Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Leather and lace

ACNE jacket
H&M Paris collection shirt
BIK BOK jeans

When in Paris, we made sure to visit the neighbourhoods of the enchanting La tour Eiffel, not that you can see her, but I promise it was what made me do a double take on whilst crossing the street. All black everything, per usual, however I’m convinced that leather and lace never get’s old. Come what may, worn out jeans or a pair of pumps that I’m sure you’ve seen enough on this blog, this little Victorian number has enough charter to dress up any old pair of, well, anything. High-street at it’s best.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Let's talk about Malone Souliers

Malone Souliers AW14

Hello there cyber world and thank you for sticking by! It’s been a busy week indeed, no Coachella this time, but I’ve managed to map in London, Paris and Helsinki in the past five days. Congratulations to me.

So whilst I filter down the whatIwore’s from the past week, let’s have a look at Malone Souliers, a footwear brand you should know. London based Mary Alice Malone thinks that, and I quote, ‘A high heel is a magician’, so I’m glad to be championing someone who agrees with me that the sneaker trend in well overdue. I stopped by the AW presentation accompanied by the ever so talented Clym to help me portray the new collection of high mules, pointy toes and lace-up’s. Safe to say that with the promise of added comfort and a tailored made-to-measure service, I’ll be rewarding my feet with a pair of Souliers in no time.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Jumping into summer time

ZARA shoes

Two weeks away from London and it looks like I returned to summer, criteria for that being I've not covered my toes once during the past week. Although the focus is on mules everywhere this season, I’m going to focus on this dress combo that I picked up in Dubai, pre-layered pieces are a savior for both lazy and anxious people. This piece is somewhat like a jump-in, but an extremely chic version that is.
But yeah, let's totally talk about mules for the next 6 months or more.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

The tuxedo dress

DIOR earrings
Ring from Thailand

Time to turn to heads towards a new brand. McQ might be familiar to most and although I’ve been a fan of the younger, more affordable line of the infamous Alexander McQueen, I lately realized that I don’t own any of the pieces. So with a promise of quality and a guarantee of original designs, I was eager to make a change. Favorite thing in the current collection? No doubt the tuxedo dress. Can there be a more sexy take on the suit? Paired with a white shirt to maximize the impact, needless to say more.
In collaboration with McQ
photos by Tasha Lee

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Lately on Instagram

So instalately has included: Shoes, naturally, but also beautiful Dubai, malls like I never seen before and a visit to a gold souk, no more words needed. Life between London and Helsinki, finally fulfilling my Lulu promise and another, even more epic bag score, see last picture....

You'll find me at @5inchandup, of course.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Washed out

Flash back to Paris, where my break from black continued. Refreshing, to say the least, to play with a palette that excludes black. Not that you haven't seen the beige and white combo before, but the leather jacket weather is a much needed update. I might have got a little bit carried away with coat purchases last year, but I’m not be ready to stop this quite yet. As much as I’m excited about the shorter layers, I can’t get this one out of my mind!
Pictures by Shini Park

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Almond toes and fluffy furs

Back to the only sunny day of Fashion Week, when we sat down at Tate Modern to see what Topshop had in store for us this season. Unique, being one of the most anticipated shows on the schedule, tends to deliver looks that I’m ready to embrace right off the runway and this time was no exception. A 2.0 version of the layered lace dress, fresh midis, thigh-high boots and of course, those socks in spat mules. Boxy furs with short skirts, here was something very 1990 Kate Moss about it all. My youth spent in wooden heels and almond toes has me longing back to the times when my feet were still alive. In other words, it looks like there is a much longed fall season ahead.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

The red dress in the window

MARIA BLACK gold rings

It was the dress I was saving for Coachella, but then Dubai came along... I spotted it in the Oxford Street store window of River Island a few weeks ago and have had my mind on it ever since! Turns out the dress is from the Design Forum collaboration with designer Katie Eary and in stores now. Maybe a bit unexpected in my current mood of minimal basics but a piece so special it had to move in, surprised me too.

Photos by Tasha Lee