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Showing posts with label cars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cars. Show all posts

May 28, 2015

The Power of a Muscle Car: All New Ford Mustang

I know, I know. This post is long overdue. I've been teasing you guys with this car on my socials for a while now, and finally I have time to tell you more about my Ford Mustang experience. I got to drive the car for about a week and frankly, I have grown quite attached to it :) 
At first, I was a little intimidated to test the car, since I always thought that it was a masculine car, but boy, was I wrong. Even though it's still a true power car, it now has all new sophisticated design and very user friendly interface and ergonomics. It's very easy to operate, extremely safe and most importantly just cool (435 horsepower is no joke)! I felt confident and powerful driving the car around and catching so many looks from the people around ;) The Mustang illuminates class, power and control and drives like a world class sports car for a fraction of a price. Seriously, it's a true statement! 
Since the car is all about freedom, confidence and comfort, so was my look. A daring sweatshirt (I agree with the statement on it by the way ;)), comfy shorts and ankle boots are all you need to look cool without even trying - same goes for the fabulous Mustang!

April 11, 2015

Pushing the Edge with McLaren

It's time to get back to cars again with McLaren Newport Beach. This time it's my new favorite car - McLaren 650S Spider. It's a true supercar with a unique balance of luxury and excitement. And most importantly, it's is convertible - the result of true genius of McLaren innovators. 
Every time I see that car, whether it's on screen or live, I get the same tingle of excitement. Every panel, every surface, every detail is simply flawless - it feels like a dream. But when I started to dig deeper, I actually found out that it's more real that it can possibly be. The ideal and efficient design is a result of innovative thinkers behind McLaren whose biggest inspiration is ever-evolving Mother Nature and the animal kingdom. What can be more real?
The 650S is the world's most versatile supercar, and the Spider takes another step further with a retractable hard top which can open you up to a whole new dimension of driving enjoyment. I am not surprised that this piece of art is designed by McLaren, which adopts the philosophy "If it doesn't push the edge, it's not good enough".
As for the look, I definitely felt like a true badass hence a leather skirt and a studded bag. But there's no true woman-power without a touch of glam and sophistication, which was created by mixing a feminine top with heavy leather details.

March 23, 2015

Futuristic Glam with Lamborghini Huracan

It's time for a new installment in my "Car+Fashion" series and this time it's with Lamborghini Newport Beach's cool new Lamborghini Huracan - a perfect sports car that seems straight out of the future. It's precise technology and top level craftsmanship meet an audacious design with sharp edges and precise surfaces. Even though I didn't drive the car myself, I still had a lot of fun just sitting inside, listening to the engine (the sound of which changes with different modes of driving - street/sport/race) and watching sunny Cali views while speeding up. The Huracan's top speed is over 202 mph (325km/h), but obviously I didn't drive even close to that. You can check out the little video of my experience here :)
Various aspects of Huracan are technologically advanced, but my most favorite is full LED headlamps (and all other light functions!), which ensures higher contrast in night conditions and leaves you 100% convinced that you are driving your transformer friend (or maybe he drives you ;)). It's exciting, that with the Huracan, Lamborghini is taking a huge step into the future, and enhancing the brands illustrious history with the next automotive legend. 
As for the look, since I was featuring a futuristic car, I had to go with a futuristic glam look mixing different textures of all black.

March 9, 2015

Overalls in Lincoln

I was going to share these photos with you last week, but I have been in bed for the past several days unable to move, breathe or think straight because of the nasty flu virus I caught :( Thank you so much for being incredibly sweet and supportive on my socials, your comments always make my day! But without further ado, here is my second editorial with Lincoln Navigator 2015, that I previously featured here. This time I felt like combining denim overalls and white details in a sexy and playful look to complement a big luxe SUV. 

February 26, 2015

All American In Lincoln

Lately it's been fun, because I got to test the new Lincoln Navigator 2015 for the whole week! It was exciting and a little intimidating, since I never drove an SUV before. But I got used to it so fast, that I didn't even want to give it back in the end :) 
This car is definitely a stunning and very photogenic piece of machinery. It's a perfect blend of enhanced utility, craftsmanship and comfort. The luxury SUV is surprisingly easy to operate and, most importantly, park! It's packed with the coolest latest technological advances, such as touch screen, voice activated navigation system and phone control (it's like you can literally talk to your car!), surround audio system and cross traffic alert (constantly monitoring all the blind spots and notifying you if there is another vehicle there). Overall it's a perfect vehicle for SUV lovers who enjoy enormous space, unlimited comfort and technological tricks for extra safety and fun.
As for the outfit, I felt playful and a little southern that day (having an all-American car), and lucky for me, Lulu's always has my back even if the craziest outfit ideas pop into my mind. Seriously, I thought about how much I need fringe boots this season and found them on right away!

February 13, 2015

All White in Maserati Ghibli

I am happy to finally officially introduce a new section on my blog! In this series I'll be pairing cars with fashion. Since my audience is so diverse, I am sure guys will enjoy the car element of the posts and ladies, well, I think you'll enjoy both the outfits and the cars. It's no secret that #girlslovecoolcars :)
The first in the series (after my own car that you can see here) is the new Maserati Ghibli. I decided to showcase this particular car, because it is the absolute opposite of ordinary. It combines style, elegance and technological innovation in one vehicle - a bit too much to process, but you will get used to this luxury pretty quickly, I promise. 
I had a chance to drive the car myself thanks to Maserati of Newport Beach and was stunned by the effortless driving experience. It feels like you are floating in the air. The engine (never thought I'd care!) makes enough noise to enjoy it but not get distracted by it. The Maserati Ghibli's unique personality is also expressed in its luxurious cabin. Beautiful red and black leather seats create a unique fusion of elegance and sport - a perfect extension of one's character.
As for the outfit, I wore the all white jumper with my favorite luxury accessories. Leonardo da Vinci said that "simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication" and I couldn't agree more - clean white jumper paired well with simple black accessories from luxury brands, and formed a perfect union with the car, that makes an immediate statement of style, sophistication and effortless power.

February 6, 2015

Preppy in my new Mercedes

If you follow me on my socials, you might already know that I got a new car a few days ago and I finally wanted to show it to you properly. The car is a Mercedes Benz C300 4W in elegant black color. I am a huge believer in a car being the extension of one's personality and style. It doesn't mean that everybody has to rush to the nearest expensive car dealer and get a loan to pay off whatever their value their personality at. And we all know that everyone values themselves at least as a Ferrari :) But that's not what I mean... It goes beyond the make of the car. You can tell a lot about the person by the way they treat it, the color they choose and the way they behave in it. I chose a Mercedes because I am a longtime fan of the brand (in no way I am stating that it's a better or worse car than any other), I like their design and most importantly this particular model, that fits my personality and style: sleek, elegant and classy. The day I got the car I wore a preppy look, that apparently already matched my car without even knowing which one I'll get :) Tell me about the "law of attraction" :)
On a side note, I know I have been teasing you for the past half a year with a potential change in the blog structure and I have been analyzing, testing and thinking a lot about the direction I want to take. I think I finally have an idea of a slow transition and expansion, that you'll notice gradually.
As for my life, I think I am getting older, wiser and more appreciative of what I have. That's why I am always grateful to you guys for following along and being patient with my posts. Thanks for appreciating quality over quantity and always giving me your feedback.