Last week was steaming but the last 2 days have felt more like winter. Summer is here but it's either too drunk, bipolar or painfully shy. Whatever it is, bikini weather it ain't - as I write this, I'm watching dusk fall over a stormy grey day on my couch , cocooned in a merino blanket. In excitement, I prematurely lined up my summer dresses in the closet; one of them made it out last week I think. The only thing that can deal with this craziness are jeans and these 3 babies are my current favourites.
Some people hate high wasted jeans and wish the trend would die already , but I'm still into them. Think that's 'cause I used to be one of those girls that wore super low slung jeans, perhaps spending most of the early 2000s with my butt cheeks hanging out to various degrees. To all the people that had to witness this; I am profoundly sorry. These Nobody jeans won't do any such thing plus they are also wide legged and cut off in a way that makes me feel like a pirate. I'm always into oversized cashmere and my current obsession is Everlane; it's inexpensive whilst providing quality and sustainable practices.
( Bally slip on loafers, vintage Gucci belt, Gucci bag, Reliquia earrings, Nobody jeans, Everlane sweater )
This number is not only flattering but comes with generous stretch; a jean equivalent of tracksuit pants in the comfort department. I love how they are cut off at the bottom- perfect for showing off fancy footwork on the dancefloor.
(Frame denim jeans, Trelise Cooper top, Casadei sandals, YSL bag)
These honeys are perfection for everyday, party day or white t-shirt day.They are highwaisted but carrot shaped through the leg, just to finish up tight and above ankle, i.e.; great with stilettos, sandals or boots. Today I'm wearing them á la my birthplace of Eastern Europe
(Bec & Bridge jeans, Gucci belt, Acne sweatshirt, Gucci belt, YSL bag)
Pink is a more contentuous colour than any other; some love it, some hate it but most are shrug–the–shoulders ambiguous about it. Most don’t really mind it but when there is a perfectly good non-pink palette of colours out there to choose from most will give it a wide berth. To me it evokes childhood memories of spun sugar coloured starched frilly dresses, sherbet hued bunny rabbits and sparkly fuchsia tiaras - all things I vehemently disliked as uncool.
Since I was a tomboy, pink only crept into my life around 18, when I developed an obsession with the 80s. Living in the East Village of New York City listening to punk rock and early electronic music while vintage shopping Patti Smith and Blondie sartorial references, pink came in as a sash here and Nars Schiap lipstick there - gateways that led to a patent kitten heel and then full blown crystal encrusted bodycon worn with a military jacket . Slowly my perception of the colour changed until it became a hue that akin to red gets one noticed.
This season, pink plays on the 70s with dusks and dirty pinks, paired against browns, floral prints, or traffic-stopping brights.
Above: Long sleeves and a covered up decolletage balance this dress out perfectly with its mini length in an outrageously decadent pink. Alex Perry dress, Gianvito Rossi sandals and Alexander McQueen clutch from Miss Louise.
Balance out a pretty dress with studs and flat, mannish sandals. Balenciaga dress and Valentino bag from Cosette and Coach sandals.
Choose dusky pinks when pairing with suede and browns then add a brighter coloured accessory for a touch of unexpected pop. Lover bra and shirt, Frame Denim culottes from Edward Imports, Max Mara bag, Mania Mania crystal necklace and vintage Prada sandals.
Photographed by Alice Wesley-Smith