Neon lights

Posted on July 29, 2014

 

 

( wearing AllSaints biker jacket, Acne top, & Other Stories skirt (similiar here ), Sophie Hulme bag , Chanel necklace)

 

Ladies and Gents brace yourselves, for this is the best biker jacket I have ever had. AllSaints and I have a long lasting love relationship ( remember my trip to NY last February here ) and I always sit on the edge of my chair when the new collection kicks in. And I have never been let down.

Right now I’m packing for NYC tomorrow and I can’t imagine my American style checklist without this beauty. Especially sine my last trip to the city that never sleeps was made very special by AllSaints. It’s only 5 days but I swear I will miss those Piccadilly Circus  lights every day.  But for now farewell London I shall see you soon, NYC I’m coming !

Off shoulder

Posted on July 19, 2014

 

 

I think I’m the only girl in town who loves extremely high temperatures. People around me complain about hot weather in London being too hot for the last few days – it’s 30 Degrees, and for me it’s absolutly perfect. Being able to wear shorts and cropped tops is the best thing I could imagine. That’s why I’m always so jealous of people that live in LA, who can have it almost all year round. But let’s go back to London! I was asked by Shoptrotter, an online shopping guide to create a route with my favourite shops in London. I thought was such a great idea, because a lot of you ask me about the best stores in London to buy clothes & accessories. I have lived here for two years now and feel I’m the the right person to recommend some cool spots around. Especially if you are visiting London for a few days only and don’t have a lot of time to explore everything. London is a huge city, there are so many shopping areas, but in my opinion not all of them are shopping friendly (like for example Covent Garden which I avoid whenever possible). So now you can check my route ( an extra photo reportage soon) on Shoptrotter. I’ll be updating it soon, so make sure to visit it regulary.


( wearing Isabel Marant shorts here & here & here, American Apparel off shoulder top ( similiar here & here ) , Chanel necklace, Chanel espadrilles, Kurt Geiger clutch or here )

 

My summer Playlist:

Laundry Stories

Posted on July 10, 2014

 

 

I’m definitely in the summer mode after two trips to Paris and coming back to London. That means nothing other than shorts and t-shirt kind of outfit. The weather is quite good in London, only that stupid rain from time to time spoils it. I can’t complain though, living in Notting Hill makes happy no matter what. We took these pictures in the late afternoon yesterday. It was 8 pm and the sun light was breathtaking.
I was asked by The Berkeley to write a tip on what to do in London this summer. As you know I’m a ‘girl from the west’ so definitely what I want to recommend is visiting Notting Hill and Portobello. Especially if you are not from UK, then I’m sure you will be impressed by architecture, people, cute little shops along Portobello Road and great cafes and restaurants. I have a few favourites: swedish restaurant Lisa Portobello, Talk House cafe, Daylesford Organic or Granger & Co. Notting Hill is also a great area to do some shopping, here you will find brands like Sandro, Maje, Matches, Aime (with Isabel Marant clothes and other French brands) or Joseph.

 

Ps. I’m writing this post while listening and watching Saint Laurent SS15 runway show from Paris almost 10th time. It’s so great! Not only the collection inspired by California in the 70′s , rock music, surf culture and hippie style but also runway soundtrack gets me going!
Ps. 2 Other cool news, we are doing a Yard Sale this Saturday ( 12 July ) together with Shini, Charlie, Peony, Hedvig and Carrie. You can pop in and buy some cool stuff from our wardrobes. It takes place in The Aubaine, Moxhon Street ( nearest station Baker Street). Hope to you guys there! x 

 

( wearing PINKO monogrammed t-shirt ( similiar here & here or here ) , vintage shorts (similiar here or here), Nike Air Force )

 

 

 

Paris, Men’s Fashion Week

Posted on July 7, 2014

 

 

ph. François-Xavier Watine

 

( wearing Friend of Mine dress, H&M Trend long vest, Balenciaga boots, Balenciaga Padlock Work tote ) 

 

I want to share with you some pictures I took in Paris during my last trip for Men’s Fashion Week. I had a really great time, as always in Paris. Actually I’ve never had any feeling that it gets me bored, it  inspires me so I always come back to London with new ideas .

