Monday, 31 December 2012

Paris Fashion Week SS 2013....Nicole

Nicole Warne aka Gary Pepper Girl, before Louis Vuitton, Paris, October 2012.

It is New Years Eve (and in fact past NYE back home in Aus!) so I thought I would post these photographs of Nicole as last minute inspiration. Such a beautiful, elegant dress.....and perfectly styled with a simple clutch, side-parted ponytail and ankle-strap sandals. So much soft prettiness.

I hope you all have a wonderful NYE and a healthy, happy year in 2013. I cannot thank my blog readers enough for all your support, comments and encouragement over this last year - it means so much. And to everyone who has ever allowed me to take your photograph: thank you for trusting me. Without you, none of this would be possible (or at the very least, the blog would be full of landscapes!).

Paris Fashion Week SS 2013....Ursina

Stylist Ursina Gysi,after Paco Rabanne, Paris, October 2012.

I posted a different frame of Ursina in this outfit a little while ago....but I love it so much that I am posting it again! It is NYE after all :)

Paris Fashion Week SS 2013....Mackenzie

American model Mackenzie Drazan (Marilyn), after Louis Vuitton, Paris, October 2012.

Recreate Mackenzie's look (kind of):

Leather trimmed coat or jacket: Preen Line knife faux leather sleeved coat, Alexander Wang leather-panelled coat, Rebecca Minkoff Kiefer trench coat with leather sleeves, See by Chloe leather sleeve jacket, Laveer Revelry Blazer, Helmut Lang Madillo blazer, One by Francis Leon Manute leather and neoprene jacket, or ASOS PU biker coat

Alexander McQueen skull-print scarf, Topshop Falcon Baroque skull scarf, Topshop Dream Catcher skull scarf, or Alexander McQueen skull print scarf

Serafini Manhattan Indie Chic sneakers, Maison Martin Margiela sneakers, or Converse All Star Elsie high tops

Paris Fashion Week AW 2012....Natalia

Harper's Bazaar Russia Fashion Editor Natalia Alaverdian, Tuileries, Paris, March 2012.

A sweet outfit on Natalia: she looks elfin-like yet grown-up in her winter shorts, blazer and fishnet tights. 

Recreate Natalia's look (kind of):

Sweater: Alice + Olivia Porla collared sweater,  Vince shrunken rib turtleneck, Proenza Schouler wool sweater, or Coincidence & Chance flecked sweater (in black)

Blazer: Stella McCartney Iris tailored blazer, Theory Gabrielle Florus blazer, Boy. by Band of Outsiders shrunken blazer, or Stella McCartney Freesia blazer

Shorts: Alice + Olivia Flutter shorts, DKNY tuxedo shorts, Chloe pleated crepe shorts, Carven structured shorts, ASOS tailored shorts (in black), or Diane von Furstenberg Dinne shorts

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Paris Fashion Week SS 2013....Karlina

Latvian model Karlina Caune (Viva), after Akris, Paris, September 2012.

Paris Fashion Week SS 2013....Natalie

Natalie Joos, before Carven, Paris, September 2012.

New York Fashion Week AW 2012....Tanya

Belarusian model Tanya Dziahileva, before Zac Posen, NYC, February 2012.

I wanted to show you Tanya's beautiful Chanel headband (worn low on her forehead) but the harsh winter wind conspired against me. 

Recreate Tanya's look (kind of):

Smythe Greatcoat, Club Monaco Isabel coat, Rochas double-breasted wool-blend coat, By Malene Birger Torun coat, or Reiss Myla ink funnel neck coat

Kors Michael Kors wedge booties, Jimmy Choo Britania ankle boots, Elizabeth and James Peri wedge, Alexander Wang leather wedge ankle boots, or ASOS Avenue chelsea wedge ankle boot

New York Fashion Week SS 2013....Before Theyskens' Theory

Before Theyskens' Theory (I think!), NYC, September 2012.

More NYE inspiration: a sleek, polished, strapless jumpsuit. Accessorise with gorgeous heels, and for New Years Eve, perhaps a pair of statement earrings or necklace.

Recreate her look (kind of):

Alexander Wang croc and lizard-effect red sandals, Tibi Carine ankle strap sandals, Barneys New York Co-op open toe sandal, or Oscar de la Renta Gladia cutout sandals

Saturday, 29 December 2012

New York Fashion Week AW 2012....After Lorena Sarbu

After Lorena Sarbu (I think!), NYC, February 2012.

