Summer is approaching and I’ll be spending most of it in the city, which I’m quite excited about. Although, we are doing a longer road trip to the Balkans in the end of the summer but that’s another story, I’ll still have two whole months to enjoy Paris before that.
I completed my wardrobe last summer with some great pieces and I can’t wait to wear them (ald also my mom’s old sandals) while wandering around in vintage markets and museums. I swear on white linen and silk during warmer days, as I need to cover my skin completely from the sun.
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?
Galerie Patrick Seguin / me
Drawings by Le Corbusier at Eileen Gray’s E-1027 / @afardajani_official
Some things on my mind lately. I did a list of places to visit for 2019 and everything has something to do with architecture or art. Would definitely want to head to south of France soon and visit E-1027. I’m also planning to go to Art Basel in June and couldn’t be more excited about it.
Otherwise my sources of inspiration remain quite same. Lately I’ve been visiting some old favorite museums and galleries all over again and admiring everything that The Row does. I had a privilege to have a sneak peek on their prefall collection in advance and needles to say, it was gorgeous.
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.
French Communist Party headquarters by Oscar Niemeyer
Maison Martin Margiela duvet coat, 1999
I started the october moodboard with very edgy and cold shapes but over the weekend it transformed to something completely different. How fast the mind is influenced. In the resent Mastermind magazine there is a great chapter about anonymity including editorial with Margiela archive pieces and an article about the anonymous man himself. The darker the mornings are getting, the more I’m interested in the idea of fast and functional, straight out of bed -wardrobe and -beauty routines, being offline and taking the focus off from myself.
Serge Mouille Lamp
Jil Sander AW2017
Even I’m currently by the sea in the south of France, my mind is far in the autumn and all things black.
Kazuo Shiraga – Suiju, 1985
Currently I’m obsessed with the flowy layering done at Céline SS2017 collection with the trousers. Also I’ve been spotting Japanese painter Kazuo Shiraga’s artwork in different exhibitions and got very inspired by his way of working and capturing the movement.
This moodboard maybe reflects a bit my longing for the sea breeze.