In our low budget hipster MTL mansion, there are 4-5 items that are special, unique, precious or in other words not from IKEA. The vintage golden Danish lamp in the living room, our custom made wood coffee table with hairpin legs, small silver pitcher in the bathroom that we stole from our wedding (yeah we stole something from our own wedding), some vintage stuff I collected like deer antlers, oilers, mason jars etc, the Urban Outfitters side table we carried in our luggage from USA and… $30 worth UO candle that smelled so good and looked so amazing that I had to secretly buy.
Secretly because my husband’s – the guy who, being a guy, thinks we shouldn’t pay more than $10 for pillows, candles, frames, curtains or basically anything decorative – reaction when he first saw the price tag was “slowly put that down and turn around”. And since we already had tens of regular candles at home it didn’t seem like a necessary buy for me at first either. But with each passing day, I felt more and more drawn to idea of owning it. It doesn’t have a magical smell, you can’t lay back on it, it doesn’t have any functional power or it’s not the first thing you see when you enter the room. However my shopaholic desire of owning it outweighed everything else logical, so I bought it. We prefer treating it as a sculpture and it has only been lit once (of course) because it is too precious to be used up.
That was until I dove in the world of luxury home scents and saw that actually even Diptyque can be considered as student-friendly. Apparently folks, luxury indeed has a scent and you can smell it if you are willing to pay $$$$. I am leaving to light my beloved candle.
Remember when non-fashion people used to make fun of MK Olsen because she was dressing like a homeless person? And if you were anything like me you would also remember fancying that look a lot, trying to channel it but ending up looking extremely sloppy instead of grunge-cool. Well here we are, almost 5 years later, and Alexander Wang is giving us a second chance with the worn out (looking) clothes. With the deterioration theme preponderating over everything else on the pre-fall collection, we are facing a whole new aspect of menswear inspiration. Patchworks, burned-like textile hems, rips and moth holes are coming together to form a weirdly complete collection.
PS: The boots, as gorgeous and mouth-watering as they are, remind me A LOT of Zeynep Tosun’s boots from the F/W 13-14 collection. What do you think?
If two heads are better than one, a stylish couple – beyond any doubt – is so much better than one fashionable individual. Need proof? Veronika Heilbrunner and Justin Oshea, the couple who attend all fashion week shows together hand in hand, becoming the latest sensation of street style for one. Scott Schuman, the man who made street style what it is today along with Bill Cunningham, starting to look so much cuter and fashionable after his relationship with another street style veteran Garance Doré. Lucy Chadwick and Duffy, who as a couple made everybody dream of their bohemian lives after that ZARA video. Ece Sükan, former editor at large at Vogue Turkey, travelling around the world with Ümit Benan, designer, and casually modelling his looks. Kate Moss and Jamie Hince, a hipster daydream (ok Kate Moss would look good either way, with or without any lad). Kim Kardashian, getting a huge makeover after his yeezus boyfriend Kanye, making people like me (yes even me) like her photos on Instagram. And all the random couples you see everyday on the streets and think “there should be more of these people”. There really should…