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Random House New York

Random House New York

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When Hedi Slimane took on the job as chef designer at YSL and cut the “Y” out of the famous initials to change it into Saint Laurent, I was a little bit grumpy. Yves has always been one of my design heroes, and especially the shoes they created before the take-over (my dear Troopers, my sweet Tributes, my adored Triptoo’s...) are still grazing my shoe-closet as must have classics.

But then again, that was before Hedi’s first show hit the runway and with it an irresistible 80ties rock 'n roll vibe, “laid back cool” attitude, ready to boost your inner fashion “I don’t give a sh.t, I simply look that great” goddess. It’s such a pity that daily life does not come in black & white, because with wearing these clothes you will certainly feel like an aspiring groupie (whatever age) lounging somewhere backstage being captured in a random Annie Leibowitz grainy photograph.

The balance between sophisticated and that tad of sluttish-ness never felt so desirable and most certainly after I tried the (already a classic) Bianca Bow Sandal I am a fan of the footwear too. Unfortunately Hedi never returned my calls so I am still wondering about the name change, but honestly: as long as there’s some shimmering logo cherishing the bags for old YSL times sakes I am just fine.

That, and I’m forever grateful that another old’ gal is presenting the brand (hello Joni Mitchell age 71!) in the new ads, so I feel entitled to do a little advertising too.

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Today’s shoes are Saint Laurent | Paul Warmer
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Sheer Top: Bluemarine | Tassled Necklace: YSL | Jacket: La Condessa | Skirt: River Island | Fishnet thights: Wolford | Bag: Saint Laurent for YSL

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Kiss me!

Kiss me!

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Pucker up, ladies. Smooches abounded on the Spring ’14 runways, making their mark everywhere from shoes (Charlotte Olympia) to sunglasses (Jean-Charles de Castelbajac). Saint Laurent‘s Hedi Slimane doused an 80s-tinged ruffle top and short black wrap dress with an allover rouge lip print. Inspired by Yves Saint Laurent’s 1971 Vichy Chic collection, the smackers were a somewhat surprising embrace of the house’s history, and the high street (H&M: Sweaters! Zara: Scarfs!) just couldn’t wait to follow.

If mouthy accessories (anyone in risking a big lip?) are more your taste, look no further than my all time classic: a Lulu Guiness bag. Ah! I could have one in a different shade for every day. Or maybe that Diane von Fürstenberg I-phone cover? Or maybe that classic Chanel lipstick? Bright kisses (printed all over the object of your desire yourself) never run out of style. As does my shoe favorite of this month: Sule Orhan’s “Easy rider”.

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Today’s shoes are L’Enfant Terrible.
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Kick Ass

Kick Ass

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I never run short when it comes to comparing men (and relationships for that matter) to the other most intriguing thing in my world: shoes. (For those of you raising an eyebrow just now: think of how many (heels/men) you have to try to find a perfect fit, or how much it can hurt while walking them in ... )

So. When I find myself in a tattoo studio, feeling nothing less than a trooper in AMAZING leather cuties, fresh from my favorite heel dealer - surrounded by the three bold dudes of MotorInk (more pierced and studded than my footgear, wearing earrings large enough to put any decent napkin holder at a fancy dinner table to shame), I am once again reminded. No matter how fierce and hardcore the surface may look: it’s always worth having a look at the inside too, which may very well reveal itself to be soft and smooth as butter, comfy to the max.
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No doubt: the guys (just like my footgear) are kicking ass. And tonight I will have beers with all five of my new friends. Oh, and about that tattoo...... it’s just my lovely booties which got under my skin really. How sneaky.

Today’s shoes are Saint Laurent, available at Paul Warmer

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Obsessions of September

Obsessions of September

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With all the magazines as thick as the Brockhaus encyclopaedia (mainly ads for the new season) I guess it’s official: autumn has arrived. And with it a runny nose, pantyhose, shorter days (sign in with your local tanning salon to grab a little extra Vitamin D now!) and the impossible-to-ignore desire to stock up on everything the catwalks have provided to help prepare feet and bodies for the cold.

Don’t you just love digging into all the new trends? I know I do, and though my favorites this year are way too many to pack into one post, have the slight feeling I will remain a post punk / early rock / 90s-forever chick until winter has me covered in full thermo gear again.

Lazy, as I always become when the days become shorter, I'll be sure to take full advantage of the “new” grunge chic (aka no need to wipe off mascara after partying anymore, so Courtney Love), aka greasy hair (hello, if Marc Jacobs says so, it’s cool!), aka fishnets with more ripped holes than Emmentaler cheese).

The only thing I'm wondering about though: where do I get these teeth grillz that are so popular now? I have always wanted to not only buckle up my booties but my teeth as well. Bring on autumn!

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Today’s shoes are Gianmarco Lorenzi

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YSL Temptation

YSL Temptation

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We all know about Adam and Eve and their life in Paradise.
However, I believe the story with the apple must have somehow gotten mixed up over the years. In my imagination it totally makes sense that it was not an apple that started all this temptation business: it must have been a heel.
Why would a woman long for an apple? And how could she possibly lure Adam into something she knew is so wrong to lust for?

Unless it was something like: Eve longs for a very expensive pair of heels, is tempted to buy them (over-expensive, i.e. forbidden), gets second opinion from man (aka asks for his credit card) to get a taste of absolute paradise. Adam (not short on imagination either) must have pictured Eva in that perfect heel (adding an accessory to a fig leaf can’t be wrong): so was easily convinced.

Since then (as punishment for having given in to temptation) woman has to experience pain running in high heels and man will always struggle to find 10 inch heels anything but utterly sexy. Makes sense, right? Oh, and of course it must have been a YSL heel: the perfect, most seductive shoe on earth…. until…..

Just heard that Hedi Slimane has taken over the creative rule in “Eden” (aka YSL headquarters). And that the new collection will be back to basic: very very pure and simple. Even the “Tribute” won’t be reproduced anymore.
Oh, dear Hedi: please do not let my YSL paradise run dry: we girls so need that little bit of temptation!

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Today’s shoes are YSL