I recently spent a long weekend in Barcelona. It was my second time in the city , although might say the first, since the last time was over 10 years ago. I didn’t have high expectations, as I never particularly dreamed about travelling there and especially while living in Paris, I rather travel to less touristic places. But I’m very positively surprised. By avoiding the most common attractions and with a bit of a research Barcelona has a lot to give.
My favorite day was one spent at the Montjuïc hill, visiting Miró Foundation and obviously Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion which was nearby, and getting lost from time to time and ending up to the most beautiful small gardens.
I’ve been trying to swift slowly to natural cosmetics but unfortunately I’ve noticed there are some natural ingredients which cause allergic irritation on my skin. Plus very often the packaging in natural cosmetics is not very appealing to be honest and I’m one of those people who chooses everything 50% based on packaging.
So obviously when noticing that NUORI products doesn’t give me any weird reactions, and actually work on my skin, I got very excited. I mean look at these beautiful bottles. The body oil has became my absolute favorite; it absorbs really fast and has only a subtle fresh smell.
Man Ray Lampshade at Centre Pompidou
I’ve visited Pompidou many, many times over the years but never really payed attention to this one. Such a gorgeous shape, reminds me a bit for the stairs at Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye
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.