COLLECTION / Lanvin F/W 2015

 I haven't seen this coming but I was surprised to  have some favorites in the collection. So happy to see something wearable and new in Lanvin's code of aesthetics. 


OUTFIT / Concrete congruency

shoes / Dr Martens
sweater / Topshop
pants / Uniqlo
photos by / Larrend 

// I'm so happy to be a minimalist. I admit , it was an attraction to the aesthetic at first.  I started loving whites and the world of  simplicity in fashion thanks to Love Aesthetics and Vanillascented . I was surprised how fast it became a trend. Actually,I never saw it coming. It was the time when sporty things and shirts with numbers became at its peak then suddenly there's a whole lot of blog posts and OOTDS going around saying that minimalism is the next big thing. Well , it's a lifestyle and if you make it a lifestyle , you stick to it. It's not like an H&M collaboration that erupts and dies in season. If you're gonna love minimal things and end up buying 5 white wardrobes in 2 weeks then you might wanna step back and reflect since its the antithesis of the principle. There's a difference with loving and living minimalism. I've observed kids claiming they are into it but it's more of , you know, the presentation. The internet is a place where you can discover real deals and not so real deals. I appreciate the way they present a minimal style because visually it's a great sight but more than that there's a whole lot more.

I was answering an interview from a Japanese magazine the other day and 2 of the questions were " What was your most expensive fashion purchase this month? " and " How much do you spend on clothes in a month?". I literally had to pause and had a brief interpersonal conversation. It was funny coz I think I clicked the 0-10USD button. I also hadn't bought anything expensive in the past. I bought fabrics but I think It's not counted. I think that from the outsider's point of view, if you are a blogger of style or fashion, you have this impression that shopping is part of your system. I admit I've been there. And I think every minimalist have been in that zombified shopping phase in their lives which led them to appreciate the zen way of living. Some friends and relatives who know my blogging would want me to be in a conversation about shopping, fashion brands and the likes and it's just funny because in truth I would rather talk about their kids and food and  health more when I'm with them. Me and my boyfriend are doing our very best to save up for the future. He isn't the  "stop buying that, don't buy that" kind of boyfriend. He just shows me how he saves up and buys little to none. He lets me realize what are the important things in life. It makes me ask myself and basically, it's not a pair of shoes from Acne anymore. He influence me positively and now I'm becoming happy. When you feel genuinely happy sans the accumulation of objects , I think it's a good sign. Again it's a lifestyle, and it's ok to be tempted once in a while. It's okay to buy once in a while . The way you get lured to eat a bacon cheeseburger while on a week-long detox. Okayyy so mentioning a burger at 9pm actually made me hungry haha..


LIFE / Few of my favorite things

//Sunlight and shadows and white fluffy blankets
Bright empty rooms and concrete gray tablets
High hotel ceilings that make my heart sing
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored houses and glassy light windows

Green plants and clean hands and strawberry mallows
My boyfriend's gift necklace and minimal rings
These are a few of my favorite things

Boys in white dresses with thick black eyelashes 
Calm clouds in blue gray that break into patches 
Silver white nails and eyeliners with wings
These are a few of my favorite things

When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad//