With a hint of Summer 

The weekend is upon us, Lovies! In honor of Throwback Thursday, I’ll be sharing an outfit from last summer. I was in Nessebar with my s/o when we decided to follow these random signs, discreetly pointing to an Eko Bar. We weren’t sure what we are getting into and the place turned out to be mind blowing! Someone transformed their backyard into a hand made cave bar! 

Our scheduled date night turned into a Wonderland adventure! I’m glad I chose this fabulous dress (I made it myself), for that particular night! I strongly recommend you find the Eko Bar on your next hipster adventure in Old Town Nessebar, Bulgaria! 

I don’t know about you but I can’t wait for these long summer nights with loud music and cold drinks! 
With Love, Silvia Mèlange 
✨Outfit Details✨
dress: I made it! 

shoes: Nine West

bracelet and necklace: Pandora

earrings: Zara sparkle drops 

                С полъх на лято 



Уикенда е почти тук, Любовчета! 

Днес ще ви върна назад във времето с полъх на лято! Миналата година посетих Несебър с половинката ми. Беше петък вечер, традицонната ни месечна среща. Разхождахме се из стария град и на шега решихме да следваме случайните табелки със стелки, които забелязахме дискретно окачени на няколко стари сгради. Така намерихме Еко Бар Майкъл! Невероятно местенце; бивш заден двор преустроен в ръчно изработена пещера с мостове и водопади в самия бар! 

Както снимките по-горе подсказват, срещата ни се пренесе в страната на чудесата! Горещо ви препоръчвам да издирите бара следващият път, когато посетите стария град! 

Не знам за вас, но аз вече нямам търпение да дойдат дългите летни нощи със студен коктейл и солен полъх! 
С обич, Силвия Меланж 

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Less is more

Greetings Lovies! 
This past Friday I attended the closing night of Sofia Fashion Week SS17. My schedule is so busy, that’s the only night I managed to grace with my presence. I won’t go into detail about my disappointment in the organization of the event and I’m not sure I’ll be writing a post about the clothes. Today, I’ll just share my look with you:


While I was going through my closet, searching for an outfit, I caught myself craving simplicity and comfort. In the sea of recycled prom dresses and heels one simply can’t walk in, I went for a Tommy Hilfiger dress, a statement piece worth remembering. After some deliberation, I decided to stick to comfort and paired it up with cute kitten heels from Esprit and minimal jewelry- a Pandora bracelet in old silver and my favorite name necklace. Wavy hair and a pop of red on my lips from Mac to finish the look: 

Keep it classy, ladies! 
Love, Silvia Mèlange

        Когато по-малко е повече



Привет, Любовчета! 
Този петък посетих последната вечер от седмицата на модата в София пролет-лято ’17. Графикът ми се пука по шевовете и това беше единственото събитие, което успях да вмъкна тази година. Няма да навлизам в детайли за разочарованието ми от организацията и чалгата, последвала ревюто на Валентино. Не мисля, че ще има пост за ревютата, които гледах. Миризмата на пот и задуха в залата победиха дори правостоящата тълпа по дънки и джапанки (?!). Днес ще говорим само за моят тоалет (на снимките горе). 

Докато преравях гардетоба в търсене на тоалет, усетих че жадувам нещо семпло и удобно. В морето от бални рокли и токчета, на който не можеш да застанеш камо ли да ходиш, аз избрах семпла, но открояваща се рокля от пролетната колекция на Томи Хилфигър и ниски токчета от Есприт. Минимални бижута: гривна от Пандора в цвят старо сребро и любимата ми огърлица с името ми. Добавяйки чуплива коса и малко червено на устните ми от Мак, съм готова да покоря света! 

Класа, момичета, там е разковничето! 
С обич, Силвия Меланж 

Lady in red 

Happy Sunday, my Lovies!

With a little delay, I’m finally sharing my look from Sofia Fashion Week closing night. I’m wearing a gorgeous red dress from Zara (in stores now) and caramel brown sandals from TopShop. Sometimes less is more ;]

I had a blast and danced on the runway with the models:

 

Love, Silvia Mèlange

                  Дамата в червено




Честит понеделник, Любовчета!

