Walter Van Beirendonck, Yes!

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Photo courtesy of Luca Tombolini.

So I know I’m probably jumping ahead but who doesn’t in the fashion world. This is the Spring 2017 collection from Walter Van Beirendonck. I have never written a blog yet on menswear and so I figured it was time to make amends with myself and delve into the masculine side of fashion. Darren Casey you will be proud.

 

Van Beirendonck, Belgian born, has brought something magical to the modern day runway. Fearless and edgy, he promotes baggy pantaloons, statement shirts and color coded footwear.

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Inspired by the Mad Hatter’s unsolvable conundrum, this was the latest for Walter’s next Spring collection. Manic, unsolved, chaotic and mysterious all at once.

Hatter: “Why is a raven like a writing desk?” (to Alice) “I haven’t the slightest idea!”

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You can’t go wrong with a leopard/teal mix, eh? The asymmetry is so daring but stunningly elegant. How about a matching print sock to boot?

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Sourced via Vogue 

Not having known much about this designer, I am more and more in the awe the more I delve in to researching him. I am slowly becoming more obsessed with this Antwerpian. Maybe it is because the year he began designing was the same year I was born but I almost definitely drawn to his exhibits.

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More womenswear I say!

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Shades of You (Blue)

This week I am in the Old North State of North Carolina. Blistering afternoon temperatures soar mid to high twenties. My Irish skin has me taking refuge in my hotel room during the peak, daylight hours. It also has me people watching from my window on the high seventeenth floor. Thanks to the hot summer sun, she gave me some fashion inspiration- Fair trade for keeping me imprisoned in my own room.

And so I figured, why not keep cool during these hot summer June days with a shade of cool blue?!

Shades of You (Blue)

Miu Miu cashmere shirt
$790 – mytheresa.com

Rucksack bag
zaful.com

Self-portrait rose sunglasses
$155 – net-a-porter.com

Travel sun hat
luxurydivas.com

Stackable glasses
sunglasshut.com

Topshop nail polish
$8.68 – topshop.com

Baby blues mixed with soft pinks will hide any trace of sunburn. Trendy en-vogue flip flops and a giant sunhat is the perfect combination guaranteed to keep you cool as a cucumber.
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Celebrate a Summer in Yellow

Finally we can officially call it summertime. We no longer complain about the chill in the air but rather, one can hear the passersby whinge the very opposite…. how hot it is outside! Fantastic.

Here is my latest collaboration of all my favourite things yellow. Be not afraid to make that yellow statement, because I sure am not.

Celebrate a Summer in Yellow

 


First thing is first, look at this cute yellow pinafore. I have been obsessed with these since I was a child. Hey, if there’s a nip in the air in the evening why not pop a short sleeve (or long) white shirt underneath.

Blumarine short dress

$440 – yoox.com

How retro these look. Is it bad to think I think these are technically affordable?

Gucci shoes

$545 – italist.com

I’m sasd to say I definitely will not be adding this to my bag fix anytime soon (not by choice anyway) . Why not tie a little scarf around the top handles to jazz it up. Navy is always a winner. So complimentary.

Crazy about this watch. Definitely making the purchase.

Crayo leather watch
jcpenney.com

Very sixties I thought. Hence my choice to match with the Gucci footwear.

Alexis Bittar earrings
truefacet.com

So ‘Knots Landing’, eh? I can see Abbey Ewing sporting this.

Ranting and raving about ownership of these (as reflected by my many instagram posts).

Dolce Gabbana cell phone headphone
$6,870 – net-a-porter.com

Alexander McQueen scarve
6pm.com….. OR, you could also jump in to Primark on your way home from the office and get a plain yellow scarf. Tie it up turban-style and strut. I remember going in to college (late) with a purple sparkly turban on my head. I wish I had that courage now….I seem to have lost it a long the way somewhere 😦

What more can I say?

If you are not feeling the turban theme, protect those locks with this cute sun straw hat.

Benoît Missolin straw hat
matchesfashion.com

“Get it while it’s hot”- Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and the City)

What a cute little accesory and closing line to this yellow affair. Pair with a long navy maxi as you enter the sunsetting evenings. A guarnteed head turner.

Jil Sander Navy yellow belt
$100 – yoox.com

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