WOMEN IN POWER

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There comes a time when every single one of us stop for a moment and wonder... Who we really are, how do we look from aside, have accomplished enough till now and generally what do we represent as women to the outer world ...  And most of us including my self never see the end of it... I think I never had that moment where I thought my life is complete - and that I have accomplished enough... never. There is always space and place to grow, there are always new ways to improve and there is enough time to leave at least a small mark in this world. And keeping this in mind we can never give up and be happy with what we have now, we always have to want more in order to move forward and make a statement.
I believe most of You already sensed that this article is for You - for all the strong women that fight day to day to to achieve and to receive and generally how this state of mind and lifestyle affects our image.
Lets go back to our beloved 80s... Don't know about You but for me everything that speaks for 80s is something to admire... the music, the fashion, the art... I could go on and on. Its simply the decade of perfection. And never the less the decade of women in power. Generally speaking I would say its the decade where women felt free to wear what they like despite the norms and started the movement of genderless wardrobe. Of course in small steps at a time. As we know it was at the 80s when women entered the workforce in sheer force, and with it came a very aggressive idea of power dressing. Thanks to them we got the wide shoulders , the structural shapes and most of all a lot thinner line between men and women styles. Women in the work force were popularizing the idea of “power dressing” summarizing the fashion of the decade and the modern-woman’s desire to break free from traditional gender roles and make their mark in the business world. 
While we can not be grateful enough for the women of 80s it seems that we keep up the good work in a lot fiercer way nowadays as well. Not only do we keep our ground strong and firm - we continue to spread the strong woman image in a lot simpler times. Im sure You will agree with me that fashion today is harder to define than ever, with a sense of individuality and self-expression.  Women are looking to embrace their femininity while also incorporating traditionally masculine-styles into their wardrobes. Fashion seems to be in a state of constant growth and exploration, while nods to past decades continuously find themselves embedded in every season’s “trends. "
Meaning we are left without any concrete trends or fashion statements, but the freedom to dress to express - our selves, our lifestyles, our believes through fashion. Tell me if I'm wrong but that seems to be the best stage we could have ever dreamed of.
Moving on to the outfit that Im wearing... Caught by the mood of feminity and power, in the best place for that in the world, inspired by all the career woman surrounding me, I wanted to mix and match 80s with nowadays. And honestly I was smart enough to take  Renata Mikailionyte's pieces in my luggage that spoke the topic better than anything else. A short moment  about the designer so that You would get the idea  - RM creates thin lined gender clothes for women that fear nothing, at least that was my first expression when I saw her collection. As You can see the west gives a sharp manly image to the whole outfit, especially matched with classic shaped pants with a typical 80s print, so that You can easily state that this is a typical classic look, yet matched with expressive bag and military boots it gets to a completely new modern classic look. 
To sum up we live in the times that give no rules, no boundaries. We have all the rights and all the freedom to do or to look as we wish. Lets not only be glad about it but lets make the best of it.

Eyes Mast chooses:
 

West / Renata Mikailionyte
Shirt / DKNY
Pants / Renata Mikailionyte
Watch / Triwa
Bag / Juozas Statkevicius
Boots / INCH2


Photo / Clifton Prescod


So melancholic but You asked for it Yourself haha!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CUr0bnDCfM

North pole

Well... jumping from +30 to minus 20 is something... without mentioning the crucial feeling its quite charming! You get to jump from stilettos to winter boots, from silk dresses to parkas and from one piece at a time to at least 4 layers. Cant complain!
Having to spend a week in Africa led me to a wide range of inspirations... life wise and well of course fashion. Also I had the time to go through whole Eyes Mast feed and got new exciting thoughts that I will be bringing in 2017... hope You ll like it!
Anyways most important moment when I got back wasn't the fact that I have to unpack, as well Im sure most of You like myself simply hate that part... it was the "what the hell to wear at this weather" moment... Fact of missing almost all of my winter clothes didn't quite help choosing, but in the end nature helped to make the right decision with a gift of minus 20 degrees in the morning...
So mainly my outfit idea narrowed to a very clear look - the warm and comfortable outfit that would fit perfectly whilst running around the city and spending half of the time outside. I knew that my day simply can not start without the right pair of leather pants, as lets be fair in any look they make the right statement.  And honestly I decided not to pay much attention to the tops as well u know those days when You simply wanna go for a hoodie?So I did and for that I chose new local brand called My Face sadly U cant really see it as its too cold to open the parka but Im sure You love their job, so go check it out, as I fell in love with their concept and well the quality. And my main target was the perfect jacket and the right pair of boots. After going through my winter closet I chose this beautiful Cultus oversized parka that perfectly fits in to the busy city life and well helps You to survive any weather You choose to be in, which in our case is well north pole isn't it?
Another insanely important moment is a bag , which has to go along with the perfect oversized parka. So what does it mean? Bag has to be big and juicy! Meaning it has to fit half of Your life in it! haha! And let me make sure it did.
So lets get to the point - during these insanely cold winter days You have to choose the right outfits and well when if not now let our selves be loose and oversized ? I say now ! So go ahead and get You favourite oversize piece and run down the streets feeling comfy and fabulous!

