*253 Julia X Story of my Shirt

‘Pick a piece with a story’ – that’s what Alex from the blog ‘Story of my Shirt’asked me when we had just decided to do a project together. It should be a piece from my wardrobe that means something special to me. Tough call. I have countless clothes that I found in little vintage shops … Continue Reading

*252 Gunnar

If you are male you have fashion restrictions. At least if you want to blend in. No skirts, no high heels, no lipstick. To name just a few things a man is not expected to wear in public if he doesn’t want to be stared at. The level of tolerated ‘flamboyance’ variies from country to … Continue Reading

*251 Jovana

First post in 2017. Happy New Year, dear friends. New year, new chance, new resolutions, new colours. Why not start the year with something as simple and ordinary as a new haircolour? All the rest will follow. It might transform you into the new self you are aiming to be in 2017. Go from brown … Continue Reading

*250 Corey

What are clothes good for? Covering your nakedness. Keeping you warm, sure. Protecting you? Attracting other people? Keeping them off? Accentuating your best physical features? Enhancing your personality? Creating a new one? Maybe all of the above is accurate. Or none (except of the covering part). ‘You should buy clothes because of how they make … Continue Reading

*Used and Unique – Camel Coat

It was in Paris. I was with my friend Dodo and we sat outside a very French, very traditional bistro enjoying the last bit of autumn sun – when this woman walked in. We both turned our heads, conversation stalling. She was not a celebrity nor was she particularly beautiful (in fact, I can’t really … Continue Reading

*249 Dodo

A few days back I flipped through Elle Magazine and got stuck at the Edidtor’s letter singing the praises of Paris and Parisian women. ‘How can you not love Paris and adore Parisian women, which are by far the chicest and coolest and most elegant….’ that pretty much sums up the content. I do not … Continue Reading

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Have a happy, scary Halloween. And watch out for the Vampire lady…. Julia wears vintage dress, scarf, gloves and jewellery. The axe is a family heirloom. Thank you, Frank-enstein for taking those spooky pictures. ©FrankBauer

*Used and Unique – white boots

White shoes are a statement. I do not want to talk in cliches but a man in white loafers is either a playboy or yacht owner or both. Or he lives at the Cote d’Azur (with a yacht…as a playboy). A women wearing white footwear is not perceived quite as flamboyant – unless she is … Continue Reading

*248 Jovana

Let me introduce Jovana. Brandnew member of the APS community. Like all my other models she was carefully observed and chosen. What I like about her in terms of fashion is that she is not overeager to please (and that she is wearing this awesome bob). She has a vision of herself and she is … Continue Reading

*Used and unique – Granny Cardigan

It was love at first sight. I had this slow-motion-moment, when I passed by this table of very uninspiring folded sweaters and T-shirts at a local fleamarket. Suddenly my eyes got caught on emerald. I reached out for the colour underneath a pile of dull garments and pulled out a gem (that was the slow-motion-moment). … Continue Reading

*247 Sonia

When Sonia Rykiel died a few weeks ago, it didn’t come as a shock. She was sick and she was old. Nobody lives forever. But there are people who influence your life more than others. They may be actors, writers, activists – or fashion designers. People who inspire you to become a better person than … Continue Reading

*King of soap

I love cosmetics – I know they will not make me more beautiful/young/desirable, but they will make me FEEL like I was. That psycological effect is enough for me to fill my shelfs with tons of beautiful bottles and jars. I do like natural skincare though – first of all my skin is sensitive to … Continue Reading