Because of the lovely London weather we’re currently experiencing, I had to say a temporary farewell to bare legs and short skirts, for the benefit of long trousers. At the moment I’m all about skinny high waisted jeans. They shape my silhouette well and keep me fairly warm, what else to wish for? This Saint Laurent silk shirt was on my wish list ever since I saw the dress version of it at the Saint Laurent catwalk show last season. I have never seen a lipstick print, and I must say, I fell head over heels for it. It was bound to brighten up any fall outfit, and here’s the result.
Another item ticked off from my wish list is this Saint Laurent Baby Monogram bag (I sense a recurring theme, right?) I was getting excited about in my second last post. I ordered it from farfetch.com and it’s finally here and it’s finally mine. I was actually on the verge of getting this very bag in lipstick print too, but in the end I decided you could never go wrong with black, so I chose the classic timeless version. Hence I allowed myself more playfulness to be directed to the top half of my body and went for the lipstick print shirt.
We took these photos in the very heart of Liverpool Street and showstoppingly interrupted the traffic, amidst all the crazy honking and shouting we managed to take these pictures. See the result yourself!
ph. Aida Nizankowska
( wearing Saint Laurent lipstick shirt, Levi’s jeans, Saint Laurent Baby Monogram bag, Top Shop platform sandals )
In collaboration with Farfetch.
Oh suit! Long time no see! I have totally forgotten about suits, and what a shame too, because a few years back I owned a whole assortment of them in different fits and colours. This one is from Reiss. It has slim fit, balances on the verge of deep plum and burgundy, and is classy enough that I feel like I’m wearing black although I actually play the funk in this beauty. I wore a simple white t-shirt with it. This is, and has always been my number one rule with suits: break the stiff look with a casual white t-shirt. The most important thing is to make the look elegant, but at the same time modern and even a little bit sexy. I’d love to know your tricks on how to style the suit!
I wish summer would last forever. Those warm sunny days in London are the ones I look forward to all year. I usually spend them in a park reading magazines or catching a tan and some freckles, because let’s be honest, there is no sun here from October until I would say March. The rest of the time I meet with my friends for a little picnic or just for a glass of wine, because there is nothing more proper in London than throwing a picnic party in a park. I was lucky enough to be sent two bottles of the new Gallo Family Vineyard Spritz, one Pineapple & Passionfruit and second Raspberry & Lime, to enjoy with my friends. Personally I loved Raspberry & Lime the most, not only because of it’s colour (yeah, girls like pink) but I really enjoyed its natural juicy raspberry and zesty lime flavours. Although my friends preferred the Pineapple & Passionfruit flavoured bottle. The delicious flavours were the perfect way to enjoy some light and fruity drinks whilst celebrating the weather, catching up and spritzing our summer.
And you know what? We had the best afternoon together for a long time. What’s more, the weather was surprisingly good. I say good, what it means in London: no rain, no wind and sunny. I wish summer would last the whole year and I could spend more afternoons like this. But in the mean time, as autumn creeps by, I might stash a bottle to remind me of those warm days, because to me, Gallo Family Vineyard Spritz is like summer in a bottle.
ph. Paweł Maślaniec
( Free People shirt, Levi’s jeans, Wool and The Gang backpack, Chanel espadrilles )
Sponsored by Gallo Family Vineyards.
This dress cought my eye in February when I spotted Alexa Chung wearing it for Unique show in Tate Britain during London Fashion Week. It hit the store a few months later and got sold out in one day. Alexa made it so popular, that’s a fact, but it’s also beautiful and I’m not surprised it was gone so quickly. This time I matched it with black boots to break that romantic appeal and make it more edgy. And of course my new fav babe, Chloe Faye in black. Even though Faye bags are not very practical – it is heavy and space inside is very small – I found Faye as one of the most beautiful bags from current season.
And a question for you! Guess where we took these photos?
ph. Paweł Maślaniec
( wearing Unique dress or here, & Other Stories boots, Chloe Faye bag or in brown here , Astrid & Miyu ring )
Firstly I wanted to apologise to you for only posting basic outfits lately. But it’s summer now, and that’s what I feel best in. You know when it’s hot and you don’t want to overcomplicate your clothes so you only throw on jeans and a t-shit and go out to enjoy the sun? Well its like that for me lately, so to all of you who like when I look more feminine or wear something more exotic than this basic duo, I’m sorry! So I was wearing a white ribbed top and new favourite jeans from a Neuw Denim. They are so raw and crude, I love them. It’s 100% jeans in jeans. It doesn’t get any better than this. Neuw Denim is an Australian-Swedish brand, which is a definite must know. I had an absolute pleasure to take part in their summer party in Shoreditch a few days ago and meet the creative director of the brand. If you live in London you can go try them on at the pop up story in Harvey Nichols.
You’re also probably wondering where we shot these pictures. Well, to put you out of your misery, right here in London, 5 minutes away from my house. It reminds me of Highlane in Meatpacking District, NYC, but it’s actually beautiful and under appreciated humble Little Venice Canal in London. I love it in the summer, I often sit on the bank and sunbathe. It’s so un-Londony and pretty exciting. Tomorrow I’m shooting off to Berlin with Olympus, make sure you’re following me on Instagram @alicezielasko and Snapchat @aliceziel. Have a great week!
ph. James Blite
( wearing Neuw Denim skinny jeans, American Apparel top, Stuart Weitzman sandals, Nixon watch, Anna Sui bag )