Tuesday, 16 December 2014

The Coat

After a period of frantic, nerve-wracking, and ultimately unsuccessful searching for a winter coat
that would meet at least the most important, if not all of my criteria,
I ended up having it custom-made.

The project was taken on by BeeZee EcoKid, a Slovenian-owned vegan brand
with a set of principles that can be summed up as ethical.
Seriously, there are so many nice things to be said about them that I don't know where to start.
To emphasize the qualities that resonate with me the most,
their designs are vegan, fair trade, exploitation-free, organic and non-toxic, sustainable, and made locally.

I'm very happy with the way my coat looks and feels, but there's also an added value -
knowing it was made without doing harm gives me a certain sense of contentment and peace of mind.

For more about BeeZee EcoKid and their products, visit their website.







coat: BeeZee EcoKid (custom-made) / skirt: New Look / shoes: ASOS / bag, sunglasses, tights: no name

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

The Necklace

When it comes to jewelry, my position is pretty much the same as with clothing: less, but better.
I used to wear tons of jewelry on a daily basis, as much as I could possibly hang onto my body;
while that seemed fun to me back then, the mere thought of it gives me the creeps now.
So much clutter - no, thanks!
I've come to appreciate designs that are simple yet strong, striking, and stand-alone.

These days, I actually go without adornment more often than not.
I just don't subscribe anymore to the cliché that every outfit needs to be "completed" with jewelry.
When I do wear a piece, it's most often something industrial and usually a DIY.
However, from time to time I stumble upon a design that just screams "me",
like in the case of this marvelous necklace by ATUKO.
Thanks so much for this wonderful gift that I'll surely be wearing for many years to come!





 necklace: ATUKO / top: Arya Sense

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

The Business-As-Usual

While my warm-season outfits might seem monotonous or repetitive to some (most?) people,
they get even less varied in fall/winter. On a rather warm fall day (like today),
I'll normally go for a black sweatshirt or a thin turtleneck, a black bottom, and a coat;
on the footwear front, nothing beats my #1 sneakers.


sweatshirt, coat, sneakers: ASOS / pants: second hand (customized) / bag: no name