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Village girl, or  a french girl, as we all like to call it nowadays.  And when it comes to french style, Françoise Hardy or Jane Birkin with their iconic fringe, mini skirts and all the wicker baskets come to my mind. As well as today’s instagram goddesses Louise Follain, Jeanne Damas and many others. All of them are ambassadors of this effortless chic lifestyle that connects everything from clothing and accessories to morning coffee and book on your bedside table.

To be frank, I have no clue if all of that is french at all, I was born and raised in grey and cold post-soviet Lithuania (awesome excuse for lack of knowledge), but it looks like it and I love to think that it is like that. There is no secret that I have a sweet spot for all things parisian and since weather has warmed up so much recently, this affection goes only stronger.

Adding to this, there’s no better time to fill up your closet with wrap skirts and printed dresses. For a real french girl feel and quality designs, check these four online stores below. You will not go wrong with any of them. Alternatively, you could also check out local vintage boutiques, it is very likely you would find some wicked treasures there, however, today let’s see what’s out in the world.

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ivoblog --- vintage finds 8
Wearing: vintage vintage vintage
Photos by @_greea

You know me, usually at least one item in my outfit is vintage. I like to mix it up and don’t try to tell me that I can’t wear my 0.5 eur skirt with a Hermès bag – I won’t listen. Actually, I believe that it is exactly the key to creating a unique look. Designer pieces are great, high street fashion is fun to play around with, yet very often a vintage item is the one that attracts everyone’s attention and gets complimented the most. Well, at least for me it is.

This time my outfit is all vintage, there’s not much mixing (except the shoes, which I bought as an emergency pair of heels for £3 in Primark). I did that on purpose, to show that it is possible to create a look that overall costs less than grabbing a drink on a Friday night out. You know what the total cost is? Around 6 eur. I get asked a lot, HOW do I do it, so today I decided to give you a little how to. There’s no magic, unfortunately, only basic guidelines I try to follow when I’m hunting for second hand treasures.

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ivoblog --- 5min makeup

See my face in the selfie above? Even though the biggest secret is a great night sleep (and happiness after having a morning croissant), I’m wearing makeup too. Not much of it, since I’m surely too lazy to spend an hour in the morning to fake my beauty. However, there are few things on my face. Over the years I found some tricks that take around 5 minutes and only a few essential products to make myself presentable.  This is the look I go for when there is no time for more (a.k.a always), when I have meetings straight after a flight (no one should travel with makeup on!) and also when it’s only 11AM on a Sunday, like in a pic above. Honestly, I believe this is all you need on a daily basis (well maybe a touch of red lipstick from time to time), it’s spring after all!

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Last weekend was quite intense! Since I’m back in Lithuania for the moment, it’s a pleasure to participate in all kind of fashion events here. Mados Infekcija is definitely the biggest and most important of them all.  The primary plan was to prepare an article ranking my favorite collections and outfits from MI. However, the organization of the event is probably the weakest element of all. I sent an email request for the press package with photos yesterday and got an instant reply that the photos are not ready yet. Oh well. Let’s hope they will be ready before the next event. I’m not even talking about the fact that I had to ask for the pictures. Or about seating problems or massive delays. As sad as it would be, it was like that as far as I remember, chances are, it was like that for the whole period of twenty years. So is it even logical to expect some improvements in the future? I strongly doubt it.

On the other hand, maybe it’s for the best. I am no expert after all. So, instead of pile of rambling thoughts and another attempt to position myself as a very well informed fashionista, enjoy this  laconic collection of snaps I made during the weekend. All in all, it was a lot of fun. And a lot of red.

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1/ Makeup for the first day of MI, I like to call it my signature lip // 2/ MI Skulls everywhere // 3/ With my partner in crime @neretos, shot by @redamphotography

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4/6/ Indulging in pink-red light all around // 5/ The catwalk where the magic happened

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ivoblog --- lindex - ootd

blouse and turtleneck – Lindex, trousers – vintage, sneakers – Deichmann 

photos by Greta Zilinskaite

Layers of clothing and layers of thoughts. For me it’s quite easy just to sit down and write. It can last for hours and it’s always been like that. However, when it comes to describing my outfits, I get an instant block in my head. Is it just me, or is that completely normal? I mean, I could give you tips, I’m pretty good at giving advices, yet talking about what I’m currently wearing seems a bit vain. A small paragraph – yes, that feels right, but a whole article… That sounds like a waste of time. There are a bunch of pictures for you to see what I am wearing, right?

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bag – Lindex, denim – Lindex, top – H&M, cardigan – Sundays

Hello there! I am back again. I should probably say Happy New Year since I have not written a blog post for hundred years. The year is pretty happy so far. And since it is such a sunny day and I am back in Milan for a bit, I decided to post this unpublished look taken, well, I will not even tell you when. However, everything that you see in these pictures is still in my wardrobe and have become everyday staples.

This post is also a tiny update to prepare you for more to come! I have been planning some quite exciting stuff recently, I hope you will enjoy it. As I am going to!

-I.VO-

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