All posts tagged: elegance

Wishlist Wednesday: Me + Em

Comfortable Luxury and Effortless Elegance. When a brand is described with those tag lines, I am all ears! No one seems to have this whole understated cool yet feminine and stylish yet not too over the top down to a t like the British (Baukjen, Jaeger, Reiss, Whistles, I’m looking at you!), and when I discover a new brand that fits that bill, my obession levels rise to an all time high! Case in point: ME + EM. Founded by Clare Hornby after a career in advertising, the brand focuses on her belief that less is more and is keen on providing quality lifestyle driven clothing for that effortless 24/7 chic we all seek. Perfectly blending high quality fabrics such as fluid jerseys, smooth silks and cosy cashmere knits with an obsessive focus on what ought to be the basics for every brand: a perfect cut, fit, comfort and finish. “I have always believed that what really distinguishes a desirable piece of clothing is the quality and durability of the fabric, the precision of the fit, the perfection of the …

Narciso Rodriguez A/W 15

I am not a professional fashionblogger by any means, but that doens’t mean that a) I don”t follow fashion and the endless caroussel of fashion weeks, and b) I don’t like to put in my 2 cents. As I must have told you over and over again (thank you so much for sticking with me!), I am not one for fuss and frills , Italian exuberance, fireworks and tropical prints have never been my cup of tea,  I’d rather be the woman supplying the oohs and aahs to the outfit I’m wearing than being the lady drowning in an overflow of prints. Narciso Rodriguez, maestro of American femininity, understands this better than anyone else. Clean lines, sleek cuts and perfect fits make for striking pieces that are so ridiculously pretty that you cannot help yourself, you just have to stop, breathe and take it all in. Prime example: his A/W 15 show  at New York Fashion Week. Coinciding with the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations, his catwalk may have been less sparkling than the fireworks, but …