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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?