Fashion weeks usually make me really happy, despite all the “circus” leading up to fights between bloggers and editors (that I find really, really lame of editors btw), I look forward to fresh inspiration from runways and streets. However this time New York Fashion Week kind of made me sad when I saw all these amazing women looking just as fine even during horrible winter conditions, something which I always claim is the reason why I look like crap in winter. Apparently it’s not winter, it’s me. Here’s hoping these 100 best looks from NYFW starring Ramya Giangola and Jan Michael Quammie will light a fire in me.
The title of the post is a part of the little poem I just wrote, it goes; Balenciaga on my mind… and that’s pretty much it. Everything from the last two Balenciaga collections is on my mind and it has completely changed my styling habits altogether. Call me a fashion victim but I can’t wear my jackets and coats properly anymore; I constantly feel the need to open the shoulders, button it wrong or at least choose the most oversized design possible, all the while feeling glad I kept my still-relevant-last-season white booties, found the tree-that-keeps-on-giving vintage Levi’s 501s and recently bought freakish-bargain-find Forever21 handbag. . Grey off shoulder top Front Row Shop (similar here & here) . Camel trench coat Lartigent (similar here & here) . Cropped vintage 501 jeans Levi’s (similar here & here) . Black handbag with metal circle handle Forever21 (similar here & here) . White leather booties Zara (similar here & here)
It’s been a long while since the last time I went crazy over a piece of clothing I couldn’t initially find and if I remember correctly, that last time I promised myself never to do it again yet here I am, wearing the H&M Conscious mules for which I searched the whole world frantically for two whole months. I checked stores here, then in NY, Paris, Istanbul, Ankara; I asked my hubby to check them in Berlin, Oslo – they were completely sold out everywhere, which is a hint that you should give up on them at that point, but I refused to get that message from the universe. And much like every other dream, this one too came true through eBay and here they are: my slightly overpaid for, fancy mules. The search is over. finally. Thankfully. . White back button shirt Need Supply (similar here & here) . Black cropped jeans H&M (similar here & here) . Black satin bow flat mules H&M Conscious (similar here & here) . Tan leather bucket bag …
Despite my love for black, which doesn’t even need explanation at this point, I don’t like wearing all black. I actually refrain from wearing all black, I don’t think I have the right hair and skin tone (or Scandinavian cool) to pull it off so you can almost never see me in all black. But it took this off the shoulder sweatshirt from the exclusive Martine Jarlgaard x Byond collection (yeah, it’s a sweatshirt made from a sustainable fabric with open shoulders that you can pull to either side) to make me wear head to toe black in the middle of summer. I tried my usual recipe; white pants, linen pants, denim and then khaki pants but none of them did justice to this top like my classic cut tailored black pants with Converses to tone down the flare. . Black off the shoulder envelope sweatshirt available only on BYOND . Black pants Topshop (similar here & here) . Black sneakers Converse All Star (or get it here) . Gold earrings Anissa Kermiche
I don’t know when or why exactly Seoul Fashion Week became all about toddlers but I can’t complain much, especially when we can start the week looking at all these adorableness. I haven’t seen anyone (or any denim gang, to be more accurate) that has swag like these boys and it’s not all them, there are many other fantastic looks from different 3 year olds that would make you question your style (or couple styles or beauty routines?!) for real in this post. Some good looking adults are bonus. Here are my 45 favorite street style looks from Seoul Fashion Week.