style brick road: Lines and sines

Friday, 28 March 2014

Lines and sines

Wow. 10 days. I feel guilty as hell... In the mean time (and by mean time, I mean my free time from the blog) I turned 21, came back from Paris, and one of Croatian fashion weeks ( has started... Plus, I've started working on the next issue of Elle, preparing my exams and trying to see my friends. It's the #FirstWorldProblems category of current affairs, but it's also #MyWorldProblems category too - so I currently cannot even catch the time to see further than the end of my nose. 

If I started to share my excuses or begin a detailed update of what I've been up to, it would probably get sobby, superficial and irritating really quick so I won't be doing it anytime soon. I better get back to where I was - creating content I (and possibly you) care about.
My latest obsession came to me in the most cliché of a place - Paris. The breton stripe as a starting point of every iconic Jean Paul Gaultier collection, but the most intense struck of inspiration came during a shopping spree in Galeries Lafayette, while I was rambling between racks of Carven and Kenzo, when I met one of my new fashion love - Ami by Alexandre Mattiussi. I'll be covering his brand and story soon, when I show you my brand new sneakers from his S/S 2014 collection.

But for now and at the moment, his shadow stripe print reminiscent of 40's cocktail pyjamas was the moment when I started researching my mind for fabulous stripe moments I could share on my blog. 
Coco Chanel's graciousness, James Dean's eternal class and Rihanna's gender-bending Raf Simons outfit came to mind - a combination of zoot suit and breton stripe, it's a beautiful marriage of never-dying trends (okay, some may argue on the zoot-suit) I love.
S/S 2014: Ami by Alexandre Mattiussi and Sacai
A/W 2014: Jonathan Saunders and Junya Watanabe
As Igrajna (founder, owner and designer at Iggy) is a dear friend, I have been talking her into creating me custom-made menswear pieces (or at least customised womenswear ones) since she doesn't do menswear, and once again - as a dear friend - she didn't need much persuading... I already got my amazing winter sleeveles coat, and I recently got 2 new pieces. The first of the two is a stripey spring coat that's a hibrid between dressing gown and outerwear - which instantly made my life happier. Because who wouldn't like to spend their day in something comfy which reminds you of relaxing and lounging? I sure do. Together with a button up, and a long-sleeved t-shirt used as a belt - it gets a funkier feeling of a party outfit... And party I did!
iggy custom made springcoat_esprit striped button up_h&m jeans & striped long-sleeved t-shirt_daniel wellington watch_borovo startas riviera sneakers