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)

 

Max Factor skin session

Posted on September 12, 2014

 

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ph. Jonny Briggs

 

 

London Fashion Week has now officially started! And which better way to kick it off than to get well pampered and looking fabulous. I paired up with Max Factor make up artists to create my own perfect fashion week skin look. During my personalised ‘skin session’ at St Martin’s Lane Hotel, Caroline Barnes, a Max Factor make up artist, showed me how to create a radiant, luminous base using simple products. It’s actually extra important during LFW to look good on and off camera so a good skin is crucial. Don’t forget to follow me on instagram (@alicezielasko) for more LFW magic.

 

In collaboration with Max Factor

New York dream with Marc Jacobs

Posted on August 27, 2014

 

 

Today I want to share with you my New York pictures taken exclusively for Marc Jacobs celebrating a launch of the brand new fragrance Daisy Dream. Daisy Dream is all about dreams, and since mine is to move to NYC, every time I spray on this flowery scent I picture myself laying in a flowerbed in Central Park surrounded by this noisy, amazing city.

We took these pictures in Soho during the golden hour. Sun coming down between huge buildins, shining in yellow cabs – it looked beautiful.

If NYC is also your dream, as I’m sure it’s many people’s, you can click here to create your dream capsule with pictures of NYC for a little bit more of dozy dreaming. If you are one of the girls hanging on to google images, endlessly researching Manhattan this is a place for you, it combines my dreams, my memories and my wishes all about NYC. Your daisy dream capsule will be sent back to you in one year.

 

 

(wearing Free People shirt, Isabel Marant shorts, Balenciaga boots, Balenciaga tote, Monica Vinader Fiji bracelet and  Skinny Bar ring)

 

In collaboration with Marc Jacobs

 

New York, Broadway Lafayette

Posted on August 4, 2014

 

 

Hey guys, this is my first blog update from New York (a few more to come ) . It is a nice short break from London and I will be back with a fresh mind a lots of new ideas. New York is the most inspirational city I’ve ever been to and honestly I’m thinking about moving there soon. Do you know that feeling when sometimes you find yourself in a place that feels like you and it’s close to your heart? Well I had it for the first time when I came to Notting Hill almost 6 years ago, and now I’ve just felt the same in New York. My number one rule in life is make your dreams come true, so … We will see!We took these photos with Matthew in Soho, in the strong sunlight. It was 1 pm  when I actually never take pictures for my blog at this hour. They turned out really cool despite this unflattering time of day. But let’s be honest, it’s New York, the most photogenic city in the world! I was wearing an off the shoulder dress, perfect for summery weather, Balenciaga bag , Converse sneakers (my favourite shoes at the moment), and gold Monica Vinader jewellery.

 

 

( wearing The Reformation Canopy dress, Balenciaga bag, Converse sneakers, Triwa watch and Monica Vinader Fiji bracelet and Skinny Bar ring )