Friday, 4 September 2015

Lengthy business

The shape is long, loosely fitted, skimming the body with the same cut from top to bottom.
The silhouette is classic, demure almost, with an emphasis on proportion play. 
The result is serene, ever so soigné, grown up even. 

Yet the latest trend to catch our eye is as easy as child's play, a mere borrow from one of Fashionland's most longstanding trends: layering, of course. 

Welcome to Fall 2015's new favourite silhouette: long-over-long. Consider this your masterclass in lengthy business, should you need the practice. I'll try keep things short, just as long as you promise to keep those hemlines long (puns non intended). 

First of all, forget everything you have learned so far. It simply won't do to hide under that gargantuan coat of yours (that may or may not have belonged to your dad). Shape is essential to make this styling trick work, so ditch the XXL-wear.  

 Also, I know you have only just mastered the art of draping, and are finally (!) able to purposefully strut around the city, your jacket precariously balancing over yours shoulders. Too bad, sleeves are not merely for show this season, so make sure you slip your arms into those provided by your upper-wear please!

 Now onto the essential. This silhouette works best in it's simplest rendition, so try not to overthink things. Look for a few lengthy basics that will elevate the look while keeping it strong. The trick is to pay extra attention to volume, for pilling on the layers simply doesn't work ("Could I be wearing any more clothes" moments to be avoided at all costs).

Think of J.W. Anderson masterful techniques of juxtaposition, that build on elegance yet never look unbalanced. While adding, say an extended tunic that falls below the knee, to an ankle grazing pair of chinos, as seen at Christophe Lemaire and The Row might seem like an exercise in excess, pairing your separates has never looked so directional. 

The best part? No need to go buy a whole new wardrobe to look the part. Mix-n-match your everyday classics, like say pair that streamlined tube skirt you wore all summer long with those leather slides, with a pair of slightly flared pants in a matching hue, and watch your new season-self come to life. 

Invest in the future. 

Hedge your bets - go long!


As told to KaDeWe Magazine - see the full magazine here.


Sunday, 30 August 2015

SAVE THE DATE: See by Chloe x COTR

People often tell me I have a knack for shopping.

 This might not strike you as a particularly overwhelming life skill, but you would be wrong. It is a great time saver and the key to my carefully curated wardrobe. I’m always the one that ends up being summoned by friends when they feel like a wardrobe refresh, because I have mastered the art of soaking in a collection after a quick glance, and am immediately able to single out the few pieces that fit their style.

 So when one of my favourite labels, See by Chloe, announced they were to have a pop-up at Selfridges to celebrate the new Fall collection, I was thrilled to accept their offer to play host. Would it not be a great challenge to extend my self-taught expertise to my dear readers too?

 Hence, I’m calling on all of you London based cyber-friends.

On the 3rd of September, I will be hosting an intimate event for See By Chloe. All those joining will be taken through the collection by yours truly, and enjoy drinks and canapés. It would be such a treat to finally get to meet some of you, and am sure a bunch are also See by Chloe Girls, so do please pencil it in the diary!


 Where: Selfridges, Oxford Street 
When: 3rd September 2015 
Time: 6pm-9pm 

 Knit worn as dress: See by Chloe || Belt: Acne Studios || Shoes: Jimmy Choo


Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Gold Magnum

Ph. Vogue Germany July 2015

Bringing out this season's big guns. 
Those earrings!