Edita wears | Streets of Oxford

Edita in Oxford

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Top: Christian Dior, Skirt: H&M, Scarf: Valentino, Belt: Vintage, Prescription Eyeglasses: c/o GlassesShop.com, Bag and Sandals: Louis Vuitton
Images by Ahmed Fayed

I said I’d been making a small investigation of his past.
– And you found he was an Oxford man.
– An Oxford man! Like hell he is! He wears a pink suit.
– Nevertheless he’s an Oxford man.

F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby

Oxford is beautiful. The city centre is one big Barcelonian Sagrada Familia, without the pineapples. You’ll get a variety of different kinds of gargoyles instead, so intricately made, they seem to be staring right at your face, rather displeased, belittling you.

And one does feel dwarfed when surrounded by grandiose buildings of such colossal historical significance. To somehow heighten your relevance, you suddenly feel the need to learn: put your glasses on and blow some dust off an ancient leather-faced book.

While I need to dig out my own medieval book of serenades and chansons de geste of knights long gone, I have been lucky enough to be approached by GlassesShop.com and be given a pair of prescription eyeglasses to try out (they do sunglasses too). Oxford seemed to be the right location to be seen in these 60s shaped glasses. Though the style certainly demanded a grandpa sweater to complete the bookworm sort of look, a librarian is not what Oxford made me feel. I felt like an explorer, an appreciator. I was the one to be shhh’ed at instead of shh’ing at everyone else. There is no place for silence in my library.

Edita wears | In his clothes

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Shirt: Episode (Amsterdam), Fedora: Boohoo, Jeans: H&M, Shoes: Clarks, Necklace: Bijou Brigitte (Verona)
Images by Ahmed Fayed

“I’m so tired of playing
Playing with this bow and arrow
Gonna give my heart away
Leave it to the other girls to play
For I’ve been a temptress too long
Just give me a reason to love you
Give me a reason to be a woman”

Portishead – Glory box

Almost every day I find myself opening a wardrobe and reaching out for a shirt.

Pretty normal, huh?

But it is not my wardrobe that I seem to be opening, and it’s not my shirts I keep on subconsciously wanting to wear – they are my boyfriend’s. In this post, the previous one, as well as in a ton of others I am wearing clothes that are his, not mine.

There’s something comforting about how oversized they are, how beautifully sewn and masculine they are supposed to look. But when I wear them, the latter point goes vice versa. Another reason to be a woman in this glory box.

Edita wears | Double denim

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Bag, earrings and glasses: Chanel, Denim: Levi’s (c/o House of Fraser), Pumps: New Look, Necklace: c/o RosaRed, Pearls: Asos
Images by Ahmed Fayed

“I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: The most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity – all I hope for in my clothes.”
Yves Saint Laurent

And so I walk in the park and gardens where Anne Boleyn used to walk. While the Tudors went on pleasant strolls in their finery and pearls, I go in double denim and let the pearls remain. In today’s terms, I am overdressed. I can’t decide whether that’s funny or sad.

Edita wears | Pieces of Italy

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Jacket: Vero Milano, Sunglasses: Prada, Boots: Clarks, Dress: H&M, Jewellery: Amrapali

“Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow,
That I shall say good night till it be morrow.”

William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Coming back to London from beautiful Verona and its surroundings was a true test of will for me. Missing my flight and staying in that state of mind was a very alluring prospect. But then I thought, it’s not necessarily the place that made it special, it was the circumstance – a wedding of a friend so close, calling her a friend feels too distant.

Buying a ticket to Italy is easy, but buying a ticket to pure happiness is very hard. Especially because this state of bliss always has a time cap on it – why is it that we designed a life where human joy is temporary and the mundane is the norm?

Edita wears | New aesthetics

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Top and skirt: Dorotea P London, Necklace: Givenchy, Bag: Chanel, Ring: Yunus and Eliza, Pumps: BCBG, Sunglasses: Gucci
Images by Dorotea Pospihalj

“New aesthetics, new education, new ways of relating to the outside world and new relationship with oneself. They all have a common starting point – quality.”
Dorotea Pospihalj