Posts tagged ‘Outfit’

April 18, 2013

Acne Archive

by laurenlux

The shopping highlight of Copenhagen was going to Acne Archive. OH MY GOD. It is incredible. Not only do they have 70% off previous seasons collections… BUT they have unworn/unused samples from the current season. E.G. I bought a bag that I fell in love with in the Acne store but couldn’t afford for the life of me for 50% OFF at Archives. I guess it’s fair to say outlets can be hit or miss but this one was a HIT. Best hit of my life. If only the Acne Lila boot was there too.

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1. American Retro jacket

2. Acne Canada scarf

3. Etoile Isabel Marant jumper

4. Wang bag

5. Zara skort

6. Toga Pulla boots


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Acne Store Gammel Mønt

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Saint Laurent and stories rings

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Some pics from Storm Fashion

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Byredo perfumes at Storm

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Givenchy loafers

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Books + stationary… It was difficult for me to only buy one of these

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Acne Archive — if you don’t go you are MISSING OUT. Do the right thing.

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April 17, 2013

Elegantly Grey

by laurenlux

There are 3 ways to describe Danish style: minimal, structured, and sporty (but luxe). It’s almost like Nike meets Acne meets Chanel, all in one outfit. It was nice to go without seeing a Mulberry bag for 3 days. I’m not a Mulberry fan (sorry, I’m not sorry). From kids to adults, everyone was wearing cool trousers with trainers. I am insanely inspired by this look and already have my eye on the pair of New Balance below (the UKK 420). They would go perfect with a pair of leather pants. I do have to say though, credit mainly goes to my friend living in Denmark who had them. Trying to decide between getting a dark pair like this or a colourful pair is difficult, so I think I’ll just have to get both. Oh well.

Favourite brands in Denmark are: Samsøe Samsøe, Dansk, Weekday, Wood Wood, Storm Fashion. If I could choose an outfit right now, it would be this:

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1. Samsøe Samsøe Structured Tee

2. Wood Wood Hope Jumper

3. Samsøe Samsøe Stefani Skirt

4. Weekday Jewellery & Tote

5. Wood Wood New Balance 420 UKK

6. Acne Angora Scarf (last season)

April 16, 2013

København

by laurenlux

This past weekend I jet-setted to Copenhagen, or shall I say København (hehe). I am now in love with all things Danish. We stayed at an airbnb flat in Vesterbro, an up and coming area of Copenhagen. We hung out and shopped mostly around Vesterbro, Norrebro, and Indre By (central Copenhagen). Resisting purchasing every item that caught my eye caused me great pain and suffering. I know it’s a blessing in disguise, but I swear, shoes and clothes are haunting my thoughts and dreams. Help. I did indulge in a few bits, some you’ll see in upcoming posts and below. I must also mention that I highly recommend having brunch at Paludan or Granola. Next post I write will be a round up of Danish brands to keep in mind/stalk/buy/stop me from buying/etc.

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1. Wilfred Hat

2. Kenzo Jumper

3. New Icons Jacket (H&M’s new off-duty model collection)

4. Alexander Wang Bag

6. American Retro Trousers

7. Acne  Boots (yeah, I couldn’t resist)

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Acne Lila Boots in Black (Danish purchase, I had to)

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Brunch at Granola in Vesterbro

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Embracing the sunshine

May 15, 2011

Music takes you higher

by laurenlux

This past week was more eventful than expected. After coming home from Lagos I was hoping to spend the week relaxing. That failed rather miserably.. but in a good way if that at all makes sense. I ended up attending a magazine launch party on Wednesday (Twin Magazine). Being given the opportunity to do these things is surely one of the benefits of working in the fashion indsutry. Following the launch party at The Russian Club we headed over to Shoreditch house with some friends. If any of you ever get a chance to go there PLEASE try the burratta cheese.. it is to die for. Friday we ended up at an underground house music party in east London (Dalston Superstore) which was a great night full of music and dancing. I recently downloaded the Hed Kandi Beach House CD which is pretty good if any of you are interested. Saturday night we went to a friend’s loft/patio party in Angel… complete contrast of music from the first night given that it was filled with 90’s R&B but still great. I suppose my taste in music is rather ecclectic, if you will. Today of course (along with all my other Sundays) I spent the day embedded in vintage clothing/markets… mmm what a nice weekend! Here are some outfits I have worn recently.. along with weekend pics:

