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The beauty of a new year is the feeling of starting over, afresh, having a blank canvas at your disposition and a clear mind…LET’S STOP RIGHT THERE. I don’t know about you but my „clear mind“ resembles much more my kitchen after a very successful party than the supposed zen-space. So, with all these ideas, tasks and deadlines, crying for my attention, where am I supposed to start?
Maybe with the 3.1 Phillip 2013 holidays collection and more specifically with the two looks above. The styling (loose T, tucked in hair) is flawless and both jackets are matching my idea of perfect wardrobe staples. But there is more: surprisingly I am finding myself relenting to the idea of wide legged trousers and not any white legged trousers, ladies and gentlemen: white wide legged trousers which are luxuriously touching the ground. A sure nightmare for the hard reality of daily life and a city where a clear coat barely survives two weeks without a visit to the cleaner. Now, add the close relationship between the hem and the floor to the equation…On the other hand there is this perfect silhouette created through the contrast of this unpractical item and the short and beautifully constructed leather jacket. I suppose that the magic of fashion consists in our ability to put the bespoken issues to the very back of our mind or at least relativize them. The dry cleaner is around the corner right?

Images: 3.1 Phillip Lim

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I’m certainly not enthusiastic when it comes to any kind of print. But this china inspired print by Preen is swoon material (by the way it is from the pre-fall 2012 collection). I even love that it comes in the form of a turtleneck and not a regular blouse. Here is a question: when was the last time you saw a turtleneck which was not a cable knit? I, for once, didn’t see anything like that around and I just wonder how that can be since it looks so fantastic. Especially with a leather jacket thrown on top, even though this would make you very miserable right now (hello wintery temperatures!). Happily, it is very easy to come up with tons of styling ideas. Imagine this top with a classic black sweater, for example. One would just see a hint of print peeking out and that surely would look great. Anyway, do I need to point out that I love the picture as well? Probably not.

Image: Nick Dorey

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