Friday, 27 February 2015

Shades of Black

Pictures by Ken Moos
Editing by me

As the name warned us, The Diesel Black Gold FW2015 collection wasn’t about exuberant colors. With an extravaganza of shades of black. Andreas Melbostad, showed off his mastery of cuts. In one showpiece, he mixed a crop jacket with a chunky knit worn on a flippy mini. Going further, he mixed knit, lace, embroidery, leather and subtly introduced men's style for women. He also introduced off the wall details such as marking the waist line with parachute straps or replacing spikes with ring-shape studs. In a similar mood, I went for a total H&M look with a contrasting mix of textures and cuts, but in shades of gray (…less than fifty) - flared trousers, a mini sixties-style jacket, an oversized coat, my DIY veiled beanie and my most practical bag. We shot the outfit at two location, in front of the show held in the financial district and in the streets. I also included two pictures of Alison, and I as we were walking out.

Wearing: H&M total look (DIY beanie)

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Ides, New York

Pictures and editing by me

At the Ides in New York, we had a blaast… of wind in the enduring cold. You have to take my word for it - we could feel the chill bite through to our bones as we took the pictures. This rooftop bar in Williamsburg was such a cool place to chill out (puns not intended…). Through the big windows you could see the neighborhood against the backdrop of Manhattan from a new perspective. The small size of the room and its dark walls create a welcoming and cozy atmosphere, the more so with sunlight streaming through the windows. How delightful it must be out on the wooden terrace in the summer. We will be back!

Address: 80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Raise The Flag

We took the opportunity of a respite from Fashion Week to visit another side of New York, Williamsburg. Hard to imagine you were just a few kilometers from a metropolis. The East River seemed to break up the landscape into two distinct parts. Crossing the bridge was like leaving the bustle of the city behind. No high-rises here but an arty neighborhood full of cute (including Vintage) stores. Friends recommended the Ides, a bar in the Wythe Hotel with view over Manhattan - a real shame we couldn't stay out on the terrace because of the strong winds. Nevertheless, I took several great shots and will post them soon on Blaast Places, my new feature! After all the dressing-up, I was in the mood for a casual look. My buddy took this shot of my this outfit in front of a US flag.

Wearing: Zara sweater / H&M jeans / Vintage coat / Miu Miu sunglasses / 3.1 Phillip Lim bag / Converse shoes