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 )
Sometimes I like to keep things simple ( see my latest post with a white t-shirt and blue jeans ) , but sometimes I like to feel precious and draw eyes on with my outfit. Today you can see me wearing this gorgeous Preen striped dress with sexy lace up heels from Stuart Weitzman. I’ve been always been obsessed with Mary Kate style and this outfit reminds me of her boho chic and effortless style.
This time I painted my nails in nude using Rimmel 703 colour. I wanted make them look natural to balance strong print of my dress. It was a massive step for me as a red polish faithful, but it might just become the second best thing.
ph. Paweł Maślaniec
( wearing Preen By Thornton Bregazzi dress, Stuart Weitzman shoes, nails Rimmel, colour 703 )
Now you can enter for your chance to win Rimmel beauty goodies. Simply post a picture of your manicure inspired by festival season & tag @rimmellondonpl #glamourrimmelkolorfest by 3rd June! Good luck! xx