Paris it’s always a good idea! I’ve just come back from a few days long trip to Paris for Men’s Fashion Week. I had the pleasure to stay in The COQ Hotel my favourite boutique hotel located very close to Jardin de Luxembourg and Saint Germain. I feel like it’s my home away from home. I’ve stayed there for the second time and enjoyed it even more than the last time. I love small boutique hotels because they’re cosy, very often run by its members, who take care of their guests with special attention and it feels like home. The lobby and the lounge in COQ hotel is arranged in a beautiful living room setting ( I wish I had such an amazing one in my London flat! ) with designer furniture and home accessories, from magazines to photography books. Plus a lot of plants and a glasstop roof which gives the whole area a winter garden look where you can enjoy your time with a glass of French wine and eventually play Scrabble or Monopoly, or more realistically work on your computer or iPhone.
You can see more photos from my trip on my Instagram. And if you’re planning to visit Paris soon, I can highly recommend a stay in COQ hotel.
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Off the shoulder trend has been officially announced as one of the biggest trends for SS16 and I couldn’t be more happy. I love having bare shoulders while still looking elegant. As someone once said “it’s the right amount of sexy meeting sweet” which means nothing other than a perfect balance for me. I never wear midi length skirts, only ultra short, but in this case off the shoulder cropped top made up for it – mini skirt would be too much, while longer style makes the whole look elegant and sexy in a good way. I was wearing this outfit during 3rd day of New York Fashion Week in September. A few days later I found myself featured all over the Internet, from Elle, W Magazine to Tommy Tom website. That was a pleasure.
ph. Magdalena Zielasko
( Reformation top and skirt, J. W. Anderson bag via Avenue32, & Other Stories boots , Akollekt jewellery )
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You probably are freezing cold right now because autumn has arrived, no doubt about that, so I decided to warm you up by posting my photos from my trip to Madrid in August. I stayed at my favourite Posada Del Dragon boutique hotel in La Latina, in an old part of the city and definitely my favourite area. Just a walking distance from Plaza Mayor with its beautiful little streets around. It was almost 40 degrees Celsius while we took these photos, I was wearing a black lace dress, heeled sandals and crochet backpack from Wool & The Gang. Now I’m switching into ‘winter mode’. No shorts or lace dresses anymore. Fur coat season is on and I’m not too happy about that!
ph. Magdalena Zielasko
I was wearing: Nasty Gal dress (similar here or here ), Toyshop sandals ( similar here ) , Wool and The Gang backpack, Versace necklace, Rayban sunglasses via smartbuyglasses
Magdalena was wearing: For Love And Lemon dress or here , Isabel Marant sandals or here
This is my first look from NYFW. Just a simple white J W Anderson shirt and blue jeans. Although the material and the cut of this shirt make it the least simple shirt in the world. Such minimalistic look needs to be topped off with the finest jewellery. So I was wearing Akollekt Roses and Inbetween rings and necklace ( not visible in this outfit, but will show you more details in the next post). I love the combination of gold on white and blue. So timeless. We took these pictures in Bowery, Lower East Side. Don’t forgt to follow my fashion week updates on Instagram @alicezielasko and snapchat @aliceziel. Have a nice weekend!
ph. Magdalena Zielasko
( wearing J W Anderson shirt, Re/Done jeans, Tony Bianco Koshi heels, Chloe Faye bag, Akollekt Roses and Inbetween rings )
A few days ago I had the pleasure to visit Las Rozas Village in Madrid, one of the nine Villages, located in Europe’s favourite cities. It’s a luxury outlet center, home to more than 90 boutiques, from highstreet brands to luxury designers like Gucci, Versace, Missoni or the British superbrand Burberry . After visiting their Parisian village a year ago I was extremely happy to explore it in Madrid. What I loved the most was its charming architecture and a big terrace with an amazing view of the mountains, especially beautiful in the late afternoon, where I could have a cold drink after shopping. If you’re worried about hot temperatures in Madrid, especially in the summer, then I can promise it won’t be a big deal in the village. Each boutique has air conditioned inside, and outside you can try delicious icecream from Amorino to cool off.
But let’s get back to boutiques in Las Rozas Village. If you like Spanish brands, not necessairly these super popular highstreet brands which we all know but for example Bimba y Lola or Aristocrazy which is btw. my absolutely favourite jewellery brand of all times, then it’s a perfect place for you to buy great pieces in great prices all year round. It’s like sale season which never ends. Sounds good, right?! Apart from Spanish brands it’s worth to visit Furla ( I’m in love with this black mini tote which you can see on the pictures below) , Gucci, Loewe or some smaller cute stores with cotton tees or home accessories. You will love their products but also each boutique has an interesting and unique interior what makes your shopping experience more fun even if you’re not a big fan of shopping. After that you can eat traditional Spanish tapas or just a healthy green salad. And finally have a face massage in Orogold.
ph. me & Magdalena Zielasko
( wearing Free People bell sleeved top, Nasty Gal shorts similiar here , Furla bag from Las Rozas, Isabel Marant shoes )