Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Today I'm loving...

... this awesome Erdem skirt.

But I know I would never wear such a fancy, long skirt, it is just not me, no matter how much I try to tell myself that it is. And the colors are really not for me either.

But hey, if you are a brunette and not a boring blonde who can't pull off these colors like me, go for it! Seriously!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Today I'm loving...

... the amazing photo entitled When the World is Through by David La Chapelle. I saw an exhibition with La Chapelle photos recently, and he really is amazing! And this is my fave pic out of all the ones I've seen so far.

Click on the pic to enlarge it!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Today I'm loving...

... these gorgeous photos of Christina Hendricks, for the London Fog campaign.

She is so adorable (not to mention what a HUGE Mad Men fan I am!), and even though I am not very familiar with the brand, the pictures turned out stunning!

I got started!

Remember how I was considering building a capsule wardrobe a while ago? Well, I went to H&M yesterday, and I kind of got started on it.

I got two pairs of skinny pants (one grey pair, and one black pair), a long, black cardigan, and two pairs of shoes: a red pair, and a grey pair. I also happen to have a similar pair of shoes in black, from last year (that I have barely used, because I forgot I owned them!).
So now I am thinking I need to buy:
- some tops
- some tank tops
- a skirt
- possibly a grey cardigan
- a red handbag (I already have grey and black ones, obviously)

and combine these pieces with a vintage Little Black Dress that I have (but have only used once), and I should have my first capsule wardrobe! I'm kind of exited!

Here are some better pics of the shoes, as well as the cardigan (but in another color), from H&Ms website:

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sleepy hollow

Good morning!
I just discovered the amazing Icelandic photographer Silja Magg. She takes really amazing fashion related photos, that seem to have a deeper meaning hidden somewhere. I love her work!

(click on the photos to enlarge them)

Today I'm loving...

... this fantastic Elizabeth and James Silk-charmeuse kimono-style blouse. It is so feminine, yet so fun and wearable at the same time.
I am really a huge fan of Elizabeth and James these days, they make awesome stuff!

Friday, August 20, 2010

A tip

I just took part in the Outnet giveaway for this amazing Missoni cardi jacket. If you are also a huge Missoni fan like me, don't miss this great giveaway!

Today I'm loving...

... these awesome retro ads for Twitter, Facebook, Skype (my favorite) and Youtube. They are simply adorable!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I so admire this!

I just read one of the most inspirational things in a long time, on Yahoo! Read this. And then check out this blog. Just amazing!

This is so weird!

I've been eyeing a cardigan at H&M for a while, but I didn't get it since I thought it was a bit too boring. But looking through the new stuff at Net-a-Porter today (isn't the beginning of fall great? There is just so much great stuff everywhere) I got a great idea when I saw this Clements Ribeiro Merino wool embroidered cardigan.
I could add some sequins or embroidery to the pockets to make it more personalized and fun!
(the shape of the cardigan is almost identical to the Clements Ribeiro one)

Who would have thought that you could get ideas for your H&M stuff on Net-a-porter?

Today I'm loving...

... this amazing Ziggy suede biker jacket. I am actually looking for a new biker jacket (preferrably in grey, but black will do too), but I never even considered a suede one before, mine have always been leather up until now. But why not? Suede is not a material I love on shoes, but on jacket it should be pretty easy to take care of....

Hmm! But does it fit into my new plan of a capsule wardrobe or not? I really need to consider that, because I think I will go ahead with the capsule wardrobe-plan after all. I've done some more research and it really seems like such a great idea, I should at least try it once...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Right now....

... I am seriously considering creating a capsule wardrobe. I love the concept, and while I don't think I could part with all of my current stuff, having a capsule wardrobe in a separate place in my closet would make it easier to get dressed in the morning.

But I have to say, putting a capsule wardrobe together seems really hard! I mean, the pieces in it need to be perfect and fit you perfectly, and I have trouble finding a single piece like that some times, let alone a whole wardrobe!
Also, I am not really sure where I should even begin the planning. Maybe with the colors?
Black, white, grey and some splashes of pastels should work I guess?

If any of your readers have any experiences with capsule wardrobes, let me know! All tips regarding this are greatly appreciated!

(pic from Gabrielle Teare)

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Isn't this Diane von Furstenberg Silk leaf dress just fab?
I don't have enough occasions to wear something this sparkly and festive though, so it's not a very wise purchase for me, but I am loving it in pics.

Meanwhile, I am working on my list of stuff to buy for the fall. Hopefully there will be a post coming up about that soon.

Today I'm loving...

... these photos by Israeli photographer Amit Israeli.
 I hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Maje strikes again

One of my all time favorite brands is French Maje. They make the most feminine, yet unique and fun items, and I wish I could shop exclusively at Maje, that would totally be a dream come true for me!
I actually have a few Maje pieces, but since I live in a country where Maje items are pretty hard to come by now, I don't buy their pieces on a regular basis anymore.

But shouldn't I make an exception for this cute silk ruffle blouse?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Things that make me go mmmm right now

Right now I am inspired by...

The pics I've seen from the set of Gossip Girl. I love the style on that show and can't wait for the new season to start!

Magnum Gold. The best ice cream ever!

The color grey, preferrably combined with black and/or white. Perfect for fall, I am definitely going to stock up on all shades of grey!

Bardot in Blue's nails. Totally awesome, and I am sooo copying this as soon as I find a nice mint green polish!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Today I'm loving...

... this cute Minimum Dress Cupro With Ruched and Zip Detail from ASOS. Perfect for early fall, don't you think?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Classic class

Isn't this pic, from Stockholm Streetstyle, just pure perfection?

(click to enlarge)

Today I'm loving...

... Isabel Marant's Family Stone brass jewelry. The colors go so well together, and the pieces are fun without being too cheesy.

Better late than never!

Last winter, I suddenly got an idea (probably from an old editorial or something, I don't remember) that I wanted a cape. You know, like Carrie used to have on Sex and the City. But I could not find a cute cape anywhere!
So I actually started making one... by hand! But then spring came, and working on a cape did not make much sense anymore, and I forgot about my little project.

Until today. I ran into several capes today (including this amazing one from Alexander McQueen), it seems they are everywhere at the moment. So I think I need to finish my project after all...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

My latest purchase

My Celine-wallet has served me well for many, many years already, but I think I have to let her retire now. Not only is she looking tired, I also spilled ketchup (don't ask me how, I usually don't even eat ketchup!) on her fabric exterior, so she really is ruined now.

I can't seem to find a high end wallet that I really love though (I am fairly picky about wallets for some reason, before I got the Celine, I was also looking for years!), so I decided to get this little cute Matthew Williamson for H&M-one on Ebay until I run into the wallet of my dreams.

I love the colors, the Pucci-esque feel of it, and it just makes me smile!

Can't wait for it to arrive!

(the pic is from the Ebay auction in question)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Today I'm loving...

... these cool pics of Olivia Palermo in ASOS Magazine. I am not a big fan of Olivia, since I never watched The City or The Hills or whatever show she is on, but whenever I saw pics of her, I always thought she looked great.

She really has a great sense of style, and I think it shows in these pics too.

Have a great day, everyone!