Denim is not my usual fabric of choice for evening wear however I did try to incorporate one evening denim dress in my Puppa capsule collection collaboration. Here we were playing with sharp cut of a pencil dress and firmer denim while adding open back element with romantic back bows and adjustable back straps to accommodate bra wearing. I mean, I am all for free your boobs movement but for particular dresses and when going to an evening date I try to keep those babies in place, more or less.


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This dress as a first sample has somewhat wider back strips which could be made thinner for girls who prefer to bare their back a bit more. What I love about this dress is how lighter pieces of denim fabric were strategically placed to flatter and elongate figure. Another obvious detail are the super cute bows. I wear bows quite often now especially since I got daughter and got all girly all over again.


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To further dress up my evening denim look I styled it with snake skin clutch by BCBG (super old but I never wear it really) and snake skin leather t-strap platform sandals by Gianluca Soldi which are soooo comfortable considering the hight of the heel.

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Leopard print is not easy to wear or style if you want to make it look effortless, chic and not to tacky. I can't judge myself if I succeeded but I can say that this is the look which I do feel comfortable wearing. Despite the title, this post is not about my baby daughter Anabela 😃 , my true - wild child.

I got this light and airy leopard print dress from & Other Stories and the idea was to style it for casual lunch date to make it comfortable enough to move around and run after Anabela yet that it provides enough sun protection in sunny Barcelona. 



This gorgeous shoot location was Monastery of Pedralbes in Barcelona, very peaceful and historic with gorgeous museum and friendly staff. The entrance to this Monastery is absolutely free on Sundays so it can be a useful information for tourists visiting Barcelona on weekends.

I accessorized the leopard print dress with Missguided belt, & Other Stories black wide rimb straw hat.




The saddle shoulder bag I used for this look is my grandma's vintage bag which is about 40 years old but it's still quite wearable and stylish while it carries a sentimental value for me. 




To add a pop of rock & roll to the look I put on a simple organic cotton H&M t-shirt underneath the leopard print dress and topped it with a chocker necklace. A pop of color was added with red Chanel lipstick, Marc Jacobs 'to dramatic for the day look' eyeliner and red nail polish. 


My favorite walking embroidered booties from Free People which I continue to wear year around were an obvious choice for this look. 



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Puppa lace up denim shirt is another piece of my up-cycled denim capsule collection for Slovenian sustainable fashion brand Puppa. This piece is a tunic top on me since I am 6 feet tall but it works as a mini dress for most ladies who are not as tall. 

The reason why I aded this top in my up-cycled denim capsule collection is because it makes an ideal transitional piece from Spring to Summer or from Summer to Fall and it works lovely for work or as part of casual outfit. You can wear it with white denim pants and brown belt tucked in. 



This tunic top features lace up details on each side and on the chest. It is up-cycled from mens denim button up out of soft and light weight cotton denim.



I styled the tunic for this post with rose and gold sparkle skinny denim pants, 70s round frame sunglasses, velvet rose sandals with sparkling heels and denim ruffle tote bag also from my up-cycled denim capsule collection for Puppa.



All photos by Andrina Peric

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The masterpiece of architecture, Gaudi's magical La Pedrera or as locals prefer to call it Casa Milà draws you in and swirls you around leaving no-one indifferent. The same happened to us for this shoot. We wanted to do justice to a beautiful burgundy velvet wrap dress by Staša Randal.

Staša is a Croatian fashion designer based in London. Although very young Staša's designs have already been featured in Glamour UK, Tatler and British Vogue to name a few. You can shop Staša's current collection on Trendcy independent designer shop while the dress from this post is from upcoming Fall/Winter 17/18 collection and will be available for purchase early this Fall.




Staša is a contemporary womenswear brand founded in 2013 by Croatian designer Staša Randall. Known for its minimalist, clean and geometric cuts, the label is focused on fabric quality and tailoring, bringing together form and function in every single piece. ‘Keep it simple’ is the philosophy behind the clothes and accessories inspired by modern architecture, Asian fashion from the 1970s and 1980s, and 1990s minimalism. The collections are designed in London and made in Croatia.


I styled this gorgeous Staša wrap burgundy velvet dress with black velvet lace up sandals with feathers from Misguided and maxi pearl choker and necklace from H&M.

