Black essentials

All black essentails - Balenciaga bag, Nike sneakers, The Row bag and clothing, Isabel Marant Etoile top, Lanvin belt, Rick Owens & AcneAbove I have gathered some black pieces that can be your basic essentials in your spring closet. I love black and can’t get enough of it and find it so beautiful to wear not only in the fall and winter season but also when the summer is coming. From the top left: jersey dress from Rick Owens Lilies (here), sheer tank from Acne Studios, top from The Row with deep back, long sleeve washed out linen top from Étoile Isabel Marant, leather shorts from Isabel Marant, pleated skirt from The Row, satin belt from Lanvin from Net-a-Porter, leather sneakers from Nike (here), sunglasses from Ray Ban, black leather bucket bag from Balenciaga (love this one, you can find it here), black leather sandals from Marni at Farfetch.com and ‘Twin Mini Messenger’ shoulder bag from The Row that you can find here.

Casual

Casual cool - Balenciaga, The Row x Superga, Isabel Marant watch, Lanvin bracelet, Emilio Pucci trousers, Saint Laurent ringsToday I wouldn’t mind looking like this – a very casual cool and effortless look. Just what I like. Jersey top from OAK, wide-leg trousers from Emilio Pucci, quilted Pindot blazer from Raquel Allegra, Superga sneakers in black cashmere from the collaboration with The Row (so cool, love the fact that they are in cashmere), chevron snake amure ring in gold from Saint Laurent Paris, oracle gold-tone cuff from Lanvin, yellow gold watch with leather strap from Isabel Marant and the A5 Papier tote in black from Balenciaga.

Wish outfit

Wish outfit - Lanin leather vest, Blumarine skirt, Acne tank top, Victoria Beckham bag, Christian Louboutin sandals, Repossi earring, Ray-Ban Wayfarer and Brook GregsonI wouldn’t mind this look at all for today! From the top left: Lanvin hand embroidered leather jacket without sleeves, panel skirt in off-white from Blumarine, black tank dress with spaghetti straps from Acne Studios, canvas and leather tote (just in at My Theresa.com) from Victoria Beckham, black patent leather sandals with gold python straps from Christian Louboutin (just in at Net-à-Porter), earring in 18 karat rosé-gold from Repossi Jewelry, beautiful delicate 18 karat rosé-gold hoop earrings from Brooke Gregson and a pair of classic ‘Wayfarer’ sunglasses from Ray-Ban.

Joan Smalls

Monday Weekly China Joan Smalls in BalmainI am in love with these pictures of Joan Smalls for Monday Weekly China. Joan is styled by Maher Jridi in Balmain S/S13 pieces paired with Alexander Wang gladiator heels, Repossi and Cartier jewelry, Saint Laurent, Lanvin and Haider Ackermann. The editorial is photographed by John Paul Petrus. Speaking of Haider Ackermann, the brand has an amazing collection for this Spring. Check out some pieces at Net-à-Porter and Browns Fashion.

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The Céline dress

Numéro Magazine April 2013 Aymeline Valade by Richard BushI have so been curious to see when this amazing satin dress from Céline S/S13 would be featured in an editorial. In Numéro Magazine issue April 2013 model Aymeline Valade is styled in this beauty (the white satin on with black mesh details), along with other cool pieces from Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga, Ricardo Tisci for Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Dior and Fendi, all styled by Franck Benhamou. I love have the looks turned quite raw with just adding the boots by Givenchy. Richard Bush is the photographer for this editorial.

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Wish List

Wish List - all black Balenciaga, Filippa K, Hermes, Linda Farrow, Saint Laurent, LanvinFor the moment I have got black on my mind and I wouldn’t mind these beautiful pieces in my wardrobe! From the top left: black leather loafers from Hermès, leather bomber jacket from Filippa K S/S13 as well as leather skirt from Filippa K S/S13, beautiful satin top from Lanvin, embellished boots from the Saint Laurent Fall and Winter 2013 collection, stiletto sandal in snake from Jimmy Choo (I love these!), slip-in sandals in black leather with gold details from Ancient Greek Sandals, canvas and leather bag model ‘1968’ from Balenciaga and a pair of aviators ‘Luxe Mirrored Sunglasses’ from Linda Farrow.

Essentials

Essentials January 2013Above you’ll find some of my wardrobe essentials, for this period of the year. 1. I love a huge oversize brim hat. Wear it instead of your beanie and you get a more sophisticated look. The one I have in my closet comes from Borsalino, but this one above is from Lanvin. 2. A chunky turtle-neck in a neutral colour. This piece goes with everything – leather pants and skirts, velvet pants, skinny jeans, you name it. This above is Joseph. 3. A pair of sunglasses are an amzing accessory even during the winter. These ones are my favourites in tortoise, from Alexander Wang. 4. An oversized clutch is a fantastic accessory to an everyday look. Try to go with one in an ususal colour, like the green pyhton one above from Céline. 4. A pair of heeled boots. Okey, these can be quite difficult to work in the snow but for a more dressed-up look they are gorgeous. These comes from the Balmain 2013 collection.