White ankle boots from LV, white knee-boots from Prada and the perfect bag from LV. Say no more. Snapshots from Self Service Magazine.
The boots I am dreaming of for this fall comes from Louis Vuitton AW14. What’s not to like about Nicholas Ghesquère’s first collection for Louis Vuitton? I have a weak spot for the girly side in the collection along with the funky vibe all over the collection. Even though ready-to-wear pieces are just too cool (turtlenecks, flappy big collars on short jackets, a-line form skirts and dresses… the list goes on), I have set my mind into the accessories – or to be more specific, the shoes. They are absolute perfection in my eyes; timeless, funky and yet so very chic. A thicker heel and round shape front makes these ankle boots wearable in so many ways. More or less, the ultimate ankle boots.
Twelve girls shot in Paris at Louis Vuitton’s headquarter by German photographer Juergen Teller. The first look book of Nicholas Ghesquière’s premier collection for the French house was impeccable cool: 70s vibes meets ski resort truly melted together in a genius combination. The high turtlenecks with ribbed structure and the sporty tracksuits along with monogramed belts, boots and bags were true perfection. The collection will be the most craved for next season. C a n ‘ t wait for it to hit stores even though spring is just round the corner.
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.
For this summer, Louis Vuitton will release a new handbag model, which will be available in selected LV-boutiques around the world. The new model called W is created from the skin of different textures and colors with the shape that resembles the letter. Some of the bags variations are decorated canvas Monogram, velvety and embroidery on leather, inspired by the art of tapestry. The lining of the bag is made of fine suede. Inside the W, which strongly holds form, despite the softness of the material. Above you can see the burgundy one, without Monogram (the ones with it are pretty cool as well). The shape and size of the W bag makes it a great travel companion, and if I had to board somewhere I would definitely do it chic with the following wish-things: Rick Owens ‘Crater’ python jacket, Acne striped ‘Maurice’ skirt, Vanessa Bruno ribbed racer-back tank, Lindsey Adelman Rib-necklace, Roger Vivier Prismick shoulder bag, Nicholas Kirkwood mesh and suede slingbacks, Alaïa burgundy studded suede sandals, Byredo perfume travel case and a couple of magazines from Fantastic Man and The Gentlewoman, that you can find here.
Issue 4 of Style.com/Print is now released and the fourth magazines is called ‘The Rule Breakers’. Style.com wanted to precise the drive behind punk and the spirit of it – ‘which has never been more important or necessary than now’. For Fall 2013 they celebrate the people who has got the drive to question authority, the rewrites of established codes within fashion and to strive to cause mayhem for fun. Inside you will find an interview with talented Christopher Kane, who’s pieces also are featured on the cover. Underneath I have gathered some photos from the editorial with Kane’s amazing pieces, mostly dresses, with fantastic embroidery and cut-outs. You can also caught an interview with Renzo Rosso, the Italian entrepreneur, who has a portfolio of Marni, Margiela and Viktor & Rolf – and co-founder of Diesel. Just a draft from the interview is this: ‘The latest brand to knock (on Rosso’s holding company) was Marni, but Rosso appears to have his eye on other prizes, too. He bid for Valentino, and rumors recently circulated that OTB was in talks with ex-Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière about launching a new house under his name.’ A smacked magazine for Fall 2013! Go on to Style.com to order your copy of the 4th issue.
I 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.
If there is one model I just love for the moment, it is the Estonian model Karmen Pedaru. I find her look timeless and when I spot her in everything from editorials to street style, I jump high. She is not only delivering and shine on magazine covers but also on the streets after the shows. Above she covers the latest issue of Flair Magazine photographed by Katja Rawhles. In the inside story Karmen is styled by Sissy Vian in a mixture of glam tailored, graphic and textured attire by the likes of Francesco Scognamiglio, Alaïa, Balmain, Chanel and many others.
So I have been looking for a bag that is cool and modern but yet classy, and a bag that isn’t on everyones shoulder (!). I spotted this one above, the ‘Monceau Bag’, in the latest ‘Small is Beautiful’-LV-ad with Hanneli, Elin and Miroslava. It’s so pretty! I am totally hooked. Great ad, giving me cravings and all… Anyway, that particular leather I really like among the Louis Vuitton ones is the Epi-leather. The Epi-leather looks amazing not only on the Monceau-model, but also in Noe, Alma and Speedy. It’s so cool and not tacky at all (without the monograms and all…). The patent leather is super nice as well, but very girly. There is one more to-die-for model from Louis Vuitton that I have been eyeing for a while. I always forget this one, but then (because it is just such a classic) when browsing through some pics I always spot it every time. It is the bag underneath, the model that Sofia Coppola designed, seen on Emmanuelle Alt’s shoulder. Super duper smashing, right?
First of all, great cover. Heather Marks looks stunning in an amazing Valentino gown. Second of all, that clutch from Louis Vuitton is amazing! So cool. I have begun to dig Louis Vuitton pieces – leather goods, clucthes, shoulder bags….you name it. Ok, not the cheesy one, by all means. But the cool and retro stuff. I’ll show you more what I mean later. Anyway, this cover is photgraphed by Xevi Muntané for Haper’s Bazaar Spain December 2012.