Gentle Monster.

There’s a new brand to net-a-ports that’s grabbed my attention, and it goes by the name of Gentle Monster. Based in South Korea, they describe themselves as: ‘a designer brand that constantly develops itself under the philosophy of “innovational high-end experiments”’. While little else is known about the brand, one thing is of sure and that’s that these pieces are EVERYTHING. I knew I was onto something great when I kept clicking on sunglasses without looking at the brand name, only to discover they I was consistently picking the same brand every time. Check out some of my favourite shades below.

   

I am absolutely OBSESSED and you can expect to see these stunners on here in the future!

alice

xo

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Kyoto.

No, not the city, but the sock boot from 3.1 Phillip Lim. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know what sock boots have been all the rage of late (i.e. at least for the last eighteen months); but despite their popularity it’s taken me a little while to get behind the style. In fact, when I first saw the shoe I absolutely hated it. it wasn’t until my sister got a pair that my thoughts started to thaw and bit by bit I started to see their charm. However, it wasn’t until last week (I think) that I came to the realisation that they weren’t all bad – I personally blame Sunmi who rocked the shoe during her recent promotions for her latest single, Gashina – and stopped hating them. Then, on Sunday I made an announcement to my sister that I wanted to get a pair myself, and as if by some kind of magic, about ten minutes later, I stumbled upon these beauties. Now obviously at £525 I’m not planning on buying them anytime soon, but I wanted to share my fashion epiphany and style inspiration.

      

So what do we think? Yay or nay?

alice

xo

 

p.s If I ever do go to Kyoto, you can sure that I will let you know!

Sweater Season.

The weather may be looking good these days (how great was the weather over the weekend?) but that should distract us from the fact that tomorrow marks the last day of August and that soon the weather will return to its chilly state. To prep for the oncoming cold, I’ve been focusing my shopping efforts on lots of chic and cosy sweaters to wear once summer is done and gone. This season you can expect to find me in skirts, woolly tights and my trusty Supergas!

NILI LOTAN

      

CARVEN

      

MCQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

      

MIU MIU

      

JOOSTRICOT

   

MONCLER

      

VANESSA BRUNO

      

EQUIPMENT

      

Just looking at all these beautiful sweaters I can’t wait for autumn to come!

alice

xo

Wednesday Wish List: The Bigger Camera Bag.

By the time I’d discovered Pop & Suki, they had already released their cute Camera Bag and its larger counterpart Bigger Camera Bag. When I decided I couldn’t go any longer without owning one of these adorable bags, I thought for almost a week about which one to get, going back and forth many times before deciding on the regular Camera Bag. As I hadn’t really come across many reviews for the bag (I think I only found two), I was a bit sceptical about the bag, especially as I’m incredibly pernickety when it comes to my bags – case in point why I haven’t used any bag aside from the Longchamp Le Pliage in about five or so years – and didn’t want to throw down so much money on something if I wasn’t going to like it. Well anyway, as it happens, I ordered the smaller bag, it came, I fell in love and now I know it’s time for me to get it’s bigger sister so that I’m no longer trying to squeeze my whole life into it (even though it can fit quite a lot).

just look at how much stuff it can hold :O

As I haven’t seen many reviews for the bags, when my Bigger Camera Bag arrives, I’ll try and do an in-depth review in case you’re interesting in getting one for yourself.

alice

xo

 

image from popandsuki

Superga X Luisaviaroma.

Can we take a moment to appreciate these dreamy Superga sneakers? When I first saw that Superga would have a special collection with online luxury retailer Luisaviaroma, I knew I had to get in on it (especially after missing the Superga and The Row’s collaboration a few years back 😦 ). These special editions come in velvet and canvas options, ribbon laces and a chunky platform. I can’t wait to wear them out!

    

And I recently spied Superga’s latest collaboration with accessory brand, Charlotte Simone, and the collection looks so cute!

alice

xo

Burberry: The DK88.

You know those pieces that for some unexplainable reason, the moment you lay eyes on them, something clicks deep within and before you know it you’re forgetting about your work and spending most of the morning looking at pictures online and calculating it’d only take two months to save for the beauty? Just me? Well last week during my morning read of emails and newsletters I came across a feature in Coveteur that mentioned this bag, The DK88, and some unexplainable reason, I found myself falling in love instantly, falling through the rabbit hole of Burberry’s website, completely forgetting about all the work that I had to do. While this bag is not usually one I’d give a second glance, I felt a really strong connection to it and (like I mentioned above) started calculating how long it’d take for me to save up; and (like I mentioned above) realised it’d only take two short months (in fact I realised I’d be able to afford it come August payday). But in the hopes of keeping myself on a leash and not going over the top, I figured that if I posted about the bag here, my obsession would slowly fade. Here’s hoping anyway…

 

Medium DK88 in Honey

    

Chic, ladylike, available in lots of great colours – like pink – and oh so wearable, I am in L O V E. Isn’t it a real beauty?

alice

xo

Lots of Stripes.

Is there any pattern easier to wear than stripes? Whether it be vertical or horizontal, I’m a sucker for a bit of stripe action. There’s something really laidback and casual (which is definitely my style) about them, yet they never look lazy or messy. I also think stripes help add a bit of dimension to not only the clothes, but to the wearer as well.

T BY ALEXANDER WANG

      

J.CREW

      

T BY ALEXANDER WANG

      

MAGGIE MARILYN

      

While I do love me some stripes, do not be fooled: not all stripes are created equal, as the classic navy-white combination will always reign supreme (but that’s a post for another day).

alice

xo