P.S.
Little something for the lovely ladies interested in E.M. music
Now listening to : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwDoRPcPxtc

Eyes Mast chooses:

Parka / Cultus 
Hoodie / My Face
Leggings / H&M
Boots / INCH2
Glasses / Dior
Bag / TYLA

Photo / Egle Juozaityte


 

keep it simple

So my dear readers... New Year is just around the corner... I have to ask - so how was Your 2016?? Do You have any resolutions for the upcoming year? I know I do.. As well there is always space and place to be a better person than we are right? I sure as hell know that I ll try to bring You more, interesting articles, new projects, fresh collaborations and well a lot more insights on our main topic of all - style! Actually I am sitting in my favourite writing place La Cave Bistro in Vilnius.. looking at all the people passing by and thinking that we had actually quite amazing years didn't we`?? First of all they started in New York, then brought me to Rome, Milan and Paris for quite a few times...lets not forget our beloved Paris Fashion Week, oh and the mountains in Chamonix  ...  winterish London... I have to say it was quite a year.. full of inspiration and full of excitement. So lets hope next year will be ten times stronger and bigger right? 
So lets get back to the fact that New Years eve is actually tomorrow and here we are having the same head ache of : WHAT TO WEAR! It starts to grow into us doesn't it? Haha ! As really when I think this is the question that I ask myself the most, Im sure You do too ! But thats only good! To be completely honest I decided not to celebrate New Years this year with a fancy dress, fabulous heels and perfect evening makeup, in stead I chose to be myself as I am most of the time, in my INCH2 boots, tartan pants and a great black coat, with no hair style, with a natural and fresh makeup and well my head up high... Im sure You are all surprised, believe me I am too, but on the other hand don't we feel the best in pieces that we love and pieces that state who we really are? And well ... each year we kinda do the same thing, search for a perfect dress, try to get an appointment with our beloved make up artist as we want to look fabulous and well of course search for a perfect pair of heels that I can't remember that I actually have found haha... so why not do everything differently this year?
I know You ll think that I am crazy and I am missing the one night per year that we let our selves look as good as we possibly can, but what doesn't let us have such evenings during the year without any occasion ? I myself prefer to have those magical moments with those perfect outfits in the least expected places and spaces... Then life becomes a lot more charming and fabulous no? Yes yes.. 
So a bit about the chosen outfit... I have noticed that during this winter I kinda missed out on my most favourite style of all - the rock'n'roll chic! As You are used to see me like this almost all spring and autumn.. So i thought to myself if it came to my head I have to do it and start my New Year in my own shoes. I thought all I am missing is the perfect pair of pants, so I guess my fancy new year dress hunt was changed to the crucial hunt for the perfect pair of tartan pants... guess spending last week in London had to do something with it! So I am proud to say that omg I have found them... and in the place that You would least expect... and that is Pando . I was surprised myself too as well we all tend to think that this brand is all about guys on their bikes, and mostly it is but who would think that they have crazy good pieces for women? So I was lucky enough to find these crazy good ones and place them in my beloved and super selective wardrobe..
Anyhow I wish You all a lovely New Years eve... Im sure You ll have a great one and well my wish to You is - keep it simple!
Love Eyes Mast

Eyes Mast chooses:

Coat / Pando
Cardigan / Massimo Dutti
Pants / Pando
Boots /  Inch2
Watch / Triwa
Bag / Chanel


Photo / Egle Juozaityte