Thursday, 17 April 2014

It's the pants






ZARA jumper
COMPTOIR DES COTONNIERS pants
SAINT LAURENT ‘Lulu’ bag
BALENCIAGA shoes


It’s the pants, could I give it to you any straighter? Believe me dressing up as a job is apart from being the luckiest girl alive, sometimes not such a given. I visited Paris with Comptoir Des Cotonniers last week and was surprised that I managed to find a style of tailored trouser that I did not have in my closet yet. Straight cut with the perfect lazy fit, perfect for the casual tailoring that I’m strongly feeling at the moment, and just like that, I’m right back to being the luckiest girl. 
Photos by Carrie

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Leather and lace







ACNE jacket
H&M Paris collection shirt
BIK BOK jeans
SWAROVSKI ring
BALENCIAGA shoes


When in Paris, we made sure to visit the neighbourhoods of the enchanting La tour Eiffel, not that you can see her, but I promise it was what made me do a double take on whilst crossing the street. All black everything, per usual, however I’m convinced that leather and lace never get’s old. Come what may, worn out jeans or a pair of pumps that I’m sure you’ve seen enough on this blog, this little Victorian number has enough charter to dress up any old pair of, well, anything. High-street at it’s best.
Photos by Carrie

Monday, 14 April 2014

Let's talk about Malone Souliers






Malone Souliers AW14

Hello there cyber world and thank you for sticking by! It’s been a busy week indeed, no Coachella this time, but I’ve managed to map in London, Paris and Helsinki in the past five days. Congratulations to me.

So whilst I filter down the whatIwore’s from the past week, let’s have a look at Malone Souliers, a footwear brand you should know. London based Mary Alice Malone thinks that, and I quote, ‘A high heel is a magician’, so I’m glad to be championing someone who agrees with me that the sneaker trend in well overdue. I stopped by the AW presentation accompanied by the ever so talented Clym to help me portray the new collection of high mules, pointy toes and lace-up’s. Safe to say that with the promise of added comfort and a tailored made-to-measure service, I’ll be rewarding my feet with a pair of Souliers in no time.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Jumping into summer time







MARIMEKKO coat
VICTORIA BECKHAM shirt dress
SAINT LAURENT 'Lulu' bag 
SWAROVSKI ring
ZARA shoes

Two weeks away from London and it looks like I returned to summer, criteria for that being I've not covered my toes once during the past week. Although the focus is on mules everywhere this season, I’m going to focus on this dress combo that I picked up in Dubai, pre-layered pieces are a savior for both lazy and anxious people. This piece is somewhat like a jump-in, but an extremely chic version that is.
But yeah, let's totally talk about mules for the next 6 months or more.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

The tuxedo dress







DIOR earrings
SAINT LAURENT bangle
Ring from Thailand

Time to turn to heads towards a new brand. McQ might be familiar to most and although I’ve been a fan of the younger, more affordable line of the infamous Alexander McQueen, I lately realized that I don’t own any of the pieces. So with a promise of quality and a guarantee of original designs, I was eager to make a change. Favorite thing in the current collection? No doubt the tuxedo dress. Can there be a more sexy take on the suit? Paired with a white shirt to maximize the impact, needless to say more.
In collaboration with McQ
photos by Tasha Lee

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Lately on Instagram



So instalately has included: Shoes, naturally, but also beautiful Dubai, malls like I never seen before and a visit to a gold souk, no more words needed. Life between London and Helsinki, finally fulfilling my Lulu promise and another, even more epic bag score, see last picture....

You'll find me at @5inchandup, of course.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Washed out

SUPERTRASH top
COTR x PIMKIE pants
Flash back to Paris, where my break from black continued. Refreshing, to say the least, to play with a palette that excludes black. Not that you haven't seen the beige and white combo before, but the leather jacket weather is a much needed update. I might have got a little bit carried away with coat purchases last year, but I’m not be ready to stop this quite yet. As much as I’m excited about the shorter layers, I can’t get this one out of my mind!
Pictures by Shini Park

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Almond toes and fluffy furs











Back to the only sunny day of Fashion Week, when we sat down at Tate Modern to see what Topshop had in store for us this season. Unique, being one of the most anticipated shows on the schedule, tends to deliver looks that I’m ready to embrace right off the runway and this time was no exception. A 2.0 version of the layered lace dress, fresh midis, thigh-high boots and of course, those socks in spat mules. Boxy furs with short skirts, here was something very 1990 Kate Moss about it all. My youth spent in wooden heels and almond toes has me longing back to the times when my feet were still alive. In other words, it looks like there is a much longed fall season ahead.