An Editorial Ode to Matisse, & Summer’s Best Styles.

An Editorial Ode to Matisse, & Summer's Best Styles. NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- Summer 2017, Fashion, Style, Trend, OOTD, Gold Jewelry, Affordable Jewelry, Jaquemus, The Perfect White Shirt, Henri Matisse, Art, Art History, Color, Red Nail Polish, Nail Polish Trend, Manicure Trend, Photography, Still Life, Food Photography.An Editorial Ode to Matisse, & Summer's Best Styles. NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- Summer 2017, Fashion, Style, Trend, OOTD, Gold Jewelry, Affordable Jewelry, Jaquemus, The Perfect White Shirt, Henri Matisse, Art, Art History, Color, Red Nail Polish, Nail Polish Trend, Manicure Trend, Photography, Still Life, Food Photography. An Editorial Ode to Matisse, & Summer's Best Styles. NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- Summer 2017, Fashion, Style, Trend, OOTD, Gold Jewelry, Affordable Jewelry, Jaquemus, The Perfect White Shirt, Henri Matisse, Art, Art History, Color, Red Nail Polish, Nail Polish Trend, Manicure Trend, Photography, Still Life, Food Photography.
An Editorial Ode to Matisse, & Summer's Best Styles. NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- Summer 2017, Fashion, Style, Trend, OOTD, Gold Jewelry, Affordable Jewelry, Jaquemus, The Perfect White Shirt, Henri Matisse, Art, Art History, Color, Red Nail Polish, Nail Polish Trend, Manicure Trend, Photography, Still Life, Food Photography. An Editorial Ode to Matisse, & Summer's Best Styles. NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- Summer 2017, Fashion, Style, Trend, OOTD, Gold Jewelry, Affordable Jewelry, Jaquemus, The Perfect White Shirt, Henri Matisse, Art, Art History, Color, Red Nail Polish, Nail Polish Trend, Manicure Trend, Photography, Still Life, Food Photography.Shop our Gloria Ring ($40) featured above.An Editorial Ode to Matisse, & Summer's Best Styles. NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- Summer 2017, Fashion, Style, Trend, OOTD, Gold Jewelry, Affordable Jewelry, Jaquemus, The Perfect White Shirt, Henri Matisse, Art, Art History, Color, Red Nail Polish, Nail Polish Trend, Manicure Trend, Photography, Still Life, Food Photography. An Editorial Ode to Matisse, & Summer's Best Styles. NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- Summer 2017, Fashion, Style, Trend, OOTD, Gold Jewelry, Affordable Jewelry, Jaquemus, The Perfect White Shirt, Henri Matisse, Art, Art History, Color, Red Nail Polish, Nail Polish Trend, Manicure Trend, Photography, Still Life, Food Photography.Shop our Zelda Necklace ($40) featured above. An Editorial Ode to Matisse, & Summer's Best Styles. NOW ON VERITE PUBLISHED --- Summer 2017, Fashion, Style, Trend, OOTD, Gold Jewelry, Affordable Jewelry, Jaquemus, The Perfect White Shirt, Henri Matisse, Art, Art History, Color, Red Nail Polish, Nail Polish Trend, Manicure Trend, Photography, Still Life, Food Photography.
Shop our Gloria Ring ($40) featured above.

It’s his mastery of hues that attracts us first, noses risking to threaten the allowed museum proximity from the masterpiece — Matisse has been on our minds a lot lately. The woman, and the still-life are naturally the most magnetic of his subjects. In portraiture that captures both so festively, we look back on his works and find our inspiration for summer’s wardrobe.

First comes the crisp white blouse, interrupted with a few open buttons, or by a purposeful tie at the waist. This isn’t the place for the mundane. Then there is the sleeve — a season that has been dedicated to re-writing the volume of such an appendage. Third, is the most unassuming of gold jewelry, placed just right to attract the viewer just an inch closer. Lastly, a nail polish (featured is Cuba Libre by Odeme) inspired directly by Henri Matisse’s painting The Dessert: Harmony in Red.

