Skirt: Prada, Jumper and Biker Vest: Karl Lagerfeld, Glasses: Chanel, Boots: Rag&Bone, Jewellery: from my Bedouin Jewellery collection
Images by: Ming Lun Chan
Only the one who wears this skirt knows that it’s very out there. Seeing as I am the one who wore it – here’s the big reveal: if the wind blows your legs are on show due to the wrap effect of this otherwise rigidly designed kimono skirt. I decided to weigh it down a bit more with an oversized biker vest from Lagerfeld’s most recent collection. I succeeded, no one ended up knowing what the colour of my underwear on the day was.
Another reason why Prada is the label to watch right now is the upcoming premiere of The Great Gatsby where both Miuccia’s labels, MiuMiu and Prada will take center stage. The sketches I have seen so far made me want to watch the flick all the more. The book itself I adored, goes without saying.
Back in outfit-town, I also decided to try out the biggest trend of the season – eye-burning neons. Five have-you-had-your-builder’s-breakfast-yet jokes later, I started feeling very natural in this acid yellow shade. Also, I don’t think the outfit would be complete without me being all four-eyes, if anything it added a touch of geekery to the otherwise slightly too trend-led for my liking attire.
This is not the first time I am mentioning my love for chai on this blog. I love its complicated spicy flavour, it keeps one warm when arctic winds pierce through one’s coat, a zillion layers, skin, meat and muscle just to add a frosty finish to one’s bones. February – you are supposed to be dead already – it’s April!
Congratulations, Damla! Luck’s on your side as you were selected at random to become the proud owner of an awesome necklace from Fifth&Orient. An email will be sent to you shortly. Thanks to everyone who participated – can’t wait to host more giveaways with amazing gifts to be won!
Pants: Stella McCartney, Top: Sonia Rykiel, Bag: Chanel, Shoes: Walter Steiger, Cuff: JeannieRichard, Other Jewellery: From my own collection
Images by Ming Lun Chan
Stella is probably the only designer I’d encourage to run around with scissors. I adore these front slit pants, they are so right and so wrong. If the wind blows, your legs are on show full-on, but it’s totally safe, unlike wearing a seriously slit dress when the weather’s on the temperamental side. You get me.
Sightseeing images – Cape: Benetton, Skirt: MaxMara, Wellingtons: Hunter, Bag: Knomo, Jeans: New Look, Glasses: Chanel
At the Chancel – Blouse: Givenchy, Denim: New Look, Shoes: Belstaff, Blazer: Dolce&Gabbana
While this post isn’t necessarily about clothes, more about how amazing the British countryside is, I do have a piece of fashion advice to share. If you want to enjoy a rustic UK retreat and not care about anything at all – your Hunters come with you. Invest in high quality wellies – budget-basement ones are fine for city life but will rip in a second from rocky surfaces and sudden slopes. Also be ready for wind. Lots of wind. Image number three is evidence to that.
For your knowledge, this is probably the most practical I have ever been in terms of clothing. I mean I am even wearing specs. Jeez.
Coat: Valentino Roma, Fur throw: Grandmother’s, Heels: Christian Louboutin (last seen here), Bag: Chanel, Turban: eBay
Images by Ming Lun Chan
You say turban, I automatically say Maharaja. It’s just the way my brain functions. This outfit is so theatrical – it underlines the elegance of a certain era from the past, or perhaps an era which never existed. I just really wanted it to.
Dress: Couture Alma (vintage), Shoes: Christian Louboutin (last seen here), Clutch bag: Chanel
Images by Ming Lun Chan
“It was on the moral side, and in my own person, that I learned to recognise the thorough and primitive duality of man; I saw that, of the two natures that contended in the field of my consciousness, even if I could rightly be said to be either, it was only because I was radically both; and from an early date . . . I had learned to dwell with pleasure, as a beloved daydream, on the thought of the separation of these elements.”
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson
I have recently been asked whether or not my blog was a form of escapism from my rather serious business-based professional background. No is the answer, a definite no. It’s simply a part of who I am. Just like the only couture frock that I own, snatched by my mother from a charity shop back in my home town, I believe that no one is one-dimensional in this world.
The split personality of the dress above is what makes it wonderful, a serious wool pattern front and a fetish leather back. I call it my Jekyll and Hyde dress as it embraces this “thorough and primitive duality” that Stevenson spoke of – the law abider and the malicious rebel.
