Trend Spotting…We Jammin’

11 05 2010

Move over Marley, “rast-ot” in Hebrew, or dreads are apparently big time in Tel Aviv. This place was packed with girls lining up to add a few dreads to their luscious locks, or in some cases, a full head of tightly woven braids a la corn row style!

 Israeli women of all ages are notorious for sporting long, long, often-too-long natural hair. While dreadlocks might have some credence among hippy-chic backpackers, and braids maybe ok for the beach in the Bahamas, (and that’s pushing it) this city girl is tied up and knot running to book her appointment at this quirky salon!





Beer Drinkin’ Babes!

11 05 2010

Tel Aviv was chock-a-block full of style today, but throw the trendy threads aside for a moment and enjoy this:

There is simply nothing more à la mode than a girl who knows how to enjoy the finer things in life. Here are two of them, sharing one fashionable street bench!

Feel the vibe…mid afternoon on a working day…complete strangers…one chow’s down on a ketchup soaked hot dog and the other steals a moment away from work sipping on a beer. Way to go girls and Welcome to Allenby Street!





I’m on a Boat!

5 05 2010

Nautical themed clothes have made it on the Israeli runway. Castro has an inspiring new collection, reminiscent of Chanel’s 2009/2010 Cruise Collection.

Disregard all those old fashion rules about horizontal lines, throw on a huge pair of sunglasses, and step out in something striped! I’d do blue and white, since it’s a classic. Just keep it simple. Think Monte Carlo not Captain Ron!

Here’s an example if you’re not “catching” on: If you’re going to do a stripped top please help us all and don’t wear anchor earrings and rope belt…you’ve got the idea…now go get your YACHT ON!

 





Pretty in Pink…

2 05 2010

….or powder, or beige. Call it what you like, fleshy tones are in. Great news for fashionistas who get their glow from the computer screen! This trend makes the pale princess radiant! Check out what some of my favorite designers are doing with spring’s hottest color.

Israel’s own Alber Elbaz for Lanivin and Stella McCartney:

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Classy and Credible!

26 04 2010

 

Step aside oversized Rayon Blazers and bad jewelry…Channel 2 News anchor Yonit Levi is delivering Israel’s most watched news report with style! She’s a striking beauty, who makes you want to keep on watching. And it’s lucky for us, considering how important the news is to most Israelis.

Since we are not completely shallow and vain here at Always Dressed it must also be mentioned that aside from her beauty and tasteful wardrobe choices, she also has great talent for delivering the news in a compelling and clear way.

 Keep it up Yonit!

If there is such a thing, you’d be a shoe-in for Television New’s Best Dressed!

Stay Beautiful Israel,

Always Dressed





Over-HAUL!

26 04 2010

It’s been a while since I was last in L.A. but I find it hard to belive that denim overalls have hit the streets the way they have in Israel. Yup…overalls, that’s what I said, you heard me! I’m not convinced that women should be walking around looking like big babies, and for that reason if your dying to deck out, head- to- toe in denim, I recommend going with a piece of washed out denim from Sack’s 2010 Spring Summer Collection. The fabrics are oh so soft and lightweight. A great way to look stylish and stay cool this summer.

 

 

These Overalls are NOT okay and should stay on the hardware store shelves where they belong!

Best,

Always Dressed





Beauty Spa Review:

23 04 2010

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I showed up to Chen Face and Beauty for a deep cleansing facial treatment in jeans. I mean who, goes to get pampered in skinnies? Massage + Miss Sixty does NOT = Relax! I should have gone for my favorite new pair of floral tights, which, by the way, are scorching hot right now! Anyhow, lesson learned, and this post isn’t about fashion. It’s about beauty.

Chen’s Spa is a lovely little neighborhood treasure in Ramat Poleg, Netanya. Decorated in all white, with romantic antique chests and chairs scattered thoughtfully throughout; Chen’s intimate atmosphere is a great place to spoil yourself. Before your treatment, enjoy coffee, tea, or sweet treats displayed deliciously in beautiful glass cookie jars, which are for sale in a quaint little boutique overflowing with great girly-girl goodies.

My treatment was by candle light, a relaxing touch. When Chen, who personally does all of the treatments, slathered product on my face that needed time to work its magic, she didn’t leave me alone in the room for an extended period of time where I’m expected to drowse off into happy land but always end up peeling off whatever is covering my eyes and looking aimlessly around the room. Minutes that pass as fast as algebra class for an English student! Instead, I was pleasantly surprised by an arm, and foot and leg massage.

 Apparently steam, isn’t in facial fashion right now. I was a huge skeptic when I heard that there was “another way” to open up my skin in order to remove all of the yucky stuff stuck underneath the surface. But I left utterly glowing and free of red marks, the hallmark of a good facial. There’s nothing more uncomfortable walking around all day with the red evidence of extraction written all over your face…hold that thought, there might be one worse thing… sweaty, stuck-on -you skinnies after a wonderfully relaxing spa treatment!

Enjoy!

Always Dressed