Hanneli Mustaparta - Fashion Week - Paris En voyant ces photos d'Hanneli la magnifique, je me souviens de la Fashion Week et de son ambiance si particulière. Je me souviens qu'elle déteste qu'on la prenne en photo sans qu'on lui demande si elle est d'accord au préalable. Je me souviens qu'elle a un tatouage au poignet droit que je n'arrive pas à déchiffrer et que j'aimerais bien savoir ce qu'il y est écrit ... Simple curiosité. Photos by Fred - Easy Fashion Paris
Over time I have accumulated so many felt accessories and clothing items. In the following week I would like to style outfits inspired and revolving around the felt pieces. It seems the most popular periods for felt cut outs would be the 1920s 1930s 1940s and 1950s
Outfit details: Shorts: 1950s plaid, from Bohemian Bisoux Top: Red turtleneck from a chinese company on ebay Coat: 1960s fur trim red coat from Bohemian Bisoux Belt: 1930s felt cut outs of people, hearts, farm, animals, flowers, and a house Scarf: 1940s felt people cutouts Tights: Primark
Happy Black Friday everyone! If you are more of an online shopper like I am, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite clothing items that are on sale right now. Maybe you're buying for a mother, sister, friend... or simply adding something extra to your cart as a present from Santa [or an early Christmas present ;] Either way, here is a little bit of shopping inspiration.
Here are my top 10 sale picks that will more than likely be finding their way to my home right about now...
And here are some other online sales going on right now at some of my favorite stores! Happy shopping!! xoxo,
Posted by Bethan Holt, Junior Fashion Editor at Large
Self-gifting is a fancy marketeers phrase for "spending the money you intended to spend on others on yourself". It's sort of like the post-recession version of maxing out your credit card where instead of simply spending more money you re-allocate the funds you'd initially meant to go towards your Grandad's new slippers/ your Mum's pyjamas on, oops, on a new pair of shoes. In the US, self-gifting is expected to account for 20% of festive season spending, rising to 35-40% on Black Friday and the following weekend.
Perhaps calling it self-gifting is one of those delusory tactics which makes us feel a bit better about what is essentially splashing out on one of the many, many tempting things shops cram themselves with at this time of year and which we are supposed to buy for our nearest and dearest, rather than ourselves. Part of the 'problem' is that you are so easy to buy for. This morning, Kate Brindley, Liberty's Head of Marketing and Communications, tweeted about the forthcoming Nicholas Kirkwood sample sale:
Of course, the Nicholas Kirkwood sale is perfect for self-gifting because, unless you have a sister or a very generous best friend, nobody else in your gift-giving line-up is likely to make the effort to elbow into a sample sale and have the knack to pick out the gems. Self-gifting is all about the gifts only you can really give yourself. In a way self-gifted presents might be the most useful but do they take away the charm of the practical, comfy slippers you unwrap from your Auntie on Christmas morning?
Harvey Nichols are pinning all their Christmas hopes on the notion of self-gifting with their very funny "I spent it on myself" ad campaign. In fact, they see it as such a retail moment that they have produced a range of super cheap gifts like gravel for £1.61 or paperclips for 99p to give a tiny section of their store a bit of a Poundland vibe. You give these miserly gifts to your loved ones on Christmas morning as you stroke your new Givenchy bag or twirl in your Dolce and Gabbana party dress. The logical conclusion of the trend would be stuffing the whole "giving" concept and us all just gathering on the 25th December to show off the big purchases we've treated ourselves too in the last few weeks. Bit sad, no?
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all enjoy the time spent with loved ones and reflect on all of the reasons you have to be thankful. I have so many this year, and they include my wonderful and supportive husband, my amazing family and friends, and of course, YOU. I truly could not do this without all of you, and I feel so blessed to have such kind and supportive readers! I hope you all have a day filled with happiness and love!
Good afternoon dear readers! It's been a lovely and sunny, but cold day in my city. I had to bring out the full gear, read as : woollen gloves, beanie, giant scarf and warm socks :D I've been having crazy busy times, but it's getting a bit more calmer now, just perfectly in time for the holidays. I've been also shopping for Christmas presents and I'm now finally done and my next mission is to buy home decor and decorate my home ready for the holidays. It definitely helps me to bear with the lack of daylight and cold weather outside.
I can now officially confirm that next year I will have my third solo exhibition in Helsinki and I already have an open offer to have my 1st solo exhibition in New York in 2016 too. There're lots of plans and ideas for the next year that aren't agreed on yet, so I won't talk about them, but I will as soon as they're official. I'm very much looking forward to my next conceptual photo shoot in week and half. I've been craving to shoot proper set of fine art photographs for 2 months now, so you can imagine how excited I am :)
Have a great evening/ day everyone!
I'm wearing: Boots - Steve Madden, Jeans - Diesel, Shirt - Ralph Lauren, Kimono - Winter Kate, Necklace - Deni design, Ring - HOH1960, Bag - Tory Burch, Coat - Isabel Marant pour H&M