MY VERY OWN PETS

Furry, fuzzy, silent, always on the go and not in need to be fed. Sounds perfect : )

Well, the size of those mittens spotted on Alexander Wang show and Joseph Altuzarra’s sure is as a size of a little rodent.

Jokes aside, I’m seriously thinking about getting these after fingers freezing experience yesterday. After spending maybe half an hour out walking, I couldn’t LITERALLY feel my hands after 20 mins being indoor (in a very warm bar drinking wine) and one finger was numb, dead for an hour. And it wasn’t that cold. Well, I was obviously wrong about that.

Of course I’m not gonna spend $$$$$$$ on those, instead I’m hoping for a high street option as this is going to be a trend. Why not?! If Wang is doing it…
I like the size and flatness from Wang and the fact that they are black but prefer femininity of Altuzarra’s mittens. So, something like just described would be perfect, maybe in some other color too but I still want them to be big, really warm and really wearable.

So, there you have it, as soon as they make it, I’m getting these.

NY’S: finest and coolest

Much anticipated shows – Jason Wu (finest of course; hint – Michelle Obama’s inauguration dress) and Rag and Bone (Brits in NY – doesn’t come cooler than that).

Honestly, I wasn˙t swooning over these collections this season, yet they had their moments.
See my very favorite picks below:

Jason Wu

 

Rag and Bone

Stockings love! That jacket, first pic on the right, LOVE! Okay, that’s a swoon. I also like those purple-violet-eggplant-mustard color pairings.

And that’s not all:

There is a designer whose work I followed long ago and somehow over the years with fashion expanding, style changing, combined with all the other moon phases (kidding!) I kind of lost track of him.

So he is back in style: Yigal Azrouël

 

If you like this, you can go here and see many more: there was cool wear, day wear, evening!! wear…

And now – that’s all, for now!

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FROM THE INTERNET, I MEAN NEW YORK

Alas, we can not all be at the fashion circuit there. Without any further a due, see below what caught my yearning-for-some-new-fashion eye.

Creatures Of The Wind

Honestly, I haven’t heard about them before, but the first outfit (top left, here) seemed promising so I gave it a click.

I was instantly in love with all the varieties of shoes, Tabitha Simmons, of course.

As for the aforementioned top left outfit, those pieces are keepers, as I usually love to say, for life. I like how great they look teamed together and yet I would want to wear every one of them in, let’s say, more boyish, every day casual style manner. Also, interesting pattern on the woven top on the right.

On another note: somehow, I cannot ignore that red background. Maybe it’s the light design or something but I’m wondering, with these colors and strong looks in collection, would something less loud be more suitable?!

 

Some sexy coolitude* at 10 Crosby Derek Lam

 

Layering plus more layering or as how I like to call it pile-up at BCBG Max Azria show.
Like the concept in general – the urban, yet feminine look, liking the hoodie on the left, but I’m not that crazy about print patterns choices of textile.

 

Organic by John Patrick

I’ve got just this to say: he’s got it all – simplicity, edge, refinement, freshness.

Yes, I really love this… a lot.

Spotted! Some serious tucking in. Though I really like it, I can only think of how my mum would love this keeping-kidneys-safe trend in fashion. Hmmm, good that I didn’t put those Hello!-Belly-Button looks (a lot of these were there) and two, pants-gone-missing looks, just in case she sees it and then I have to explain it, again: that’s why they call it a SHOW, mum!

Stay tuned for more soon, I’m just gonna go and skype her up. It’s been a while.

Oh, and have a happy Saturday!

* the term borrowed from Garance Dore article

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COMFORT, what else?!

I forgot to share this with you. There is always something more new and more now than this but it’s actually essential if not a priority regarding dressing up.

There was a certain post on Garance Doré (my regular blog literature) a while ago on comfort. I love what she’s doing – very inspiring, interesting (always) and you can feel that it’s done with such honesty and commitment.

Back to what I was saying: her post was on COMFORT where she’s naming comfort her priority when choosing an outfit and then comes chicness, coolitude, sexiness.
But she’s dwelling a bit on that saying: if comfort is your priority you’re flirting with laziness. (I’m thinking: Who? Me? Nevah!) You can read it all here.
Further more, she is asking herself how far can she push it since she’s a freelancer and have no wardrobe constrains… (I hear you)

…and ends it with:
How would you negotiate it? What are your priorities when choosing an outfit? Do you put comfort first or are you trying to make a little effort everyday, even if it means being slightly uncomfortable?

So, instead of leaving tonne of words on her comment wall, I’ve decided to take it all here and have a chat with you.

So what are and should be priorities when it comes to choosing an outfit?! 

My opinion is pretty much summed up in a title, but there is more (a whole army of more : ) First, I’m not sure why comfort excludes style, effort or chicness?  I do believe that you can have it all.

But let’s see what I think/believe comfort and chic are and are not.

Too comfortable
I’m not saying that you should walk around like you just got out of bed (literally) in need of a milk for coffee from the store across the street – think trainers, pjs-underwear pants with unwashed hair (example from real life – mine). So, that’s weekend sloppy-hope-no-one-sees-me look and is way too comfortable. So that’s off the list.

Ugg boots are also way too comfortable for my taste: people are saying that are very comfortable and I’m thinking – who and when said that these teddy bear feet are appropriate for work and about town. I’m saying you should only wear them at home or on a ski vacation. It is comfortable, but it’s hardly style, much less chic.

Appropriate for …
When it comes to chic, style or comfort I have to speak about appropriateness regardless of a dress code.
Let’s not get into the whole area of special occasions but focus on work clothes. Certain positions and work environments dictate a certain dress code (or not). With these no dress code jobs, it is left up to people to choose and it can be a bit tricky or amusing (for the spectators (oops!).

I usually say that there is one simple rule for work wear appropriateness: If you can not go to church with what you wearing (even if you’re not a church goer, you know what I’m saying) , you probably can not go to work as well. Usually, it’s not a good every day option either. I’m not saying you get straight to the Sartorialist either but at least you’ll appear polished, professional and avoid some slippery slopes.

What about heels?
Well, I don’t think that wearing heels can get you instant chicness. Kardashians & co. are doing it but last time I checked, they hadn’t had a penchant for chicness. (Those who are now thinking that mentioned ladies are stylish and chic please stop reading this. Thank you.)
Also, I’ve never wore uncomfortable heels. Well, I did about 3 times in my life. The irony is that those are the most gorgeous and expensive pair I own and my footwear closet is far from Carrie Bradshaw’s. But when opting for heels I need to be in the mood for them.

So, what is it all about?
I believe IT’S ALL ABOUT FEELING GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF. Just that. I’m not sure how can a person be really in tune with themself, satisfied, happy and be uncomfortable with what they`re wearing.

But what about slightly uncomfortable?
Well, define slightly I’d say. It’s very individual and should stay optional. There are days that I can take anything: I feel like dressing up and those heels would look so amazing, so I take the slightly uncomfortable approach. Slightly: means be able to stand and dance in these heels at least till 2am (if I’m the case).
And there are days that I just don’t feel like dressing up. So I won’t. And on those days best advice I can give you: just wear something decent (still, no Ugg boots), clean, basic colors and pieces, wash your hair and put some blush and a smile.

So, yes, you can have it all. Style, chicness are just a matter of your attitude and your energy (and some wit).

That’s what I believe in and so far it’s working (at least for me : ))

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What about you? What are your inner talks in front of the closet?

*On the note: You can have it all; see more here, herehere and here.

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