December 17, 2014

Jumpsuits x NET-A-PORTER Holiday

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These late December festive times can be a little tricky, while being dressed for indoor festivities and cocktail parties allows you wearing open toe shoes and no tights in sight, you might end up looking slightly odd though on the way there, unless you have a door to door car service.

On another note, this season my favourite party wear are jumpsuits, when I think about it they always are, over the years I’ve ended up having a bigger selection of jumpsuits than dresses. I like how you can dress it up and down and never end up looking overdressed, rather effortless, plus it’s easy to pack along on holidays or roll up in weekend bags, wearable with flats, sneakers and heels, an all rounder!

I can highly recommend the jumpsuits by DvF, “the Queen of Wraps”, you’ll find a selection here, or if in doubt treat someone with a Net-a-Porter Gift Card, just can’t go wrong!
Jumpsuit by DvF, coat by MaxMara, sandals by Jimmy Choo, watch by Isabel Marantgold earring by Melissa Joy Manning, gold necklaces by Marte Frisnes and DeBeers, bag by M2Malletier.

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December 15, 2014

Lady Bamboo

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Rise and shine world, it’s a new week, and for most of us a very busy one with holidays just around the corner, cheer up, there’s light ahead!

Btw, “It Bags”, do you remember the expression that was overly used and might still be. Personally I was never really into it, when anything “qualified” the term it already felt so overexposed and passé. It might be one of the perks of working in the area though. Being under constant exposure of the fashion industry make many see things differently over the years. Speaking for myself, stripping down my wardrobe to the absolute clean lined timeless essentials would be ideal, I might never get there, but opting for the organised, non-cluttered part of your life sounds so good in theory. The latter explains my latest addition of arm candy, it was love at first sight with this understated bag from Gucci’s Holiday collection, clean, sharp and versatile, just the way I like it.

Wool coat by Totême, pants by Celine, cashmere jumper by Dagmar, bag by Gucci, booties by Jimmy Choo, silver earring by Annelise Michelson, RayBan’s.

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December 11, 2014

Black velvet x NET-A-PORTER Holiday

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After long time searching high and low for something perfectly flared, this high waisted specimen by Proenza Schouler just fit like a glove. Culottes you may say, not quite, and not fully trousers either, but I’m just about to move into this pair and gonna carry them a long way, all through the festive season and beyond. How my ankles will feel about that when the cold sets in is a different story, but sometimes unhealthy sartorial choices come first.

On another note, some may find all black boring, but I surely never will. It’s all about playing around with different surfaces in shapes of great tailoring. If you’re looking for some timeless black investment pieces yourself you’ll find a great selection in Net-a-Porter’s Evening Room.

Wool trousers by Proenza Schouler, cashmere turtleneck by Gucci, velvet blazer by Saint Laurent, shoes by Prada, bag by M2Malletier, watch by Isabel Marant, necklace by Marte Frisnes, gold earring by Melissa Joy Manning.

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December 7, 2014

Cape up x NET-A-PORTER Holiday

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December gloom? Not at all, yes days are getting shorter, but we’ve got the best ahead of us. Being an forever optimist with feet solidly grounded there’s light ahead. Either in form of Christmas sparkles, family reunions, goodwill for others or that little hope that Santa heard your prayers.

On my door a few Christmas treats arrived a little earlier than usual this year. With the risk of repeating myself to often, you can’t go wrong with classics, and a versatile wool cape and straight leg blue jeans are certainly some of them.
Running short of ideas of what to gift that special someone in your life or simply want to splurge yourself? Netaporter’s “Can’t-go-wrong” shop-room is the place to klick.

Frame Denim Jeans, wool cape by Saint Laurent, watch by Isabel Marant, bag by Saint Laurent, Ray-Ban’s, shoes by Prada.

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December 3, 2014

Tilda Swinton – GQ’s Woman of the Year

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As a juxtaposition to all the sparkling Victoria Secret wings from yesterday’s London spectacle that will be all over the place from today and 1 week forward, I want to give a shout out that my own forever girl crush and uber cool woman, on and off screen, Tilda Swinton, has been named US GQ’s 2014 Woman of the Year. Read the fascinating interview here.

December 1, 2014

Blues

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There’s something about mid blue denim, and I find my love for it happen more cyclical than anything else on the trend radar, if you could ever call denim a “trend”. After a few seasons of being absent on my front shelves in my wardrobe, I’ve a strong feeling I’m gonna dig out a few “old” blue denim pieces very soon and look for new additions come spring 2015. Stay tuned for more blues…

Denim skirt by MiH, cashmere knit by Celine, coat by Max Mara, shoes by Dolce & Gabbana, bag by Balenciaga, necklace by Marlene Juhl Jørgensen.

November 28, 2014

Black Friday

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It’s Black Friday!!!
Celebrating a season of sales shopping and great retail offers with some of my favourite picks out there. My best sales shopping tip is to invest in classic timeless high quality pieces that could end up being staples in your wardrobe for seasons ahead, and avoid the trap of too-on-trend-at-the-moment pieces, though it can be very tempting. Think ahead and keep next season in mind, happy shopping gals!

