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So Fresh and So Clean


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I have been so focused on sourcing the perfect outfits for the models that I shoot with that when it comes to my own back, it's left feeling a little bit neglected. My last month in Asia had me living in a proverbial cave where anything but tshirts and jeans shorts didn't exist. Back in Berlin I have been shamefully satisfied traipsing around in jumpers with questionable spots on the sleeves, the same old jeans and the H&M x MMM coat that I can transform into a tent or blanket when needed. Desperate times called for desperate measures. I finally put on a fresh shirt and a different pair of jeans and a pair of shoes that aren't screaming for resolement. I no longer look like a bum.

Balenciaga and Isabel Marant to the rescue though and you're left feeling like a million dollars. Literally. Proenza Schouler is the cherry on top that has me jumping from rock to rock in last last last last season's favourite pieces. I've missed you fashion!

I'm wearing a Proenza Schouler jacket, a no name shirt, Isabel Marant jeans and Balenciaga boots.

Neighbourhood Musings


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As you can see I went furniture shopping. While the neighbourhood wolf (we clearly complement each other so well) was happily peeing on my new couch, I was contemplating how to get it back to the flat. After the Dachsund/Labrador mix came by and also decided to raise his leg I gave up on this fine mustard coloured specimen. While all this was going down I was chilling in this black and white combo with a dash of tartan, hoping my bum wasn't going to catch some kind of disease.

I am wearing a Proenza Schouler jacket, a Zara scarf, an Isabel Marant top, Elizabeth and James trousers and Alexander Wang boots.

Sky above me. Earth below me. Fire within me.


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Sunsets always trigger a drifting off into a mental state of Narnia in addition to a view like this, transporting me into some kind of über-awesome parallel universe where my sense of vertigo seems to disappear. 

About this jacket.


It's hard to burst out with something conceivable in either German or English when you are holding a personal iconic piece in you hand. Clothes can in fact really change your life. This jacket with its snow white, wing-like construction did.

My apocalyptic theme seems to be continuing subconsciously thanks to these brothel creepers gracing my feet, given a sweeter edge thanks to the signature House of Hackney animal print and white crepe rubber sole. This vintage blouse, which remains a firm favourite five years onwards, rounded this off into something I can only say may be my favourite outfit in a while. I have a weakness for blue hues.

I am wearing a Proenza Schouler jacket, a vintage blouse, Current/Elliot jeans and Underground x House of Hackney creepers.

The Comedown


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                                                                           Photos by Lea, edited by me

Slush, drizzle, one degree weather and overcast skies. Reality has kicked in; I'm back in Berlin, knackered, with slightly greasy hair and wedding ringless (it has suddenly disappeared). London Fashion Week is over, at least for me, and Somerset House seems more like an adrenaline infused memory than something that actually happened just a few days ago. The comedown is now kicking in and it's all feeling a bit depressing. I never thought I would ever be able to partake in any of these events, even if mostly as an onlooked or behind the lens. Berlin, Milan and now London: sometimes it all still feels wonderfully surreal. For me the people themselves make Fashion Week so unbelievably exciting. Seeing old friends, making new ones and getting high on design in the process all makes it so worthwhile. Now, like an ostrich, I'm going to remove my head from the sand and readjust to work and normality. Less peplum, more TEDx. But don't worry, I'd like to leave you with an image unalike to today's greasy hair: my final Fashion Week outfit.

I am wearing an Asos shirt, Elizabeth & James trousers (similar here), an MMMxH&M necklace, Stella McCartney boots, a Proenza Schouler bag (similar here) and a Celine wallet.

Bowtied Penguins


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Phew! What seems to have been a case of me having taken a mini blogging vacation was actually me having to have worked late all last week in the run up to two events. So things will be getting much livelier again here, expecially since I finally have my lens back! This month I'll be heading to Scotland for a wedding and Milan for a weekend during Fashion Week and I can't wait for a small change of scenery.

You may remember I spoke about my 3D penguin jumper in my last post? Well here it is, in all it's messed up, 80s glory. Something so sickeningly cute has to be paired with a pair of angry boots and some leather, preferably in a skirt silhoutte, to at least hint at some form of youthful femininity.

While I have the chance, I'd also like to introduce you to my bike, which even two years later, I have still not named. Alasdair's is called Pegasus.

I am wearing a vintage jumper, an Asos skirt, Balenciaga boots and a Proenza Schouler bag.