On my mind

Shirts

I have got shirts on my mind: doesn’t matter color nor shape. I just want simple shirts for an everyday use. I am like addictive when it comes to the style. I basically use a shirt everyday. Here are my three favorites for the moment. From the top left: Isabel Marant Candice button-down black shirt, Isabel Marant Cheryl blue button-down shirt, and Saint Laurent denim shirt.

Balmain Resort

Balmain Resort 2014 Denim on denimThere were two looks which were smashing in the Balmain Resort 2014 collection, and that was the denim looks – especially the one above – denim paired with denim. The harnesses are just super cool, as well as the genius idea to style it with an over-sized crisp white shirt (so simple) – as well as all the gold accessories (what is a Balmain collection without its’s gold?). I am definitely going to do a copy cat on the look above, maybe in a more subtle way though.

Balmain Resort 2014 denim harnesses

Olsen Twins x Bik Bok

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen for Bik Bok fall 2013The Olsen twins are making a collaboration collection with the norwegian brand Bik Bok and the first pictures has now been released. Mary-Kate and Ashley are guest designing three collections that hits stores in August. I do hope for some good wearable pieces, I mean The Row, as well as Elizabeth & James, are just amazing so I have got all my fingers crossed. Hopefully the collections will be focusing on better quality use of fabric than the rest of the Bik Bok collections. I believe Bik Bok does a lot of great trend pieces but the quality is not that good, unfortunately… Ashley and Mary-Kate stated that they wanted to do a rock’n'roll collection but with a Scandinavian touch. By looking at the first released pictures it looks that we will see some great pieces – very Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent though…The twins will actually visit Scandinavia as well, I think they are coming to Stockholm for the release of the collections. Very exciting!

Olsen Twins for Bik Bok Fall 2013

Simple

On my mind - Classics, Acne leather jacket, Zara trousers, Dries Van Noten striped shirt, Saint Laurent top, Acne wool pants, Valentino VaVaVoom bag, Gianvito Rossi heels and Lindesy A. necklaceI have got black, white and cream on my mind. Above you find a mixture of Pre-fall 2013 as well as Spring and Summer pieces. Black leather motorcycle jacket from Acne Studios, white wide trousers from Zara (now in store), striped shirt from Dries Van Noten, creme-white shoulder bag, ‘VaVa Voom’ from Valentino, white pumps from Gianvito Rossi, gold necklace Lindsey Adelman, cropped black top from Saint Laurent and ‘Cora’ cropped suit pant from Acne Studios.

Barefoot attitude

Chloé Resort 2014 yellow trench coatOkey, I just love this look above from the Chloé Resort 2014 line, is absolutely amazing! As I mentioned before, yellow is the color for Spring 2014. The entire collection is beautiful, I have got tons of looks on my mind for the spring – like the pin striped denim trench coat paired with the denim boyfriend jeans, the ankle long striped skirt styled with a simple white shirt, and the wide trousers (!) both in white and navy paired with flats. Oh, my the flats are gorgeous, especially the slippers… The creative director for Chloé, Clare Waight Keller, stated that the trousers in this collection gives you room for her “barefoot attitude” – a statement I totally fell for. Waight Keller wanted the proportions to be just right, and sandals, as well as slippers, feels super hot to pair to both a chill and more dressed-up looks for just that perfect relaxed proportions.

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Étoile FW13

Étoile Isabel Marant Fall Winter 2013 collection - ad campaign with Andreea Diaconu photo by Karim SadliAbsolutely love these first pictures of the Étoile Isabel Marant collection for fall 2013-14. I like the fact that Isabel Marant has gone back to her “roots” – creating pieces that are timeless and wardrobe staples, but of course with a great cut. I had a hard time to relate to the current collection (the Étoile S/S13 collection) with all the flower tunics and pants, owl-printed pullovers, pale colors (like yellow and baby blue) and star-printed jeans… That is why I totally embrace what I have seen this far! God, I love the peacoat, the thigh-high suede boots, the knit and the slight flared jeans with a simple, crisp white shirt. The ad campaign is featuring gorgeous Andreea Diaconu and is photographed by Karim Sadli.

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Don’t miss out

Joseph SS13 collection from the lookbookI am a big fan of Joseph. Their collection’s are just full of wearable and luxurious pieces and I hope you haven’t missed out their online shop? Now you get free shipping as well, so hurry! I find some pieces that I might lay my hands on, like this one – a cashmere and silk top with a deep v-neck, or these double silk trousers… Cravings! Above, two looks from their S/S13 collection, don’t you just love the wide-flared trousers in white? So cool.

A white shirt

Vogue Italia March 2013 Kasia Smutniak by Vincent PetersSince I spotted this editorial featuring beautiful Kasia Smutniak in Vogue Italia March 2013, I kind of been having white shirts on my mind. I am always looking for the perfect white color, model, boy-friend-ish, and so on, and this editorial didn’t make my cravings go away… Love the simple look with the hair in a bun, the sleek watch and the hoop-earrings styled with the oversized shirt. It is such a useful piece and timeless piece in your wardrobe so I suggest you invest in shirt that is classic. Underneath I have gathered some cool, and classic, shirts that are available online right now. From top left: cotton-polpin shirt from Band of Outsiders, ‘Reese’ cotton-poplin shirt from Equipment, oversized striped silk and cotton-blend shirt from MiH Jeans and slender star-button shirt from Acne Studios.

Shirt - white and striped Acne, Equipment, Band of Outsiders and MiH

In bloom

Style By issue 16 by Columbine Smille and Jesse LaitinenLovely blogger and fashion editor Columbine Smille has styled this beautiful grunge-meets-luxury editorial ‘In Bloom’ for Elin Kling’s magazine Style By. The swedish semi-monthly magazine is my absolute favorite and find the features and editorials so inspiring. Anyway, the editorial is photographed by Jesse Laitinen and just captures this Spring’s hottest trend flawlessly – grunge. I love the fact that Columbine has taken the styling to a luxurious level – like styling Chanel with a simple beanie and the beautiful Miu Miu fur stole from SS13 with casual Birkkenstocks. And, oh that just remind me, I am totally hooked and need to get me a pair of Birkkenstock sandals. So utterly nerdy but yet cool – and comfy! I like them a lot and wouldn’t mind at all styling them like in this editorial.

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