Have you heard of VVVintage? It’s a new vintage clothing shop established by songstress extraordinaire VV Brown. A few weeks ago, when I was in London, I had the chance to meet up...Read More →
Have you heard of VVVintage?
It’s a new vintage clothing shop established by songstress extraordinaire VV Brown. A few weeks ago, when I was in London, I had the chance to meet up with VV for a drink with fellow music buff Nik Thakkar. We talked about everything from Eminem to eavesdropping and I instantly warmed to the entrepreneur. VV has taken a little break from music to pursue a project she’s passionate about: up-cycling clothes. ‘We waste so much in the west,’ explains VV, ‘and the idea that most of our clothes goes to land fill is a sad concept. Vintage and recycling materials is a great way to help the environment and the community.’ I couldn’t agree more.
On Sunday June 24th VV is going to be hosting a tea party alongside Just My Cup of Tea to help celebrate VVVintage. Since I can’t be there myself I’ve requested to have two of my readers attend the event in my place. So, who wants to go?
Leave a comment to be entered into a competition to win the two tickets. Please note: the event will be taking place in London and I sadly cannot cover the cost of airfare/travel. Explain to me why you want to attend and you’ll have a better chance of winning.
London, I love you always and forever.
My recent trip to England was #insane. So many wonderful things happened and every day felt like a total whirlwind. Highlights included: staying with Charlie May and Lexxie, meeting the people behind Tank Magazine (Kim and Caroline are amaaazing. Yes, Caroline ISSA, she told me I was gorgeous and I pretty much died. I’ve adopted her as my mentor even though she doesn’t know it yet). I discovered Shini has WAY too many shoes, went to the Nelly party, ate lots of burgers and milkshakes and managed to catch up with some of my favorite PR people including Susie at Trace, Harriet at HPR, Rachel at Shine and the stuffed bear at Varg (we had a little cuddle). I had so much fun. I got to ride a Boris Bike and roam around east London like it was nobody’s business. I got lost every day. I FINALLY did some summer shopping (at Aubin & Wills) and I got to spend an afternoon with VV Brown and Nik Thakkar. Love. That was all in one week… no wonder I came back home exhausted.
This coming summer I’m doing a bit of a traveling tour. For simplicity’s sake I’ll keep my plans updated on this blog post. Things always tend to change last minute but at the moment this is what my summer is looking like. Also, for the record, I work freelance and have time to take on new projects… so if you want me for anything please holler this way (stylecrusderBOOKINGS at gmail.com). Merci. xx
p.s. long term plans for the blog include a book (which I’ve recently started writing) and a mentorship program. If you’d like to talk to me about either of these two things or support the cause please let me know. I’m looking for sponsors and people to work with. Kiss kiss.
June 14-24th: Zurich
June 25-30th: London
July 1-10th: Zurich
July 11-27th: Sweden
July 28-August 23rd: Zurich
August 24-28th: Copenhagen
August 29-September 12th: USA
September 13-19th: London
September 20-25th: Milan
September 26-October 3rd: Paris
Dear World, do you love the resort collections? I do. They’re a peek into the future and a heads up on what to start wearing now. Yah, it’s elitist and confusing but it’s also grounded and totally aspirational. Why wear what’s in the magazines now when you can start dressing like resort 13? The thing that’s standing out most to me from the presentations are the proportions. Clever layering is being used to create a new silhouette. I like it, a lot.
I also like the colour palette. It’s earthy and taupe. Taupe. That’s right. Let your clothes be taupe – give your personality the chance to be colorful.
Above you’ll find some of my favorite looks from some of my favorite designers. I loved the little cliche plastic bag at 10 Crosby and the magenta dress worn over a white shirt with sandals at Elizabeth & James. There are so many good looks. My favourites are the ones that feel a little awkward but are beautiful for their strangeness. There’s a traveling foreign vibe trickling into the collections which I love. Personally I’ve always felt a bit like a global gypsy… just give me some gold hoops and a silk scarf to tie on my head and I’ll read your fortune. Seriously.
Hope you love the resort collections as much as I do. Sending my love to you always and forever. xx
All images from style.com
Fashion is a strange thing.
Brown leather. White linen cropped top. Bell bottom jeans. If you asked me a month ago, I’d laugh in your face at the mere mention of these items. Surely they are outdated and totally uncool. Well, wide legs have started creeping into my life. It’s scary but I’ve started having the desire to swap out my skinnies for trousers with a looser fit. Uh-oh. The tectonic plates of fashion are shifting… and I’m mildly scared. Errr… anyway. I love this white linen top. It has an elasticated waist and sits right at my belly button. Yeah, technically it’s belly baring but if you wear it with something high-waisted it looks like an ordinary top. I like. I’m still uncertain how I feel about baring my belly… it just doesn’t seem very lady like.
p.s. I’m mega addicted to my little collection of Tank Books. They are adora-bable and are operating as my go-to accessory… until I get a puppy.
Wearing: Paul & Joe Sister jacket, Koto Bolofo white linen top from Anthropologie, J Brand jeans, Moheda Toffeln clogs, Bottletop Luciana bag, Tank books Kafka edition and random friendship bracelet found at a market.
Photos by Fredrik