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Husband Sleeves


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The way the term "boyfriend" is utilised when it comes to fashion made me realise something the other day. "Boyfriend shirt", "boyfriend jeans"...husband is just not sexy enough. It implies older age, a saggy butt, a muffin-top and all those other wonderfully cliché things that accompany a marriage. Well I'd like to introduce you to my husband sleeves (sans listed clichés): magnificently stiff and oversized (no pun intended. Seriously.), they make my traditional work outfits just that little bit more interesting. And yes, they come with the extra commitment than the boyfriend sleeves do. The small addition of disheveled, pure white peeking out from underneath my purring Topshop jumper is just not achieved with any of my own blouses.

I am wearing a Missoni coat, a Topshop jumper, Alasdair's shirt, Zara jeans and the 3.1 Phillip Lim clutch that you will be seeing way too much of.

GDR's Pillars


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Camped out (figuratively speaking) at the international beer festival in Friedrichshain this weekend with Alasdair and some friends. I always head straight to the Scottish stand to have my favourite ales that take me right back to my university.

Friedrichshain features mostly communist architecture, something I can only take in small doses. Karl-Marx-Allee is by far lined with the most impressive buildings and was intended to pave the way for the rest of the GDR but since they ran out of money pretty quickly, the rest look like gloomy, eastern European apartment blocks out of Paris' outskirts. I always love this feeling like I'm travelling back in time. I think you either love or hate "Plattenbauten" (these communist apartment buildings). I'm still emotionally stuck somewhere in the middle.

Since the giant pillars on Karl-Marx-Allee cast the most amazing shadows it was the perfect backdrop to my questionable hobo look. This giant pair of Levi's was a vintage find from the US a few years back. I wore them with my most loved and busted up shoes, a slouchy tank and this bag/backpack thing.

I am wearing a Margaux Lonnberg tank, vintage Levi's, a Fashionology necklace, very old Alexander Wang boots and a Mata Hari bag.