Essentials

Striped wicker Pampleonne basket, Sarah Lavoine

Picture from Self Service Magazine.

Self Service Magazine always list their essentials for the annual summer vacation. Well, not their own essentials, more or less people in their surroundings and peeps in the industry. I have just recently been in Italy and one of the stops where in Positano, where you can find a beautiful selection of straw bags. There were so many chic bags you get craze mazed, like this Pampleonne basket above from Sarah Lavoine, and I really wanted to get one but didn’t know how to pack it on my way home… Classic, right?

Nécessaire de Voyage

ByredoBeige small hand bag called Seema Satchel from Byredo.

The exclusive collection between Byredo and Barney’s New York is simply fantastic. Ben Gorham has created simple luxury travel luggage along with hand bags and accessories in a line called Nécessaire de Voyage Collection. A have huge (read huge) cravings for this particular one above. I am really on the hunt for a beige bag since all my hand bags are in darker leather tones. Anyway all the items in the collection are made with a beautiful precision of details and quality, leaving me simply over impressed. The bags are sold exclusively at Barney’s here in New York but also in Byredo’s own first American boutique that recently opened up its doors in New York’s SoHo. The shop is simply fantastic with its items and interior.

Byredo accessories

 

On my mind

The Row Fall 2013 bags NavyI am super crushing over the bags from The Row Fall 2013 collection for the moment. They have got so many nice ones, and I love the models in the dark navy leather. I am seriously thinking of getting myself a bag in navy for the fall. It is such a beautiful color to black.

The Row Fall 2013 bags

Stella Resort

Stella McCartney Resort 2014-1I just had to show some of my favorite pieces from the Stella McCartney Resort 2014 line. We have been seen a lot of yellow fabrics in the Resort-collection for 2014, a light yellow hue, which also the Olsen-twins worked with in their collection from The Row. Stella paired her yellow dress with baby pink mules, which also is a big trend for 2014. Overall is a nice collection from Stella McCartney, but I wouldn’t say I am blown away. Although there are some accessories which are making me quite excited, especially the beautiful satin dresses.

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My favorite looks

The Row Resort 2014-9

I just had to post my favorite looks from The Row Resort 2014 collection, which are quite a few. As you know by now, I am a huge fan of theirs (and their personal styles as well). As always The Row delivers. I love the hues and the colors, canvas-beigen, olive green, navy, light grey, and the up and coming color (that not only The Row showed, but also Stella McCartney and Louis Vuitton) — light yellow. For this Resort line, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen said they were looking at uniforms — of sailors, of Japanese workers, of school children — for ideas this season. The thing about the Olsen twins is that they have this amazing eye for fabrics. They make pieces out of the best of the best materials and combine these in beautiful set-ups, like satin and denim, cashmere and canvas. As we can see they stay put to what they love and believe in. For an example they have always highlighted the flats, ever since The Row’s very beginning. And of course, it is implemented in this collection, as well as the semi-long and ankle-long skirts. Well, it is true love as always.

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1 bag 7 looks

1 Girl, 1 bag, 7 looks by CR Fashion Book 2013 - Punk

You haven’t missed the CR Fashion book’s tumblr right? I love the CR site and pretty much visit it every day since Roitfeld and her team cover everything from editorial fashion to the latest Daft Punk album and the Cannes Film Festival. In her editorial cover Carine puts a twist on wardrobe essentials. With model Xiao Wen, Roitfeld shows one of the most classical pieces of all time, a Chanel bag, in seven different ways. I love the fact that no matter what style you have, you can wear this timeless piece to it – from punk to hippie. The editorial is photographed by Max von Gumppenberg and Patrick Bienert, and styled by Carine herself.

1 Girl, 1 bag, 7 looks by CR Fashion Book 2013 - Marc Jacobs1 Girl, 1 bag, 7 looks by CR Fashion Book 2013 - Like a Lady1 Girl, 1 bag, 7 looks by CR Fashion Book 2013 - Sporty1 Girl, 1 bag, 7 looks by CR Fashion Book 2013 - 1940s1 Girl, 1 bag, 7 looks by CR Fashion Book 2013 - Givenchy1 Girl, 1 bag, 7 looks by CR Fashion Book 2013 - Hippie