Perfectly polished or deconstructed denim? I love them both equally. At the moment, I have an affection for the refined yet deconstructed denim pieces à la Vêtements and Marques’Almeida (pictured left to right respectively). The simple silhouettes with small touches of deconstruction is the definition of laid back luxury. If I were to splurge on a pair of jeans, it would be hard to choose between the two.
It’s no secret that history repeats itself, and it’s especially true in fashion. The proof? These ads and editorials span the last two decades of the 20th century, but aside from the baby-faced famous models, they could be mistaken for current editorials. Chunky rib knits, minimal wrap coats and tie around the waist styling is all so relevant at the moment.
Vogue 1986 // Shalom Harlow by Tom Munro for Vogue UK, 1997
Kate Moss for Calvin Klein, early 1990’s // Shalom Harlow by Kelly Klein for Harper’s Bazaar, September 1997
Amber Valletta by Patrick Demarchelier, Harper’s Bazaar, October 1996 //Kate Moss for Vogue UK, March 1993
For more inspiration from old editorials, visit my Pinterest board, < old good things >
What better way to start off the week than with some major interior inspiration from Azzedine Alaïa himself. The fashion designer rents out three 1,100 square foot apartments located next to his Paris atelier in the Marais. Converted from a loft in a 17th century building and furnished with the finest pieces from his private collection. Jean Nouvel, Arne Jacobsen, Marc Newsom, Pierre Paulin and Charlotte Perriand pieces transform the apartments into inspirational abodes. Each space has its own kitchen but breakfast is served from Alaïa’s personal kitchen each morning. The neutral color palette and minimal design of each piece of furniture and accessory has me longing for a Paris getaway.
To view more images of the apartments, visit The Wall.
Do you still blow dry your hair? I ditched the dryer a few years ago during an insanely hot New York City summer, and I never went back. During my dryer detox I discovered I had seemingly nice natural waves, but only in the back of my head. Other than trying to make the pin straight front of my hair mimic the back wavy waves, I had a bit of a frizz issue. Nothing crazy – no fro yo – but I wanted silky strands without the heat damage of the dryer. I’m not a huge hair product junkie either, I usually use one product at a time until I find the next product du jour. Since transitioning to organic and non-toxic beauty products, I haven’t found any must-have hair products… until now. The antidote for my minor frizz issue was in Original & Mineral’s Organic Frizzy Logic Shine Serum all along. I was lucky enough to get this free sample during New York Fashion Week and it wasn’t until I was in a pinch that I even tried the product, and seemingly fell in love, all in the same day. With certified organic argan and macadamia oil, this serum locks out humidity and keeps strands smooth all day. I usually apply the Organic Frizzy Logic Shine Serum when my hair is damp, but it also works well on fully dried hair.
My ring game has been quite minimal as of late. Two barely there, thread thin, gold bands have adorned my fingers for almost a year. It wasn’t until I saw this image via xkismet that I had the urge to wear chunky rings again. No rings are more classic and minimal than Tom Wood signet rings. The mini oval ring or cushion ring in simple silver are at the top of my jewelry wish list. Do you have a favorite signet ring?