Wearing sandals and coat from Céline by Phoebe Philo and trousers from Chanel spring 2009, all vintage
I’ve been sourcing vintage- and second hand coats since last year and slowly starting to be ready with the first selection, which will be available at Mies this fall. I wanted to have at least one Céline coat by Phoebe Philo to offer and after a long search I found this worker blue, light wool and cashmere mix coat. It’s so exquisite I almost want to keep it for myself. I would love to pair it also with classic jeans and navy sweater, there’s something intriguing in mixing different shades of blue.
Anyway, I chose this coat as it represents well Philo’s era at Céline, while also describing perfectly the style of Mies woman; silent, simple but powerful.
I have a bit mixed feelings about outlets, you can definitely find really good deals from them but on the same time, people tend to buy things that they don’t really need just because of the lower price tag.
However, recently I paid a quick visit to La Vallée Village, an outlet mall a bit outside of Paris, in the hope that they would still have Phoebe Philo’s designs at the Céline boutique. And I was right! As they operate 2-3 seasons behind, the store was filled with treasures from previous years and the interior was still untouched. They even had the accent on the top of the É and no Hedi in sight. Such a lovely trip to the past.
Wearing all Céline
I finally got my hands to the Céline SS2013 fur slippers. I was looking for the all black versions in my size for couple years until one day during my lunch break I spotted them at a vintage store window. Even though I love browsing Vestiaire Collective, good old vintage stores tend to have slightly lower prices, plus I hate to buy shoes without trying them on!
Both the shirt dress and sandals will be my uniform during the summer but I’m also quite into the dress/pants combination, so here’s one for the early spring office days.
Sweater and sneakers from Céline
Pants from Filippa K
Candle from BYREDO
The darker the days got, the lazier I got with dressing up! I wore this outfit maybe every other day in December, because let’s face it, as much as I try to enjoy the winter, I’m trying to make the bare minimum amount of decisions during the days to save some energy. And with a huge winter coat it doesn’t really matter what you wear underneath, right?
Ann Demeulemeester in her studio in 1999 / source unknown
Céline floor / me
My latest 6 pictures of the month are now live at Flounce.fi. Briefly, I’m currently very busy – in a good way – at different work projects and I love the drive and energy I’m having. It happens every year this time and I’m making the most of it. However in the few moments I’m lacking inspiration, the above picture of Ann Demeulemeester in her studio designed by Le Corbusier always motivates me and gets me to work mood. I’m always inspired by people’s enthusiasm and focus on what they do. There’s nothing more powerful than believing in oneself.
An outfit from previous Sunday. I love trans-seasonal dressing; combining knits with sandals or bare legs with heavy coats. My beloved Céline pants go with every outfit, and this time I wore them with a knit from Weekday.
Inspiration for the new week; Daria Werbowy in long knit dress. The picture is from a Phoebe Philo’s personal visual vocabulary for Céline via @rarebooksparis. The book was unfortunately sold immediately, it would have been a real treasure.
I have a similar black knit dress and I can’t wait for colder days to be able to wear it.
1 & 5 me
2 Gemma Ward wearing Céline in Unconditional Magazine SS2018
3 Jean Arp
4 The Row AW2017 / voguerunway.com
Since I started my monthly 6 pictures for Flounce.fi, I stopped doing the monthly moodboards for the blog to avoid overlapping. However, I decided to bring them back, but this time as seasonal moodboards. Just to open up a bit my current state of mind.
Autumn has always been my absolute favorite season. And don’t get me wrong, there’s something I love in every season, but autumn has a special place in my mind. I guess it comes from my childhood, I’ve always been a bit nerd and couldn’t wait to return to school after summer. There’s this vibe of concentration and motivation in the air.
This autumn in my mind there’s still sharp shapes and neat suits in new silhouettes, and that forest green color! My favorite color scheme this time of the year comes from Paris streets; beige buildings, grey skies and trees that are still holding the green leaves.
Again wearing my favorite kimono for a night out a while back paired with an old jumpsuit from Zara and ballerinas from Céline.