Whoops! Sorry for the leftovers from the Parisian rain (or should I say pour down?) clinging to my patent loafers. Yeah hmm, things are not really going very well with that second season 5 Piece French Wardrobe-ing of mine. Still trying to figure out how I am going to explain this to my self consciousness. (HELP?!)
So I got Stan Smiths (not exactly on my shopping list) and I got patent loafers (not on my shopping list either). Confessions, confessions…
PS: I will show you what I wore on top a bit later…
Loafers, Zara; Socks, American Apparel; Jeans, Dr Denim.
Picture by Anna Nooshin.
Tags: Loafers, Shoes, Zara
Posted on February 28th, 2014, in
Posted on February 26th, 2014, in
Well, excuse me for having the main ingredients of this ensemble on repeat. The sun came out here in Milan and so I went bare legged in February. I even ate my first gelato (kind of a must in Italy), courtesy of Gabriel and Mike, who also took these photos for me.
Other than that, I wore a super classic camel coat that I borrowed from Nicole and an even classier classic, Stan Smith sneakers by Adidas. Yes, I bought a pair of shoes. And no, they weren’t on my 5 Piece French Wardrobe list. In fact, I have a few other confessions to make, but I will get right to that when I am back from Milan.
In the meantime, dear wallet have mercy.
Coat, French Connection (borrowed from Nicole); Cashmere Knit, Whistles; Leather Skirt, Whistles; Stan Smith Sneakers, Adidas; Bag, Mansur Gavriel; Sunglasses, Bottega Veneta.
Pictures by Cup of Couple.
Tags: adidas, bottega veneta, French Connection, Mansur Gavriel, Outfit, Whistles
Posted on February 24th, 2014, in
Hello Sunday, hello fourth day of Milan Fashion Week. It is almost time to go home and prepare for Paris. Before that (and before sharing one of my favorite, if not my very favorite show of the season so far), I wanted to share some random things I noticed while in Milan.
1. People are chic, as in super chic. Coats are long and classic, trousers are often part of a suit and perfectly cut. All is worn with sneakers, like this lady en route to Jil Sander. I love it!
2. No one speaks English. And when you tell them you don’t understand Italian, they just keep going. Mi dispiace, non capisco!
3. Make-up is either quite out there or super natural, both backstage ánd on the streets.
4. Low Dr. Martens are all the rage – especially in light pastels or cutesie prints – and stylishly worn with either men pants or a skirt + sock combo. I am not sure if I think they are hot or a little too alternative for my taste, yet.
5. Turtle necks are here to stay, they are on almost every single runway. It is a great layering staple.
6. It’s ok to wear sunglasses at night. All day errday.
7. I had a Milan Fashion Week resolution to not eat too many carbs. It’s impossible, obviously. Pizza, pasta, more pasta.
8. Speaking of food, there’s no need to be hungry or stuff my bag full with energy bars. This is Italy, there is food everywhere.
9. I have never seen this many animal prints on a daily basis in my entire life. Sometimes all worn (or should I say thrown?) together.
10. The sun finally came out, yay!
Tags: Milan Fashion Week, Street Style
Posted on February 23rd, 2014, in
Ahhh, navy blue. There is something about it that is so damn attractive. I mean, yes it is a pretty color, but there are more pretty colors in the world and this one – to me – is just one of the best.
Let me explain. Whenever I go shopping (which is not too often, might I add?) and an item that appeals to me is available in black and any random other hue, I go for the black. When the other color is navy blue, I tend to leave the black alone.
Take this full look from the Whistles presentation in London. Would this have worked in heather grey or burgundy? Yes, definitely. But I want (need!) it in navy blue, because it would feel a bit forced/matchy matchy wearing this look in heather grey or burgundy.
Those and a lot of other colors need different hues to be able to work in a head to toe monochromatic look.
In navy blue, it feels fresh.
Tags: Fashion Show, London Fashion Week, Whistles
Posted on February 21st, 2014, in