The Row pre-fall 2014 featuring brilliant beauty entrepreneur Linda Rodin in front of the lens. Not only do they capture the essence of luxury, they have truly made timeless and elegant pieces. Favorites? The knee-long leather skirt with wrap at front, along with the beautiful outerwear in terms of blazers, trenches and coats.
I have got some specific items on top of my wish list for the moment. It’s a never ending story right? Having things you want and crave all the time? Well, I hope it never will end either. It’s nice to have certain things to ‘dream’ about or long for. Even though is just stuff. So much better with a vacation to long for though (!). But, there are a couple of things that I want, which I of course would like to share with you.
Eytys white canvas sneakers: these I have been waiting for a while! Hopefully I’ll get my hands on them next time I am in Stockholm. Céline hobo bag and python wedges: needs no explanation. I just need them. Badly. Acne Studios linen blazer and red mini skirt: the blazer is the perfect piece for me when to use as a jacket when it gets warmer. I have been eyeing the Célinen linen blazer, but hey, 2500 dollars for a blazer is waaay too much. So this is a really nice alternative. And the red skirt, feels very Vaccarello. Super cool and super chic. The Row ribbed sweater: the perfect rib and the perfect color. Dior pearl earrings: I just love these and the fact that they have pearls on each sides. Givenchy silk pleated trousers: silk satin oversized trousers would be a perfect investment this season for my ‘going out’ wardrobe. Repossi gold chain necklace: subtle and simple, the perfect everyday necklace. Chanel credit card holder: I need a new one. My wallet is too big and my current card holder is just, well boring, so I can’t get it out of my head that I want a new one. This one from Chanel is probably one I’d never get sick and tired of.
One of the coolest bag of the season is this hobo bag from The Row. A bit to bohemian for me, but as always the Olsen sister knows how to create the coolest bags. I would definitely go for either a hobo or a bucket bag this season. Two pretty timeless bags which have their revival this Spring. Not only seen in the Resort collection of The Row, also Céline showed off an hobo bag which was literally to die for as well as Dior and Louis Vuitton.
The 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!
I am super crushing over the bags from The Row Fall 2013 collection for the moment. They have got so many nice ones, and I love the models in the dark navy leather. I am seriously thinking of getting myself a bag in navy for the fall. It is such a beautiful color to black. I have to wait a bit when it comes to The Row leather goods…. But I know that Céline has got some beauties in navy as well for the fall. I have to check them out.
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.
Here’s how I would love to look like today! ‘Kenta’ twill-satin top in crème from The Row (just new in at Net-à-Porter.com), black stretch-crepe trousers from Oscar de La Renta, gorgeous silk-satin headband from Jennifer Behr (on my must-have list for the moment…reminds me of the Céline SS13 knot for this season), Prada Teddy Aviator sunglasses in gold, gold watch with black leather band from Isabel Marant, shopper in python and calf-skin from Céline and a pair of super cool black leather slip-on sneakers from Givenchy (pre-fall 2013 collection).
Above I have gathered some black pieces that can be your basic essentials in your spring closet. I love black and can’t get enough of it and find it so beautiful to wear not only in the fall and winter season but also when the summer is coming. From the top left: jersey dress from Rick Owens Lilies (here), sheer tank from Acne Studios, top from The Row with deep back, long sleeve washed out linen top from Étoile Isabel Marant, leather shorts from Isabel Marant, pleated skirt from The Row, satin belt from Lanvin from Net-a-Porter, leather sneakers from Nike (here), sunglasses from Ray Ban, black leather bucket bag from Balenciaga (love this one, you can find it here), black leather sandals from Marni at Farfetch.com and ‘Twin Mini Messenger’ shoulder bag from The Row that you can find here.
Today I wouldn’t mind looking like this – a very casual cool and effortless look. Just what I like. Jersey top from OAK, wide-leg trousers from Emilio Pucci, quilted Pindot blazer from Raquel Allegra, Superga sneakers in black cashmere from the collaboration with The Row (so cool, love the fact that they are in cashmere), chevron snake amure ring in gold from Saint Laurent Paris, oracle gold-tone cuff from Lanvin, yellow gold watch with leather strap from Isabel Marant and the A5 Papier tote in black from Balenciaga.