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Marni AW2018 / voguerunway.com

Balenciaga AW2018 / voguerunway.com

Trendspotting balaclavas for AW2018. I’m very excited every time for practical trends and could definitely imagine myself in head-to-toe brown with that Marni knit on. Besides Marni and Balenciaga, balaclavas were also seen at Calvin Klein, Gucci, Chanel and Preen, just to mention a few.

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Alek Wek by Alexander Saladrigas for Vogue Ukraine, January 2018

Ceramic Lamps by Carmen D’Apollonio

Balenciaga SS2017

Serpentine Sofa by Vladimir Kagan 

I would be lying if I said that the darkness hasn’t been affecting my mood. I’ve been trying to compensate my not so focused mind with sharp outfits; blazers and heels. I’ve been drawing inspiration from Julie Pelipas, whose work for Vogue Ukraine has made the magazine one of the best Vogues, and the January issue is not an exception. Also Julie herself is very inspiring woman and definitely worth following.

At home I still need comfort and soft shapes. My latest addiction is Carmen D’Apollonio’s ceramic works and I also wouldn’t mind having the Serpentine Sofa by Vladimir Kagan.

 

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I visited the recently opened Balenciaga store at Avenue Montaigne and I must say they did a pretty good job with the new store concept including mannequins by Mark Jenkins. The space communicates about the new image of Balenciaga, but it’s also fairly easy to change when all the hype is over.

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Balenciaga dress, AW1958

Few days back I visited Kering’s and Balenciaga’s headquarters and had an opportunity to take a peak to some archive pieces. As I’ve been very into green lately, this dress ended up being my favourite.

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Balenciaga AW2004

It has been a while since I shared my Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquiere favourites so here’s one; the shearling biker jacket that was also re-created by Demna Gvasalia. I have to admid I’ve spent unreasonable amount of time at Vestiaire to hunt some pieces from this collection.

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PARIS TIPS – Here’s my current favourites Paris spots and must sees. Paris is just overwhelmingly beatiful during the spring bloom.

Balenciaga, l’oeuvre au noir, Musée Bourdelle – One of the best exhibitions I’ve visited for a while. Perfectly curated, Balenciaga archives mixed with the permanent collection of sculptures.

Jardin des Plantes, Galerie de Minéralogie et de Géologie – Leaves you speachless, how fascinating the nature can be.

Bois de Vincennes – I used to run here all the time so now I’m very lucky to live just 5 minutes away. Piece of nature in Paris and sometimes no people in sight.

Nous et Les Autres, Musée de l’Homme – On my list for this week. Described as an exploration of the origins of prejudice and racism. Sadly, very relevant exhibition.

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Jacket Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghésquiere

Trousers Chanel

PARIS TIPS – Fashion archives combined with sustainable form of shopping and recyckling results in an obsession for vintage stores. I wanted to share my favourite depot-vente boutiques in Paris, where I can wander for hours feeling the fabrics and admiring the details. From the smallest ones you can find some real treasures and negotiate good deals. If you’re not in Paris, Vestiaire Collective is another good option to escape the current fashion world for a while.

Depot – Vente Deluxe  is my absolute favourite, tiny boutique with very good and well curated selection. Here I found my Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghésquiere wool jacket with the signature round shape and very low price. 2 Bis Rue du Roi de Sicile, 4ème arrondissement

La Boutique de Cara has a selection for a slightly older clientele but best option if you are hunting for well fitted trousers or timeless silk blouses. 80 Rue de Turenne, 3ème arrondissement

Lily Rose Luxury holds the best vintage bags, here you can find everything from Louis Vuitton trunks to Birkins and gorgeus limited edition Chanels. They also know the true value of these bags and prices may go even higher than the original ones. 40 Rue Dauphine, 6ème arrondissement

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Moodboard for the new year and the new season. Two times Céline, slouchy bags, square shoes, utility chic, statement earrings and lots of personal goals to achieve. Why winter won’t end in January?

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Marni SS17, Balenciaga SS17, Céline Resort 17, Loewe SS17, Céline Resort 17, Stella McCartney SS17