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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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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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Getting high on accessories at Tel Aviv’s Accessory Market EventIMG_78062

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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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Hello lovely fashionistas and fashionistos,

We hope you are enjoying your holiday season! Next week is New Years Eve and we plan on starting the new year in style. In the following days leading up to December 31st we will be posting styling ideas for what to wear to a fabulous New Years Eve party, dinner with friends, and any other celebration you may have planned.

Holiday Sparkle

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Rony wore a sequined crop top, high waisted harem trousers, studded leather jacket, high heeled ankle boots and a coach bag. This is an edgy, sexy look perfect for a cool holiday party. Style your hair up in a ponytail and rock minimalistic accessories to complete the look.

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season,
xoxo
V & R

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If you’re a follower of our blog you may have noticed that we love street art. We find it very inspirational and meaningful, at times more than art displayed in museums.

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Mural by Dana Decktor.

From an urban perspective, street art is a way in which people can contribute to a cityscape and can express themselves anonymously (or not) for all of the world to see.

While sometimes graffiti can be perceived as sort of scribbles that do nothing but mar public space, it can have really beautiful graphic qualities: from typography to color and composition, street art is at times the freest form of art and expression out there.

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Nitzan Mintz mural – a study in Hebrew typography.

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For all these reasons, we were thrilled to find out about The Seventh Floor, a street art exhibit held at Tel Aviv’s central bus station, where about a thousand square meters of walls are now covered with art by local artists and artists from abroad.

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Some of the art is colorful, some is aggressive and in-your-face and some has a very clear agenda.

Artist Natalie Mandel used the loose cables coming out of the walls along with old phone chargers to create a sort of vine spanning the ceiling, creating a juxtaposition between something from nature and an industrial polluted bus station.

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IMG_89971 IMG_62432An addition to this piece were huge grasshoppers built out of old scraps of metal.

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“If only we can find the language of peace we could live together and forever as one” by Murielle Cohen.

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We loved the graphic qualities of this piece, made out of yarn, by artist Maya Gelfman.

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“Batman can’t save you.” Quite moving work by Zak Shiff.

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Beautiful Japanese culture-inspired art by Melbourne graffiti artist Haha.

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Stunning murals incorporating pasted newspaper and paint by illustrator Marian Boo.

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An impressive abstract mural by illustrator and animator Dioz.

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A piece by interactive artist Debi Oulu encouraging passersby to “do art”.

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Murals by Utro and Ross Plazma.

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Cute creatures creeping on the telephone by Adi Sened.

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Trapped in the wall. Work by Holy Era.

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Amazing color combination and Greek-mythology graphics by &BE&.

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A piece by illustrator Zivink.

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Very threatening mural by Shell Uno.

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Pieces by Ori Gami and Alice Mizrachi.

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Urban decay by German graffiti artist Markus.

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One of our favorites by Lavi>Safam Boards.

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The fact that this exhibit was held at the central bus station is meaningful in itself. Regretfully, this is an under-maintained, run down, awful building. The presence of the art almost makes up for the lack of design in the place, because at least the old and decrepit walls are being used for a good cause. The notion that public buildings that thousands of people pass through in a given day could be used as “rental space” for free art is a very exciting one!

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What’s amazing though, is how people take this kind of art for granted and don’t even give it a second glance. We noticed that many people walked by completely oblivious, and only started to notice the writing on the walls (pun very much intended) when they saw us taking pictures.

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Rony wore a Made by Lilamist graphic crop top with a vintage pleated midi skirt, peep toe heels, leather clutch, wood printed sunglasses and layered gold pendant necklaces.

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Follow us as we report from more events surrounding Holon Fashion Week!

More photography of Tel Aviv street art here.
More photography of Barcelona street art here.
More photography of London street art here.

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xoxo
V & R

We once heard an urban legend about a drug operation burning outside the city of Barcelona, leaving the addictive drug fumes to be dispersed in the air across the city. Another version of this story is a Coca field burning outside the city, dispersing the Coca seeds in the air, giving everyone in the city a mysterious “high”. While these may very well be nothing but silly myths, there is without a doubt something very addictive about the city of Barcelona!

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Whether it’s the people, the food and drink, the atmosphere or the beautiful sights, we fell in love with this city. Here are some of our travel notes and recommendations.

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One of the most distinctly beautiful things about Barcelona is its architecture. Each building has its style – whether it’s art nouveau, art deco, or gothic architecture – old architecture sits alongside modern one and many buildings are decorated with street art. The architecture varies from one quarter of the city to the next and no two buildings are the same.

Santa Caterina Market, Gothic Quarter.

Gothic Quarter

It’s intriguing to see how the scenery changes so dramatically when entering the Barri Gòtic, or Gothic Quarter. The buildings here are much older, it is apparent that they have serious heritage, the streets are narrow and irregular and the boulangeries are to die for!

Neo-Gothic architecture at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross of Saint Eulalia.

We recommend visiting the Barri Gòtic Picasso museum, both for its beautiful architecture and for the art collection that tells the story of Picasso’s development as an artist.

Courtyard of the Picasso museum.

If modern art is what you’re after, visit MACBA, Barcelona’s museum of contemporary art which was designed by American architect Richard Meier.

