Your suitcase is packed, the outfits are planned down to a tee, but your weather app is threatening to ruin your carefully coordinated outfits with a cool 38°C. What to do? Already on the plane, high above the clouds I decided to go with the true and tried “close my eyes and hope for the best”. On my way to see the fall/winter shows in Paris and Rome, followed by a short stop in Portofino, I just decided it couldn’t, and wouldn’t, be that bad. My suitcase was packed with the following strategy in mind: in the middle I’d placed my favorite pre-fall pieces, beneath that a whole heap of summer sandals and the gaps were stuffed with bikinis. As always, photographer Sandra Semburg was on hand to capture the results of this fashionable challenge.
Mary Katrantzou’s lace dress was actually meant for Portofino, but I spontaneously decided to wear it for my nightly aperitif. I paired it with the right bag, (in this case the small Faye by Chloé) Miu Miu gladiator sandals, and my simple black Eres bikini.
The chunky, flat suede sandals are the small, but cool detail that makes all the difference. One should avoid heels at all cost when wearing an unlined dress like this. Unless of course, you’re a glam rock Hollywood groupie (#obsessed), your name is Erin Wasson (#BOOM), or you’re modeling at one of Saint Laurent’s shows (#lookoflove).
My new favorite jacket by Acne Studios looks like a cross between a very comfortable yet chic, bordeaux-red car seat stolen from a Vintage Coupé and a shirt taken from “Two and a Half Men’s” Charlie. The boxy cut works well with very short Levi’s vintage denim shorts. Wearing a classic Saint Laurent striped shirt and mirrored Spitfire glasses by Acne Studios I make my way to dinner and look forward to my favorite part of the day: the walk home, when it’s finally cooled off.
At the end of the 1960s Yves Saint Laurent decided that the, up until then current rules, relating to what one should wear during the day and how to dress at night, had become irrelevant. I love this statement, even if it isn’t revelatory to us anymore. Because of rule breakers like Saint Laurent I am free to wear Chloé’s lurex pirate blouse together with my favorite vintage Levi’s 501 shorts, and Miu Miu sandals for lunch at my favorite restaurant “Aux Lyonnais”. Bon Appetit!