There’s nothing I could want more for the beach this summer… Lynx bathing suit.
As I mentioned before, I did some shopping in London! It was really fun to visit the huge stores on Oxford… you can literally get lost in them — Topshop & Topman even has a store map to help you navigate! After a long stroll, I picked up some nude Nevada lipstick from Topshop and gushed over the perfect summer boot. I also found a French linen tunic shirt from Uniqlo and a striped crop top at American Apparel, which I’ll wear for those breezy summer nights.
The next day we visited Brick Lane which is full of vintage stores, where I found a pair of amazingly altered Gap leather shorts at Beyond Retro, and an even better blouse-bomber pullover.
Next vacation is to Berlin in June, and I couldn’t be more excited! Last time I visited, I found an insane amount of cool vintage clothes. Summer is starting to look great! 🙂
Yesterday I went out window shopping for the first time in what feels like forever! It was nice to see some of the spring looks at various stores and of course I came home with a few things on my “wish list”. I’m super happy to see the Designers Remix SS13 in the flesh, I pretty much want the entire line (especially this skirt). I also popped in to Topshop to look for a new blazer and picked out this Boyfriend style, and then this Chambray suit caught my eye. I wouldn’t mind having something like that for the warmer weather!
This past weekend Finderskeepers threw their design/clothing market at Korsgadehallen. There were tons of sellers with handmade jewellery, big color-block posters, and screen prints galore. My friends Double Standard, WAAITT, My Buemann, and Liv Caroline looked great at their tables. I spotted a cool sweatshirt style leather top from Hide and noticed that soon they’ll have a webshop.
My good friends at Double Standard in Malmö, Sweden, have just switched their webshop to the new Swedish online store Tictail.com. The site is free to create a web shop and includes a few nice features upon initial launch – apparently they have plans to add a forum and more extensions to customize the shop templates. The current templates are no fuss and beautifully minimal. There isn’t one that I don’t like! I think it’s a great concept for independent stores, or even if you’re a girl with a lot of second-hand clothes to sell.
So aside from barely one serious crime committed in Copenhagen a year, there’s virtually nothing to worry about except for pick-pockets. Unfortunately, many people I know have had their phones stolen. My poor boyfriend even had his stolen twice within one year! These pick-pockets are clever and crafty, I’ve got to hand it to them. Copenhagen caught on to the first act about 6 months ago: a young kid would come into cafes or bars, anywhere someone was sitting with their phone or wallet out, and he’d place a piece of horribly scribbled-on paper and point to something he wanted. During the distraction, he’d then slide the phone from under the paper into his pocket. Gone. Now, the new tactic seems to be a group walking by having fun randomly going up to folks doing “karate” moves. As they do this, they’ll reach into your pocket and take whatever they can grab. Phone, wallet… again, gone.
Now I’m beginning to doubt the ever-loved pocket. No matter where your belongings are, someone clever enough is bound to find a way to steal it. Now that spring and summer are around the corner, the amount of pockets will decrease to simply your pants or handbag: even easier to physically spot and grab. I’ve been wanting to find some way to carry the few items you may need going out, phone & credit cards, that can’t be easily taken, or at least can be felt. For instance, a leather pouch to hang around your neck. You’ll totally know if someone tries to snag it! It fits underneath or outside of a shirt, and it’s not a fashion faux pas. I’ve seen a few styles floating around but the most simple and practical (and affordable) is in stores at Cos. I’m definitely investing in this to have a worry-free summer!
With slightly warmer weather, I’ve been thinking about what kind of dress I wear to death this spring… and there’s been only one thing on my mind: the white dress Parker Posey wears in her film Broken English (bottom of cover) — but I can’t find anything like it! Anyhow the film is a charming dark-ish comedy about a romantically jaded female from New York who’s world is changed by a Frenchman. Her hair and clothing are a bohemian / dressy-yet-casual style. I like!