Wednesday, 26 November 2014

25hours Hotel West Zürich

During the MBFDZ, Inès and I stayed at the atypical 25hours design hotel near the show location. I immediately liked the upbeat trendy ambiance they created with the playful and colorful interiors. Staying there was an experience to be savored. You will also find fun quotes in the bathroom, elevator or sheets. I share here pictures of different room styles and decors. Designs may a great for a hotel but nothing beats a comfortable night rest. Well, I slept like a baby and struggled to get out of bed to get breakfast!

I am also showing two outfits I wore in Zürich. Lately, I have gotten tired of wearing too many colors - an effect of the weather?

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Annabelle Award at MBFDZ


Nathalie Lukasik

Tosca Wyss

Elisa Kaufmann

Nitya Unju Park

Julian Seemann

JC de Castelbajac

Elisa Kaufmann, Annabelle award winner and Jean-Charles de Catselbajac

I was invited once again to attend arguably the premier fashion event in Switzerland, the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Days Zürich (MBFDZ). I will share with you not only my impressions of the shows but also my experiences during the event as well.

I kick-started the MBFDZ at the Annabelle Award. There was guest-of-honor and judge, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac who delivered an address to the evening. The show started with Studiowinkler, winner over the past two years and whose designer outfit I wore for this evening. She was then followed by the five finalists: Elisa Kaufmann, Julia Seemann, Nathalie Lukasik, Nitya Unju Park, and Tosca Wyss. The designers showcased very eclectic styles but their collections all shared a sharp edgy originality.

Nonetheless, my eyes were caught by Elisa Kaufmann’s structured creations which emphasized colors (rather than patterns) and drapes and folds of the fabric. For some of her outfits, she daringly blended-in wooden pieces and accessories. She deservedly won this year’s award – Bravo! I was no less impressed by Julia Seemann's collection. She forged denim into structured pieces and mixed them with other fabrics. She was playful with lengths and cuts but did not include any close-to-body designs. Her oversized hat really killed it on the catwalk!

JC de Castelbajac closed the evening with his colorful collection set against the dynamic rhythm of electronic music. Not only were the designs splendid, the unusual choreography of having the models in two rows to face the public blew us off our seats!

Attending fashion shows is not only enjoyable experience, but also gives me an extra breath of inspiration for my styling ideas. I could hardly wait for what lay before us over the next two days!

Wearing: studiowinkler blouse & pants / Jean Richard watch / Giorgio Armani clutch

Monday, 24 November 2014

Traveling-Comfy Look in Zürich

Inès and I arrived on Thursday morning for the MBFDZ. We just had time to drop our luggage before leaving for meetings and fitting sessions in the city. Hence, I went for a traveling-comfy look. We took these pictures next to the river. I have been wearing non-stop this H&M coat. So we do not always need a big luxury brand to create a big effect or make a statement.

Wearing: La Redoute boots / H&M pants & coat / Zara blazer & tee / Thomas Sabo necklaces / Avinas Jewelry rings

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Everyday cannot be a fashion show

Lately I have been taking pictures of my outfits almost every day . Do I then have to always look my best at all times? Well, few of us have a lifestyle or public image that requires us to dress up daily. That is why this blog is also about sharing casual low-key looks (how we are dressed perhaps 80% of the time?). I wore my La Redoute leather pants which has stretch fabric on the inside legs for comfort. The sky-blue wool knit served as jacket over a white shirt. I finished the look with my new ZeroUV shades and silver vintage clutch.

Wearing: ZeroUV shades / H&M earrings / Converse shoes / GANT shirt / Vintage clutch