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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!

 

Dinner in white, Paris

Posted on June 22, 2014

 

My last trip to Paris was magical. I know I say it every time whenever I go to Paris, but trust me, this time it was literally magical. I had a big pleasure to take part in a White Dinner. For those who’ve never heard of it I’m explaining it now. It’s a pop-up picnic dinner that happens once in a year in a secret location. We got to know where to meet just 2 hours before, so it’s always a big surprise. The most important rule is to come dressed in white from head to toe, bring your own table and chairs, white cutlery, enjoy your meal and disappear before midnight. This time it took place in Pont Alexandre III Bridge, for me ( and probably not only) the most beautiful bridge in Paris, so I was really happy when I heard about the location. Not to mention about an amazing sunset view to Eiffel Tower while enjoying our meal with a glass of champagne. To make you guys more jealous ( sorry about that), go and check a video I did during the event. French language is always so charming. Thank you Web Style Story for an amazing time in Paris!

The next day I had a chance to visit La Vallee Village, a big shopping area with outlet boutiques of the best designers. From Burberry, Valentino, Givenchy to Celine, you’ll find the best pieces in a great prices. Meet my new CELINE killer wedges bought with 70% discount. Sorry for making you guys jealous second time today.

And two last shots. The old bookshop in Montmartre and apple pie with strawberry sauce in the cute parisian cafe near Sacre Coeur.

Paris, I hope to be back soon!

 

 

White sneakers

Posted on June 1, 2014

( wearing Urban Outfitters playsuit ( similiar here ), Nike Air Force 

White sneakers can definitely look chic. For many people white sneakers are a flagship footgear of chavvs and trashy teens. But now they’re fighting their way back into fashion. Look at Saint Laurent for example, they managed to make the double trouble of white and ankle sneakers look cool and trendy. These nikes air force are both ridiculously comfy and stylish. It’s a win win situation. And just now, FootLocker launched their white collection, featuring all white everything kinda shoes. They are brilliant, so many to pick from. I guess though my choice was good choice, what do you guys think?

On another note, playsuits were never really my thing. Well, except when I was about 5 and my mum made me wear a pair. Now, just like the sneakers, they are really in. Especially in the summer, it’s probably the most perfect outfit idea for hot summery days (though we haven’t seen many of those in London). Anyways, I guess sneakers and playsuits will be my summer idea. I would like my coats and baggy jumpers to take a bow, I’ll see you guys in October!

 

 

 

Palais de Tokyo

Posted on May 13, 2014

 

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As much as I love black clothes, I felt great wearing this green ensemble in Paris during fashion week in February. There is something special about bottle green, it’s fresh, photogenic but still classy and not too bold. We took these pictures in Palais de Tokyo after Acne show. It was very windy, and my skirt was moving up and down. Hope you like the pictures! xx

 

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ph. Magdalena Zielasko

 

( wearing Top Shop Unique jacket and skirt, Claudie Pierlot shirt & Kurt Geiger heels )

 

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