Are pockets like windows to the self? Well, kinda. At least in Samantha Pleet‘s latest collection for spring 2016 they seem to be. If you thought dresses with pockets are already a pretty big deal, then you never considered dresses with window pockets! Even if it were just that, this collection would be amazing. But it’s more than that: big angular collars, quirky prints, to-die-for swimsuits. The wonderful aesthetic that Samantha Pleet turned into her signature.
There’s something so beautifully melancholic and delightful about an indoor pool. Well, not really in most of the pools I’ve been to, but how about the one in these pictures? Once again, Nice Things Paloma S. came up with a wonderful lookbook to show their newest swim line. And they look amazing in the cold blue light of the pool. There are such good pieces in the collection! Eyes, maps, and swimmers (how meta!), but also florals and geometries are printed onto the pieces. I also love the plain red-orange suits with flattering ruffles at the bra, they make such a pleasant contrast with water!
Shabby Apple dress + Bianco shoes
These columns are rarely to be seen without fashion bloggers or brides being photographed. Truth be told, they’re a great place to take photos – the monotonous repetition, the tunnel perspective that’s still full of light, and, of course, the romantic look of it all. Today, I joined the ranks, just on the other side from all the other people. I have to say, my boyfriend is master of making places appear deserted in photos. Right next to this is the Alte Nationalgalerie, an art museum showcasing romantic and impressionist artists. We’re on a mission to visit and re-visit all the state-owned museums in Berlin (and the other ones, too, but that’s a different story) since getting yearly museum cards at the beginning of 2016. So far we haven’t done a very good job, but things are looking up!
It’s not often that you find the perfect footwear brand and love pretty much every shoe they make, right? But sometimes it happens, and these days, Lenora does the trick for me. The shoes pictured above are my favorites – I mean polka dots, thick heel, AND peep toe? Everything about them is magnificent. Not that I would mind the backless glitter brogues or the brocade heels either… The brand is Italian and it’s pretty new on the market. Their designs are visibly vintage inspired, but at the same time they look so novel! I’m really excited about this label and I can imagine myself wearing every one of these shoes, in very different contexts, of course. What about you, are you a fan of these styles?
Are you ready? Steven Tai is an emerging Canadian designer with a taste for the quirky. The SS16 collection was shown at London Fashion Week in the setting of a classroom, with awkward girls struggling to enjoy a school party. A pretty familiar situation, if you ask me. There was cake and confetti and balloons, and all the models wore chunky barrettes, big glasses, and sloppy (nevertheless awesome) shoes. The clothes feature a mostly blue and yellow palette, coincidentally my dream palette at the moment (I’m imagining Steve Zissou Adidas sneakers wherever I look). And did you see the video above? So pretty, so funny, so sad. I’ll definitely be following Steven Tai closely!
All photos via Boy Meets Fashion
This lookbook has got me swooning the second I’ve seen the first pics on Instagram! Of course, I’ve loved Orla Kiely‘s designs and the unique presentations she puts together for a long time. But this thing is off the hook! The clothes are beautiful, no doubt about that (and check out the gorgeous bags!). Orla is a master of prints and pretty retro cuts. But the pictures? The pictures are spectacular. They’re taken by Yelena Yemchuk in a playground that turned my world upside down. Where is this mysterious wonderland? The old-school, colorful creatures and the otherwise desolate background create a fantastic contrast, and it’s everything I ever wanted. I want my own set of pictures there. Preferably, in an Orla Kiely dress.
You might remember Act Three Apparel from a previous post – otherwise, you should know it’s a Canadian vintage-inspired label, making some seriously pretty dresses for petite women. The current collection is inspired by surrealist films from the 1970s such as ‘Valerie and Her Week of Wonders’, ‘Black Moon’ and ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’. The dresses are real classics, the kind you wear until you (or them) drop. I especially like the red button-down pictured above and this versatile grey one. And the strappy ones look amazing for summer! As a tall-less person myself (I just made up this politically correct term to define my height, thank you very much), I love that I can find dresses designed particularly for my type. Extra points for also being my style!
Pepa Loves dress + Uniqlo turtleneck + H&M tights + flea market shoes
I love it when I tag an outfit post “spring” for the very first time in a year. It means it’s suddenly bearable to take pictures without a coat and boy, do I look forward to exploring Berlin when it’s not freezing. So this is the first official spring post of 2016! Soft pink with hot mustard is definitely my favorite color combination at the moment. In addition to wearing it, I’ve also bought acrylic paint AND wool in these colors, so get ready to be flooded with girly hues in the upcoming posts.
As for the beautiful background, it’s actually the entrance to a metro station in the North-West area of Berlin (Siemensdamm). I spotted it on Instagram and found out it was designed as a “multi-purpose facility”, i.e. doubling as a fallout shelter. I was intrigued, so we took advantage of the sunny weather to bike there and see what it looks like. There’s also a nice big park nearby (Jungfernheide), so I’d say it was worth the ride.
Time after time, season after season, Italian label Lazzari creates not just covetable clothes, but also beautiful lookbooks. This season, the mood is cozy and dreamy, and packed with pastels, of course. The clothes are to-die-for! Pizza print dress? Don’t mind if I do! Plus burgers! Cacti! Swans! French fries! The prints are off the hook. And the shoes, all the shoes look perfect to me. I’ve been following the site as products have been added over the past few weeks, and I had to pin pretty much everything. If that’s not a good collection, I don’t know what is. I’ll leave you with the photos now, before I swoon all over this internet thing.