5 Pairs of Fabulous Footwear

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  1. Miu Miu Wedges — I love the whimsical maritime-themed wedges from Miu Miu’s spring-summer collection (unfortunately not many of the styles seen on the runway are available {yet} in the shops), although they look quite impossible to wear.
  2. Miu Miu Platform Ballerinas — Miu Miu’s ballerinas with a little bit of a platform sole, however, look very wearable. The style also gives a great big nod to the footwear fashion of the late 1990’s, which I personally loved.
  3. Dolce & Gabbana Terry Cloth Slippers — It can’t get much comfier this season than a pair of stretchy terry cloth hotel-style Dolce & Gabbana slippers.
  4. Fendi Rockoko Booties — These booties are a fun cross between Victorian boots and sporty socks, but don’t look very comfortable at all {their sneaker counterpart does however}, but they sure look gorgeous.
  5. Dior J’aDior Ballerinas — Yet another pair of pretty shoes, this time from Maria Grazia Chiuri’s first collection for Dior. I especially love the logo ribbons.
March 20, 2017

Autumn-Winter 2017: The Best of the Rest

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  1. I like the current trend a lot of designers are going for: combining sporty with romantic. Fendi did it {as I’ve been saying too many times} and here’s Jeremy Scott’s take on it with a ruffled lavender tracksuit. I guess this style appeals to me as, despite what I blog about, I’m not a very frilly dresser. Being able to pair the athleisure style that I actually dress in with the very feminine items I adore is what I strive for.
  2. This is one item I fear the fashion critics are all going to hate, and of course that {almost} always means I will love it. Mink-lined crocs! Christopher Kane has managed to take the most unfashionable item (crocs) and make them stylish.
  3. Prada is making a fun twist and copying their own current design, the Cahier bag, and turning it in to a woven trompe l’oeil pattern instead, in velvet! I like it!
  4. I loved the puffy nylon Coco Cocoon bags {again an item very unpopular among those in the know} when they were released, so I’m glad to see that Chanel are making something similar for this autumn. Although I doubt it will probably ever come in to my possession, as Chanel’s designs cost an arm and a leg… and a kidney too!
  5. I desperately want to like Maria Grazia Chiuri’s take on Dior–sadly it’s not going very well so far. What I do like though, is her choice of rustling fabrics and the combination of black and dark blues.
  6. The return of the Dior monogram fabric is also very much appreciated, although I wish there were less studs and embellishments on the bags. We’ll get there, I know it!
  7. And then there is Fendi, whose spring-summer collection I have been going on and on about. This won’t be very likely with the autumn-winter collection, as the only thing I liked was the continuation of the Kan I bag, in the classic Fendi Zucca print, in velvet!

  1. I’m also happy to see that Jeremy Scott’s faux fur fox stoles are making a comeback for autumn, in a revised edition. He has had faux fur fox stoles and faux fur monster stoles in his collections before, and I have always missed out on them… maybe this is my chance!
  2. Chanel’s space themed autumn-winter collection is filled with sparkly winter knits, and these arm warmers look cosy yet stylish for the colder season. A pair is definitely on my wishlist, but not from Chanel {it’s the an arm and a leg thing again} but luckily I have a knit-inator for a mother, so maybe she can be pursuaded to make me a pair. I also adore the new bag design, the Gabrielle, from Chanel.
    It has a rather classig look with fun contemporary twists, such as the gold and silver metal hardware.
  3. Dolce & Gabbana get an honourable mention and a standing ovation not only because they still insist on the pyjama trend {yay!} but also because they rocked the runway with their models, or rather non-models, as bloggers, customers, artists and other D&G fans of all shapes and sizes walked the catwalk instead of the usual fashion models.
  4. On another note: Yeezy is determined to bring back the velour, and no-one is happier than I.
  5. I also really like Dolce & Gabbana’s new bag, simply because among the scribbles on it you can read: “All I need is love and WI-FI”. Truer words have never been spoken!
  6. The return of Kenzo’s puffy quilted Kalifornia bag makes me happy! Something similar has been in their collections before {but with a bit of faux(?) fur on it} but could I never found it in the shops, so this one is most certainly on my wishlist. Perhaps not in this colour though.
  7. Anya Hindmarch’s collection was a bit odd–apparently it was inspired by Scandinavian style, although I can’t quite recognise such a thing in it. Her paperchain style bag straps, in sparkly metallic leather, are really fun and would add a colourful twist to any bag.

I’d love to hear which your favourites from the autumn-winter collections were. Please tell me about them in the comments!

*Photo credits || vogue.com (Jeremy Scott Look 30), vogue.com (Christopher Kane Look 18), vogue.com (Prada Details 97), vogue.com (Chanel Details 96), vogue.com (Dior Look 68), vogue.com (Dior Details 22), vogue.com (Fendi Details 52) | vogue.com (Jeremy Scott Look 29), vogue.com (Chanel Details 57), vogue.com (Dolce & Gabbana Look 108), vogue.com (Yeezy Look 20), vogue.com (Dolce & Gabbana Details 27), vogue.com (Kenzo Look 17), Anya Hindmarch (Autumn-Winter 2017 Behind the Runway 6)

March 16, 2017

{Lovely Label} N2 Les Nereides – Mon Potager & Moi

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Duo of Cherries Long Necklace | Ladybird on Pink Mushroom Long Necklace | Fearful Caterpillar Ring | Panic-stricken Carrot Clip Earrings | All Smiles Radish Necklace | Hidden Little Radish Ring | All Smiles Radish Ring | Trio of Radishes, Shovel and Watering Can Bracelet | Funny Seeds of Bean Earrings | Little Watering Can and Flowerpot Ring

Yet another fun and fabulous jewellery collection from N2 Les Néréides: Mon Potager & Moi {I believe it means ‘My Kitchen Garden & Me’}. The brand has taken its inspiration from the expressive eyes and mouths of 1930s cartoon characters and combined those with the vegetables and fruits usually found in a garden. Judging by the collage above it perhaps goes without saying that the radish is my favourite character among them.

