isabelmarantprefall2014

isabel_marant_prefall_2014Move over Adidas, Isabel Marant’s Bart sneaker is now available here and here. For a minute I actually thought she used Stan Smiths in the pre-fall 2014 lookbook, but who can blame her for being inspired by these classic shoes now that everyone and their mother is wearing them. They’ll probably sell out like hotcakes. But me personally, I’m just going to stick with the originals.

Speaking of the pre-fall 2014 collection, this might be the first time, since I stopped buying Isabel Marant two years ago, that I’m actually a little excited about one of her collections. The neutral colors, (slightly) oversized casual looks and the coats. Her fall/winter coats are always so good. Too bad prices have gone up the last few years. I should be able to survive this fall and winter with my IM coats though. Yes, I confess, more than one.
They just last forever.

music-playlist

I created this little playlist to listen to on my way to work, but it’s great on a lazy Sunday evening as well. Although I listen to music ranging from 80’s punk music to Ariana Grande’s latest song (no shame whatsoever), 90’s hip hop will always have my heart. So this playlist contains 10 of my favorite mellow hip hop tracks. Enjoy!

click > Sunday beats
01. Lifesaver – Guru feat. Baybe
02. Beneath The Surface – GZA feat. Killah Priest
03. Work – Gang Starr
04. 93 ‘Til Infinity – Souls Of Mischief
05. Jazz (We’ve Got) – A Tribe Called Quest
06. It’s Good To Be Here – Digable Planets
07. Concrete Schoolyard – Jurassic 5
08. Feel Me Flow – Naughty by Nature
09. They Reminisce Over You – C.L. Smooth & Pete Rock
10. To Whom It May Concern – Black Sheep

flashback to paris

I love Paris and I love Daniel Buren even more. Make sure to stop by his work Les Deux Plateaux in the inner courtyard of the Palais Royal if you ever visit Paris. In case you find art a waste of time (side eying you right now, just so you know), I’d like to point out the guy on the right. Apparently it’s also an excellent place to work out.

acne-cardigan

I apologize if you just had a traumatic flashback to your teenage years when you read the word acne in that title. But let’s talk about the brand. I’m a huge Acne fan when it comes to their knitwear. I bought my first cardigan several years ago on sale in Antwerp. I couldn’t believe I bought something so expensive, even though I got it at 30% off. But 4 years later and it still looks like new, so needless to say it was a good investment. Over the years I bought a couple of wool sweaters and a cardigan, but I never managed to get my hands on the Raya cardigan.

I was determined to buy a grey version this year. At least, until I ran into a similar knit by H&M Trend (see detail above). Although the H&M version feels a bit thicker and heavier, the fit is almost identical (you probably can’t tell from the product pictures, but I tried them both) and if you’re careful enough, it will surely last you a couple of winters. Not to mention I saved €230, hello! I recommend washing it by hand or using the wool program on your machine, both with a laundry detergent for delicate garments and clothes. Always dry it flat, no hangers or clothes pegs because it will loose it’s shape.

Edit: Oops, it’s sold out already. But knowing H&M, they’ll probably re-stock soon.