FWSK 2017

#STOPTHETRAFFIK - people should not be bought and sold. PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS: Stefani {PS VISUAL ART} | Erina Bogoeva {ERINA} | FWSK {FASHION WEEKEND SKOPJE}.    THE 16th EDITION OF Fashion Weekend Skopje {FWSK} took place last month, but only recently did I find the time to create this visual diary for you. As every year, this year...

How do you deal with the "what to wear" dilemma given the inconsistent autumn temperatures? Read more to find out my answer to that question. For the third look of “The Scarf Project” I am showing you the best and fastest way to dress up on bipolar autumn mornings.

THE SCARF PROJECT: LOOK NO.3 / 5

THE ONLY THING THAT I hate about autumn is the bipolarity. The mornings threaten to turn you into a popsicle whereas the afternoons threaten to melt you. Add to that inconsistency the frustration of busy mornings and top it off with the “I don’t have what to wear” dilemma, and you can officially sayContinue...

In my second post for The Scarf Project, I am showing you how to style a silk scarf as well as sharing a simple tip of what works best with silk scarfs! Read more on www.dilekaspires.com

THE SCARF PROJECT: LOOK NO.2 / 5

I LOVE SCARFS SO MUCH that sometimes instead of wearing them as an accessory, I like making them the center piece. I do so either because I admire the scarf print so much I believe it deserves nothing but full attention, or Continue reading...

The Scarf Project - an inspiration manual meant to showcase the different ways how to style scarfs in your daily outfits. Read more on www.dilekaspires.com

THE SCARF PROJECT: LOOK NO.1 / 5

SPARKLING CHANDELIERS HANDING GRACEFULLY FROM tall white ceilings. Dark hardwood floors supporting white marble tables, buttoned sofas, and upholstered chairs in a pickled bluewood color*. Wrapped colorful sweet goodness displayed on mentioned marble tabletops - from macaroons and cookies to cakes and cupcakes. And ice cream. Oh, and did I miss it? Continue reading...

I drew a short paneled skirt, and the next day I made it. It was too plain in my opinion. Other people, however, fell in love with this yellow skirt.

YELLOW

BEFORE I PROCEED TO TAKE out my winter artillery aka warm jackets and cozy knits, I still have one more late summer outfit to share with you that I recently wore on one of those days when the weather was still going back and forth 30 and 40°C. Continue reading...

Trying to capture that perfect shot? Read my five practical tips on how to pose for photos in order to get the most natural {or dramatic} outcome. Head over to www.dilekaspires.com

5 TIPS: HOW TO POSE FOR PHOTOS

WHEN YOU DECIDE TO START blogging and you become the subject in front of the lens, you realize that it’s not as easy as you had thought it was. The image of yourself that you have visualized in your head doesn’t often match the preview on the camera, and after a good number of...

Sharing with you how I reinvented this old button up dress as well as what is my no.1 outfit ingredient when I "have nothing to wear". Read more at www.dilekaspires.com

THE RESORT LADY

“YOU LOOK LIKE A LADY that owns a resort!” my friend exclaimed as she greeted me wearing this cotton button up dress. “Well, I haven’t met one, but thanks!”* My planned first sentence to her was initially different. Continue reading...

I often find pieces that are not my size, but look so appealing that I just have to find a way to wear them so I am sharing 3 tips on how to style oversized shirts!

TIPS ON HOW TO STYLE OVERSIZED SHIRTS

ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS to do is finding ways to incorporate pieces from different sizes into my wardrobe. Of course, when I buy or sew for myself, I always keep in mind proper fit and length unless I am going for an oversized look. But sometimes I somehow acquire pieces that are not...

Contrary to popular belief, I think red is the easiest color to pull off. Read more about it in this post featuring this charming little red dress.

THE LITTLE RED DRESS

CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF, I think red is the easiest color to pull off.  Red itself is so dominant, it immediately assigns secondary roles to other colors combined with it. Instead of making you think “how do I match this color in order to bring out its beauty”, red comes off as the center...

In a fun collaboration with Magda Station, we are showing you what happens when we decide to switch styles and wear each other's designs.

THE SWITCH – MAGDA DRESSES DILEK

A Collaboration with Magda Station THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT you meet and instantly connect with over a common interest is a lot smaller than you think. But when you do meet them, you can’t stop bonding over it and you end up finishing your sentences with “Oh! Yes I know!” or “It happens...

My idea was to make a very ethereal dress with a feminine touch that would give off a very pure and delicate vibe. So I designed this white floral dress. Read the story on www.dilekaspires.com

THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT

Mom: “You look like a butterfly!” Me: “Aww that’s cute!” Colleague: “You look like a French girl!” Me: “Oh, really? Cool! Thanks!” Friend: “You…you look like you are not from this world!” Me: slightly worried “Okay…don’t tell NASA that.”Continue reading...

GOLDEN SILK FOR SUMMER DAYS

IF I HAD TO GIVE you one reason why I dislike summer, then that reason would definitely be the merciless heat waves that raise the temperature to unbearable 40°C and transform me into an unproductive sloth. Continue reading...

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