Recreate her look (kind of):

Bop Basics fisherman scarf

Paris Fashion Week SS 2013....Jamie

American model Jamie Bochert (Elite), after Louis Vuitton, Paris, October 2012.

Paris Fashion Week SS 2013....Frances

Central Saint Martins student and author of Happy Because blog, Frances Davison, after Ann Demeulemeester, Paris, September 2012.

Recreate Frances' look (kind of):

Frances' coat is by Monki. Similar: ASOS textured back detail coat, ASOS longline blazer, Isabel Marant David oversized coat, or Tibi boucle tweed coat

New York Fashion Week SS 2013....Geneva

D.I.Y. superstar Geneva Vanderzeil from A Pair and a Spare blog, Lincoln Centre, NYC, September 2012.

I thought I would post this photograph of Geneva as inspiration for those who are still trying to decide on something to wear on NYE. Such a pretty, fun party look (with pieces that are probably already in your wardrobe) topped off with the sweetest bow. NYE is the perfect excuse to wear something fabulous on your head!

Recreate Geneva's look (kind of):

p.s. Most of you will already know this but Geneva's book "DIY Fashionista: 40 stylish projects to re-invent and update your wardrobe" came out in October. Congratulations Geneva!

Paris Fashion Week SS 2013....Anya

Stylist and Fashion Director Tatler Russia Anya Ziourova, after Valentino, Paris, October 2012.

Love Anya's leather overalls......don't love how I have managed to capture another person smack bang in the middle of the photograph!

Recreate Anya's look (kind of):

3.1 Phillip Lim leather overalls

I am positive I saw a pair of leather-look overalls at ASOS but I think they may now be sold here are a few different overall/dungaree/jumpsuit options: Topshop By Boutique tailored dungaree, Topshop Premium pini tweed jumpsuit, ASOS boilersuit in leather look, or Hakaan Nury leather jumpsuit

Friday, 28 December 2012

New York Fashion Week AW 2012....Emily

American model Emily Senko (IMG), after J.Crew, NYC, February 2012.

Beautiful fuchsia lips against shades of soft grey (her snood, coat and an overcast NY day).

Recreate her look (kind of):

Reiss Effy grey tie front belted coat, Philosophy Di Alberta Ferretti felted wool coat, Sunner Hudson mid coat with leather trim, or Oscar de la Renta rabbit, wool and cashmere blend coat

Barneys New York Co-op English rib stitch snood, Donna Karan basketweave alpaca snood, Bop Basics infinity scarf, Golden Hook L'Anglais snood, Ted Baker float stitch snood, or French Connection bubble knit snood

Paris Fashion Week SS 2013....Xiaomeng Huang

Chinese model Meng Huang after Anne Valerie Hash, Paris, September 2012.

How amazing is her bright canary-on-acid-yellow sweater? It reminds me of the shade of yellow that Meng and Janice Alida wore in the closing looks at the Louis Vuitton SS13 show.

Recreate Meng's look (kind of):

Joie Jaydee cashmere sweater, Richard Nicoll mohair sweater, J.Crew Collection cashmere sweater (in neon kiwi), Jamison Logan cropped sweater, Peter Jensen waffle knitted sweater, or Topshop knitted textured jumper

Current/Elliott The Legging jeans, Mother The Looker skinny jeans, or Rag & Bone/JEAN high rise skinny jeans

Kenzo leather ankle boots, or Stella McCartney faux patent ankle boots

London Fashion Week AW 2012....Peony

Peony Lim, before Burberry, London, February 2012.

Colour in the depths of winter? Yes please!

Recreate Peony's look (kind of):

Gilly Forge Atlas faux fur hat, Salvatore Ferragamo fur hat, Topshop faux fur hat, Rachel Zoe fox trim knit hat, Missoni fur hat or ASOS faux fur hat

Coloured tights: ASOS 80 denier tights, Topshop 120 denier tights, or Falke cotton tights

Alexander Wang Rocco duffel bag

Paris Fashion Week AW 2012....Katlin

Estonian model Katlin Aas (Marilyn), after Chalayan, Paris, March 2012.

Recreate Katlin's super cool look (kind of):

New York Fashion Week AW 2012....Lina

Chinese model Lina Zhang, after Ohne Titel, NYC, February 2012.

Slouchy trousers (excellent for hiding the excesses of the holiday season! Heston for Waitrose hidden orange Christmas pudding, custard, roast potatoes, I am looking at you!) plus a smart winter coat and scarf = perfect for brunch with friends, hitting the sales, running around town doing post-Christmas errands.

