I cant say this is the most revolutionary and inspiring Phoebe Philo collection I’ve seen, but the tailored pieces and some of the white-shirt-looks (minus the shoes!) in Celine’s pre-fall are definitely right up my alley.
Topshop Unique, images style.com
Woop, woop, happy Monday morning!
I’ve been spending some time this weekend going through all spring collections again (!), and one of the ones I’m looking forward myself to hit stores soon is Unique’s chic, airy and sophisticated collection. It includes everything from graphic pieces, asymmetric dresses to all monochrome looks for a (little!) more affordable penny.
I’ve lost track of how many mails I’ve received the last 2 years from readers asking to buy my Scale bag by Acne that pretty much sold out globally back in 2011. Well, happy news is that the gorgeous bag is back in leather and suede, in different colours and shapes, with the signature buckle designed by Husam El Odeh. If you fancy any of these beauties you’ll find them here, pricing from £300 to £600.
Ok, I can’t say that it happens very often that Max Mara has been source of my inspiration, but ever since I came across the spring campaign a month ago it’s been hiding in the back of my mind, suddenly I’m dreaming of sandy colours and classic-safari-minimalism come spring. I totally agree with Cathy Horyn who gives her thumbs up to this campaign, which is strong, polished and elegantly beautiful, and just like that Max Mara is on my radar……
Wide brimmed hats = superhot accessory in the new year ahead. Trend or not, I’ve always loved bigger hats (on others!), but I especially like the combo seen in Saint Laurent ‘s SS13, worn with slim tailored silhouettes and leather. Though I’m not much of a “hatty” person myself I might be tempted to give it ago, and if not I hope to spot some of you in it.
Givenchy’s Spring 2013 campaign is one of the most beautiful and interesting I’ve seen in a while, Riccardo Tisci’s muse, Mariacarla Boscono, poses with her own baby daughter and radiates vulnerability, femininity and strength all in one go. Styling by Carine Roitfeld and photographed by Mert & Marcus.
‘To me style has little to do with trends, but rather a timeless form of expression’
As you may have picked up by now is that I’m a huge fan of the Italian heritage brand Tod’s, hence needless to say it’s really a true honour both representing the brand and be featured on their website. If you go on Tod’s.com you’ll find an interview with me right now, thank you so much Tod’s!
Today I popped by Vassilisa’s showroom and had a closer inspection on Nadja Solovieva’s SS13 collection, and gosh does it include some amazing printed silk and cashmere scarves that I wouldn’t mind have hanging around my neck come spring. I couldn’t leave empty handed and brought something incredible soft and luxurious along home with me, yeah!
I’m starting to get into the December-Christmassy spirit which usually takes a little longer for me, if it’s the scents I’m burning at home, the lighting decoration in my window or my little trip to Norway I don’t know, but after watching this beautiful video from Topshop starring Kate Boswort singing on top of a piano, I’m not less in the mood. The video takes inspiration from the The Fabulous Baker Boys, and I vaguely remember how drop dead gorgeous Michelle Pfeiffer was in that movie, time to dig into the archives.
Yesterday eve Karl Lagerfeld presented his pre-fall 2013 collection for Chanel outside Edinburgh, and if his vision of pre-fall is anything to go by then it looks like the Scottish plaids parade will last beyond summer and continue into next fall. Though many of the looks in this collection might feel too costumey and like a travel back to more regal days, there are plenty of beautiful pieces that I wouldn’t mind wearing as we speak, that gorgeous coat worn by Stella Tennant for instance, or the dreamy black dress above, hand them over here now! See the whole collection on style.com.
The last couple of days there’s been a rumour flying in the wind that Alexander Wang has been a likely candidate to replace Nicolas Ghesquiere as Creative Director at Balenciaga. According to WWD the rumour has been confirmed true to market sources and an announcement from the fashion house is expected to be released this week.
If you have your ways through London from now until 3′rd of March then a hot address in town is the new Valentino exhibition that opens tomorrow at the Somerset House. It promises to be a journey into the secretive world of Italian couture and includes everything from exquisite couture designs, photographs and screenings, add that to your calendar.