When Delpozo started gathering followers a few years ago, I quickly jumped on the banwagon. The Spanish label hasn’t seized to amaze me since then, with numerous stunning collections, presentations, and concepts. This time, they partnered up with photographer/mixed media artist Ernest Artillo, who conceived these beautiful collages. The editorial was featured in Harper’s Bazaar España, showing pieces from Delpozo’s SS16 collection, and it’s the most wonderful thing I’ve seen lately.
Dear Creatures dress + Rodier cardigan + DIY pizza shoes
Lately, my outfit posts have become less intentional. Like when we were walking down the street, me wearing a mustard dress and cardigan, and we ran across not one, but TWO mustard Simson scooters. Pictures were a must. These scooters were made in DDR and are, unfortunately, no longer in production. I thought Vespas were cool, but boy, I love Simsons even more. I’m even flirting with the idea of getting one for myself (or, you know, getting one as a gift), in which case mustard would be the obvious choice. Meanwhile, I’ll have to stick with awkward posing while twinning with vehicles, and asking the usual question: who wore it best?
P.S. Here’s my first encounter with a twin Simson, just after moving to Berlin.
You may remember a silver tulip brooch I wore in an outfit post recently. The wonderfully delicate piece was hand made by Iveth Morales from The Angry Weather, and I’m happy to say it’s now available on Etsy! More than that, there’s an entire new collection up! I just love the pictures showing the jewelry: the white dress like a blank canvas, the green plants (which are clearly an inspiration for the line), the heavenly model. And I love the minimalist pieces! Usually with botanical inspiration, you see a lot of color and busy patterns, but The Angry Weather jewelry is somewhat quiet and subdued. Just my type.
I don’t understand why many girls say they want to be mermaids. Once, when I was about 4, my mom put me in a “twins” costume for a carnival. A girl and I would share a pair of women’s pantyhose, each of us stuffed into a leg. Let’s just say it was the most uncomfortable 5 minutes of my then-life, and probably the first party I left early. I’m picturing the same sensation when thinking about mermaid tails.
However, I like the mermaid aesthetic. Scallops, glitter, rainbow hair, and all that. I love the subtlety with which it’s represented in this beautiful editorial from Miss Patina. Dots on sheer fabric are really pretty, and the cat-maid collar on that white dress is dreamy. I am very much ready to enjoy some sunny days by the beach, which I hope I’ll be doing in Venice next week!
If you’re human, you probably love pizza. Heck, even if you’re a cat who got online and accidentally found my blog while searching for ways to deal with its kittenhood issues, you still probably love pizza. It’s comfort food, it’s mobile food, it’s party food, it’s netflix and chill food. You don’t mind if you have to eat it again, cold, the next morning. So you probably wouldn’t mind wearing a homage on your shoes, either. Let’s get to work!
What you need:
- espadrilles or canvas shoes
- embroidery thread in red, yellow, brown
- embroidery needle
- trick marker
Start by filling the tops of the shoes with paper or cloth to make a relatively straight surface to draw on. Then draw a slice of pizza on each shoe. I free-handed mine, without worrying very much about it looking neat – the trick marker disappears by itself after a few hours. I started with a triangle rounded at the small side, then added a scallop detail on the rounded side. I drew a couple of circles and half circles inside, then added the dripping cheese effect.
Thread your needle with the brown color. To make it look more natural, I paired a brown thread with a beige one. Make a small knot and, starting from the inside of the shoes, stitch the crust of the pizza slice. Try to make most of the stitches on the outside, so the thread inside doesn’t bother your feet.
In a similar way, embroider the pizza itself. For this part, I used a beige thread and a yellow one together.
Finally, you can fill in the tomato slices. For this step, I used red and pink thread together. Repeat for the other shoe and you’re ready to go out for pizza! This project took me about 1 1/2 hours, but you could make it faster or slower, depending on your sewing skills. Enjoy!
I look forward to Mona‘s new collections every season. This spring, the clothes are prettier than ever! The prints are simple but timeless, and the dresses look like they’re breathable and light. Pretty much my ideal for summer. I also love the floating model, I can’t get enough of these jumping pictures against the serene natural backdrop! If I had to choose favorites, I’d pick the floral dress above and the dotted one below, but I also like the paint-splattered dress at the bottom. And the romper? How cute and comfortable that must be!
Dear Creatures dress + Uniqlo sunglasses + Meduse jelly sandals
One thing I’ve learned the hard way is that moving to Berlin means a lot of paperwork. Also, not speaking German can make you feel quite uncomfortable. Mix the two, and you’ll get a basket full of frustration and emotions. Any papers from your home country you will have to get from that country’s embassy. But this is where the good part comes in: most embassies are near Tiergarten, the wonderful, enormous park in the middle of the city. So, in between two appointments, you can stuff your face in the bushes, breathe in all the lilac scents, and listen to the tunes that birds aren’t ashamed to sing publicly. After all, it’s probably gonna be ok anyway.
Hands up if you want to join Sophia Loren for this picnic in the early 60s! The steak (?) and beer (?) look pretty good, but her outfit looks even better. The plain shirt and full skirt with the actress’ signature cinched waist make a good combination with the natural movement and body language. And since we already decided that May is for picnics, let’s take some inspiration from this stylish lady!
Image source: Life Magazine, shot by Alfred Eisenstaedt
I’m not one for minimalism in my wardrobe. I’ve tried, but I can’t really pull it off. So while my closet is crawling with prints and textures, my mind is soothed by the minimalist approach to fashion. One such example is the swimwear collection from NU SWIM, where there’s nothing else but soft tones and classic cuts. These swimsuits are absolutely beautiful, with those very basic lines and those colors that make your skin shine. “We don’t believe in swimming seasons, and hope our customers create some sort of adventure in finding a place to swim, no matter the time of year,” goes their mantra, and it makes me want to live somewhere where it’s always swimming season.
I guess that’s not the most original thing to say, but with the newly found sun, you can feel the city waking up. If you’re not in this state of mind yet, follow this recipe: head to the nearest supplier to buy a couple of unfilled donuts and some sorbet or ice cream. Go home and cut the donuts in half. Carve out a circle of ice cream and place in between said donuts halves. Enjoy.
Other things you can do: search for tiny cars around the city. Laugh at their ridiculously adorable size, photograph, repeat.
Another option is to buy all the colorful shit you can find.
And if that still doesn’t do it for you, just go ahead and eat all the popcorn you can ever imagine.