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Fashion Week Fierce | BYBROWN

Fashion Week Fierce  |  BYBROWN

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Tall, sleek, city amazons are walking down the catwalk, transparent silk flattering their bodies, while exaggerated shoulders make their way down the aisle to pushy beats. It’s the debut of Melanie Brown’s relaunched label BYBROWN at Amsterdam fashion week, leading the selected fashion crowd to frantic applause.

Inspired by water and its restless molecules, Melanie surprised by combining materials such as lyocell bamboo, cork, leather and silk to artfully create a fierce yet feminine silhouette for the modern city woman.

Having been a fan of her work for years, I couldn’t be more proud to attend the show wearing an earlier creation of my designer friend: a couture dream of four layers of different fabrics, showing her craftmanship and eye for detail. Though I feel like a romantic princess and never want to take a step out of my gorgeous gown again, I am now eager to express my inner warrior. Ready to channel the new look of perfect asymmetry (how is it possible!), throwing on the exceptional cape/raincoat and off I will go as the strong fashion combatant pictured. Congratulations Melanie!

About today’s heels: shoe it!
With this kind of stunning outfit we will leave all credits to the dress won’t we?

xxx

Have a full look at BYBROWN's collection here!

Golden Girl

Golden Girl

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Another flamboyant icon has teamed up with H&M to give us a taste of international fashion flair (and in this particular case a lot of glamour) for a high street price: Anna dello Russo. Compared to whom I look like some Winnie the Pooh in heel-terms: she's the one storing her (over 4000 pair) heel collection in one apartment, and her designer outfits (wears nothing but.... ) in another (I can only hope they're not 200 m2 each otherwise I'd simply die from envy). So it's pretty obvious that her collection of accessories would be nothing short of: over the top indeed.

Internationally the whole gold shizzle whizzle sold out within half an hour (I suppose it was some rapper who snapped up all pieces at once), but the Dutch ladies were more suspicious. Overheard a conversation of two (very young) sisters wondering if the clutch was some kind of "cover" for...? (well: your lipstick and keys ladies, nothing more nothing less) and some gay stylists comparing the packaging to Louis XIV's wallpaper (-that's her signature guys, dig it). Sigh. Well, all I'm saying is: I like the booties (and the packaging, and a statement and gold in general): so why not be bold?

Enjoy being that golden girl: when designer Maison Martin Margiela will hit H&M in November we will all be back to (oversized) basics again.

xxx

Today's shoes are Anna dello Russo for H&M

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Lucky day

Lucky day

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It’s Friday the 13th (again…it’s the third but luckily also the last one this year) but rather than looking out for black cats crossing the street, am looking forward to see one of my favorite designers today: Melanie Brown.
Even when weather god is not acting in my favor, fashion god is: am allowed to pick an outfit of hers for fashion week. Am so excited!
With my mission: “When sun won’t shine, I will” in mind, I hit her studio in the Hazenstraat feeling very much the celebrity, trying on especially customized and truly unique couture dresses. Am also totally in awe of her winter collection: it’s all about layers and refined possibilities of combining and wearing clothes in a variety of ways, and includes a leather T as soft as butter that she designed for …ha, must have been me! Would die for it (or rather….stop buying shoes and start saving money now)!

Over tea (Melanie is such a charming Brit) we chat about details and vision of her work before browsing her SS collection 2013 which I will be allowed to wear. Did I just say SS 2013??? Feel very Agyness Deyn and utterly privileged. Time flies with this lovely lady, who couldn’t be more passionate about her work and I am eager to take today’s picture.

Heading home with a (not so fashionable, but smelling gorgeous) take-out chicken for dinner on one side of my bike, a bag of couture clothes on the other and a festival to go to later on (see you in boots), I think Friday the 13th is just my lucky day.

xxx

Today’s shoes are Pura Lopez