Matching different sorts of checks has easily become my latest obsession – but this is so good, it is almost obscene! Note to self: look out for vintage Kenzo.
STREETFSN, you might become my new favorite Streetstyle-Blog! For more images from this mix & match series, click here.
Bye bye summer. Bye bye cute little shirts and bags. Berlin is facing freezing weather these days. Time to look back at things that will have to wait until next summer to see daylight again.
The above is a DIY shirt I made from a shirt I found in a vintage store in London’s Brick Lane, where Anne Hathaway shopped at the same time while I found this retro “Dream-Safari-Print” shirt. (It’s the perfect kind of trashy to upcycle it.) The Aigner bag is vintage from London as well and – surprise – the Oxfords with ethno fabric application are from the island as well. (no vintage here 😉 ) The fabulous jeans? Levi’s Made & Crafted.
London – you dressed me in August!
The “Cole Haan Theophilus Blue Suede Buck” looks awesome and is the dress shoe to have this season. The collab comes complete with a 10” vinyl of London’s cover of Nat King Cole’s “Calypso Blues.”
How is this possible? I love everything this man does!
Image via Timez Are Weired.
These coats are to me PURE FALL PERFECTION. A little authentic country is never wrong when it comes to this unpredictable season. Rough materials were cut in cone-shapes for Lauren Moffatt’s Fall collection called You Can Take The Girl Out Of The Country. So why have I spend these past…hmmm…gazillion years looking for MY fall outerwear? This dream in forest-colors with leather-applications is all I ever wanted.
BTW: Here is a little teasing from more of this relaxed-girly collection:
Images via Honestly…WTF
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
A rare “Me and my outfit” post coming your way this morning. Yes, I may be biking in heels but I love my new Air Max 1s more than all my heels combined. Good morning Berlin!
Hien Le’s first show on the catwalk at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin can only be called a huge success. From the unisex concept of material and coloring for his men and women line, Hien Le made my Fashion Week-tired eyes glow with joy again. Not only am I in love with his effortless tailoring and the minimalistic approach which are his signature look but the designer born in Laos dedicated this collection to his grandfather, a tailor himself during French-colonial, Laos. This Berlin fashion genius has the art of a perfect dress in his genes, arranges colors perfectly without imitating trends and integrates the history of his family into this beautiful collection. I have to applaud Hien Le for creating a Spring Summer 2012 collection that has a lot of soul – something the industry needs so desperately.
Allow me a very personal note: I met Hien Le a little over a year ago when he presented his collection at Collect Showroom. He is the nicest designer I ever met. When I ran into him at the Wood Wood show on Thursday, he was the epitome of calm (imagine you are presenting just two days later for the first time in front of a big audience) and asked me if I am coming to see his show. Hien was so sweet as to remember me. VERY nice, talented & skilled and loving his grandparents – WOW. (All of my friends know my grandma is my very favorite.) That’s exactly why I named him one of my favorite designers from Berlin in my interview with ELLE.fr right before his show. (Just look at those perfect shorts!)
Remember this name as you will read more about him in the big papers: HIEN LE
When Fashion Bloggers meet at a Fashion-Blogger-Meeting and it’s THAT special week, you won’t find them wearing the ordinary outfit lend by a designer for a four-digit retail price. Bloggers, as I have noticed on myself this season, are the creative kind and go for extraordinary accessories of any kind. We all know how embarrassing it can be to find out somebody else is wearing the same mass-produced retailer you do. Right?!
You know I’m a cheerleader for sneakers and the combination above is (besides the beautiful color) what I wore a while ago. I guess that combination is having a comeback next week. Silky harempants + a matching blazer + a retro sneaker = SNEAKERLOVING-FASHION.
Image via because I’m addicted.
When a 60s singer-songwriter Lolita from California was inspired by the graphic prints of Swinging London and the vibe of St. Tropez’s beaches – that’s when Opening Ceremony’s first ever Resort collection came into existence. (This of course, is my subjective idea when looking at this fabulousity.)
Their own words are not so far away:
Inspired by musical festivals, flowering meadows, and blossoming branches, the collection’s a riot of florals, fading colors, and buzzing geometric patterns. The prints, developed in-house by our very own art department, were realized on a variety of weights and fabrics including silk crepe, jersey, chiffon, and twill. The color palette is a few wild steps from OC’s beloved primaries: acid green for yellow, deep coral for red, midnight for blue, and dark charcoal for black. And, in a loving nod to the year of the rabbit, we tucked in a few bunnies wherever we could!
All images and quote via Opening Ceremony.