Being a self proclaimed sneaker’in I’ve stepped into many pairs over the years, and I’ve been a dedicated fan to Common Projects’s kicks for a long time. Despite trends leaning towards platform sneaker soles I personally prefer the neater models that perhaps more resembles classic plimsolls rather than the bulkier styles. And there’s a new hot neat kick in town, iconic stripes by Gucci, I just couldn’t resist!
It’s mid November and so far we’re reliving another mild London fall, bare pins during winter months have become the new normal and I’m not to complain. Transitional dressing will always be a favourite, and allows easy fun layering instead of total wrapping. As part of my conscious choice of not wearing jeans all the time I actively remind myself to wear dresses and skirts as often as I can, we all know chilly winds can put an end to that any day soon.
Soft knitted dresses aside, the Irish designer, who once stated he hated to design dresses and evening wear, J.W. Anderson, has become my go-to for interesting, allrounder-dresses that works equally well daytime as evening, with trainers, flats or heels, even layered over shirts, knits or trousers. Probably it’s exactly his vision and ideology the reason why I’ve personally felt drawn to his dress creations. Farfetch always has a great selection by the designer and they tend to sell quickly (see here), but Resort 2016 drops are just around the corner, so stay tuned!
Being a lover of overalls and one-pieces, I love dungarees, come and go trends, they always feel current. I rediscovered my love for them during my pregnancy a few years ago (cliche!), but since my baby bump has gone my collection has grown rapidly in various styles.
This season my absolute favourite pair are these by Citizens of Humanity, with a perfect fit and wash, flattering wide legs, and not flared to the extreme(!). I’ve been living in mine this fall and have no plans of moving out very soon either. Dungarees and overalls are for all ages if you ever imagined any limits, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise, tata!!
Dungarees by Citizens of Humanity (also here, here and here), wool knit by Stella McCartney (also here), leather biker by Balenciaga (also here), boots by Chloe, suede bag by Jimmy Choo (different versions here), silver earring by Annelise Michelson, iPhone case by Charlotte Olympia, diamond rings by Monica Vinader and DeBeers.
After many years in Rainland I’ve spent unknown amounts on rather cheap, not functional, nor good-looking, emergency umbrellas, who all happened to be just that too, not lasting much longer than the time to get transported away from the momental heavy rain attack, or being left behind and forgotten about shortly after. Maybe splurging more on a luxury upgrade would last a whole lot longer, incorporating it in your outfit sort of way. I would certainly think twice before leaving stylish investments like these above mindless behind, a lesson from my most stylish male friends…
You’ll find a great collection of stylish, timeless and genderless, works-with-everything umbrellas on Farfetch.com, officially on my wishlist! Umbrellas by Etro, Alexander McQueen and Swims above, ranging from £47 to £495.
Being a total knit nerd and a lover of “one pieces”, any well shaped dress that comes in the softest cashmere are to me clear favourites and certainly dominating on my wardrobe shelves. They’ve become my go-to’s on early morning drop offs, and any other occasions when the level of creativity hasn’t peaked, along with late evenings out. At the end of the day I’m a comfortable dresser, and what could compete with cosy knit dresses? This cosy A-shaped piece have been around since June, but still available in stores, a total keeper!
Cashmere dress by Proenza Schouler (also here, here and here), boots by Saint Laurent (in black here), bag by Balenciaga (also here), diamond rings by Monica Vinader and DeBeers, and gold necklace by Marlene Juhl Jørgensen.
Demna Gvasalia, photo via Vogue.fr
After it was announced a few months back that Alexander Wang would be leaving his creative director role at Balenciaga, it’s been speculated who would be the successor.
Georgian designer, Demna Gvasalia, behind applauded Vetements, was this morning announced as Balenciaga’s new creative director and is expected to show his first collection in March 2016 in Paris.
Alexander Wang showcased his last show for iconic Balenciaga last week in Paris, and he ended his 3 years at the helmet with his best collection to date. See the full collection here.
Paris Fashion Week is full on and I’m here with suitcases a little too optimistically put together temperature-wise, because Paris baby, you’re sunny but a tad chilly this time around. Still can’t get over that I left my most beloved knitwear back home, that goes for my coats too. Hence my wishlist above of beauties I forgot or I wishfully thinking were mine!
Suede coat by Frame Denim, gold & diamond earrings by Aurelie Bidermann, perfume by Tom Daxon, suede sneakers by Common Projects, wool knit by Victoria Beckham, wool skirt by Tibi, bag by Chloé.
All items available on NET-A-PORTER who offers same day delivery in NY/London/HK.
It’s not often I jump on the print wagon, and certainly not when the colour red is involved, but it was love at first sight back in February, when then Gucci’s newly appointed Creative Director Alessandro Michele, served us geeky-chic seventies vibes and ruffles, that instantly got me onboard.
I’ve been wearing this floral ensemble, signed by the latter, already more than many others of my wardrobe treasures, and will keep on trying for different ways, though varieties are not endless. Anyway, layering over trousers was not invented yesterday, but that’s just what I will do this season to get the most out of my favourite dresses, shorter and longer hems.
And then you’ve got the ruffles… Be prepared, it’s gonna be one of the key trend words come 2016.
In collaboration with NET-A-PORTER who offers same day delivery in NY/London/HK.
It’s been long.
It’s September and half way in through Fashion Week month.
I’m not kicking off a new season with excuses for not being able to update this space for long, but rather say I’m glad to be back!
