2014/10/31

six.

The infamous Oxford workload has been eating up most of my time (and mental strength) recently, but in the middle of it all I managed to take pictures of the leather vest people from Koshka kindly sent over. It's perfect for layering, especially with knits and sweatshirts, and because the weather has been warm enough to step outside of the house without a winer coat, I pretty much haven't taken it off since it arrived.
I have also become a big fan of sport socks and sportswear in general, the way it 'kills' a otherwise very dressed up look, or the way accessories and layering can elevate it to something more than gym clothes, whichever viewpoint you prefer.

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LEATHER VEST - C/O KOSHKA | KNIT CARDIGAN - MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA | MAXI DRESS - MONKI | CHAIN NECKLACE & BRACELET - VINTAGE | GOLD EAR CUFF - INFINITINE | SOCKS - NIKE | ANKLE BOOTS - TOPSHOP | SIX BADGES - DOVER STREET MARKET

2014/10/24

globetrotter.

Having spent most of my life in a middle-of-nowhere environment, I am very grateful for being able to explore new places. Travelling is a way of leaving everything behind and bathing in the wind of temporary freedom, it's a way to broaden your horizons, explore new cultures, and eventually look at yourself with different eyes. It can be a reality-slapping, or new-found-home experience, but it is always enriching in some way.
I am not qualified for the title 'globetrotter' just yet, but I very much hope to become one. And cross out all the cities on these tights.

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ROAD TRIP PRINTED TIGHTS - C/O TRENDYLEGS | COMME DES YAMAMOTO BIG TEE - NOPPELABO | WHITE PLASTIC CHAIN - MONKI | CHAIN RING - C/O INFINITINE | SNEAKERS - H&M | EARRINGS - GIZA TOKYO

2014/10/22

the art island.

It was David LaChapelle who said, 'I believe that art saves lives.' I feel like Naoshima, a small island in the Kagawa prefecture, Japan, is a place where you yourself can experience what LaChapelle meant. Art breathes on you together with the clear wind from the sea.

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2014/10/20

happy birthday DSM.

I arrived to England in late September, just in time for Dover Street Market's 10-year anniversary. Sadly, I missed the massive front door installation, but at least I was able to get my hands on something from their memorabilia - Six magazine badges were my item of choice.
In the elevator (Working my way from the top to the bottom was my strategy.) I overheard a girl saying 'Whenever I come here, I feel dressed inappropriately.', and when I glanced at my outfit, I realised DSM is indeed a store that makes you want to dress up. It is somewhat imposing, but in the best way. The four floors filled with amazing interior design, clothes, accessories, shoes, and now even rare books and homeware, make you strive for self-improvement. The attention DSM puts into every little detail to transform a former office building into the perfect retail environment is in itself inspirational. Happy birthday, DSM, I, as a keen observer, am looking forward to how you change and grow over the next ten or hundred, perhaps, years.

2014/10/18

#moodboard : RED

The starting point are two of my favourite SS15 shows. Yohji Yamamoto expressed perfectly how I want to look and Rei Kawakubo how I want to feel. The laid back black and white layering on the outside and the fire burning on the inside. This will stay with me for a while.

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