Saturday, 21 March 2015

BOHEMIAN TWIST

Toteme towel // Superga sneaker // Hampton Sun oil // Saint Laurent dress, bag // Miu Miu sunnies // Topshop bracelets

Now that it's officially spring I thought why not pretend the temperatures are actually high enough to wear something like this? I mean 8 degrees is warm enough to get those white, freshly waxed little legs out right? Perhaps the warm colors of this small wishlist, of mostly unaffordable clothes, will make sure the temperature of my body rises, while the numbers on my bankaccount are falling... Probably not going to happen.

Friday, 20 March 2015

A LITTLE SPRING WISHLIST

Acne slippers, belt, clutch, papers, jewels // Anya Hindmarch bag // Le LABO parfum // Alexa for AG skirt // Burberry Prorsum shirt // Aesop handbalm // Topshop overalls, heels, breton t-shirt // Ray-ban sunnies

Opening my dorm window without adopting a pneumonia means one thing: Spring! I can smell cut grass, early morning sun and despite the hay fever symptoms are setting in, I still have my eye on several over-priced sartorial newborns. We're in the last month of term before I can get my skies out and enjoy a week of snow, friends and lots more... Can I get a wut wut.


Wednesday, 11 March 2015

WHAT IS STYLE?


What is style? It is an subject we could discuss all day long, there probably will be no end to it.
It is also a question I've been asking myself for some time now. Several dictionaries define the word as 'a certain way of writing, expressing, composing and building'. I still don't know what style exactly is. It's still very vague.

When I think about what I'm currently wearing, how I chose to wear this and if it would by classified as style, a small smile emerges. This morning I had an early lecture, so I choose my big chunky sweater over my fitted blouse and my Doctor Martens, just because it's comfortable and it was early. That would probably be defined as homeless girl style or is she wearing her own clothes or her dads? Later today I changed in a more fitted sweater, Acne printed trousers and still loyal to my Doctor Martens.

This leads me to a sub question: Can you be comfortable and stylish?
I don't know, maybe? I really think that comfort is priority number one when I'm getting dressed. Comfort is often underrated. I don't think anyone can look sexy or stylish when being uncomfortable. When a skirt is too tight and it's hitching you down, shoes that are massively uncomfortable and make you look like you're walking on a bed of sharp and hot needles or when a coat is too short or too tight, it just will not and cannot look stylish.

Do you need money to be stylish?
Absolutely not. Not when there's so much choice. You've got an incredible high street, markets and thrift stores. The massive consumption of these particular women implies that they're not exactly sure of what their style is. So they have to keep on buying. And I don't think style is the same as having a lot of clothes. Actually, I think that limitation is good for the creative mind, because you go looking for alternatives. So if money is your limitation and you're into a certain Celine skirt, you will be determined to find an alternative version if not creating it yourself.

There isn't a code to dress , and that's liberating. We can be a Chanel gorgeous, a slighlty a-symmetric, we can be whoever we want to be. For some people that's intimidating and that's difficult, because you don't know who you want to be. But at least you have the opportunity to express yourself through clothes. It's all about experimenting.

Is style subjective?
No. If it's not your own style, it can still look amazing on somebody else. But that's only when everything falls into the right place. I could pass someone on the street with a bright, wide, yellow pair of trousers, an intense blue blouse and colorful make-up and still look amazing.

So a definition of style could be: It always is and looks like you. You can be wearing minimalism this day and maximalism the next, but it will always look like you when you incorporate you're own style into the outfit.

Style is a form of self expression. But I think in order to do that you have to have a self to express. You have to know who you are and what your place in the world is. That's why, at the end of the day, style is about evolving as a person. Then you know how to express yourself as a person. And it can change radically. As long as it is you. Then you've got style.

Photo: Le21eme

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

YES

Sarah Harris, Camille Charrière and Poppy Delevingne - Le21eme

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

NYFW STREETSTYLE

Every fashion week you see beautiful, well put together and the most ridiculous outfits. Waking up knowing there's a new file with photo's exits me. These are some of my favorite. 

Photo's: Style.com

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

BE MY VALENTINE


Right now my window ceiling counts seven cactuses. I have officially fallen in love with them. Particular with this 'fluffy' version. They look cute, come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and they don't need a lot of attention. Neither will they whine, moan or cry when I forget about them for a few days. :)

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

LAMBS ALL OVER THE PLACE

Plush shearling for pre-fall. Last month the menswear collections showed us a lot of shearling as well. Whether long and luxorious or shaggy and shorn, Mongolian lambskin took center stage in collections from Gucci to Burberry Prorsum.

Photo's: Style.com