I am not a big fan of couture. I find most of the clothes too brash and experimental for my taste. Any mention of 'haute couture' conjures up images of gimmicky dresses which doesn't coincide with my masculine inspired dress sense. This Valentino collection proved me wrong; couture doesn't have to be attention-seeking. I was bowled over by the intricate embellishments, beautiful embroidery, and the end result of sheer craftsmanship.
Rather surprisingly, it made me realise that I'm not such a tomboy after all.
The first images of Eley Kishimoto's collection for Clarks are up online, and I've fallen in love with these monochrome patterned desert boots. Although I'm not a big fan of desert boots (I WISH they used this print on a brogue), I think they would look amazing with black skinny jeans.
They are avaliable from 1st March, but you can pre-order online.
A round up of my favourite outfits of Maria from 2012. Her outfits are simple and minimal, injected with a sportswear vibe. She perfectly balances her urban pieces with beautiful bags and Acne basics; I could only dream of looking so well-executed! Until then, I will continue to be inspired and impressed by her blog.