27 October 2010

Attention to details. Family home and my grandparent's wardrobe

Attention to details is the core of interior design. Same can be said with what we are wearing. Visiting places is the most important thing for many creative’s to get inspiration and to translate it into their own words or ideas.

For me, going back home and seeing our flat constantly changing and being renewed with little details, fittings and sundries is a way of being inspired and pushed to look for something new too.

It hasn’t happened in a day.  I mean all those furniture...It took us all years and years of going through boot car markets, interior shops, finding new additions abroad, even looking in my grandma‘s and granddad‘s barns to find the right things to complement our surroundings. Every single miniature, sculpture or a picture has its own place. It‘s no accident nor a coincidence. They belong there because we wanted them to be here, and not somewhere else. It may seem like a little museum for strangers, but for us, especially for my parents, it‘s their search for perfect home, which constantly evolve and change.

How it affected my outfit choice for the day? Have a look... I call it vintage...or something of that sorts

And going back to the inspiration...well I went through my grandmother's wardrobe and look what treasures I have found ( and brought with me back to Manchester!)

Two beautiful handbags

Some cuffs and tie clips

Moccasins! Love them!!

And a very cute tie...

Bembi with vintage love ;) xxx

High-end urban fashion PART II

Or glam the look up by adding heels...

Alexander Wang's brown and black animal-print peep toe-wedges are a luxurious mix of hide and leather. Team these runway shoes with a casual sweater dress and bare legs for eye-catching summer style. Or grab a more affordable alternative for half of the price by Kurt Geiger. Exclusively designed to mywardrobe.com these gravity-defying leopard print peep-toes transfers summer's love for clogs into the new season - with a dash of shoe boot styling and that wild statement print.


                          Kurt Geiger leopard glam peep-toe platform, £290

In line with James Dean theme Urban often translates as being effortlessly cool. Follow in the footsteps of James Dean, also known as the ‘king of cool’ and live fast in the streets of Paris, London, NY, London and Berlin by obtaining the ‘King’s’ four must-have items: the leather jacket, a pair of denim, the white t-shirt and biker style boots. Leather continues to play a key role in autumn 2010 so you won’t miss.

My favourites...

KAIN’S SILK AND MODAL T-SHIRT, £70 will get you the look and will serve as a good classic investment. Everyone needs basics! The front pocket gives a bit of visual interest. Team it up with Fall’s 2010 inspired suiting/sharp tailoring, keep it simple to work the minimalist look or pair it up with straight leg denim. Regardless of what you choose – it will carry you easily to the next season.  


NOBODY DENIM, Boyfriend Fit Jeans, £168
Straight leg wash out denim was Dean’s favourite. This Nobody Denim’s straight-legged style, with a casual, not constricting fit is great for a casual, dressed-down wear. Not too baggy or shabby. Roll up one leg for a more authentic look.  

Don’t forget to update the classic black boots by incorporating this autumn’s trends: remember – details matters this season - thus think stitching, lumberjack lacing, buckles and straps.
Also, think practical: shearling trend can be easy and wearable and with ChloĆ©'s nude suede lace-up ankle boots. Pull them on with light-blue denim or leggings and quilted nylon jacket (as seen in Burberry) for effortless urban look. Back to footwear, Chanel and D&G used fur and faux fur, and the clog was updated with ankle straps at Betty Jackson. Fabric uppers and rubber soles replaced leather at Erdem and ChloĆ© respectively. 

Chloe’s wedge-boots, £575

Comfortable and bang-on-trend, these should be on every fashionista’s wish-list. Wear them with a shearling or nylon jacket and suede leggings for a refined aviation trend (Fall’s 2010 favourite) which perfectly mixes with urban look.




Chloe’s suede ankle boots £575


Do not blindly follow the camel trend - yes, camel may be the new black this autumn/winter, however, urban fashion is rather creating, than following trends. In urban terms, the colour ‘camel’ translates into ‘yellow’.  Remain cool and unique by embracing the colour.

For instance, add some quirkiness with these Prada aviator sunglasses, £179 or some glitz and glamour with Michael Kors watch

Michael Kors acrylic  watch, £179. Sportswear and luxury accessories designer Michael Kors’s recent classy yet cool timepiece can instantly update even the oldest outfit. Sleek and sexy, perfect for fashion consious young men and women.

