PIECES OF HISTORY: THE REVENGE DRESS

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Igual no te has dado cuenta, pero mediante la ropa expresamos muchas cosas, como nuestra personalidad o nuestro estado de ánimo. Sí, cada vez que nos vestimos estamos comunicando algún tipo de mensaje. Por eso, se trata de una poderosa herramienta que no debemos pasar por alto, sino aprender a usarla para nuestro propio beneficio.

Para ilustrar mejor este concepto, en el artículo de hoy me gustaría hablar del conocido como «Revenge Dress», un vestido que Lady Di usó para mandar un mensaje bastante claro. Algo así como: “¡Mira lo que te estás perdiendo!” o “¡Qué te den, Charles!”.

Maybe you didn’t notice, but our mood and personality are expressed through the clothes. Yes! We convey messages every time we dress up. This is a powerful tool, and we must know how to use it wisely.

To illustrate this concept, in this post I would like to talk about “The Revenge Dress”. Princess Diana used this particular garment to send a very clear message. Something like: “Look what you are missing out!” or “Fuck you, Charles!”.

EL CONTEXTO HISTÓRICO / HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

El 29 de junio de 1994 tuvieron lugar dos acontecimientos clave. Por un lado, se emitía un documental en la BBC sobre el Príncipe Carlos. Por otro lado, la gala benéfica anual de Vanity Fair, organizada en la Serpentine Gallery y a la que, por supuesto, Diana estaba invitada.

El programa pretendía lavar la imagen del heredero al trono, el cual no despertaba mucha simpatía popular tras la separación de Diana dos años antes. Pero se convirtió en todo un fracaso cuando el Príncipe Carlos reconoció públicamente que le había sido infiel, a su todavía esposa, con Camilla Parker Bowles.

Como consecuencia de la humillación pública que suponía reconocer las infidelidades de su matrimono, Diana no tenía intención de asistir a la gala benéfica. Sin embargo, cambió de opinión y fue al evento llevando el famoso «vestido de la venganza».

The 29th of june of 1994 two different events took place. On the one hand, a documentary on BBC about Prince Charles. On the other hand, the Vanity Fair’s fundraising gala, to which, of course, Diana was invited to.

The programme was an excuse to clean up Prince Charles image, who wasn’t very popular at that moment due to the separation what occurred two years before it. However, Charles messed up everything when he confessed that he had been unfaithful to his wife with Camilla Parker Bowles.

Of course, Diana felt so humiliated and ashamed by his public statements that she refused to attend the gala. However, she changed her mind and made her appearance wearing the legendary “Revenge Dress”.

EL VESTIDO / THE DRESS

La creación de Christina Stambolian, que lució Lady Di en la gala de Vanity Fair, consistía en un Little Black Dress en crepé de seda, con escote Bardot en forma de corazón y cola lateral.

It was a Christina Stambolian’s design and consisted of a little black dress made of silk crepe, with a heart shape Bardot neckline and a side tail.

Diana completó el conjunto con una ostentosa gargantilla de perlas con un medallón en medio, pendientes, una pulsera, un anillo, medias negras, un par de stilettos y un bolso de mano del mismo color.

Además de que Diana lucía espectacular, llevar este vestido suponía un golpe en la mesa, ya que, siendo todavía Princesa de Gales, estaba rompiendo el protocolo al ir así vestida. En primer lugar, por el color del vestido, puesto que el negro está reservado para el luto oficial. Y, en segundo lugar, por dejar al descubierto los hombros y las piernas por encima de las rodillas, algo que iba en contra de la etiqueta impuesta por la Casa Real británica.

Diana matched the dress with a fancy pearl necklace, earrings, bracelet, ring, black tights, high heels and a purse in black.

Besides her impressive looking, this outfit was a statement, because she was breaking the protocol rules wearing that dress. First, black color is reserved for official mourning, and second, exposing shoulders and legs over the knee was against the protocol of the British Royal Family.

INSPIRACIÓN / INSPIRATION

Podemos encontrar algunas referencias en películas como Desayuno con Diamanes (1961) donde Audrey Hepburn aparece en escena con el mítico LBD de Givenchy acompañado de una elegante gargantilla de perlas al igual que Diana. También, al final de Grease (1978), Olivia Newton-John hace una aparición impresionante utilizando un top con cuello Bardot, que también recuerda mucho al vestido de Lady Di.

