Last weekend I went for a quick trip to Milan to see Tod’s A/W-14 show, the second RTW show by the brand, which certainly has got new wind in the sails after Alessandra Facchinetti came on board as creative director last year. I really liked the first collection, but I loved this one even more which was quite dominated by leather pieces(!), femasculine tailoring, and drop dead gorgeous coats. See the whole collection for yourself on Tod’s website.
Photo credits: Lee Oliveira
After searching high and low for the perfect camel coat, which is to me elementary in every wardrobe, my choice landed on this classic specimen that I’ve been eyeing season after season, but somehow never ended up getting in the past. With the “invest-in-your-wardrobe-motto” in the back of my head I finally ended up justifying the deeper pocket dig. And in the knowing that this type of coat will be a very used timeless staple in the years ahead, instead of being shuffled aside and forgotten due to whatever direction trends are moving, it’s justified right there.
Trousers by Studio Nicholson, shirt-dress by Maje (also here), coat by Max Mara (similar by Max Mara here and here), shoes by Jimmy Choo, Chanel bag, RayBan’s, rings by Tom Wood and diamond earring by Stone Paris.
During periods of horrid weather like we’ve had in London the last week it certainly affects the way you put together outfits, so naturally boots have come back on again and we’re back to layering. Dress over pants thing is one way to go that I’ve been sporting lately and though this isn’t really the best demo of it I guess you get the picture.
Between the very heavy showers in London right now there are glimpses of bright sunshine, we’re not all flooded though it might seem so on the news, bless them poor souls!
My lighter, minimal winter dressing continues, and right now I’m obsessing with lighter shades. Whites that seemed to be put on hold for quite a while for practical reasons now somehow seem to last through my daily life, well, I guess until the next big shower appears again.
Mind global warming and all, there are definitely some benefits of having warmer winters that I’m embracing to the fullest. Sporting bare ankles and little silk scarves are some of them, along with a good knit and a coat, this sums up my “uniform” of 2014 so far.
Though I’m a pretty black cat I love wearing whites, especially this time of year when we’ve survived the darkest season and only brighter days are ahead. It’s wonderful isn’t, that days already are getting longer, and if you’re a real optimist you can already start looking for signs of spring, well, I guess the latter would depend on you geographic though.
Anyway, white leather pants are essentials to me this season, and these baggy specimen along with this shorter version of my grey coat (that I’ve practically been living in), and these Monica Vinader diamond rings, are all new wardrobe favourites.
Happy Monday morning to all of you and don’t forget to enter the £500 Monica Vinader give away below, only a few days left now!
There’s always a risk pairing something thigh high with something leather, and choosing pieces to go along with it should be taken with a serious thought(!). In order of not stepping into dangerous territory I skipped the pink jersey top (as if I ever had one!)) and stole my boyfriend’s Norwegian Marius knit , made by my mum, and that will for sure not be the last time.
Just in case you didn’t know this iconic print is a design heritage we Norwegian’s have always been proud of, and that has been reproduced in various ways also internationally that I’m sure you’ve come across.
Happy Sunday Everyone!
Suede skirt by Acne (also here), Norwegian Marius-knit made by my mum, 5050 boots by Stuart Weitzman, coat by Stella McCartney, bag by Tod’s, sunnies by Celine, and diamond rings by Monica Vinader, others by Tom Wood and DeBeers.
Footwear-hype of the past few weeks has undoubtedly been Adidas Stan Smith’s after the hype surrounding the recent retro release of the old classics. After wanting a pair of versatile white sneakers for a while, my choice landed on a pair and I’ve practically moved into them, and the rent isn’t bad at all!
Flats are for sure dominating my front shelves in the shoe closets right now, but perhaps it’s time to jump into them heels again, it’s always dangerous getting too comfortable, and I’m not only referring to heel heights!
Last week I had the pleasure to go on a quick trip to BFW to see Lala Berlin‘s A/W 14 show which was right up my alley. Urban street wear, knits and prints in gorgeous fabrics with the right amount of attitude and the styling was nailed to a tee!
PS: The coat and the perfect pair of loose white leather pants I wore on the day were Lala Berlin SS14.
Happy Sunday noon you all!
Sorry for not being around much this week but 2014 has been quite hectic so far and it won’t slow down very soon either. A kick-off new year with lots of energy and exciting things in the loop require you to be more organised(!), and if I wasn’t before that’s certainly something motherhood has taught me.
However, juggling being a full time mum with work can certainly be challenging sartorial-wise, and you might just need to grab for your favourite reliable basics (getting dressed in 2 minutes anyone?), yet another reason for investing in great basics!
While it seems that it’s freezing cold elsewhere, we’ve had a few days of the cold that inspired me to dress accordingly, bare ankles are not a usual thing in January, but I’m not the one to complain.
Anyway, I’m totally hooked on long coats these days, it’s so convenient to throw on with everything and perfectly relaxed. This old thing for instance I’ve had in my wardrobe forever, and quite to the contrary of my usual longterm wardrobe survivors, this one was a high street bargain years ago.
Mannish in varsity stripes by Dries Van Noten (similar here), sneakers by Miu Miu (also here and here), jeans by Frame Denim, old coat by French Connection, bag by Gucci, sunnies by Celine, various rings by Tom Wood, Maria Black, Marte Frisnes and Maria Zabel.
If the knee or mid lengths didn’t fully bloom earlier this winter I do believe they will succeed this coming spring, and the more asymmetric, pleated, fringed and unfinished endings the better. These are details that I personally like myself, and I will for sure incorporate a few additions to my wardrobe come spring, paired with relaxed pieces, first thing in, this skirt by Isabel Marant Etoile, let the new lengths begin for real!
Happy New Year Everyone, I hope you’ve all been good!!!
After a few weeks half in coma and just relaxing for once(!), I’m back on London’s solid grounds with luggage of expectations, plans and resolutions for the new year ahead.
Sartorial-wise I wish we could kick off with brand new spring wardrobes, but sporting Celine sandals and slouchy trousers don’t really go along with wintery storms nor wet, chilly, British weather, where these days practical cannot be ignored.
Speaking of practical, lately I find these boots by Stuart Weitzman the perfect company on the go, and they are probably the cleverest pair of boots I’ve ever had when it comes to travelling as they wrap together easily without taking up any space.
I wish I could say I’ve been sliding around in silky dresses all through this holiday, but truth is it doesn’t really apply in Norwegian “hytte-life”. Except from lounging in pyjamas (a lot!), I’ve sworn to my favourite jeans pair, a cashmere knit and sneakers.
Right now I find myself in north of Norway celebrating the holidays with my family in an old traditional house on the countryside. Needless to say it’s a very special one being a first time mum and all, and suddenly everyones attention is drawn to this little person, Christmas magic at it’s best. Wishing you all my dearest readers wonderful magic in your lives too and the most Merrier Christmas!
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