From Rick Owens and Stella McCartney to Balmain, fresh faces ruled the Paris runways for Fall 2014. I’m on board with this barely-there beauty routine for an everyday look, but for nighttime I’m leaning more towards the heavy black lids we saw at Dries Van Noten and Lanvin. I especially love that the black lids had a painterly effect. This anything-but-perfect black lid is something I can attempt to do myself for a night out.
One of my favorite models, Caroline Brasch Nielsen, brought structured Spring separates to life in the latest issue of The Last Magazine.Shot by Ward Ivan Rafik, Zara Zachrisson styled cropped tops with voluminous bottoms, defining an effortless uniform for Spring. The simple but bold Balenciaga cuffs worn throughout the editorial added an intriguing element to each look. Naturally coiffed locks by Tamara McNaughton and a fresh face by makeup artist Niki M’Nray, solidified the refined ease of Spring 2014.
To Read: I can’t wait to get my hands on Self Service Magazine’s Anniversary Issue with Edie Campbell on the cover.
To Shop: When I leave the house without perfume I feel naked, it is the finishing touch for any look. This month I am trying out The Olsen’s new scents, Nirvana Black and White for Elizabeth and James. Have you tried it out yet? Which scent do you prefer?
To Wear: I love transitioning from one season to the next because I get the most out of my wardrobe when winter just starts to show signs of spring. This year, I am most inspired by Maison Rabih Kayrouz’s Fall 2014 collection shown in Paris a few days ago. Dresses over pants, layers of chunky knits over poplin dresses… A recipe for transitional perfection.
To See: This week the fine art Armory Show has taken over New York. I can’t wait to spend a few hours browsing new artists and taking it all in. Check back next week to see what I saw.
Looking forward to Spring, but realizing we aren’t quite there yet, I designed a style that allows me to wear some of my spring dresses a little earlier this year. Made of structured felted wool, this angular style is warm and soft to the touch. Perfectly paired with this crisp white poplin dress from 3.1 Phillip Lim, it is an ideal layering piece to transition my winter wardrobe into spring. I can’t wait to wear it with high-waisted pants and over chiffon dresses.
This month, I looked to spring for inspiration, but got stuck in transition. The city started to thaw last weekend, and my thoughts were consumed by the patterns created by jagged angles of broken ice on sidewalks and snow melting off of buildings. Always drawing inspiration from opposing forces, this month’s design for Project de. combines structured softness and angled utilitarianism. If you follow me on instagram you got a sneak peak of this month’s design. Check in tomorrow to see the finished garment.