29 July 2012

Clutching at Jil Sander

Two very different clutches, one girl stuck in the middle trying to figure out the difficult task of picking a favourite. 

In what could be the fashion equivalent of having to choose with your head Vs. your heart, the question of want/need and trendy/classic comes up very regularly. With so many designers these days managing to mix both classic cuts and fabrics with the colours and prints of the season and giving us a spin on the basic, you wouldn't think you'd need to choose as nearly everything could be rationalized as a "future classic".

Jil Sander gives us two ends of the spectrum. The conventionally shaped envelope bag still retains some edginess with soft deerskin leather in grey and large metal details. This is a clutch you'll be carrying well into your old age.

 Jil Sander Deerskin Envelope Bag in grey

The Vasari bag is far from a classic.. The two words that come to mind are "paper bag" which you wouldn't really equate with a timeless handbag that could and would probably outlive you. Part of the A/W 12 men's collection, the black version of this bag has already sold out on Net-A-Porter's brother website, Mr. Porter, weeks ago.
 Jil Sander Medium Vasari Bag

If I had to pick, and setting aside the question of "How durable is 100% coated paper, really??!", I would go with a Jil Sander embossed paper bag, because well, when have I have ever listened to my head?

20 July 2012

The Highs and Lows: Lace Espadrilles

A summer essential, and the lace just make your feet beg you to buy them ASAP (you know, if feet could talk and stuff..). I first fell in love with these Valentino lace espadrilles a couple of months back, but as nice as they are, I had the nagging thought that "If ONLY they were cream/white, they'd be perfect!". "Ask and you shall receive, and since you're broke, let's make them cheaper!", said the footwear gods; and I found these Jeffrey Campbell's. My feet are now happily encased in lace.

Valentino espadrilles - here. Jeffrey Campbell espadrilles - here, and also in black here.

18 July 2012

Off the Courts..

(shirt- Zara, similar here and here, skirt- Sportsgirl, similar here and here, necklace- Mimco, watch- Azzaro, cuff- House of Harlow 1960, ring- YSL, sunglasses- Ray-Ban, bag- Proenza Schouler PS1, shoes- Superga)

Fresh off the tennis court.. except really not. I've never been a huge sneaker-wearer, but we know how irresistible these Superga ones were - silver and mesh you guys, SILVER and MESH! This was the perfect outfit for a weekend brunch, on what turned out to be a surprisingly windy day. I blame the skirt, it's always a windy day when I decide to wear it.

16 July 2012

Givenchy Rave.

A 'behind the scenes' video from Givenchy's F/W 2012 rave themed ad campaign. Styled by Carine Roitfeld. 
Can you say "amazing" ?!