June 4, 2014

Totême

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NY based Swedish blogger Elin Kling and partner, Karl Lindman, are the creators behind the new luxury leisure brand Toteme. Their first collection includes ready-to-wear pieces that embodies the above synonyms along with effortless, breezy, sporty-chic, with great price points, and we love that don’t we. You can find a selection here as we speak, yum!

June 2, 2014

D-rings

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Being an “investment-dresser” and a black cat at heart like me, means you end up with a wardrobe mainly consisting of black, timeless separates. Boring you may say, but the positive side is that it sort of all work together without putting much thought to it, and I guess that’s the case for all different styles out there. Knowing what’s to your liking, save and invest in it!
Unless wardrobe space is none of your worries, then one perfect fitted black blazer or leather jacket worn over several seasons or years is better than having 5 collecting dust on their hangars.

Cropped trousers by Victoria Beckham (also here, here and similar model by Balenciaga here), top by Celine, blazer by Acne, shoes by Jimmy Choo, bag by Tod’s, watch by Larsson&Jennings, earring by Sophie Bille Brahe and gold necklace by Marte Frisnes.

May 31, 2014

Yes please!

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High-rise jeans are having a moment and they work best with the classics, breton stripes and sling backs ahoy! Hence I wouldn’t have mind at all slipping into this outfit as we speak, Happy Saturday out there!

Sweater by Gucci, earring by Maria Stern, high-rise jeans by Saint Laurent, Mac’s Saigon Summer, bag by The Row, slingback by Jimmy Choo.

May 30, 2014

Giambattista Valli’s Giamba

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French-Italian designer Giambattista Valli, will be launching a new more playful line at Milan Fashion Week in September called Giamba.

“All my friends call me Giamba, and the moniker reflects the spirit of this new project. It’s another side of the same coin, another collection that runs in parallel with the designer brand, one completing the other,” Valli told WWD. “There is also a playful, underground and sexy side in me and in my designs that you will see in the Giamba line. I’ve been thinking about it for a while and waited for the right time, and now it’s matured. I am really very happy.”

May 28, 2014

Blue

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With summer on hold right now and London offering more heavy showers that actual daylight, what to do?
Double Denim, a simple everyday combo I never seem to tire of and that somehow always feel current. It’s all down to great denim staples and otherwise classic shirts and accessories, no rocket science really, and we all the ingredients!

Jeans by J.Crew, t-shirt by Acne, shoes by Tod’s, denim jacket by Acne, bag by Jimmy Choo, belt by Saint Laurent (also here), diamond rings by De Beers and Monica Vinader, Rayban’s.

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Giuseppe Zanotti Ad

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Forget about last week’s red carpet looks in Cannes, to me Andrea Diaconu in this Giuseppe Zanotti ad is everything, styled to perfection, sophisticated, minimal and luxuriously hot!

May 26, 2014

CELINE please!

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While summer sales slowly kicking off, some of us are already sneaking at fall picks dropping in stores soon, these precious leather pieces by Celine and necklace are officially on my wish list, yum!

May 23, 2014

Easy breezy

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Yup, summer is definitely in progress, and while outfits are getting lighter that certainly goes for your mood as well, feeling lighter and more chilled. Sartorial-wise it was finally time to bring out shorts this week, which I’ve pretty much wore every day lately, to me shorts are the new skirts this spring.
Happy Weekend and may the sun shine on you all!

Vest by Cos, shorts by Acne ( also here and white version here), Birkenstocks (also here), bag by Gucci, earring by Sophie Bille Brahenecklace by Marte Frisnes and Ray Ban’s.

May 22, 2014

Saint Laurent’s new face – Marianne Faithfull

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With his rock’n’roll visions, Hedi Slimane has tapped 67-year-old iconic singer and actress for the latest Saint Laurent’s Music Project. If there’s someone who has lived through the upside and downside of rock’n’roll life it’s gotta be Miss Faithfull, does this man know how to pick his faces or what.

May 21, 2014

CFDA’s Instagrammer Of The Year

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Social media channel instagram has finally been “approved” as a platform for expression in fashion over the Atlantic, as The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), has added the award ‘Instagrammer of the Year’ to it’s list of prestigious prizes. The 8 nominees are @aguynamedpatrick, @amy_stone, @bessnyc4, @dapperlou, @donalddrawbertson, @hokaytokay, @paridust, and @troprouge. You can vote for your favourite on CFDA.com.

May 20, 2014

Backside

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This last week we finally got spoiled with summer heat in London, and just like that it’s time for a serious winter clean of the wardrobe and we can finally bring out those more summery pieces. Cropped tops and high waisted combos in sheer fabrics for instance, may the new season begin!

Culottes by Zara, top by Balenciaga, shoes by Jimmy Choo, clutch by Tod’s, gold necklace by Marte Frisnes, diamond rings by Monica Vinader and Ray Ban’s.

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May 19, 2014

City summer

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Summer has finally arrived in London and we can finally bring them pins out, something I intend to do in all versions of shorts this summer. Wouldn’t mind jumping into this outfit as we speak, black is certainly not boring, with a blazer coming along this would work perfectly running in between todays meetings.
Happy Monday to you all!

Silk top by Tibi, sunnies by Finlay & Co, bag by Lanvin, earring by Delfina Delettrez, shorts by Chloe and sandals by Azzedine Alaia.

May 15, 2014

Vika Gazinskaya & Other Stories

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Russian designer Vika Gazinskaya has paired up with highstreet & Other Stories for a capsule collection consisting of beautiful summery pieces, which have Gazinskaya’s stamp and aesthetique all over them, and for a an affordable penny. This trench above for instance…

May 14, 2014

High rise

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Though I dip my toes into seasonal trends from time to time I always come back to the classics, and a jeans+shirt combo, has pretty much turned out to be my uniform lately. After searching high and low after a pair of high waisted skinny jeans (I just couldn’t wait for Saint Laurent’s one’s to drop in stores), I was thrilled to come across these specimen with the perfect vintage wash. Forget about low or mid-rise, it’s all about high rise in times to come, are you in or out?

Jeans by J.Crew (budget version here), shirt by Acne (similar here), belt by Saint Laurent (also here), coat by Stella McCartney (similar options here), shoes by Jimmy Choo, bag by Gucci and earring by Sophie Bille Brahe.

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May 13, 2014

Summer brogues

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Loving these white non-laced by Hudson for Charlie May, the perfect minimal addition this summer if you tire of them slides at some point. Not too bad either price-point-wise, yours for £140 and you’ll find them on charlie-may.co.uk.