If you have to travel alone, travel in style – said Daniel Cleaver to Bridget Jones, dropping her off to a fancy dress party. Luckily, my travel did not require me to wear a bunny-girl outfit. Last week, for the weekend trip to Poznan, to attend Art & Fashion Festival, I went for a slightly less extravagant selection of clothes.
This is what I packed, clockwise from top left:
Marc by Marc Jacobs umbrella (bought in London when it rained, obviously)
Stradivarius jumper with a heart
Kenneth Cole pumps (gift from my husband, bought in New York)
Michael Kors watch
Marella skirt (my best second hand find ever!)
Estee Lauder limited edition BCA campaign pink vanity case and pink ribbon (it’s October after all)
COS scarf (from the current mid-season sale, still up for grabs!)
Orska angel pendant (gift from the designer)
Jewels travel case (perfect for keeping your bits & pieces in check)
Book on contemporary Polish fashion by Marcin Różyc (an apt choice for a fashion festival and a good read for the train journey)
spring/summer 2014 collection was to be presented at the Grand Theater in Warsaw. It called for an outfit which would marry fashion with a theater evening out. I chose a little black number from Banana Republic
, which I bought in London a few months ago and never yet wore. It is a very simple dress with a subtle glamorous twist, created by the light reflecting sequins. To complement the dress I picked Louis Vuitton
black vernis open toe pumps with pad lock and a Minaudière Petit Bijou in dark tortoiseshell color. This Art Deco inspired jewel box is a beautiful accessory. It can literally fit a credit card, a key and a lipstick. But what else does a lady need when going out? Apart from, perhaps, a handsome suit-clad man? I made sure I had this ‘accessory’ on me all evening…
Striking a pose in the foyer of the Grand Theater.
These sexy peep toe high-heeled platform pumps are amazingly comfortable to wear. The back is accessorized with a golden LV padlock inspired by Louis Vuitton leather goods.
The Minaudière Petit Bijou simply says ‘evening glamour’. Embellished with shimmering golden brass Louis Vuitton initials, the unique bag is inspired by the facets of gemstones. Wear it and you will make an impression at any event.
Invitation to La Mania SS2014 fashion show
To the launch of the new jewelry collection by W. Kruk, I decided to wear something chic yet understated. The starting point for my look was a newly acquired iPad case/clutch from Ted Baker’s in pink (in fact, Schiaparelli’s shocking pink). I thought a dark shade of purple would go well with it, so I went for a COS top and paired it off with my all-time favorite A-line H&M black scuba skirt. I completed the look with purple and silver strap t-bar heels from kg by Kurt Geiger and, in keeping with the theme of the event, jewelry by W. Kruk.
Photos 1 and 2 by Katarzyna Piotrowska-Skiba and Marcin Wziontek for W. Kruk. Photo 3 by TP.
This might be one of the last days of the summer, so I decided to wear a wrap summer dress I bought only last week. It is from a cool label Anami & Janine, which I discovered while strolling in the Brixton Village in London.
Established in 2005 by two female designers, who gave their names to the label, it has since been launching two annual collections of vintage inspired dresses. It looks like they made prints their signature design, and they have some really funky ones, like the one on my dress, which is all about the game – packs of cards, dice, diamonds, female jokers and … rabbits (?). The designers say they always produce in small quantities, making each print and range a limited edition. Which is very much to my liking.
The dress is made of very light fabric, easy to be played with by the wind, to the delight of my husband (who took the picture). A very sexy dress, which put me in a very flirty mood (#naughty)! I think the designers would be proud.
Anami and Janine’s dresses are an investment and should be on every girl’s wish list – so goes the description on their website. Well, I have invested in one and will be happy to enlarge my collection at the earliest convenience.