15/06/2015

Fashion Made in Luxembourg: Manalena

fashion blogger luxembourg blue coat Manalena

Today is a pretty exciting day for me as it is the start of a new blog series that is really dear to my heart. Since I've been moving back to Luxembourg last summer I was thinking about how to give my blog a more local impact without neglecting my actual subjects: Fashion and beauty. In fact I already knew that Luxembourg has some fashion designers but it was only at the last edition of the "Lët'z Go Local" market that I discovered how many talented fashion creators we actually have and how amazing their designs actually are. So I started getting in contact with them and the first brand I'm now going to introduce is Manalena.
Manalena is the fashion brand of Maddalena Oliva, a likeable young women with Italian roots, born in Luxembourg. For her designs she gets inspired by her many travels so the high quality clothes that are being produced in Italy, are inspired by all different cultures. The brand pays attention to the expertise of the producers but also wants to make sure that they are treated in a respectful and human way. At Manalena you won't find fast fashion that neglects its producers, but qualitative Italian prêt-à-porter. 
Manalena pays a lot of attention to details which can be seen in the extraordinary designs, but also in the fact that the clothes are only being sold in stores that respect the value of the brand. In the Hawaiian language, "Mana" means "inner energy" and the brand wants to celebrate positivism which can be seen in the clothes full of joie de vivre. 

fashion blogger luxembourg blue coat Manalena

fashion blogger luxembourg blue coat Manalena

fashion blogger luxembourg blue coat Manalena

fashion blogger luxembourg blue coat Manalena

fashion blogger luxembourg blue coat Manalena

fashion blogger luxembourg blue coat Manalena

fashion blogger luxembourg blue coat Manalena

fashion blogger luxembourg blue coat Manalena

fashion blogger luxembourg blue coat Manalena

fashion blogger luxembourg blue coat Manalena

pictures by Claude

coat - MANALENA, dress - H&M, clutch - MANGO, kitten heels - CLARKS, necklace - PIERRE LANG, sunnies - RALPH LAUREN

For these pictures I got the stunning Roberta coat, which I didn't just choose because it's blue, my favourite colour for clothes, but also because it has such an elegant and feminine touch. The little black details make it all the more special and so I decided to combine it with a black dress to highlight these details. I think the feminine silhouette is perfect for women of all shapes.
If you already had a look at the web shop of Manalena you will know that the brand has plenty of colours and patterns to offer and in my next post about Manalena I will present one of the really summery items. There will also be an interview with the designer so you should stay tuned for more fashion made in Luxembourg. Meanwhile you can show the designer some love by following on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

14 comments:

  1. hi carmen, this outfit is amazing,yoou look so chic and elegant..i like you trench...
    amazing pics
    kisses

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  2. Such a great initiative, looking forward to read the series about designers in Lux! Claude took fantastic photos, this style suites you so much!

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    1. Thanks so much, I'm really glad you like the project :)
      xx

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  3. Coole Look. Den Mantel ass wonnerschéin!

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  4. Aw what a lovely little feature! I'm looking forward to hearing more about where you live :) this coat is beautiful, so elegant too! x

    Hannah x | hannatalks

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  5. Wow, love the color and style. You are looking so pretty! Kisses <3

    http://www.rakhshanda-chamberofbeauty.com/

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  6. Ein ganz toller Style liebe Carmen. Der Mantel ist einfach super schön!

    Liebe Grüße Jessy von Kleidermädchen

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  7. Love it! Everything looks perfect ;)

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  8. I simply love the whole look I think it's my favourite look from all the time. This coat is amazing when you showed it to me the first time I knew you were going to create a perfect look around it, should have stolen it from you though :) and you should wear this lipstick more often, you look beautiful big hug<3

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  9. Déck flott! An deng Hoer si genial :) :*

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  10. Wow, very nice coat, I was also at the Letz go local market and saw their amazing clothes, the prices are a bit high, but it is understandable as the quality is very good and as you said their clothes are made in Europe and the designer takes care of ther production workers.

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    1. Yes that's a fact one should be willing to pay a little more for. And also there's always the possibility to shop during sales when the designer gives around 30% off :)
      xx

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