 

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Our Most Intimate Interview Yet: We Ask Spanish Designer of Cortana about Clothes, Taboos of Sex, and Iowaska.

Our Most Intimate Interview Yet: We Ask Spanish Designer of Cortana about Clothes, Taboos of Sex, and Iowaska. -- Verite Published --- Bridal, Spain, Barcelona, Spanish Designer, Women's Designer, ready-to-wear, you need to know this designer, female empowerment, wedding dresses, beauty, fashion, style, personal style, high-end designer, fashion week, editorial, minimal, masturbation, sex.When a friend insists you have coffee with and rack the brain of Spanish beauty, and designer of the Ready-To-Wear label Cortana you just say yes. We can’t even count the reasons why but here are a few: she creates insanely stunning and minimal pieces that embody true female beauty, she has that bold sexiness saved for Latin women — and we’re hoping some might rub off, and finally she’s got some serious pearls of wisdom to share. We spent hours with Rosa Esteva hashing out clothes, sex, taboos, and even mind-altering states — because how could we not? Meet Rosa.
Our Most Intimate Interview Yet: We Ask Spanish Designer of Cortana about Clothes, Taboos of Sex, and Iowaska. -- Verite Published --- Bridal, Spain, Barcelona, Spanish Designer, Women's Designer, ready-to-wear, you need to know this designer, female empowerment, wedding dresses, beauty, fashion, style, personal style, high-end designer, fashion week, editorial, minimal, masturbation, sex.

Vérité: So let’s talk about your line Cortana. What was the inspiration for starting your company?

Rosa Esteva: I’m just so inspired by women, and I feel like Cortana is like I’m in service to women. I just want them to feel very comfortable. Cortana doesn’t pretend to eclipse a woman’s personality. We believe what’s important is the person inside the dress, and the woman has to be seen. Sometimes you see the clothes but you don’t see her, so it’s good to know what looks the best on you.

V: Yes, and as a woman you can be dynamic, it’s always changing.

RE: Yeah, because we are all many women. A color can give you a vibration, can make you feel happier, can me you feel sexy. Fashion is transformative. It’s so much fun to be a woman huh?

V: I agree — and more so to be a woman that’s tapped into that.

RE: Yes, to have the freedom! We believe a lot in fabrics and cuts because we like very much the way you’re going to feel because this is the way you’re going to show yourself to the world, the way you’re going to reflect. It’s not how you look in the mirror, it’s how your energy will change. It’s not about the dress without you in it, it’s about you in the dress. 

Our Most Intimate Interview Yet: We Ask Spanish Designer of Cortana about Clothes, Taboos of Sex, and Iowaska. -- Verite Published --- Bridal, Spain, Barcelona, Spanish Designer, Women's Designer, ready-to-wear, you need to know this designer, female empowerment, wedding dresses, beauty, fashion, style, personal style, high-end designer, fashion week, editorial, minimal, masturbation, sex.V: What was your background before you started your own label. Were you always in fashion?

RE: Yes, I started my own label when I was 25. I went to fashion school before I did art school.

V: What have been things that shape the way you design?

RE: For example, I knew that I had this talent all my life because I feel so comfortable making women dress. For me it’s like a game, it’s very natural, and I just want it have beauty around. It makes me so happy to create beauty, and to see how a woman blooms when they find the right thing. It happens and it’s magical. How I started, when I was about ten my mother came back from India with a saree — an eight meter piece of cloth, it’s nothing itself but for me it was so telling because I was in front of the mirror, and now that’s the way I design. I also draw so much but from a fabric I see a dress, and from a woman I see a dress. But this saree was very revealing because I could see the fabric itself, the fabric talks, it has it’s own personality. Whatever you think of at the end, it’s the fabric that takes you there. It’s going to tell you how to deal with it because it moves, it has a life of its own. No matter how you want to control it you have to let it go because it will find its way — you have to always be open to what’s coming.

