August 9, 2012
My recent awareness of being part-swedish (hard to believe, I know), combined with my undying love for Acne Studios, gave me a serious craving to go to Stockholm. Being the jetsetter that I am, I felt it was imminent to my title and reputation as a travel freak to follow through on this craving. Well – I am now obsessed with all things Swedish. The food, people, architecture, night-life, fashion, you name it. You could probably tell me something is Swedish just to make me love it.
I think the best part of my experience in Sweden was seeing the Acne Studios Flagship store and hearing all about it’s history. It was an utter shock to me to find out just how influential the story is. The Acne Flagship store on Norrmalmstorg is one of the most famous buildings in Sweden. Formerly a branch of Kreditbanken, this was where the 1973 bank heist took place which introduced the world to Stockholm Syndrome – a psychological phenomenon where hostages grow empathetic towards their captors. What used to be the vaults are now storerooms where Acne stocks their beautiful denim range (see below). Needless to say, I purchased 3 pairs (among too many other things) during my visit to the store. Overall, it was a wonderful experience seeing the store, and finding out that the hostages and their captors still pop in for a visit from time to time. The staff at Acne were absolutely wonderful (as is everyone in Stockholm) – they gave us useful recommendations on where eat, party, and just hang. I highly recommend visiting Riche for a meal/night out.
Up at 8am for a day full of shopping at the Acne Flagship store (wearing sunnies mainly to hide how tired I was)
Some of their S/S12 range (it was May when I went so they were still showing this)
Definite favourite of mine in their footwear collection for S/S12
Acne has essentially made the design of their store around the architecture of the original building
Love the pillars
The wonderfully dynamic yet minimal denim collection
Snowdon Blue Collection
April 5, 2012
HERE WE GO! Street Style Thursday, in celebration of the long weekend. What are all your plans? I’m starting mine off with some ridiculously good (anti-regime) food at Meat Liquor in Mayfair… i.e. burgers, chips, onion rings, chili dogs, and pretty much every type of fried goodness that comes to mind. YUM. Who doesn’t love a heart attack in a meal? Anyway, back to the style of the streets. Streets of Brick Lane that is (duh). Let’s look to these people for inspiration this weekend:
These guys are just kewl. Nuff said.
Blue hair. HELLO.
Happiness is a warm gun. Same with this killer coat.
Tom Ford sunnies & Levi’s acid wash denim shirt
This hair is cray.
All photos taken in Brick Lane.
March 9, 2012
Words cannot describe my love for Rag & Bone womenswear. Despite its high price point, it always manages to make its way into my closet. My secret you ask? Okay, fine. I’ll give it away. I only shop Rag & Bone off of www.theoutnet.com, which is Net-A-Porter‘s discount website. This is likely the most resourceful website when it comes to designer sales. They have offices in New York and the UK so shipping is never expensive, and they offer free returns. WIN WIN WIN. Minus my bank account.
These Surf Knit Leggings are new to R&B and have literally sold out everywhere. I am dying for a pair of these. HELP.
Hanneli Mustaparta in the lovely Jodhpur Plum legging jeans
I own these. I love these. This is how they make me feel. Get them here. QUICK! While they’re still on sale!
Introducing, the Hart collection. Dont. Miss. Out.
Another pair I would do anything for. Goetz Print Legging. Pastel perfect.
Silver Tuxedo Blazer. Hello.
Last but not least, the Newport Wedge.
February 29, 2012
There’s nothing like a man with a true sense of style. Check out these great looks that I captured during London Fashion Week for inspiration. My favorites were outside the Nicole Farhi and Burberry Prorsum shows.
This guy sure knows how to pull off Nordic flannel tights!
James Dean look will NEVER get old
Suspenders, literal bows, and thick glasses.. cool.
Fur, white frames, and mixing brown tones
Get the classy-casual look by pairing a blazer with trousers
Light washed jeans
February 24, 2012
And that’s a wrap. LFW FW12 showed us some very exciting trends that fall has in store, notably from Mary Katrantzou, Nicole Farhi, Acne, Mark Fast, and Mulberry (to name but a few) . For now, I’ll share with you some of my favorite streetstyle looks from the week.
Power to the flower
White blazers & shiny shoes
Ombres & furry hats (been debating an ombre for quite some time now…)
Photographers attack Jordy like a flock of birds due to her vibrant coat
All photos shot by Lauren Luxenberg taken at British Fashion Council LFW showspace & Royal Courts of Justice
February 17, 2012
Well this is exciting. This LFW I get to actually attend numerous shows & events on behalf of MTV and my blog instead of working them. Starting tomorrow I’ll be sending numerous updates with streetstyle pictures & trends, and bite size reviews and sneak peaks from shows including Markus Lupfer, Issa London, Nicole Farhi, and more! Get excited! For now, here is what has been trending so far for fashion week street style:
Mint/Sea foam Green
Spurts of colour
January 30, 2012
1) Fur (obviously).
2) Sheepskin 3) Dr. Martens
4) Jean Jacket avec Sheep Skin Interior 5) Cords
6) Colourful Jumpers
7) Plaid 8) Tapered Jeans 9) Thick frames
Photos Taken (from top to bottom): Carnaby Street, Hanbury Street, Hanbury Street, Brushfield Street, Brick Lane, Brick Lane
December 26, 2011
Patriotism at it’s finest with some Hudson’s Bay action
October 25, 2011
Some older street/beach style pictures I meant to post… the first couple are in front of my new flat in London!
Notting Hill Carni
Being silly in Mallorca
DJ B immersed in seniors
Essentials: moleskin, ray ban sunnies, mini wallet
October 24, 2011
Yes, that’s right. I will be jetsetting off to Barcelona this weekend for Halloween! I know I said the traveling and I were done, but I can’t seem to resist the opportunity to have one more trip in the sunshine. So apparently we are getting back together for one last weekend.
Last week at work was press week, which as I mentioned before is when the lovely editors and stylists from all the publications we deal with come to our showroom to view Spring Summer 12 collections. This basically means turning our showroom upside down and inside out. Chaotic times, but that’s no surprise.. just the nature of the industry. It isn’t slowing down either – we have two store launches next month and endless press events.
Here are some more streetstyle photos, a taste of Oktoberfest, and things I miss… respectively.
Pretty in pink.. I bought this sweater last week!
Denim on denim with a bit of yellow to break it up
The masculine female
Pumps with socks
Waffle & Wang
Terra Cotta (sp?) & Camel
Prints prints prints
Things I miss: A special visitor who came this weekend for my birthday!
My home girls
Being a beach bum! However, I will reunite with the beach this weekend…
Stay tuned for more!