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August is coming to an end this week and soon the weather will start to cool down and fall will arrive. Where we are it’s too hot to even start thinking about a fall wardrobe so we like to take advantage of this time before the seasons change and wear some of our favorite summer trends and staple items.

1. Tropical prints: These colorful prints are summery and fun and will always remind us of our favorite tropical get away. They can be worn during colder months with tights and a darker palette.

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2. Sea-inspired fashion: We could live at the beach and love fashions that reminds us of the sea. More ideas on how to wear sea-inspired and nautical fashion here.

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3. Gladiator sandals: The gladiators in their many versions have ruled the sandals scene in the past several summer seasons. Both practical and chic for the hot and humid summer months, our prediction is that the gladiators are not going anywhere anytime soon!

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4. Cropped tops: While this is a trend that isn’t for everyone and isn’t so easily wearable, we absolutely love it for day and night. The crop top can go retro and romantic with a high-waisted midi skirt or sleek chic with wide legged trousers. Our little bit of advice is: don’t show your belly button and don’t wear the crop top with anything tight on bottom; no one wants to look like a 90’s teeny bopper!

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5. Oversized, colorful jewelry: The fashion world has been taken over by lavish statement making jewelry. Our favorite designer is Liat Ginzburg; she makes unique one of a kind creations that can go with anything from jeans and a T-shirt to cocktail dresses.

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6. Fancy slipper flats: The pointy slipper flats are so elegant and sexy that we would wear them for evening as well!

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Rony wore a backless cropped top with tropical print high waisted shorts, Liat Ginzburg necklace, yellow clutch, and pointy-toed slipper flats.

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Vera wore a tropical flower print dress with a thin plaited belt, seashells necklace, and metallic gladiator sandals.

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As much as we love the hustle and bustle of the city, there’s no better surprise than finding a gorgeous garden with a fish pond to get away to! This little urban jungle not far from our offices  allows us to get away for a bit and take a break from our busy schedules.

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Photos taken at Kiryat Sefer Garden, Tel Aviv.

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Have a wonderful last week of August everyone!
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V & R

Hello fellow busy fashionistas of the world!

Our favorite kind of fashion consists of clothes that are not only chic but also comfortable and wearable; Clothes that are flattering without having to skip a meal and practical throughout a busy day. We introduce the item of the season: The slouchy trousers!

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These pants meet all the aforementioned categories and also come in gorgeous prints you can mix and match for a unique look. These are great pants to transition into fall season with: Practical and breathable.

Vera wore colorful flower print trousers with a white T-Shirt, studded moccasins, piled silver necklaces and geometric drop earrings.

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**Styling Tip** Casual Fridays at the office are a great opportunity to wear your favorite comfortable T-Shirts and flats!

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Rony wore black and white print trousers, embroidered peplum top, multicolored satchel, peach slingbacks, and a rope and beads necklace.

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**Styling Tip** Just because you’re stuck in an office all day doesn’t mean your outfit should be boring. Another way of spicing things up is with your nail polish! Rony chose attention-grabbing bright blue!

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Since these trousers are loose and oversized, we recommend wearing something more form fitting on top, for a slim look.

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Startup Nation
Israel is known worldwide for its success in high-tech development and business. The country is ranked 3rd in the region and 38th worldwide on the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index, as well as in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report. It has the second-largest number of startup companies in the world (after the United States) and the largest number of NASDAQ-listed companies outside North America. That’s quite impressive for a country with a population of 8 million!

The Israeli economy was ranked as the world’s most durable economy in the face of crises, and was also ranked first in the rate of research and development center investments. Israel is well known for its innovation and development of cutting-edge technologies. For example, it is a leading country in the development of solar energy and water conservation. Some Israeli startups invented products that billions worldwide can’t live without. Case in point: Waze, the GPS application that has become a household name.

What this means for local architects like us is that more and more office towers are getting built to house all those creative minds. Innovation is apparent in the architecture as well: modern high-technology designed, ecological buildings are being built all over the city.
Photos taken at Millenium Building Plaza, Tel Aviv.

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More comfortable trousers for the office here. And here.

We would love to see how you put together an innovative office outfit! Share your ideas with us on our facebook page, twitter, or on instagram!

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xoxo
V & R

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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V & R

Affordable fashion is everything that this blog stands for! Being chic and wearing the latest styles and trends doesn’t necessarily mean you have to max out your credit card.

Affordable retailers are getting increasingly popular around the world, and more and more designers are realizing their market appeal and collaborate with these retailers on ready to wear collections: Alber Elbaz and Donatella Versace for H&M, Jason Wu for Target, Mary Katrantzou for Topshop, etc.

