From the Prabal Gurung Fall 2013 collection: satin, silk, embroidery, fur details, leather, military, harnesses and gold. Could it be any better? Don’t think so. I love army green and my heart skipped a beat when I saw the color not only in the wool and cotton military inspired jackets but also in the beautiful silk and satin dresses. Mixing black, gold and army green is just such an elegant and cool combination, and Prabal Gurung does it beautifully.
These hoop earrings from the Balmain S/S13 collection have been seen in a lot of editorials lately and probably more to come. The hoop earring-trend is definitely one of the strongest this spring when it comes to accessories. And of course, Balmain has made the utterly coolest pair. Have you been looking for these popular earrings and haven’t found them? Well, now you can get them here.
I totally fell head over heels with this previous editorial, ‘New York’ from the latest Vogue Paris. That is why I had to throw some things together to re-create a mix of the looks in the editorial. I just love the idea of taking on the Grunge-style in a bit more sophisticated way. Like pairing slippers with a classy trench coat or an elegant suit jacket in satin. Or giving the pleated/checked pieces an lighter feeling, like the Dries Van Noten shirt and trousers in checked wowen silk. Mixing heavy materials like wool and denim, with luxurious ones like silk and mesh, creates a flawless and very wearable look. On top left you’ll find: trousers from Theory, silver metallic jacket from Rochas, crepe and silk-blended satin tuxedo jacket from Guilietta, suede waist-belt from Alaïa, slippers with fur details from Céline S/S13, socks from Falke and leopard gloves from Alaïa.
Speaking of those amazing hoop earrings from Balmain…. If you can’t get your hands on the fabolous oversized pair from Balmain, there are some nice alternatives. Like the braided Bottega Veneta ones above. You can find them here.
Today’s wish outfit: kick-flared leather pants from The Row (amazing pants…), white wedge leather shoes from Stella McCartney Resort 2013 (now in stores), cosy knitwear from La Garconne, fantastic ‘Box’ bag from Céline in metallic silver, small leather wallet in white with silver metallic studs from Proenza Schouler, a classic pair of Wayfarer from Rayban and to top of the outfit I would do it with a classic arm piece in silver from Maison Martin Marigela. Of course would the Smythson ‘New York, London, Milan & Paris’ calender be stuffed into the bag as well.
Here above you’ll see some stuff that is on my mind right now (love the idea of dressing in white in the winter – super sophisticated!). ‘Hunston’ chunky knit turtleneck from The Row, white flared-denim jeans from Emilio Pucci, a python shoulder bag from Chanel, silver metallic classic pumps from Jimmy Choo, 18-karat gold and diamond ring from Diane Kordas and the lovely Balmain ‘Amber Gris’ from Balmain.
Pics from the Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2013 collection is now out. I was very excited about the PS pre-collection since their previous collections has been amazing. Overall the collection looks pretty great – very Proenza Schouler. A trip to Fuiji influneced the designers behind the brand, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez. A black and white graphical printed pair of trousers, a skirt or a dress (a print that acutally is formed as the Proenza Schouler logo-print), black and white boxy leather jackets styled with thin knitted turtle necks and pointy black pumps and heeled sandals. I dig the blue and green-ish pieces in a metallic texture because they utterly breathes PS. The newest piece in the leather goods-section (a bag that is available in stores now) is the clutch called The Courier – a quite simple design that will probably become one of the brands cash sales hits.
Ok, so there is always one piece (or several…) that you regret not buying, almost each season. Remember how I was talkinig about it here? That bag is from several seasons ago, but still cool. I was looking through my archives of pictures and I found these shoes, from Yves Saint Laurent (yes, no switching name if it’s not for this season, right?). They are still super cool and that’s a pair of shoes that would look great with my closet today! From the (Yves) Saint Laurent Ready-to-Wear S/S 2009 collection.
This collection is not one of my favourites, I’m acutally a bit disappointed. Sure, the collection breathes Balmain but I’m not head over heels with the knotted pieces. Although there were of course some higlights, like the waist-studded belts styled with a classic suit or a denim shirt, or the huge loop earrings in silver styled with a braided ponytail and the fresh make-up, or the beautiful and classic pumps in silver and black, the wide trousers and the suede boots…