Easing into Fall with a few not-so-basic basics in my favourite not-so-bright palette. I’m still digesting the tidal wave of untried ideas brought to us by Hurricane Fashion Month. More on that soon, though let’s not rush into anything. New trends, I have decided, need to be absorbed before we introduce them to our entourage (you don’t meet the parents on the second date!).
Meanwhile, as I settle back into old habits, here are my three trendy friends that I am staying committed to, as they will keep us entertained regardless of all the new: safety buckles, super sleeves and frayed hems.
I’ve always had three fairly straightforward rules when it comes to the colour pink:
1. Stay away, unless absolutely necessary;
2. If absolutely necessary (i.e. on Tuesday’s), indulge in an understated manner: less head-to-toe Barbie and more Acne paper shoppers (presumably filled with basic scandi-clothing of the non-pigmented variety);
3. If wearing pink (as oppose to accessorising with chic pink carrier) cannot be avoided, please ô pretty please, no clashing tones.
That was then.
Then Alessandro Michele happened, I got back together with Gucci (we we’re on a break), and am all lovey dovey again and simply can’t get enough of la vie en rose. Get this: pink metallics just made it onto my shoe shelf! Not in an ironic way, might I add.
Game over team monochrome! Looks like you officially just lost this match (made-in-heaven). Life as we know it got a whole lot brighter, and suddenly if feels like FW13 all over again. This calls for some Berstein. Sing-along-now!
Neatly arranged on your best shelf, these three artsy carry-alls might not have quite the same abstract vibrance as one of the 83-year-old Turner Prize winner’s pieces of work, but they will brighten your day, accompany you everywhere you go and elevate your denim+tee combo into the realm of the exceptional.
Word on the grapevine, J-Dubs won’t be making stuff for his loewely Spanish Family much longer, as he is rumoured to be taking over Ghesquiere’s throne at Louis Vuitton. Start collecting before its too late.