It’s always tricky to wear a nice pair of shoes which fit all our needs; when we’re at the office, we sometimes need to feel comfy but not too idle. When we go out, we need to suit up but not too much as we’ll have to wear our shoes during the day.
The beauty of the new Lacoste Essential Design collection for Autumn Winter 2014 is to flirt between classic designs and a twist of audacity. Elastic gussets, russet orange, cable stitch are nice details to explore…
As Lacoste states:
LED is designed to give the discerning gentleman quality designs that can be worn day to night
We’ve been following BWGH for few months now; launched in 2010, the brand provides a very dense cultural universe, thanks to its young photographers crew, the multiplication of great collaborations and the publication of bi-yearly magazines. With Hermosa, the Parisian duet David Obadia and Nelson Hassan dive into a positive nostalgia, taking back the codes of surfers and riders of the 70s. As explained, the “surfographers” were born on a beach called Hermosa. The fabrics come from Japan, Scotland and Italy. Wearing BWGH is already a journey.
We can’t say we have not been swept away by Queen Bey’s latest releases. From Drunk in Love through Yoncé to the Partition video, we have been in awe of the feminine statement she puts out there. And it inspired us this quite strong hip hop inspired look shopped at Jules B, a cool store carrying some of the most trendy contemporary brands. Bear with us and get sophisticatedly nasty.
Start with this rare pick and the best deal we’ve seen so far this week. A Carven jacquard dress, with a slight animalistic trait (leopard inspired). The oversize bow hanging above cleavage is the killer detail.
Make it city-wise, tame the beast with a very sharp sports jacket by Helmut Lang. When Kanye styles up Kim, she looks better, now trust us. We’re Kimyeing you up if you feel up to it. This jacket is safe but singular: gloss is the new bling.
Touch it up with your street cred insurance: an Alexander Wang white IT-Bag. Pebbles on the bottom, start there and now you’re here (says Drake).
Now the shoes and the street is yours. But hear this. Our wags love when we shop for them, but we have failed with shoe choices on a couple occasions lately so this is it. We’re a bit shy on it for a while. But you can shop great styles like this one. To go Yoncé or not. Love yo!
So the fashion weeks are about to be over. As it’s always good to envision what’s going to happen at the end of the year, it’s even better to be able to shop what is now available.
Here’s a shopping bag we’ve conceived with Repertoire, a cool independent retailer who opened its first stores over 15 years ago in Southern England.
Barbour is on track with few pieces, that are tributes to Steve McQueen; he entered The Greenhorn Enduro, a rigorous 500-mile motorcycle race across California’s challenging mountains and blisteringly hot Mojave desert, in 1963. The new new man (read GQ brilliant debate) is in need of icons; deeper characters seem to be the new hype. And we’re happy with that
Patrizia Pepe is a an Italian brand founded in 1993. You don’t necessarily find it easily in the UK whereas the positioning and materials are great. With their new “Undergrounge” project, we bet that you’re going to pay attention to this chic brand.
We like this scarf that you can find on Repertoire. A great accessory which will add a tremendous effect to your favorite knitwear.
It’s X-Mas time and everywhere, we see bears preparing their parties, fairies spreading the word, marketers trying to make us buy and buy again.
And then there is Chanel. And Chanel understood that instead of “pushing” us to buy, it might be time to take the time to dream. That’s the feeling I had when I first watched the new film for Mademoiselle Privé Watch with Embroidered Camellia Decoration. It’s a nice journey in the making of the watch. It shows us the deep passion and amazing work to build the piece of art. The embroideries are created by House of Lesage and this is the first time the House’s know-how has been used in the creation of a watch dial.
The camellia is reproduced with colored silk threads using the needlepoint-painting technique.
On a deep-black silk background, the lines of embroidery threads form a camellia in a gradation of colors. Each embroidery is unique and reveals all the embroiderer’s gestural freedom while patiently creating this work. The sort of gift you’d like to offer to the ones you love.
Beanies must be big. They must be comfy. They must be warm so as we, winter passengers, can feel we’re protected in our bubbles while the snow’s coming.
We love big beanies. Here’s our seleçao of cool beanies. For boys and girls, but mostly for girls. Yes.
Wear this luxurious over sized cashmere beanie to stay warm and look chic. This super soft 100% pure cashmere beanie will top off your cold-weather look. Choose from fresh modern stripes or keep it classic with a solid colour
With a rich history dating back to 1797, heritage brand Johnstons of Elgin are renowned for manufacturing the finest cashmere cloth, knitwear and accessories. Sourcing their premium cashmere from farmers in Inner Mongolia, they look to sustainability of the herds and good pastures to ensure for luxury blends. Johnstons offer impeccable craftsmanship across a contemporary edit of knitted scarves, socks and hats, all made in the UK. This is our favorite one.
Beanie hat by Moschino are made from a premium wool blend with cashmere added for a super soft touch. And you know how much we love hearts.
Founded in 2002 by Dennis Calvero and Robert Panlilio, Crooks and Castles provides street-ready clothing and accessories for men and women. We love this French quote Les Voleurs which will give you a sense of bad-girl or bad-boy chic.
We knew that cities were just *different* countrysides after all; young fashionistas wearing Meduse, beachwear or other flannel trousers, even when summer is not here. So we bet you’re going to love Mudlark & Co: the brand is specialized in traditional sandals. It is made in England and according to Fashion Monitor, the majority of materials [is] sourced within the UK.
There’s something tremendously exciting at H&M: they’ve just launched a new collection designed by H&M Design Award 2013 winner Minju Kim.
The rising talent plays with cartoon inspirations, pastels and vibrant colors. Minju Kim’s collection focus on comfort, fun. Her terrific sense of humor is definitely refreshing…and it’s again H&M who spotted her.
Available today in stores and online, in selected markets. #HMDA2013