Posts tagged 7 for all Mankind
// ON STICKING TO CLASSICS //

Sometimes I get bogged down with fashun.

My mind gets all cluttered with the idea of attaching sequins to water shoes or wearing socks with sandals. I get fixated on oversized coats and slip on shoes. I troll style.com and Pinterest, scroll through the endless pages of Net-a-Porter like a robot in a trance... looking, searching for the next great thing. Then I snap back to reality. I remember that in fact there are plenty of things in my closet that I love and can wear. I don't need to buy into any trends or get anything new because really what I love (and want to wear) are the classics - of which I have plenty.

Pea coats, Breton stripes, skinny jeans - these are my default items. Each season, regardless of what comes in and out of fashion, these are the pieces I wear over and over again. All I need to do is take off the jacket and swap the boots for Birks and, voila, I've got my summer uniform sorted.

Wearing: Gap jacket, Aubin & Wills jumper, 7 jeans, Balanciaga boots, American Apparel bag and Dolce & Gabanna sunglasses.



Oversized coats

There's a cupboard at my in-law's house in Sweden that is full of strange treasures. It's where I found this killer hat and jacket combo for example. Somehow every time I visit it seems to be stocked full of new vintage gems.

This past trip I was rummaging through it when I came across an oversized tweed coat. My eyes widened and I yanked it out with greed. I ran to the room next door and flung it on over my snowflake flannel pajamas and did a little twirl in front o f the mirror. 'What do you think?' I eagerly asked my husband. His response? 'You look homeless.'

Undefeated, I went out to the kitchen to ask my mother-in-law if I could borrow it. 'Keep it,' she said, 'I got it for 6 pounds at a second hand shop and it's too big for me.' Exactly why I love it - it's too big. The shoulder seams droop too far down, when buttoned the shape is bulbous and awkward plus the sleeves are a bit too short. Nevertheless, to me it has  certain charm. 

Wearing: vintage coat, & Other Stories hat, 7 for all Mankind jeans, Celine bag and Vans.



SOMEWHERE BETWEEN HERE AND THERE...

I love new pieces of technology. Ever since I received this Samsung Galaxy Note it has been glued to my side. I use it mostly for just browsing the web. It's a great little companion and looks super cute tucked inside this Nicholas Kirkwood graphic leather case.

These photos were taken on a rainy day last week in Zurich. I'm currently in the US on holiday with my family and it feels like these photos are from a million miles away. I'm out here for the next few weeks so expect lots of cheesy American themed photo shoots coming up.

Wearing: Gap coat, 7 for all Mankind jeans and Topshop boots.

MY AUTUMN UNIFORM...
Hanging out at the Tuileries

Hanging out at the Tuileries

Tuileries 2

Tuileries 2

Tuileries 3

I tend to get in a bit of a funk when it comes to getting dressed. When I find a formula I like I just stick with it. Lately that formula has been this leather jacket, skinny jeans and soft jumpers. This is all I've been wearing lately and I have no desire to change it. It's simple and basic - nothing revolutionary about it at all. But I don't care because I like it. These photos were taken a few weeks ago when I was in Paris. The leaves at the Tuileries were changing colours and it was incredibly beautiful.

Wearing: Paul & Joe Sister jacket, Muriee scarf and jumper, 7 for all Mankind jeans and Isabel Marant sneakers (stolen from Shini).

Photos by Shini

ARMY GREEN FROM TBA...

I'm currently completely obsessed with this coat from TBA. It's a boxy fit with contrasting leather panels, which I love. It also has shearling around the neck which gives it an even cosier feel. Lately I've been wearing it with mens knitwear underneath and skinny jeans.

Wearing: TBA Petra coat, Jaeger jumper, 7 for all Mankind jeans, Converse and American Apparel bag.

Photos by Kit

FOGGED UP AND FROZEN...

It's really cold. Like minus 15 degrees celsius in the middle of the day cold. I'm from California. I don't know how to deal with this kind of weather. There are two options: embrace hermit mode and refuse to leave the house or channel my inner yeti. The second option involves Ugg boots and a scarf wrapped around my face so many times that I can't see or breathe. Neither are good. But, this week I have enjoyed running around my flat in shorts and a tank top, giggling at people outside slipping around on the ice.

Today I branched out and decided to venture onto my roof to take some photos. Only, after two minutes my lens had fogged up and was starting to form little ice crystals. Hence photo three. Blurry washed out nothingness, I learnt, is what my camera gives me in minus 15 degree weather.

Wearing: Jigsaw coat, Jaeger cashmere sweater (stolen from my husband), 7 for all Mankind skinny jeans, Converse and Celine bag.

Thank you Freddy for taking these. xx