Abstract


Watched a wonderful Netflix series “Abstract: The Art of Design”, the first episode featured illustrator Christoph Niemann and ever since he mentioned his love of black and yellow I can’t get that combination out of my head. Here’s how I’d wear it… this Champion Reverse Weave Hoodie (borrowing from the boys again!) with these Isabel Marant Evera Denim PantEverlane E2 Pointed Slide and this fabulous Yayoi Kusama x XLarge x Porter 2Way Helmet Bag (available in store at Opening Ceremony).

 

Paper Bag

Saw a super stylish gal in a pair of paper bag shorts and had I been quick enough I would have nabbed her with a where-did-you-get-those-I-need but alas I was too slow so here are some alternatives. Ecote Coffee Break Paper Bag Shorts or these Open Road Denim Paper Bag Shorts (also in white) which I would pair with this Madewell Westlight Button Down Shirt (on sale!) or this Silence + Noise Cuff Off the Shoulder Top and because you can never (ever) have too many wicker baskets I would carry this J McLaughlin Victoria Circular Wicker Bag .

Lunch

Styleimprimatur_Urban_Outfitters_Urban_Renewal_Lunch_Bag_Runway_Product_Outfit_Fashion_Shopping_BlogStyleimprimatur_Plenty_Ottolenghi_Cookbook_Runway_Product_Outfit_Fashion_Shopping_Blog2 Styleimprimatur_Community_Hetty_McKinnon_Arthur_Street_Kitchen_Cookbook_Runway_Product_Outfit_Fashion_Shopping_Blog2Spending time recently in the Philippines with my dear friend Jules (who is a fabulous cook) has motivated me to change the way I eat. She cooked almost all our meals and they really followed Michael Pollan‘s ethos of “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” Delicious and healthy with the yummiest salads I have ever had! She draws inspiration from Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi and I have started using Commmunity: Salad Recipes from Arthur’s Kitchen (you can buy it here and here) which was highly recommended to me as well as gems I have found surfing around like this scrumptious Toasted Quinoa and Edamame Salad with Sesame-Ginger Dressing (which I topped with avocado as well). This change in eating has prompted me to bring my lunch to work more and more and this Urban Outfitters Urban Renewal Remade Take Along Lunch Tote Bag is just the thing for the commute.

Keffiyeh

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Photo: Rough Rugs

Keffiyeh check cool shows no signs of slowing down. Failing getting your hands on a piece of the Chanel Cruise 2015 collection, my picks for this look include the Rough Rugs Leila K Dresses, Muzungu Sisters Keffiyeh Cashmere Shawl in red and black, Cecile Copenhagen clothing range (available here, here and here) as well as this Urban Outfitters Over-Dyed Mix Square Scarf.