Belly tops

Okey, so you guys know that I am pretty hooked on show-your-belly-tops for the moment? Like I posted here and here. I just spotted this one above, from 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2013, which is a twisted gem tank top that comes in both black and white. Super duper nice and just perfect. I mean, the Balenciaga S/S13 bustier is perfect, but I think it’s hard to pull that of in an everyday look. But this one can be a real winner. You’ll find it here.

The new Grunge

For the moment I am obssesing over the grunge look. It was a quite hot trend several years ago. I recall Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen being the fashionistas that always nailed the look perfectly, and Marc Jacobs was the man on everyones lips. For this fall and winter season it hasn’t been any grunge vibes, but for RTW spring and summer 2012 there were two huge actors on the fashion scene who applied the grunge look in their collection – Phillip Lim and Dries Van Noten. Of course, the designers translated grunge in their own ways. I instantly got hooked on the patterns, the checked shirts, the layering – a leather on top of a shirt on top of a tee – the shoes, the trousers and the mixing of prints, patterns and materials (read silk with wool, cashmere with jeans). Hopefully, this will be more than a one hit wonder. The grunge look has become a classic style that always push itself back into the fashion world.

I am in love with this combo – patterned pyjama-look-a-like pants, styled with a heavy piece of leather, and topped with a classic western belt with silver details. Underneath are the amazing Dries Van Noten RTW S/S 2013 collection. It’s slightly a bit more sophisticated than the 3.1 Phillip Lim, since Van Noten has mixed more delicate materials and feminine patterns. As you may know by now, one of my weakness is leopard pattern so that is why I absolutely love the leopard printed clutches in this collection. I think it’s cool how the have styled the leopard – not as a eye catching piece but more like one among many other prints (flowers,, checked ans stripes).

The bags

I am usually not a fan of Phillip Lim’s bags (specially not the Paschi bag…) but this season there are some great pieces. The clutches looks amazing. Oversized fold-over clutches with zippers – perfect for both a casual everyday look or for dressing up in the evening. Another favourite is the small satchel bag in brown – that you can carry in your hands. Taking the clutch (satchel) to another level.

3.1 Phillip Lim S/S13

The 3.1 Phillip Lim S/S13 collection actually surprised me a bit. A thought it felt very young comparing to his preview collections. There is a touch of a grunge feeling going through the whole collection, but in a very sophisticated and up-to-dated way. What I love was the leopard-pattern, both on sleeves, suit-jackets and pants. The cobalt-blue colour on everyhting from pants to coats is still going strong, nice!

On Sale

I don’t like sales. At all. I mean is just too crowded, you’ll never find your size and it’s just boring with buying pieces that you have seen all season etc, etc. But there is some exceptions. Like yesterday when I was at a preview sale. I found this beautiful leather skirt from Acne AW11 above and I just had to have it. And I found a pair of leather pants as well from Alice and Olivia. And a silk blue striped sweater from 3.1 Phillip Lim. Ok, I like sales sometimes.