I have spent a day in Milan with my family before heading to Cinqueterre (Italian seaside) and we had a fantastic time gelato-eating, aperitivo-drinking, shopping and finishing off with Magic Flute opera at La Scala. Busy day but just one outfit that I wanted to share with you:) My absolute favorite striped 2-piece is from Loup, a NYC-based brand inspired by Parisian film, art and fashion icons such as Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin. Those very 70-s wide high-waisted culottes and belted kimono jacket look equally stylish with heels or Converse –
It’s almost fall….but still summer. How to dress? Depending on where you live days can be pretty hot but evenings get really chilly so little white dresses are ready to go hibernate on shelves and hangers till next summer. Even though autumn is clearly approaching, many of us are still not ready for sweaters, thick denim, sneakers and boots – we need a fall transition plan. Some people are never cold, I’m sure each of you have one of these superhuman on your friends list:) That girl in a short backless dress that is sitting on a terrace with an ice margarita at 60F (15 degrees celsius for my dear Europeans) –
SOME THOUGHTS ON QUALITY OVER FAST FASHIONLike many of you, I have a very busy life. Rare are the moments where I can sit down and relax, read a book, fake online-shop by adding items to cart and never pressing ‘checkout’, do silly stuff just to kill time. Busy life has also affected my shopping habits- I went from impulsive frequent shopping for things I don’t need to carefully selecting what I buy, simply because I am tired of the waste and tired of things I wear once and don’t want to look at ever again.
Confession: I have been obsessing over a couple of straw hats lately and patiently waiting for some of them to go on sale to hit “BUY”. I wanted to share my selection of beautiful, stylish and unusual straw hats to wear this summer. My picks are a little more pricey (starting at a little over 50 USD) than some of the more simple straw hats from Zara or H&M, however I came to a conclusion that investing into a very special straw hat is smart. I purchased a couple of straw hats this summer and I know that I will certainly wear them again next year.
Those of you who travel a lot or who lived in different countries will agree that one’s style naturally adjusts to the current habitat. When I lived in Paris my color palette was to the point: black, grey, navy, beige. When I moved to London my style has changed completely and that is when I promised myself to never shop in one country for another country :))) Since I moved to LA my style has evolved again. Here in Sunny California I feel like giving in a little and embracing the boho-vintage vibe that is so predominant in LA.
This week I wanted to share beautiful pictures of the Seven Magic Mountains in Nevada desert as well as my favorite ‘desert attire’ – black straw hat + Dra Clothing dress and top. We spent a day in Vegas visiting the International Jewelry Show and I once more understood the weather benefits of California 🙂 . The summer heat in Nevada combined with extreme air conditioning in any covered space were not easy to digest ! We all know straw hats are huge right now, and all of you probably own one or more.
As you may have guessed I am currently in Paris where Couture week gathers everyone who works in fashion. On this occasion, I wanted to share one absolute favorite outfit from my suitcase – a pair of culottes and a windbreaker by Azul by moussy. For those of you who don’t know, I had a strong ‘Japan’ moment during my student years – I spoke fluent Japanese and was obsessed with Tokyo. It was in Japan where I first fell in love with Japanese design which is a beautiful universe. My definition of Japanese design is approximately as follows: ‘nothing unnecessary + perfect simplicity’.
For this post about feminine and edgy style I collaborated with Cynthia Rowley to celebrate her sophisticated, feminine and slightly whimsical dresses. Did you know that before becoming a famous designer Cynthia Rowley wanted to be a painter? For some reason I always remember this when I look at prints and colors of the dresses… I must admit – I am not a very “girly girl” in many ways, and I don’t think my style can be described as very feminine. I do buy and wear feminine pieces now and then,
I’ve always been a huge shoe fan (but who ins’t?) so it was about time to put together a guide called “10 best sandals & slides to invest in this summer”. I hope you love my picks! Biggest trends this summer are pompoms, lace-ups, tassels, block and architectural heels, oversized bows, flamingos, denim, raffia, pool slides and flowers. This seasons’ hottest shoes are very colorful and sophisticated in shapes and decor. I love each one of the “10 best sandals & slides to invest in this summer” as they can instantly dress up any simple outfit.
‘What to wear in San Diego’ might seem as a surprising title for the post, but I wanted to share a style tip with those of you who are planning on a weekend in San Diego or elsewhere similar. Everyone will agree that it is very hard to figure out what to wear when you are planning to be out all day without returning to the hotel, doing a variety of pleasurable things such as brunchin’, beach walking and restaurant hopping:) All this in one outfit? I feel like I have finally figured it out last weekend so I am very impatient to share the little secret.