April has landed and I’m beyond pleased to say that so has spring in London, bare legged and airy-toes-season-ahoy along with some hot picks in stores I wouldn’t have mind slipped into as we speak!
At this time of year when we are all a sick tired of our coats and outerwear adding a belt has been my way to go on those chillier days. In fact I’ve been wearing my coats all over again and mixed them up with different belts, voila a new look and shape, well almost. Lets hope for the warmth now shall we!
This weekend I headed over to the Vogue Festival with especially one talk in mind, Celine’s creative designer, Phoebe Philo in conversation with Vogue UK’s editor-in-chief, Alexandra Shulman. It was such a rare occasion, Phoebe who hardly never speaks in public, being quite protective of her private life, shared her thoughts on her inspirations, aesthetics, women sexualisation and beauty, female leadership, juggling motherhood and work, and so much more, and I deeply regret I never recorded the 1 hour conversation with this super inspiring woman who radiates integrity.
But in case you ever wondered …
- Phoebe Philo doesn’t like compromising!
- The man reason why Celine is not sold online is that the fabrics and designs should be experienced in real life.
- Phoebe doesn’t overall mind the highstreet copying of her designs, and referred to Coco Chanel’s famous quota, “Imitation is the highest form of flattery!”.
I’ve been a huge fan of danish fine jewellery designer, Sophie Bille Brahe, ever since I came across her stunning pieces a few years back. For her A/W collection called Le Rêve, she has stepped up with her already popular pearl pieces, and the results are asymmetric sensual shapes inspired by the pearl itself. The best seller Elipse earpiece, is also renewed with grey pearls come fall, yum!
Oh you spring, you sure had us fooled for a while!
Anyway, chillier or not, the sun has been out this week and so have I and my little supergirl, constantly by my side or in my arms whatever I do. With some common sense in mind that should have restricted my wardrobe to jeans and more childproof items by now, but that won’t happen, at least as long there’s no mudd involved!
Pharrell Williams in Adidas, photo by Shadi Perez
Latest on the collaboration side, hot multitasking Pharrell Williams, has paired up with Adidas Originals and designed a collection launching this summer which certainly will satisfy the cool kids. As if the relaunch of the Stan Smith’s earlier this years and prospects with other like Kanye West, Raf Simons and Rick Owens, haven’t created enough buzz about the brand already, you’re on Adidas!
London based label Studio Nicholson has been on my radar for a while, and I love the brand’s minimal no-fuzz esthetique with focus on clean separates and excellent choices of fabrics. If you’re already a fan of The Row you’re gonna love Nick Wakeman’s design, and it’s gonna cost you a whole lot less.
Studio Nicholson trousers and blouse, Nicolas Kirkwood shoes.
Having your very own custom made monogrammed Prada heels, oh yes please! If you can dig a little deep in your pocket, and will be around London on the 26′th 27′th this week, then the Prada store on Sloane Street is the place to head to. You’ll be available to choose from 9 different models, varying heel heights, and a number of colours on fabrics and soles.
Relaxed silhouettes are right up my street whatever the trend barometer, and to me it’s not only about opting for an effortless look, but who doesn’t love feeling comfortable. The underlying in many of my sartorial choices is based on just that, the feeling of the fabric and the perfect tailoring. These wide trousers for instance tick all the boxes, and can be dressed up and down in a million ways. I know I’ve mentioned it before, but wide trousers are amongst my favourites this season!
When it comes to beauty products there are some that I always come back to and have been using for years. Sure, I’m always open minded to try new stuff out there, but these are my personal favourites I’ve been sticking to for long. I now I’ve mentioned many of them here before, but on request from some of my readers here they are again. And last but not least my best beauty tip are, drink loads of water and dump that cigarette!
1. Dermalogica Special Cleaning Gel 2. Clinique All About Eyes Serum 3. Clarins Pure and Radiant Mask 4. Biotherm Lait Corporel 5. Clinique All About Eyes Rich 6. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair 7. Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner 8. ila Bath Salt 9. Elemis Japanese Camelia Oil 10. Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream 11. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye 12. Bonpoint Perfume 13. Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub 14. Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster 15. Dermalogica Precleanse 16. Clinique Make Up Remover.
Overalls could potentially be the most difficult and dangerous item to wear if you’re more than 10 years old, but since I like living in a sartorial world without many rules nor restrictions I never really bothered. Overall’s have to come stay in my wardrobe and they are god damn comfortable too.
Happy Weekend Everyone!
Dries Van Noten always delivers beautiful, opulent, feminine, edgy and and contrasting collections, and fall 2014 is no exception. Here’s a little insight into the Belgium designers work and if you’re around Paris before 31′st of August, then stopping by Musée Des Arts Décoratifs could be worth a visit, where the artist ongoing exhibition is held.