Hope you all have a lovely thursday & thanks for the visit :) ♥
June 13, 2013
June 4, 2013
Asos printed skirt and oxblood top, YSL shoes, snake ring from New Look
It's probably no secret I adore deep, rich colors... In my head, I'm a transylvanian princess, perpetually strolling through snow covered forests, wearing plenty of velvet, brocade and jewels. Kind of a hard thing to pull of in June (or reality in general...), but for this outfit, I thought I should try to make my beloved jewel tones work for warmer weather:
The skirt is unlined, the sleeves are short but still there and the white of the skirt and sandals keeps the oxblood from looking too autumnal I think.
I hope you all had a lovely week so far, thank you for stopping by! ♥
May 25, 2013
I know many of you love reading as much as I do, and since you're here, I assume you do have at least a bit of an interest in fashion - so I thought today I'd tell you about a few of my favorite books on this subject!
Here they are, in no particular order:
The Fashion Book, published by Phaidon Press Ltd
It may look small upon first glance, but it has over 500 pages full of info about designers, models, photographers and even famous hairdressers or makeup artists, all sorted alphabetically and illustrated with pictures. I keep this one by my bedside to flip through when I can't sleep - I learn something new each time.
Deluxe - How Luxury lost its Lustre by Dana Thomas
You've maybe heard of this one, everyone seemed to talk about it when it originally came out. Thomas writes about the luxury industry, from the mass-manufactured bags with huge logos to the issue of fakes to the question of what true luxury means today. Informative and eye opening, this changed the way I saw and consumed "luxury" forever.
The Secret Lives of Dresses by Erin McKean
This novel is about on a young woman who isn't very fashionable at first and then inherits a vintage clothes shop from her (absolutely fabulous and fierce) grandmother. She discovers that some of the vintage dresses in the store have "secret lives", little stories about where they come from and what they were worn for. She's fighting to keep the store, there's a bit of romance and of course beautiful descriptions of true vintage fashion (we're not talking polyester reproductions with some loud print here). This one definitely put a smile on my face!
The Thoughtful Dresser by Linda Grant
Probably my favorite non-fiction book ever, period.
The author, Linda Grant, is a journalist, novelist and owner of one of my absolute favorite blogs, The Throughtful Dresser. It hasn't been updated in quite some time now, but the blog archive is well worth a read in my opinion - this is the blog that really made me think about what I wear and changed my relationship with fashion and clothes forever.
The book is no different, reading it felt a lot like talking to a very smart friend about the pleasures of style and clothes - Mrs. Grant writes about fashion as part of one's identity, how it brings us pleasure, reflects events in our lives and culture and why maybe it isn't so shallow to care about how you look, after all.
Fashion at the Edge by Caroline Evans
This is a non-fiction book about the darker side of fashion, how images and symbols of "dark" things like death, illness, torture etc. are used and represented in designer collections, fashion photography, etc. I've still not read it all, it's by no means a quick, light read for me (I have to read it with a dictionary at times because English is not my native language), but what I've read so far was very insightful and gave me a much deeper understanding of experimental fashion and the visionary work of some of my favorite designers.
Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with the authors or publishers of these books. I don't make any money from this post.
I also don't necessarily agree with every statement made in any of these books, they're just something I've enjoyed reading for various reasons so I thought I'd tell you guys about it :)