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?
This week I finally sat down with the newest Unconditional magazine, which I have to say is the best yet with the amazing body-issue. I’m a huge fan of the work of Ilona Hamer and Alexandra Nataf, obviously from the aesthetic point of view but also everything that they stand for. Celebrating different female bodies throughout the whole issue in such a sensual and tasteful way gives a great example, love it.
I’m sure anyone who’s been following me knows how much I’m into good old print media and hunting rare pieces of fashion magazines. I might have mentioned this before but my go-to place for second-hand magazines and fashion- and art books is definitely Comptoir de l’Image in Le Marais. The grumpy (but very lovely) old french man owning the store has been collecting the pieces for over 40 years and knows quite impressive people within the industry. He’s not very eager to share his stories and might be even a bit offended if you decide to buy one of his treasures, but from time to time he gets in the mood to share his incredible memories.
The Row AW2019 / @nikoturko
We might have to wait for couple days for the official show pictures of The Row’s latest collection, but I couldn’t wait to share one sneak peek I found through Instagram. The set with Jean Prouvés aluminum and metal sun shutters already made me die and took me into mid-century modern -heaven, but also the collection will be something that sticks in my inspiration folders (and partly in my wardrobe) forever.
Home office essentials; pencil from Montblanc, leather notebook from Mignon Paris
@majawyh in Raey
I’ve been eyeing for Raey’s white oversize jeans, or actually any jeans from the brand for that matter. The white ones seem highly impractical, mainly for the occasions when you are taking an Uber from one place to another and definitely not for my daily life including a bicycle. But that silhouette just attracts me way too much! I would love to pair them with a dark green cashmere sweater.
Wide leg jean
Fine-knit cashmere sweater
Paris snapshots. Spotted at Galerie Patrick Seguin.