Category Archives: FASHION + STYLE

THE FASHION FILES: FASHION FROM ICELAND

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Fall is in the air and it is time again to stock up on winter clothes. I recently bought this woolen Icelandic sweater from Farmers Market and I love it. Farmers Market is an Icelandic design company and clothing brand founded in 2005 by a young artist couple – a designer and a musician. With strong ties to the vibrant Icelandic music and design scene, the Farmers Market design concept and inspiration draws from Icelandic roots, combining classic Nordic design elements with chic modernity. Natural fabrics, craftmanship and respect for the environment are key values of the brand. Authentically styled, yet sophisticated and wearable, the clothing is suited for a wide range of occasions, outdoor activities as well as city life. Designer Bergthora Gudnadottir: “We place ourselves at a junction. A place where heritage meets modernity, the national meets the international, and the countryside meets the city. We find this an exciting place to explore.”

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THE PERFECT SUMMER OUTFIT

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A simple linnen dress, a wicker basket and some leather sandals or espadrilles, to me this is the perfect summer outfit. Very French! The dress is from Etsy seller notPERFECTLINNEN.

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The wickers baskets are from French Baskets, the brown leather sandals are from K. Jacques and the wedge espadrilles are from Castaner.

THE FASHION FILES: VITA KIN INSPIRED DRESSES

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I love Vita Kin’s dresses but they are unaffordable, at least to me (if you can afford one: Fartech is now offering a 25% discount). The dress above has a similar look but is less expensive (it’s still a lot of money though..). And this dress here from Shopbop is more within my budget.

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pompom-embellished suede wedge espadrilles // geometry embroidered linen midi dress // tasseled suede tote bag // striped triangle bikini

PERFECT HANDMADE LINEN ITEMS FROM LITHUANIA

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Etsy seller not PERFECT LINEN offers homemade simple linen things for you and your home. With creating beautiful handmade items, this small family business in Lithuania is a protest against mass produced goods. They do not make things just to make money and their items are not just for profit. They make goods that involve years of learned skills, passion, commitment and sincerity. The owners: “More than simple forms, simple colors, simple seams, natural fabrics and healthy thinking – these all honestly simple things were created for those who appreciate natural things and adore simple forms and homemade look. No smell of the factory, no factory seams, no perfect ironing -only a homemade idea. Linen (flax) is healthy and non – waste product of nature. For us it is very important that it does not have any detrimental effects on our earth and ecology. Why we work with linen? The beauty of linen is that it is not perfect. If you keep trying to iron it, you will definitely miss the beauty of it. Linen needs to be used and it gets better with age. Linen pieces can be compared to old English leather shoes or old mechanical Swiss watches – all of these things are not new or perfect but are definitely more valuable than any new.” Sounds just perfect, right?!

Above: linen pillowcases

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large linen tote/beach bags

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linen dress withe elastic waistband

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THE FASHION FILES: OFF-WHITE FOR SUMMER

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I love off-white for summer, especially when combined with brown leather sandals and gold and/or turquoise accessories. Above: cotton striped dress by Isabel Marant

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cardigan by Isabel Marant (now 30% off) // cotton striped dress by Isabel Marant // turquoise and leather bracelet (now 40% off) // K Jacques St Tropez’s sandals // handmade Greek white leather sandals // classic tennis shoe style sneaker by Isabel Marant // gold-plated turquoise earrings // artisan made straw clutch // straw hat

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ANOTHER FAVORITE BRAND FROM FRANCE: A.P.C.

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I have been talking about my favorite fashion brands and another favorite French one is A.P.C. Their clothes always have a great fit and are made of high quality fabrics. I recently bought their chambray linnen dress and top (featured here in this post). The chambray skirt is also on my wish list but I could not find it in my size. This entire line is almost sold out everywhere. Below I have listed the shops where some of these items are still available.

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THE FASHION FILES: BOHEMIAN CHIC FRENCH FASHION

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When it comes to buying new clothing pieces I mostly stick to my favorite fashion brands. One of these is French label Mes Demoiselles. Anita Radovanovic is the life and soul of the brand- through her varied inspirations, she invites us to travel into dream-like lands, where vintage charm flirts with modernity in volumes. Anita created her first Mes Demoiselles collection in 2006, in the first Parisian workshop at 45, rue Charlot. Here are some of my favorite pieces from this years summer collection. Very bohemian chic! I will be sharing more of my favorite brands in the coming weeks. Above: gorgeous silk Carioca dress (now with 25% discount).

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silk Angel dress

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