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Leather Cravings: Yvonne Konè

yvonne-kone-gladiator-heels-sandals-fashion-style-shoes-leather-bag-clutch-leather-goods-2013I discovered this beautiful Danish brand Yvonne Konè founded by a very talented young lady, Yvonne, who is a graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of School Arts. The label, which is named (as you have already guessed) after her, specializes in leather goods and accessories. The bags are my favorites as they exude in minimalism and contemporary functionality. Also, I love the sandals which carry this gladiator-themed design but do not come off as heavy. It’s a charming understated style that goes perfectly with the leather, the central piece of all this work. Here are some of my favorite items:

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all pictures via yvonnekone.com

The Maison Martin Margiela SS13 Boots

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I know it’s spring and I know my mind should definitely not be thinking about boots, but don’t you just love this pair of MMM ankle boots? They are part of the spring 2013 collection. I like how the understated design is completed by this subtle high heel detail that just takes it all to a whole other level.  It is definitely one of my favorite pair of boots that I have seen lately.

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Illustration by me

Photos via totokaelo.com

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Moments of Street Style @ Milan & Paris Fall 2013 Fashion Weeks

street-style-2013-2014-fall-winter-fashion-week-leopard-print-fur-jacket-coat-style-fashion-style-anya-ziourova-milanI waited for all the fashion weeks to be over to finally write a post about the street style that was so very much awaited. Photographer Diego Zuko captured the aesthetic of the rainy and cloudy days that restrained the street style to a less colourful range of options.  The most vividly in my mind still remain Miroslava Duma in her electirc blue suit and of course, the beautiful Ulyana Sergeenko who carries her signature style so effortlessly.

But, fur seemed to be what everybody opted for, whether it was the classic coat/jacket or smaller pieces such as hats or collars.

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photos by Diego Zuko

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Très Chic, Hermès Fall 2013

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This is the part where I fall under the spell of one of the most prestigious Parisian houses, Hermès. This year’s fall 2013 collection is all about subtleness, elegance and functionality conjoined in the same concept, a concept that has led Christophe Lemaire, the creative director of the house, to lay out a collection of mystery. The designs portray the image of an international woman, “She could be Parisian, she could be from London, you don’t know”. I still haven’t decided what to like most in this collection: the understated black and white dresses, the chic suits, the high quality leather jackets, the perfectly tailored coats or the prestigious bags. Without any doubt, I can say that this is one of my top favorite fall collections. Here are my favorite  looks: (more…)