seriousness, our blog has given us an “excuse” to visit and document some of the most wonderful sites Tel Aviv has to offer.

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Rony at Tel Aviv’s Habima Theater, designed by architect Ram Karmi, in our post Cut it Out

…and attend some exclusive fashion events.

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Fashion presentation we attended during Tel Aviv Fashion Week. Photo courtesy of Societe Perrier

And at the end of the day we always have fun because we are, afterall, best friends!

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Having a silly moment while shooting our post Casual Glam

This is the perfect opportunity to thank everyone who has supported us over the past year: our friends and families, those who allowed us to style them, those who allowed us to photograph them, the photographers and collaborators, the city of Tel Aviv and Israel in general for being the perfect backdrop, and most of all our amazing readers!

So what’s coming up next you ask? A lot of fashion of course, more cooperative work with the most amazing local designers, soon to come our own fashion column in a popular British website, full coverage of the local fashion events, more Street Style stars, personal styling tips and much more!

Getting Inspired

With hopes of delivering amazing content in the future,
For more What We Wear visit our facebook page, follow our twitter and our instagram!

Rony Shapira and Vera Watts

love always,
V & R

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