С малко закъснение, споделям тоалета ми от последната вечер на Седмицата на модата в София. Избрах божествена рокля от Зара (вече я няма в българските магазини), и карамелено-кафяви сандали от ТопШоп.

Прекарах си незабравимо и дори танцувах с моделите на самия подиум, както виждате от снимките по-горе.

С обич, Силвия Меланж

Fashion Week Sofia 2016 

Sofia Fashion Week Autumn-Winter 2016 wrapped up this last Friday. It was a glamorous event, I highly recommend you visit if you happen to be in town.

This was the first Fashion Week I’m attending that not only has a dress code, but it’s strictly formal! What happened to self expression and street style?

A little bird told me this is only the second year Fashion Week Sofia is officially happening! They clearly have a lot more to learn and I have to admit, I went in with no clue what to expect! Despite the fact the organizers think of it more as a beauty contest and I’m fairly certain some “fashionistas” recycled their HS prom outfits (I got the pics to prove it), the actual show was glamorous and not over the top. I only wish there was more fashion and personal style, compared to showing off and posing…

Now the positive parts:

I loved the variety of people I met and their views on the collections and fashion in general! It was a great insight of the fashion scene in an “irrelevant”country, getting its first taste of fashion in general. I couldn’t have thought of a better location to set the mood for the event.


With a few exceptions, most of the models were actually models and could have walked Marc Jacobs in New York just as well ( miss whatever of whatever, love handles are unacceptable and for God’s sake, either learn to walk in heels or just request flats!). So here’s a few fashion NO-NO- JUST-DONT’s:




Aside of the why- the- f#ck-did-you-wear-that and do-you-own-a-mirror girls, there was some form of fashion:

I’m not gonna fail to mention the catastrophic closing of the first night (International designers), with a tasteless display of animal cruelty; a pair of the newest Dior sunglasses, modeled by the most “famous” local h0es (yes, the zero is purposely put there), modeling with a sphynx cat who was mortified!


Although, copy-cats make me sad, I am happy to report, a few designers actually do posses creativity and originality! All is not lost and I’m looking forward to seeing more IDEAS! 

The after party on closing night was awesome with FashionTV’s very own Ania J and we danced on the runway with the models. 

With that being said, Fashion Week Sofia managed to pleasantly surprise me with glamour and fabulousness!

Love, Silvia Mèlange

            Седмица на модата в София: 

                       Есен- Зима 2016


Седмицата на модата Есен-Зима 2016 приключи миналия петък! Блестящо събитие, което препоръчвам да посетите ако сте в София.

Това е първата Седмица на модата, на която присъствам, не просто със съществуващ дрес-код, но задължително Официален! Какво, за Бога, се случи с личния експресивен и уличен стил?!?

Едно птиченце ми каза, че това е едва втория сезон на Модна седмица на София! Определено имат какво да научат, но трябва да призная; не знаех какво да очаквам! Освен факта, че доста “модни блогъри” определено са рециклирали тоалетите си от бала (имам снимки, доказващи твърдението ми), самото шоу беше бляскаво и красиво! Просто ми се искаше да видя повече личен стил, вместо позьорство и парадиране..
По-горе може да видите няколко Защо-за Бога-облече това и Ама-вие-имате-ли-огледало композиции!

Сега за позитивните страни:

Хареса ми разнообразието от хора, които срещнах и тяхната преспектива върху колекциите и самото  шоу. Беше забавно да чуя и видя гледната точка на държава, едва прохождаща от страна на модната индустрия.

С няколко изключения, моделите бяха истински модели, достойни да ходят шоу на Марк Джейкъбс в Ню Йорк (извинете, паласките са недопостими на подиума), или се научете да ходите на токове, или поискайте балеринки!

Ако игнорираме Защо-за-Бога-облече-това момичетата, имаше модели, които ми взеха дъха:

Въпреки, че копирачите ме разочароваха, гордо заявявам, че съществуват български дизайнери със собствени идеи! 

Афтър партито последната вечер беше страхотно! Госта на вечерта беше страхотната Ania J от FashionTV, а гостите танцувахме направо на подиума с моделите. 

