Monday, April 21, 2014

Be Hot in the Heat

Summer is around the corner... almost. I mean, it is far enough to bring our curves back in shape (in case you had too many chocolate bunnies this Easter), but still close enough to start thinking (read: dreaming) about so-much-deserved vacations. As I trust, that you keep TESSfully rocking the gym and stonily wearing down your snickers on a treadmill or in the nearest park, let's talk about vacation then.

The latter one clearly starts off with a new bikini: hot, gorgeous, TESSful. You know what I mean: a bikini, that makes all men on the beach turn their heads on you and only you. Mmmm!... And  so I found it! It is a beautiful set from Moeva, a luxury and designer swimwear brand from London. 
Love their model Lucille a LOT: check the delicious color, soft shimmer, innovative cut:
Model: bikini LUCILLE
Below are TOP 5 TESSful pics from the Moeva Spring/Summer 2014 Collection dedicated to embracing powerful femininity:
Model: one piece GIA
Model: bikini JUNE
Model: one piece ARIELLE
Model: bikini JEANNE
Model: one piece CAMILLA
All Images are courtesy of Moeva

*** So, ARE YOU all SET for the coming SWIMMING SEASON? ***

In case you need some gym inspiration, check it HERE,-) 

Keep TESSTaste.Elegance.Sophistication.Style!
Your Tess

Friday, April 18, 2014

Sick Pumps

My pumps just got sick... 
Seriously, they got a cold, a sore throat or, maybe, a runny nose, 'cause otherwise I don't see a point of wrapping them up in scarves.

I was a bit confused by this 'innovation' from Loriblu, a one of the most leading Italian shoe brands for women and men. Established in the early 70s, Loriblu traditionally signed-off only the most TESSful, gorgeous, sexiest female 'heels': pumps, scarpins, platforms - you name it. But these ones... are kind of 'special'. There is a term in marketing that perfectly describes launches like this: 'the idea was great, but execution failed'. Obviously, shoes are stunning, little silk foulards are fab, but paired together they suck. These shoes give me a feeling of covered throat to prevent angina:
Image are courtesy of Loriblu
In terms of styling, this 'fancy silk feature' doesn't make our lives easier either. The thick band wrapped around an ankle will visually cut the height, so these shoes will most probably work only for tall girls or those who prefer a relatively short outfits; otherwise, they will kill a look rather than heal it. So, a bit of a challenge from Loriblu (and for Loriblu!) this season. Let's see where the creativity brings them next.

***Do SILK SCARVES heal or kill these SHOES? ***

Keep TESSTaste.Elegance.Sophistication.Style!
Your Tess

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sparkly Eyes

I am pretty much sure you all have seen this image from the Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign. ...But I am not sure if you got that much addicted to it as I did. (Frankly, it even forced me to get back to my blog, that I haven't done for a while).

The image is courtesy of Michael Kors
What can I say...? Beautiful photo-work by Mario Testino. It explains it all - you want to have it, own it, buy it, wear it, possess it. It gives you a spirit of relaxing vacation in St. Tropez or Monaco. Healthy tan, high-contrast white dress, massive gold accessories and...enigmatic, mesmerizing blue sunglasses! I think, that's exactly the answer why I love this print so much - I was mes-me-ri-zed. 

In other words, if I can be more figurative, if these gorgeous sunglasses would be a guy (obviously, a handsome one), I would definitely marry him! Totally! Without a second thought! And so I am trying to do. Yes, I am trying to find a good pair of sunglasses with a reflective optical coating 'to marry' them once and forever (or at least for this summer). 

If you want the result - well, I am still on the hunt... but I think that eventually I will get back to my favorite 'Kors-ies'. They were almost the only sunglasses that didn't make me (and not only me) look like a flying insect (yuck!). Seriously, dragonFly, butterFly, whateverFly, but clearly not a TESSfly. Yet, we all must be the one!

*** So, GO or NO GO for the MIRRORED SUNGLASSES this summer? ***

Keep TESSTaste.Elegance.Sophistication.Style!
Your Tess