By Tsitaliya Mircheva
I just wanted to pop in here today and wish you all a great week, without any particular reason really! This year I’ve decided to spend all of July in the city, making small trips to my favourite destinations in and out of Switzerland. And how lucky we are this year with the Swiss summer (emoji wearing sunnies 😉 The kids are staying with their grandparents for the summer, so this is a perfect opportunity for my husband and I to re-connect and spend some mindful time together, go to the open-air cinema, read a book at the lake, sunbathe and have long dinners on the terrace, meet friends… I’ve been missing those times.
Whatever you have planned today, I hope you’re surrounded by friends and loved ones, and you get to do all your favourite things this summer no matter where you are, listening to your most-loved songs on repeat while singing along…
And in case you are asking yourself how to make each and every day of this summer count I have an idea! I basically live in dresses all summer long, but i know many women feel uncomfortable to wear dresses, because they are too …dressy. For me dresses are easy and fun and they make me feel every inch of my body, they remind me of summer sunsets by the sea, open air cinemas, beach fires and mostly how powerful my feminine side can be.
So here’s what I’ve been thinking: Why not wake up every day to wearing a dress. Just because you are a woman and you want to awaken all your senses, to add a spark to your daily routine, to have something that makes you dream…
My girlfriends and I were talking last night about the movie A bigger Splash , and Tilda Swinton’s character in it. We talked about the way such a strong woman can carry herself in a dress…she is so sexy and sensuous, and vulnerable, and yet, you can feel her power vibrating within… a woman of her own! A rockstar who wears dresses. A woman who let go of the rock-start image…so I challenge you to press the Inner Critic button on pause and dress in the next seven days for yourself! There is no better time to be feminine and vulnerable than the summer. Do you agree?
Plus for me dresses are made to celebrate femininity and to make your heart sing. They can put you immediately in that spirit of dancing barefoot under the starry sky.
Inspired by The Dress today I’ve put together a list of my fave summer dresses (that can take you easily into the autumn too). Here they are:
The Water Nymph
Image via Moda Operandi
Lately I’ve discovered the brand Three Graces London and I’ve been completely obsessed with their sensual resort wear and handmade cotton sleep wear! Love to share this brand today with you!
The Free Spirit Junky
Image via Lee Pfayfer
Ukrainian architect-turned-designer Lidiya Pfayfer embroiders symbols of her favourites places, including Shanghai, St Tropez and Bali, onto lightweight linen dresses. This is a must have summer dress! Add to basket …
The Wild Side of me
Images via Farfetch
The leopard print is a must for every girl who’s bold, daring and driven! This summer and autumn you will see a lot of the print and Ganni has gone a touch further by creating the print in red! Claim your crown baby!
The Adventurous spirit and Innovative Thinker
images via Net-a-Porter
My favourite dress and top this summer are designed by Natalia Alaverdian, Russian- born, London-based, Belgium-raised, half-Armenian fashion director, stylist, photographer and designer. Her clothes have become the favourites of the fashion celebrity pack. Her label A.W.A.K.E is an acronym for All Wonderful Adventures Kindle Enthusiasm, which, the designer explained in an interview with the New York Times in 2012, is basically her way of saying, strike while the iron is hot. Go and read her interview and indulge if you can in her absolutely gorgeous pieces! On sale now on net-a-porter!
The Tea-Party Icon
Image via Shopbop
The Saloni Isa dress is for girls who love vintage, who love ruffles and own that little enthusiasm to mix and match what’s in their granny’s wardrobe with the trendies piece they own. I love the sassy spirit of that dress which can be downplayed with a leather biker jacket or a blazer for the office.