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2018/04/08

THE BELT BAG // HOW TO WEAR IT?

The Fanny Pack is back. This time around we are labelling it as a belt or waist bag. It's a reinvented look of a 90s trend and so many people are jumping on board with this trend. My Instagram has been flooded with pictures of different versions of this bag - they really intrigued me to go have a look in Zara and as you may have figured out already, I couldn't resist buying one for myself. 



At first I thought this will be a tricky bag to style, but when I searched through my closet, this lovely blue and white striped blazer from Zara jumped right out from the rest of the selection. I haven't worn it in quite a while because it was to cold to wear it on its own and while it's layered it just doesn't do justice to an outfit. Now it finally got the time to shine. Blazers and office-wear in general have been around since last fall and they won't be going anywhere anytime soon. Matching blazers and pants, in different vibrant or pastel colours, has been another big trend at the moment which I might try out next. 



This bag looks great belted around your waist because it optically cinches you in right at the waist - great trick if you're box-shaped like me. It can also be worn as a belt with jeans or more smart trousers. Another great way to style it is over a coat or an oversized jacket. 



For the rest of the outfit I decided to keep it quite casual so I paired the bag with a simple white tee from H&M, mom lightwash Topshop jeans, Primark sunnies + hoop earrings and a pair of loafers from River Island. 



I love how carefree this bag makes me feel. Even though this bag might be a trend for only a season or two, and we may look back at it laughing at our bad choices, I don't really care about all of that. Fashion should be fun and experimental and this bag definitely proves that.


What are your thoughts about this bag? Let me know in the comments below.


wearing: Zara white&blue striped blazer, Zara belt bag, H&M white t-shirt, Topshop mom jeans, Primark earrings and sunglasses, River Island loafers.


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2018/04/05

DENIM // MY SUMMER LEATHER JACKET

Denim jackets have been seen everywhere in the past few weeks, especially double denim (oversized denim jackets paired with straight leg jeans - skinny is out!). 
This will be a big trend this spring and summer time, so get ready for it. 





TREND ALERT / DENIM JACKET





I got this denim jacket from my last trip to London, after strolling around Carnaby Street. I've known about Monki only from Asos, so I was really surprised to see their entire (amazing) collection in a proper shop. 

London has inspired me yet again in so many ways, from fashion, art, architecture, lifestyle, culture, etc. Their streetstyle is incomparable to anything else out there. Even New York. 



I combined it with another big trend - tracksuits. Athleisure has taken over the fashion industry, thanks to brands like Off White, Gucci, Balenciaga, etc. Everyone is jumping on athleisure bandwagon, even me. When I saw this pair of velvet pants from Adidas I immediately knew I wasn't leaving the shop without them. I was obsessed with velvet in the winter and I am so excited to carry that trend over to the spring time as well. I finished the look with a simple white turtle neck top, because you can never go wrong with a basic white top. 



I have also chosen my trusted Alexander McQueen bag decorated with a vintage scarf, Le Specs sunglasses, Adidas Stan Smith trainers and my apple headphones, because I never leave my house without them. 




wearing: Monki denim jacket, Zara white turtle neck top, Adidas Velvet pants, Adidas Stan Smith Trainers, Apple headphones, Le Specs sunglasses. 

That's it. Let me know your thoughts on this trend in the comments below.


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2018/03/18

YELLOW!


Everybody is nicer to me when I'm in yellow. 










This is a lost New York Fashion Week day 4 outfit. We weren't able to shoot it in New York, because the weather simply wasn't on our side. So here it is, a good month later, shot on a sunny day in Ljubljana. I am wearing Topshop light-wash ripped mom jeans, Zara sweater with bell sleeves and striped detail, vintage green & white striped shirt, Cos earrings, Almira Sadar fox scarf and Public Desire bronze heels. Everything was tied together with sleek hair and a burnt orangey red nail polish from Essie. 

Casual, eclectic with a pop of colour. Just the way I like it! 

photos: Epopteia Photography 

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2018/03/14

I prefer menswear.

This post was inspired by my latest shopping trip. Let me explain.



It was a late Tuesday afternoon. After I have finished with work, I decided to make a quick stop at a local Zara and H&M store, just to check out their latest collections and spot some last minute sale deals. After finding absolutely nothing on three floors of women's clothing I put my last hopes of finding something to the men's department. And boy oh boy did I do good there. I walked out with a bag full of clothes for a fraction of their original price. It was a great day.



So here are five reasons why I prefer menswear to womenswear:

You get better quality materials for the same or even lower price.
The same basic items, such as hoodies, t-shirt etc. cost less than on women's department.
Choosing bigger sizes look great as oversized items - just like this Zara checked coat + it's such a big trend at the moment.
Their outerwear is amazing. And I'm all about the outerwear.
You always, and I truly mean always find something great on sale.





