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

Edita wears | Red underneath

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Top: Upcycled Vintage (From Brick Lane), Denim, Earrings: H&M, Trainers: Nike, Bag: Chanel, Bag Accessory: c/o RosaRed (Originally Necklace), Sunglasses: c/o Wudwuk
Images by Rebecca Cofie

“I discovered that if one looks a little closer at this beautiful world, there are always red ants underneath.”
David Lynch

Edita wears | Against the wind

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

Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it.
Winston Churchill

When it comes to Dorotea P London’s designs, they are kites. They are extremely structured, yet they lightly fly when touched by the wind, just like Churchill said.

When the photographer is the designer herself, there’s a different air to the post altogether. It’s like me in the images, only better. I am not surprised; someone who is as talented and kindhearted as Dorotea can only bring out what’s the best in people.

Apparently my left leg is what’s the best in me.

On a serious note, her Autumn/Winter 2015-16 collection, where this kaftan is from, does not follow any trends. It doesn’t set them either. Instead it inspires a cult. A cult of you, the wearer. You mould the pieces because your body enhances them. You interpret them on your own terms, in your own time.

You can view the lookbook on Dorotea P London’s website. Meanwhile, join me, as I wait for the unravelling of Dorotea’s new couture collection.

Edita wears | London Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2015-2016 Look Two

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Sunglasses: c/o Felder Felder x Silhouette, Ring: Yunus and Eliza, Dress: Omar Mansoor, Sneakers: Nike, Bag: Chanel, Leather Jacket: c/o Vero Milano
Images by Rebecca Cofie

Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don’t feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn.
Marilyn Monroe

I was simply obsessed with the idea of wearing sneakers with a floaty silk dress. Because I am a true doer, I converted my fantasy into reality this LFW and rolled up in a demi couture gown by Omar Mansoor and my ombre red to burgundy Nikes.

I am yet to meet a fashion lover who isn’t partial to dresses which synchronise and dance with the wind. It doesn’t matter if you are shooting from the latest Nikon DSLR or from an old iPhone, they always look very magazine editorial-y. Of course, just an evening gown wouldn’t do, I needed an unexpected punch and the sneakers worked perfectly.

I wasn’t the only one who thought the outfit worked. I was lucky enough to get papped and end up being the street style cover girl on Yahoo Lifestyle. More in my press section.

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Edita wears | Some birds

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Blazer and Trousers: c/o Hush, Heels: BCBG Max Azria, Top: Christian Dior, Skirt: Michael Kors, Lace hat: Creations by Liv Free, Bag: Chanel, Earrings: Traditional Pakistani Jhumkas
Images by Ahmed Fayed

Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.Stephen King – Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption

 

Stephen King’s literature defined me when I was growing up. He was that person who said it was ok for me to swear, and it was ok for me to be an awkward teen, and it was ok for me to not like things that everyone else seemed to be a fan of.

There was a time when I wished it was someone else who would okay all of these things for me rather than an author who knows not of my existence. But now I think if it was anyone else, I probably wouldn’t have listened.

I used to feel caged, as a matter of fact I often still do. The difference between being caged as a fifteen year old and a twenty five year old is that now I am the one who is doing all the self-caging.

But not with this outfit.

When hush approached me with their pieces of quiet luxury (the stitching, the fabrics, the cuts), I started moulding outfits in my head. The first thought was to go for a classic look – throw in a manly tie, brogues and go back to their PR team and say, there, here’s your outfit. Done.

But no.

It was that cage within me slamming doors and turning keys in locks again. I started to feel I needed wings or at least feathers. And so I started to rethink the outfit. I decided to add a subtle 90s twist with a feather skirt and trousers as well as double up the lace with this Dior vest and Creations by Liv Free hat. All of these touches made the look little bit more floaty, whimsical, poetic. A little bit more me.

I guess I am just not meant to be caged.