…is crocodile embossed bags for the moment. Especially bags from Givenchy. This clutch is one of the favourites, among the Pandora and Antigona bag. As in this picture, the croco-embossed clutch risen the whole outfit. The fuzzy knit and the black leather skirt creates a perfect combination with the bag – street style as it’s best. The idea of using different materials – but all in the same colour – makes this outfit perfect.
As I’ve mentioned before, the American luxury brand The Row is my absolute favourite, in well, almost every category. The Olsen sisters has this amazing eye for fine materials, fantastic lines and wearable pieces. Don’t even get me started on the bags… Anyway, for this pre-fall collection they have worked with a classic palette of black, crisp cream, camel, brown and burgundy in materials such as satin, cashmere and wool. The mink fur is absolutely amazing as well as the camel coat paired with burgundy. There is also a touch of Asia, as we can see in the look with the white shirt, black trousers and the obi belt, as well in the jacquard woven look with embroidered flowers. The Row isn’t the first one flirting with the East. In the Balmain Pre-Fall 2013 collection there were a lot of Asian vibes and influences in both suit jackets and dresses. Something I hope we will see a lot more of in the main ready-to-wear collections for this fall.
Ghertner is such a genius when it comes to photography. She has shot several fantastic editorial stories but also campaigns that are simply amazing for brands such as Céline and Hermès. For the second mentioned, she is a regular house photographer for the French labels Vestaire catalogues and I simply love those pictures. Below you will find a few stills from the 2012 catalogue from Hermès.
Wouldn’t mind this gold lamé top from Michael Kors in my wardrobe. Would be a great piece for spring and summer to pair with everything from a leather skirt to a loose pair of white flared jeans. Nice! You can get it here.
I might be the last one posting this ad…but I just have to. The Céline Spring 2013 ad campaign featuring Daria Webory photographed by Juergen Teller is perfection. In the past, Céline has created some truly inspiring and to-die-for ads and this one isn’t an exception. The idea of wearing and pairing slippers with a smoking hot suit is genious, and makes this ad one of the coolest this spring.
Speaking of the Grunge-era, the 90s have had some major influential impact on the Spring 2013 fashion. Dressing up, and looking laidback, at the same time is very much the style of the 90s princesses, like Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. Everything from halternecks to mesh dresses has been seen on the runway for this coming season.
I totally fell head over heels with this previous editorial, ‘New York’ from the latest Vogue Paris. That is why I had to throw some things together to re-create a mix of the looks in the editorial. I just love the idea of taking on the Grunge-style in a bit more sophisticated way. Like pairing slippers with a classy trench coat or an elegant suit jacket in satin. Or giving the pleated/checked pieces an lighter feeling, like the Dries Van Noten shirt and trousers in checked wowen silk. Mixing heavy materials like wool and denim, with luxurious ones like silk and mesh, creates a flawless and very wearable look. On top left you’ll find: trousers from Theory, silver metallic jacket from Rochas, crepe and silk-blended satin tuxedo jacket from Guilietta, suede waist-belt from Alaïa, slippers with fur details from Céline S/S13, socks from Falke and leopard gloves from Alaïa.
The editorial ‘New York’ in Vogue Paris February 2013 by David Sims is just amazing. Andreea Diaconu is styled by Emmanuelle Alt in New York City. What can I say? The Dries Van Noten silk plaided pants paired with that checked silk shirt are perfection, as well as the checked trench coat styled with washed out boyfriend jeans, slouchy leather gloves and the combination of teal socks with slippers.