With Alexa Chung fearlessly embracing her double braids yet again watching the Topshop Unique show at London Fashion Week, school braids are back under the microscope. Besides the Lolita charm and the effect to unwomanize any look, school braids have always been my favorite since it’s the only way I can actually twist my short hair into a braid long enough to show and see it. Yay for being too school for cool.
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White ribbed sweater Zara (similar here) // grey textured peg pants ASOS (similar here & here) // black sandals Zara (similar here & here) // black tote H&M (very similar here & here) // sunglasses Spitfire
I understand now what I couldn’t understand before; sweaters with sandals, coats with bare legs and all of the other quirky combinations of clothing are what you end up doing when the weather is a little schizophrenic: rainy but hot hours after a terribly cold morning with sunshine. PS: after using a small satchel for decades, I literally couldn’t fill my new tote. It’s empty.
Yesterday I was about to make a post about Jil Sander SS15, but a voice inside of me – since I don’t like to publish back to back posts of the same topic – warned me to wait. It said “Marni show is tomorrow, don’t do anything hasty before seeing it, afterall, it’s always your favorite”. I listened to my gut and was awarded with one of the best collections of SS15 so far. A much too entertaining rendition of far east inspiration, starting with minimal cuts but with a finale adorned with unapologetic beads and pleats was showcased in a fairy land called Marni Flower Market. That skirt, up there, is my ultimate flower market.
Continuing the endless countdown of “where the hell were these wedding dresses (especially the one above) when I was looking for one” reproval: this saturday with London based Catherine Deane and her breathaking Omelia gown. Born in Ireland, raised in South Africa and inspired by living in London and Hong Kong; you can sense the cultural diversity of the designer in her style: traditional techniques with a modernist twist, simplicity with a romantic feminine touch – a witty balance of textiles, details and even shading colors. Brides of 2015, you got this.
To share the enthusiasm of Joey and celebrate the street style of my favorite city in the world, here are my 45 favorite looks from London fashion week. If you want a shortlist of what you may expect: Stella McCartney knits, Céline knits, Burberry dresses, Burberry capes, flat oxfords, flat sandals, flat loafers, more culottes, under the knee skirts and one particularly exquisite Marni ensamble from Leaf Greener.
When it comes to Spring/Summer 2015 runway, less make up means no make up at all. So take good care of your skin this winter, we won’t be using anything other than moisturizer or simply a BB or a CC cream (have no idea what they are and how they are used) next spring. A peachy pink blush, silicone brushed rimmel and shiny lipglosses are also allowed & thick and bushy eyebrows are encouraged.