Published on May 16, 2013 by Your Fashion Therapist
Maybe it’s because we’re preparing our Down Under adventure, but lately Ozzie Christine Centenera has been a big source of fashion inspiration. Spring is moodswinging with summer sunshine one day and and heavy showers the next, so jackets are needed. Copy her Balenciaga wrap skirt/ Josh Goot hoodie -look with a skort and oriental bomber, both from Zara. For more Centenera inspo, please check my My Girl Christine Pinterest board
Published on April 24, 2013 by Your Fashion Therapist
What has happened since Acne launched her raw affordable denim skinnies in 1997, that we now need to pay 100 euros for a simple tee that says “music”, no cool details, no edgy twists? Branding, marketing and a lot of Johnny-ing, since founder Johnny Johansson rules the company like he is a medieval Viking sitting on the iron throne himself. I really suggest buying less but better, saving for classics if you have to. This tee does not qualify a classic and therefore is not worth the 83 euros on branding since you can get the same look for 17 at Choies.
Published on April 3, 2013 by Your Fashion Therapist
Although you can save for that one designer item you love, a whole designer wardrobe is out of reach…period. And since we’re still looking for a quality wardrobe that lasts, filling the closet with everything highstreet isn’t an option either. So what are the options? Learn about fabrics; look for naturals like silk, linen and leather and feel it, stretch it, try it and don’t forget to check the finish. When it’s poorly put together, you can’t expect the item to be a long term friend. Even the most commercial stores sometimes offer better quality items, you know it when you see it (felt it, tried it). This 3.1 Phillip Lim inspired real leather dungarees from Zara probably will pass the test.
Published on April 2, 2013 by Your Fashion Therapist
Miss Philo’s designs have proven to be classics, she’s such a big source of inspiration. Don’t you still love that scarf print shirt from the SS11 Céline collection? This Part Two shirt with an amazing back detail is a Spring showstopper with a big Céline sauce, what’s not to love? Catwalk image borrowed from style.com
Published on March 21, 2013 by Your Fashion Therapist
You don’t have to re-invent the weel, – or in this case – the shoe, to complete a Spring collection. Not only was Phoebe Philo highly inspired by Birkenstock to make her ugly furry version now known as Furkenstocks. She also made very comfy slip-ons, also known by skaters and other young-at-hearted as Vans. Unfortunately, the Californian brand didn’t make a leopard print or leather version (yet), but these sneak-ons in tie-dye print will do the fashion trick as well. Make sure to style it edgy yet feminine, with a suit for example.