Category Archives: Clothes
I’m still hooked on prints and colors. Although I want everything in dark green at the moment I can’t wait to hopefully find a light tweed coat, in a fun color, or perhaps a sweater or tee in a fun print with fall colors. I know J. Crew would be ideal for this, but that we don’t have here. I guess I have to take a trip to COS.
This little black skirt by Ètoile Isabel Marant is already sold out everywhere and I understand why, it looks perfect. The hunting begins for this skirt that will go with everything from a white crispy shirt to a black satin top, heels or sneakers.
I have always thought I shopped like a man: diving in for one day at the beginning of the season, hitting two destinations and leaving with all I need for the next six months. Which tends to be exactly what I left with six months previously, and six prior to that. I’m a creature of habit. I’ve had two hairstyles in my life, the crop and the bob, and repeated them in succession since I was 6 years old. It’s the same with my clothes.
Three seasons ago I bought a white Céline shirt – oversized, mannish, perfect. It was the full stop to my search. Then Céline repeated it in the following resort collection, which the brand refers to as Spring. Identical but crisper than my original one was by now, the new shirt had seen less of other people’s red wine, less of my dry cleaner, less of life. I had to have it. I now have five, all the same to you but individual characters to me. There’s a Céline biker jacket I’ve tried on 15 times since June 2010 – I will have it, but not yet. I don’t need to panic-buy, because once again, it is a repeat. And it’s not just Céline. At Balenciaga there are the punk shoe, DB blazer and skinny pant. Acne has the Rita suede jacket and shift dresses. Season after season, there they are on the rails.
This isn’t designers running out of ideas; this is loyalty. Fashion has woke up to the fact that we don’t change every six months – or years, for that matter – so why should it? It knows we want to live a little in our clothes without fear of destroying them, never to be bought again. We want new, we want perfection, but who is to say we want different?
By Kay Barron, fashion features editor of Harper’s Bazaar UK.
Bikini season is almost here and I must say that Australian brand Zimmermann sure knows how to make beautiful printed bikinis. I have a hard time deciding which one is my favorite. If you want to go budget, my favorite Oysho has several pretty ones as well. Just remember, mix matching your bikini with a different top and panties is the right way!
I’m really into yellow at the moment. I would love something simple in yellow, a dress or a shirt. This one by Cacharel is a good one.