Our Most Intimate Interview Yet: We Ask Spanish Designer of Cortana about Clothes, Taboos of Sex, and Iowaska. -- Verite Published --- Bridal, Spain, Barcelona, Spanish Designer, Women's Designer, ready-to-wear, you need to know this designer, female empowerment, wedding dresses, beauty, fashion, style, personal style, high-end designer, fashion week, editorial, minimal, masturbation, sex.

V: I recently had the conversation with someone about how right now with everything going on in the world it can seem silly to create something that could be received as frivolous, but then I realized actually no, this is the time we need that kind of beauty in the world, we need that uplifting element. What do you think about this?

RE: We need beauty more than ever because beauty is love. It’s a way of loving. If you look beautiful and you love yourself you are better to people. We do it because of love.

V: So it’s more of a partnership between you and the fabric when you design?

RE: Me and many other things — for example the person who makes the patterns, the model who’s going to try it on, the way she moves. I always try the clothes on because I like to know how it feels. Even when I was pregnant I was trying them on. You have to feel it for yourself, see the color, see the cut. I think Cortana is to feel more than to see. We take lots of care of the interior almost more than the exterior because we believe the thing that is going to be in contact with your skin.

Our Most Intimate Interview Yet: We Ask Spanish Designer of Cortana about Clothes, Taboos of Sex, and Iowaska. -- Verite Published --- Bridal, Spain, Barcelona, Spanish Designer, Women's Designer, ready-to-wear, you need to know this designer, female empowerment, wedding dresses, beauty, fashion, style, personal style, high-end designer, fashion week, editorial, minimal, masturbation, sex.V: Do you think in the beginning you were the inspiration for all your pieces, just from a place of self love?

RE: It’s always like this, if you don’t love yourself you can’t love other people. I’m inspired by other women and myself, but I’m very very inspired also by dance. I love the way things move when you dance. And the bodies of dancers, I’m very much inspired.

V: I can see that in your designs in the way they flow. Do you think being a mother has taught you about being a woman?

RE: Being a woman definitely. I was a girl before, and I discovered I was a woman only after I had my daughter. What it changed for me was my way of working. I spend less time working and I’m more focused because I want to be with my daughter and do other things — but everything is part of the same process of being a designer. It’s like walking on the street or hiking — my life is my work. 

V: When do you feel sexiest?

RE: Naked! Bikini is the best dress.

V: You think the way your clothing fits women also instills this? It breathes, it’s lightweight?

RE: Yes, yes, to be almost a second skin. Something that moves with the body in a natural way. It allows freedom, which for me is so important. When you’re naked you feel free and sometimes when you get dressed you don’t. With Cortana I would like people to experience that.

V: How did you get into bridal? 

RE: I got into bridal because when I got married I made my own wedding dress. I thought it was a nice thing to share because at that moment I found I had my own vision of wedding dresses that are also making you feel very pretty because love is freedom also.

V: So, beauty is love and love is freedom?

RE: Yes, and it’s truth also — Vérité. Do you think that only the truth can be sexy?

V: I would have to think about that, what do you think?

RE: Sometimes no. Sometimes it’s better not to know the truth. Sometimes creativity can be very theatrical and be very fake. It’s stepping out of our reality, and can be very sexy. Sometimes fashion can be like this and it’s amazing also — it’s surprising and fresh. Fashion is supposed to surprise also.

Our Most Intimate Interview Yet: We Ask Spanish Designer of Cortana about Clothes, Taboos of Sex, and Iowaska. -- Verite Published --- Bridal, Spain, Barcelona, Spanish Designer, Women's Designer, ready-to-wear, you need to know this designer, female empowerment, wedding dresses, beauty, fashion, style, personal style, high-end designer, fashion week, editorial, minimal, masturbation, sex.

*at this point in the interview we look over to see a girl across the coffee shop, arm erect in front of her shamelessly snapping selfies.*

RE: there’s no shame in America! But I love it. I love it because everyone can be themselves and no one is going to judge you.

V: Yes but to an extent, but then there’s still so many things that are taboo in America like nudity.

