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No.21 fall 2013
It’s a first. On so many levels. For once the label No. 21 has never been featured on this blog. And then, well, how to put this? Birds on a skirt. I’m pretty sure that kind of thing didn’t make an appearance on Definitely Golden. Yet. As the old saying goes, there is a first time for everything. So here we go…
Let’s start with the label. Don’t be surprised if you haven’t heard about it until now since it was brought to life just a few seasons ago (in 2010 to be precise). Alessandro Dell’Acqua, the designer, decided to start anew after leaving his eponymous label and opted for the name No. 21 simply because it is his lucky number and date of birth. His main focus lies on outfits which are suitable for daily life therefore it can be assumed that his inspiration comes rather from looking at street style shots than from attending gala events.

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A quite unusual couple made an appearance in the fall 2013 collection: Italian and English influences. Both partners didn’t shy away to bring their typical fabrics (like tweed and lace) and other staples to the table. Not all the resulting looks were a success, but some of them had something about them, a certain something. Just like the one pictured above. At first sight it is quintessentially English which is probably mostly due to the colour combination (pink and brown*), the silhouette and the fabric (boxy space-dye knit sweater). The first images that it conjured in my mind had a lot to do with books which are set in old London. However, there was something else lingering in my thoughts, that something else being probably unexpected elements like lace, for example. And yes, embroidered birds. Now, I’m not ashamed to admit that I would not shy away from wearing this ensemble, just as it is, straight from the runway. First cow prints, then birds. Who would have thought that?

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* Apparently I have something for this specific colour combination. Remember this?

Image: N0. 21 fall 2013

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Stockholm Streetstyle
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 

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A classic trench coat, a blue shirt and a white sweater are an excellent combination. Okay, this is hardly news. On the „classics“ top ten list, this one ranks on or very close to the top. Probably somewhere near the „blue-jeans-and-white-t“ combo.  When you are dressing this way in the morning, you are probably not the type to cry out for attention. Or at least not in the mood. Otherwise you would probably opt for something with a camouflage print or neon detail (maybe even the bunny costume you always dreamt of wearing, but never dared to). But believe me when I’m saying that a classic doesn’t hurt from time to time. When well done, it is incredibly easy on the eye. One couldn’t ask for more, really.

Image: The Three F 

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