ph. Aida Nizankowska
Off-the shoulder trend is quite old, timeless and feminine. It suits to every girl with different taste. It can be styled classy, romantic, more bohemian or sexy. Point is to wear it with the right bottom, so that it looks exactly how you want it to be. As you know I love 90’s so I had to make it a bit old school adding high waisted white jeans. I think white denim is a great option for summer instead of blue or black jeans, it’s more summery and light. My top is from Dolce & Gabbana SS17 collection. I love its polka dot print, very bohemian and sexy, reminds me of that gorgeous gypsy look of J. Lo. in ‘Ain’t Funny‘ clip.
My best friend is set to join a big corporate law firm in the fall, and she’s had a bunch of work meetings scheduled throughout the year. The dress code? Obviously suits. She’s been a bit grumpy about having to wear them, but it got me thinking. Suits are a projection of power and sex appeal when worn by women. Think about it, all powerful women have suits: Angela Merkel, Christine Lagarde, bah! even Coco Chanel wore one. So I thought, maybe it was high time I started wearing them, and from the second I put one on I was hooked. Since then, I acquired a few snazzy ensembles with skirt/trousers variations as well as different shapes and fits of blazers.
This Paul Smith suit is my new favourite. Not only am I a big fan of the brand, but also this mustard yellow is a totally hit colour this season. This suit is chic and elegant, but summery and delicate at the same time. It’s the perfect combination, it’s Paul Smith.
I’ve always felt a good connection with the brand through one strongly unifying factor – we both adore Notting Hill. I saw THIS article in the news lately in which Paul mentions that he found Notting Hill to be his home away from home, as did I. When I first visited London a few years back I fell in love with the pastel coloured buildings and little gardens, and I made a promise to myself that if I ever moved to London, this is the place that would become my new home. Fast forward to today, and this is exactly what happened. I feel so fortunate.
As with the reminder of the outfit, I stole Aida’s camisole (something new) but stayed cosy in my favourite Chanel sling backs (something old). The pictures were of course taken in Notting Hill, as they should have been, just around the corner from Paul Smith boutique and atelier on Kensington Park Road. The sun came out and the whole neighbourhood was magically illuminated. Like heaven.
One of the most beautiful hotels I’ve ever been to, with that unique vintage vibe, but a modern touch, The Portobello Hotel. I haven’t had a chance to show you any London hotels yet, as I live here. Although many of you often ask me to recommend some nice hotels to stay in London and I don’t know what to say. From now I can highly recommend this gem in a heart of Notting Hill, my neighbourhood and definitely my favourite area in town. If you want to experience sleeping in a room with a large bed and a huge window with a view to a typical Notting Hill garden, ask for room #16.
The Portobello Hotel
22 Stanley GardensLondon
W11 2NG London