To fight your upcoming winter blues, I recommend COLOUR! It is a great way to lighten up foggy days and grey skies. Here is a perfect outfit for you:
Vintage Whisper cotton slub-jersey top by Splendid, flared faille mini skirt by Miu Miu, leather and watersnake platform pumps by Nicholas Kirkwood, Saya printed silk-twill square scarf and Cayla embellished patent-leather clutch, both by Jimmy Choo in collaboration with Rob Pruitt.
Jimmy Choo has joined forces with contemporary artist Rob Pruitt for a fabulous, limited-edition range of handbags and shoes. Pruitt gained art-world attention in the late Eighties for his colourful, pop art-influenced work. Think panda-print flats, rainbow-hued pumps and crystal-adorned clutches. If you like the clutch and the scarf above, you might be also interested in those goodies below:
Angel Swarovski crystal panda minaudière and Devil Swarovski crystal panda minaudière
Anouk lace-covered leather pumps
Nixon printed patent-leather luggage tag
Wheel Loe angel and devil embroidered leopard-print calf hair loafers
Photos: Courtesy of Jimmy Choo
Personally speaking, the season’s best florals are from Céline‘s Cruise 2012 collection. I am completely in love with them. For a previous post with another print on leather, click here.
My look: Floral jacket and matching bustier top by Céline, long sleeve T-shirt by Splendid, pretty cropped low-rise skinny jeans by Dolce & Gabbana, Tribute chain-detailed suede sandals by Yves Saint Laurent and Birkin bag by Hermès.
Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
Net-à-porter UK has started the end of season sale with up to 50% off officially today.
I put a selection of great classic pieces for you together, all under £200. All of them are perfect investments, versatile basics that you cannot go wrong with. To be transferred directly, please just click on the highlighted text.
1 Crochet-knit wool-blend poncho by Missoni, £122.50 (was £250)
2 Cotton-twill shirt-style bodysuit by Tibi, £115 (was £230)
3 Cotton and modal-blend turtleneck top by Splendid, £30 (was £60)
4 Silk-satin trimmed jersey top by Miu Miu, £136.50 (was £195)
5 Camino metallic-knit sweater by Marc by Marc Jacobs, £132 (was £220)
6 Satin-jersey wrap-effect dress by Halston Heritage, £175 (was £250)
7 Appliquéd wool cape by Emma Cook, £ 137.50 (was £275)
Below you find a selection of pieces that work day and night. All of them could be combined in different ways.
1 Moldave ruffled silk blouse by Paul & Joe, £147 (was £245)
2 Python platform pumps by Alexandre Birman, £145 (was £290)
3 Quinn leather envelope clutch by Michael Kors, £ 197.50 (was £395)
4 Silk-trimmed stretch-lace dress by D&G Dolce & Gabbana, £160 (was £320)
5 Chevron velvet and twill clutch by Marc by Marc Jacobs, £150 (was £250)
6 Python and suede ankle boots by Alexandre Birman, £170 (was £340)
7 Cropped jersey jacket by Alice by Temperley, £122.50 (was £245)
8 Stretch-bouclé pencil skirt by Vince, £ 119 (was £170)
Happy Shopping! Hurry, those pieces will sell out fast…
Me in the Haight area wearing black leggings by BLUMARINE, military shirt by BALMAIN, top and pink-khaki scarf by LOUIS VUITTON and suede clogs by MIU MIU
Last week, I spent a few days in San Francisco. Haight Ashbury is the famous intersection in the area that gets its notoriety from the “psychedelic” culture and the 1968 “Summer of Love”. Today, you can still feel the hippie vibe with its fragments of flower-power.
When I was walking around the district, I got so inspired by the gorgeous bright coloured houses, so-called Painted Ladies. The term refers to Victorian and Edwardian buildings painted in three or more colours that embellish their architectural features.
Adopting that idea and transferring it to fashion, I styled some beautiful outfits in different colour combinations. You will see how stunning some shades can look together. Most people tend to wear a more neutral palette along with black. There is nothing against this. But today, I want to challenge you a bit and demonstrate how wonderful a little mix with some bolder tones can appear without looking like a clown.
It is again all about that special twist. Carrie in Sex and the City might be the perfect example: Patricia Field, the show`s stylist, opts very often for something that looks kind of strange in the beginning, but then so surprising and interesting that you cannot take your eyes of it.
Experiment with your own style! That is the thing that is so hard to copy and will earn you lots of admiring glances.
Spare for a little hug?
Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht