Vogue Paris what takes you so long to hit counters in London, cause I can’t wait to dive into this February issue that looks fully packed of inspiration. Especially this editorial styled by Emmanuelle Alt modelled by Andrea Diaconu, that includes cool casual denim styling, trench coats, streets of NY, a great model, Dries, hairy Celine sandals (better get used to these I’m afraid), and stunning images by David Sims. Absolutely love this spread!
I’m celebrating this Friday morning with some of my favourite couture looks presented this week in Paris, dreamy graphics at Giambattista Valli, sharp romanticism at Christian Dior, and beautiful whites at Valentino. Though couture might feel lightyears away for most people beautiful dreams and inspiration are both for free. On another note I’m loving that some couture has taken a smarter and cleaner path, though the simplicity I wouldn’t underestimate the handcrafts, it’s still there for sure.
I’m a jeans-shirt-girl at heart and I’m so missing my simple jeans looks, feels like ages ago!!! Well, I assure you I’ll jumping into a pair of perfect skinnies, a slightly unbuttoned silk blouse with rolled up sleeves, a little tuck, and killer heels as soon as I can, and wouldn’t mind any of these pieces to be included. With a long black coat over the shoulders or a duvet bomber I would have been ready to join fashion-month-circus! Btw, loving the silk shirt by H&M (£39.99) so much that I’ll probably get it now and save it for later.
I fell in love with Dries Van Noten’s spring collection as soon as I laid my eyes on it in September, and finally some of the gorgeous pieces, like these highly coveted cotton checked shirts have hit stores. Though we’ve been bombarded with similar styles and copies on the highstreet for months it hasn’t affected my desire to wear checked this spring. Except for the obvious pairing with denim I might also do it the “Dries-way” with florals and silks, and any of these two would be so welcomed by me! Orange shirt £221 and burgundy shirt £455.
Ok, so I admit I might be slightly obsessive about shoes, and as for black boots it seems like there’s always room for another pair in my shoe closet (heart!). When I came across these beauties I died a little, the perfect black high heel ankle boots and biker boots, both by Saint Laurent Paris, and both out of reach for most people mid January, boots-dilemma!!!
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……
What is December and Christmas without a Christmas wishlist, either if it’s to make things a little easier for family and friends or just a dreamy escape on “paper” doesn’t matter. Anyway here’s mine, and since my physics is kind of growing these days I’m dreaming of luxurious accessories and practical things (hmpf!!!).
1. Clutch by Balmain 2. Perfume by Byredo 3. Eye mask by Alexander Wang 4. Gold Ring by Monica Vinader 5. Diamond bracelet by Noor 6. Iphone case by Weston 7. Watch by Montblanc 8. Ashtray by Hermes 9. Chess game by Phillipi Yap 10. Silk shirt by MiH 11. Heels by Altuzarra 12. Lip lacquer in dark velvet by Armani 13. “The Little Black Jacket” book 14. Leather jewellery case by Mulberry