I had a pleasure to stay in Le Lapin Blanc Hotel, a lovely boutique hotel located in the Latin Quarter near Odeon Station, just around a corner from Saint Germain. What’s more it turned out that a few shows like Hermes, Y-3 or Lanvin were located just a few minutes walk.

Also, there is a very interesting story contected with the design and interior of the hotel. This is nothing other than Alice in wonderland fairy tale, about Alice who inhabits this place in search of her white rabbit. What a coincidence, I can identify with this story altogether! Each floor has different colour, walls are layered with colorful drawings taking us for the time of a dream in the mysterious and historic atmosphere of the Latin Quarter.

 

On the first picture you can see a view from my room on a little street in Latin Quarter, then interior of my room located on the 4th floor. If you prefer cold colours like green or blue you should ask for a room on the 2nd or 3rd floor. I personally prefer warm colours, they always make me happier. On the third picture a classic french breakfast. It’s always fun to eat it on that typicall Parisian balcony, it tastes better, no?

Above, a few shots from Men’s Fashion Week. First one from No Editions presentation. Parisan interiors are incredible! Then Henrik Vibovsk show with a pool and balet dancers splashing the water in the middle of runway. It was a stunning performance!

On the third picture my shot of Luke White after walking Paul Smith runways show during the last day of fashion week ( click here to see my other shots from Men’s Fashion Week ). And last shot , uhm … me seeing Notre Dame cathedral for the first time in my life. I was impressed!


A few shots from Montmartre. I’m not a romantic girl, but I love Montmartre like crazy. It’s beautiful and magical! And what I love the most are these little streets out of the touristic part of the area, so closer to Chatea Rouge metro station. On the last picture Xavier smoking cigarettes after doing his first runways show.

Thank you to Snaptraveller for a great trip to Paris! Francois for a motorbike ride in Paris ( it was unreal ) and lovely Acielle from STYLE DU MONDE for the beautiful streetstyle shots of me while running away from the rain in Saint Germain!

 

Portobello Road

Posted on July 3, 2014

 

After two trips to Paris, I’m back in London. I haven’t taken any blog pictures in Notting Hill for a long time, so I had to make up for it. As much as I love Paris or other beautiful cities around the world it’s always good to be back home. Because I can honestly say that in Notting Hill I feel like home. London is a huge and busy city, but Notting Hill is like a small and quiet village ( apart from Saturday when is Portobello Market and Notting Hill carnival) so I can feel like on holiday here. Coming back to my outfit.  I was wearing a dress from The Reformation, that you have already seen on me in Paris. It’s my favourite summer piece at the moment, so I wear it quite often. I added a new Celine trio bag in red (remember here & here in burgundy ) , Chanel necklace and Balenciaga boots.

 

And finally this time of year came! Once again I am pairing up with Paco Rabanne to bring you a new exciting project. This time it is the Black XS Record project which aims at discovering new talents. This international project allowed each artist to post their cover video on the dedicated Black XS platform. The jury has now reached their decision and picked 5 lucky winners who will record with Black XS. Exciting right? Wish I could sing Aymé, Guy Ivory, Puppies, Stella Matteoni and STTL are solo artists and bands with their own unique style and ready to rock it! Guy was by far my favourite, I loved his edgy style and jazzy voice, beautiful!
Being a rockstar is definitely an important part of everyone’s life. You can’t live without rocking out for once in a while in lifestyle, fashion and music. I love putting a little rock into my daily outfits. A leather jacket, heavy jewellery or buckle boots definitely add this rocky touch to my innocent me Like Amy Lee once said ‘Honestly I just wear what I like. You know why? ‘Cause I can, I’m a rock star’. Make sure you also go and check out my rock playlist on my youtube channel.

 

 

( wearing The Reformation dress, Celine trio bag ( similiar here & here ) , Chanel necklace, Balenciaga boots, Nixon watch )

 

And one last thing, a video I did for Footlocker. They launched a White Collection, featuring all white eveything sneakers and as you can see I chose my favourite pair, Nike Air Force. They are so comfy and make the look. A video was filmed half in Primrose Hill and half in Notting Hill. Hope you like it!