So I was going through my archive of pictures, inspirational editorials, previous snapshots from last season’s runway etc., and I always end up with so much stuff on my mind. Like I spotted this snapshot above, from the Michael Kors SS12 collection, a simple leather sandals that is just super cool – a pair I wouldn’t mind at all get my hands on today. Unfortunately something that can be a bit tricky since it’s last year collection. But I did put together some nice styles that are available today from this season! From the top: Marni buckle strap leather sandal, Saint Laurent Paris ‘Woodstock’ flats sandal with golden details, Marni black leather sandal and ‘Alethea’ sandal from Greek Ancient Sandals.
For the moment I have got black on my mind and I wouldn’t mind these cool 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.
Just spotted this editorial in Numéro Tokyo April 2013 issue. I am having a soft spot when it comes to denim editorials, I just love it. Simple, cool, classic, and most important of all – so inspiring. Carolyn Murphy is styled in denim on denim paired with cool statement accessories, like the Saint Laurent S/S13 felt hat and leather harnesses. The editorial is photographed by Nino Munoz.
Here are some stuff on my mind that also qualifies on my wish list for the moment. I am all about tank tops right now, even if it’s a bit too chilly for it. But I stack it underneath my cashmere knits and hope that I can start showing them off soon. These two comes from T by Alexander wang, beauties. When the spring starts to come I want to change my knitted scarf to a thinner one, and I wouldn’t mind this leopard silk scarf from Saint Laurent Paris (just in at My Theresa). Shoes that I want; suede sandals in navy from Gianvito Rossi (love these) and the embellished fur slippers from Céline… Accessories; sunglasses from Prada and stack rings from Dries Van Noten (love the silver/gold combo). And I need to update my perfume collection (as well as my make-up) and wouldn’t mind trying the Dries Van Noten for Frederic Malle perfume and getting myself some Chanel make.
So the December 2012 issues are hitting the stores as we speak and first out it is Vogue Espana. For this issue, Mario Testino has photographed Kate Moss, not only for this beautiful editorial, but also for the cover. A very elegant editorial with Spanish influences and Saint Laurent Paris-vibes S/S13 with the hats.
I read this very spot-on article, written by Lisa Dougan. The head topic was the secret logomania trend that is back. Bold logotypes were huge in the early 2000 when it was all about conspicuous consumptions or showing off. Todays is all more about the graphic shapes of logos being a part of high-fashion brand communication. Now we are looking for something more refined and pieces that makes us feel classy. For an example, the french brand Kenzo has worked with their logo from a K to this season’s almost graphic symbol (read the Tiger sweater embroiderment as well as the Eiffel Tower print – sweaters that by the way has become too over-exposed and just too boring…). This so called subtle logo fit right in with the current wave of post-minimalist fashion. Even Christian Louboutin’s red sole confirms that a pair of shoes are their design. It’s about symbols – symbols that are being received with like-minded people, rather than sirens-blazing, look-at me statements. So these small details, sometimes tiny fashion details, are true important factors of todays consumption of fashion. These details can have the magical power of making you feel real good – which always shows on the outside as well. It’s a so called subtle and secret logomania of today. It is very interesting to watch this kind of transformation and see in which way the industry and ourselves are heading. For a long time it has been ‘cheesy’ to show off you logo-printed leather goods, clothing and shoes. For an example: you wouldn’t wear the classic Louis Vuitton print on your wallet but definitely Bottega Veneta – just as expensive but more subtle and nobody ‘knows’ and recognise the classic braided leather except you and your sphere. But I believe that the logo’s are truly coming back, in new shapes, but also as in original forms and designs. Like the Yves Saint Laurent label that turned to their roots with the name svitch to Saint Laurent (and the logo as well). I kind of dig the idea, especially if it comes in a slightly more classic and original designs and shapes of the products. In a time when you don’t want to show off your exclusive taste – in case of bags, shoes, clothing and accessories (the label shown as little as possible) – you actually DO want your like-minded people to know.
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.
…Saint Laurent Paris, their spring 2012 ready-to-wear collection looked stunning! I loved the idea of all the models wearing big fedora-felt hats that covered half their faces. A very sexy and elegant collection with deep necklines and back-décolletages. Tassles and fringes à la Marocco style were mixed up with rock-chic suits and sequins. A great first collection from Mr Hedi Slimane.