Handpicking Dressing. Maryam Nassir Zadeh AW18

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It’s the post-fashion-month marathon chill that really lets you look back at some of the season’s best, yet off the radar, collections. I’m always impressed with Maryam Nassir Zadeh‘s work, whether we’re speaking of her New York boutique that sells a well-curated bunch of favourite designers, or the ready-to-wear brand she designs herself. This season, Maryam introduces ‘handpicking dressing’ – so a very spontaneous, artistically oriented, but laid-back way of wearing clothes. Brief examples: a sari top over a sweater dress, acid-green pants and Western boots, shiny prairie dress topped with glass heart necklace. But for Nassir Zadeh, not only the clothes matter – it’s also the authenticity. “There’s so much minimalism out there, and I’m such a fan of minimalism, but people copy each other so much. So to make something your own and make it personal with something from the heart, with a unique touch, that’s authentic. It tells a story.” Here, she points out the usage of the most contrasting textiles, wearing the quirkiest jewellery and the cutest mini-bags. It might all sound like a description of a desperate identity seeker. But no – Maryam Nassir Zadeh actually does the most elusive, sensual and wearable fashion in New York. With love and passion.

Can’t wait for the autumn-winter 2018 to hit the stores? You better get hold of those  candy pink Agnes boots or spring-ready Sophie sandals in lemon by the designer.



Collage by Edward Kanarecki.


Body Goals 101


Aren’t we all on the hunt for the perfect body? Or, rather, a body that we love? Because there’s not really a perfect kind of body for anyone. We’re born into what we have, and so we need to learn how to make that work for us. And that’s all there is to it. But that can be much harder to work on than it sounds. So, you have to be able to work with some key ideas in order to make that happen. Because as much as you might want to look a certain way, you’re going to find that if you can feel a certain way about your body, then what it looks like won’t overly matter. So, let’s take a look at exactly how you’re going to do that.

Know Your Shape

First of all, you’re going to want to figure out exactly what your body shape is. Because when you know what shape you are, you’re going to be able to work out what’s possible. So work out your body shape using something like this. From here, you can then get it into your head what kind of body you’re working for. Because if you’ve got curves in all the right places, why wish to be long and thin? At the same time, if you’re naturally tall and slim, those Beyonce curves won’t be yours. But by accepting this, you’re going to be taking the first step towards your body goals.

Get Fit

From here, you’re then going to want to work on your fitness levels. Regardless of your shape, you still need to be active and take care of yourself. This is always the best way to make sure that you’re looking after your body’s best interests. By committing to some kind of exercise, no matter what it is, your body will feel strong, and start to look its best.

Nourish Your Body

But at the same time, you’re also going to need to think about what you put into your body. Because if you’re not nourishing from within, you’re not going to feel your best at all times. Whether you need to detox, or just make a few tweaks, you should find that you will feel so much better in yourself when you start to think about feeding yourself for nourishment, and not always indulgence.

Improve Away

Up next is the idea of improvement. Because sometimes, no matter how often you workout or how well you feed your body, you won’t always be able to get the results you want. So whether you need to look into breast implant sizes or even skin removal, so it. If things are really bothering you and you physically can’t change them yourself, these improvements may be in your best interest.

Be Realistic

Above all else, you’re going to want to start being much more realistic with yourself about your body. It’s so easy to compare yourself to others, but that’s never a good idea. More often than not, it’s not productive, meaning that you only end up feeling worse about yourself. So it’s time to be realistic about your body and making it the best it can be.

Her World. Céline Pre-Fall 2017


To be honest, it’s hard to flip from Gucci’s resort 2018 Italian glamo-mania to Céline‘s world of minimal silhouettes and modern woman-dressing. But I feel much more comfortable in case of the latter – in Phoebe Philo‘s world. For her pre-fall 2017 collection (presented as usual, just before the clothes hit the stores), the brand’s creative director does what she does best. Empowering shirts and all-day dresses; incredible, probably the  most perfectly tailored coats in fur and leather; pleated midi-skirts with feminine, leg-exposing cuts. Thick, plaid shirt appeared to be the most unexpected piece in the entire collection – somehow, though checks became forgotten, they will surely comeback for autumn in not so average, laid-back version. Although the colour palette is quite earthy, Philo splashed some colour through geometric patterns on the knits and blouson. It all looks like made in heaven. In Céline heaven!

All collages by Edward Kanarecki.

Tuscany: Forte dei Marmi

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Forte dei Marmi is the most luxurious sea resort city in Tuscany. With it’s sandy beaches, warm water full of jellyfish and Prada/Dolce & Gabbana stores on every street, it’s like the Italian Florida, but much smaller and warmer! You shall find here lots of restaurants that are good, lots of artistic performances and craziest night clubs that can even be cooler than on Ibiza island… A night here in peace would be a nightmare, but a great shopping rush and sunbathe is totally alright in that place! And never speak of Portofino with the locals…

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Tuscany: Siena

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Siena, the charming town located around a hour from Florence, is the most beautiful place in Tuscany. Not because of only architecture. Also because of the people, the way they celebrate, live! And they really do their traditional holidays in an amazing way. La Contrada, that happened yesterday (when I was present in Siena) is for example the biggest celebration of the year in Siena, when 17 districts with different name meanings, conquer by the traditional games like throwing with a flag or horse-riding. Whoever wins, later the big feast is always the happiest moment in the town, when all locals feel like family! And no tourists are here then… 20130816-094717 AM.jpg20130816-094727 AM.jpg20130816-094741 AM.jpg20130816-094756 AM.jpg
The most important building is the Duomo, the church that is an art masterpiece. Decorated with thousands of small detailed sculptures on the facade, the frescos inside and the domes are just breath taking. The Duomo has different parts- in the crypt you shall see a beautiful painting of Caravaggio, and in the library the first real developed books in the world. This place is amazing, and you know what- it is not so tapping in religious way. When the priest was telling the locals the prayer, for me in Italian, it all sound like if he talked with his buddies in a Trattoria and not doing a big thing from that! That’s a real Italian way of life! Love it! 20130816-095524 AM.jpg

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But while you are in Siena, it’s best to forget about your problems, and simply get lost in one of the streets! Buy some cool souvenirs, fruits and just wander around the city. I simply fell in love with all these hand made plates with fruit patterns on it… This town in other words is not on the city of art, but the city of juicy life!

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