Suede is one of the key words this season, along with denim of course, and together they are the perfect combo. Here are some of my favourite suede pieces in stores right now that I wouldn’t mind laying my hands and feet on, yum!
Every year, whether it’s trending or not, I dig out my good old flares. This season however they couldn’t feel more right and instead of being brought out in daylight on odd occasions they have become my new regulars.
You’ll find all fits and styles out there right now but my personal favourites have always been by MiH Jeans with the perfect kick, and this velvet pair are certainly up in the running of being my winning pair ever.
Have you dug your flares out yet?
Flared velvet trousers by MiH, cashmere knit by Joseph, leather biker by Balenciaga (also here and here), boots by Jimmy Choo (similar here), bag by Balenciaga (also here), gold necklace by Marlene Juhl Jørgensen, gold earrings by Melissa Joy Manning.
Today it was announced that the Dutch designers Viktor Horsting & Rolf Snoeren are to close their Viktor & Rolf ready-to-wear line following the fall-winter 2015 season.
According to WWD, going forward the label is set to focus on haute couture and the lucrative fragrances division, a strategic decision to position the brand in the highest luxury segment of fashion.
While rushing through flu-month with a sick toddler, lack of energy and a (soon!) desperate need of melanin-stimulation, while watching the amounts of non-replied-work-mails growing, January was gone with a flash. Welcome February and all fashion light coming along with it, still clinging on to our winter staples while sipping to fresh peppermint tea.
Wishing you all a lovely week!
Skirt By Hofmann Copenhagen, knit by Celine, sheepskin leather biker by All Saints (similar style by All Saints here), merino tights by Falke, boots by Jimmy Choo (similar by Gianvito Rossi here), earring by Sophie Bille Brahe, bag by Gucci (also here).
Not that I’m lacking sense of humour or take fashion too serious, in fact rather the opposite, but I’ve never felt the urge expressing it through my own personal style. However exceptions can be made, and if I wanted to splurge on something rather wild that wouldn’t tick any of my normally sensible boxes(!), it would be the new seasons micro monster baguette by Fendi.
Perhaps I could justify that my little girl would borrow it? The little monsters come in green, yellow and coral, yours for £930 and can be pre-ordered here.
Baby, it’s getting cold out there, and it doesn’t exactly encourage chic day dressing on the go. Hiding under layers-and-coat-season has officially landed.
Anyway, like always at this time of year, I play around with my coats and outerwear to avoid seeing the same reflection staring back in the mirror, and like always the easiest trick to me, whether it’s trending or not, is to play around with belts and shapes while waiting for those milder, sunnier new season days ahead, it’s worth the wait…
Jeans by Frame Denim (also here and here), jumper by Acne, quilted coat by Gestuz (shorter version here and here), belt by Saint Laurent (similar here and here), gold-pearl earring by Sophie Bille Brahe, bag by Gucci (also here) and boots by Jimmy Choo.
“After a considered and thorough selection process, Alessandro Michele has been chosen to assume the role as Gucci creative director, based upon the contemporary vision he has articulated for the brand that he will now bring to life,” said Marco Bizzarri, president and chief executive officer of Gucci according to WWD.
Based on Alessandro Michele’s speed delivery and results on the menswear runway a few days ago we can certainly feel there’s a new wave of Gucci coming.
Who doesn’t love a pair of “mum-jeans”, and I dare to say that none does it better than good old Levi’s. The iconic 501 will now come with a few adjustments, straighter in the waist, smaller in the seat and a more tapered fit, which to me sounds even better. You’ll find the new capsule collection in 3 different washes exclusively at Net-a-Porter on 2’nd of March, add that to your calendar!
New Year Resolutions what?
I’ve learned over the years not to waist energy on pinpointing down a list of a better version of you. But detoxing, getting more sleep, be more organised universally, and getting a new gym membership, would certainly be on mine, for then never really to be fully fulfilled.