See the entire collection here.

March 14, 2017

Balenciaga Autumn-Winter 2017

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When Demna Gvasalia first took over Balenciaga I thought his designs were weird and wacky, but now they’re growing on me and I find quite a few items to be weird and wonderful. Just like Gucci it’s all about the details more so than the whole looks, although there are a few fun ones of those too — and some that should perhaps never have left the design studio.

  1. A new striped nylon bag, in the huge size Gvasalia debuted in his first collection for Balenciaga, but also available in smaller sizes with a chain strap (see #3).
  2. Pretty porcelain {could they be cups?} cuffs and sideview mirror shaped clutches.
  3. Vintage florals with futuristic looking lycra sock boots.
  4. A puffy polka dot dress (inspired by Cristóbal Balenciaga’s original designs) with a matching oversized Bazar Tote bag.
  5. Tone on tone colours, and more sock boots. I really adore this dress (see top left image) and colour combination.
  6. More oversized puffy nylon sporty duffel bags.
  7. Weird yet pretty heels covered in cotton jersey.

The entire collection is very feminine but still also very simple and contemporary. I don’t know if I’m putting anything Balenciaga on my wishlist for autumn, but I’ll be keeping an eye out when the things are released.

See the entire Balenciaga collection here.

*Photo credits || vogue.com (Balenciaga Look 47), vogue.com (Balenciaga Look 43) | vogue.com (Balenciaga Look 26), vogue.com (Balenciaga Details 54), vogue.com (Balenciaga Look 27), vogue.com (Balenciaga Look 39), vogue.com (Balenciaga Details 110), vogue.com (Balenciaga Details 35), vogue.com (Balenciaga Details 62)

March 12, 2017

Fendi SS17: The Sweet Dream

Palazzo Fendi | Palazzo Fendi Shop Window | Fendi Ginza | Fendi Galeries Lafayette

You know you’ve got it bad for a fashion collection when you even adore the shop window displays. The little lorry is a Fendi signature display item and it’s colour and decorations changes with the collections; this time it’s covered in pink meringues. The (supersized) paper plate with the bags is one of my favourite items, making the bags appear like sweets on a tray — I’m so borrowing that idea for future photo stylings. There is another very lovely part of Fendi’s current window displays; and that’s the sculptures featured in the shop windows around the world. Let’s take a closer look at those!

The Sweet Dream

Fendi collaborated with German artist Anke Eilergerhard to create the spring/summer window display art installations; in the shape of an exhibition called ‘The Sweet Dream’. Anke Eilergerhard’s main medium to work with is silicone, which she pipes with a pastry bag, making it look as if it was cream or frosting. Combined with pretty porcelain, the futuristic pastry-like sculptures truly fit the techno rococo concept of the spring-summer collection. Below is a video posted by Fendi about the making of the sculptures.

See more here: Fendi | The Sweet Dream

Unfinished Sculpture Detail (Fendi New York) | Sculpture Detail (Fendi Ginza) | Sculpture Detail (Palazzo Fendi) | Bag Display (Fendi Ginza)

?enj?min R?imondi (@benjaminr08)

Fendi Avenue Montaigne, Paris

The Sweet Dream windows will be featured in Fendi Boutiques from Milan to Paris to New York, Rome, Hong Kong, Berlin, Tokyo, Shanghai and Dubai.

Sculpture Palazzo Fendi | Sculpture Fendi Ginza | Sculpture Fendi Milano | Sculpture Fendi Avenue Montaigne | Sculpture Fendi Isetan Shinjuku | Sculpture Fendi New York

I like the aqua-blue sculpture on display in Fendi Ginza and the pink and aubergine sculpture, to be seen in Fendi Milano, the best. I hope I will have a chance to see the latter before the exhibition “closes” in June, that means when it’s time for the sales and then the autumn-winter displays.

What do you think about the Fendi SS17 art?

March 10, 2017

{Darling Digitals} Pretty Digital Paper

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Digital paper has so many uses: for backgrounds, details, decoration, collages {now you see why I like it so much}… the potential is endless.

Below are some of my favourite digital paper set picks:

* Denotes which digital paper sets I used to make the featured image. :)

March 8, 2017

Gucci Autumn-Winter 2017

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For me it’s all about the details when it comes to Gucci. This maximalist look is a bit too over the top, even for me, but on their own the items are amazing. As a whole the collection reminds me of Fawlty Towers {imagine a modern Sybil Fawlty in one of these outfits}, Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and his music video for ‘This Train Don’t Stop Here Anymore’ — oh, and botanic drawings of course.

  1. The flowers at the bottom of this dress are absolutely dreamy.
  2. While this three-tier bag is a bit on the weird side I adore the New Flora print on the bottom bag. There simply must be something with New Flora in my future.
  3. Sequin chevron! Doesn’t get more disco sparkly than this.
  4. These Gucci logo socks are on my wishlist for autumn.
  5. That velvet parasol is gorgeous.
  6. Floral prints, floral embroidery, floral everything.
  7. 80s style lace tights in floral{!} booties.

See the entire Gucci collection here.

So socks and something New Flora is what I’m going for. How about you? Did you like Gucci’s collection? Will you be getting anything?

*Photo credits || vogue.com (Gucci Look 110), vogue.com (Gucci Details 48), vogue.com (Gucci Look 40), vogue.com (Gucci Look 45), vogue.com (Gucci Look 32), vogue.com (Gucci Look 8), vogue.com (Gucci Details 13)

March 4, 2017