Dawn to Dusk

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Same outfit, two ways. The concept takes you from office to evening and is as easy as a simple change in outerwear (or for more formal occasions, a change in footwear – metallic Manolo BB pumps or a sleek evening sandal).

Statement coats were all over the Autumn 2018 runway shows back in February/early March (in all four cities) and this trench by Massimo Dutti hits all of the right points: Prince of Wales checks, pops of colour, 70s-style lapels and understated details. Until we get out of this winter weather, coats are still a must for daywear, and pairing the pastels with darker shades creates a colour-popping contrast.

I’m going through a blazer moment right now, and I fell in love with this peak-lapelled velvet number because of its Tom Ford s/s 2018 runway feel to it (minus the hot pink hue!). Blazers are foolproof for evenings and pairing a strong masculine piece with a feminine slip dress is one of my favourite combinations. The mix in textures elevates the look (velvet, evident from the runways, is here to stay) and can work just as well with a pair of dark skinnies and a slinky camisole.

P.S. Yes, navy and black do go together.

trench: Massimo Dutti/ blazer: Massimo Dutti (and on sale!)/ slipdress: Aritzia

photos: @comfycarn

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Spring Campaigning

The Spring/Summer 2013 Campaigns are rolling in…

The link between all of them is how dissimilar they seem to be! They emulate perfectly the way fashion seems to be heading at the moment… in no single straightforward direction.

The trend is that there is no trend, as seen from the varied collections themselves, which makes it so much more fun to plan your wardrobe (although the actual choosing process may be a tad more difficult!).

I love trying to figure out the inspiration and ideas behind the photos that the designers try to emulate – they often come up with quite imaginative scenarios. Speaking of which… check back soon for the Chanel campaign (of course I hadn’t forgotten about Karl!), there’s a surprising background story which comes along with it…

Here are some of my favourites so far, including Marc Jacobs, Saint Laurent, Prada, and Raf Simons’ first RTW campaign for Dior. Click through the images to see them full sized.