Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Les Chiffoniers Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection

Today I dream about the edgy A/W 2013 collection by the cult London label, Les Chiffoniers.

The brand was founded by Leena Similu who has worked at Stella McCartney and Jill Sander. Leena took the fashion world by storm by re-inventing and revamping leggings, designing pieces in PVC and sequins.

The brand is adored by some of the world's most famous super models like Kate Moss, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley or Anja Rubik who wore Les Chiffoniers' trousers in one of the episodes of the Polish edition of Project Runway.

The new collection is innovative, raw and full of unexpected details. I love the combination of different textures and fabrics. Leena is using difficult fabrics like leather, heavy silk and organza. It's quite hard to make them look flattering and feminine but Leena cleverly managed to do so by folding the leather into pleats to make it look feminine or by adding the texture of a knitted jumper to a leather sweatshirt.

What do you think?

Photos from Leschiffoniers.com

A Leena demeanour :)

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Heimstone Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

After being asleep for a long time ;) today I dream about the wonderful Spring/Summer 2014 collection by Heimstone.

This lovely French label was founded by Alix Petit in 2007. Originally it was an accessories brand, then swimwear was added and finally Alix decided to design a whole collection. 

The newest collection, titled "Iceberg", was inspired by Alix's trip to Australia and its name refers to the natural pools of water formed in the white stone overlooking Bondi Beach in Sydney. The collection is also influenced by the Alice Springs desert park and Bondi Beach surf culture. 

In the collection we can see many references to Australian culture like the polka dot print which is a reinterpretation of Aboriginal paintings, prints of surfers which were photographed by the designer on a beach in Sydney and the beer print drawn in watercolour which is taken from the design of an Australian beer. 

I love the eclectic mix of prints and patterns - it reminds me a bit of the style of Julie Sarinara from Sincerely Jules who in my eyes is the master of mixing and matching different prints. The collection is very feminine with all the flowy dresses and silk shorts but also urban and definitely comfortable.

In my opinion it has a slight Isabel Marant feel to it as it combines loose dresses with suede boots and brave combinations of prints.

Below are my favourite looks from the collection, how do you like it?

Photos from Heimstone.com

Surf's up! :)

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Tory Burch Resort 2014 Collection

Today I dream about the latest super chic Resort 2014 collection by Tory Burch.

Firstly, I have to admit that I was never a huge Tory Burch fan but this amazing lookbook has changed my mind completely. I don't think that there is one person who is interested in fashion and has never heard of Tory Burch. This talented American designer has gained a huge amount of loyal fans, won several fashion awards for her designs as well as earning Oprah Winfrey's endorsement since founding her label in 2004.

The new collection is a mix painterly impressionist-like florals, chic stripes, delicate pastel colours as well as classic crisp white and navy, all with a subtle nautical feel. I know you might think "Florals? For spring? Ground breaking" but then again, what's spring without florals?! :) 

The mesmerising lookbook was shot around the pool and among the palms of the legandary Chateau Marmont. To get more of the spirit of the shoot, you have to see the campaign video made by filmmaker Shane Sigler who captures models Laura Kampman and Mirte Maas. 

What a nice break from the surrounding winter!

Photos from Toryburch.com

Here comes the sun!

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Lovisa Burfitt Illustrations

Today I dream about these fantastic fashion illustrations by Lovisa Burfitt.

Lovisa is a Sweden-based fashion designer and illustrator who lives and works in Provence, southern France. She graduated from the Beckmans School of Fashion Stockholm in 1997 and in 2001 she was invited as a guest student at the Royal College of Art in Stockholm.

Lovisa previously worked for clients such as: Sephora, Guerlain, Selfridges, H&M and Harrods. She has also illustrated many issues of Vogue, ELLE, Grazia and The Sunday Times. She mainly draws fashion as well as accessories, food, make-up, flowers, interiors and more.

The pictures were taken by Kristofer Johnsson for RUM21. They perfectly illustrate how much personality a great print can add to the whole interior. How do you like them?

Photos from Agentbauer.com

Love Lovisa!

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Lauren Santo Domingo's Apatment

Today I dream about this stunning duplex in Paris which belongs to Lauren Santo Domingo.

Lauren Santo Domingo is the co-founder and creative director of the online retailer, Moda Operandi. She's also a contributing editor at Vogue. In the past, Lauren has worked as the PR director for Paris-based J. Mendel and also for the PR department of Carolina Herrera for the Puig Group. She's well known for her immaculate personal style... and her stunning apartments. 

Here you can see her one of a kind New York apartment and thanks to Vogue Spain we have a chance to take a peek inside the gorgeous interior of her Parisian duplex. 

Although this space isn't really my style it instantly charmed me with the luxury visible in every detail and in every room of the apartment. The interior was designed by the legendary decorator Francois Catroux who decided to keep the original 18th-century boiserie and plasterwork which certainly ads a glamorous factor to the whole space. 

Every single piece and detail is well thought out and together they create the perfect balance of luxury and comfort. How do you like it?

Photos from Quentindebriey.com and Sukio.com

Expand your mind with LSD ;)

Friday, 15 November 2013

Nanushka Autumn/Winter 2013

Today I dream about the gorgeous Autumn/Winter 2013 collection by Nanushka.

Nanushka is a great Hungarian label created by Sandra Sandor in 2005. I was first introduced to Sandra's designs by this Fashionitka post in which she showed us Nanushka's spring collection. I instantly fell in love with the combination of elegance, femininity, comfort and effortless chic.

Sandra's urban designs are perfect for living in a big city. Thanks to the boho details and easy to wear silhouettes her collections remind me a bit of Isabel Marant's style.

My favourite part of the collection is definitely the coats and jackets. I love the neutral tones as well as the clever and eye-catching details. How do you like it?

Photos from Nanushka.hu

I'm Hungary for more! :)

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Apiece Apart Fall/Winter 2013 Collection

Today I dream about the wonderful Fall/Winter 2013 collection by Apiece Apart.

I have previously mentioned the brand founded by Laura Cramer and Starr Hout regarding their Spring/Summer 2013 collection so when I saw the new lookbook I couldn't help myself from presenting it to you once more.

The collection features all my favourite colours which bring autumn to mind - burgundy, navy, black, cream and mustard which to me will always be a 'pumpkin colour'. I love the oversized shapes, nonchalant silhouettes, hats and pointed flats combined with heavy coats.

This is how I imagine my dreamy looks for every autumn - effortless and chic, but then all the snow appears and I have to dig out the snow boots and the good, old down jacket and all the 'autumn charm' is suddenly gone...

Let's not get depressed by the weather just yet, next time I'll show you Apiece Apart's newest Spring/Summer 2014 collection which I'm sure you'll love as much as I do!

Photos from Apieceapart.com

Apiece and love! :)