On my mind

Interior

In usual order; I am obsessing over some items at 1st Dibs. Print called ‘Boating in Antigua, 1961′ from Slim Aarons, ‘Double Onos 55′ pendant brass lamp from Florian Schulz, steel contract bench by George Nelson for Herman Miller, chair and ottoman in velvet with chrome motif in bamboo, monumental vase by Nils Kähler, coffee tables from Karl Springer, and Italian chairs with nickel balls.

Back to basic

Anja Rubik T-shirt and bra: bralettes

Anja Rubik sitting in a sheer tank top and underwear smoking a cigarette in issue 38 of Self Service Magazine. Classic right? I got inspired by her boyish look and put together some t-shirt that are available online and in store for the moment. From the left: white short knitted muscle tee from T by Alexander Wang, tank top in nude with ‘Music’ print from Acne S/S13, black v-neck from Acne (love this model), sheer tank from Acne, satin bralette and black leather bra from T by Alexander Wang and black mesh underwear from Weekday. The creme white satin bralette is just gorgeous and would look great to style with a white power suit.

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Proenza Schouler FW13

Proenza Schouler Fall Winter 2013 white jacketThere has been a lot of black and white graphics at New York Fashion Week this season, and Proenza Schouler is no exception. The exccentric duo behind the brand, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, has been working with tweed bouclé (with implemented leather) and guipure lace in this collection, a more sophisticated side that hasn’t been seen before. We could spot a lot of laser-cut details in the collection, both dresses and shoes. One laser-cut material looked like a fusion between leopard and hearts and made a beautiful pattern – a pattern that also was printed on the leather clutches in the model ‘The Large Lunch Bag’ (love the name). For this collection they have implemented fur details in the bags – we could spot shearling and black pony-hair (again!) that created a lovely combination between the coat and bag. There was one piece that was just absolutely amazing and that was the chain dress with hundreds of thin threaded chains all worked together in modern armour. Over all the collection was amazing and I love the idea of a slight more sophisticated vibe over Proenza Schouler but still remaining the playfullness and the utterly cool looks.

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Lanvin Pre-Fall 2013

Lanvin Pre-Fall 2013 leopardFor this pre-fall collection, Alber Elbaz has integrated a beautiful leopard and zebra print throughout big parts of the collection. The boots in the same print are fantastic, as well as the oversized clutches. There are some classical pieces as well, like the coats, and of course some very Lanvin-ish ones as well, like the huge embellishments on everything from coats to tops and the statement necklaces. The laced-up ankle boots with platform heels are amazing, but my favourite piece of them all is the creamy white waist-short goat fur paired with a black turtle-neck and a gorgeous clutch.

Lanvin Pre-Fall 2013 fur Lanvin Pre-Fall 2013 coat Lanvin Pre-Fall 2013 dress Lanvin Pre-Fall 2013 zebra

The Leonard pair

Illesteva Leonard 2 round frame acteate sunglasses

This round-frame acetate model above, from Illesteva, is one of my favourite styles in the Illesteva family of sunglasses. Totally dig the new print with olive, grey, creamy white and brown – although it reminds me of a pair of glasses from Céline S/S11. Anyway, if you have the same cravings as me, you can get the hip glasses right here.

Go get Stella’s leopard

The Stella McCartney leopard pieces from her Resort collection 2013 has just hit the stores. Go get the leopard here! Super cool stuff, really. But I think I would get tired of them immediatley, especially since the leopard prints pieces has already gotten so much publicity everywhere, mags, blogs, events…. Love the things though. But I would wanna wear it all together, the top with the jacket AND the trousers!

The new Grunge

For the moment I am obssesing over the grunge look. It was a quite hot trend several years ago. I recall Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen being the fashionistas that always nailed the look perfectly, and Marc Jacobs was the man on everyones lips. For this fall and winter season it hasn’t been any grunge vibes, but for RTW spring and summer 2012 there were two huge actors on the fashion scene who applied the grunge look in their collection – Phillip Lim and Dries Van Noten. Of course, the designers translated grunge in their own ways. I instantly got hooked on the patterns, the checked shirts, the layering – a leather on top of a shirt on top of a tee – the shoes, the trousers and the mixing of prints, patterns and materials (read silk with wool, cashmere with jeans). Hopefully, this will be more than a one hit wonder. The grunge look has become a classic style that always push itself back into the fashion world.

I am in love with this combo – patterned pyjama-look-a-like pants, styled with a heavy piece of leather, and topped with a classic western belt with silver details. Underneath are the amazing Dries Van Noten RTW S/S 2013 collection. It’s slightly a bit more sophisticated than the 3.1 Phillip Lim, since Van Noten has mixed more delicate materials and feminine patterns. As you may know by now, one of my weakness is leopard pattern so that is why I absolutely love the leopard printed clutches in this collection. I think it’s cool how the have styled the leopard – not as a eye catching piece but more like one among many other prints (flowers,, checked ans stripes).