Yoko’s via OneTeaspoon
I stumbled over the new arrivals in OneTeaspoon‘s online shop and again, I am ridiculously IN LOVE. Soft suede in a warm orange-red?! Common…how can you not love a pair of shorts called Yoko’s. Since the Berlin Summer is slowly approaching a Berlin Fall – this warm tone couldn’t be better suited to resemble the warm colors of the third season. But I might need a little more fabric than this Australian label has to offer in order to stand the lower temperatures though. I did a little research for you and have come up with 3 jeans alternatives. They don’t hit the color exactly but from tomato-red to a slightly purple burgundy, I still have the hots for red jeans. Anything you would like to add?
Levi’s Made & Crafted
Ksubi via Net-A-Porter
If you’ve been following Streetstyle blogs during this Fashion Week season, you’ll have noticed the trend of megawatt colors outside the runwayshows. The trend seems to be going towards big accessories, structures and patterns but the combination of flashy colors, flashy design and overaccessorized fashionistas is just not my cup of tea. I prefer the clean-cut design accentuated with some color – a style that won’t stress your visual sense. In fact, the minimalist-neon combination soothes the overfashioned brain like homemade lemonade on one of these first hot Spring days.
All images via STREETFSN.com
Now that day three had approached and my two friends had arrived from Paris, we needed a bigger hotelroom suited for three people. After a long search, we finally found ourselves in a flat-like vintage hotelroom from the 70s and were ready to hit the Just Cavalli show, did some post-show interviews and went to the La Perla lace night to finish the day. Above you see the most outstanding and individual people there were for me that day. One is Daisy Dee (Fashion Trix TV) and Romina Caponi (Designer for Roberto Cavalli) who both had very different stylings but both were very relaxed in what they while effortlessly giving it a very personal twist with their accessories. Daisy’s necklace was a one-of-a-kind gift from her friends naming all the blessings in her life and Romina’s clean cowgirl look met the orient with her dark eyeliner and jewellry which she had bought from a local designer during a visit in Turkey. I am a big fan of Romina’s accessories but there was nothing brighter that day than Daisy’s smile – gotta love the girls!
Thanks to my friend J, I own yet another color. Yes, I was already wearing the greys and dark mystic shades but who said you couldn’t feel like neon hot pink on a cold fall evening? Thank you J!!!!
Image via USLU Airlines.
We needed to prove that we were capable of growing up, says Erin Beatty of SUNO NY to vogue.com explaining the new and more sophisticated look of the Spring Summer 2011 collection which has just been introduced at New York Fashion Week. Three quarter length skirts and dresses, combined with their signature Kenyan patterns are spot on the Elegant Femme look we saw at Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs but captures the freshness of SUNO’s unconventional coloring and prints. Even in the all white dresses with layers of frill structuring the design, SUNO’s handwriting came through strongly while advancing the repertoire. I like to see them developing and playing with styles but staying true to their own character as long as GROWING UP will never mean GETTING OLD. BRAVO!
Click through the gallery below. +++THE SHOES+++
Where fine 80s design meets the fragile fantasy creature Arwen (Liv Tyler in Lord of The Rings) Veronica B. Vallenes’ newest Spring-Summer 2011 summer video lookbook arises. A maximum of material was used, seen in countless ways of pleats and drapery, structuring and volumizing the designs using a minimum of prints to keep the aesthetic of a clean look while adding a very feminine note with light materials in powder & cream colors.
Only Gold for Me Top Coat + I Need Space + On Stage
I love these photos for all sorts of reasons. First there is the irony in the cliché about the sport of synchronised swimming. Probably being the fantasy of many men, these girls in swimsuits aren’t just doing their sport to end up as eye candy neither are they all ‘posing’ just for you while performing a professional sport which only a trained elite could do. Leading the fantasy to an extreme it just makes the fact more obvious that the picture in our mind can never be a mirrored image of reality. Secondly it is the aesthetic of extreme coloring, shaping and reflections, all signature of the unmistakable style of Jill Greenberg that fascinates me while looking at these images. But most of all this series can make my mind swim with those girl. Yes, sometime we wear heels in ridiculous situations just for the feel of it and we are free while brushing our teeth in the privacy of what we call HOME just like these synchronized swimmers adapt to the water like fishes in the sea. I would gladly change my place behind my desk right now if only I could feel the water wash around my skin, having my hair wildly flowing around my head and be in the state of weightlessness for just one minute and dip my head under this glass ceiling.
Images via TheTrendyGirl.
This video lookbook about girls on old-school skates just made my day. Where was spring hiding again? Who cares. I am sitting here on my desk with the sun warming me through the window, a good tune coming from my iPod and researching the brand that brought us this amusing video.
SUNO was found in 2008 by Max Osterweis after more than a decade of collecting textiles on his visits to Kenya. Osterweis’ rich collection of Kenyan textile patterns continues to be a huge influence on SUNO’s style. The endless possibilities in detailing fabric with color and different patterns are updated through modern and American retro-inspired shapes. What strikes me the most about this brand is the fact that Max Osterweis and fellow designer Erin Beatty stay true to their roots by producing in New York and Kenya as well. Osterweis and Beatty are giving back by developing their designs and samples in New York’s Garment district followed by artisanally producing the garments in small workshops in Kenya.
Inspiration for the Autumn/Winter 2010 collection comes from late 1960s American interiors, traditional East African textiles, Klimt, travels to Turkey, Paris, and India, as well as from the citizen of New York City. SUNO is available at Opening Ceremony.
All images via SUNO Facebook Fanpage