Case Study: Colors as Neutrals


I’ve spent years editing my wardrobe and as a result, many of the bright colors and printed pieces have been donated or sold in favor of solid neutrals that are more timeless. Every year I get an itch to invest in a little color, but my only criteria is that the color must act as a neutral in the way that it still coordinates with the rest of my wardrobe. This editorial is a great example of how the idea of ‘Colors as Neutrals’ can work successfully. Stylist Elodie David Touboul effortlessly pairs soft yellow and terra-cotta with a base wardrobe of black and white. The simplicity of a single color, livens up any look when paired with neutral essentials. This editorial is two years old, but the mix of colors still feels fresh, which is essentially the ultimate goal. Do you wear a color that you consider a neutral? Leave your thoughts in the comments.


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View more work from photographer Axel Filip Lindahl here.


Best of Fall 2016 Paris Fashion Week

best-of-fall-2016-paris-fw-lemaire-fringe-scarf-desmittenParis Fashion Week, the icing on the fashion week cake… The best of Fall 2016 Paris Fashion Week, in my opinion, are captured in these images. The silk fringe scarves at Lemaire, which were styled effortlessly under almost everything that walked down the runway. I added this to my wishlist before I finished scrolling through the runway images. Neck scarves were everywhere, and Phoebe Philo adopted the tied idea to the new handbags for Céline. The color palette at Hermès felt fresh. Warm camel tones were punctuated with sherbet hues. The bold brows and soft waves at Stella McCartney felt relevant with a tinge of nostalgia. What were your favorite Paris Fashion Week moments?

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Images via Self Service Magazine, and CR Fashion Book.


A Little Céline Pick Me Up


While trolling the internet, I can get caught in a daze, viewing thousands of images, until I’m numb. Everything begins to look the same and blend together. Today was one of those days, but this Céline campaign sparked some inspiration inside me. I’m putting down the laptop and working on creating with my hands… Have a relaxing (or productive) weekend!!

Xx Christina


Editorial Eclipse: Autumnal Warmth


Maybe it’s the 70’s trend that won’t go away, or just the need to warm things up a bit, but I can’t get enough of the rusty neutrals that pair so well with black and white. This Céline clad editorial juxtaposes the rusty blush backgrounds with achromatic ensembles for a modern take on monochrome.

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View the rest of the editorial over at Look de Pernille.


Must Have: Glove Shoe

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It’s not the first time I’ve talked about the glove shoe… I mean, who wouldn’t want a shoe that fits like a glove? Made in buttery leather that forms to your foot, the glove shoe is the Fall replacement of the summer slide. Take your pick,  Martiniano // Rachel Comey// Maryam Nassir Zadeh // Celine. And beyond which designer- do you go with a flat or low heel, suede or leather? And even still, which color? Stark white or one of the brassy, buttery, vegetable colors that would add a welcomed, unexpected element to any achromatic look? I am drawn to the glove shoe because it makes me nostalgic for the hours of dance classes I took growing up. I remember how comfortable my jazz shoes were, but they were never to be worn outside on concrete, almost as if they were sacred. What is your favorite version of the glove shoe? Here are some of the many to choose from…


Martiniano // glove shoe // $395 flats // $540 for 1 3/4″ heel


Maryam Nassir Zadeh // Roberta // $379 // 1 1/2″ heel


Celine // soft ballerinas // $590 flats // $770 for 2 1/2″ heel