RE: Yes! I was in boarding school in Massachusetts when I was in high school and I remember wow they were so conservative about some things. I remember one day talking about masturbation and they were like no way. I was like what!?

V: Yes, and it’s still something that’s not talked about, it’s not a publicly discussed thing. 

RE: That’s a pity no?

V: I think so, because then we’re not educating people as well.

RE: So you should be ashamed of menstruation but not…? (Rosa looks over at girl taking selfies and we have a good laugh).

V: This is a question we always ask, but is there a book that has changed your life?

RE: I think actually I change my life every second because no matter what input you receive things will change but you have to be open. Sometimes a book can be very revealing but sometimes a movie, sometimes a song, sometimes a conversation with a friend, mushrooms or iowaska. You just have to be open to the revelation. Even a sentence will stick with you. Every minute, it just depends on how open you are. Some people travel and travel and travel, and read, read, read and aren’t open.

V: Have you done iowaska?

RE: No, I’m not scared but now I feel like everyone is doing iowaska now.

V: Do you believe we make our own story or it’s fate?

RE: I think we make it.

V: Especially as women.

RE: Yes, as women we are creators. We don’t need to have children, we are naturally creators. We are in a very good moment as women. We can change many things because feminine energy is magical. It’s more subtle than masculine but more changing. But women right now we have aspects of masculinity that are helpful to really do things.

Our Most Intimate Interview Yet: We Ask Spanish Designer of Cortana about Clothes, Taboos of Sex, and Iowaska. -- Verite Published --- Bridal, Spain, Barcelona, Spanish Designer, Women's Designer, ready-to-wear, you need to know this designer, female empowerment, wedding dresses, beauty, fashion, style, personal style, high-end designer, fashion week, editorial, minimal, masturbation, sex.

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Four Vérité Editor Life Hacks with Nudwear

Four Vérité Editor Life Hacks with Nudwear on verite published.com, beauty, wellness, style, how to wear backless dresses, lingerie for backless dress, lingerie for summer dresses, lingerie for wedding gown, personal style, diet, photography, still life, flat layAn editor tends to be someone with an innate interest for the zeitgeist one might say. We always have a trick, or two up our sleeves keeping us just ahead of the packs. That’s why we partnered up with Nudwear to bring you some of our top secret life hacks for all things style, beauty, and wellness.

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Vérité Hack One | Hot Lemon Water
We’ve said it before, we will say it again — a morning without a cup of hot lemon water leaves us feeling off. Not just a metaphorical feminist nod to Beyoncé (or is it?), but because of the long list of ways it purifies and jump-starts our insides. This citrus cocktail is the best way to strengthen your immune system, cleanse your skin from the inside out, and improves movement in your digestion system. For an extra jolt, add a teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Four Vérité Editor Life Hacks with Nudwear on verite published.com, beauty, wellness, style, how to wear backless dresses, lingerie for backless dress, lingerie for summer dresses, lingerie for wedding gown, personal style, diet, photography, still life, flat layVérité Hack Two | Nudwear Bra
The Vérité editorial team believes strongly in ulterior options when it comes to undergarments (or lack there of). That’s why we stand behind Nudwear for on set moments, jet-set moments, and evenings in a plunging neckline. Nudwear’s sleek design and strong hold adhesive allows for multiple wears (just rinse!), and no nip slips to fear. Shop our favorite styles below.

Four Vérité Editor Life Hacks with Nudwear on verite published.com, beauty, wellness, style, how to wear backless dresses, lingerie for backless dress, lingerie for summer dresses, lingerie for wedding gown, personal style, diet, photography, still life, flat layVérité Hack Three | Lish Glow Natural Scrub
It may not come as a surprise that we use our kitchens more for beauty concoctions than fine cuisine. The basics of our kitchen beautician tendencies? This delicious three ingredient scrub. Just mix equal parts sugar, and ground coffee into extra virgin olive oil (or warmed coconut oil). Stir, and scrub. The caffeine gets blood flowing to the skins surface, rejuvenating its cells — this allows stagnant fat cells to hit the road. The oil will replenish moisture in skin, and leave you polished and glowing. Shhh… this one’s our Mediterranean ancestral beauty secret. Four Vérité Editor Life Hacks with Nudwear on verite published.com, beauty, wellness, style, how to wear backless dresses, lingerie for backless dress, lingerie for summer dresses, lingerie for wedding gown, personal style, diet, photography, still life, flat layVérité Hack Four | Lush Brows a la Gloss

