February 23, 2015

BASICS

WEARING: No Brand Bomber, Topshop Crop Top Sweater, Jaggar The Label T-shirt, J Brand Jeans (DIY), Vanessa Mooney Bracelet, American Apparel Clutch.

I read the book "How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are", it is a very easy read. Normally this genre is not my type of book (I am more into classics), but my friend Aina mentioned that a lot of what the authors wrote, reminded her of me. I was intrigued and decided to give it a go. She was right, many topics were very similar to my life choices and personality in general. I never knew my behaviour was so "Parisian". It is a book of common sense, highlighting natural beauty, cultural knowledge, empowerment for women, and touches on our fragility with good humour, in an easy tone. I recommend it. Here I am with no make up, natural hair, black clothes with minimal accessories and my sunglasses. Slight variations of this style make up for my everyday wear, with self-assurance and a touch of fragility to face a new challenge everyday.
PS. My favourite look from the Oscars was from Cate Blanchett. A sophisticated minimal gown from Margiela by John Galliano, paired with a Tiffany statement necklace, if you missed it check it here.

Photography by Carmin Edwards.

February 16, 2015

BACK IN BLACK

WEARING: Carin Wester Coat, American Apparel Fisherman Sweater, No Brand Handkerchief, J Brand Jeans, Adidas Gazelle Sneakers, THP Shop Rings & Ray-Ban Sunnies.

It is no secret that my favourite type of outfit is a head-to-toe black combo. I often hear comments such as "Oh you wear black because it's easy" or "Black is boring"... I have to disagree with both statements, after years of wearing all black clothes, I have come to realize that it takes as much skill to put a great black outfit together as any colourful one. It is not boring if you feel your best in it, and if you can add your own personal touch to it, all the better. I am always drawn to black, I have no interest in playing with colours; I would rather think about mixing textures, layering and accessorizing a black ensemble. Do you think all black is boring & easy?
PS. I am obsessed with my new Adidas Gazelle sneakers, so comfortable and they elevate any outfit.

Photography by Carmin Edwards.


February 09, 2015

WINTER ATTIRE

WEARING: Mango Coat, Adidas Top, Get Plenty Jeans, Tibi Mules,  Malibu Bag, Polysemy Jewellery & American Apparel Socks.

The winter has been hard, lots of rain, which makes it hard to blog. Any time there is sunshine it is time to shoot, walk around and hang with friends. This weekend was a busy one, we had my boyfriend's sister visiting and it was such a good time: catching up, drinking, and arguing over our favourite tv shows and movies. I am looking forward to this coming week, I am shooting a top collection, with the amazing Carmin Edwards. I can't wait to get it done and share the results with all of you. Fashion week is coming up, and as usual I wish I could be there but I am not. I will however watch it and keep updated with all the shows, thank God for the internet. Who is going and who are you excited to see?

February 02, 2015

HOW TO WEAR WHITES

WEARING: Topshop Coat, Zara Sweater, DIY Cheap Monday Denim, Superstar Adidas, THP Shop Cuffs & Twist Rings, Wylden Parallel Ring and No Brand Handkerchief.

As much as I love black, sometimes I feel like going all out in the opposite colour. Nothing is fresher than all white. If you think white is just for Spring and Summer, think again. White works in winter as well as any other season, it uplifts your mood on the coldest of days. I paired this crispy white DIY denim with a cozy white sweater and coat for a mild contrast in textures. The all white look has been trending for a while, but to me a head to toe look in any colour is a classic, regardless if it is "in" or not. If you are not fully ready to go all white I recommend to add an accessory of a different colour, in here I used the handkerchief. It is good to try something new from time to time, outside our comfort zones (in fashion and in life).

Photography by Carmin Edwards.

January 26, 2015

LEATHER LOVE

WEARING: Zara Turtleneck, H&M Conscious Leather Jacket & Pants, Tibi Bee Mules, & Alexander Wang Marion Bag.

Leather is an essential of any good wardrobe, it has proven its functionality (and coolness) over the years, and if I had to choose one piece that is worth investing in, it will most definitely be a leather one. I do recommend if, like me you are trying to build a functional and timeless wardrobe (free of too many trends) leather is a must. I have no reservations when it comes to purchasing such a piece, I will save up for a year, if thats what it takes (quality over quantity).

Leather can be classic, cool, edgy or rebellious. It creates a beautiful contrast of textures against other materials and it looks sharp when paired together. I treat myself to one leather piece a year, let that be a pair of shoes, a bag or a jacket - it ages well and it is always in. I wear my leather pieces all year round, sometimes layered when it is winter or showing some skin when in the summer. Also, as you can see here I am certainly not afraid to wear leather on leather. This post is dedicated to my friend Mae who started the conversation that led to this week's style topic: to leather or not to leather.

Photography by Carmin Edwards.

January 19, 2015

FEMME X HOMME

WEARING: Max Mara Coat, Adidas Trefoil Tee, Alexis Jeans, Alexander Wang Lia Bag and Polysemy Jewellery.

Feminine vs masculine? I admire people that can really play in both worlds, mixing the two together in perfect balance. 90% of the time I will wear something androgynous: oversized coats, pants, basic tops, and sneakers (or flat ankle boots like these Acne's). To keep it slightly feminine I wear mostly skinny pants, some jewellery and finish the look with a bag. I have never done the sweet, endearing look, that it is predominate in my city. I normally dress in laid back clothes, and if I am dressing up for a special occasion I may wear a dress, or a skirt and even heels; but the look will continue to have many masculine undertones.What about you: Femme, homme or androgynous?
PS. This past Friday was my anniversary with my boy, we had an amazing time and to top it all he surprised me with this dope Alexander Wang Lia Bag.

Photography by Carmin Edwards.

January 12, 2015

ESSENTIAL: BLACK

WEARING: Carin Wester Coat, Zara Turtleneck, H&M Pants, Adidas Superstars, Rachael Ruddick Le Trop Bag, 8 Other Reasons Rings & THP Shop Cuffs.

From season to season, year after year, black pieces have always been the essential building blocks of my style. It is no secret that I am a fan of black. It is a reliable section of your closet that never lets you down. For any occasion or crisis, black will fufill your needs, make you look effortless and fashionable. It is my go-to option - no doubt, it is also liberating; to free yourself from all the over designs, prints (and all the trends that are attached with colour-season). I have tested some other muted colours, but I do have to say: no matter how "far" I stray, I always come back to black and its infinite possibilities. What is your go-to colour when it comes to building your wardrobe and making styling decisions?

Photography: Carmin Edwards.