A while back I posted these photos of an Alexander Wang collection because I thought it was cool idea but I never actually got round to wear the combo myself. Well until this week, the top is actually a dress from Mango, which I’ve had for ages but it looks great as top with this fake leather skirt, also from Mango. The look is definitely office or meeting appropriate but far from boring.
Here I’ve worn it with pointy brogues and accessorised with golden jewelry to match the gold skirt’s zip in the same colour. I’ve also worn a lipstick in the dress’s colour, so it’s all a bit matchy-matchy but I guess it doesn’t matter too much. I think I’ll try this combination with other dresses too. It’s really simple and gives old dresses an instant update.
bag: American Apparell
shoes: Marc O’Polo
necklace: Antiques Shop
I am so not a jeans-and-T-shirt girl but if it (the T-shirt) comes with glitter and pearls, I am easily convinced. It’s from the Lanvin for H&M collection, which launched a couple of years ago. I’ve worn it more as a dress in the past but I thought for getting my dissertation printed and grabbing a coffee on a Saturday morning it looks best if worn over simple blue jeans. This way, the only skirt that gets blown away by the London wind is the little tulle skirt over the legs on the T-shirt.
bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
watch: don’t remeber
PS: Despite all the evidence I don’t only shop at H&M! :-)
The other day I saw this long skirt & shirt combination in Vogue and thought I’d try it. I love this sheer blue skirt from American Apparel but I have to admit that I don’t wear it too often because it’s a bit hard to find an occasion: not really practical for uni, too dressy for a casual coffee and too elegant for a bar (depends on the bar but I am not really the kind of girl who goes to swanky bars all the time). I wore it to dinner at Cay Tre, a Vietnamese Restaurant on Old Street.
The Vogue version is more bold than mine but that might not necessarily be bad thing. I think the outfit definitely needs heels unless you are very tall as long skirts make you look even shorter than you actually are. In the summer, I’ll definitely wear them with brown strappy sandals.
skirt: American Apparel
The blog has been really quite uhm in the past year or so? I’ve concentrated on other projects, mostly my degree at City University London and dabbled in some non-fashion related stuff like business reporting, PR for Frieze Art Fair and worked a bit at a major London landmark. Anyway, I haven’t lost my interest in fashion and hope to blog a bit more in the coming months. To start with: is an outfit post about a spring outfit I wore last Saturday for a little walk around Leamington Spa. It’s often hard to dress for spring as you just want to finally get on all your colourful clothes on but it’s often still a bit chilly. The solution is a floral skirt, paired with tights and a cashmere jumper in a nice colour. It keeps you warm and still looks fresh. If it gets a bit windy a trench coat solves the problem. A long necklace adds a bit of sparkle to the outfit
No series to this day, has managed to be as fashion-forward as Sex and the City. Even, long after the last series, I found myself, picking up a piece of clothing, thinking if Carrie would wear it. Time has moved on and my style has (sadly?) become down to earth and “grown-up” – and more black and grey. One of my friend recently even pointed out that I’ve become much “more elegant and far less crazy”. Gone are the days, when I spent hours going through mountains of vintage clothing and at designer markets. I still have hope that they’ll return somehow when al the essays and exams are written but until then, I thought it was time for a little collection of my best Carrie-Outfits. Which is your favourite?
1) “My boyfriend thinks” “my boyfriend says”, my boyfriend always does” – please get your own opinion.
2) Talking about what food is healthy and how much fat or calories something contains. – I don’t care and I am going to eat it anyway.
3) Talking about period symptoms – why some women think that this is even remotely interesting, will always remain a mystery to me.
4) “Unconsciously” flirting with someone else’s boyfriend and then denying it. We all know where the line between “friendly” and “flirty” is. Stay on the right side.
5) “I-am-soooo-incredibly-sexy-dressing” – Keep your pop-star-stage-outfits at home and please note that what may work for Beyonce on stage does not make you look sexier in real life. If men want to see someone dressed as a lap-dance-girl they can pay for it.
6) “You know, the girl with the red hair, who is the sister of … and went to this uni” – I don’t know her and I don’t care.
7) “Ahhh Aurelia, HOW have you been. I have not seen you in ages….” hug, kiss, kiss. let’s take a photo together – Cheeeeese. – We said “hi” in the hallway once. I. do.not. know. you.
8) Facebook pictures that are close-ups of someone’s cleavage who does not have boobs in real life.
9) Photos of girls with hashtags/tags on Instagram/Twitter that read like the description of a porn star/ lap-dancer.
10) Constant complaining about men: We all complain about the opposite sex once in a while but if there is nothing good about men, maybe you should rethink your sexual orientation.
*that I sometimes commit myself :-)
Once a year the art crowd flocks to London for the ‘London Fashion Week’ for galleries, collectors, artists and nobobodies like me, who take an interest in art. This is my second year of Frieze and I already feel much more comfortable with the process that comes with it: queuing in front of the wood-box-box-office, which looks like a bad installation in itself, getting into a chat with an artist, who is disappointed that I am not a millionaire-art collector and the ridiculous bag-search to make sure you don’t carry any black paint for spontaneous vandalizations.
But once you have splurged a week’s grocery shop on a ticket and entered the holy plastic tents, the fun starts. Endless gallery stalls with important names stretch along the neon-lit corridors and display everything and everybody that matters in art at the moment. You can get into a nauseated by the observation of a photo collage about a performance featuring mustard, ketchup sausages and a human penis (not photographed, because I am nice), be impressed by a Keith Haring -esque ‘monument’ (picture 2), gain some life-guidance (3) or soothe your eyes with the bluest of blue (4 and 5).
I like lists. To-do lists, fact-lists, top-10 lists, lists of things you have to do before you die. Here are a few of my rather pointless lists.
Things I like about London
1) the pubs
2) Naan bread in supermarkets
3) the fact that they put stuffing in sandwiches
4) that you can buy a big bunch of flowers on one of the markets for less than £1.50
5) the parks (favourites: Hamsted Heath, Victoria Park, Regent’s Park, Battersea Park)
6) how London looks when the sun comes out after the rain
7)the growing coffee-shop culture (favourites: shoreditch grind, fix, coffee-cart, benugo)
8) the galleries in East London
9) Regent’s Canal
10) Cyder, Cidre, Cider or whatever you want to call it
11) the bookshop in Somerset house
Italy, the land of ‘la dolce vita’, cappuccinos, hundreds of churches and good looking men, who walk down streets shouting ‘ciao bella’ after girls. I’ve always wanted to go but despite having grown up more or less right next to it (in Austria), I’ve never had the time to do it. But this summer I set aside a full week to take in the most important cities of North Italy and all their museums. Naturally, my best friend had to come along for this epic girl-trip. So we packed our trolleys (not backpacks) and some lipstick (instead of a gas cooker) and got on the train.
We take the night train from Salzburg the Venice. Thanks to my ability to sleep anywhere and at any time I awake fully relaxed to the gleaming sun of the ‘sinking city’. With the Vaporetto (public transport boats) we go to a different island to check in at our hostel. Exploring the city in the worst midday heat, we learn our first Italian lesson: siesta is an indispensable part of surviving as a tourist. But the San Marco Dome and the many beautiful alleys compensate for the long walks in the sun. I also get to see the Accademia but the exhibition is a little bit of adisappointment. We have a surprisingly affordable pizza next to a canal and go to sleep early.