I think it must go without saying that being an iconic minimalist designer, Ann Sofie Back is one of my firm favourites; when I saw this tshirt hailing that Back is BACK FOR GOOD I felt the message should be spread far and wide. I loved her recent SS14 collection, with Calvin Klein 90s reminiscent boxers, with the name peering out from above the jeans. Something I’m ready to embrace when the weather starts warming up again in a few months! Right now it’s about layering up, with the best black coat and an unsuspecting rust sweater that I found in COS.
Photos by Shini
I’ve been thinking A LOT about knitwear recently. Not just because the nights are getting colder and I’m up to my 18th sweater buy of the season, but because for AW14 I’m doing my first knitwear collaboration! There will be more on that later, but it has made me think about how we wear them, the purpose they serve, as well as the design. Featured knitwear in this editorial from all the big guns, Stella McCartney, Acne, Céline; the bigger the better, and all the better for being a bit revealing too.
Source: Fashion Gone Rogue
Or more, ostrich printed cows leather. Wearing again, but in more detail, a favourite new wardobe addition from my own AW13; the ostrich biker jacket. Feeling more and more right that this image that’s been making the internet rounds is the gospel truth on the matter. Wearing with a pretty unusual jumper from fast becoming favourite Cedric Charlier. I was mistaken to be wearing a 90s-esque choker throughout the day when wearing under jackets and coats, which is no bad thing. Channeling my adolescent gothhood as it were. On the other end of the scale accompanying with high end accessories, Givenchy-bag-turned-clutch and black suede and gold beauty from Larsson & Jennings. Life is also better with a watch it would seem. Off to draw a new cartoon..
Photos by Shini
From white to black and back and vice versa; that’s the way it goes on this blog, except the introduction of a more colourful piece, unusual for me. My wardrobe is looking a little brighter with this ray of winter cosyness sandwiched in the middle. As for the shoes, I know I’ve jumped on the Nike bandwagon a little late (it’s never too late!), but ever since ordering these beauties they have not left my feet. Fashion flats all the way! Or rather, shoes that allow me to run around all day and do my job all the way!
Photos by Shini
Just before we were whisked away to Malta, I was treated to afternoon tea at Aqua Shard by new accessories label Completed Works; seeing London by night is a definite highlight of living in the city, it was beautiful sitting there from day to night and watching the whole skyline light up. I’m completely in awe of their very first pillar collection; the rings using marble and jade contrasting black Rhodium and gold are kind of a purists dream, whilst 3D printed broken column necklaces seem dainty and chunky all at the same time.
There seems to be a running theme happening here, hair hair everywhere. Head, sweater, shoes and now bag. I’ve had my eye on the Lulu for so long but ever since seeing this calf hair beauty on Matches, my mind is set. Could there be a more perfect accessory? Except perhaps the white version that I’m sure I would spill something on as soon as it left the wrapping..
The night before last I found myself at the opening of the new Guild hair salon in London’s Chelsea; we’re all aware that the French influence is taking over here in London, and Guild’s unique selling point being that their hairdressers have been brought in from Paris, all speak french and even offer you Champagne whilst you’re in the chair! This may be the reason for the drastic hair change; feeling a little more confident than usual I thought it was time to try something a little new. Still obsessing with this Daria hair it was time to loose a lot of inches, now leaving me with more hair on my Neil Barrett sweater than on my head. Thank you Guild and RedKen for the drastic change and wonderful evening!
As far away from the rain currently lashing at my window, as possibly can be; editing through this mountain of Malta pics has had me sofa bound for the last few nights. What an epic trip, I can safely say we saw everything there was to see in Malta and Gozo, the island is so small you can drive from one end to the other in half an hour. It’s perhaps the kind of place you only need to visit once, but that you should definitely do it once. The most amazing sight was the Azure Window, recognise it from that famous Game Of Thrones wedding scene!? I couldn’t believe it. Also stumbling upon the abandoned set of the live action 80s pop eye set was pretty bizarre to say the least.
Other than exploring it was all about unwinding with regular trips to the Lotus Spa and hanging by the pool and private cove of the Westin Dragonara resort, dreamy cocktails and even dreamier food was the perfect way to spend our last night! If your heading to Malta and in search of good eats, I would definitely recommend visiting Quadro, Barracuda and Wigi’s.
Sometimes a photo perfectly captures a mood or a feeling; going through my mountains of holiday photos from last week (I’ve currently whittled it down to a select 100..) this one stood out as a perfect memory. I’ve been getting back on track with a mountain of work and orders (thank you!) this week, whilst my brain is still in Malta mode. I’ve officially got the travel bug and whilst autumn is my favourite season here, and knits and leathers have me feeling much more in my element than say, a bikini; I can’t help but think about when my next adventure might be and if it involves more hot weather, rooftop pools and turquoise stretching coastlines.
I moved my sample sale online this week so make sure you check it out for SS13 up to 80% off!
Photos by Louisa
On our first evening out in Malta, dressed in this new heavy silk top from COS that I knew was totally impractical when buying, but it seemed like the perfect minimal evening piece. Equally so with this Bracher Emden laser clutch, bright white and just as pristine, I think it was made for this outfit, or any all white ensemble.
Photos by Kit