This look have some similarities with iconic outfits in films history. For example, in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), Audrey Hepburn opens the film with the well-known Givenchy’s LBD and a lavish pearl necklace just as Diana. Also, at the end in Grease (1978), Olivia Newton-John makes an impressive appearance wearing a Bardot neckline top with close resemblance to the «Revenge Dress».

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CONSIGUE EL LOOK / GET THE LOOK

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DRESS/ NECKLACE/ SHOES/ BAG

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NEWCHIC 6th ANNIVERSARY SALE

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Do you need a distraction from the summer heat? If so, I have great news for you. Newchic, our favourite online shop, celebrates its 6th anniversary. As you can imagine, its birthday party is full of great opportunities to boost your wardrobe. Do you want to refresh yourself with juicy deals? Just keep reading!

WHEN THE ANNIVERSARY SALE WILL BE?

The sale time will be structured in three parts. Keep in mind the next dates:

  • ⚡ Pre-sale: Aug 17th – 24th
  • 🛍️ Start: Aug 25th – 28th
  • 💕 Thank and Reward: Aug 29th – Sep 7th

ADVANTAGES YOU SHOULD NOT MISS

As always, Newchic offers big deals to help you to save money while you’re shopping. What kind of advantages you can expect this time?

  • 💸 Grab free $20 ✓
  • ✈️ Free shipping ✓
  • 🛒 $0.99 flash sale ✓

HOT FLASH DEALS PRODUCTS

Finally, my favourite part! Have you considered to try a new style? This anniversary sale gives you a great opportunity to experiment with new trends, colours, textures and materials. It sounds cool, right?

How about a comfy, fresh and bohemian beachy style? You can easily achieve that kind of look with these hot sale products. Check it out!

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Having a relaxed bohemian look is a piece of cake with the correct patchwork midi dress. Everybody wants to dress comfy, especially in summer, when the heat and sweat stands in the way. Loose dresses are perfect to fight high temperatures and continue looking fabulous. Patchwork patterns are very original and, in this case, very cheerful thanks to its vibrant colours.

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Shirts are also a great ally in summer. This linen casual shirt is a must in your wardrobe. Linen is a great material when it comes keeping you fresh. It is the iconic piece of clothing you need to level up the most casual outfits. Also, its colourful print matches with a plenty of different garments.

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Someone said shoes? Who cares about everything else when your feet are dressed with these retro florals pumps! It is not necessary to have a reason in order to purchase shoes. These are so cute, with all the flowers and decorations, that it is okay if you buy them just for looking at them.

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This beach straw handbag is everything you could ask for. I assure you that you won’t have problems carrying your things everywhere. Besides its phenomenal size, the design is simply outstanding. It has a beautiful round shape and Santorini-inspired colours, also straw is one of the top trending materials of the season. Therefore, nothing says more summer than this eye-catching bag.

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Don’t forget to accessorize properly your look! No outfit is really complete without the correct accessories. Besides bags and shoes, go for the jewellery to improve your look. A pair of water drop earrings can make the difference. You will look a 100 % more stylish and cool.

Do you want more? Don’t forget to check the entire catalogue on Newchic’s website. It will surprise you!

That’s all for now, enjoy Newchic’s 6th anniversary sale time!

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NEWCHIC SUMMER SALE 2020

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Yay, summertime is finally here! And, of course, one of the best things to do is updating our closets with new summer trends. If you want to take advantage of Newchic discounts and best picks, don’t forget to read till the end!

SHOES

Say yes to new shoes. Nothing better than a pair of lace up gladiator sandals to welcome the summer.

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Summer shoes need to be comfortable, breathable, versatile and cute, of course. May it seems something impossible to achieve, but nowadays it is quite easy to find online the perfect pair of shoes.

COOL SHIRTS

Shirts are a classic in this season. Maybe the reason is that they are really fresh and go well with everything. Personally, I prefer wear mens floral t shirts, I think the shape suits better my body and also the patterns are truly cool.

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I really love wear floral shirts in total black looks to break the monochromy. Easy, simple and cool. What more could we ask for!

NEW HAIRSTYLE

Sometimes you just need a change, which means (99% of the times) a change in your hairstyle. However, we all know that it is a risky decision to take. The solution? A hair cosplay party wig like this.

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Wigs are the best accessory for summer, especially for music festivals and other events. It is really easy to improve a look just with the correct wig. Also, there are plenty of options to choose.

