You might have seen on this space I’ve been a fan of Monica Vinader’s jewellery for quite a while. One of the main features of the brand, is the “stacking-principle”, which works so well for both bracelets or rings, that can be mixed together making it more personal. Monicavinader.com recently launched a fun ring stacker tool, which allows you to click, drag and rotate, and put together all sorts of combinations, clever indeed!
Coinciding with my own New Year’s resolution for 2014 (a new fitness regime 2014 here we come!), H&M launches H&M Sport, a full-on activewear range of items for women, men and children. With inputs from athletes from the Swedish Olympic team, the collection emphasis on performance and includes running separates, yoga wear, water repellent pants as well as sports bras. January-pit-stop, H&M it is!
Altuzarra Pre-Fall 2014, images style.com
Hurra! I’ve been in need for top-up-inspiration lately and just in time, images of the first Pre-Fall 2014 collections are released, don’t we just love capsule collections? Finding myself dreaming of Altuzarra’s clean colour block, knee-length, mules(the heels of 2014!) – looks. All that I wanna wear right now, and we haven’t even got to live through the SS-14 collections with all their prints, metallics, and ethnic hypes yet. The confusion of fashion …
14 British designers have gathered and customised their very own unique Christmas Jumper handmade by Wool And The Gang in partnership with Westfield and British Fashion Council for Save The Children UK. The jumpers are being auctioned as we speak with entries closing today and tomorrow. Unlike other auctions it’s the lowest unique bid that wins the prize, see savethechildren.org.uk for closing times and how to enter. Happy bidding for a good cause!
The coming season is trending towards eccentric statement jewellery, especially big chunky bracelets in all varieties and colours. I personally prefer mine more on the sleek side though, and wouldn’t mind this new addition in the Hermès family, the Attelage bracelet, a minimal beauty in rose gold and silver, yum!
Yesterday The Oxford Dictionaries announced that the Word of The Year 2013 is ‘selfie’, a term that most social media users are more than familiar with.
Just like Matthew Schneier at style.com, I find the list of runners up a lot more interesting, like the term showrooming for instance. I admit I showroom from time to time for various reasons, but had no idea these actions had a name.
Do you showroom?
showrooming: the practice of visiting a shop or shops in order to examine a product before buying it online at a lower price. [ORIGIN early 21st century: from SHOWROOM ‘a room used to display goods for sale’.]
Joseph is one of my favourite british go-to-brands, and after having had a close-up look at the SS14 collection they will retain their position with polished clean cut silhouettes of high quality. Exciting news to other Joseph-fans is that the label will show on the London Fashion Week schedule for the first time in February 2014, and as a minimalist Scandinavian living in London I applaud that!
Add Norwegian jewellery brand Tom Wood on your radar if you haven’t already. Lust-worthy (!), timeless, solid, unisex rings in sterling silver, gold and quality gemstones (no platings in sight!), are my favourites, but the line also includes necklaces and earpieces, all with an androgynous feel.
The former Balenciaga designer, Nicolas Ghesquière, is now finally confirmed as Louis Vuitton’s new creative director after Marc Jacobs recently stepped down after a 16-year long career at the LV mansion. Ghesquiere will present his debut collection in March, and after missing his work the past year, I know where I’ll be looking more closely come next fashion week.
If you are craving a new biopic based on a fashion legend, then you’ll probably find this little beautiful sneak peek of the movie ‘Yves Saint Laurent’ just as teasing as me. The movie, directed by Jalil Lespert, has the backing of Pierre Berge, Yves partner in both life and business, and will release in theatres in January 2014.
One of the magazines always glittering up my coffee table is Acne Paper. The 15′th issue that was released last week is a tribute to some of the greatest actresses of our time and includes portraits, interviews, illustrations and tributes to the likes of Greta Garbo, Isabella Rosselini, Liv Ullman, Robin Wright, Jessica Lange, Vanessa Redgrave, Meryl Streep, and the list goes on.
Yesterday I joined Roger Vivier for the celebration of their brand new London boutique at Selfridges. To celebrate the launch of the new boutique Creative Director Bruno Frisoni has created a limited edition version of the classic Virgule “comma heel’, a punk’ish tartan printed beauty, exclusively at Selfridges, yummy!
Fashion month is over and one of the highlights on my side was Tod’s first ever ready-to-wear-collection which include fantastic pieces that are certainly ready-to-be worn. Add laser cut pieces, in leather that looks like cotton and vice verse, cropped pants suits and shirt dresses, footwear with chunky golden buckles and long fringes, signed Alessandra Facchinetti for Tod’s, on your wish list come spring. The bags are still there but to me the clothes and shoes popped and looked even better up close than at the show. My favourite looks were the white off-shoulder dress and cropped-top-lacer cut-skirt, so in love!
See the whole runway show on Tods.com
The legendary photographer duo and partners, Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, have launched a fine jewellery line, that is inspired by the couple’s own wedding rings and the love of their child, beautiful and romantic don’t you think. I for sure wouldn’t mind these beauties, oxidized silver pearl bangle (£535) and interlinked diamond rings (£1,595), you’ll find these and other pieces from the line here.