Jumper: c/o George at Asda, Faux Leather Trousers: Lipsy, Shoes: Dolce&Gabbana, Bag: Saint Laurent, Ring: Lulu Frost, Bracelet: JeannieRichard
Images by Maheen
Before Christmas knitwear is fun. It’s geeky, festive, warm and cosy.
After Christmas knitwear gets annoying. Suddenly there’s static in your hair, it’s all itchy and inconvenient because what you really want to wear are floaty dresses and your most comfortable of tees, even with awkward rock bands printed on them. It’s okay if you never actually listened to their music.
At this point knitwear has a pivotal role to play. To me, unless you have a journey to Thailand booked, January – February is a bit of a cretin of a period. It really doesn’t inspire to keep up with those resolutions you have set out for yourself after the clocks stroke midnight. The only thing that motivates me to roll out of my bed during this dark vortex of two months is wearing something that truly flatters, and knitwear doesn’t always.
Thankfully this understated turtleneck jumper tunic does. Mixed with a pair of cigarette faux leather pants, the most comfortable Dolce&Gabbana heels ever made and the fluffiest Saint Laurent bag, the knitwear morphs into a canvas to all of these embellishments. This look is easily transferable from day to night with some extra eye-liner, not much more. Useful, now that there is some daylight creeping in. Longer days are coming.
This is my second look from my #WaysToKnitWear series. The first one is just here.
Jumpsuit: Beyond Retro, Sandals: Pedro Miralles, Sunglasses: Dolce&Gabbana c/o Sunglasses Shop, Necklace: c/o Jewelry Coco, Hat: Partica, Ring: Saint Laurent
Images by Ahmed Fayed
Location: Goodwick, Wales
Breathe, breathe in the air.
Don’t be afraid to care.
Leave but don’t leave me.
Look around and choose your own ground.
Long you live and high you fly
And smiles you’ll give and tears you’ll cry
And all you touch and all you see
Is all your life will ever be.
Pink Floyd – Breathe
The transition from summer to fall for me is in the added crisp freshness in the air – it is the time when I feel most alive. The images above have been taken on a short break in Wales, where all my boyfriend and I wanted to do was breathe in that cool fresh air and switch life off. Believe me when I say that in my mind I am still in Wales, looking at the sea from our hotel balcony.
As today is the first day of London Fashion Week, aka #LFW, I would like to celebrate the whole of Fashion Month with you. By that I mean showering you, my readers, with some awesome giveaways. Two items from this outfit will be given away – can you guess which ones? Come back on Monday and find out!
Meanwhile, please vote for pret-a-reporter at the Zalando Blogger Awards! The chance of winning it will not only make me smile but also dance around the room. So please give me a reason to cha-cha-cha.
Dress: c/o Tmart, Sandals: Antik Batik, Necklace: Fashuun Village, Headband: Accessorize, Vest: Monton, Bag: Handmade (by mum & I), Earrings: Kenneth Jay Lane, Ring: YSL
Images by Ahmed Fayed
When the truth is found
To be lies
And all the joy
Within you dies
Jefferson Airplane – Don’t you want somebody to love
The only thing that’s missing in the background is a Mystery Machine. As the festival season is upon us – I decided to go for a very boho outfit with peasant white lace, generous eye liner and sandals by Antik Batik. The result? Time travel to 1969. Just add Janis Joplin, Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead to your playlist.
Dress: Kain, Earrings: JeannieRichard, Sunglasses: Gucci, Sandals: Louis Vuitton, Ring: YSL
Isn’t Israel something? A place so beautiful it hurts. It taught me quite a few things but mostly to slow the fuck down. I am not going to go all hippie philosopher on you but I am going to tell you this, living the moment is so much more important than capturing it and uploading to Instagram. I travelled around Israel for two weeks and I didn’t end up taking too many images (literally just a few more than I posted here) simply because I absorbed every experience like a sponge. I really and truly enjoyed lingering in the moment, allowing myself to feel grateful, surprised, appreciated, biting and chewing slowly instead of an instant swallow – the latter is something the workforce and educational facilities trained me to do: quantity AND quality AND quickly. Faster, Edita, faster. Israel got me out of the sausage machine and back to basics; to inhale, exhale and enjoy all that’s right here and right now.
I ended up wearing this Kain dress for most of my stay, it’s perfect in its simplicity, requires zero thought and gives you the possibility to mould it into whatever you want. In the previous post it’s styled to look like a glamorous evening dress, here it plays the role of a functional basic – a must-have when absorbing high-levels of otherworldly beauty that is the landscape of the Promised Land.
I prefer not to touch any political or religious subjects but I am going to say one thing: the sight of the Wailing Wall, the most beautiful mosque right next to it along with stunning historical churches all around the Old City Jerusalem make for a gorgeous and peaceful sight.
Bag: Zatchels (thanks to Surfdome), Trousers: Miss Jolie, Trench: Sonia Rykiel, Top: Katharine Hamnett, Earrings: Kenneth Jay Lane, Ring: YSL, Nails: Jacava (in Definitely Red and Smooth Liquid Gold), Pink Hairspray: Claire’s, Pumps: Boohoo
Images by Ahmed Fayed
The warmer, lighter, better days are here, my heart is content. I could never imagine I’d wear my white pumps so often; one would think they are the most unpractical shoe in the world colour-wise at least. And yet, here I am, one year on and I am still discovering new ways to style them.
Speaking of all things white, Sonia Rykiel’s trench is an amazing specimen showing white done right. One false cut and it could look like a surgeon’s backup robe, and yet smart tailoring mixed with the right shade of white provide a great level of synergy nowhere close to a surgery theatre.
Coming to the pink punches of this oufit, isn’t this Zatchels satchel the bomb? The boyf said that the colour was blinding him which is why I decided to wear it the entire weekend while out with him. Adding to that was the pink hairspray from Claire’s which gave it that pastel crayon shade.
I’ll finish off by saying that this was the perfect opportunity to wear those Kenneth Jay Lane emerald-look earrings. They are my new favourite toy.