When I headed to Roland Garros in Paris this weekend to watch tennis I opted for practical clothes, yes, not the most exciting outfit in the world but sometimes practicality comes first, even though I’m not a fan of the latter. Though skinnies, wool, rain coat, and hot drinks were miles away of keeping me warm, I really enjoyed the games, never thought I would turn into a tennis fan but there you go.
3 perfect fitting pants with a sporty’ish touch that would look cool and relaxed styled with a tank or soft jumper and heels, the blue pair are so gonna be mine if I ever come across them in my size.
Wow, hello there Nicolas Ghesquière, now, this collection made my heart skip a beat, absolutely love this forward thinking take on corporate dressing and this time around I really like the styling having the pre-collection freshly in mind. The slogan jumpers and the voluminous upper parts in fabrics that look like they’ve got a life on their own (so Balenciaga) paired with A-line skirts are definite favorites. If this would ever end up as dress etiquette in the corporate office world I might consider going back, see the whole collection here.
All images by James Lim for The Cut
Ok, I know envy normally isn’t a positive thing, but I wouldn’t mind being in cool stylist at Balenciaga’s, Marie-Amélie Sauvé, shoes, literally. I mean, except for being super successful in her job at Balenciaga this woman has been rocking the label every day over at NYFW, so a little envy is highly justified, hehe….
I’ve got a really soft spot for Nicolas Ghesquière’s creations for Balenciaga who usually delivers some of my favorite collections every season. But this time I’m not totally taken, his pre-fall collection has a little too many 80′s references for my taste and those hideous zebra opaque tights just doesn’t do it for me, so I guess it’s perhaps down to the styling. However there are plenty of pieces here I love like many of the leather pieces and lovely jumpers and I’m really curious on their new range of earrings, and lets not forget about the shoes. See the whole collection here and make up your own mind.
Oh no, it happened again, when I finally decided to get this soft pink bracelet by Balenciaga at Browns someone practically snapped it in front of my eyes. I guess I’ve got one of those obsessions again and have searched for it everywhere in the UK with no luck, so if any of you dear readers come across it somewhere on this planet please please let me know….
A first sneak peak of Balenciaga’s Spring 2012 campaign featuring Lara Kampman photographed by Steven Meisel in one of my favorite looks from this collection, that print is fantastic and includes pretty much all the colors I’d like to wear for spring. Balenciaga ads always have something interesting to them and stick out in the sea of ads, don’t you think?
After a few disappointing collections from my favorite designers in Paris, it warmed my heart to see Balenciaga live up to my expectations, well, at least the first half. Nicolas Ghesquière once again plays with traditional structures and adopt them into wearable looks and as usual the opulent fabrics are in focus. The silhouettes are volume on top and narrow lower parts and the oversized shoulders as seen in the Resort Collection 2012 are here in forms of oversized color blocking jackets, tops and blouses paired with super-tiny shorts or high waisted trousers. The other part of this collection consisted of patch-worked dresses and more extreme silhouettes not really up my street but these are some of my favorite looks, the jackets looks absolute fantastic, not to mention the several metallic pants and footwear. If you’re curious you’ll find the whole collection at style.com.
Paris Fashion Week is over and I headed back to London late yesterday eve, I’ve had such an amazing week, the energy surrounding the shows, the couture, people and Paris at it’s high summer peak have been fantastic, my luggage is filled with so much inspiration and I’ve got so much I want to share with you guys.
Speaking of weather I did a few purchases over there that worked perfect in the hot summer breeze and will work just as well for more chilly days to come. This silk dress by Isabel Marant is one of them and I will wear it with opaque tights and knitwear on colder days.
Images taken on PFW day 6, the day of Celine, Hermes and Givenchy and I wore sandals by Balenciaga, bag Acne, ring YSL, watch Michael Kors, bracelet Hermes and Ray Ban’s.
In Grazia’s latest issue that I was handed outside the Burberry show the other day I found myself surrounded by the best fashion company, Taylor Tomasi Hill, Carine Roitfeld and others, I’m so honored! The image was taken when I was rushing between shows on a busy and very hot day in New York and I didn’t get the chance to get my outfit taken with my own camera.
“Taylor Tomasi Hill in vintage Escada; the side split on Norwegian fashion blogger Hedvig Opshaug’s mididress add sex appeal; Natalie Suarez in a sheer vintage Calvin Klein skirt…”
Eeeh, ok, thanks, but my dress is by Alexander Wang, shoes Balenciaga, clutch Helmut Lang, watch Michael Kors and bracelet by Acne.
It’s been almost a week since I got back from NY and my 2 luggages are still well planted on my living room floor, still unpacked. So these last couple of days I’ve had to wear stuff that was hiding inside my closet, just to avoid ironing, not my favorite thing and I’m totally useless at it. Still my stuff needed to be steamed, and my trick so far in life (a tip from my mum) is the typical bathroom steaming, well, my flat looks like a sauna a little to often now so my next buy is definitely gonna be a steamer.
Anyway, yesterday was the last day of fashion week in London and I wore a skirt and sandals by Balenciaga, jumper, bag and bracelet by Acne, sunnies Ralph Lauren and ring YSL.
On Saturday in Paris I spotted the incredible handcrafted waistcoat from Balenciaga’s fall collection, my favorite look was on full display but I was in a hurry and only snapped it through the windows. There were a whole lot of quick window-shopping that day, followed by a few treats to myself. Sadly the weather was crap so I ended up sporting taxi’s instead of wandering along the river which I always do when I’m there.
I’ve been asked by some of you readers to to tip about places to shop and eat when in Paris, I’m probably not the right person to advice as I’m not a “local”, but I’m gonna try to put something together, from a tourist’s point of view.