style brick road: November 2013

Friday, 29 November 2013

IN LOVE. Agi&Sam x Emblzn CUSTOMISE !!


If I HAD to choose a favourite young menswear duo - it would have to be Agi & Sam. I fell in love with their Topman capsule collection (find it here), and have been browsing through their work ever since.

Their latest work include an innovative platform called Emblzn - based on creating individuality and customise fashion in the times of mass production. So, in a nutshell - you can customize your own Agi & Sam tees which have a huge array of prints, patterns and combos. Just check everything out HERE and you'll be happy! The full printed ones (of course) are my absolute favs!

ps. This is a major idea for the upcoming holidays - boyfriend, brother, friend or a father, and pardon me - GIRLS CAN WEAR THEM TOO!

xx d.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

simmer down.

Every day is like a hunt - for chances, love or happiness. Hence the hunting outfit.

High waisted trousers have been a love of mine from the moment I saw the first episode of Saved by The Bell. (It was my thing, let it go)
Bleached high-waisted skinny jeans or high-waisted teacher-trousers. I loved it all. After a while, I started to research the history of high-waisted bottoms in menswear clothing, and then the love evolved into an obsession. 40's with the statement hats and big shoulders, 50's & 60's with the beatnik cool gang... Unfortunately, until recently - I owned just one pair of high-ish waisted dad jeans, bought few years ago in Primark for £5. These are second.
And whenever I go for a second-hand-shop tour, I never get trousers because of my reluctance towards my private parts touching space touched by someone else's private parts. And I buy another oversized blazer. But hey, one of my life goals is to find a tailor and make all my trousers out of heritage materials. Dreams, I know.

I'm also wearing 2 of my currenly favourite pieces - my new Isabel Marant x H&M boots (courtesy of H&M Croatia < 3), and a Vešmašina Vintage short-sleeved sweatshirt I've had for quite some time, but wore it once until recently when I got ideas on how I wanted it to look. :3
mcneal coat_micica brooch_vešmašina vintage sweatshirt (LINK)_h&m x isabel marant suede boots_giant vintage sunglasses_zara hat_h&m high-waisted trousers_daniel wellington watch (15% off with 'xmasdino' code @danielwellington.com)

xx d.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

WISHLISTED. Nike Air Max 90 Sneakerboot

Edgy, cool, chic and everything I want in a sneaker. Plus, a splash of futurism with the double layered element makes them PERFECT for colder days. #wishlisted

xx d.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

EDITORIAL. Abbey Lee Kershaw by Hedi Slimane

If a designer of any kind has a unique and distinctive aesthetic - he can do anything with his vision. Saint Laurent's Hedi Slimane proved that with this amazing set of photos featuring supermodel Abbey Lee Kershaw for 25 Magazine. Plus, it's MEGA SEXY.

So guys - take a moment and just enjoy. Because everyone could use a jolt of art in your life - to move you to do more.

xx d.

Monday, 25 November 2013

new age, new stage.

I couldn't bother taking my camera with me (bad blogger), but thanks to Jure, I've got some shots from last week's Fashion Week Zagreb to share. Nothing spectacular happened - I'm still learning to dress myself with my new hair. It's not as simple as I thought it will be.
all photos by Jure Perišić (LINK)

xx d.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

#SamoKažem.

The cast of #SamoKažem
As a person obsessed with watching a biiig number of TV series, I was happy to find out my regional neighbours created something worth watching!

A 26 -episode web series called #SamoKažem (#JustSayin in English) combines everything local (and non-local in fact) youth is interested in - friendships, dating, music & love, but also weak education system and high level of youth unemployment... It's just a snippet of everything #SamoKažem crew is covering within this unique & creative project. The world is obsessing about internet and social media, and #SamoKažem falls in the right in the right gap - a mix between virtual and realistic society.
Ana Mandić as Maja
Young regional actors & actresses that portray the main characters are Milena Stanić, Mladen Sovilj, Ana Mandić, Ana Stojanovska, Davor Golubović i Bujar Ahmeti, while the director of this whole story is the amazing Jelena Gavrilović.

I had a great chance to talk with one of the stars, the talented Macedonian beauty Ana Stojanovska few questions about her experience on the show...
Ana Stojanovska as Aleksandra
1. You’re portraying one of the main characters named Aleksandra – she’s an ambitious party girl that knows what she wants. How did you relate with the character and is it anything like you?
I had so much fun playing the character of Aleksandra. She's a very emotional girl that wants to hide her soft side just to keep her problems out of her friends' eyes. Aleksandra acts like most young girls do while becoming women - she experiments, acts wild, not thinking about the consequences... She is taking every moment and making it to a story to last... I do see myself a lot in her, and I sort of went few years back to the time when I was thinking that freely, without any regrets.
Stefan Djordjević as Marko
2. Regarding your past experience, how is #SamoKažem different from other projects you’ve worked on?
It was much much more different than any other project I had ever worked on. When I read the script I was thinking how it's going to be just another story about how the Balkan people should all be in love and how the hatred needs to stop etc. But when I met other actors and we started to work together, we really got to known each other, and I fell in love with each and every one of them... I think that this project made me realise how cool it is to forget about your nationality and just enjoy the people that surround you - to see where that love can go, on and off the screen. I also loved the fact that we were working with a young director. She gave us the chance to improvise and to enjoy the moments we were creating. Plus, the episodes were shot in many different places, so I had the pleasure to travel around Balkan.
#SamoKažem cast
3. #SamoKazem is definitely a unique project within our region, and even Europe. What do you think about the idea of a youthful series based solely online?
I personally believe that this is a great idea. A lot of people don't have time to watch television in a particular timing so this is a great chance to watch something interesting. And on the other hand everybody is on-line and they are going to be able to watch the episodes any time, as many times as they want.
Bujar Ahmeti as Dren
you can watch it exclusively on Youtube HERE. Enjoy! :*

xx d.

Friday, 22 November 2013

WISHLISTED. Burberry Prorsum SS14 details

I never got to see the Burberry Prorsum menswear collection for Spring/summer '14 shown in June, but I got to see few pieces from the same collection as part of my London Fashion Week experience in September. (click) I always get excited when brands show few menswear looks inside of their womenswear runway shows - like they acknowledge the men in the audience, and Christopher Bailey is throwing us a fashion bone.

Suede plimsolls in electric colours, leather gym sacks, super skinny ties, watches & phone pouches. It's the retained luxury Bailey shows us again and again - the pieces are flashy solely in their quality, but not in the branding nor labeling. That gives me a feel of self-awareness and confidence that the designer has - he believes his pieces will become statement and recognizable on their own. They don't need blatant logos to prove their own point. 

Bravo Bailey, once again.
(details pic by style.com, runway pic by stylebrickroad)

xx d.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

and then he went short.

Bad energy went away with my old hair - welcoming new things in life with its new beginnings.

Couldn't be a more appropriate time for cutting all of my hair. And although it wasn't THAT long, all of the inches and centimeters I've been dragging on my head for some time now felt lie a reminder of everything I was. Now I want to be the thing I am. #mindf*ck

My new shaved head is my new attitude! :3 (not really, I'm still the same Dino but with less hair)

Once again, the amazing work was made by the greatest Irena Dominić from Topstil hair salon - although she wasn't so sure of my decision, we're both glad we went through with it. A new beginning can begin! :*
xx d.