Midi dress by J.W. Anderson, Suede bag by Saint Laurent18K white gold earring by Carolina Bucci, Mohair blend sweater by Saint Laurent, Shirt by Maison Martin Margiela, Sunglasses by Gucci, Ankle boots by Gianvito Rossi, Leather gloves by Mario Portolano, Wool skirt by Carven, Diamond and gold necklace by Sarah Chloe, Leather pants by Acne Studios.

November 26, 2014

Black cat

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Boots of the season to me are beyond doubt the knee-lenght, ankle boots in all their glory, the longer boots have finally come out on top. If winter in London will end up as chilly and wet as predicted I’m happy I stocked up with a few pairs that also make it easier to wear skirts and dresses throughout the season.
On another note, a budget tip this week is this little collared velvet dress by Cos that I’ve already worn to bits, just remember to pair it with higher denier tights.

Happy Wednesday to you lovely ones!
Bisous

Velvet dress by Cos, boots by Saint Laurent (also here and here), coat by Stella McCartney (also here), merino tights by Falkbag by Balenciaga, earring by Annelise Michelson.

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Vogue US December 2014

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Vogue US December issue provides the perfect inspiration for the 70′s flare in the air perfected on Natalia Vodianova styled by Grace Coddington. Except for being totally sold on high waisted suede A-line skirts I’m personally  so in the mood for a longer or short suede coat belted in the waist, the hunt is on!

November 20, 2014

Liberty London

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Meanwhile, while the rest of the northern hemisphere looks like being buried under snow, London still encourages transitional dressing code, if this is the “new” winter, I’m definitely signing up for it.

Speaking of something London’ish, you can hardly go more London than the iconic Liberty  retailer, which amongst many attributes is famous for their iconic prints. After being offered to have a look on their latest additions to the Iphis collection including bags and other accessories, my eyes landed on this canvas tote, the perfect travel mate or when you carry a few things extra along.

Wool dress by Tom Wood, Liberty London tote bag, old coat, earring by Rosantica, gold necklaces by Marlene Juhl Jørgensen and Marte Frisnesboots by Jimmy Choo,

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November 19, 2014

The jumpsuit

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It’s the season for Christmas drinks and parties and a personal favourite of mine that works for any occasion is the jumpsuit. Bless the LBD, but I find a wrap jumpsuit with a little 70′s flare a tad more chic, and eliminates skin baring in chilly receptions. You’ll find plenty of options out there right now, but my personal favourite is this creation by Diane Von Furstenberg, the all-round winner and officially added to my wish list, along with these other new picks in stores, yum!

Jersey wrap jumpsuit by DVF (£520) (also here), Leather clutch by Saint Laurent (£710), Watch by Isabel Marant (£430)Diamond earring by Loren Stewart (£250), Sandals by Jimmy Choo (£450).

November 16, 2014

Alexander Sprekenhus

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I’m not a beauty junkie, and don’t try on new products very often, but this organic beauty line based on Argan Oil by Norwegian Alexander Sprekenhus are new favourites of mine and deserves a shout out. Not only will I recommend them as brilliant products that really give your hair a hydrating boost, they also tick the boxes regarding design and price level too, thumbs up!
Hydrating Shampoo (£22), Hydrating Mask (£30), Hair Styling Elixir (£28).

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November 11, 2014

Back to basics

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If you’re a little confused and not sure whether to turn right or left  at the next crossing it’s sometimes good to pause and take a step back, that goes for the world of superficial sartorial choices as well.

In these fast moving and visual bombarding times it’s easy to get carried away, good or bad, if you’re “feeling lost” grab for the basics. A timeless biker, soft knit and everyday heel are included on my list. The latter are new species in my wardrobe that I think I’m on my way developing a love story with, great walkable sling backs are a rare find, please make more of them, anyone?

Leather jacket by Balenciaga (also here), wool trousers by Celine, knit by Tom Wood’s Heroine collection, shoes by Dolce & Gabbana, bag by Balenciaga (also here), gold necklaces by Marte Frisnes, Marlene Juhl Jørgensen and De beers.

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November 3, 2014

40mm Babies

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Boots of the season highest on my wish list are these knee-length 40mm Babies by Saint Laurent, perfect for everyday day wear and goes so well with minidresses and black tights. You’ll find the patent leather version here and here and in polished leather here. Yours for £885.

November 2, 2014

Surreal

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Good morning out there, hope you all had a wonderful week and feeling ready to meet November!

Due to the surreally mild and dry London weather lately (21 degrees, I’m not complaining!) transitional dressing continues. I wouldn’t mind this climate and easy dressing represent the “new winter”,  however we’ve been warned, a record freezing winter is just around the corner, feeling just as surreal though…

I don’t want to try to intellectualise my choices of outfits, but in these turtle neck times, don’t forget about the turtle neck dress, I’m loving this pocket friendly style by Ganni, an easy go-to-piece that I surely see the usage of this winter with tights and boots.
Dress by Ganni, coat by Tibi, boots by Miu Miu, bag by Balenciaga (also here), gold and diamond buffalo necklace by Marlene Juhl Jørgensen, earring by Sophie Bille Brahe, and Ray Ban’s.

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