Our biggest hack for perfectly lush brows is all due to a beauty trend we thought we had long forgotten — lip gloss. Brushing brows with a clear gloss helps keep them in place without looking stiff. It only adds to your glowing summer look. The layer of lacquer catches light in just the right ways to ignite those killer eyes.

Shop our favorite Nudwear:

  1. Daisies Waterproof Adhesive Nipple Covers
  2. Adriana Strapless Backless Adhesive Bra
  3. Sofia Strapless Backless Adhesive Bra

 

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Dive Into The Must-Haves of Warm Weather Classics

Dive Into The Must-Haves of Warm Weather Classics, Beach, Fashion Editorial, Model, Brunette, Style, Culottes, Bikini, Mesh, Black and White, Photography, California, Denim Shorts, Beauty, Summer style - Verite Published Dive Into The Must-Haves of Warm Weather Classics, Beach, Fashion Editorial, Model, Brunette, Style, Culottes, Bikini, Mesh, Black and White, Photography, California, Denim Shorts, Beauty, Summer style - Verite Published   Dive Into The Must-Haves of Warm Weather Classics, Beach, Fashion Editorial, Model, Brunette, Style, Culottes, Bikini, Mesh, Black and White, Photography, California, Denim Shorts, Beauty, Summer style - Verite Published Dive Into The Must-Haves of Warm Weather Classics, Beach, Fashion Editorial, Model, Brunette, Style, Culottes, Bikini, Mesh, Black and White, Photography, California, Denim Shorts, Beauty, Summer style - Verite Published

Dive Into The Must-Haves of Warm Weather Classics, Beach, Fashion Editorial, Model, Brunette, Style, Culottes, Bikini, Mesh, Black and White, Photography, California, Denim Shorts, Beauty, Summer style - Verite Published Dive Into The Must-Haves of Warm Weather Classics, Beach, Fashion Editorial, Model, Brunette, Style, Culottes, Bikini, Mesh, Black and White, Photography, California, Denim Shorts, Beauty, Summer style - Verite Published

Dive Into The Must-Haves of Warm Weather Classics, Beach, Fashion Editorial, Model, Brunette, Style, Culottes, Bikini, Mesh, Black and White, Photography, California, Denim Shorts, Beauty, Summer style - Verite Published Dive Into The Must-Haves of Warm Weather Classics, Beach, Fashion Editorial, Model, Brunette, Style, Culottes, Bikini, Mesh, Black and White, Photography, California, Denim Shorts, Beauty, Summer style - Verite Published Dive Into The Must-Haves of Warm Weather Classics, Beach, Fashion Editorial, Model, Brunette, Style, Culottes, Bikini, Mesh, Black and White, Photography, California, Denim Shorts, Beauty, Summer style - Verite Published Dive Into The Must-Haves of Warm Weather Classics, Beach, Fashion Editorial, Model, Brunette, Style, Culottes, Bikini, Mesh, Black and White, Photography, California, Denim Shorts, Beauty, Summer style - Verite Published Dive Into The Must-Haves of Warm Weather Classics, Beach, Fashion Editorial, Model, Brunette, Style, Culottes, Bikini, Mesh, Black and White, Photography, California, Denim Shorts, Beauty, Summer style - Verite Published