Reality is, week 2 in the new year, a far cry from a gym and green juices, and I actually just now unpacked my holiday suitcases, but it’s ok, rest of society seems to have a slow start too. However I’ve managed to marathon through my old Sex-&-The-City-Box, something I’ve wanted to do for years, and in there between Cosmopolitan’s, hilarious girl talks and outstanding Carrie Bradshaw outfits I found inspiration and old memories. They say many ways lead to Rome.
For Nicolas Ghesquière’s second campaign for Louis Vuitton he has yet again brought along the the legendary photographers Annie Leibovits, Juergen Teller and Bruce Weber to illustrate each artists vision of the SS15 collection, brand and story.
“Series 2” as a follow up on last year’s “Series 1” is nothing but beautiful, and sometimes a beautifully captured video accompanied with the right tones bring a vision more to life than anything. Enjoy my favourite video this season by Bruce Weber fronted by Louis Vuitton’s new heroine, Jennifer Connelly.
Happy glorious 2015 everyone!
Instead of presenting you another recap of how 2014 performed in the sartorial world I choose to look forward instead, what has been has been, and there’s little point of repeating what has already been said and done.
Though 2014 was pretty awesome I’m gonna work for 2015 to be an even better one, in every way.
So let’s get started shall we, time to roll up those sleeves, and kick off this new year!
Frame Denims, cashmere jumper by Gucci, velvet blazer by Saint Laurent, cape by Burberry (similar in shearling here), bag by Saint Laurent, belt by Acne (similar here), watch by Larsson & Jennings, boots by Tabitha Simmons.
Right now I’m celebrating a magical Christmas with my 22 months old daughter and family in the North of Norway where I grew up, a tradition that love and hold dear in my heart. I wish you all the most wonderful Christmas too whether you celebrate it or not, wherever you are, and enjoy the company and warmness of those dearest to you.
With Love, Hedvig & Hedda
Photos by David Nyanzi
These late December festive times can be a little tricky, while being dressed for indoor festivities and cocktail parties allows you wearing open toe shoes and no tights in sight, you might end up looking slightly odd though on the way there, unless you have a door to door car service.
On another note, this season my favourite party wear are jumpsuits, when I think about it they always are, over the years I’ve ended up having a bigger selection of jumpsuits than dresses. I like how you can dress it up and down and never end up looking overdressed, rather effortless, plus it’s easy to pack along on holidays or roll up in weekend bags, wearable with flats, sneakers and heels, an all rounder!
I can highly recommend the jumpsuits by DvF, “the Queen of Wraps”, you’ll find a selection here, or if in doubt treat someone with a Net-a-Porter Gift Card, just can’t go wrong!
Jumpsuit by DvF, coat by MaxMara, sandals by Jimmy Choo, watch by Isabel Marant, gold earring by Melissa Joy Manning, gold necklaces by Marte Frisnes and DeBeers, bag by M2Malletier.
In collaboration with Net-a-Porter, same day delivery in London, next day delivery rest of UK.
Hedi Slimane, Vanityfair.com
Little causes as much speculations and rumours in the fashion sphere as when designers are leaving their post in iconic houses, voluntarily or not. Last week the Kering group announced the departure in February of Patrizio di Marco, Gucci’s chief executive, and Frida Giannini, its creative director, after 10 years at the helmet. The rumoured list of successors has since taken of, Riccardo Tisci, Joseph Altuzarra, Peter Dundas, Stefano Pilati, Thomas Maier, Maria Grazia Chiuri, and the latest contender in the loop, Hedi Slimane. How about Tom Ford, did I say that?
Photos by David Nyanzi
Rise and shine world, it’s a new week, and for most of us a very busy one with holidays just around the corner, cheer up, there’s light ahead!
Btw, “It Bags”, do you remember the expression that was overly used and might still be. Personally I was never really into it, when anything “qualified” the term it already felt so overexposed and passé. It might be one of the perks of working in the area though. Being under constant exposure of the fashion industry make many see things differently over the years. Speaking for myself, stripping down my wardrobe to the absolute clean lined timeless essentials would be ideal, I might never get there, but opting for the organised, non-cluttered part of your life sounds so good in theory. The latter explains my latest addition of arm candy, it was love at first sight with this understated bag from Gucci’s Holiday collection, clean, sharp and versatile, just the way I like it.