Another thing I love about this dress is that you can wear it dressy with heels or as a wrap coat as part of hippie look with boots and dress or denim shorts.


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Generally I love trying new recipes, my only condition is that they are healthy and that I can prepare them in under 45 minutes (with pre-made or purchased dough). However, during Summer even in air-conditioned apartment it gets unbearably hot standing by the stove or oven to long.

Since my family loves quiches and since we had plenty of fish and poultry past week I decided to go with meat free Sunday lunch and prepared this easy and light zucchini pie with vegetable soup and fresh salad. My whole family loved it including Anabela who can eat all of these light and healthy ingredients.

I did however made the dough myself which took few minutes longer but you can also use purchased pie dough no problem and get the same result quicker.

INGREDIENTS

4 zucchini
3 eggs
2 onions
2 oz grated Parmesan cheese
1 purchased pie crust (defrost earlier if you purchased frozen crust)
1/2 teaspoon well chopped fresh rosemary (fresh herbs make huge difference)
1 and 1/4 cups milk (if you like more condensed you can use cooking cream)


Herbs & Olive Oil Pie Crust

1¼ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon sea salt
¼ cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
½ cup very cold water
½ teaspoon fresh thyme, leaves only
1 to 2 tablespoons freshly grated cheddar

Crust Directions

1. Combine the flour, salt and olive oil and mix in food processor for about 5 seconds. While the food processor is still on, slowly pour the very cold water over the flour and keep running until the pastry begins to come together, after about 7 to 8 seconds. Do not over mix it!

2. Add in the thyme and grated cheddar cheese and pulse just a few times so that the thyme and cheddar become incorporated into the dough.

3.Put the the dough on to a floured work surface, knead just a few times, gather to form a ball and wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before rolling it out.

4. Preheat your oven to 400 F/200 C. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and roll out on a lightly floured work surface.Transfer dough to a pie plate, gently pressing the olive oil pastry into the pie plate.

5. Prick the dough with a fork and bake it for about 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and lower the oven temperature to 375 F/ 180 C.

DIRECTIONS

1. Slide zucchini and onions as thin as you can (without peeling the zucchini, just wash it really well). Place the sliced vegetables in a large bowl. Sprinkle with 1tbsp of salt. Cover with plastic wrap and keep refrigerated for at least 1 hour up to over night not more.

2. Preheat oven to 350°F/180 C. Unroll purchased pie crust or homemade one into 11 inch quiche dish and press hard in the bottom and sides of previously oiled dish. Stab it around with fork all over.

3. Take zucchini and onion out of the fridge and squeeze out excess liquid with clean hands. Arrange vegetable slices in quiche dish.

4. In separate bowl, lightly beat eggs, milk, cheese and fresh rosemary. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over zucchini and onion slices.

5. Bake 45 minutes or until top is light golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes before serving with salad.



Puppa sleeveless tube, button up mini dress with detachable sleeves makes an ideal slip on and go Summer dress. This soft denim cotton dress can also be worn as a midi skirt as it has an elastic band top. This dress is a second dress of my denim capsule collection for Puppa brand and for this post I styled it with up-cycled denim tote and a delicate choker.

This simple soft, thin cotton denim mini dress is up-cycled from men's button up shirt. It's super versatile piece which you can wear over white button up top or t-shirt, wear it as a midi skirt with tank top or as a Summer mini dress as featured on photo bellow. The dress has removable sleeves with decorative bows. I sooo wish I had this dress back when I was pregnant! I was always looking for dresses loose around the belly.





This classic mid size tote is up-cycled piece made from unsold denim fabric. It has a zip up closure and it features decorative ruffles up front.


One of the few denim accessory pieces I added to this collection is this thin denim lace up chocker.  I am kind of done with black velvet chokers for this year, I wore them quite a lot and I found this one to look amazing styled with oversized white button up shirts or dresses. 






My everyday black leather slip on sandals by Uterque are not a part of capsule collection for Puppa but are the most comfortable slip-ons I had in a very long time. Sure, they might not be an appropriate footwear for dressy evening looks but they are absolutely ideal for discovering new city as a tourist.

All photos Andrina Peric

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