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A CUT ABOVE.

july1july2july3july4july5july6From July’s UK Vogue, Kate Phelan styles ‘A Cut Above’ and it’s an editorial I haven’t been able to shake from my mind all month for its incredible styling that has captured all my current sartorial longings. Here there is a subtle shift towards the undone, an informality to the otherwise formal that looks fresher than ever. Think puddled hems, moth eaten cloth, tunics over trousers, slouchy silhouettes, all nodding to the new nonchalance of modern tailoring. Unfortunately it is too hot in the city to adopt any form of laid back layering just yet but it has me very excited for fall.

Magazine: July Vogue UK // Stylist: Kate Phelan // Photographer: Daniel Jackson // Model: Sasha Pivovarova //


SOCKS + SLIDES.

adidas slidesSocks and slidessocks & slidesslidessocksSocks + slides is the sartorial choice I’m being inexplicably drawn to. This one is not for the faint hearted. Long considered a fashion faux-pas – committed by men washing their car, popping to the shops, or by touristy brits abroad – it’s time to forget everything you thought you knew. This is the perfect way to transition the ubiquitous slides into fall, already tried and tested by those early adopters who were brave enough to rock this look back in April when navigating those cooler months into summer. Above is some inspiration that sums up exactly how this can work well when worn in the right way*. I’m sure this will have opinions divided but for better or worse it’s happening folks.

*Important note: always stick to black, white and grey, there should be no patterned socks in sight.

Images – Scandinavia S/S/A/W // La Garçonne // Marie Claire Australia // IR by India Rose // Camille Over The Rainbow //


JULY.

JULY

July is here and with it an updated wish list of all the pieces I’m currently coveting (read scheming to make mine)…

1. Original Unisex Slides: Adidas // Black and white simplicity to add to my summer slide collection and totally guilt free at $25.

2. Toulon Trousers: Toteme // Just one of the many pieces I’m drooling over from Toteme, the new luxury leisurewear brand from the chic Elin Kling and her husband. The floaty silk trousers with overlapping fabric would make a breezy alternative to trousers in the city heat.

3. Wrap Blouse: Topshop // Perfectly draped the wrap blouse is high on my summer wish list, suitable for any occasion all season long.

4.Replica Funfair Evening: Maison Martin Margiela // My go to scent for long summer evenings spent dining al fresco and drinking on rooftops.

5. Rubber Watch: Uniform Wares // Minimal time telling complete with a black face and white hands for a monochrome die hard.

6. Minute Clutch: 3.1 Phillip Lim // I’m on the hunt for a bargain version of the minute clutch, with it’s classic sleek shape it would go with anything and everything. 

7. SPF Lip Balm: Aesop // My favourite skin care brand even down to the little perfectly packaged sun protecting lip balm.

8. Stainless Steel Sunglasses: Mykita // I am such a huge admirer or Mykita’s eyewear. I tried on a pair of the Mykita x MMM and you almost can’t feel you have them on as they’re made from the lightest stainless steel… If only my bank balance would stretch that far for some sunnies!

9. ‘Nag Champa’ Candle: Mad et Len // Handcrafted in France with vegetable wax infused with essential oils and poured into burnt steel vessels, Mad et Len candles are my new weakness. The Nag Champa is my favourite fragrance of theirs with notes of frangipani and sandalwood.

10. Shangri-La Bra: Valentine // Designed as a lacy second skin with all the petite babes in mind, this could be the perfect triangle bra.

11. Issue #13: Apartamento // The new issue of Aparamento is here and I’m sold if only to read ‘The Interiors of Wes Anderson’ article – one of my favourite film directors who offers endless inspiration in his colourful movies.


LOFTS.

Soho loftsoho loft 2 Soho loft 3As content as I am with my dreamy little apartment in the Lower East Side, I can’t help but fall for the airy interiors of Soho lofts. There is something about the open plan design, industrial finishings and huge light flooding windows that make this a more than ideal living situation. Above are some images I found through Pinterest of an NYC loft  space designed by architect Diane Lewis. Suddenly I feel my own apartment is lacking some grand pillars….

Images: Pinterest //


STEALS.

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Recently I’ve been trying to practice savvier shopping habits, whether it’s patiently waiting for sales or investing in ‘forever’ pieces rather than splurging on trends. Take the above, I’m wearing my latest love from my favourite discount destination The Outnet: a crepe blouse with panelled silk inserts curtesy of Alexander Wang. I always love a good sale score but when it’s Wang it’s even better. Worn with a soft leather skirt from Topshop – another sale find I must add- and my trusty old Birkenstocks, I think being sensible may be the way forward.

Panelled Blouse: Alexander Wang // Leather Skirt: Topshop // Arizona Sandals: Birkenstock // Mini Chastity Bag: Alexander Wang // Lorenza Sunnies: Nick Campbell Eyewear // Rings: Monica Vinader + Artists & Fleas Williamsburg // Bracelets: Vivienne Westwood + Artist & Fleas Williamsburg //