Michael Kors suede track pants, £2170 Pricey? Yes. Worth it? Totally. Translate the luxe-sportswear trend seen in many catwalks into a more wearable look. Stroll around the city with the comfort of the jog bottoms but with the look of a million-dollar babe.

 Ticking the latest trends of the season – the Camel, the Luxury Sportswear, Slouchy Silhouette- it sounds like a perfect investment.

 If you are a big fan of oversized handbags, you will love S/S10 must have – the rucksack.  May not sound too appealing, but the recent rucksack is very chick and stylish. They were loved by Marc Jacobs at Louis Vuitton, Ashish who opted for cyber tribes with ink-dyed acid-bright as well as Heikki Salonen designing leather version with canvas straps. 

SASS AND BIDE LEGGINS, £890.  With a pair of leggings like this, you are guaranteed to be spotted and featured in every fashion blog across the globe. Beautifully finished and embellished (and very-high end) only for the bravest and the most fashion-conscious trend followers. 

Team them up with a pair of Bess skull printed vintage t-shirts, £97 to complete the ‘grunge meets rock chick’ look or leave the leggings to make a statement with a pair of simple white T-shirts. 

And finally, PHILIP LIM CARGO PANTS, £320 Cargo pants will channel the utility trend, simple yet so chic.

23 October 2010

High-end urban fashion PART I

I might be on the other side of Europe, yet I still blog. Not because I have nothing better to do :P, but because my head is spinning from ideas (and also I don't really sleep more than 6 hours so there's plenty of time for every little thing, and I want my little baby blog to grow :))

I am not much into urban fashion, yet this is a piece I have done a while ago. And Danny Jones with all his talks about Berlin and being uber cool just pushed me to post it (because 'cool' and 'berlin' automatically associates with urban, and also James Dean as the King of Cool).

Enjoy and be inspired

                                                                                              ACNE STUDIO, NYC. DISTRESSED DENIM JACKET $379
Street fashion is highly inspired by the music industry. Get the quirky 90’s music style look inspired by three movies of 90’s the era – Empire Records, Reality Bites and Singles. This Acne distressed denim jacket is the perfect choice as S/S10 was all about the denim trend and the woollen collar makes is an ideal transition into a winter/fall10. A must have pre-season piece.

Pair it up with....

BESS ZIP-FRONT LEATHER LEGGINS, £ 1, 030 Bess's tan leather leggings with gold zip fastening, infused with the label's signature urban style. Fans like Mary-Kate Olsen and Erin Wasson can't get enough of the brand's rock-filled aesthetic, signature distressed feel and exclusive customized pieces.

Golden Goose high top lace up sneakers, £359. These offer a mix of casual and trendy with a hip vintage style – ideal partner with all urban outfits.  If you’re not familiar with the brand, it’s about time to get to know it. Founded in 2000 by Italians Alessandro Gallo and Francesca Rinaldo, supporting MTV Italy’s wardrobe help put them on the map and known for basics like their simple sneakers with an interesting twist. Out of stock within minutes in every shopping outlet - so be quick to get a pair.  

I love these even more...

Golden Goose Francy Hightops $550
Dirty approach on the rubber sole makes it even more vintage and effortlessly cool. Fun and extraordinary with a signature star on the side, these trainers are sure to be the coolest of them all.

18 October 2010

ERDEM - designer to remember

You know your Christian Dior or Vivienne Westwood, yet there are fashion names you might have heard of, yet again, couldn‘t tell more. 

I have been watching ERDEM for quite a while, and he never disappoints. BEAUTIFUL is the word to describe his collections (and possibly the THE DRESS). Unique interpretation of elegant prints, signature 3D floral prints, lace theme, colour and oddities yet perfectly translated and reinvented into something new and modern each season.

So who is standing behind the label?  A graduate of the Royal College of Art Erdem Moralioglu . He spent a year working with Diane von Furstenberg before winning the prestigious Fashion Fringe award in 2005. Designer describes Erdem woman as “A clever person who probably cares little about seasons. She has a lot of conviction and marches to her own drum.”

Possibly my favourite Spring/Summer 2011 collection so far

And the looks I loved most...

Full collection available to view:

15 October 2010


Although its getting colder and the winter is not far behind, the splash of gorgeous dresses will keep us warm!

Me and the lovely Sweetness dress

Stunner Jasmin is wearing Leona dress

Aga looks amazing in royal blue Courtney dress. Hot!

Nicola and Grace - Crystal dress and Amity lipstick red top. Elegance and attention -  guaranteed !