Taking cues from the boys

It's pretty obvious, that I'm a menswear kind of girl (obvious here, here and here). I'd pick a pair of trousers over a skirt any day, and the more tailored the style the better. So it's no surprise that I mostly turn to menswear for runway inspiration. I've sifted through the latest shows and here are my favourite looks from the Paris Spring2015 shows. *drumroll please*

Ann Demeulmeester Lots of layering, lots of longline shirts, a touch of sheer, what's not to love about this collection! 

Dior Inspired by Dior's own writing and sketching, this is one collection to admire. And a pin-stripe suit that foregoes the classic buttoning for a drawstring? DIY never looked so sophisticated!

Dries Van Noten I don't even know where to start with Dries' latest creations, he really can do no wrong. Burgundy, greens and nude tones offer the perfect colour palette while the one-sided chest embellishment really brings a new light to the over-used body chain. From dancer to Samurai warrior, I do like the man this collection represents!

Lanvin Shredded suits, baggy pants, muted tones, this is what punks should look like when they grow up. Favourite piece? has to be the amber neck scarf.

Saint Laurent First things first: metallic cowboy boots!!!! Well, cowboy everything really; Slimane's Western groove will knock your spurs off.

Valentino Pattern on pattern goodness. absolute genius. always. 

Yohji Yamamoto Bringing all the Japanese cool. It's layered, it's baggy, it's totally asymmetric and I love it. And I'm definitely adding orange to my wardrobe, stat.

lots of tailored love,

C x

Photo Diary: Bologna etc.

Current mood: Reminiscent. 

I'm filtering through these photos from a short trip to Bologna; the city of porticos, terracotta bricks and the best cibo in the whole wide world, and I can't help but miss it already. With short trips to Ferrara and Modena along the way, this break was a real treat! I chose to wear simple lightweight outfits, perfect for the hot summer weather we encountered there.

1, 2, 3, 4. Strolling through Bologna in: Dress by Asos, Denim jacket by H&M, Necklace by Zara, Shoes by Cheap Monday

5. Terracotta, terracotta, terracotta...

6. Ferrara's beautiful basilica

7, 8, 9.  More terracotta; I think it makes for the perfect backdrop to my outfit shots. Wearing: tee by Asos, Shorts by JCrew, Shoes bought in Turin, Sunglasses by RayBan

10, 11. Inside the Basilica

12, 13. The Palazzo dei Diamanti's beautiful stone facade

14, 15. About to begin the never ending walk beneath Bologna's Porticos of San Luca. Wearing: Linen tee by Mango, Shorts by Topman, Shoes by Cheap Monday

16, 17, 18. Prancing around the Duomo di Modena in: Crop top by Asos, Necklace by Zara, Trousers by Hidden Forest, Shoes by Cheap Monday, Sunglasses by RayBan