Carefree, relaxed 70’s waves have somehow managed to sneak into everything what my own sartorial choices go lately. Personally the lightness fits my own state of mind and vision perfectly these days, or at least how I wish it to be, maybe a subconscious therapeutical thing. I’ve even let my hairdryer rest recently and let unruly natural curls out. After never pictured myself in flower power and being particular boho, I might need to eat my own words by July…
While palm trees and sunny beaches are desperately needed this time of year, I’m turning my wings back to home roots in snowy North of Norway, family and serenity come first.
As of now, I’ve never been more pale, but who doesn’t want to get their limbs out on early spring days. Until that longed for beach holiday shows up, and a de-whitening-process and energy boosting can take place naturally, I’m gonna sign up to Mystic Tan Sprays, spa treatments, and other spring treats. My new favourite boots that weirdly enough despite being leopards, that work with pretty much everything in my wardrobe right now, are amongst my later treats. Because we deserve it ladies and gents!!
Denim skirt by MiH (also here), turtleneck blouse by Ganni, biker by Balenciaga (also here and here), boots by Saint Laurent (also here), bag by Jimmy Choo, gold earrings by Melissa Joy Manning, gold-ring necklace by Tom Wood.
Can we ever tire of fine jewellery pieces that in all their simplicity come with an edge too. Danish designer, Sophie Bille Brahe has been one of my personal favourites for years now with her clean fresh water pearls pieces, and rings made for stacking. Latest additions are these 14-karat gold spiral earrings, perfectly understated edgy and delicate, may we have them both please!!!
Pirouette Spirale £500, Pirouette Orielle £425.
Not being afraid of playing around with volumes the selection of wide legged trousers in various shapes in stores right now suits me perfectly well. Some might believe you need to be on the taller side to get away with voluminous silhouettes and wide legged cropped trousers, but we’ve all seen the likes of petite Miroslava Duma kill all those theories recent years.
Apparently I woke up with with the idea of oversizing myself on this specific day, topped with many of my favourite accessories all at once, not caring about a rule in the world…
High waisted cropped trousers by Proenza Schouler (also here and here), cashmere-blend poncho by Holzweiler, belt by Saint Laurent (new season alternative here), shoes by Jimmy Choo (also here), bag by Saint Laurent (also here), cashmere turtle neck by Gucci, silver earring by Annelise Michelson, gold snake-ring necklace by Tom Wood, watch by Isabel Marant.
Though the world has fallen for the nordic minimalism and effortlessness recent years, it’s can be hard for Scandinavian brands to break through in todays jungle of international brands, unless they have something unique to offer and attractive price points, but that’s also what some of them do best, catering the mid market. Brands like Acne Studios, Dagmar and Day Birger et Mikkelsen have established themselves internationally by filling the gap between high street and luxury levels by offering great quality price points.
But there’s a new girl in town, Mayla Stockholm (www.mayla.se), founded by former model Marlene Abraham, that caught my eye this last year. Offering something not so typical in Scandinavian terms, cool femininity with an edge, like beautiful neat feminine silk blouses and dresses, finely knitted silk jumpers, mini boot flared trousers and culottes with the best of fits, ticking the mid market price range without compromising quality. Watch out for Mayla’s AW15-16 raw denim pieces, favourite denims of mine come fall 2015.
Yup, the 70’s vibes are definitely out there as early predicted, and I love the undone freedom spirits that tags along with it. Though you’re not gonna see me taking it all the way in flower power dresses, long fringed bags and flowers in my hair, like many editorials right now are reliving the era instead of translating it to 2015.
This spring however I’m in the mood of sporting flared trousers (yes, I keep going on about it!), cropped or long with silky blouses, more than ever before, what could possible become my new daily uniform, if my beloved skinnies allow it.
Jeans with braided belt by MiH (also here), silk top MiH, fur by Dagmar (A/W-15, animal friendly), boots by Jimmy Choo (similar by Gianvito Rossi here), diamond hoop earrings and top diamond necklace and diamond talisman by DeBeers, small diamond earring by Stone Paris, buffalo diamond necklace by Marlene Juhl Jørgensen.
Apologies for not posting on this space as often as I used too, I wish I could, but being a one-man show has it’s time limits, if only we had more hours…
With Fashion weeks running full up to speed right now I’m sure you got your feeds and news channels full anyway.
Sartorial wise I’m still holding on to some of my winter favourites combined with a few new season pieces, like this suede skirt by Tibi for instance. Sporting bare legs in February has become the new normal in London and I’m certainly not complaining.
Suede skirt by Tibi, cashmere knit by Celine, leather biker by Balenciaga (also here and here), boots by Tabitha Simmons (also here), gold-snake-ring-necklace by Tom Wood, gold earrings by Melissa Joy Manning, bag by Gucci.
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.