Friday, 31 May 2013

The all new old


H&M conscious collection kimono
VINTAGE stole
KURT GEIGER shoes
MARNI x H&M earrings
REGAL ROSE ring

1920, it’s shaping up to become the era of the year with all this Gatsby action. Have you noticed that the trending movie inspiration always hits high-street and department stores before designer houses have time or the interest to catch up? For once it’s this way around and we get to soak it all in while it's still fresh. I can see the flapper dress era growing on me but I’m more a 60’s and 70’s girl, maybe 90’s too if I’m frankly honest. So a little collage of some inspirations from the archive, (looking forward to a summer in prints, longer skirts, men’s white shirts, crazy shades and messy dos!) my version of the old today and below video from the Harrods newest 1920 inspired campaign. I urgently need golden shoes (!)
photo by Stefanie

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Sneak



Still on the topic of shirts, my blue Joseph snake shirt is pretty perfect. I would say it needs a leather skirt to reach it’s full potential. Seasonal splurge? Nope, animal prints are forever.
photo by Stefanie

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Upper half sorted


MARIMEKKO multicolored tops

I’m spending this week in sunny Finland, packed some stripy tops for my chilled week away. The painted brick wall with all the exposed pipes has quickly turned in to my favorite display wall, or in other words our whole London flat is persistently turning into a massive wardrobe - lush.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

We are golden




Golden ring update! Was about time... For the longest time I didn’t really feel like wearing jewelry at all, unlike now - good times. Also in the risk of sounding like a ego douche, people can’t stop staring at my sexy nails. However my ego drops right back down when I after some serious avoiding have to admit that they are indeed plastic, fake, press on nails. The brand is called 17 and you can get them in gold or silver from our beloved Boost. Use a pink Broadway glue and they will stay for 3 weeks!

Friday, 24 May 2013

French girl


WHISTLES 'stina' top
VINTAGE scarf
TOPSHOP trousers
GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI shoes
KAREN LONDON ring
REGAL ROSE thin rings
MICHAEL KORS watch
H&M arrow bracelet

Janne laughed and thought I looked very Jean Paul Gaultier when I stepped out of the house yesterday, so he handed me a diet Coke, you know to finish off that god-silver mixing. On another happy note, I’m really in to Whistles nowadays. Their ‘I’m in my mid twenties but still determined to find a way to wear dressy track-pants to work’ - look pretty much pins down my thoughts to a T. I literally had to hit my mid twenties to understand the glory of that, but we’re here now so let’s embrace.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

It's mademoiselle to you



You can trust that I am finding my way right back to Three Floor dresses (referring to this and this) as soon as I can smell summer in the air, they really are all you need for an outfit. This one was a must because I live in a world where black lace and nude never grows old. Trust variations of this to pop up here soon again. The fact that those shoes entered my wardrobe in black as well shouldn't be a shocker, standard 5 inch and up behavior.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Giddyup


COS shirt
PAIGE jeans
VINTAGE belt
MICHAEL KORS watch
KAREN LONDON rose gold ring
H&M thin rings & bracelet

Correct me if I’m wrong but it’s not really vital to address the beetle juice reference when wearing wide stripes anymore, it’s probably the most exhausted line when a block stripe pops up somewhere. I dressed up this punky version with a shirt and some curtain tassels (in all seriousness) because a certain Saint Laurent necklace has been sitting in my online cart all weekend. We should call this the classic blog version.

Saturday, 18 May 2013

InstaMay


Lately on Instagram (I'm enjoying being unblocked unnaturally much..) Beautiful London and thoughts on new season potential buys inc. Shirts by Supermuse & Joseph, Prada bow sandals and checked fall dreams by Gianvito Rossi for Altuzurra - soon landing at Matches. Embracing the kicking off of sample sale season and last but not least finalizing touches on our kitchen which inspired a spring clean through my jewelry stash and hoping that intense Juicy Couture necklace was on it.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Roses and other important prints


DIANE VON FURSTENBERG coat
TOPSHOP BOUTIQUE top
GINA TRICOT jeans
VINTAGE scarf
MICHAEL KORS watch
H&M bracelet
RIVER ISLAND and H&M rings
NICOLAS KIRKWOOD heels

Oh leo, not Dicaprio but the print - although I have quite strong feeling towards both.. What I meant to say was that my love for the sometimes exhausting animal pattern comes and goes and lately I’ve been leaning towards it more than usual.  This oversized coat really did it for me and the fact that I don’t own many Von Furstenberg pieces was what made me eventually hand over the credit card. Good thing I never bought a somewhat similar piece from Zara last year, I still find it hard to leave that store empty handed but introducing another Zara buy into the blogsphere can only get so exciting.. Correct me if I’m wrong.

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Used and abused



I’ve manage to bring these Kurt Geiger shoes close to a used and abused state lately, but when it came down to choosing a pair for my open cut jeans the strappy Samantha was a winner. I’m wearing a fresh pair of A.N.D jeans which are part of a concept where developing the traditional washes are replaced by wear instead, so no water used in the process! us UK residents should keep an eye out for them in Selfridges in the near future.

A simple one for you today, soon it’s time to move on to shorts and in to the months were layering is only optional.

Friday, 10 May 2013

Untie the knots




The blog has been quite street-style heavy lately, I noticed. However the recent trip out of London towards Devon took me right back to the times that I used to embrace my surroundings a bit more. The dramatic rocky beaches was a bit of an inspiration to say the least, nothing like we have in Finland or even what I’ve been used to see on my travels lately. Right now I feel like there is no anxiety or unease that a change of scenery wouldn’t cure, note to self: More road trips.

photos by Stefanie

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Karma


SUPERMUSE shirt
ZARA coat
SECOND HAND jeans
KAREN LONDON rings
ALEXANDER WANG shoes

On this weeks agenda there is mostly catch-ups and flu recovery. I was all surprisingly matchy matchy with my Supermuse floral shirt when I came across one of the nowadays legendary Karma Kars in Notting Hill. I came to the conclusion that I should really embrace florals on clothing more, considering the heavy percentage of cherry blossoms on my Instagram...
photo by Camille

Monday, 6 May 2013

The all new Unique pre-fall


I am really excited to be able to bring you an exclusive here on the blog!

Topshop is launching it’s first ever Pre-fall range for their Unique runway collection that is built of silky, understated evening-wear separates that work together like the dream in-between season capsule wardrobe.

The new range that is launching on the 7th of May (that’s tomorrow!) will continue with bi-annual collections with a Resort drop in November. So in between anxiously having to wait for the Unique collections to hit the stores and the weekly checks on what’s new in the Boutique section, there is a new kid in town that seems to be outsmarting not only the barely-there competition on the high-street but Topshop’s own collections as well. I happily welcome the new range that is like a well behaved love child of Boutique and Unique, as it strips ways the effort of having to transfer the runway look to real life.

Oh and as a side note to all the flattery talk, not sure if I’ll ever get over the pink ensemble.