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Galerie Patrick Seguin

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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?

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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.

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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.

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I still haven’t finished reading the newest Unconditional Magazine. Everything in the issue is so visually beautiful that it makes me overwhelmed. In the picture above, from a Golden Girl -editorial, I fell in love with the chunky bracelet worn in the ankle, something I’m going to test this summer.

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Margiela for Hermès AW2001

Céline Pre Fall 2017

Unconditional Magazine SS2017

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Margiela the Hermès Years – exhibition left me longing for straight and strapless necklines. As refreshing as it was to visit an exhibition where no photos were allowed, I would have loved to share details from some of my favourite looks, such as a strapless wool jumpsuit from AW2001 collection.

This shape can look easily tacky, but combined with long and volumous bottom makes it interesting and in a right way akward.

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Last week I was escaping the heat in the cafe of Jeu de Paume in Tuileries. While waiting for the new issues of my favorite magazines, I gave a try for Unconditional Magazine. The latest issue has a very interesting interview of Melanie Ward.