*Have you heard of a thing called pre-emptive shopping? It’s what I did this week: Spent all the money I wanted to make at the flea market – before the flea market. Thankfully, sales were good today (although I’m crap at haggling. “How much do you want?” “Eight Euros.” “Five.” “Okay!” Clearly, I could use a lesson from “Life of Brian”). The shopping, however, was even better. I got my hands on this Hendrix blouse at the LalaBerlin Sale this week and I’m rather in love.
*Speaking of music idols. Are you ready to accept Kurt Cobain as your style guide? Cause, look, Dries Van Noten took inspiration from him. And he came up with a dementedly good collection. I want everything. Yes, including white-framed sunglasses.
*While you’re on Self Service magazine’s blog, have a look around. They show some of the most beautiful behind-the-scenes images from the various fashion weeks. And they have entertaining stuff, too, like candids from the front row. I like this series from the Rodarte show.
*Ever since I discovered make-up artist Lisa Eldridge’s videos on Primer & Lacquer, I’ve been a little bit obsessed. She clearly knows what she’s talking about and her chatty, refreshing tone make her beauty tutorials even easier to follow, like this one on make-up for a night out. She also writes a monthly column in British Elle now. To whoever came up with that idea: Thank you!
*BLK DNM really didn’t have to photograph Caroline de Maigret to make me like their collection. But it sure doesn’t hurt either. (Damn, that leather jacket!)
*Soraya Bakhtiar writes a style blog I like reading.
*One more reason I will keep writing notes on paper and not on my phone: These notebooks from Brown Paper Designs.
*Add this book to my wish list: “Katharine Hepburn: Rebel Chic”.
*I can’t remember where I came across one of her images this week (that’s the trouble with this blogs/facebook/pinterest/instagram world), but Lina Scheynius‘s photography knocks my socks off every time I see it.
*You know what your day has been missing? Steve McQueen. You’re welcome.
Have a good week!