Има още много за учене в сравнение със световната модна седмица, но съм горда да обобщя: Седмицата на модата в София ме изненада приятно с бляскавостта си❣

Red carpet look fw2016

Hello, Lovies. As Fashion Week Sofia took place last week, I figured it’s about time I share my first look.

This is the First Fashion Week I participate in with a strict formal dress code. I wasn’t sure what to expect so I placed my bet on a gorgeous silk dress from Bebe (Cocoa Camilla), and my trusty Guess open toe stilettos. Adding some bling with Zara earrings and here is the finished look:

 

 

Stay tuned for more looks from Fashion Week Sofia 2016 and a piece covering my thoughts and impressions from the event.
Stay glamorous, Silvia Mèlange

 

 

 

 

От червения килим: Седмица на модата в София (есен-зима 2016) 



Привет, Любовчета! Седмицата на модата в София приключи и смятам, че е време да ви покажа първият ми тоалет от вечерта.

Това е първата ми модна седмица, изискваща официален дрес код и не бях съвсем сигурна какво да очаквам. Заложих на копринена рокля от Bebe (модел: Cocoa Camilla), и удобните ми стилето обувки от Guess. Добавих малко блясък с обици от Zara и ето завършеният тоалет❣


Оглеждайте се за пост, в който ще споделя впечатленията ми от събитието и още тоалети от червения килим!
С любов, Силвия Меланж

Office morning to a Saturday morning: the walk of shame

Saturday morning, 8 am and yours truly is third in line at Starbucks.. In Friday morning’s casual office look! The only difference between me and the two ladies in front- I didn’t look like it! No heels over my shoulder, no smudged mascara. Ignoring the voice of shame in my head, I was kinda proud of myself. 

The naked truth is, I wasn’t going planing on a crazy night. The original plan was a double date at the end of a long week. Somehow it turned into a quick visit to my favorite bar. It wasn’t one drink and two hours later, I found myself posing in the middle of the street on the way to my favorite club. 

top: Mango denim: Zara shoes: Bianco footwear bag: Guess

I had so much fun, ended up dancing the night away and for a first time in a while, I closed the club down at 7 something in the morning 😂

I thought my walk of shame is leaving the club at such an hour in yesterday morning’s attire. Then I realized, I don’t blend in with the parade of pale faces in tight dresses and messy hair! I managed to leave the house looking perfectly acceptable for a casual Friday at the office, partying all night and still looking like a workaholic on Saturday morning! 

 On the way to Starbucks I took another pic, just to have a base of comparasent:

The secret to my look: a good concealer and the right tinted moisturizer, combined with a waterproof eyeliner and mascara. Don’t forget to drink 200 ml of water for every drink you have throughout the night! 

Cheers, Silvia Mèlange 

Midweek shenanigans 

Wednesday night and your best friend who you haven’t seen (Skype doesn’t count) since 2013, is in town for two days. What do you do?! You get online and you find the most fabulous place having a “Ladies night” and get ready for an adventure. It’s the middle of the week and your head is up in your work projects so you need a plan of action:

 A quick shower upon arriving home, followed by a strong iced coffee can do miracles after even the roughest work days! After you are all pampered and refreshed you have a totally different outlook on life! 

The following tip never fails me: even if you are exhausted and you feel kinda down, dress up and before you know it, you will feel just as glamorous as you look!

 Go ahead, slip on that gorgeous JLo Collection dress, put your favorite almost-summer heels (in my case an open toe Guess stilettos), pair it up with a cute clutch (faux fur) and add some statement jewelry. 

My “theme” for this summer?! Flirt❣ Flirt with colors, lengths, fabrics and boys if you are single ;] But focus on the top part of my statement! 

Your cab’s here!