Even red carpet fashion is changing in this direction and more and more celebrities dare to wear affordable dresses to big Hollywood events. Nicole Richie, for example, wore a gorgeous Topshop dress to the 2013 MET Gala.

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We love browsing through thrift shops and flea markets for bargains, Sometimes the least expensive pieces are also the most unique ones.

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Vera’s outfit:

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Denim skirt: $9, TNT, sheer mint top: $6, Bezalel market Tel Aviv, gold-toed flats: $12, Gali, long knit cardigan: $12, Primark.
Vera upgraded the look with lots of gold jewelry by Ariversa.

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Rony’s outfit:

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Romper: $15, Vest: from grandma’s closet, hat: $9, flea market in Quito, Ecuador, Sunglasses: $5, Camden market, London England, leopard print booties: $25, Forever 21, bangles: 1$ each, Jaffa flea market.

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When looking for your next knockout outfit don’t be bashful and dare to browse even thrift shops and flea markets. Once you wear the look right and upgrade it with lots of fabulous accessories, no one will be able to guess how much it cost!

Photos taken at Lev Ha’ir Quarter, Tel Aviv.
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V & R

There’s something very sexy about a powerful, strong woman; one that can look out for herself and doesn’t need a man to protect her: a modern G.I Jane who can take on a military uniform as easily as she can a dress and stilettos.

We’ve already posted about how amazing the uniform trend is this season, whether it’s denim or prints. This time we went military gear in honor of one of the hottest trends of the season. It seems the army trend is always there, ready to attack; it defies seasons and is perfect for any kind of style.

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As two girls who served in the Israel Defense Forces, we know how to work with a uniform and its color palette! The military trend is not just about camouflaged pieces but also khaki, olive green and even whites!

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Rony wore an olive green dress with a Sergeant Pepper cropped denim jacket, waist cinching belt, gold and rope choker, studded moccasins and a beret.

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Rony’s beret adds a French twist to the outfit and the moccasins, while extremely comfortable, add a tough-yet-chic twist. French beret Gold choker necklace Cropped jacket and feminine dress Studded moccasins

Vera wore an olive green maxi skirt with a sparkly graphic T-Shirt, camouflaged jacket, sparkly cuff and studded flats.

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Vera’s top gives the outfit a very cool and modern look and her cuff gives a surprising pop of color to the whole outfit.

Tough as nails camouflage Army green, silver, and purple Mixing lengths and prints Studded flats

Both these looks are sexy but in different ways that show off our personalities and different styles.

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Photos taken at Ya’akov Garden, Tel Aviv.

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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!

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V & R

Happy weekend darlings!

The uniform trend is oh so hot this season!  Camouflage, military and of course the ultimate day to day uniform, denim.

There must be something about denim; other than the LBD it is the only classic we can think of that never fades from the fashion scene and is always relevant. When put together with other pieces, denim is usually the simplest and most comfortable item to wear. However, mixing denim items can get tricky, and has even been considered a faux pas. We beg to differ.

In light of the current fashion outlook of making trends personal, mixing and matching and going against the wave, we propose doing it your own way and having no reservations!  Here we (attempt to) prove that a full on denim uniform is so right and so right now.

Full on denim outfits Jean on Jean

Rony wore a denim button down blouse with a denim heart print skirt, jean jacket, lavender tights, bright yellow bag, brown bow flats and a rope and gold necklace.

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Vera wore a denim button down blouse, denim skirt, jean belt, and studded jean jacket with black tights and red ballerina flats.

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Studs and denim Studs on jean on denim Blouse and skirt triple denim Red flatsWe wish there was a tip or word of advice on how to mix denim “right”, but there was nothing specific we did to put these outfits together; we just tried a few options and kept the ones that felt right.

The best tip we could give is one that we always find relevant: wear what makes you feel amazing!

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This photoshoot is the opening to a new series we are launching: Tel Aviv living.
While we love and can really appreciate the fetes of architecture the city has to offer, and love shooting them for our posts – Case in point Shades of Gray which was shot at Tel Aviv’s Art Museum – we love discovering hidden urban gems. In every city we visit around the world we love discovering its true essence and true personality. We are often more drawn to the residential sites rather than to the tourist sites and always try to learn how the true “city people” live.

Tel Aviv Living – Yehuda Halevi
This street showcases an eclectic mix of old and renovated buildings. The building we chose for the shoot is eclectic in itself – a mix of classical columns, oriental bricks and arches, a minimalistic façade, and adorned with modern graffiti.

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The main façade of the building has a garden that, while being overly neglected, is intriguing in itself with its huge ancient trees that provide shade for the entire building.

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Photos taken at Yehuda Halevi st. Tel Aviv.

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xoxo
V&R

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