April 21, 2014

Holiday blues…

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Ah, you know when you return home from an amazing holiday escape, an instant mood drop, feeling of restlessness, a feeling that can be described as holiday blues, which actually can lead to a depression with some. Well, personally I couldn’t be further away from being depressed, but still dreaming of Caribbean beaches and pure fun, on the other hand I guess that’s what holidays are for, dreams!
Anyway, without coming across as whiney, but rather due to my blues, I’ve felt totally uninspired this week sartorial wise, hoping to return strongly after tomorrow’s escape to Marrakech. See you there!

J Brand jeans, wool jumper by Chloe (also here and here), new coat by Ganni, shoes by Celine, earring by Sophie Bille Brahe, Chanel bag and RayBan’s.

April 20, 2014

Poolside

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It’s holiday season, and whether one’s having immortal fun at Coachella right now, or enjoying the blues of powdery snow and apres-ski, I wish you all a wonderful Happy Easter!

As for myself I’m heading for Marrakech, and wouldn’t mind bringing along these picks for a better looking poolside. Poncho by Lemlem, gold and diamond erring by Yvonne Leon, Dior’s 210 nail polish, bikini top by Vix, high waisted bikini bottoms by Topshop, La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF30, slides by Newbark.

April 18, 2014

Anna K

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Best slogan-tees out there by miles right now, 18 year old designer Anna K’s clever nod to the fashion industry. Yours for £65 and you’ll find them here.

April 17, 2014

Black cat

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Being a black (and white) cat at heart does lead to a pretty monochrome wardrobe, hence it’s fun sometimes to invest in pieces that add that little extra but still goes well with what you already have in stock. A fun bomber is one way to go to mix up with classics, either it is a sporty, mannish or printed version. You’ll find loads of options out there at them moment, and  personally I chose to go floral, an addition to my other floral less wardrobe.

Silk bomber by Dries Van Noten (also here), trousers by Studio Nicholson (similar here), t-shirt by Acne, boots by Miu Miu (similar here), bag by Acne, gold earpiece by Sophie Bille Brahe, watch by Larsson&Jennings, diamond rings and bracelet by Monica Vinader and De Beers.

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April 16, 2014

Chloe for net-a-porter

Chloe for Netaporter

One of my favourite houses this spring, Chloe, has paired up with Net-a-porter, and has created an exclusive capsule collection for the retailer, consisting of 14 ready-to-wear pieces and accessories launched today. I would gladly have welcomed these pieces myself and if you feel so for yourself you better be quick, cause these are gonna fly. You’ll find them all here.

Postcard from DR

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A belated postcard from Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic is in order, though it’s impossible to sum my amazing trip down to 9 photos. Four days of celebrating a friend’s dream wedding with a wonderful group of people seemed to be just what the doctor ordered.

The beautiful bride, Carolina Gonzalez-Bunster (founder of the Walkabout Foundation), was absolutely radiant in a fantastic creation by Mary Katrantzou, which was in fact Katrantzou’s first bridal creation ever.

As for myself I mostly sticked to the british designers this time around, and wore shorts by Charlie May and a top by Balenciaga, green dress by Amanda Wakeley, and a blue dress by Victoria Beckham.

April 15, 2014

Alexander Wang x H&M

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Hola guys! Sorry for the absence this week, but I’ve been soaking up on Caribbean beaches for a few days and had no time for keeping up with fashion updates.
Well, I’m probably the last person on this hot news wagon, but this is a collaboration I’m quite excited about. Alexander Wang for H&M launching 6′th of November this year, which gives us plenty of time to be excited and speculate.

April 8, 2014

On repeat

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I have a tendency of repeating myself, but some things are worth repeating, like the usage of a lovely soft knitted cardigan for instance. It’s the perfect throw-on and I especially like the contrasting with delicate silks. One of my new wardrobe favourites is this fluffy thing by Acne, that I’m gonna pair with a silky spaghetti strapped dress come late summer nights.

J.Crew jeans, By Malene Birger silk tank, knit by Acne (also here in black), bag by Givenchy, shoes by Miu Miu (also here), necklaces by Jennifer Zeuner and Marte Frisnes, RayBan’s.

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Bucket bags

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Bucket bags are fully back this season, and I would’t personally mind me one in nude or a softer colour, perfect for summer and could work as come-long to the beach too, yum!
Perforated bucket bag by Tod’s and nude leather bag by Mansur Gavriel.

April 5, 2014

Kicking Back

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You’ve probably seen it already but this “Kicking Back”- editorial in Vogue US April issue pretty much sums up my mood this spring, stripped back simplicity, chilled silhouettes and gorgeous effortless pieces. Thumbs up to crew Grace Coddington, photographer Karim Sadli and girl crush Daria Werbowy.

April 4, 2014

Volumize me

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Happy Friday morning out there, hope you all had a great week, and starting to see the light of the tunnel wherever you’re based geographically.

Suddenly London turned into blooming warm spring, something I’ve embraced to the fullest. Well, despite the enthusiasm I won’t jump into full on summer outfits just yet, and I seriously need to work on de-paling my limbs before any more exposure to the world. That’s why culottes are such great transitional pieces, just the right amount of freedom this time of year, not to mention perfect to dress up and down.

Trousers by Victoria Beckham (also here), top by Studio Nicholson, shoes by Celine (similar by Gianvito Rossi here), bag by Celine (similar here), Ray Ban’s (also here), and watch by Larsson & Jennings, rings by Tom Wood, DeBeers and Maria Black, Saigon Summer lipstick by MAC.

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April 2, 2014

Ahoy

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April has landed and I’m beyond pleased to say that so has spring in London, bare legged and airy-toes-season-ahoy along with some hot picks in stores I wouldn’t have mind slipped into as we speak!

Diamond earring by Lito, sunnies by Thom Browne, blouse by Altuzarra, silk shorts by Acne and sandals by Ancient Greek Sandals.

March 31, 2014

Reshape

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At this time of year when we are all a sick tired of our coats and outerwear adding a belt has been my way to go on those chillier days. In fact I’ve been wearing my coats all over again and mixed them up with different belts, voila a new look and shape, well almost. Lets hope for the warmth now shall we!

Trousers by Acne, coat by Ganni, old belt from H&M, Nike kicks (also here) and bag by Gucci (also here).

The Philo Factor: Reinventing Cool

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This weekend I headed over to the Vogue Festival with especially one talk in mind, Celine’s creative designer, Phoebe Philo in conversation with Vogue UK’s editor-in-chief, Alexandra Shulman. It was such a rare occasion, Phoebe who hardly never speaks in public, being quite protective of her private life, shared her thoughts on her inspirations, aesthetics, women sexualisation and beauty, female leadership, juggling motherhood and work, and so much more, and I deeply regret I never recorded the 1 hour conversation with this super inspiring woman who radiates integrity.

But in case you ever wondered …
- Phoebe Philo doesn’t like compromising!
- The man reason why Celine is not sold online is that the fabrics and designs should be experienced in real life.
- Phoebe doesn’t overall mind the highstreet copying of her designs, and referred to Coco Chanel’s famous quota, “Imitation is the highest form of flattery!”.

March 28, 2014

Sophie Bille Brahe AW-14

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I’ve been a huge fan of danish fine jewellery designer, Sophie Bille Brahe, ever since I came across her stunning pieces a few years back. For her A/W collection called Le Rêve, she has stepped up with her already popular pearl pieces, and the results are asymmetric sensual shapes inspired by the pearl itself. The best seller Elipse earpiece, is also renewed with grey pearls come fall, yum!