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a week in fashion #90

By Marlene | Published: 27. October 2013


| I haven’t done one of these in a while. But what better week to bring back „a week in fashion” than the one during which I went to Paris for the big Isabel Marant pour H&M bash. And what a party it was! Melle Mel from Grandmaster Flash and the Sugarhill Gang played. There was a roller disco. There were burgers served with champagne. A cheerful Isabel Marant being surrounded by her fans and puffing ciggies despite the non-smoking signs. A ludicrously beautiful Freida Pinto enjoying herself and Alek Wek dancing away. There was also a liiiiittle bit of pre-shopping. The scenes in the souvenir shop, sorry, the Isabel Marant boutique were not unlike what you’d imagine people would act like on doomsday. Quick! Get that pair of leather pants! We might never be able to shop again! The magic of Isabel is just too powerful for people not to go a bit mad. I might’ve gotten a few more things, because the collection is extremely well-made and has all those classic pieces that you might’ve never gotten (or, like me, often been able to afford) the first time around, but it was too hysterical for me to concentrate on the shopping. I’m really glad I left with the smoking jacket I’m wearing above (and a peacoat for James I’m planning on stealing from him a lot). Isabel Marant pour H&M goes on sale November 14 in select H&M stores and online. And here are a few other things I’ve enjoyed this week…

| Not strictly from this week. But the colour-coded visualisation that the New York Times did of the New York fashion shows is mind-blowingly any time you look at it.

| Praise the Night is a new Tumblr I like. (via Inattendu)

| Anoushka Matus is such a talented illustrator that it’s good news for everybody that she’s now selling her prints online. My current state of mind is „Girl Called Nelly”.

| A book I’d like to look at: „Chloé Attitudes”.

| A book I’m sad to have finished this week, because it was a pure joy to read: „Where’d You Go, Bernadette?”

| I adore the photography of Cass Bird. And I adore her laid-back style, as featured on The Coveteur.

| Dear Made in Heaven designers, will you please stop making beautiful things like this oversized silk shirt so that I might save some money? Cheers.

| The Christmas wish list starts with a necklace from Nallik.

| Thank you style.de for sharing streetstyle inspiration Chiara Totire.

| I can’t get over how great The Pixel Trade is: photographer Shantanu Starick is travelling around the world, trading his photographs for „life’s basic necessities”. Take one look at his pictures and tell me you wouldn’t let him stay in your house for months. Beautiful images, beautiful idea.

Have a great week!

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  1. Julia
    Posted 28. October 2013 at 20:08 | Permalink

    Der Blazer sieht super aus! Und offensichtlich kann man ihn auch ohne die Tüddelbänder gut tragen. Dann werde ich mich mal brav ab 6 Uhr anstellen. (Hab ich zuletzt in den Neunzigern für U2-Tickets getan, aber was soll’s …)

    • Marlene
      Posted 28. October 2013 at 20:19 | Permalink

      Isabel Marant ist ja auch ein Rockstar! Und die Teile halten länger als ein Konzertabend, hehehe.

  2. Isabel
    Posted 15. November 2013 at 16:45 | Permalink

    How was the sizing of the jacket? I love it!

    • Marlene
      Posted 19. November 2013 at 22:10 | Permalink

      True to size. I got a 38, which I normally wear, and it fits perfectly.

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