Alexander Wang x H&M launch event in New York

Posted on October 21, 2014

 

When I heard the news about Alexander Wang x H&M collaboration I was extremely excited. Alexander Wang has been one of my favourite designers for years now. It was a huge pleasure to be invited to New York for the lanch party and the whole event including a wonderfull conference during which he answered many questions and gave an insight to his work. That evening the collection had its first presentation featuring parkour performance and Missy Eliot’s gig. In the end Alexander came out and run a loop track which was really sweet and underlined the sportiness of the collection.

For the evening I was wearing a sequined dress from Isabel Marant, Valentino bag and H&M x Isabel Marant boots.

Oh, and one other thing. I was accomodated in Mondrian Soho, one of the most beautiful hotels I’ve ever had a chance to stay in. New York, it’s always a pleasure!





 

(wearing Isabel Marant sequin dress & Valentino bag via Harvey Nichols, Isabel Marant x H&M boots (similiar here and here )

A day in Notting Hill

Posted on October 12, 2014

 

Today I wanted to share with you the fruit of my recent collaboration with TKMaxx- a video featuring my favourite AW14 boots styles. In preparation for the video I spent an hour in TKMaxx here, in Covent Garden, and had literally hundreds of incredible styles to pick from, which made my job hard, but nevertheless so fun. The three styles I picked reflect my autumn wishlist and I definitely need more boots in my wardrobe.
The video was shot a while ago, during the last of sunny days in Notting Hill. It was such a great and odd experience working with a band of 10 people filming my every move! The movie focuses on Notting Hill, a place where I live, hang out and work. I wanted to show my readers my favourite spots and the beauty of my hood. It’s also my first ever video in which I attempted talking, so cut me some slack. Hope you enjoy it!

Mint

Posted on September 29, 2014

 

When I was looking for the inspiration to create this post I flicked through a few magazines, and nothing. Then I went to a few websites and nothing. So finally it dawned on me when I was watching Coco Before Chanel movie. Hence the idea of a short, loose, tweed wannabe jacket. The shape and colour remind me strongly of those from Chanel campaigns from the 90’s. The fact that the jacket is short is very ‘me’ because it add a modernity and it’s sexy too. The skirt, I must admit is new mainly because of the uncovincional lenght but I find it suits me quite well and I was suprised how comfortable I felt wearing it. Well, actually last time I had something similiar on was in Paris last year ( click here ), but this skirt is much more of a penciled one than the other.
Since we are on this Chanel theme golden accessories are essential. I think these from Akollekt combine modernity with timelessness of gold. They are a new view on jewelllery and frankly absolutely amazing.
The pictures were taken in Portobello yesterday, which is not very Coco and French but nevertheless compliment my style and sense of aesthetics. Have a lovely week! x

 

 

 

(wearing H&M Trend cardigan ( similiar here ) , Alexander Wang skirt ( similiar here ), Calvin Klein t-shirt, Furla bag, & Other Stories heels ( similiar here ) , Akollekt bracelets, Akollekt ring)

 

Golden hour in Soho // NYFW, Day 4

Posted on September 21, 2014

 

This is my outfit from the 4th day of New York Fashion Week. I was wearing my new Reformation transparent dress which is easily the most beautiful thing I have ever owned. The pictures were taken straight after the TIBI show in Chelsea. The sun was at that point in the sky that it was shining golden, so we just jumped into the cab, straight to Soho and took a few snaps. The light shawn through my dress and to be honest I looked a bit naked, but the effect was incredible. The weather was like that most of my stay, which was a really nice change, since I could go round bare legged once again, so summery! Also I wanted to talk a bit about my new Stella McCartney shoes. These were probably the most hunted down shoes I ever bought. They were sold out in every single department store in London and online stores around the world, and when I was about to give up, someone returned the last pair in my little size 35 to the flagship Stella store in Mayfair. I was so excited, because they went well with all my outfits and were super comfortable to walk in. And then a massive let down.. I got horrible blisters! They were so bad I couldn’t move, I was beating myself up trying to figure out what was wrong with them, and then it dawned on me. Stella is vegetarian and she never uses animal materials in her garments, so the shoes weren’t made of real leather. And that was the problem, because synthetic leather + skin = blisters and irritation. I’m all for animal rights but one has to put their opinions on hold when making something as important as a shoe to ensure it is wearable and doesn’t inflict pain. I’m really disappointed in them, these would be the perfect shoes if they were real leather. Now, I’m still nursing my blisters almost two weeks later.

 

 

 

 

(wearing Reformation dress, Pandora bracelets, Balenciaga tote, Chanel necklace, Stella McCartney shoes or here)

 

West Village

Posted on September 17, 2014

 

 

I came back from NY a few days. I had a great time during fashion week, not only because of the shows I had a chance to see, but also because I could explore NY better than one month ago and spend a time with my sister who I haven’t seen for a long time. I fell in love in NY more than ever. We’ve been staying in a lovely The Jade hotel in Greenwich Village, as I wrote on my Instagram one of my favourite area in New York. Maybe it’s because it brings me back Portobello and Notting Hill. The architecture is quite similiar, there is the same artistic atmosphere in the air and it’s more green than other parts of Manhattan. You know that flowers and trees always make me smile and I just felt like home in West Village.

Let’s talk about my outfit. I was wearing my number one piece from A/W14 season, a jumper from Isabel Marant runway collection I’ve been thinking since I saw it in Paris last February. It turned out to be super warm, oversized and suits to all bottoms I wear everyday, from trousers to skirts. Sounds like a perfect autumn jumper! This time I matched it with a simple black skirt, high heel sandals and a gold hoop earrings which I wear pretty much everyday. They give that cool bohemian look and brings my back this video clip. ( 2:35 sec ! ). Stay tuned for more pictures from New York!

 

ph. Magdalena Zielasko

 

(wearing Isabel Marant sweater, or here, Zara skirt and shoes, Balenciaga tote, Other Stories gold hoop earrings)