The museum is located in El Raval, a neighborhood that used to be crime-infested but has in recent years become safe and hip. This area is covered in beautiful street art and cute little cafes and boutiques.

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El Raval street art.

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Gaudi

From Parc Guell to Casa Batllo, architect Antoni Gaudi designed some of the city’s most beautiful architecture.

Casa Batllo.

Organic forms at Casa Milà.

Park Güell.

The Segrada Familia, a UNESCO world heritage site, is particularly awe-inspiring.

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As architects we can appreciate the grueling work that went into the level of detail and craftsmanship; the building truly is a masterpiece. However, one doesn’t have to be an architect, religious, or Christian, to experience the exciting beauty and enlightenment of the place.

The building seems to be under never-ending construction (Gaudi passed before the project was complete), which is understandable as not even modern technology can compare to Gaudi’s level of talent and creativity.

Although the lines for tickets and entry into the church are insane, we felt they were worth it! The Segrada Familia is inspiring, unexpected and spectacular.

Montjuic

Home to the botanical gardens, the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC), Joan Miro museum and the site of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, this green hill offers the perfect locations for a picnic and beautiful views of the city.

Montjuic sclupture gardens.

We loved walking around the gardens and sitting on the stairs of the MNAC and taking in the view with a nice mojito.

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC).
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Mojito at the Museu.

Music

If you’re in the mood for some authentic Catalan music, the Palau de la Musica Catalana’s concerts are a must visit! The building is beautiful as well, quintessential art nouveau on the inside and the traditional facade was given a glass exterior.

Food

When it comes to the local cuisine, the most important advice we could impart is to steer away from tourist traps! Those are most commonly found across La Rambla, the main boulevard leading to Barcelona’s port; these eateries are not only overpriced but also aren’t a good representation of the amazing Spanish and Catalan cuisine.

Our favorite places were the tiny tapas restaurants and cafes in the Gothic Quarter, and the more chic ones along Passeig de Gracia, which is a very chic shopping area as well. A great dish to try out is the traditional paella.

Qu Qu Tapas bar on Passeig de Gracia.

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Sangria and tapas for lunch.

Another great idea for tasting an assortment of Barcelona delicacies is lunch at the Mercat de la Boqueria, the city’s biggest market, located on La Rambla. One can “hop” between the different stands and taste fresh cheeses, pastries and meat.

There’s plenty to try for dessert as well!

Shopping

When in Spain, shop like the Spaniards! Spain is home to some of our favorite affordable retailers: Zara, Mango, Pull and Bear, Bershka. These stores can be found on nearly every street corner. Another local favorite that we just had to visit is the cool Desigual.
Our favorite shopping spots though are the cute little local boutiques selling unique designs by local designers.

Monjuic has local artisan shops with unique jewelry and home decorations.

A very Gaudian ring from one of Montjuic’s artisan shops.

Outside the city

If you’re looking to leave the city and explore the area, we recommend visiting Monserrat hill and Monserrat monastery, a beautiful monk mountain retreat about one hour northwest of Barcelona.

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Another intriguing destination is the Salvadore Dali museum and theatre in Figueras, north of the city.

Our biggest recommendation, like in every big city, is to just walk around, explore and take everything in and “get lost” every once in a while. That is the best way to discover the city’s hidden gems, the ones that no travel guides can reveal! And if you do actually get lost, the locals are absolutely lovely.

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Street performers on Portal de L’Angel.

What to wear
This time of year Barcelona has the perfect warm, yet breezy weather. We love walking around in flowy, easy breezy dresses and skirts, comfortable flats and a bag just big enough to hold a camera.

Loose fitting studded dress, golden-toed flats and Ray Bans.

Loose fitting checkered maxi dress and quilted leather flats.

If you’re more comfortable traveling in pants, colorful vibrant pieces and bold accessories will do the trick.


For evening we like to wear pretty cocktail dresses and big colorful jewelry that match the city’s vibrant energy.

Seafood paella and oversized jewelry.

What are your favorite European cities to visit? Share your travel experiences on our facebook page! For more travel highlights and photos follow our twitter and instagram!

xoxo
V & R

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This week’s pick is a photo we took while modeling for designer Adi Ashur in the post Belles of the Ball in Tel Aviv’s Florentine neighborhood. Many of the walls in this neighborhood are covered with paintings that take graffiti to a whole new level of street art. We found this wall painting particularly moving and clever, with the Braille writing and the figure’s deep expression.

Florentine neighborhood is home to many locksmith, wood and artist workshops so we find it so beautiful that the very buildings serve as canvas for street artists to express themselves!

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Have a lovely weekend,
xoxo
V & R

We may not be professional photographers but we are pretty proud of our photography skills! Here we will share with you some of our favorite photos from our instagram page, many of which were taken on the locations of our fashion photoshoots!

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Our pick of the week is a photo we took while visiting Tel Aviv’s Museum of Art’s new addition which was designed by American architect Preston Scott Cohen. Pictured is the intriguing interior space and play on light the architect created. We love how the concrete structure appears to be paper origami!

This museum was the location of our photoshoot for the post Shades of Gray.

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Have a lovely weekend!

xoxo
V&R

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