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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Sunday's Wishlist


What a gorgeous day to stroll down the high street, along the canal to the flower market. I haven't had chance to go shopping for a while, plus the budget is tight. If that wasn't the case these items would be at the checkout:

1. Steven Alan - Oversized Trench Coat
2. Chloé - Striped High Rise Boyfriend Jeans
3. ACNE - Denim Shirt
4. A.P.C - Scented Candle
5. Topshop - Gacial Mule Sandels
6. Dries Van Noten Book - Accompanies The Exhibition

Available @Matches@Topshop@APC & @LaGarconne.

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Saturday, 12 April 2014

One To Watch - Photographer Josh Olins

Showcasing some of the illustrious pieces of work by rising photographer Josh Olins.




Check out his portfolio HERE:

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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

One To Watch - Sacai


Although this brand was launched back in 1999 after Chitose Abe had completed a eight year stint at Commes De Garçons, it is only now that it is getting the press it deserves. Taking inspiration from her surroundings and everyday life, Abe deconstructs classic garment templates. 

This Fall the ready to wear collection was all about outerwear including masculine overcoats, the biker, shearling and puffa jackets, these items were merged together creating new silhouettes. 

Sacai is now stocked internationally. If this seasons up roar was anything to go by, we will be seeing a lot more of Abe's compelling garments going forward. 



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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Elin Kling Debuts New Line - Totême


We knew this was on the cards but still being an aspiring fashion designer myself, it doesn't make it any easy to digest. Having said that this duo have worked incredibly hard to get to where they are today. Both being very business savvy. Elin Kling and her Fiancé Karl Lindman are to launch a line of effortless but luxurious basics under their new label,'Totême'. 

Kling's move into fashion design is a natural progression following collaborations with Guess and H&M. 
Their debut capsule collection will launch on May 05 and will be stocked at a few select retailers. 

Check out the website HERE:

Monday, 31 March 2014

Rumour Has It


Online retailer La Garçonne is opening its first store in Greenwich Village, later this Spring. La Garçonne has quietly established itself as an online contender since 2005. Their aesthetic is elegantly understated with a strong visual presence. I have been visiting the site for the past few years, mainly because of their considerate buys, but also because visually I can relate. 

I am confident their store will be as tranquil and concise as their site.




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Monday, 24 March 2014

København


Since I've just got back from a City break in Copenhagen I thought it would be rude not to share with you some of the little gems I stumbled upon. First stop breakfast, danish pastries...yum. I was recommended Meyers Bageri, I patiently queued for a little brown paper bag containing a warm cinnamon bun. This was followed with a stroll through the City's cemetery and around national monuments including 'Rosenborg Castle'.

Lunch consisted of two consecutive visits to Copenhagen's Torvehallerne. Torvehallerne is a relatively new artisan food market, full of organic butchers, fishmongers, bakers and greengrocers. Theres a really nice vibe, and its great if you want to enjoy good food at good prices while watching the world pass you by.


Dinner & drinks. Where do I start? Everything in Copenhagen is considered down to the last detail. I am totally bias because I adore the nordic aesthetic. Our favourite meal was at Radio, where innovative cooking took on a new meaning. We chose the five course taster menu which included seasonal produce from scallops, endive and seaweed to a dessert of carrot, white chocolate and ground elder. The food was exquisite. Set in urban surroundings, catered by informative and enthusiastic staff whom each had a genuine love for the venues cuisine. 

Next stop Fiskeber where its all about the fish and shellfish. Again a modern twist was incorporated into each dish, for me the most delectable element was the barley porridge with scallop roe and herbs. Follow that with a few beverages at the edgy Paté Paté restaurant/bar and your nights complete. Both are places to be seen in the popular meat packing district.



Now, shopping! That clean modernity is evident throughout the fashion boutiques and interior stores. First stop, Wood Wood which is a lifestyle brand as well as having its own mens and womenswear lines. The garments were hip with a laid back feel, I invested in a cropped bomber jacket which I thought was a good transitional piece. The work of Danish furniture designer Hans Wegner has heavily influenced the product and furniture design seen throughout the City. I fell in love with this sheepskin chair seen above.   


We stayed centrally at the sustainable Guldsmeden Hotel which was a nice boutique base, I've heard Airbnb offers some really good apartment options too. I hope I have whet your appetite for a relaxed weekend away.

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