#InstaLOVE – September 2019

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It’s September, but there’s still some pre-fashion-month time left…

I’m an Instagram maniac and I openly confess that I spend too much time on filtering my feed. But it’s irresistible, when you have so many great accounts to follow! If you are ready for a dose of beautifully curated walls, inspiring photos and delightful shots – see my three recommendations of the month!

@thomaslohrstudio / Thomas Lohr is currently one of my favourite fashion photographers. I love his raw, simple, yet eye-catching vision. Whether it’s Małgosia Bela gone hi-tech for 032c, a serene scenery for Jil Sander or a moody shot of an XXL moth, his visuals are incredible. Follow his account for new works.

@johnderian / You might know John Derian for his company, which does decoupage and home decorations with a vintage feel since 1989 and has home-shops in New York’s East Village, a tiny outpost on Christopher Street, and a seasonal shop in Provincetown. But I completely lost my mind for Derian’s personal account, which is lately all about his Provincetown house. It’s so beautiful. And oh my, the flower bouquets from his garden look like heaven with the floral wallpaper in the background. If you have a moment, read about his place in this great T Magazine feature. And follow John!

@charlottegainsbourg / Charlotte Gainsbourg needs no introduction in the music and film industry. And there’s no surprise she’s talented in another field: photography. Her spontaneous portraits and film stills caught during her tour this summer are intimate and share a glimpse into her elusive world.

AND, if you want to follow one more account on Instagram… why don’t you follow, ta-da, @designandculturebyed?

The MET was Heaven.

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Maria Carla Boscono by Juergen Teller.

I very rarely write about such mainstream events as the MET Gala, but this year was awkwardly… good. A heaven’s gift, even. Noting this year’s Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination theme, the guests had to give a thought to their appearance. Actually, it could have gone all wrong. But, surprisingly, some of the looks will become somewhat iconic! And that’s something to cherish. It’s truly pleasing to know that there are actors, musicians and celebrities that want to break the norms and dare to stand out on the red carpet – especially at MET, where boredom should leave right away.

I know I might look really late with this fellow ranking of the best looks, comparing to all the others in the industry (well, my final exams are in progress, so please do excuse me!). But still, posting this feels like a right thing to do.

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How I love Frances McDormand in this Valentino haute couture ensemble. She looks so non-chalant, yet chilled out. And she smoked a cigarette, while wearing that magnificent headwear. Thanks God for Pierpaolo Piccioli, who really nailed it with that collection, and thanks God for Frances, a woman to adore and admire.

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Well, Rihanna in John Galliano‘s major Maison Margiela pope fashion. No explanation needed I guess.

 

Anthony Vaccarello‘s Saint Laurent gang of dark angels that featured Zoë Kravitz, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Anja Rubik, Kate Moss, Mica Arganaraz and Charlotte Casiraghi. Hell yes.

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Solange in Iris Van Herpen is somewhere between an alien dominatrix and a Goddess. Can be two at a time, why not.

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Possibly, Greta Gerwig wanted to look elegantly invisible. Well, that dramatic The Row dress was the MET Gala’s most serene fashion moment, but in the best possible way. A nun goes to the ball! Love.

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Susie Cave‘s velvet Gucci gown is pure romance, as if taken straight from a romantic era ballad.

I’m picky, I know. But those were my ultimate favourites. Amen.

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No21 Pre-Fall’16 Collages

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Autumn is just a step away (read: September is coming, people!), and pre-fall 2016 is gradually arriving at Concept 21 Store! Specifically, I’m talking about No21 and its eclectic wardrobe of semi-denim trousers, striped, rib-knits, over-sized dresses in military hues, and soft, lace shirts designed by Alessandro Dell’AcQua. For this occasion, I’ve prepared a set of collages which reflect the mood of the collection – romantic, feminine, with an evening, soigné manner. Every collage is a separate story, matching the attitude of a given outfit. Wolfgang Tillmans photo of a rusty winow is the background for a badass, shearling biker jacket and an embroidered, blue shirt. Voluminous, beige coat instantly associates with Charlotte Gainsbourg’s elusive, French personality. This season’s woman presented by No21 is like a cat – she walks her own path, just like the black-and-white kitty on pre-fall sweater. 

www.concept21store.com

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All collages by Edward Kanarecki