TREND ALERT / BELTS OVER JACKETS AND COATS





I prefer menswear.



Zara coat, Topshop mom jeans, H&M white tee, vintage belt, Adidas Stan Smith, Alexander McQueen bag. 


What do you think about it? Let me know in the comments below.


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2018/03/03

Unlimited. / FINAL LOOK FOR NYFW

Rainy day in New York. Thankfully, it wasn't as cold as the day before. But what else could we expect in the middle of February in New York? We wanted to film a set of photos inside the Westfield World Trade Center, but we weren't allowed. Something that never happened to us here in Ljubljana. We almost gave up and headed out to the subway station. On our way to our first runway show of the day, the rain stopped. The mists started creating around the tops of the buildings. It was the most memorable day of the trip. We spotted this corner. Somewhere in Manhattan. It captured our attention. And this is our final result.




Visual Optimism. 

No limitations. 

Streetstyle. 


This is what New York is all about. 





Red please! 




Almira Sadar jacket, Janja Videc dress, Alexander McQueen Bag with a vintage scarf, Adidas Stan Smith trainers, Le specs sunglasses, lips - Mac Ruby Woo. 


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2018/02/25

My Experience at the 2018 New York Fashion Week / 5 days in NYC

Is it worth all that hype? The answer to this is a yes and no. Why? Let me explain. 

During the second week of February, so from the 8th to the 14th of February, I got the chance to attend one of the most famous fashion weeks out there: it is of course the New York Fashion Week. It was a very intense week, filled with running around different locations of the shows, parties and brand presentations, which are scattered around the city.


Before my very first show I was really nervous because I didn’t know what to expect. Walking down the pavement to Spring Studios I could see photographers catching different streetstyle moments and details. It was just like I’ve imagined and much more. Security and PR teams were all very helpful and more than prepared. Which is a clear difference compared to fashion weeks in Ljubljana. Everything ran smoothly and there were no complications whatsoever. Models and clothes were gorgeous, collections were intricately designed, “coloured” with a sense for cultural heritage and local design. 


As it was my first time at NYFW I didn’t attend all the “big names of the industry” fashion shows, yet I still very much enjoyed my fashion week experience seeing amazing, lesser-known yet extremely talented fashion designers and their collections, which I know they undoubtedly worked very hard on. 

The first thing that surprised me is how different it is compared to a fashion week in Ljubljana. All shows started from 15 to 30 minutes late, which offered us some time to get to know the person sitting next to you and making some new, very important connections. The shows had a protocol of their own - everyone sitting in the front row had to uncross their legs and present a good posture so that they don’t effect any of the runway pictures designers will use for their later promotions. Photographers expressed their comments loud and clear - again very different to us, where all you hear is a clicking sound of a camera. The shows lasted for a good 10 to 15 minutes and presented collections of more than 40 pieces. Imagine how much work has gone into preparing a show as extensive as that. After the round of applause and shown gratitude for the designer, everyone quickly stood up, corrected their outfits and rushed to the elevator to get to the next location. This was a normal fashion show routine, which ran on all the other shows as well. 


I’ve also learnt that arriving sooner to the show (if you did not have an allocated seat but rather a priority standing/normal standing ticket) was key to getting in. It turns out that a lot of people got the tickets to the same, hard-to-get-in fashion show, but due to the venue capacity not everyone was able to got in. So punctuality should be your best friend at shows like these.

Though the streetstyle was as amazing as I’ve seen it popping on my Instagram feed, not everyone bothered to dress as over-the-top. I was kinda taken aback at first, but learnt to later appreciate, because everyone had a different role or purpose of attending a certain show. If you want to get in that online elite of streetstyle fashionistas, the secret is to wear bright contrasting colours, all-one-colour looks or outfits with a lot of details and volume. These outfits will look great in photos and that is why everyone would love to publish them on their websites. 


After the shows ended, we got some free time to explore the city, as it was our first time in New York. From the Rockefeller Center to Empire State Building, Flatiron Building, MOMA, Guggenheim Museum, Soho, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, Central Park and 5th Avenue, it was an amazing and memorable trip. We didn’t have that much time to properly discover the city, but despite that we managed to visit a lot of famous sites in only 5 short days. 


It’s only the beginning of 2018, but so much has happened already. New York was on top of my travel list and I finally did it. It completely stole my heart and I fell in love with the city, just like London. I can’t explain the feeling, you will just have to visit NYC and try it for yourself. I know I will be back soon, there’s so much more for me to explore and see. And I can’t wait to do it all over again!


New York you’ll be missed! 

Wearing: Isabel Marant x H&M bomber jacket, Mango wide leg white trousers, Zara grey turtle neck top, Adidas Stan Smith trainers and Le Specs sunglasses.

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