I know they won’t even be in the stores for at least another 6 months, but the shoes were all I could think about during fashion month. Shoes are all I can think about most of the time. From Proenza‘s knots to Phillip Lim‘s laceups, Céline‘s square toes to Valentino and Rouland Mouret‘s zippers, Isabel Marant‘s buckles to Christian Dior‘s patent knee highs; there were a lot of trends to take note of but there was only ONE trend that’s worth the attention because Gucci & Maison Margiela & Fendi & Vivienne Westwood & Salvatore Ferragamo and Balenciaga said so, together: FUR. Fur is the only thing you should carry on, around and under your feet this fall.
If you live in a country where in a diagram, all the arrows eventually point to the answer “winter is coming”, this next thing I’ll say is going to make so much sense to you: sunglasses are actually a winter accessory. When endless snow meets the frostbite herald sunlight, you either put on sunglasses or go blind. My husband found it a little hard to accept this fact but eventually he gave in. But how could you not, especially when there’s so many beautiful eyewear to shop for in the middle of the season? The two must have designs? This Céline pair with the metal bridge (or get it for a fraction of a price *wink wink* here) or the RayBan rounds. .
Rochas Spring/Summer 2015 Among hundreds of trends swooping down on us from S/S 2015 runways like sperms reaching out for the ovary, this caught my attention the most because, well, it’s about shoes. From Rochas to Simone Rocha, Sharon Wauchob to Dries Van Noten; it’s all about feathers, confetti straps or leather fringes. Another way to get your feet in the mood for spring is satin knots, thanks to Cédric Charlier and No.21 – a rather saner option.
This up there is the only way I can deal with my hair when it’s actually summer out there. When you have frizzy, kinda curly hair that you can not tame or leave as is (because not everyone has dreamy shampoo commercial curls) a headband as big as your head and a flirty little bow (or a turban knot) is all you need. .
Building Block is a multi-medium design project that I just stumbled upon, right when I needed too see refreshing, minimal and refined designs to purify my cluttered mind. Based in Los Angeles, the brand is led by sisters Kimberly & Nancy Wu. Its focus moves freely in between luxury and industrial design where utilitarian materials and processes translate into minimalist forms. With the intent of magnifying essentials and editing out excess, Building Block finds continual inspiration in returning to square one.