EAR CUFF LOVE. Let’s all take a moment and praise the awesomeness that are ear cuffs, shall we? I know, this is not the newest of the new trends and ear cuffs have been around for some time, but only now have I managed to truly appreciate these jewelery pieces that can transform an otherwise simple outfit and draw the attention of passersby. This particular one was actually a surprising, lucky find on a rather uninspired stroll through the local H&M. But often great things come to you when you least expect it, don’t they? That, by the way, also holds true for the week I had. I’ve met such inspiring people and I just know that good things are on the way.
CHINESE DESIGNERS. Back in December, when I was in Beijing for a field trip with my university (note to self: finally edit and publish pictures from that trip!), we visited the 789 Art Zone to soak in some contemporary as well as traditional Chinese art and culture. The complex is huge, so unfortunately, we didn’t nearly have enough time to see all the galleries, shops, and performance spaces the decommissioned military factory buildings house. But I did have time to buy this gorgeous coat by the emerging Shanghainese designer DLYANG, which I found in this beautiful store decorated with white-painted branches. I love everything about this coat: the shape, the unconventional structure, the leather details and definitely the black/grey colour combination. It’s so versatile to wear – almost like two coats in one. If you’re visiting the 789 district, make sure to pop by this gem which is tucked away in one of the charming alleys.
ANYTHING CROPPED. This is the outfit I wore to the London Fashion Weekend event. We finally got around to shoot it out in the backyard on a sunny afternoon. Lately I’m somewhat obsessed with crop tops. Perhaps it’s all the rays of sunlight and the Spring kicking in (most trees start blossoming already, yay!). I just think that cropped tops give an outfit a really nice silhouette, depending on the skirt or pants combined with, of course. And with a pair of heels it’s hard to get it wrong.