My dear fashionistas, welcome to my first fashion story in 2023. Marko conveyed all your questions to me, as well as numerous compliments for my fashion stories, so I made an effort to set aside time to share new inspirational fashion outfit with you. Elegance and refinement are always in style, it’s just a question of how to harmonize it with your age. Young people find elegance boring, so when they try to reach that formal level of elegance, they look much older… Elegance is something much more than clothes, it’s a matter of feeling that comes by itself. You have to work on yourself to be able to be happy with yourself and thus reach that level of refinement and elegance that radiates from you and becomes your mirror.

Even when I was younger, people always told me how different I was because of my attitude and behavior, a typical young lady with attitude. I have always been guided by some inner feeling and I am still guided by it today after so many years. Elegance has nothing to do with age, but the experience you gain over the years will help you more easily reach that certain level of elegance and refinement that all women aspire to.

Elegance is hidden in simplicity and small details that can make any outfit unique and special. In addition to clothes, the attitude and energy you radiate is very important, in order to leave an impression on others, you must be full of self-confidence and self-belief. If you don’t love yourself or don’t believe in yourself, believe me, others won’t love, appreciate and respect you either. Once you master that then you can move on to the fashion aspect. Every woman who wants to be elegant, noticed and chic must take strict care in choosing details such as jewelry, leather goods, shoes and fashion accessories. Elegance is also reflected in the way you carry the bag. You must know how to carry all the things you carry and not let them carry you.

The way you style your hair sends different messages to people and you must always be well-groomed. When I say well-groomed, I mean that a woman should be clean and cosmetically sanctified, today the cosmetic industry has progressed so much that there are creams, serums, masks and various other kind of products that are adapted for women and men of all ages, so you should carry out your care using adequate products. Creams don’t have to be expensive, even sometimes cheap products like ordinary baby soap and the classic blue Nivea cream can make your skin look beautiful. All this is necessary for a lady to be elegant and refined.

In today’s fashion story, I will present you some fashion pieces from my favorite Italian brand – Max Mara. Max Mara is a world famous Italian fashion brand. It was founded in 1951 in Reggio Emilia by Mr. Achille Maramotti. This legendary brand sponsors and awards the Max Mara Women’s Art Award. Achille Maramotti began creating wardrobes in 1947, and officially founded the Max Mara fashion house in 1951. How did the brand name come about?

The second word of the brand – “Mara” was derived from Mr. Maramotti surname, while “Max” referred to Count Max, a local legend, who was rarely sober, but always so classy and stylish! Mr. Maramotti was one of the first to see that the future of women’s fashion lay in the mass production of designer quality clothing. He also wanted to put his Max Mara brand at the top in front of the names of individual designers, although he hired Karl Lagerfeld, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Dolce & Gabbana, Narciso Rodriguez and Anne Marie Beretta. The company is still in the hands of the family and is one of the best family fashion businesses in the world.

The Max Mara group has 35 brands in its fashion empire, of which the Max Mara brand remains the heart of the company to this day. Other brands include Sportmax, Sportmax Code, Weekend Max Mara, Marella, Pennyblack, iBlues, MAX&Co. and Marina Rinaldi. An interesting information is that Marina Rinaldi is a brand founded in 1980 and named after the greatmother of Mr. Maramotti.

Max Mara is my favorite brand because it absolutely meets my criteria when it comes to wardrobe, which are: quality, interesting models and cuts, good selection of materials, as well as fine processing of materials. I believe you all have seen by now how much I love fur and cashmere, so this fur coat is my new fashion love that I am sure I will wear for a long time and beautifully. This coat is made of the finest pure cashmere, while the front side of the coat is made of high-quality mink fur.

In addition to the excellent combination of materials, the very model of this coat is modern and unusual. Depending on what you plan to wear with this coat, it can be nicely combined with elegant outfits, as well as with some relaxed everyday casual outfits. In addition to coats, blouses and trousers are also part of the Max Mara collection. The top is made of cashmere, while the trousers are made of the finest wool.

If you want to know more about the Italian fashion house Max Mara and discover what the Maramotti family has prepared for the new fashion season, visit their official online store and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

OUTFIT

Mink – Cashmere Coat: Max Mara

Pearl brooch with rhodium plated silver: Ohrid Pearl Filevi 1928

Pearl earrings with Marcasite sterling silver: Ohrid Pearl Filevi 1928

Top: Max Mara

Trousers: Max Mara

Bag: Hermes

Shoes: CHANTAL 1962

In addition to a nice and quality coat, I always like to wear pearls, which have always been a timeless fashion classic. My outfit today was enriched by a rhodium-plated silver pearl brooch and earrings from the famous Macedonian brand Ohrid Pearl Filevi 1928.