If the latter can be said about summer being over and done is a different story, but I’m certainly gonna get my bare legs out there as long as they don’t turn blue, feeling in no rush to cover up just yet in heavy fall pieces. Great knits are always perfect for transitional dressing and this gorgeously soft cashmere jumper (!) and leather skirt, both by Danish label 2NDDAY, kept me perfectly adjusted for a busy, sunny day on the run during London Fashion Week.
There’s a jungle of Scandinavian brands out there but you can safely add 2NDDAY to your radar, with edgy contemporary cuts, high quality, not too frightening price points, and great collections to come throughout the year. Available on 2NDDAY.com and very exclusive.co.uk.
See you all very soon, we are back to school!!
Leather skirt and cashmere knit by 2ndDay (in stores in January 2016), suede shoes by Chloé, Ray-Ban’s, clutch by Balenciaga, iPhone case by Charlotte Olympia, diamond rings by Monica Vinader and diamond buffalo by Marlene Juhl Jørgensen.
I’m not normally the one who gets onboard with the most-out-there-footwear, but these Gucci slippers are certainly on my wishlist. Stay tuned for the “new Gucci” pieces hitting stores right now, RTW and accessories, they will rock in many wardrobes this fall!
Hello August, hope summer’s been treating you well so far, I’ve been saving up mine to enjoy to the fullest for the weeks ahead, saving the best to last.
While many of you probably had the chance to glide around in bikinis and easy summer dresses by now, my sartorial choices have been adapted to a not so hot city summer, which in a way has it’s perks, having had the chance to jump into new fall pieces without looking totally misplaced. As I haven’t yet tired of high waisted buttoned up skirts this A-line skirt by Chloe will surely become a wardrobe favourite come cooler months, but lets hope the latter will delay a little shall we.
Alexa Chung has teamed up with AG Jeans again with fall pieces just dropping in stores. Of all collaborative capsule collections we’ve seen lately this is my favourite to date including high rise corduroys, suede and denim pieces with the perfect 60’s-70’s touch, and the neatest of bowed silk blouses. Please sign me up!
Hoping you all had a glorious sartorial summer so far, not too tight, formal or dark, but rather light, loose and relaxed. Personally I’ve always seen myself a basics kind of girl, and especially with all juggling this year it has proven to be true. More often than ever before I’ve reached out for chilled classics rather than making a statement, and it somehow all makes sense when time is squeezed, knowing your “style” simplify things, forget about ticking all boxes, at the end of the day most of us live real lives…
One of my best new summer tip, except booking yourself on a dreamy happy getaway, are MiH’s new Linda jeans inspired by Linda McCartney. Seriously the best chilled, high waisted jeans I’ve ever come across, mind you good old Levis’ 501, but if you girls have been searching high and low too, these are the ones!
Jeans by MiH (also here), shirt by Ganni, sandals by &OtherStories, bag by Chloe (other colours here and here), sunglasses by Acne, watch by Isabel Marant, earring by Melissa Joy Manning, diamond necklace by Marlene Juhl Jørgensen.
It’s been long, way too long since last updates, but without saying more it will change soon. Please don’t believe for a second there’s lost motivation behind, but rather a careful thoughtful step back on how to keep things growing forward, while balancing the essence from the beginning, a challenge in most areas we all know. I’m also looking for a PA, could that be you? Please inbox me on “email@example.com”. xx
Summer sales has officially kicked off in Europe, just in time for summer to finally arrive, it strikes me every year how the sales conveniently coincides when the actual season begins, mind the lack of heat this year, now is the time to strike on those items you’ve been eyeing. Today Net-a-Porter’s summer sales kicked off with up to 50%, with additional designers and products to be added to the sales in the coming weeks. But unless you can allow yourself jumping mindless in the sales trolley, think a few steps further and invest in pieces that you wanna slip into right now but also carries you into next season and further. The latter explains my sales picks of today, mind the preach, but forward thinking has become my mantra (at least most of the time…). Happy sales shopping!
Denim jacket by Chloé, beach towel by Toteme, bikini by Missoni, twill shorts by Acne Studios, canvas bag by Victoria Beckham, bracelet by Marni, suede pumps by Jimmy Choo, leather jewellery box by Smythson. (From 30 to 50% off)
It occurred to me the other day that we’re already in June, though April and May always have a tendency to slip through my fingers, the unawareness this time around is that juggling too many things at once, has led to my autopilot taking the lead, however I’m immensly happy to be equipped by one when overloaded.
It’s time for a change though, and sartorial-wise I’m feeling in the mood of trying on new elements. Being a “femasculine minimalist” at heart I rarely step outside that territory, and I believe I’m not alone. In a conscious attempt of releasing myself from knits and monochromes, I’m into exploring new shapes and prints without investing too much on my side trip. Newly launched brand Finery offers just that with highstreet price points(!), contemporary designs, with a little playfulness, like this jumpsuit for instance, that I’m gonna wear to bits this summer!!
You can also find a great selection of new pieces in the edit on Finery London.
Jumpsuit by Finery, shoes by Jimmy Choo, bag by Chloé (find a selection of Chloé bags here), watch by Isabel Marant, gold necklaces by DeBeers, TomWood and Marlene Juhl Jørgensen, diamond rings by Monica Vinader, claw ring by Maria Nilsdotter.
In collaboration with FineryLondon.com who offers 15% off your first purchase right now.