Linen jumpsuit and swimsuit at Frankie Shop. Pool at Coqui Coqui Spa. Sandals, St Agni and Ancient Greek Sandals at Net-a-Porter. Perfumes, Coqui Coqui. Puka shell bracelet by Tohum Design. Hat and dress, Cruise 18′ by RUBAN.
For this week’s Monday Motivation when the Mercury is hitting +30C on a regular bases mint feels like the perfect cooling colour. Like the swimsuit Attila from Three Graces. Just add a pool and a glass full of clinking ice cubes and liquid of choice.
The old renovated shoe box factory in Shoreditch, London follows today’s theme. It has been transformed into a modern home with some fresh looking features like the mint coloured walls that works surprisingly well with the concrete grey.The built-in bench under the windows is the perfect way to add both siting and shelf Just space. And take a closer look at the details, like the big ceramic urn and the lighting.
The colour reminds me of Prada stores back in the late 90s. At that time they always had a pale mint green as a major interior feature.Holding on to that shoe thing with mules from Swedish Acne. They will spice up almost any outfit.
And then it’s that little detail. The pink tip of the heel.
Mint with a hint of pink. My kind of Monday candy.
P.s. Just discovered long-time favourite designer Carin Rodebjer’s first drop for AW18. She apparently has mint on her mind as well. The versatile tunic dress will work with or without pants. D.s.
London still basking in temperatures around +30 means my dress code is quite simple. As loose fitting clothes as possible and natural fibres such as linen, cotton and silk makes the tube trip a little bit more bearable.
My go-to heatwave choice is always a dress. Loose skirts or shorts are stand-ins. But today was “chilly” with just +17-18C or so in the morning. Therefore this became Trousers Tuesday, paring an old pair of tapered linen trousers with a pin-striped breezy ballon-sleeved blouse.
The blouse in airy cotton (still in stock when writing this) is a real steal for just £17 at H&M. Comfy wedges and loafers takes me from work to concert night.
My new Jumbo Hemp bag from Australian brand Dharma Door adds some relaxed, boho vibes. This versatile piece is handmade by fair trade artisans in Bangladesh.
The natural fibre allows the bag to stretch as it fills, accommodating a surprising volume of goodies. Like that extra pair of shoes, the large water bottle, my “no-make-up make-up survival kit” and all other necessary stuff for a long day out.
Pinstriped natural white/dark blue blouse, H&M. Ink blue linen trousers, Weekday AW11. Wedges COS, probably SS11. Suede blue dotted loafers, Surface to Air, SS12. Dark blue diary, Liberty. Jumbo Hemp bag, Dharma Door.
The camel colour pants from Raey is the perfect everyday work wear. Depending on mood, weather and work tasks it can easily be dressed down or up. When warehouse or photo session day in the webbshop, I pair it with an well-worn t-shirt. Add a white shirt and the work meeting outfit is sorted.
Raey is the in-house brand from fashion online success Matchesfashion.com that I find myself returning to over and over again. With clean, crisp silhouettes and a masculine touch it’s timeless aesthetics it’s what I want as the back bone in my wardrobe.
Wide-leg chino trousers, £225, Matchesfashion.