Dive Into The Must-Haves of Warm Weather Classics, Beach, Fashion Editorial, Model, Brunette, Style, Culottes, Bikini, Mesh, Black and White, Photography, California, Denim Shorts, Beauty, Summer style - Verite Published Dive Into The Must-Haves of Warm Weather Classics, Beach, Fashion Editorial, Model, Brunette, Style, Culottes, Bikini, Mesh, Black and White, Photography, California, Denim Shorts, Beauty, Summer style - Verite Published Dive Into The Must-Haves of Warm Weather Classics, Beach, Fashion Editorial, Model, Brunette, Style, Culottes, Bikini, Mesh, Black and White, Photography, California, Denim Shorts, Beauty, Summer style - Verite Published Light hearted, light footed, lightly styled. This is what we foresee for ourselves in the near future. Days spent at the beach, toes deep in the sand, hair ruffled at the kiss of salt water. Our wardrobe with little thought, yet precisely on point. Without straying far from our roots as minimalists, monochromatic addicts, hardly cracking for color — our editorial Point Break photographed by Angie Silvy sums up perfectly where we see ourselves until the days no longer languidly stretch out before us. Even if you can’t make it to the beach, you can still shop our story below:

  1. James Perse Double Stripe Beach Towel
  2. RVCA Mellow Me Bralette
  3. Bikini Lab Empire Of The Fun Skimpy Hipster
  4. Island Punk Criss Cross Swim Top
  5. Zara Basic Shirt
  6. Are You Am I Double Wrap Lilou Choker
  7. RVCA Caraway Shorts
  8. Zara Raffia Hat
  9. Front Row Shop Interchangeable Fairy Midi Short

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A Personal Chat with Garance Doré

Garance Doré on Being a Broke Illustrator, French Girls, and Her New Book!

Garance Dore, Illustrator, French Girls, New book, Mew York, Street Style, Girl Boss, Short Hair Inspiration, Love Style Life by Garance Dore, Career Advice, Paris

She’s insanely down-to-earth — so much so that greeting her feels like coming upon an old friend. It makes sense that her magnetism has seeped through her expert lines as an illustrator, images as a street style photographer, and words as a blogger — right into our hearts. Garance Doré takes a few minutes out of her crazy book tour for her latest endeavor: Love Style Life to give us some golden nuggets of French Girl advice straight from our ultimate career crush. We teamed up with SFGirlByBay to host this wonderful chat with the very enchanting Garance Doré, you can read the rest of our interview over there!

Michaela d’Artois: In your book you said style is so much more than just clothes, for those who’ve yet to get their hands on Love Style Life — what is style to you?

Garance Doré: Style, to me, is something that comes from the inside – It’s in the way we carry ourselves with ourselves and with others, that reflects on everything we do, and even in the way we wear our clothes.

MD: You talk a lot about buying the right shoes, shoe mishaps, or just shoes in general, what are your die-hard pair right now?

GD: I just bought a pair of Saint Laurent I really love ! I also always love my Manolo pumps. I would go on a desert island with them. Just kidding, but they make me feel amazing when I wear them.

MD: You asked Emanuelle Alt (Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Paris) what she considers sexy, and now we want to ask you, what do you consider sexy?

GD: I learned from Emmanuelle on that one : I think there is nothing sexier than confidence. Being who you are and no one else.

Garance Dore, Illustrator, French Girls, New book, Mew York, Street Style, Girl Boss, Short Hair Inspiration, Love Style Life by Garance Dore, Career Advice, Paris

MD: You have long used style, and your blog to communicate with the world. How  do you hope other women can be empowered to use fashion to do the same?

GD: Fashion is a wonderful way to get in touch. Every women (and man) dresses up in the morning and puts a certain level of attention to it — so striking a conversation about it is the easiest thing! And on a more serious level, I hope that my books gives a few keys about how to use fashion to present yourself to the world. It changes everything.

MD: Three books that changed your life?

GD: Steppenwolf when I was a teenager.
Women Who Run With Wolves when I was in my twenties.
One Hundred Years Of Solitude in my thirties.
It’s too early to talk about my forties, but I can already say my own book changed my life, for different reasons.

Don’t miss the rest of Garance’s career advice & tips at SFGirlByBay

Originally published 01/07/2016

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