For this summer, I am craving this type of shirt dress: white, short, fresh, light, cool.
I did a lot of research (the one in the picture is Thakoon) and tried a lot of them (I tried on an Alaïa at Colette that’s still imprinted on my retina)(as well as the price tag) but each time something was just off…
I found out that the problem is that actually, a white dress can easily look pretty bland and way too waspy (Can you say that? What would be the equivalent in French, BCBG? Bon chic bon genre?)…
Like, with ballet flats it’s freaky, way too proper, not cool at all, -12 on the Altimeter of Fashion.
With sneakers it’s not bad but it casualizes (let’s say that’s a word) the dress too much.
With high heels, well you kinda have to want to go around in heels in summer. I don’t.
With Birks, I don’t think I am ready.
With Birks AND socks, why not? But would I stand the weird looks? (Oh, do you want to talk about the subtle difference between Birks with or without socks or are you just extra tired of hearing about those shoes?)
With combat boots, like in the picture?
Naaaaaaa, I love it. But it’s not for me.
Do you remember when I was telling you about wearing your blanket?
Do you remember when I was telling you about wearing plaid?
So, what do we say about a plaid blanket? Yeyyh! (Even more when it involves a sublime pair of boots…)
A really interesting Theyskens Theory show, with voluminous silhouettes and fabrics that I want to touch… And buy right away. And as I was telling you this morning, the tall boots that are giving me so many ideas. This is the kind of accessory that can give energy to any old wardrobe in one sec – but the important thing is, you should show some skin and not cover the leg entirely.
LAST NIGHT. Love the mood of these pictures that Andy snapped of me in the beautiful window of her hotel room last night. The view from there wasn’t too shabby either, could totally picture myself living in that hotel room!
SWEATER vintage Pierre Cardin. WAX COATED JEANS Zara. SHOES Depeche.
BOOTS. I’m actually starting to believe that the best finds are lurking in my own closet. These awesome, pirate-esque, Botkier boots from a couple of seasons ago are my latest wardrobe rediscovery and I’ve been wearing them non stop the entire weekend. Love the asymmetrical ”over-the-knee” cut!
A white silk blouse and classic riding boots - perfect partners for autumn dressing, whether teamed with luxe jodhpurs or a sweeping plaid riding skirt. These are Hermes boots (but of course) but we have some rather lovely alternatives on The Style Director…
Jacket from a second hand store in Cologne, Topman AAA collection shirt, Cheap Monday jeans, H&M belt, boots which he found on the streets after a flea market in Brussels, glasses from his grandfather, bag from his mother and golden button from some designer in Berlin.