July 21, 2014

BIRTHDAY WEEK


WEARING: Melissa Araujo Slip On Dress, American Apparel Mesh Dress, H&M Leather Jacket, Alexander Wang Marion Bag, Alexander Wang Kori Boots, 8 Other Reasons Rings, and Margiela Necklace Worn as Bracelet.

I can't believe it is my birthday week again, time is going by so quickly. Friday is not a bad day for a birthday and I have some exciting plans for the week + weekend, with some of my best friends. As for birthday gifts I am a hard person to buy for, here are few links if anyone needs a hint! I am also a fan of an emerging tradition of envelopes with cash, this way there is no disappointment. Here is my wish list:

1. Rachael Ruddick Le Trop Bag 2. Mansur Gavriel Bucket Bag 3. Acne Jensen Boots 4. Carven Curly Wool Coat 5. Another Feather Curve Cuff 6. Kara BackPack, 7. Tom Ford Book.

Before I forget, head out to my friend Vanessa's blog The Haute Pursuit, she has a new lookbook out that we shot last week, her THPSHOP also has a whole new layout.

Photos by Carmin Edwards.

July 13, 2014

SUMMER COATS



WEARING: Rodebjer Kimono CoatCyeoms Crop Top, DIY Skirt, Celine Trio Bag, Zara Sandals and Ray Ban Sunnies.

Sure, I probably don't need a Summer coat, but as I have mentioned many times, I am constantly cold. So the excitement of wearing sleeveless pieces ends pretty quickly for me, as I always look for an extra layer. In the past I have worn my leather jackets year around (and I still do), but now I find that lighter fabrics such as linen, cotton or even silk work better for me during the day at least, then I resort to leather for the evenings. Here are my three favourite coats for the Summer that can definitely be styled during the Spring and Fall, they also have added versatility as they can all be worn as dresses:

1.  Rodebjer Kimono Dress Coat, 2. Front Row Shop Duster Coat and 3COS Silk Dress Coat.

Photos by Carmin Edwards.

July 06, 2014

NEOPRENE AKA WETSUIT MATERIAL


WEARING: Novevite Neoprene Top, Cameo The Label Shorts, Club Monaco Top and Sunnies, H&M Bag. Until recently, my only experience with Neoprene was with my beach wear, since last year though we have all seen it on the runway. A lot of designers have incorporated in their collections, beyond just using it for surfing and swimsuits designs. I decided to give this fabric a try. The Black Novevite Neoprene Top oozes strength, I love the fact that it reflects a sport silhouette and it is not clingy. I am looking forward to wearing it more this coming Fall, as it insulates well and I am always trying to keep warm. Are you guys for or against neoprene outside the swimwear section?
Photos by Carmin Edwards.



June 29, 2014

RELAXED



WEARING: JNBY Silk Top, Addison NY Pants, Adidas Superstar II, Celine Trio Bag, Club Monaco Sunnies and THP Shop Cuffs.

A relaxed look on the blog today as I have been really busy, in need of comfort clothes and shoes to get me through the days. I seem to be always wearing my Adidas Superstars, let's face it the white sneaker trend is everywhere, from editorials in major fashion magazines to Isabel Marant's latest collection. I can't tell you how glad I am with the sneaker come back in to high fashion, my feet say thank you. As far as my personal designs go, I am super stoked to announce that I have finished all the patterns for my collaboration with the London based brand: Two M Projects. Now time to cut and sew the samples!

Photos by Carmin Edwards.


June 23, 2014

WHITE OUT


WEARING: UNIF Mesh Dress, Adidas Superstar II Sneakers, Club Monaco Sunnies & THP Shop Cuffs.

I received this dress from Koshka about a month ago, but I was waiting to pull it out of my closet when the weather started to be more like Summer. This UNIF dress fulfills my wants for something minimal, cool and also has mesh. Do you have a little white dress for Summer yet? If you do not here are my top 5 picks, check out the links below:

1. UNIF Mesh Dress. 2Melissa Araujo Cut Out Dress. 3. Veda Coco Dress. 4. Charlie May Baseball Dress. 5Cameo The Label Sun & Moon Dress. Happy Shopping!
Photos by Carmin Edwards.

June 16, 2014

BAG LADY

WEARING: J Brand Mesh Top, Addison Pants, THShop Vest, Sophie Hulme Bag, Shoe Dazzle Shoes and H&M Hair Accessory.

Aside from an unhealthy obsession with jackets, you may have also noticed the other major love of my life is handbags. I have an inclination to buy small or medium sized bags, until I saw the Sophie Hulme Bag. I loved the simple, yet catching hardware design, the square shape; I knew at first sight that I would have to expand my collection with a tote bag. It is the perfect carry on while travelling, or for those occasions when you need to carry your entire life around with you. In this case I went to a conference over the weekend and I had a lot with me in order to survive the long day. On another note, if you love the pearl jewellery trend, make sure to head over to my friend's blog: The Haute Pursuit. Check out Vanessa's new lookbook, which I am extra excited for because I helped her style the shoot.

Photos by Carmin Edwards.

June 09, 2014

CROP IT GOOD

WEARING: Club Monaco Vest, Top, Zara Knit Crop Top, Vintage Culottes, DIY Belt, and Church's Loafers (Old Collection) and Galisfly Rings.

Correct me if I am wrong, but crop tops and culottes are high fashion items of the moment. What can I say, crop tops have always been my "thing" since I was a child. The love affair continued as a teen, stopped while I was at uni, and now it's back for a few years. I believe that crop tops are for everyone, it is really just about how you styled them. I mean if you didn't do your crunches or exercised a lot, you can wear them with a high waist bottom like I did; but if you are an avid work out person, by all means wear it low and show all the hard work. I have a long way to go before my abs will be in full exposure (if ever).

Photo by Carmin Edwards.