Blouse: Givenchy (last seen here), Trousers: Stella McCartney, Shoes: Walter Steiger (last seen here), Bag: Chanel (last seen here)
Image by Agata Bosak
It took me a lot of courage to write up this post. People who know me in person would agree with the following – I can never accept a compliment properly; I start feeling awkward, not worth it and end up blushing and looking down. True story. That’s why the blog is here. I am pushing myself to better myself and so far it’s working.
Ever since I started posting personal style photos, which I began doing regularly only in the end of last spring, pret-a-reporter all of the sudden got a very positive response. YES, I thought to myself, it’s blood, sweat and tears (literally) but I am doing something right! Over a period of a few months, the blog has been featured in quite a few places, 5 of which I’d like to share with you.
JeannieRichard, who kindly approached me and made me one of their first brand ambassadors, also regularly feature my style on the brand’s blog. So regularly, that they decided to have an Edita-centric column where I incorporate their amazing jewellery into my style. The brand had this to say about me: “the beauty from Lithuania and mind you, with much brains to pack a power punch at any intellectual or political dialogue.”
Freddie&Cinnamon – is another place where you can find my style featured. You can also catch me wearing F&C jewellery quite often both on and off camera. The brand had this to say about me: “Edita is a talented reporter writing about business trends by profession, and fashion inspirations by passion. She refers to herself as hooligan, but she has a beautiful soul. She is restless in her journey to share her personal style and inspire others. We’re sure to follow her closely and wish her all success in the world!”
E-tail Webstores added me to their favourites both on their website and Facebook page. The reason? “Because has anyone else ever made the train seem so sexy?” (FYI – they referred to my Mind The Gap post)
Motilo, designer candy mecca and blogger network, interviewed me a few days ago, giving pret-a-reporter the title of Blog of the Month. Here’s how Motilo sees me: “Our blog this month says it all in the title, Pret-a-Reporter is a blog coming straight from the fashion frontline. The Lithuanian lady behind it, Edita Lozovska, provides unique shoots, inspiration, advice and analysis of all the newest trends. Her ‘on the ball’ attitude never lets her followers down, and they are the drive behind her regular updates.” Motilo got it right too – I really appreciate each and every reader being here.
Cosmopolitan Blog Awards – being on the shortlist among other bloggers who I adore and worship is already a victory to me.
Thank you all for reading my blog. There is still a lot of improving to do, but hey – not bad for a newbie, eh?
It feels amazing to attend a catwalk show every now and again. And this one was special as it reflected something I have always stood for very firmly – mainly the fact that vintage can look even more modern than modern itself. I was not proven wrong, on the contrary, the show added to the rightfulness of my intuition thus making me very, very happy. And a teensy tiny bit smug.
It started off with the dark damsel in distress chic – think black velvet, tulle and lace with a bit of a Victorian Era touch. It then continued into the classic black and white, sequins and jumpsuits, come-sleep-with-me undergarments and the star of the show, the gold lamé gown – very Blake Lively from the Gucci Première ad.
I simply wanted to drown myself in the splendour of vintage Diors, Ossie Clarks and Chanels that have been both on the runway and worn by the viewers, who looked as if they too should have been part of the catwalk show. Hats off to the stylists who made this show happen and avid vintage lovers who made this a fashion night to remember.
Dress: Vintage Gianni Versace (I am fanatical about the “V” neckline detail), Bag: Chanel (last seen here), Platforms: Minimarket (last seen here), Earrings: from my Bedouin jewellery collection.
If you are interested in places where you could score some high quality vintage goods, have a read though my Vintage Shopping in London guide.
Some images are perfect.
Others only have perfect pieces.
Shirt: Calvin Klein (last seen here), Trousers: Dorothy Perkins, Brogues: New Look (last seen here), Glasses and Bag: Chanel, Tie: borrowed from the boyf (has potential to be stolen too), Ring: Freddie&Cinnamon
I had to do something just for me – put an outfit together and wear it with my glasses. Some of you might remember my struggle with bad vision and dealing with feeling like the lesser person when I had specs on. No more, no more, no more.
I’d also like to remind everyone who likes my blog to vote for pret-a-reporter at the Cosmo Blog Awards 2012. I can be found under the new fashion blog category. It would mean the world to me. Just click on the banner below.