L’Amour

Lately, I’ve been thinking about my old Birkenstocks, a white pair of Madrids. They got dirty quite easily as I wore them all the time, so this time around I’ve gone for black. Of course that means they go with everything which means there’s every likelihood that they won’t leave my feet. I love the black buckle detail.

If you’re looking for some too, I found them cheapest here (and you can save a few more pennies with this code ‘NEWSLET10′).

Style&Minimalism | Birkenstock - Madrid in Black

Birkenstock – Madrid in Black 

Trench Topic – Vogue España, February 2014

Style&Minimalism | Trench Topic - Vogue Espana, February 2014

I love this modern, edgy take on women in suits, shirts and trench coats which appeared in Vogue España‘s February edition. Perfect inspiration for these transitional spring months in London.

Style&Minimalism | Trench Topic - Vogue Espana, February 2014

Style&Minimalism | Trench Topic - Vogue Espana, February 2014

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Style&Minimalism | Trench Topic - Vogue Espana, February 2014Photographer Jason Kibbler, Stylist Brian Molloy, Model Louise Parker, Make-Up Artist Pep Gay, Hair Stylist Brian Buenaventura and Manicurist Gina Edwards

 

The Simple Things

Style&Minimalism | New Additions | COS - 3 Cotton T-ShirtsMy friend in the know, Danni, told me a while ago that COS make really good t-shirts but not having been in the market for new t-shirts until recently I saved this little snippet for a later date. She was so right, boy, do they make good t-shirts. The cotton jersey is a medium weight which hangs beautifully and isn’t too see-through and the cut is flattering. I may have gone a little overboard buying three in one go but when you’re on to a good thing, why not?

 

Alexander Wang x H&M

Style&Minimalism | Alexander Wang x H&M collaborationAlexander Wang is one of the most important voices in fashion today. He understands exactly what people want to wear and does it with an energy and passion that’s infectious. It feels incredible to be collaborating with him this year.
Margareta van den Bosch, H&M Creative Advisor

It would seem Alexander Wang is collaborating with H&M, what fantastic news, huh? I loved their last collaboration with Isabel Marant and I really can’t wait for this one; Wang, as I’ve said many times before, is a legend. The collection is due to go on sale 6th November.

Shopping List

Going for a leg lengthening outfit in today’s Shopping List; a long leather pencil skirt and nude heels should do the trick.

Shopping List Outfit 69

Topshop – Black Leather Calf Length Pencil Skirt
Kristen Elspeth – Bar Stud Earrings
Dion Lee – Cross Strap Top
Comme des Garçons – Red Leather Pouch
Vince – Kasia Mules

Molami – Bight Earphones

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  • Style&Minimalism | Molami - Bight Earphones
  • Style&Minimalism | Molami - Bight Earphones
  • Style&Minimalism | Molami - Bight Earphones
  • Style&Minimalism | Molami - Bight Earphones
  • Style&Minimalism | Molami - Bight Earphones

I’ve mentioned Molami’s Bight earphones before so you may well have read about how well designed they are and the incredible materials they use to make them. I can now proudly say I’m the owner of a gorgeous white leather and gold pair! I’m a details kinda girl and Molami are all about the detail, from the interchangeable ear pads of varying sizes to the gold microphone and controller; everything is very well considered.

 

Samsøe & Samsøe S/S14

Style&Minimalism | Samsøe & Samsøe | SS14

Exciting news, Samsøe & Samsøe‘s UK site is up and running! I’m so pleased I can now shop the full collection of this amazing label, there are lots of stockists out there but they just never have the pieces I really want.

These are my favourite looks from their present, spring summer collection. God, they do such great jackets and coats, really loving the loose fit double breasted navy blazer below.

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Kicking Back – Vogue US, April 2014

Kicking Back - Vogue US,  April 2014 featuring Daria Werbowy

Vogue US hit gold for me with this editorial featuring stunning model, Daria Werbowy. There are all my essential wardrobe colours in this shoot: navy blue, grey, cream and camel. The story was shot by Karim Sadli and styled by the legend that is Grace Coddington.

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Photographer Karim Sadli, Creative Director Grace Coddington, Model Daria Werbowy, Hair Jimmy Paul & Make-Up Diane Kendal

Argh, No Internet For 3 Weeks

Recently, builders renovating the house next to mine damaged my phone line (which for some unknown reason is not on my property but on my neighbours), thus disabling my internet connection and therefore MY BLOG!! It’s still not fixed, BT have sent out three engineers who have all reported back that there’s 6ft of dirt covering the line, which is what I told them in the first place. Needless to say, my blog has had very few posts in the last three weeks; I’ve grabbed what little connection I’ve had here and there but I’m really sorry if you’ve been checking back and found little change.

My fingers and toes are crossed in the hope that I’ll be back online soon!

L’Amour

My wardrobe could be full of black leather skirts and I still don’t think that I would have enough. This black leather mini skirt by one of my favourite designers, Helmut Lang, is another one that I would happily slip into my (ever expanding) fantasy leather skirt wardrobe. Now to make fantasy a reality…

Helmut Lang - Black Leather Mini Skirt

Helmut Lang – Black Leather Mini Skirt