28 Jan 2015

A MASCULINE ENERGY

Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || Helmut Lang red knit jumper, Burberry trench, Armani pinstripe trousers, Zara court heels.
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || Helmut Lang red knit jumper, Burberry trench, Armani pinstripe trousers, Zara court heels.
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || Helmut Lang red knit jumper, Burberry trench, Armani pinstripe trousers, Zara court heels.
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || Helmut Lang red knit jumper, Burberry trench, Armani pinstripe trousers, Zara court heels.
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || Helmut Lang red knit jumper, Burberry trench, Armani pinstripe trousers, Zara court heels.

I don't work in the city, but that doesn't stop me from getting my office chic on now and then, especially living right by one of London's financial districts. Thanks to my darling Kira for these shots! 

Get the look:

Jumper: Helmut Lang
Trousers: Armani, similar here and here
Trench: Burberry
Gloves: from a leather market near Shanghai
Heels: Zara, similar here
Sunglasses: Dior

20 Jan 2015

BLUEISH

The other day, as the sun was fast setting behind the buildings, Jarv and I jumped out the car to quickly capture this look in an eery blue light. An old favourite (the coat), a loved treasure (the bag) and a new purchase I am overjoyed with (the boots). I am all about the sale season, but I'm also a very cautious and thoughtful shopper - I don't go on wild shopping sprees, carelessly collecting items I'll forget about and find months later, tags still attached. No, each new piece I buy gets a designated position at the end of my rail, ready to be worn as soon as the occasion is right. And with boots like these, every occasion works.

Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || checkered coat, Zara black knee high boots, Maxmara blue bag
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || checkered coat, Zara black knee high boots, Maxmara blue bag
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || checkered coat, Zara black knee high boots, Maxmara blue bag
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || checkered coat, Zara black knee high boots, Maxmara blue bag
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || checkered coat, Zara black knee high boots, Maxmara blue bag

Get the look:

Coat: from Shanghai, similar here and here
Boots: Zara, similar here and here
Bag: Maxmara, similar here and here

13 Jan 2015

BOOT UP

Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || Zara ankle boots, Levis jeans, Burberry trench coat, leopard print scarf

It's raining cats and dogs outside. As so often is the case, this post begins with another lamentation about British weather. When all else fails, one can often find common ground with a stranger in London by looking to the skies and grumbling. Mostly, though, I just want to give an explanation for this simple shoot location (and lack of posts) - it was dark, incredibly windy (I'm talking about the kind where simply standing becomes a balancing act) and raining most of last week, with more to come this week.

So, for now, I'll be shooting looks indoors (in the hallway of my flat's floor, silently hoping nobody comes out of the lift/their flat and catches me posing. Awkward). I don't know what it is, but even after years of modelling & now blogging, I still feel embarrassed when people on the street watch me being photographed. 

Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || Zara ankle boots, Levis jeans, Burberry trench coat, leopard print scarf
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || Zara ankle boots, Levis jeans, Burberry trench coatEuriental || fashion & luxury travel || Zara ankle boots, Levis jeans, Burberry trench coat, leopard print scarf
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || Zara ankle boots, Levis jeans, Burberry trench coat, leopard print scarf
Euriental || fashion & luxury travel || Zara ankle boots

These ankle boots are a dream - after seeing them online, I went to my local Zara to hunt them down in the sale and was fortunate enough to find only one pair left in the entire store. In my size. Lucky me.

Boots: Zara, similar here and here
Jeans:  Levi's
Scarf: YSL
Trench coat: Burberry, similar here and here