While the majority of all 2014 Resort collections made its appearance, nothing was to be heard from mrs. Philo - a careful case of strategic planning from the side of Céline. The 2014 Resort Collection was kept a secret, with the exception of a minor press presentation, until last week: and what a treat it is .. Pictures from Vogue UK
It probably has come through that I have a slight (uhm) affection for the Scandinavian approach to fashion - that effortless simplicity and elegance are right up my alley. This Inspiration Monday post is all about that - I'm just obsessed with every single picture, can you imagine? Pictures from Chicobsession, editorial from Costume Finland, September 2013
Confronting, running into something that strongly appeals to you. Yesterday I watched 'It's in the sky', a documentary by Sarah Domogola on what fashion, and our approach towards it, means. Why do we dress the way we dress and what does it say about us? The docu highlights why it is that (some of) us women highly appreciate Céline and Stella McCartney these days, putting their relatively modest and simple style in the background of the current society; where women are multidimentional and, perhaps more important, busy. How does this affect us and our ideas about fashion?
The entire documentary was a big point of recognition for yours truly - like the producer, also I made the unexpected change from a colorful, printed wardrobe to a preference for the simple, modest items in store. What followed was a reflection of perspectives and ideas that could've been mine, leaving me wondering how that current flow of simple and modest fashion is rooted in the lives of other woman. Hence, an interesting must-see.
Watch it here - the documentary is in Dutch, but with various English and French contributions, and only takes 25 minutes of your time.
I already had a hard time resisting Pinterest - thinking half an hour a day is more than enough to stay inspired and I'd have more appropriate ways to spend my time. However, as my status went to 'looking for a job' and my days are quite empty, the addiction developed - and is taking over. Hence this post is dedicated to this weeks' most eyecatching images - aren't they beautiful? Pictures from Pinterest
Back to the editorial, after a mix of Monday Inspiration the past few weeks. Editorials generally pick a particular mood, atmosphere or style - which perfectly explains why I am obsessed with one or two every week: they are able to fill up everything you need in terms of inspiration as they are able to suit your personality. This one I caught in Marie Claire Italia, the October issue - keywords: Simplicity, Pure & Nature .. Right up my alley. Enjoy! Pictures from Fashion Copious
In all honesty: I'm on a budget. Not that I have ever spend that much on fashion (I wish!), but I'm living off my savings currently as getting a job (and with that an income) simply takes a while. Even though I figured that out in advance, I slightly underestimated how it would affect my view on fashion. In short: discounts & sale get me through my basic fashion cravings, but in the meanwhile my wishlist is growing by the day .. As a preview of that what is hopefully yet to come, my current shortlist/ wishlist is found below.
1. Voyou shirt - Edma
2. Grand Sweater - Hope Stockholm
3. Leather Pursue - COS
4. Check Coat - Zara
5. Triangle Ring - Still With You
6. Leather Ankle Boots - Zara
7. Denimblue Blouse - H&M Trend
8. Cashmere Beanie (Grey) - COS
9. MOTO Skinny Jeans - Topshop
10. Danes SS O-Neck - Samsøe & Samsøe
11. Hahn Jacket - Samsøe & Samsøe
12. Lipbalm - & Other Stories
13. V-Shaped Earrings - & Other Stories
During fashionweeks, one could argue that as much happens outside the showlocations as on the runway - and I agree. Not having paid any attention to September Streetwear so far, I figured it was about time: enjoy my street favorites from New York, London, Milan & Paris - now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to find a proper pair of oversized trousers. Pictures from College Vintage