I love springtime. Finally what matters in the morning is how I want to look, not what will keep me warm! Soon it will be the time of the year when a jacket or a coat is something optional to highlight an outfit and doesn’t have to be large or voluminous. In spring and summer style is finally ALL about joy!
Coat from United Colors of Benetton
Watch from Marc by Marc Jacobs
Earrings from Snö of Sweden
Some days ago I had my nails done by Lejla Beglerovic, a hairdresser, model and mom to be. Lately she has also, on request of her friends, started blogging (and thats how I got these nice nails, I won them via her blog). Her blog is filled with nice photos including some from her work for the swedish bikinibrand Panos Emporio and lots of other inspiration, so check it out at Fiftyshadesofme!
The earrings (some of my favourites) are from Snö of Sweden.
After finding clothes that you love, that fit your body, your life and your sense of style, you want to keep them in a good condition! One of the big wardrobe enemies is the larvae of the clothing moth with its habit of eating of your favourite outfits. To begin with, everyone should watch out for moths when bringing home clothes they’ve got from others wardrobes. It helps to wash the clothes, but to kill the moths you have to wash in hot water, and as we all know all of our clothes isn’t made for that. But luckily you can also put your clothes in the freezer (put them in plastic bags first to prevent eventual smell). As us, moths have preferences according their food, and they especially like that dirty old clothes resting in the bottom of your drawer. Therefore, to prevent damages to your clothes you can do some adjustments to your wardrobe-routines:
- Only store clean clothes. So before you store something for more than some days, wash it! This makes the clothes less tasty for moths, and more appealing for you.
- Indulge in cedar wood. Moths do not like the oil naturally occurring in red cedar wood, so fill up your closet. You can find really nice hangers in cedar wood, and as a bonus the wood has the most wonderful scent! I love cedar wood.
- Get some lavender. Sew cute bags and fill them up, put them where you store your underwear. It’s classic, romantic and keeps pests away.
- Hang your clothes. Moths do not like light plus this keeps your clothes fresh and in order.
This spring the safari style is told to be one of the trends of the season. According to Vogue Encyclo the identification marks of safari style is “monochrome style characterized by a sand tone, in all the different shades of the desert, extremely classic in volumes”. Safari style is a clear classic and I’m happy to see pieces from this style in the stores because it has always been a favorite for me (I guess because my eternal weakness for sand tones that I early got the idea would go along well with my hair tone).
To me the iconic look of Veruschka shot by Franco Rubartellis for Yves Saint Laurent in the 60’s (illustrated by me above) is the ultimate symbol for safari style, it’s a continual personal inspiration. Maybe not so much the actual clothes, but the feel of the photo!
Veruschka herself invented her own persona as a young aspiring model in her twenties. To break through in the fashion industry she changed her name from Vera to the more exotic sounding Veruschka, dessed all in black and went to see all the top photographers of the time. She told them “let’s see what you can do with my face”.
Some inspiration: Fendi loose blouse, Saint Laurent safari jacket, Lisa August safari oval link bracelet, Gold Water hammered cuff, Nuxe huile prodigieuse or, Seychelles zebra shoes and OPI take ten nail polish kit.
As a student I most of the times do my manicure by myself. When I did this one I used Kiss me on my tulips from OPI and On a silver platter from Essie. I think the two colours go along very well together.
In my life the mother of all style evolvement have been inspirational role models. Rachel Zane in Suits, played by Meghan Markle, is a lovely one.
Always impeccable power-dressed she’s also got perfect jewellery and that perfect blow dry. Well it might not be a surprise that the actress is also a model, but I still think the character can be a great business wear inspiration for any woman.
The stylish look with the blue dress can easily be recreated. Mango have got a similar blue dress and here you can find nude leather pumps. To make the look complete ad a watch from Michael Kors or, if you want something more budget, from Top Shop and OPIs nail polish Road House Blues.
When I was 10 years old I made my first shoes. I was pretty proud and my mothers proudness wasn’t even diminished by the fact that I had made it out of toilet paper, toilet rolls and green water color (well it was actually, believe it or not, possible to walk in them). Some years later I found a bunch of the previous seasons fashion magazines in the neighbourhood garbage. The magazines were all glossy and glamorous and that they were written in languages I didn’t understand wasn’t important… I was hooked!
From that on fashion, clothes and style became a never ending passion, I drew my own “fashion illustrations”, I demolished my mothers clothes in moments of sudden creativity and I wrote the most awkward school projekts about fashion history.
Some call style and fashion shallow, empty or unimportant. I call it the joy of life. Style is the opportunity to be exactly who you want to, let it be a parisienne, a 50′s girl, a sexy kitten or a power woman. It directs how you get perceived by others and it changes how you perceive yourself. It’s a creative process and it’s an exciting adventure.
For me I know this will be lifelong love.