It all started with my backpacking trip to Europe, and my urge to wear and carry around all the paintings I saw in Prague and Florence. I could never understand why I could not find not even one nice design made with a pattern from a painter. It was on a flea market in Amsterdam, though, that I bought the first outfit I saw that ever put together my favorite painter and a high waisted skirt ( I am not considering museum stores selling t-shirts, for instance). It was set: I could finally wear one of Klimt paintings and look at the marvelous colors and shapes of it, not online or in museums but every time I looked in the mirror! The design, though, could be improved. I am glad that flea market skirt was just the beginning.
The beginning of my flea market excitement was boosted by the recent Opening Ceremony's Runway. It was a perfect combination of quality fashion and art, and although way more expensive than the skirt I once bought in Amsterdam, their collection was the one to get me back my excitement about the fusion of two of my favorite things: art and fashion. The statement was set. And the pair of birken shoes is permanently in my wish list (or at least until the collection is launched in May).
pictures from http://www.stylebubble.co.uk
Speaking of Birkenstocks, my eyes could not avoid the comfortable yet cool look of the Birkenstocks created by Celine last year, with fur coming out. Although the collection is not as recent, only with the presence of NYC's terrible winter did I feel the desire to slide my feet through the comfortable and overpriced shoe. Celine made my middle school everyday shoe become a grown up cool design, only now it is actually cool enough to have colorful fur through your fingers and be given the name "Furkenstocks".
pictures from http://jakandjil.com
The idea of comfortable shoes also came out on Chanel's spring 2014 runway, with all the models wearing sport sneakers made of patterns that match their endlessly classical tweed jackets. And although the view of sneakers did not seem pleasant to my eyes at first, the effortless looking outfits I've been seeing on the streets show comfort and fashion once more coming together and bringing up the idea of a lifestyle that mixes the gym palette and fabrics with business and more tailored clothes.
pictures from chanel spring 2014 fashion show
pictures by http://www.thesartorialist.com