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ACCESSORIES

The funny thing about creating summer looks is playing with accessories. Besides the wigs already mentioned, there are a huge number of items we can add to our outfits.

Jewelry is always a must. Adding these little things, our outfits will be completed and more defined. Of course, it is not necessary to wear all at the same time, but picking the right piece for every occasion.

In my opinion, drop earrings work very well to level up a look without much effort. Nevertheless, every person is different and perhaps you prefer an ethnic bracelet or a set of golden rings as your favourite accessory for summer. It’s up to you.

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Last but not least, a great accessory for summer is the EDC bag. Having all the items, you carry with you in your pockets, well organized is very useful. Moreover, it is other strategic piece in your looks.

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Have you fallen in love with any of these trends? I recommend you to check up Newchic and save money taking advantage of its deals and discounts. What are the great advantages of this summer sale activity?

  • Free Shipping Coupons ✓
  • US$ 0.99 Flash Deals ✓
  • US$ 9.99 Free Shipping Seckill ✓
  • Flash Deals Up to 90% Off ✓

Also, you must keep in mind the summer sale time:

  • Pre-sale: 6th July – 13th July
  • Crazy Shopping: 13th July – 18th July
  • Thank and Reward: 20th July – 27th July

That’s all for now. Hope you enjoy these deals and others that you can easily find on Newchic website.

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3 ROCK STAR OUTFITS

“Is it any coincidence that the biggest, most memorable artists of the past 40 years have also been the sharpest, most striking dressers?”

Últimamente me he estado informando mucho sobre moda y su relación simbiótica con el mundo de la música. Moda y música; ¡dos de mis temas favoritos!

Los artistas son siempre una gran fuente de inspiración a la hora de crear looks. Y, aunque algunos de ellos vivieran hace más de 50 años, su estilo y sentido de la moda resulta de lo más actual.

En este post, me he inspirado en tres figuras icónicas por su personalidad, estilo y legado artístico: Jim Morrison, Sid Vicious y Michael Jackson; y he creado tres outfits. ¡No te los pierdas!

JIM MORRISON

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Los pantalones de cuero de color marrón son una de las prendas inconfundibles de Jim Morrison, ya que nunca faltaban en sus estilismos. La inspiración indígena estadounidense se percibe, además, en detalles como su cinturón, sus botas o en los collares que usaba. No obstante, su apariencia era muy bohemia y romántica, gracias en parte a las camisas vaporosas con las que completaba sus looks.

En este caso, he combinado unos leggins efecto piel con la chupa de borrego y una blusa fluida y he añadido los detalles finales con unas botas forradas de piel para hombre y un cinturón navajo.

SID VICIOUS

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«Teníamos un pacto de muerte. Tengo que llevar a cabo mi parte del trato. Por favor, enterradme cerca de mi nena, con mi chaqueta de cuero, mis vaqueros y mis botas de motorista. Adiós».

Esta icónica frase de Sid resume a la perfección su personalidad y su manera de vestir. No es difícil imaginar por qué marcó tendencia en la escena del punk.

En esta ocasión, he optado por un look total black que rompe la monotonía con la camisa de leopardo. ¡Ningún conjunto punk está completo sin un poco de animal print o de estampado escocés! Me encantan las botas vintage para hombre que he escogido para crear este outfit. Tienen la esencia de las míticas Dr. Martens que tan de moda estaban en los 70, pero más refinadas.

MICHAEL JACKSON

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El último libro que me he leído trata sobre Michael Jackson como icono de la moda. Realmente me encantó y pude descubrir multitud de detalles en cada una de sus prendas que, hasta entonces, me habían pasado totalmente desapercibidos. La verdad es que tengo muchas ganas de hacer un artículo hablando exclusivamente de ello.

Mucha de la ropa de Michael estaba influenciada por la estética militar y de la realeza. ¡Qué menos para un Rey (del Pop)! Además, también le gustaba utilizar muchos complementos: guantes, gafas de sol, sombreros, calcetines, cinturones… e incluso mascarillas sanitarias.

Para este outfit ha sido muy difícil inspirarme en solo un look de MJ, pero finalmente me decanté por este. Creo que el resultado final tiene toda la esencia de Michael y, además, al estar compuesto por prendas muy básicas es fácilmente reproducible. ¡No olvides los calcetines blancos con zapatos formales tipo mocasines para el toque final!

¿Cuál es tu favorito? ¡Déjalo en comentarios!

Hasta la próxima.