The Filevi family is a family that has been producing Ohrid pearls since 1928, which is confirmed by historical facts and numerous institutions. The secret of making Ohrid pearls is still one of the most closely guarded secrets of this family, which combines pearls into creative pearl necklaces and bracelets, and has been passed down from generation to generation for the fourth generation. When we talk about pearl, we always think of the pearl that is in the shell, but the Ohrid pearl is much more than that and has a more specific way of production. It is extremely important to note that there are only two families in Ohrid who know the secret of making the famous Ohrid pearl.

The Ohrid pearl is not found in the shell, but is made by taking the brightest (inner) part of the shell, processing it well and obtaining the desired shape – a grain of mother-of-pearl. Another process of grain processing is coating the already obtained mother-of-pearl grain with an emulsion obtained from the scales of the Ohrid fish – Alburnus scoranza. Today, several new models of Ohrid pearl necklaces appeared, which accentuated certain events such as weddings, celebrations and visits, girlfriend proposals and many others.

The Filevi family – Ohrid Pearl Filevi 1928 offers a rich collection of unique handmade jewelry. A large selection of different colors of cultured natural pearls allows you to choose the ideal piece of jewelry for your sensibility. Each creation is characterized by an individual approach to conception and design. They are made in different lengths according to the customer’s wishes. Their jewelry is for people who want to be different, with a unique fashion style.

Pearl earrings that complete my outfit are Pearl earrings with Marcasite sterling silver and iconic Pearl brooch with rhodium plated silver. You can find the rich Filevi 1928 collection of Ohrid pearls and jewelry with classic, marquise and rhodium silver in the center of Belgrade (Serbia), at Knez Mihailova 29, in the passage next to the Progress Gallery.

Also if you are going to the heart of North Macedonia – Ohrid and visiting the capital Skopje, take the opportunity to visit their stores.

The making of Filevi 1928 jewelry is a real art and each handcrafted piece of Filevi jewelry has, above all, a special sentimental value. Passion for jewelry and love for fine craftsmanship is reflected in every single piece of Filevi 1928 jewelry. All you have to do is imagine and wish for an Ohrid pearl, and Filevi 1928 is here to create and realize your wishes and ideas together with you.

If you want to know more about Ohrid Pearl Filevi 1928 brand and discover the world of Ohrid pearls, visit their official online store and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Every woman who wants to achieve an elegant look must always have nice shoes. This time I decided on shoes from the Italian brand CHANTAL 1962, which has been making quality shoes with unusual designs for more than 60 years. The shoes you can see in today’s fashion story are made of plush with Swarovski crystal details. In addition to beauty, these shoes are decorated with comfort, which is important when choosing footwear.

I hope you enjoyed my fashion story today. I am currently in the capital of Qatar – Doha and I will show you some outfits that can serve as inspiration for the new spring season that is knocking on our door. See you in a few days at the same place, with some new interesting story.

Best Regards,

Rose

This post is sponsored by the Max Mara, CHANTAL 1962 and Ohrid Pearl Filevi 1928 brands. This post is my personal and honest review of their products.

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Juliet
Juliet
1 year ago

Dear Ms. Rose, you look fantastic and you definitely have style. Your Max Mara coat is great especially because it is a combination of cashmere and mink, and the model is ultra modern. The top goes really well with the coat and your beautiful Birkin which is WOW!

Elisabeth
Elisabeth
1 year ago

This is truly a woman of style! Dear Mrs. Rose, you look divine, this outfit is great on you and you can see that the mink is of high quality. I love the Max Mara brand, I have their Teddy coat and classic cashmere coat, as well as several of their skirts and pants. Max Mara is truly an iconic brand, but I honestly don’t know who would present this brand in a more elegant and better way than you.

Sebastian
Sebastian
1 year ago

I like your fashion stories because besides the perfect style, we can all learn something from your stories. I believe it is more clear to everyone who your son is talented in writing exceptional stories. I wish you the best of luck in your future work!

Clara
Clara
1 year ago

Dear Rose, you are a woman with very singular and refined taste. I am glad that there are still women like you and that women continue with their lives after the age of 50, regardless of the fact that their children are grown up and their lives go on. That’s great of your son to support you in being featured on his blog. I really like your Max Mara coat, as well as every other part of your outfit because each of them is perfect in its own way. I wish my mom had the guts to wear some things… Read more »

Kamila
Kamila
1 year ago

Dear Mrs. Rose, you look wonderful and I read your story in one sitting! You have style and a special energy. Regarding your outfit, I would single out the Max Mara fur coat and the Birkin bag, which is a timeless piece that hardly any of us can have in our wardrobe. I admire you for being a successful woman and it shows that you have built yourself up over the years and that you love yourself in the best possible way.