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The Refined Gamine, Marciano

The Refined Gamine, Marciano

1. Focal Point

The cropped bra top establishes the Focal Point with a curved line across the bust-line, in keeping with the curved clean lines of the Refined Gamine.

3. Ornament

The studs inlaid into the top work because they are small, closely spaced and match the earrings. They serve as ornament, strengthen the line and add intensity.

2. Line

The top and skirt have clean, well-defined lines in this Alpha ensemble. The straps add intensity and keep the emphasis from dropping to the midriff.

4. Fabric

This medium-weight smooth-finish fabric is probably stretch, but its tight weave and obvious body make it a good choice for a Refined Gamine.

The True Romantic, Elegant Outerwear

The True Romantic, Elegant Outerwear

1. Focal Point

The wide, somewhat open, fur collar of this coat has the strength to mark the True Romantic Focal Point of the chest.

3. Fabric

The soft balanced weave of the Fabric of this coat also has a lovely texture. The wide belt offsets the slight heaviness of the Fabric.

2. Ornament

The matching gloves, belt and purse provide the rhythmical Ornament necessary to this Style. Note the repetition of the horizontal in the purse and belt.

4. Line

The necessary Omega Line is shown in the open collar, wide belt and slightly dropped underarm. Here, the Omega silhouette is stronger in the bodice than the skirt.

The Elaborate Romantic, Vogue Australia

The Elaborate Romantic, Vogue Australia

1. Focal Point

The cut-away shoulder with a curved neckline, the cascading collar necklace and the detailed, swirled print collaborate to focus the eye at the Elaborate Romantic Focal Point.

3. Fabric

The detailed, swirled print focuses the drama of the Elaborate Romantic. The soft, lightweight, smooth fabric drapes perfectly for this high glamour Style.

2. Ornament

The layered necklaces relate beautifully to each other and to the belt and bracelets. The delicacy and detail of the belt, gold necklace and braids are perfect.

4. Line

The Alpha or fitted silhouette of the Elaborate Romantic is best with closure at the wrists and ankles and with a somewhat fitted torso, as you see here.

The Elaborate Gamine, Chloé

The Elaborate Gamine, Chloé

1. Focal Point

The high waisted pant with a significant waistband brackets the Elaborate Gamine Focal Point of the high hip.

3. Line

The crisscrossed Lines of the Elaborate Gamine Silhouette add interest and excitement to a Style that expresses itself through opposition of Line.

2. Fabric

The pleating adds texture and weight to this soft printed Fabric, allowing the Silhouette of the Elaborate Gamine to drape with purpose and grace.

4. Ornament

Ornament is not rhythmical, so adventurous jewelry and accessories are always good as long as the Ornament is kept somewhat minimal.

The True Dramatic, Elle Magazine

The True Dramatic, Elle Magazine

1. Focal Point

The peplum skirt ends at the upper thigh Focal Point of the True Dramatic. The extended shoulder panels direct the eye out at the shoulder and down.

3. Ornament

Ornament is used rhythmically in a way that maintain the extreme clarity of Line. Here the round earring repeats the elegant disc shape of the hat.

2. Line

The True Dramatic Line is clean and sculptured, encasing the body. Here, tailoring that divides the body vertically into two halves is very effective.

4. Fabric

Medium-weight, firm, tightly woven, balanced weave fabrics cooperate to establish the amazing clean Line of the True Dramatic. Texture fights with this Style.

The True Dramatic, 25 Magazine

The True Dramatic, 25 Magazine

1. Focal Point

This short dress ends at the upper thigh Focal Point. This Focal Point is the point of an imaginary V formed by the shoulders and the hem of the dress.

3. Ornament

The double-V prongs of the bracelet repeat the V neckline. A clean V-shape earring or necklace could also have contributed to this look.

2. Line

The clean V-shaped silhouette of the True Dramatic is effectively reiterated in the deep V neckline and emphasized by the sharp shoulders.

4. Fabric

Overall sequins come perilously close to texture here, but the shine, medium weight and emphatically clean line rescue this glamorous dress.

The True Dramatic, InStyle Magazine

The True Dramatic, InStyle Magazine

1. Focal Point

The jacket doesn’t quite hit the True Dramatic Focal Point of the Upper Thigh. A longer jacket would be even better.

3. Ornament

The matching silver bracelet and necklace are working to create rhythm. More ornament that also repeated the V line of the suit would be even better.

2. Line

The firm shoulder and effective deep V neckline would be even better with a peaked rather than shawl lapel. The horizontal pocket details are distracting here.

4. Fabric

This medium-weight, firm, balanced-weave, smooth finished Fabric works well for the True Dramatic. The shiny lapels add needed glamour.

The True Dramatic, Clean Glamour

The True Dramatic, Clean Glamour

1. Focal Point

The slit at the upper thigh establishes the True Dramatic Focal Point with an appropriate long clean Alpha or fitted Line.

3. Ornament

The repetition of the slashed line at the hip and chest also works as Ornament. The studded bracelet and clean hoop earrings could relate more.

2. Line

The True Dramatic achieves glamour here with long clean Lines, side-to-side differentiation and a shoulder Line that extends slightly beyond the shoulder.

4. Fabric

Since True Dramatic Fabrics don’t have to be similar, the crisp transparent sleeve helps to balance the slightly heavy and soft velvet evening dress.

The True Dramatic, Harper’s Bazaar

The True Dramatic, Harper’s Bazaar

1. Focal Point

The bound white slit at the upper thigh marks the Focal Point of the True Dramatic. The white binding tape becomes essential in a dress of such few details.

3. Ornament

Ornamental Rhythm is achieved with the narrow ivory strap of the small purse and the matching narrow bangles and multiple matching rings.

2. Line

The long clean uninterrupted narrow Alpha Line of the True Dramatic is achieved here in the long ivory line that runs from under the arm all the way to the hemline.

4. Fabric

Fabrics for the True Dramatic are firm, medium-weight, smooth and of a balanced weave, in order to manifest a long clean sculpted Alpha Line.

The Elaborate Gamine, Max & Co.

The Elaborate Gamine, Max & Co.

1. Focal Point

The high hip or hipbone is the Focal Point for the Elaborate Gamine. Here, the Focal Point is clearly marked by the bottom of the red sweater.

3. Line

The three-part Silhouette of the Elaborate Gamine is especially obvious with the red sweater. The loose fit of the three pieces gives an Omega or open Line.

2. Fabric

The cable knit and fur textures drape softly and the use of print adds interest for the Elaborate Gamine. Similar Fabric weights ensure Fabric harmony.

4. Ornament

Ornament for the Elaborate Gamine is often minimal. The interesting cable knit of the sweater substitutes for Ornament as well as providing texture.