I haven’t spent much time in Switzerland, but I get the feeling from Henriette Kuhrt’s column in NZZ Bellevue that I’d meet many terribly polite people. The ones who post their questions to her column Hat das Stil? certainly seem to be.
As part of my bold resolution to blog more regularly, I’ve set myself the goal of sharing a favourite piece of clothing once a month. Once a month seems like a) a realistic timeframe. And b) just realistic. I treat favourite clothes the same way I treat favourite songs: I will have them on repeat until I can’t stand them anymore. Although I’ll probably never tire of a good trenchcoat.
I first fell in love with these shoes when I saw my friend Julia’s wedding pictures. Yes, I thought, I’d get married in this something blue as well.
Fashion revolves around speed. It’s often driven by the next trend, the next bag, the next piece for Instagram, faster, faster, faster. Depending on the time of year, my account balance and Instagram usage, I’ll let myself get swept away and want an off-the-shoulder blouse / some mirrored sunglasses / a Jane Birkin tribute picnic basket RIGHT THIS MINUTE. And I do get a kick out of it. But more often than not I find the frequency with which fashion moves product exhausting. The faster it moves, the less I enjoy my purchases for long and the more I’m left feeling like I can’t keep up anyway. If you read yesterday’s post, you can probably tell that I’m thinking a lot about being more discerning about how and what I shop. And I don’t think I’m the only one who feels that way. There’s been a change in the industry lately towards creating more essential and lasting pieces.
Designer Nobieh Talaei is at the forefront of that movement.