July 8th, 2014

A Year In Style – Part 1

The headline in English and German was “Law and Fashion” and it was the first post by Style Nouveau Blog on June 18th, 2013. As an autobiographical post I could have also headlined it “About Jonela” or rather “Dr. Jonela Hoxhaj or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Confessed to Fashion”;-) That first blog entry was as long as probably only a mad-for-fashion-lawyer could manage…. . It was followed by several other posts about personal style, travel, art and other life style themes, garnished with a bit of history, literature, love of my native country, with a wink here and there.
The year went by in a flash; so it is time to celebrate the first anniversary. Here are some published and unpublished pictures from one year Style Nouveau Blog. Since there were many favourites in the “archives”, I decided to publish two anniversary blog posts. As they say: Two are better than one….. .

March 2014, before a dinner at Schlosshotel Kronberg wearing a Versus dress from The Outnet.com, Semilla high heels from Luisaviaroma Firenze, vintage Christian Lacroix clutch 



Dezember 2013, at Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt wearing a cashmere jumper by Burberry, a Prada skirt made of St. Gallen lace, Fendi shoes, vintage Mulberry bag 


Antwerp, October 2013, Hotel ‘T Sandtduring a stay for visiting the exhibition “Happy Birthday Dear Academy” at the Fashion Museum (MoMu), wearing a leather dress by Hugo Boss, cashmere cardigan by Allude, vintage belt from the flea market, Sergio Rossi shoes 


Rimini, Vecchia Pescheria, June 2013: Top by Massimo Dutti, vintage skirt by Andrew GN, Prada sandals


Frankfurt, July 2013, at the birthday party of a dear friend and very talented interior designer wearing a Jil Sander shift dress, bracelet made of Bohemia crystal beads by Aprosio & Co, Firenze

0250_DSCF6134In my homeland (Vlora/Albania), May 2014, Chloe shirt from Net-a-Porter.com, jeans by McQ Alexander McQueen, mirrored sunglasses by Sheriff and Cherry 


On the main boulevard of my home city Tirana/Albania, September 2013, wearing a dress by Lala Berlin, Dries Van Noten scarf, raffia clutch from the flea market, wedge heels by Jean-Michel Cazabat


Frankfurt, September 2013, in front of Tiffany’s temporary store wearing a white blouse by Jil Sander, pants by forte_forte, Louis Vuitton bag, Marc Jacobs sunnies  


Frankfurt, May 2014, after a vernissage “caught” while taking an instagram picture: silk coat by Marni from The Outnet.com, Manolo Blahnik stilettos 


Frankfurt, April 2014, posing for one of my favourite blogposts: Chanel, Supermarket, Capitalism and Beyond 


Before a dinner at Grandhotel Hessischer Hof, Frankfurt, February 2014, wearing a Giorgio Armani chiffon blouse, Marni skirt, vintage evening bag by Comtesse from Labels Inc., Antwerp, Alexis Bittar bracelet from Mytheresa.com   


Düsseldorf, July 2014, wearing an Alaïa dress during a visit of the exhibition “Alaïa. Azzedine Alaïa in the 21st Century” at NRW Forum 

This was for me a special year, a year in which I tried to express through my work and my blog that fashion and style are not only superficial, but natural expressions of our personality and sometimes our better weapons.
As the fashion editor Vanessa Friedman boiled it down to an essence in her very last style column for the Financial Times (FT, April 26/April 27 2014, page 4): “Why does fashion matter? The world is not run by naked people” .

Many thanks to all my readers! There are a lot more exciting posts to come!

10 thoughts on “A Year In Style – Part 1

  1. Ana Maria

    Tantissimi complimenti…e congratulazioni cara Jonela (Style-Nouveau). Mi piace sempre di più questo blog e ti auguro di scrivere sempre con la stessa passione.
    Buon lavoro!

    1. Jonela Hoxhaj Post author

      Grazie mille cara, I am so happy to have readers and supporters from different countries writing their comments in different languages.
      PS: Sorry for not answering in Italian: my written Italian is not as good as my spoken.

  2. Lona

    Po te shkruaj ne shqip per diversitet kulturor:-)
    Lart e me lart ti goca multitalent.
    Jam shume krenare per ty per guximin qe tregove.

    1. Jonela Hoxhaj Post author

      Faleminderit e dashur. Shoqe si ti ma shtojne besimin dhe guximin per te ardhmen…
      Thank you dear Lona, friends and readers like you encourage me and inspire me with confidence….

  3. bernd

    Hello darling und happy anniversary. Eine Aufnahme schöner als die andere. Danke auch, dass ich es mit der Tischdeko “La vie en rose” in Deinen Blog geschafft habe. An sich hätten wir auch eine Aufnahme vom Frühstück machen können auf der Du abgebildet gewesen wärst. So nach dem Motto: Mrs. little Saigon goes Dior.

    Hope to see you soon.

    Liebe Grüße, Bernd

    1. Jonela Hoxhaj Post author

      Besten Dank für die Glückwünsche und die Komplimente lieber Bernd. Den genialen Titel “Mrs. little Saigon goes Dio,” muss ich mir unbedingt merken, für das nächste Mal. Ganz liebe Grüße


    Happy first anniversary to the blog Jonela, love your style and photos.The posts are always interesting. For us, the fashion lovers, it is the perfect place to be updated and explore the world of fashion, beauty, arts and new cultures and countries. You rock:)

  5. amantia

    I like all and everything but, beyond all….the best is the vintage evening bag by Comtesse!!!!!!!!!

    1. Jonela Hoxhaj Post author

      I am really happy having found it in Antwerp, also because the brand is a part of fashion history of Frankfurt and its surroundings.

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