Month: September 2015

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Transitions with Harmony Paris & AÃRK Collective

I recently got asked by Harmony Paris to do a small collaboration with them, and Fall season couldn’t have a better start for me. I picked their white ‘Siegrid’ sweater with the ‘Naïve’ embroidery to work with, and obviously I made the right decision. Forget about darker colors, I’m going for transition whites, the best way to gear up for the colder season. The Parisian label creates ready-to-wear collections for both women and men, set up by David Obadia (also known from the BWGH brand). Harmony brings the world of classic tailoring together with sportswear-inspired silhouettes, with a simple, refined and wearable look as a result. Ever since they brought out their first collection one year ago, I could see me wearing every single piece, including the menswear line. It’s pretty clear Harmony is one of my fave street-inspired brands, so to be working together is a little dream come true! I’m wearing the cozy sweater (it’s super soft!) with the Marble Carrara watch from AÃRK Collective, a collaboration between the Australian watch brand and …

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Merging the best of both worlds: Très Bien x Stüssy

I was pretty stoked when I found out that Swedish store Très Bien linked up with Stüssy on a Fall ’15 menswear collection, with a strong minimalistic approach to it. The two brands blessed us with a range including some boxy T-shirts with an embroidered option, loose-fitting shorts, a long-sleeved polo, a coaches jacket and a pair of sunglasses to complete the look. Using Italian fabrics with more contemporary silhouettes, the collection finds a perfect balance between Stüssy’s Californian skate and surf roots and Très Bien’s refined Scandinavian perspective. “For our generation, Stüssy, together with other U.S. brands like Nike, Levi’s and Champion, was the uniform at a certain age,” Hannes Hogeman told to T Magazine, who, along with his brother Simon, runs Très Bien. “The designs came effortlessly, to be honest. It was more about removing details, changing the cuts and adding some fabrics that you may not usually get from Stüssy.” It will be no surprise to you if I admit I would wear every single piece of this collaboration, that’s why you …

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A talk with jewelry
designer Renathe from
StillWithYou

Meet jewelry designer Renathe Todal Tande from StillWithYou! I recently reached out to this lady for this ‘A Talk With’ column as she continues to inspire me with her effortless taste for jewelry. Renathe started the StillWithYou studio only a few years ago and her pieces are now worn in over 30 countries all over the world. The Copenhagen-based jewelry designer has this weak spot for dark, minimalist silver pieces, she works mainly with raw crystals and delivers a strong focus on longevity both in style and quality. As she describes ‘staple pieces for the minimalist’. After I found out about SWY through Instagram, I thought it was about time to get to know her and Renathe’s latest collection designs a little bit better, so here we go! Hi Renathe, please introduce yourself! “I am orginally from Norway and moved to Copenhagen in 2010 after studying political science in the south of Norway. I started making jewelry as a hobby in December 2010, and now run StillWithYou studio in Copenhagen.” You’re a jewelry designer and …

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AMSTERDAM: 5 places you should currently know about

For me there’s nothing better than spending the day exploring new places. Of course there’s one simple rule to stick by: avoid the usual spots. You have to see it as a challenge where you try to be the local who knows about all the cool places a tourist probably would never find out about. So when Urban Outfitters Europe asked me to share my fave hangout spots in Amsterdam I didn’t have to think twice about it. I’ve spent many days in the capital as I went to school there, did my internships, even lived there and got myself a job for quite a while. Now when I visit the city it’s mostly for business meetings, special events or catching up with likeminded people. But when I have some time left, I can’t resist to (re)discover Amsterdam’s finest places, from old to the new. As you might already know, Amsterdam is the perfect area for combining a shopping spree with some cultural art sessions and yummy food tastings. But I can imagine it can …

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Gosha Rubchinskiy x New Balance 990V3 for GQ Germany

Moscow designer & photographer Gosha Rubchinskiy got asked by GQ Germany to shoot the New Balance 990V3 sneaker style and the results are beyond! Rubchinskiy, who stocks from street style shops to high-end boutiques like Dover Street Market and Tres Bien, takes the shoe to a whole new level. We can see the sneaker in a Soviet’ish setting – something the designer’s known for – styled with some serious normcore aesthetics. We have to thank Sam Jarou & Veneda Anastasia for that, as they took over the editorial’s styling & art direction. The team succeeds in proving that the sneaker needs nothing more than a basic ensemble to be an absolute stand-out.

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It’s a pastel story

Event though I’m most of the time wrapped in black, white and grey ensembles, I actually do appreciate a hint of color every now and then. Especially when it comes down to pinky pastel tones as you may already have noticed through my Instagram feed (remember the pink walls, icecream and socks…) But pink sneakers? Never thought of that before, until this sweet suprise came in the other day. I’m talking about the size? x Reebok ‘pastels’ part II collection, consisting of a soft pink and blue version of the Classic and Workout model. The ‘Pastels’ collection will launch this Friday on September 4th through size?, both online and in-store. You can find more info about the collection launch over here. For now I can already give you a closer look of the pink versions, and expect me to be wearing these real soon! #sizepastels