Xoxo, Silvia Mèlange 


speaking of flirting



Women’s Day look

Yes, I know I’m a day late but Happy Women’s Day! How was everyone’s day yesterday? I had a fabulous day- I was off work, a lovely gesture from my boss and I  went out for drinks with the squad! There were also surprises from my s/o when I came home ❤ Don’t you just love being a woman?! I also took a few snaps of my girls-night-out look on my way out. I’m wearing a custom made Little black dress. I fell in love with the shimmery gold hints blending with the solid black base and purchased the fabric from a small shop in Venice last year, before I was even sure what I’m going to use it for 🙂 It fits perfectly with a Yves Saint Laurent clutch and Guess ankle booties for an effortless and chic week night out. 

What did you do on our day? What did you wear? Let me know in the comments below 🙂 

Stay glamorous, my Lovies!

Xoxo, Silvia Mèlange 

  
  
  

Valentine’s Day look

Happy belayed Valentine’s Day, Lovies!

Single or not, I hope everyone had a lovely Sunday! My s/o and I are not big on all the craziness surrounding February the 14th, so we had a lovely dinner at home, followed by some drinks at our favorite bar. I wore a custom made wool dress, my favorite Guess ankle boots and a faux fur clutch I found at a local market. The gorgeous details on my dress paired perfectly with my Swarovski earrings and I added my favorite Lokai bracelet for balance 😉

Feel free to follow me on Instagram (@SilviaMelange) for daily updates and randomness.

 

With Love, Silvia Mélange

 

 

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Winter coats

Happy Wednesday, Lovies! Today I’ll be sharing the coats I’m currently wearing the most.Winter coats are an investment and an essential part of every woman’s closet, so there is no room for cutting corners. It’s something I usually wear more than one season so I don’t always follow the current craze, trending out on the streets.

A few weeks ago I realized I need a new coat! I wasn’t sure what I’m even looking for, just knew I need one. Upon inspecting my closet, I realized I’m a fan of solid, classic colors and designs, black being the dominant color. I also discovered a few pieces I had forgotten all about but I have to wait for temperatures to get a little above zero before showing you. Cold weather sure has its limits!

I took a stroll around town to check out a few of my favorite stores and I even picked out a few pieces. I was reaching for my wallet when it hit me- I had two black coats on my arm! Black! Again! I quickly returned them and left the store. I know black is easy to style up and it’s a classic but come on now! On the way home I decided I’m going to create a little “gallery” in an attempt to figure out what to “hunt” for next time I get out there.

As I’ve said before, you can’t pass on a good camel coat! It’s chic and feminine, fits both skirts and trousers, even the right pair of denim! Below is my favorite one from Zara, worn as a statement and as a fabulous finish to my office look.


Next on the list are my can’t-stand-it-cold aka, the cockroach jackets. I only wear them layered up on days like today (-12°C). I’ll start with the Benetton and how in love I am with this color: pink, red or a gorgeous mix between the two, it’s all about the light, baby!


Next is my Gina Benotti- an Italian designer with many affordable pieces. This cozy light-grey jacket with a pop of color is my current favorite and it never fails to keep me warm. The design compliments the body in a new way, making a cockroach jacket acceptable to wear to the office ❤

My classic black Guess trench coat can be worn as a statement piece because of the gorgeous buttons but also, semi-casual with chunky heels and designer denim (last year’s Gucci, pictured below). Styled up with a scarf or a wool dress, it’s one of my go-to’s:


My cream Zara wind-stopper never fails when it snows! The classic black Calvin Klein adds glam to the urban cold and Esprit does the job even up in the mountains!



Another black one, this time a wool coat. My beloved Jessica Simpson bell-sleeve. Sometimes a girl needs her statement coat and others, just a scarf does the trick.


We all have that one transition coat! You know, the moment when all of your winter gems make you sweat but it’s too early for a cardigan? Well, this gorgeous Zara is exactly what you need in your life!


There are the times when you can’t wait so you have to trust a wool sweather or a dress, in order to wear a Spring-ish Banana republic (black) coat but it’s all worth it!

Can’t help but mention my favorite transition coat- a custom made grey wool awesomeness:


I believe it’s now clear what I need- colors!!  Stay tuned on my coat situation as I’m also doing the 100 Happy Days challenge on Instagram (an explanation material on that is coming up) so you just know a new coat will make it up on that board ;]

Xo, Silvia Mèlange