Embracing summer.. jacket – hm, skirt – vintage, shoes – vintage

New in: vintage jean jacket!

happiness

jacket – vintage, pants – topshop, shoes – vintage

favorite flats at the moment


bright stripes

friday night endeavors

patio/loft fun

April 19, 2011

How to be interview chic

by laurenlux

The question remains: How do you dress for a fashion interview? Coming from a business school that was almost entirely corporate, I have had to make changes to both my work style and wardrobe to dress appropriately for fashion interviews. At business school we were always told to dress in a suit. I personally believe that dressing in a suit hides your personality. I never really felt like myself when I was attending interviews  in a suit, regardless of the industry. When it comes to fashion though, it’s important to show a bit of character and a sense of style. The good thing about the fashion industry is that it tends to be a bit more casual (as opposed to corporate) and almost anything can be dressed up, and people tend to respect a creative sense of style. Below are some outfits I have worn to express myself,  as well as some wardrobe essentials that I think are great for interviews:

blouse – wilfred free, pants – wilfred, shoes – KG for kurt geiger, necklace – freedom

tapered pants & silky/chiffon blouse

plain black dress

the good thing about blouses like this is that they can be worn in so many different ways!

silk tapered harem pants (aritzia)

these can be worn with a blazer or any type of sheer blouse tucked in.. i would go for a chiffon-type material

chiffon blouse (american apparel)

military blouse (topshop)

navy tapered pants (topshop)

cream blazer (topshop)

sleeveless sunshine dress (wear with blazer)

Perrin shoes

strappy brown shoes (wear over tights or with nude nylon socks)

these are clearly for a man.. but i thought i would throw them in there because i LOVE these Wyred shoes!

March 28, 2011

District Line to… Middle of Nowhere!

by laurenlux

Another fun filled weekend. Friday went to this amazing Vietnamese restaurant in Shoreditch called Viet Grill. Ended up hitting some bars on Kingsland Road – Jaguar Shoes and Catch.. both pretty trendy places! Saturday we went to Broadway market and ate lots of yummy food. Follow that we dressed up as nautical prepsters and hit the boat race! It was actually a wild event – tons of young people everywhere drinking, cheering, and getting pumped up for the boat race. It was Oxford vs. Cambridge and Oxford won — we were a bit sad because we were cheering for Cambridge but still a fun time all around. The race itself was all of 10 minutes but the build up was what made it so exciting. After that we went to an amazing restaurant called Franco Manco which supposedly serves the best pizza in all of London! Trekking to the other side of the city sure was worth it. I think it took us about 1.5 hours to get there from where we were. Got my fix of streetstyle pics at those places plus of course Brick Lane, which is getting even better now that Spring is here…

Yummy risotto at Broadway Market

Twins with this guy 

Meat distribution

Mmmmm vintage… did I mention I got a pair of shoes for 17 pounds? I have shoe addiction issues…

Boat race crowd

Nautical

Full on boat wear… minus the leather but can’t say I didn’t try

pants – zara, jacket – religion, top – hm

Puppy = baby

Loving the spirit

March 24, 2011

The Perfect 5

by laurenlux

According to Nicholas Kirkwood, my friend and fellow intern Jasmine has the perfect size 5 feet. Last season Nicholas Kirkwood asked Jasmine to model her perfect feet in all of their size 5 shoes. She actually went to Italy (Milan and Bolognia) to try on shoes in their production house. Apparently the ideal size 5 foot is quite thin, so we always ask her if she diets her feet (running joke in the office).

So the weather these past couple days has been beautiful, and to embrace that we went to Berkeley Square Park to sit on a bench and enjoy the sun. Work isn’t as busy this week, but press day is coming up soon which will be madness — fun madness! Sometimes chaos is nice my friends.

