Taschen in Berlin

Mum’s look (including similar styles): Jacquemus logo t-shirt, Lemaire wide leg trousersAcne Studios Bolzter W Tumbled sneakers, Céline fringed bag from spring-summer 2014.

Taschen‘s store in Berlin is a book kingdom. The famous publishing house’s stores are like art galleries (have you seen the one in Amsterdam?), but the one in Berlin has its undeniable charm. The books, some the size of a literal coffee-table and at a 1000 euro (and up) price point, are a dream. The iconic Naomi Campbell book with the three-dimensional John Allen cover or the mega-album with David Bailey’s photos… oh my, I would easily lose my mind here.

Schlüterstraße 39 / Berlin

Photos by Edward Kanarecki.


Amsterdam Scenes


Although I’ve been to Amsterdam at the beginning of September, I feel the need to post some of the scenes and snaps from this very energetic, always on-the-go city. The Dutch capital is all about tiles, greenery, bikes (of course) and chic dogs with their Céline totes. That time, I also realised that Amsterdam is such a treasure chest of antique books (at one of the well-hidden markets, I bought a vintage Sotheby’s catalogue for just 2,50 euros – quite proud of myself!). Take a look below.


Taschen in Amsterdam


Naomi Campbell’s mega-book with the 3-D cover designed by Allen Jones; the David Hockney bible which can only be opened while wearing white gloves; Kishin Shinoyama’s original photos of John Lennon and Yoko Ono hanging on the wall – and all that under one roof. Taschen‘s boutique in Amsterdam is like a treasure chest, where the exclusive publishing brand sells the most desired books and albums on Earth. And some really do cost like gold. A must-visit destination for anyone whose soft spot relates to the beauty of print…

P.C. Hooftstraat 44 / Amsterdam


Photos by Edward Kanarecki

Petit Paris. Sonia Rykiel AW15


Julie De Libran ambitious plans for Sonia Rykiel rebirth were so promising. But well, for her third season in the “most Parisian houses of all“, De Libran serves us noting more than dusty, boring wardrobe of full of dull corduroy, pretenceful stoles and really, really sad dresses. Nothing caught my eye in the entire collection, even those debutant menswear looks. There is no precise identity to that – and calling everything “Parisian chic” doesn’t work on me anymore. The only thing that really touched my heart, was the carpet and the venue. The carpet was designed by Andre Saraiva while the setting was th St. German boutique of Sonia Rykiel, but totally covered with 5000 French books curated by Thomas Lenthal. That’s chic – reading books.