And boy it strikes BAD. I’m giving the credit for this comeback to Leandra Medine, Pernille Teisbaek and Marianne Theodorsen (with honorable mentions to Pandora Sykes and Hanne Gaby Odiele) because they literally turned this into a trend (THE trend of the season, to be more accurate) all by themselves. People should think twice before undermining the influence of fashion bloggers from now on, eh? And it’s just too freakin versatile: on your neck, head, wrist, ankle, waist, attached to your bag – they work in so many ways. I remember in 2005 I used to wrap a bandana around my wrist and wear my watch over it, wish I hadn’t stopped doing that.
While this mirrored sunglass thing is no new trend (actually it may be as old as the invention of sunglasses itself) this summer you’re probably seeing it everywhere, a little bit more than usual. The reason for that is the Dior craze, every single blogger or celebrity wearing a pair may have made you a little bit insane so I tried to list you some of my “other” favorite mirrored sunglasses – in case you can’t get your hands on Dior or want something different. My personal favorite is the Mykita x Margiela series (I actually already got one, oops), pick one for yourself and get ready to see what a mirror can bring out of your friends. It’s really, really fun.
Death in Paris Store is a lifestyle brand, which was founded in 2013 as an extension of its existing graphic design studio, that focuses on designing modern, structural and effortless accessories. What I like the most are the whimsical and subtle details on everyday objects such as the transparent stripe on the traditional shopper or the little envelope on the messenger bags – neither overplayed nor bland designs. And the campaign shots.
Anyone with even the teensy bit of frizzy hair knows the cardinal hair rule of summer: no blow drying, straightening or product is going to help you deal with your crazy hair in a heat wave like a scarf can. Keeping your hair in one place (or better, totally hiding it sometimes) all the while acting as a cotton towel around your head helping with the non stop sweating, chance to wear a different color or print everyday and a million ways to wrap it up (turban, headband, bandana, around the bun, in the braid, knotted, tied, let loose and so on) it is the ULTIMATE summer survival tool. Believe me, once you start scarfing there’s no stopping.
It may come as a surprise that I bought my first ever “I’m going to wear this hat” hat and not a “this would look good on the wall till I get myself to put it on” hat last year when I went out shopping and it unexpectedly started raining, leaving my frizzy hair in an unspeakable shape, forcing me to finally consider a fedora. The first one was of course black, an all black simple fedora from Urban Outfitters. I loved it so much that the family started to grow rapidly, an heather grey felt hat from Lack of Color (see irl here) and a camel fedora from Asos (on me). Next in line? This Janessa Leone straw hat. Now I’m not calling it a trend because I have three but because I’ve been seeing hats everywhere, so if three’s a trend what exactly is a million?