Coat from Max Mara
Boots from Céline
Coat from Max Mara
Boots from Céline
There is a small, but very intriguing Ellsworth Kelly -exhibition ongoing at Centre Pompidou definitely worth visiting. It gathers for the first time all Kelly’s window studies together along with photography, which brings so much depth into his works.
Gierde Dukauskaite in Lacoste / @suzannekoller
Lacoste got a new look with the new creative director, Louise Trotter, who left her previous post at Joseph to give a facelift for the dusty tennis brand. Such a good facelift indeed. I loved the use of the iconic crocodile and how Louise brought her own vision and merged it perfectly with the sportyness of the brand. And the show was styled by Suzanne Koller, who brought all her favorite models with her such as Maggie Mauer and Gierde Dukauskaite, wow!
I remember when I was younger and I was constantly dreaming of bags and making lists of which bags I would buy if I had all the money in the world. And even I barely had any money, I still spent enormous amounts to fulfill some of those cravings! Nowadays it’s definitely not the case anymore. I have my beloved Marimekko bag for everyday use and a bigger Céline one for the days I need my computer (or pilates clothes) with me. And lately I’ve actually left home very often with no bag at all, such a liberating feeling.
However the above bag from The Row’s SS2019 collection brought me back to my teenage years. I’m craving a bag that wouldn’t have any purpose in my life! And it’s very, very expensive. But it’s honestly the most beautiful bag I’ve seen, and from what I know, there aren’t that many of them in the world. Talk about luxury!
Joseph AW2019 / voguerunway.com
As I wrote before, I’m very into the dress/skirt and pants combinations and here’s one great example from Joseph’s most recent lookbook.
Jil Sander AW2019 / voguerunway.com
What started from the sock boots -trend, have evolved now to something very desirable, and something that I don’t know how to call them anymore. Lightweight flat shoes that resembles a lot like socks, like we saw also at The Row and also at Jil Sander. Needles to say I have my eyes on both.
I love discovering new brands, but nothing beats having my favorite ones. For the ones I’m always extremely excited to see the new collections, as I can always trust that they will fulfill my inspiration folders for the many seasons ahead, but also that nothing is changing too much. As there was nothing too new at Jil Sander, and that’s why I loved it.
Galerie Patrick Seguin
The Row AW2019 / voguerunway.com
Alexander Calder at the Picasso Museum
Gemma Ward shot by Alexandra Nataf and styled by Ilona Hamer for Unconditional Magazine 7
I’ve tried to build a spring moodboard for couple of weeks now, but I’ve felt so disconnected with my thoughts lately. In a good way I mean. I’ve constantly had new ideas for projects I want to start and things I want to create, into the extent that I wasn’t sure anymore where to focus on.
To get my mind together, I took a day off just to visit some of my favorite places in Paris; Galerie Patrick Seguin and the Picasso Museum (The Calder-Picasso -exhibition I wrote about earlier). Over the years I’ve understood the importance of aesthetically satisfying environment to my creativity. I can’t stand mess and clutter, and whenever I feel disconnected, I need to get myself to an environment that calms me.
The same goes for clothes. I might wear the same outfit for a week and I don’t mind. I like to dress up from time to time end get creative with my wardrobe, where I love every single piece I have, but I’m intrigued by the idea of not to start my mornings with a decision of what to wear. Only depending on the weather I might change from all black to all white. Or something in between.
On a side note, do you also think those The Row shoes are a definition of freedom?
SSAW SS19 / Lara Mullen photographed by Chloé le Drezen, styled by Roxane Danset.
I love this photo with my favorite dress from the Marni SS19 runway collection, that will soon hit the stores. Actually the whole Marni -editorial in the SSAW magazine was absolutely stunning and literally brings out the artistic point of view of the brand. There was also an interesting interview with Francesco Risso, where he discusses about his time at Marni so far, the collaborations he does with artists and his ideas for the future.
Bottega Veneta AW2019 / voguerunway.com
During Milan fashion week, Bottega Veneta had their runway debut under Daniel Lee and it was probably the most anticipated collection of the season. The fashion house had already started some strong rebranding buy launching their new IT bag and revealing the new minimal approach with the SS19 campaign.
When it comes to the AW2019 collection, it was definitely something innovative and interesting. I love how Lee works with leather and uses the brand’s heritage and signatures, but still showing something completely new.
After a quiet period, there are finally some interesting exhibitions and events happening in Paris. I heard about the Calder-Picasso exhibition about a year ago and I’ve been waiting for it ever since, so obviously I went to visit the opening day. It was perfect.
I can’t say I know that much about art, but can definitely tell if an exhibition is well organized or not. I get easily bored with too much text to read or too many videos to watch, and very often the curation just feels weird and makes it hard to stay focused. But in the Calder-Picasso one, I could have stayed for hours. The Picasso museum itself is such a beautiful building, and the placement of each Calder piece was extremely well thought to fit in, how it brings out the details of the ceiling and how the natural light hits them. And most importantly, I loved how they matched the artwork from Picasso and Calder together.