Something Old, Something New

CPHFW - Baum and Pfergarten

Hey guys I'm ending SS18 Copenhagen Fashion Week recaps with a big bang.  This collection was very amusing.  Lots of playful layering, fun styling and bright colors. 

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Despite all of the fun on the metallic runway, there was a flair of sophistication.  Clean lines, ribbed jumpers, and tailored suits were mixed with denim, t-shirts and athletic gear.  A beautiful checkered trench coat with matching shoulder bag made an appearance, and I will dream about it until I find the perfect dupe.  I managed to gather a bunch of style inspiration from this show.  The brand introduced ways to add trendy accessories (brightly colored socks) with a nice dress and heels to create a more interesting look. All in all I saw a lot of pieces that can help anyone develop their personal style.  This collection will definitely be one that I bookmark for future reference. 

Copenhagen Fashion Week - Cecilie Bahnsen

This collection nailed spring/summer in every sense of the word simply by including whimsical fabrics, baby doll style silhouettes and loads of pastels.  It was love at first sight for me after seeing pictures of this collection.  I am a huge fan a drop waisted dress, but when you add a petticoat underneath to create the most adorable baby doll shape I literally see hearts.  Models came down the runway like figurines.

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I will say this collection was very cohesive with a solid theme - girlie.  In mostly black and white, there were splashes of light pink and gold to grace the runway.  However, I don't expect much color from the scandi parts of the world.  Models wore minimal makeup, hair pulled back in center part with plaited pigtails, and very thin, simple black headbands.  

CPHFW - By Malene Birger

Hi guys, I am back to finish off my SS18 Copenhagen Fashion Week recap.    First up we have By Malene Birger, a label started by Malene Birger back in 2003.  Since inception, the label has gained international fame thanks to popular online stockist such as Net A Porter. 

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Not to be taken in a negative way, but I was initially drawn to the accessories (particular those earrings).   I am a huge fan of geometric shaped accessories at the moment so those white circle earrings caught my eye rather quickly.  The structured handbags were also a big hit for me. Donned with beautiful snake prints and bright colors, I have to have one of these bags.  Now on to the clothes, inspired by the city of Sao Paolo. I immediately noticed the influences of the rainforest and city living.  I found the collection to be very commercial and easily digestible for the actual consumer.  The leather like, pleather trenchcoat and high waisted shorts were very strong pieces that I know will trickle down to the high street and possibly become key pieces next SS.

Copenhagen Fashion Week - Ganni

Back again with another highlight from Copenhagen Fashion Week.  Ganni is the "IT" brand stomping down the runways during CPH Fashion Week. 

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Above is a few of my favorite runway looks.  How can you possibly deny yourself cozy knit jumpers, tiered ruffles, perfectly curated layering and bold floral prints.  I totally get why this was the most coveted show of the season.  But honestly guys, the 90s vibe wasn't a win with me.  I grew up during that time when JNCO jeans were popular, and I wasn't a fan then...def not a fan of these super wide leg jeans now.   True I haven't tried these babies on, I'm sure they are super comfy, so who knows, I may be donning a pair.

Copenhagen Fashion Week - Stine Goya

Hey guys!!!! In this post I wanted to share a bit of an obsession of mine.  Scandinavian countries, well mainly the scandi fashion.  I am freaking obsessed.  I've only been through Iceland a few times, but I really would love to visit Sweden and Denmark.  Of course there is loads of history there, buildings and landscape, but I would be there for fashion and people watching. 

Copenhagen fashion week kicks off the fashion calendar.  This past week many editors, buyers,  photographers and influencers took to CPH to take in all things fresh and culturally rich.  Today I am highlighting Stine Goya.  Although not the most popular brand I was instantly drawn to the maximalist aesthetic.  Optical overload.  The colors, stacked prints, florals, make up and hair, everything took more than a moment to process.  I loved it all. Here are a few of my favorite looks from the runway.

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Ruffles - Gingham Edition

Basics have become my place of comfort in my wardrobe as of late.  However, my personality always manages to shine through.  Here is my take on basics with a fun flair displaying ruffle details in the mini skirt, and the pop of color on my lip and bag.

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I managed to score this skirt during H&M summer sale.  I got it discounted for only about $10.00.  Talk about excitement.  I have always been such a fan of gingham print, but after trying on several styles in tops I found that it didn't suit me.  However, I couldn't resist this little cute skirt.  One thing I wanted to point out about the skirt is that I went up a few sizes because I needed a bit more length.  I urge you guys to not be set on wearing a certain size in clothing.  I tried the skirt on in size 2 (my normal size); however, I couldn't bring myself to wear a micro mini.  The skirt in my actual size didn't look age appropriate, nor was I comfortable.  So the shop assistant gladly brought me in larger sizes, and I was much happier with skirt and how it looked on me.

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Statement Handbag

Statement Color