Friday, 21 March 2014

Brand of the month - & Other Stories

In fact, we are talking about the brand of the life here (well, my life anyway), as my love for the Swedish genius that is & Other Stories hasn't really faded since I first stepped into their London Regent Street store. I want almost every piece these people create and their shop and website are just so damn attractive that it would be a sin not to shop there.
In my opinion, the quality of their pieces rivals many high-end designer brands and their pricing is excellent value for money. Alexander Wang, Acne, Sandro, Maje are all the brands I could easily compare Stories with. Their shops are present in most larger European countries including UK but unfortunately there is just one store here at the moment, so if you don't live in London do pay a visit to their website (warning - highly addictive!).
Here is a selection of some mouth-watering pieces I have my eye on right now - all are available to buy right now on www.stories.com.


Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Antidote magazine Spring/Summer 2014

Antidote is a heavy and superglossy bi-annual French fashion book/magazine which focuses on the latest innovations in clothing, accessories and styling. The covers are always the most wonderful - beautifully styled fashion images featuring the actual models which is like a breath of fresh air amongst the sea of celebrity-covered glossies on our newsagents' racks (yawn!).
Its latest issue has 8 different covers featuring an interesting selection of modern fashion models - Mariacarla Boscono, Anja Rubik, Karmen Pedaru, Natasha Poly, Suvi Koponen, Arizona Muse, Lara Stone and Iselin Steiro.
As an ultimate fan of Karmen Pedaru I must say her cover is my favourite but I do love all of the others too - all a beautiful work of London-based Turkish photographer Cuneyt Akeroglu who has previously shot for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Wonderland and V Magazine.
Which cover is your favourite?

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Style Inspiration - Maja Wyh

A few months ago I happened to come across a blog that literally blew me away. Written by a girl so gorgeous and perfect that I actually cannot handle it. I have been reading fashion blogs for a loooong time and I have no idea why I haven't come across her blog before. But I am damn glad that I did - this German lady's style is simply perfect. Among all the stylistas around, she manages to stay raw and edgy; different from what I have seen before. See for yourself.

Monday, 17 March 2014

All nude...

I am so in love with this stunning editorial in April 2014 issue of French ELLE. Neutrals have taken up a very large chunk in my wardrobe and these images are a perfect inspiration of how beige is never boring. Loving the choice of model too!
Modelled by Belgian beauty Estee Rammant, photographed by Gianluca Fontana, styled by Anne Marie Brouillet.









Friday, 6 December 2013

Isabel Marant Spring/Summer 2014

I have made no secret of the fact that Isabel Marant is my absolute favourite designer in the world. I would easily wear most of her pieces - she just seems to know so well what women want (and what I want!). All her clothes look like something women have just thrown on and that effortless look is something I love so much.
Needless to say, I was the first one (OK, maybe around 154th) in the queue when Marant's collaboration with H&M hit the stores a few weeks back and I was lucky enough to get most of the pieces I wanted. I was absolutely thrilled when the announcement of the collaboration was made, as unfortunately I can't afford the sky-high prices of her main line and high-street copies are never quite the same. I just wish she released an H&M collection regularly, every season, not just once in a lifetime but I guess once is better than never :-)
Below is a selection of my favourite looks from Isabel Marant's S/S 2014 collection. The dreamy flowery prints are beyond gorgeous - hoping that Zara will do their best on these ones :-) xx

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Casual Sunday.

Took a leisurely stroll last Sunday among the pier in Greenwich, South East London and discovered this lovely monument I had no idea existed! It's funny how, living in this amazing city that is visited by so many tourists every year, and casually walking past and completely un-noticing the historical treasures people pay thousands for to come and take a look at...

Wearing this rather casual look of current favourite blue skinnies by Zara, monochrome blazer by Topshop and bag by Alexander Wang.

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Monochrome Wish List

I, like many other like-minded fashion lovers, have been pretty obsessed with the black and white trend around right now. In fact, I don't really think of it as a trend as such, since trends usually pass, but black and white are colours which are always around in one way or the other, so investing in all of these fabulous pieces in shops right now somehow seems the very right thing to do.

I have put together a little list of things I desperately need in my wardrobe right now - one of them (the checked shirt by Topshop Unique) has actually already found a way in there and Aldo shoes are firmly next in the line.


Saturday, 6 April 2013

Another first day.

Wednesday this week was a rather special day for me, as I started my most-coveted and fought-for shiny new job. Dress-code in my new office is casual, however people do judge you from the very first impression (often before you have even opened your mouth), so I did put a lot of thought into what to wear on the big day.

As everyone else is the office is dressed casual, a business suit would have definitely been out of place but then I didn't want to look too casual either, being the first day and all. So - what I decided to wear was a simple grey shirt from Primark, favourite black skinnies from Zara and studded pumps from Asos, adding a bit of bling with the help of a spiky necklace from H&M. Felt really comfortable and chic all day!

PS. I am rather impressed with the material and overall quality of the Primark shirt. It's once in a blue moon I find myself in Primark (due to previous experiences of clothes bought from there only to last until the first wash - boo), however this shirt was more than worth its £12 price tag. It's almost opaque with a flattering cut and rather luxurious-looking flowy fabric - perfect to wear with pretty much anything! Top marks for value for money.


Sunday, 10 March 2013

Back for good.

Hello, dears! Months have passed unnoticed and here we are - already in March 2013. Spring is (almost) making an appearance on our doorsteps and I am sure we all cannot wait for its arrival. I don't know if it's just me but this Winter has been the longest ever!

The blog has had a life on its own (aka - no life at all!) in these recent months... Despite the long silence I have definitely not forgotten it or the fashion world so to speak, however the stresses and insanely long hours of my new (not so anymore) job took its toll and I am not lying the slightest when I say that I have barely had time to think my own thoughts in the past 8 months.

The good news is that I have decided to say goodbye to L'Oreal and return to the industry I know and love - travel. This also means I can hopefully return to my beloved blog - God knows I have missed it! I have moved to London meanwhile (which I love!) and my ever-growing wardrobe just keeps expanding - lots of outfit posts in making ;-)

I am starting this fresh paragraph in my blog with an image of THE purchase I made as a little (or not so!) Christmas present for myself back in December. If you have already had a peek at the photo you have surely recognised that the item in question is the handbag of all handbags - the one and only Chanel 2.55! It is the bag I have dreamt about ever since I can remember - finally I have it and it's all mine - what an amazing feeling! Some women say they feel they have made it in this world the moment they are able to buy this bag - not sure this was how I felt but it certainly makes me terribly happy every time I look at it!

Thank you so much for stopping by - it really means a lot that you have not forgotten about me :-)! xx