I haven’t gone “all crazy” on the sales this time around, but kept my eyes open for classics that I believe in and welcomed a few beauties on the accessory side, like this Elsie bag by Chloé, absolutely love it!!! If interested you’ll find it here or a similar clutch here.
Wide brimmed hats = superhot accessory in the new year ahead. Trend or not, I’ve always loved bigger hats (on others!), but I especially like the combo seen in Saint Laurent ‘s SS13, worn with slim tailored silhouettes and leather. Though I’m not much of a “hatty” person myself I might be tempted to give it ago, and if not I hope to spot some of you in it.
Half Christmas over already and I wish I could drag it out a little more. The London weather has been everything but Christmassy, mild and wet, but there’s definitely something in that saying “home is where your heart is”, and my heart has been in London with my family.
Outfit-wise I haven’t been up to much exciting, but my love for dress-coat-and boots continues. For a change I jumped into a drop waist dress the other day which was intentionally meant to be loose, but at least I can’t blame the the Christmas joy of food for not being so. I wore a silk dress by Topshop Boutique (similar here), tights by Wolford, boots by Acne, new coat by Vanessa Bruno Athe, bag by Proenza, watch by Michael Kors, rings and bracelet by Monica Vinader and De Beers.
What is December and Christmas without a Christmas wishlist, either if it’s to make things a little easier for family and friends or just a dreamy escape on “paper” doesn’t matter. Anyway here’s mine, and since my physics is kind of growing these days I’m dreaming of luxurious accessories and practical things (hmpf!!!).
1. Clutch by Balmain 2. Perfume by Byredo 3. Eye mask by Alexander Wang 4. Gold Ring by Monica Vinader 5. Diamond bracelet by Noor 6. Iphone case by Weston 7. Watch by Montblanc 8. Ashtray by Hermes 9. Chess game by Phillipi Yap 10. Silk shirt by MiH 11. Heels by Altuzarra 12. Lip lacquer in dark velvet by Armani 13. “The Little Black Jacket” book 14. Leather jewellery case by Mulberry
As I’ve got monochrome B&W things and looks on my mind these days this coat by Vanessa Bruno Athe that I found on sale here was just up my street. Thinking of wearing it on not -so-cold days in the new year with an otherwise black outfit, and I might as well get started as it’s 10+ outside.
Only 4 days left before Christmas but right now there’s not much reminding me of one, I can forget all about the snow yes, but 8 degrees rainy-grey-London-skies are just depressing (!). Not relying on the weather I opt to make it really cozy at home, which is my first Christmas over here and the first time family comes over from Norway to join (lots of 1′sts!), yeah! Now, getting my place ready, hoping all deliveries will arrive on time including the tree, and that the Christmas spirit will find it’s way to my new home just in time.
Outfit worn on a much brighter day, I wore an oversized wool jumper (worn as dress) by Cos, tights by Wolford, coat by Mango, new cashmere scarf by Vassilisa, boots by Isabel Marant, rings by De Beers and bag (on sale) by Proenza Schouler.
Yesterday eve me and my bump took a break from all Christmas turmoil, preparations and overloaded mailboxes, and jumped into an all black outfit, a pair of Jimmy Choo’s, and my new gifted, gorgeously studded Valentino clutch (it’s actually an Ipad bag), and we all had a fab night out on town, heavily needed!
Givenchy’s Spring 2013 campaign is one of the most beautiful and interesting I’ve seen in a while, Riccardo Tisci’s muse, Mariacarla Boscono, poses with her own baby daughter and radiates vulnerability, femininity and strength all in one go. Styling by Carine Roitfeld and photographed by Mert & Marcus.
Nail polish favourites of mine right now are Essie’s nr.487 Berry Hard and Chanel’s old classic nr.18 Rouge Noir, both are perfect shades of deep burgundy with brown undertones and quite similar, but Essie’s slightly lighter which I don’t mind, also stay’s like a rock and half the price of Chanel.
There are so many temptations out there right now, resort collections hitting stores and great winter sales ongoing. My “dilemma” is if I strike I probably won’t fit into it anyway until the season is over, so I’ve chosen to close my eyes (man it’s hard!) and focus on the beautiful spring that will come eventually. With a few exceptions though, like this currency printed shirt from Acne’s resort that I’ve wanted since I first had a look on this collection, and even if it’s a little tight over my bump right now at least I can wear it come spring.
Though I love being all wrapped up in coats in the winter I wouldn’t mind adding a leather shearling jacket to my wardrobe, preferable in a lighter brown or tan colour, perhaps something to look for and hopefully stumble across during the sales (yeah!).
Happy Friday everyone out there!