September 17, 2012

Acne SS13

“Meet me at the Wrecking ball
Wrecking Ball, I’ll wear something pretty and white
And we’ll go dancing tonight”
Emmylou Harris-Wrecking Ball, 1995

Despite Jonny Johansson’s source of inspiration, Wrecking Ball, behind Acne’s SS13 collection presented yesterday, which included lots of “pretty and white”, it was the black leather and more tailored looks and pieces I liked the most. The collection as a whole has a mix of romantic western, music and street vibes, where the clash of romanticism and tough at times worked for me while others not. However, I can see girls like Hanne Gaby Odiele rocking the most extravagant maxi parachute skirts with rock printed tees come spring, while I’ll be eyeing the leather pieces, off shoulder top and striped suit. See the whole collection here.

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June 18, 2012

Men

I bet the streets of London have never looked as good as this weekend, and by that I’m referring to the amount of well dressed men. London’s first fashion week for men with a full on show schedule for spring 2013 kicked off on Friday and I dropped by to document a little. The male fashion crowd had really made an effort and there was everything from young streetwear, punk and men in suits, but isn’t there something special with the latter, whatever age. For you guys out there in need of inspiration here’s a sneak peek but I’ll suggest you’ll check in on the major men’s sites as it’s fully covered there. Enjoy!

And oh, a little budget tip, you’ll find the cute burger socks in H&M stores right now.

February 22, 2012

All grey

Grey must be a favorite color of  Anya Ziourova, I’ve snapped her several times in all grey outfits and she always rocks it, like in these silvery  jeans, blazer and that irresistible cute beanie.

February 20, 2012

Cute

Alexa Chung in yesterday’s cutest hairdo and collar at the Unique show.

Acne A/W 12-13

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Jonny Johansson has really pulled in (and moved up!) the waistline in Acne’s A/W 12-13 collection, where mini-corsett-looking-belts is worn over outerwear, chunky jumpers and shirts, creating playful, long and feminine silhouettes. There is also focus on the neck, and those looks who don’t have a turtle neck already is styled with giant tribal looking neck collar’s that emphasises the shoulders.
I especially like the jumpers and jackets in this collection, not to mention the sporty’ish shoes, those white ones would have been perfect right now. These are my favorite looks, look through the whole collection for yourself here.

February 19, 2012

Yellows

I’m not really a fan of sharp deep yellow but I absolutely love the more creamy one or neon yellow, and I’ve spotted loads of it this Fashion Week.

February 18, 2012

Catch up

Ciao, I’m here though you don’t hear much from my side right now, that’s how it usually is during fashion weeks but I’ll do my best to update often. Anyway, I have the feeling that 2012 is the year that knee-height boots finally will catch up with ankle boots after a few half hearted attempts previous seasons. During my stay in Oslo earlier this week I ran straight into these from several seasons ago by Acne for a great price, they are a little awkward and a little Margiela’ish, and needless to say super comfy and warm.
Happy Saturday eve!

September 25, 2011

Ruby Jean Wilson

After the Burberry show last week I met one of the models of the moment, 17 year old Ruby Jean Wilson, fresh from the Burberry runway. While the crowds and masses of photographers were all gathered outside the tent I spotted her alone waiting for a driver with her name tag to pick her up. She seemed such a young, sweet, shy and delicate thing, and I wish her all the best with her modeling career, looks like it’s going pretty well at the moment as she’s becoming a regular this season on the major shows, Ruby is one to watch!

Just wish a had better background and frame for this image but this girl is sweet enough to make up for it, she’s wearing a vintage silk blouse and bag by Alexander Wang.

September 24, 2011

Wind

I’ve been trying to catch up with myself the last couple of days, been really tired and lacked energy but I guess a couple of more days with a good night’s sleep will sort that out, being sick is never allowed on my agenda.
Images taken on a very windy day, LFW Day 5, and running back and forwards on the Waterloo Bridge from the Somerset House and Waterloo Station in humid windy air made my hair look like I’d been hanging on the beach all day. Anyway, I wore leather skirt by Alexander Wang, knit Zara, shoes Topshop, bag Celine and ring YSL.

Now, gotta run out in the sun and recharge my light bulbs, have a lovely Saturday noon!

September 22, 2011

Natalie Massenet

One of the women I find truly inspiring in every way is beautiful Natalie Massenet, who founded Net-a-Porter in 2000. A stylish woman whose entrepreneurial skills managed to turn a fashion business idea into a successful worldwide expanding multi-million-dollar online industry, still with her feet well planted on the ground and a smiley and warm personality.

I ran into her outside Burberry’s SS12 this week in Kensington Gardens while she was waiting for her car, I asked to take her picture and she kindly said yes and even complimented me. Beauty, brain, success and humanity in one package, that’s something that should inspire us ladies!

Notice that gorgeous animal-printed calf hair clutch from Newbark, officially on my wishlist.

Unpacked

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.

September 21, 2011

The end

London Fashion Week has now come to an end, today’s men’s shows in London are overlapped by major shows in Milan like Gucci, John Richmond and Alberta Ferretti. Wish I could have left for Milan as well but I’ll have to cool down a bit now after a few hectic weeks. Luckily there will now be time to go through images and reflect on what has been shown on runways, while having one eye open for shows running in Milan.

I left the David Koma show with yesterday with a great group of people you might already know, from left, Jen, Matthew Zorpas, Kit Lee, Ivan and Sandra behind the blogs The Style Crusader,  Styleslicker, Facehunter and 5 inch and up.

Now on the run for some menswear shows and there’s the end!

On track

Day 4 of LFW I jumped into a pair of track pants, yes, they are the ones I blogged about earlier and was thrilled to find them in the Phillip Lim store in NY, they are in wool and oh so comfortable, gonna be a total favorite this winter for sure. Initially I wore them with rolled up legs but they fell down when I was on the run and I wore them with shirt and shoes from Cos, jacket Acne, bag Celine, watch Tagheuer, bracelets Hermes, Kenneth Jay Lane and Acne and sunnies also Mr. Lim.

September 20, 2011

David Koma SS12

The last show for me today was David Koma’s beautiful SS12 collection at Waterloo station, his trademark pieces, sculptural dresses with metal embellishments were there as usual but also what looked like aztec-cut-outs tops and trousers. I finally figured out how to upload my iphone videos, really poor quality I know and I suggest you reduce the sound, sorry…… See the whole collection here.

September 19, 2011

Outside Unique

Bambi

Anna Wintour

Pixie Geldof

Scott Schuman aka The Sartorialist

Anna Dello Russo

Hi guys, don’t have time to say much right now but here are some snapshots outside yesterday’s Topshop Unique show which had a life of it’s own. The models had golden hair, Anna Wintour showed up protected by a massive bodyguard, Pixie Geldof arrived in jeans and then ran off in a long dress (strange behaviour!), Scott Schuman seemed like a cool guy, Joanna Hillmann looked as stunning as always and Anna Dello Russo showed up in a whole white-suit-look with a feathery hat. There’s so much more but now I’ve gotta run, see you soon!