Inspiration: Chanel

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dress – topshop, leather – religion, shoes – KG by kurt geiger

March 21, 2011

The Latest

by laurenlux

Busy weekend my friends! Went to some pubs in Angel on Friday, enjoyed the beautiful weather on Saturday by walking around my area only to discover a vintage market I had not seen before. Not that I need any more shoes, but purchased an irresistible pair of vintage brown leather booties (see below) for a very reasonable price. That night we revisited our favorite club in Camden Town, Proud. Always a good time at Proud despite the large line. Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day once again and to embrace it some friends and I wondered through Brick Lane and discovered some nice boutiquey shops. I also discovered the Religion store – which is one of my favorite brands sold at Topshop; rather expensive but very edgy and cool. Check out their stuff on http://www.religionclothing.co.uk/. Here are some streetstyle pics from this week:

Inspiration: glasses

Michelle & Elana

Inspiration: Dr. Martens

There is nothing I love more than street music..

Vintage shoes I purchased

skirt/shoes/necklace – vintage, top – wilfred

February 16, 2011

LFW

by laurenlux

London Fashion Week is crazy! Days have been flying by like minutes. Invites for the 8 shows have been posted or hand delivered, and now its just a matter of getting all the samples requested to the necessary people. This can be quite a complicated process. When a sample goes out it needs to be booked out in the system, and often times press requests certain looks when the items are still out. It can take a while to get them back from certain publications, especially if they are international like Elle US. As a result, people often need to chase them.. something I have learned to do in the past couple days! In addition to the samples being sent out and returned, there are also different presentations that need to be organized, such as Karl Lagerfeld for Hogan A/W 11 collection. From the PR side of things, we deal with all of the planning of the event including invites, venue, press, etc.

The first show that I’m working is Saturday morning and we need to be there 2 hours before – so at 7:30am. There is another one in the evening, and more shows on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Super exciting! This should really be a fab experience. I am very lucky to be jumping into this right as fashion week takes off…

 




More bags for invites!!

Dim sum time!!

so lovely to see familiar faces after a long day…


coat – vintage, snood – hm, top – all saints

 

In the moment: crochet


crochet – vintage, shoes – office

 

In the moment: buckles

February 13, 2011

Weekend update

by laurenlux

A day in the east.

Hey guys! Thought I would update you on how the weekend has been. So far, 3 words can sum it up: party, work, and shopping. Friday night my friend from Paris got in and I have to admit reuniting with her was such a great feeling. We ended up going for drinks with some people in Shoreditch at two places, one called Kalu Kaley which was basically an underground cocktail bar where the couches were made of bathtubs cut in half. The cocktails were very unique, and there were so many to choose from! Even their names were something you wouldn’t find at any regular bar… like Fizz Fizz Bang Bang, All that Jazz, Thunderbolt Peach, etc. Next, we went to this place called the Hoxton Pony, which was more of a hipster club scene but also very fun. We had a post dance party at my friends flat which I think was the best part of the night. Can never have enough dance parties!

Yesterday I worked for most of the day because we had a bunch of invites to get ready for the shows next weekend. We did the invites for Jonathan Saunders and Marios Schwab. Working on a Saturday isn’t something I would normally have to do, but there is so much preparation that goes into fashion week, so it was necessary. I still managed to get Jordy to some shops around Regent Street in between making the invites so it ended up being a productive day!

Last night was my friend Scott’s birthday party and we drank at his place (starting at 8pm.. sooo early!) and then went to Proud in Camden where we had a booth/stable reserved for us. What an amazing night! What I loved most about this place was that it used to be a stable, so all of the booths were themed differently and still had the horses names. I horseback ride myself, so I loved this. Our stable was named Sea Biscuit.

Today we are going to spend a day in the east (central-east) in some of the markets I have been raving about. We are also going to try going to a new area in Islington called Camden Passage.

Feature: Jordy

top – Topshop, scarf – Artiztia, purse – vintage, shoes – JC

In the moment: leather

top – American Apparel, necklace – vintage, pants – hm, boots – JC, lipstick – hold it by Benefit

Kalu Kaley


Scotty

Post dances


Invites for London Fashion Week

Nuff said.

Beyond Retro – amazing store off Carniby Street!

Pics from last night to come later…

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