There can be said a lot about couture (I still owe you one post on this topic) and opinions can differ wildly when it comes to its right to exist. But let me say this: if this dress was made with the sole reason to be worn in this picture, I do think that is reason enough.
Image: Patrick Demarchelier
Sometimes making a few changes does not only seem like a good idea, it seems like a necessity. As 2012 came to an end, that was how we felt when it came to our appartment. And since we don’t like to do things halfheartedly, more and more ideas came up and we started right away with some executions. Part of the plan is to get rid of all the stuff that had gathered over the time and that we don’t really need (anymore). Weird as it is, I don’t really bother. There is a part of me who finds it quite satisfying to get rid of things and making space for…space. In that spirit I went through the big piles of magazines which have gathered over an unacceptable amount of time. Luckily I could part easily with a good amount of them since I couldn’t see myself flicking through them one more time. Those which stayed, in turn, are true keepers which I will see myself come back to over and over again in the future. Anyway, in the middle of the sifting process I came upon this beautiful black and white shot of Lara Stone. The magazine: Vogue Paris, 2009. The man behind the lens: Hedi Slimane. I remember how much I liked it the first time I turned the page and how it ended up to be part of my illustration portfolio (if you are curious the see the result, just hit the Read More button). Needless to say that my opinion hasn’t changed a bit.
Happy weekend everyone!
Image: Hedi Slimane Illustration: Definitely Golden
A little gem from the interior photography: a hall in the Palace of Venaria captured by Massimo Listri.
Image: Massimo Listri
I was this close to name this post “holy cow” and I must say, I feel a little bit guilty about it. But you have to admit: this picture practically begs for it. The name is not the only thing I should probably feel guilty about. A cowhide print? Am I serious? Believe me, I wish I wasn’t. But sometimes designer are able to do something right what you always thought to be so wrong. And then, bamm! You like something more than you are ready to admit to yourself, to anybody really. But look, here I am, telling you this. Awkward, but true. Hello, I’m Marzena and I happen to like Ricardo Tisci’s interpretation of a cowhide print. Now is your turn…
Image: Givenchy Pre-Fall 2013
Love pretty much everything about this little kitchen corner, from the white painted bricks to the sideboards filled with all different kind of jars. And don’t let me even get started on the lamp…
Image: Rick Poon
I don’t know where you currently are, my dear reader, but I can tell you that the weather here is terrible. Like in “Can we please, please, please switch from rainy to…not rainy?” terrible. It is so dark and gloomy outside that you barely notice the time of day. Let me telly you it gets confusing when you don’t know if you are supposed to get up or if there is plenty of time to get a good dose of sleep. Okay, maybe I’m slightly over dramatising here, but you get idea: I’m craving some sunlight. That is why I instantly fell for this beautiful picture by Jenny which she shot in Hawaii. I hope you have spent a wonderful weekend nonetheless and be assured that with that post the little weather chit-chat is covered for a while. Good Monday everyone!
Image: Aubrey Road
A little while ago I wrote about clutches on this blog and how I’m beginning to warm up to them (you can read the post here). It just occurred to me that I should have probably said pouch and not clutch when speaking about the daytime version (I found the picture here by the way). Since those are most of the time bigger and more pliant, the word “pouch” somehow seems to be a better fit. But before we immerse ourselves in linguistic adventures, I stop right here and say what was really on my mind: the diy version of a very renown pouch (American Apparel). Apparently you can not only paint your walls the colour you dreamt up, you can do just the same to your bag/ clutch/ pouch. What sounds like a mad idea leads to a stunning distressed result which I really like. This is news to me. How about you?
Image: 5 inch and up
There are some pieces you may or you may not remember. And then there are pieces you probably will never fail to recognize. They will even make you think about the complete collection and what it meant design wise at the moment of its presentation. Everyone of us would probably pinpoint different looks simply because taste is very subjective and therefore there is a certain kind of variety in what stays on your mind and what doesn’t. Some designers happen to make an exception, though: the collection they send down the runway gets ultimately everyone’s attention. Raf Simons achieved nothing less than that with his Jil Sander spring 2011 collection.
Image: Ann Street Studio
I don’t know about you, but I expected a little more from this winter. When I visited my family for Christmas time, I was welcomed not by the usual chunky snowflakes but by balmy temperatures. People were actually taking their convertibles out for a festive spin, something I cannot say about my gloves or my beanie. Times like these are made for a chunky cardigan thrown over a sweater combo. I seriously like the idea even though I have to draw the line on rainy days and those, my friends, were and are the snow substitute par excellence. Luckily those days are not going to be the majority in a few months time and there are going to be a lot of occasions just waiting for this kind of layering.
Image: Stockholm Streetstyle