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Le Monde d’Hermès SS1999 via MIES

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Fransworth house by Mies van der Rohe

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Bin Zhu wearing Hermès by Margiela, shot by Yahui Wang for MIES

MONTHLY MOODBOARD – Spring hasn’t been very gentle for us in Paris; not only the country has been shut down past six months, but the weather doesn’t seem to get warmer either. My ideal trans-seasonal wardrobe includes some facile Hermès by Margiela pieces to layer, but in reality I’m running around one week straight with same old vintage Levi’s and whatever cashmere sweater that goes with. Good news is, my stock is filling up again with those chic Hermès by Margiela pieces but they just aren’t for me to keep (unfortunately) – they’ll be available at MIES soon. If only I manage to let them go!

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Dries van Noten light wool coat / MIES

I’m very excited to share the results of our latest photoshoot for MIES. My dear friend and former colleague Bin Zhu was modelling for us, while Yahui Wang – face of our previous photoshoot – was this time behind the camera.

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The Row fall/winter 2018

me / aventurine, quartz, tourmaline

Giorgio di Chirico – The Double Dream of Spring, 1915

Hermès fall/winter 1998

Le Corbusier – Bronze Maquette for ‘Open Hand’ Sculpture, 1960

In Paris we are once again in lockdown, which doesn’t raise the hopes for this pandemic being over soon. However, I’ll try to use this period again to be more creative, something I’ve been missing a lot in my daily life. And I think this is a great moment to open up my mental landscape a bit.

Right before the first quarantine a friend of mine gave me a clear crystal to support my meditation, and most importantly to find the meditative mindset at any moment during the day, which got me researching more about lithotherapy. I’m not yet able to express my thoughts about it, but I definitely catch myself being around the subject quite often. There’s something similar on how I perceive crystals and the way I look at art; I try to understand everything in the rational level but then at the end it’s up to us to give meanings to what we see and what we experience. I don’t know if it makes sense, maybe I’ll get to the subject later. Anyway, anything that can help us to regain focus, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state is something to hold on to during these weird times.

And I must take my words back when I said fashion doesn’t inspire me anymore. It does, I just got too numb constantly looking at all the beige instagram accounts, all looking the same. I got my hands on some vintage Le Monde d’Hermès magazines from Margiela era – my favorite collections in fashion that ever exist – and while going through them I constantly got goosebumps. The coats he designed for Hermès are one of the reason why I ended up founding MIES. The magazines will be online soon, if I’m ever able to let go of them – the most difficult part of sourcing vintage, but I’ll surely share some of my favorite pages here.

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The Row FW2020

Sepiolite at MINES mineral library / me

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Galerie Patrick Seguin / me

La Contre Carpet by Diego Giacometti

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise that my early spring thoughts include The Row’s most recent collection, and especially look 8. The masculine classic silhouette gets a modern update with a balaclava, and the coat is close to perfection. Speaking of coats, I’m currently sourcing for new ones for Mies; there will be a selection of leather available soon for spring, but also I’m searching for long black cashmere coats, which are my most requested ones.

 

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I’m slowly adding the coat selection on instagram, where they are available to purchase, while I’m trying to get the website running. This autumn has been really hectic, one of those periods when you just wish to have couple more extra hours in the day. But I have so many ideas for Mies and I can’t wait to share everything. Meanwhile here’s few shots from our first photoshoot, I’m so content while watching these. They turned out exactly how I imagined.

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@mies_preowned / photography Juliette Boniau Raymond, model Wang Yahui, assistant Diellza Dobroshi, styling and creative direction by me

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Photographer Juliette Boniau Raymond, model Wang Yahui, assistant Diellza Dobroshi, styling and creative direction by me

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Here’s a sneak peek of a photoshoot we did for Mies last week. I still have some editing to do before I can show you the final ones, but I’m so excited how good the photos turned out to be!

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Coat Max Mara

Jeans Levi’s

Loafers COS

Last week I picked up this black Max Mara cashmere coat for MiesIt might be my favorite so far from the selection, so elegant. If I only could keep it for myself!

I received few questions regarding the launch and as a marketing professional I know I should pick a launch date, create lots of buzz around it and be very loud and present everywhere to gain visibility. But this project is very different, it’s a passion project without any stress and deadlines, it’s a project that grows and develops with me, a project that connects me to the people around me with similar sensibility of aesthetical expression.

I’m organizing a photoshoot with an extremely skillful and creative team next week and it brings me great pleasure to bring these people together to create something that for now only exists in my imagination. Following the photoshoot I guess I could say I’m officially starting. Not through a website, I want to observe and find out if I really need it, as it turns out I have already reservations and planned fittings from my existing community. So I guess I already launched, just naturally in silence.