Friday 23 November 2012

Apiece Apart Spring/Summer 2013 Lookbook

Today I dream about the beautiful Spring/Summer 2013 collection by Apiece Apart.

The brand founded and designed by Laura Cramer and Starr Hout creates simple, adaptable and versatile pieces.

Clean lines, simple shapes, great quality fabrics and spotless tailoring are the brand's hallmarks. It's the kind of label that creates a complete wardrobe, pieces that you can pack in one suitcase and will never run out of combinations. It's all about mix and match!

The new collection represents a space where Scandinavia meets Japan. As the designers describe, "The collection mixes Danish modernism with the imperfect, raw edges of Wabi Sabi". The cool and modern combined with the warm and natural. I love the simple colour palette of whites, sand tones, tan, pinks, yellow and indigo blue. Also, it features my beloved vertical stripes :)

The thing that charmed me the most about this collection is the beautiful layering and how all the pieces are just universal and ageless. What do you think?

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I'll take apiece! :)

Wednesday 21 November 2012

Dreamy House In Provence

Today I dream about this serene house located in Lourmarin, south of France.

The house belongs to Marie and Frédéric who fell in love with Provence and this old stone house. They renovated it with help from the locals; most of the furniture was made by the local carpenter which apart from saving them a lot of money, added a priceless personal touch and sentimental value.

The interiors are quite ascetic - stone and concrete walls, metal window frames and stone or tiled floors create a really amazing vibe. You won't find anything unnecessary here, the presence of every item is really well thought out.

The thing I like the most about this lovely house is the colour palette. The combinations of dusty pink, mauve, mink, greys, cream and milky coffee shades are just perfect! It's an amazing combination based on contrasts and the play of colours and textures. Mixing old with modern is a difficult art but Marie and Frédéric really made it work! How do you like it?

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The devil's in the details... :)

Saturday 17 November 2012

Petit Bateau & Carven Collaboration

Today I dream about the lovely collaboration between two beloved French brands, Petit Bateau and Carven.

I know that everyone is still raving about the Maison Martin Margiela for H&M collaboration (that I will write a bit more about soon) and here's the next one worth watching.

If you're dreaming about the perfect Breton top, Petit Bateau is the right place to find it. With devoted fans including Alexa Chung and Kate Moss, the brand doesn't need any extra hype. They decided to reinvent the classics with a little twist by Carven and the result is this super chic capsule collection.

The collection features styles for men, women and kids and it involves preppy polo shirts, Breton stripes, simple dresses in bold colours and Carven's staple - Peter Pan collars.

The Petit Bateau & Carven collection will be available to buy from December the 6th in all Petit Bateau stores worldwide.

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Earn your stripes :)

Sunday 4 November 2012

Spring 2013 Fashion Week Favourites

Today I dream about the amazing month of high fashion that has unfortunately come to an end :(

That first sentence could be misleading as Fashion Week ended quite a while ago but as usual I lost this post in a sea of drafts so hope you don't mind :)

Sadly, I have to say that this Fashion Week was kind of disappointing. There were a few collections that I was really waiting for to see for months and when I finally did, well they weren't as good as I expected. Maybe my expectations were too high or maybe fewer things can surprise me nowadays.

In general I have to say that I usually prefer the Autumn/Winter Fashion Week as it's much more challenging. Both designers and fashionistas attending the shows must put more effort into their choices as a simple t-shirt and shorts are just not enough. I'm always super excited to see the coats and boots for the upcoming season and that's always my favourite part of every winter collection.

Anyway, today I'd like to show you my favourite collections for the upcoming spring and I'm very curious about your favourites too!

Topshop Unique

For me, this Fashion Week was all about simplicity and minimalism and this is a perfect example. Simple cuts and basic colours combined with metallics, light layering and sheer fabrics make a pretty good combination. Not something I expected to see from Topshop Unique, but it was a really great surprise.

The collection is really chic and sophisticated but still has that great urban feel to it. I love the first two boxy shaped sweats in grey and white - I hope that the price will allow me to get my hands on that beauty :)

Maison Martin Margiela

Minimalism and oversize at its finest! The collection is MMM's view on evening wear and that view is truly unique. Maybe I'm wrong, but to me this collection has something Japanese about it. Perhaps the shapes remind me a bit of the traditional kimonos. I watched the whole show with my mouth wide open and I'm sure that this is one of the special collections that I will still remember in 10 years time. See the whole collection here!

By the way, how to you like MMM's collaboration with H&M, do you have any favourites yet?

I really love it, although I have to say that sadly, I don't think it will sell that well. You really have to be tall and skinny to look good in those clothes apart from some of the draped dresses which I love, but the accessories stole my heart!


To me, Alber Elbaz's new collection is sexy above all. He describes it as "deconstructed classicism" which totally reflects the character of the collection. It's like taking classic office work-wear to a whole new level and transforming it into a sexy, modern party girl look.

There was some bright colours in the collection but my favourite looks are those chic monochrome ones, no surprise there :) Check out the whole collection here!

Alexander Wang

It was the show of the season! It caught my eye instantly and not for silly details like furry heels or the hula-hoop bag but for the amazing technique and a consistent and well thought out collection. Really futuristic and graphic, plenty of leather and skin - totally not my style but how amazing is that!?

I'm a bit crazy and I love it when things are in perfect order. I don't like any asymmetry so maybe that's the reason why I liked it so much. Every cut, every stitch was perfectly reflected on the other side of the piece - pure perfection!

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Spring roll :)