Sometimes it hard not to be inspired by your own footwear choices; these minimal 90s vibe Zara sandals had me feeling like everything was either too fussy or too much, so eventually I gave in and kept it bare with this white top and leather trousers. Kind of perfect for hanging out in East London on a Sunday, with the flower market gang Matthew, Kit and Shini, following a killer brunch. Yummeh.
Photos by Shini
Despite living the last week in black jeans and a tshirt due to walking the dog or cutting out hides of leather on my hands and knees, it feels good to dress up in nice things at the weekend. I’ve been wearing my new boots at every available opportunity, their first outing being around my neighbourhood to buy a tin of beans from the corner shop. I’m not sure if Riccardo Tisci designed these boots with that job in mind but live in them, I shall.
Ever since I had this shirt dress made in my size, I’ve been dreaming of layering it over trousers and boots and floating around on my days off. This jumper is perfect to show off the sheer back, although maybe the weather isn’t perfect for sheer quite yet! I’ll be finally setting up my e-commerce this month on my website so you can all get your hands on SS13! :)
Photos by Lexxi
Living in this coat forever as it’s the warmest thing I own. I’ve been on a the lookout for another one for some time but I should make myself one, maybe the navy leather coat from AW12.
I’ll be Instagramming from the ArtRebels account today for their Tuesday takeover, so find me over there :)
Most of my eBay trawling has to be under the name ‘Ann Demeulemeester’ (of course!), the sheer volume of pieces you can find internationally, and sold for a fraction of the price; even often cheaper than the equivalent you would buy new in Zara. My most recent find was this silk/linen mix blazer; I’ve been looking for a thicker, longer jacket for winter and this is perfect! I’ve also been dying to pair this shirt with some Ann D, as I wanted so many of the dip dye pieces from her last collection, but they’re always such a high price compared to the normal silk pieces. Maybe eBay will yield some of that soon too!
Photos by Lexxi
The day after my show I felt totally elated, I couldn’t believe it was over and the incredible response SS13 was getting! It helped that the show was followed by dinner with friends and a couple of after parties courtesy of Vivienne Westwood and New York, New York; what an amazing night! After a meeting with Bengt the next day, I headed over to Albemarle St to meet Michael for a lobster lunch at Hix; together we pieced together the previous nights story (see drunk faces here) and any extras I’d missed from bundling myself in a cab relatively early. It was definitely a good idea to give fashion week a miss this season, trying to do it all earlier this year totally destroyed me, and I must have laid motionless on the sofa for at least a month to follow! Now I’m already back to work and preparing to go to Paris for more buyers meetings and then into production next month! So exciting and all relatively new.
I’m loving wearing my boyfriends oversized shirts at the moment, he’s convinced I’m trying to steal his look as he lives in white shirts and black trousers, he doesn’t see any minimal-chic connotations to this.
I finally got my hands on some tabi boots! I was a little worried as Margiela only goes up to a 7/40 (WHY), but they actually fit well. They’re leather on the inside so I’m sure they’ll stretch out a little too. The white leather tabi’s are still on my list for dreamy-all-in-white-outfits, but I think these brown hessians will get a lot more wear. Perfect transitional Summer to Autumn boots!
Visiting the first ever Margiela boutique in Brussels was pretty special, every last detail was thought about and it was impossible to not want to explore everywhere. I wasn’t allowed to take photos of the staff or design team so just details had to do. I especially love the white painted window wipers on every pane, as well as the tabby foot carpeted walls. You can see the narrow stairs I was talking about, nearly tripping down and breaking my neck! At least I got to leave my mark alongside Jean-Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld and Michael..
Outfit worn on the second day of my Brussels visit; this was the outfit I nearly died tripping over down the Margiela stairs (more to come on that later), but this was quickly healed by the designer telling me how beautiful it was to see women in long skirts again. I love the fishtail on this skirt, the way is moves when walking is really elegant and quite dramatic.