The holiday season is upon us, and as trivial as it sounds – and might actually be after the horrible events that happened over the past weeks – I believe we should keep celebrating joyful moments together. Hence I teamed up with one of my favorite contemporary brands, and put together the perfect holiday wardrobe.
From all the winter coats I like and wear, my wardrobe has always been lacking that oneperfectdownjacket. One that goes well with my skirts, my dresses, and favorite pair of jean. One that doesn’t destroys my look by it’s looks – because let’s be honest, the warmer they get, the less fashionable they become… unless you are wearing fur perhaps? But that is a sensitive topic, one that we are definitely not discussing today… Actually, I’m going to stay away from it for as long as I can and stock my winter wardrobe with these perfect little down jackets, because yes, they do exist!
A little over a year ago I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. It came to me as a complete shock, but I’ve survived, and I’m here to tell the story. Nowadays almost everyone if affected by cancer in some way, whether it’s yourself or someone around you. Being diagnosed with this disease is terribly scary, and even something you naively never imagined to happen to yourself or your beloved ones. I was in shock, and it had a huge impact on my emotional well-being. Suddenly I wasn’t sure about my life, seeing my kids grow up, and doing all those things I had planned for the future – something I had taken for granted all along.
In the burning sun – in the middle of summer – I gathered on the streets of New York with my favorite British brand: Burberry, and Saks. Together we shot an amazing editorial around the new Saks exclusive: the Burberry Kensington Cashmere Trench collection. With an ode to everything cashmere – not only fashion, but also a cashmere beauty line – Burberry celebrates it’s heritage cross borders, and transitioning from Summer to Fall.
One fine afternoon in downtown Manhatten, spotting the cool street-art hearts by James Goldcrown, followed by a quick stop at Bradley Theordore’s atelier in DUMBO, Brooklyn. That pretty much sums up how I spend my first post-NYFW Friday, and it was truly amazing. I must admit, I was soexhausted after fashion week that the idea of strolling around in Soho and sorts, especially on a busy Friday afternoon, didn’t really spark more than the true excitement of wearing a full Longchamp look – usually I would be the first in line to get out there to see some (street)art… but fashion week brings you down.