In bloom

Style By issue 16 by Columbine Smille and Jesse LaitinenLovely blogger and fashion editor Columbine Smille has styled this beautiful grunge-meets-luxury editorial ‘In Bloom’ for Elin Kling’s magazine Style By. The swedish semi-monthly magazine is my absolute favorite and find the features and editorials so inspiring. Anyway, the editorial is photographed by Jesse Laitinen and just captures this Spring’s hottest trend flawlessly – grunge. I love the fact that Columbine has taken the styling to a luxurious level – like styling Chanel with a simple beanie and the beautiful Miu Miu fur stole from SS13 with casual Birkkenstocks. And, oh that just remind me, I am totally hooked and need to get me a pair of Birkkenstock sandals. So utterly nerdy but yet cool – and comfy! I like them a lot and wouldn’t mind at all styling them like in this editorial.

Style By issue 16 by Columbine Smille and Jesse Laitinen-6Style By issue 16 by Columbine Smille and Jesse Laitinen-5Style By issue 16 by Columbine Smille and Jesse Laitinen-3Style By issue 16 by Columbine Smille and Jesse Laitinen-2

Celebrating Spring

Vogue Netherlands April 2013 Milou van Groesen white jeansIn the April issue of Vogue Netherlands, Milou van Groesen is not only featured on the cover, but also in a story inside. The editorial ‘Plastic Touch’ is, according to the magazine, a celebration to the Spring. I am in love with the picture above, the white jeans, the mens watch that are a bit too loose and the black top, with a very deep cleavage. The messy hair and the colors in this editorial (shot in the evening) makes my cravings for a bit warmer temperatures even bigger.

Vogue Netherlands April 2013 Milou van Groesen bicycleVogue Netherlands April 2013 Milou van Groesen  glassesVogue Netherlands April 2013 Milou van Groesen  hatVogue Netherlands April 2013 Milou van Groesen editorialVogue Netherlands April 2013 Milou van Groesen python and yellow

The Horsebit loafer

Gucci loafers 60th anniversary 1953 loafer

One of the most iconic loafers of all time is the Gucci Horsebit loafer. This year the classic shoe turns 60 years, created in 1953. The loafers has been re-made in new colours and are available at both Net-à-Porter and My Theresa, in popping colors of suede and classic leather like black and white. Through the years the shoe has not only been loved and adored by fashion people but also royals and iconic legends.

Gucci moccasins 1953 loafers

Copycat

Céline Spring 2013 all white lookI am very into the all white look (as you may know by know…). So I kind of did this copy-cat look from the Céline Spring 2013 collection. This is a look I would definitely go for New Years Eve. The suit jacket comes from Theyskens’ Theory, the pants are Gucci, the short belly top is the one I blogged about before from 3.1 Phillip Lim, the super duper nice shoulder bag comes from Givenchy and the pumps are Jimmy Choo. The accessories are Cornelia Webb (the thin silver necklace) and the beautiful loop earrings are Diane Kordas.

All white New Years Eve outfit 2012-2013 suit

Gucci Pre-Fall 2013

Gucci Pre-Fall 2013 collection looks super smashing! I love the chic and retro vibe through-out the whole collection. Military/olive green skirts and coats (my favourite colour for the moment, as you know...) are paired with light blue shaded pieces as well as grey knits and leopard jackets – a total homerun. The big buckle waist-belt is seen on almost every style and the accentuated waist is not only shown at Gucci, but at the Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2013 collection as well. This collection from Gucci is truly feminine with the obvious ‘Mad Man’ vibes and as the finishing touch the models has full and rich plum coloured lipstick matched with side-parted, waved hair. The one thing I would like to have hanging in my closet is doubtless the military green coat and the blue off-the shoulder dress.

My Christmas wish list

Above you’ll find my wish list for Christmas (if I can continue to dream a little bit). Most of the time, I am wishing for the same kind of things – like a pair of shoes, a bag, a bracelet or a pair of cool sunglasses and there is no exception for this Christmas either. Top of my wish list is a pair of leather horse-bit loafers from Gucci from My Theresa, a cool and classy shoulder bag – like this one from Roger Vivier, a pair of tortoise sunglasses (yes, I know simililar to those I have but hey these are super duper cool) from Alexander Wang, thin golden bracelets like this one in 18 karat gold from Diane Kordas, a fur that would keep me warm in these temperatures – love this one from Inès & Maréchal, an off-the-shoulder dress or top like this one above from Gucci, a Leica camera (I know I have a great camera from Nikon, but this one is over the top), city-guides from Luxe and coffe-table books and magazines in any kind!

Wish outfit

I love the idea of wearing light colours when it’s getting darker outside – and especially when it’s the season of the year when everyone else is dressing in dark colours. This outfit above is truly symbolizing timeless chic – striped pullover and crocodile backpack from The Row, beige wool-coat from Vanessa Bruno, hat from Borsalino, mesh body from Saint Laurent, trousers from Alexander McQueen, ‘horse-bit’ loafers from Gucci and 18 karat yellow gold bracelet from Diane Kordas.