There is basically no other sexier type of dressing than slip dressing, which can include everything from slip dresses, camisole tops, wrap skirts and essentially everything that is made of or made to look like silk… for outdoor wearing though. Sometimes, it’s ok to be a little bit sexy. Why not…? Like LSD writes in her Instagram bio, Why be boring…? Of course slip dresses are not meant for everyone, because not all of us are blessed with a body like Bella Hadid’s who seems to love slip dresses by the way.  To my point, muffin top… which usually happens after you are a mom.  Yes, don’t believe those Instagram accounts when they show you those moms perfect bodies, those are more perfect posture than anything else.  For those normal looking people like you and me I have only one suggestion, Spanx. They can do wonders… I don’t have a slip dresses in my closet yet, but I’m soon getting one because not only are they romantic and alluring but they also look very comfy…

slip dressing, kate moss in cami dress via belle vivir

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Who doesn’t love a good deal…? Especially those of very chic and glamorous items like these ones I have scored for you, below… From a Graphic Tray to a Tusk Table that can be either used as a dining table or an entry table…

A very glamorous black and white stripped tray by Kelly Behum Studio from $525 to $367 available here

Mepra 5pc Cutlery set in brass color from $156 to $99, Made in Italy available here.

Wooden Tusk dining table, it could also be used as a entry table from $1,998 to $1,599, here.

Leather Fur-Trim Gloves from $235 to $117 for those colder days ahead, here.

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Jean Louis Denoit's Chateau in Chantilly foyer via blle vivir blogWhen I saw Jean Louis Deniot‘s chateau in Chantilly, the first thought that came to mind was Neoclassical reference with a sense of drama and a dose of modern touches.  In Jean Louis Deniot’s hands such modern touches are never boring or plain as is often found in modern design, but instead are also rooted in the classics.  He usually emphasizes the classical details further by adding more molding and painting them in contrasting tones to make them more pronounced… Jean Louis Deniot’s Chateau in Chantilly is one of his first homes… when he purchased it, it was practically abandoned with only one bathroom and one bedroom.  The proximity to Paris was what interested him and prompted him to buy the country house.  Deniot redid everything converting the chateau in a seven-bedroom home over three floors.  ‘When you create something that is one hundred percent contemporary, it can feel quite soulless.  When you create something timeless, it’s because you don’t want it to feel out of fashion’  Deniot says.  A very similar statement to what I said when I posted about Interpreting Classic Style in Home Decor.  Of course modern and contemporary design can also be inspired in the classics.

Jean Louis Denoit's Chateau in Chantilly living room via blle vivir blog

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August is a month with not much happening in the Cultural or Fashion scene.  This is the month when many people in Europe take their vacation.  Mayor cities like Paris become empty when their denizens take off to the plages or country side Perhaps something not too bad for a tourist that prefers to stroll the streets of Paris solo, like we did two summers ago.  In America, however there is no such thing as taking a month-long vacation… yet still we prefer to say outdoors and enjoy the warm weather as long as we can.

For those who still prefer to head inside during those very hot afternoons, here are a few interesting fashion and cultural events around the world available this month, from fashion to Arts, and to take a look at those events that are trailing from past months you can go here.

London,

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More often than we think Fashion brands get inspiration from main street.  In the case of The Kaftan, there is no exception.  The Kaftan is a unisex loose gown with full sleeves that originated in the far east, became a symbol of the hippy culture of the 60’s to eventually rise to become a representation of wealth and the jet-set.  Today, is an essential item in every fashionable woman’s summer suitcase.  Vogue declared the kaftan ‘as an essential garment for every member of the jet-set’.  Although a unisex gown is mostly worn by women now a days, unless you happen to be a very eccentric male of the name Wary Ahluwalia

The Kaftan lee radziwil turkish drawing room belle vivir

The Kaftan today comes in many different fabric and length: from minimal ones to more exotic and embellished evening-inspired ones… Many Fashion Designers have created collections inspired in the far east culture and the kaftan has been interpreted in many ways… from short sexy versions by Tom Ford to more sophisticated ones by Balenciaga and Christian Dior… It’s also associated with the very lavish Turkish interiors, as a matter of fact, Sultans from the Ottoman empire worn very glamorous versions of it.

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