Recreate Lina's look (kind of):

Coat: J Brand Beta coat, J.Crew Stadium-cloth cocoon coat, Victoria Beckham zip-detailed coat, Sophie Hulme leather-trimmed wool felt coat, or Topshop Premium domed sleeve coat

Slouchy pants: See by Chloe jersey track pants, Etoile Isabel Marant Pidoo felt tapered pants, 10 Crosby Derek Lam cinched ankle pants,Theory Katla leather pants, Topshop Boutique wool jogger, or Sam & Lavi hala pant

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Paris Fashion Week SS 2013...Ataui and Ajak

Sudanese/American model Ataui Deng (Trump) and Sudanese/Australian model Ajak Deng (IMG), after Hermes, Paris, September 2012.

Love these two :)

Paris Fashion Week AW 2012....Anne-Catherine

Miss Anne-Catherine Frey, Tuileries, Paris, March 2012.

A lesson in how to wear shorts in winter....and in the rain :)

Paris Fashion Week SS 2013....Sabrina

Sabrina Meijer from After Drk blog, Tuileries, Paris, October 2012.

Love photographing Sabrina: her style is so simple, fresh and easy. And entirely wearable outside of the fashion weeks.

Recreate Sabrina's look (kind of):

Jacket: Etoile Isabel Marant Odessa tweed-boucle jacket, A.L.C. Nathalie jacket, Rag & Bone Wynn quilted jacket, Theyskens' Theory Jilla bomber jacket, 10 Crosby Derek Lam tweed jacket, or BA&SH tweed bomber jacket

Skirt: A.L.C. Daltrey haircalf skirt,  findersKeepers On The Edge skirt, Miu Miu mini skirt, Topshop Jersey skater skirt, or ASOS skater skirt

Sweater: Alexander Wang mixed rib pullover (in talc), Madewell Diego pullover, Michael Kors white hand-knitted sweater, or Vince horizontal rib Dolman sweater

Acne Pistol leather boots, Rag & Bone Harrow boots, or Marc by Marc Jacobs Chelsea booties

Paris Fashion Week AW 2012....Lili

Chinese model Lili Ji (Elite), after Allude, Paris, March 2012.

Love this menswear inspired look on Lili. 

Recreate Lili's look (kind of):

Ted Baker tailored car coat, Theyskens' Theory Melaya Flok coat, Maison Martin Margiela double-breasted coat, or Joseph New Soho coat

Rag & Bone/JEAN high rise skinny jeans, 7 For All Mankind The Skinny jeans, or Cheap Monday black jeans

New York Fashion Week AW 2012....Daniela

Brazilian model Daniela Braga fter Lorena Sarbu, on a very cold and windy day in NYC, February 2012.

Recreate her look (kind of):

Trench coat:10 Crosby Derek Lam Herringbone trench, Aubin & Wills Colson cotton trench, Oasis jersey lined trench, AllSaints Vladimir coat, or Vince trench coat

Leggings: Splendid Modal leggings, Topshop ankle leggings, or David Lerner high waist leggings

Boots: AllSaints Low Hair Damisi boots

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Weekend Life....Winter in Stockholm

Winter in Stockholm, Sweden, December 2012.
Stockholm is beautiful at any time of year, but in winter, with snow covering the ground, buildings and trees, it is just magical (if a little chilly....-15°C/5°F when we visited at the beginning of December). Despite visiting Stockholm a few times now, I have never managed to visit Skansen, an open-air historical museum on the beautiful island of Djurgarden. This time I did. And it was stunning.

During the lead up to Christmas, Skansen hosts a traditional Christmas market where you can buy Christmas decorations, handicrafts, children's toys, wreaths and traditional Swedish festive foods such as glogg (mulled wine), sweets, pastries, cheeses, sausages and reindeer elk burgers*. Wandering around was wonderfully atmospheric: glistening icicles hung from the traditional buildings, freshly-fallen snow crunched underfoot, families danced and sang to Swedish carols around a Christmas tree, horse-drawn buggies clip-clopped by carrying children bundled up against the was exactly the kind of white Christmas many Australians dream about experiencing at least once in their life. We are spending Christmas in rainy, grey, no-sign-of-snow London this year, so I feel especially fortunate to have experienced a few days in Stockholm: a magical, wintry wonderland.
*I had a little bite.....and felt terribly guilty when I had to face the majestic reindeer in the Nordic animal enclosure.