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#NotThatComplicated

 

Ever since I started my blog, Filippa K was featured on several occasions and over the time this brand became one of my favourite. I was almost proud to see the launch of their new campaign called #NotThatComplicated and simply have to write about it. The idea of #NotThatComplicated is based on a philosophy in which simplicity is the purest form of luxury and the guiding principle is to shop less but with greater consciousness and care. Once you do, the way is to own fewer items and use them in rotation, being creative and true to your own sense of style.

My adventure with less is more began in 2013, when I had a period of being out of work with a limited budget and an increasing frustration of having a closet full of clothes and very little to wear. With an extra time on my hands, I started reading more on the quality vs quantity, as well as on how to get more with less. This in turn lead to a major wardrobe clean up and revisiting my whole idea about style and fashion. What I like the most about Filippa K’s initiative is that a clothing brand tells its customers they do not need to buy so much, that in fact they should purchase and own less remembering that basic pieces and a capsule wardrobe can go a long way, if all of them are of the best quality and mixed with some imagination.

It seems that there is an increasing number of people tired with the constant urge to get more and ready for owning less. The growing number of publications on the subject of becoming a minimalist, documentaries, blogs and interviews is a sign that an extensive consumption is not for everyone. Hopefully more brands will pick the initiative and start educating consumers on responsibility and moderation.

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Coat Check.

Max Mara 1You might have heard that fall is a sweater weather, but for me it is first and foremost a coat weather. A fine coat is a staple that no wardrobe is complete without, and a great coat is not easy to come by. I like a lot this lookbook from Max Mara Atelier, with coats so lovely a fall can easily become the favourite season.Max Mara 2Max Mara 3Max Mara 4Max Mara 5Max Mara 6Max Mara 7

Photos: vogue.ru

Autumn Transitions with Filippa K.

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Fall is usually a season that brings a sense of pleasant excitement when it comes to wardrobe options, marking a shift to wools, cashmeres, knits and coats, scarves and boots… It is a transition from outdoor, careless and colourful days to indoor and more somber, reflected living. For inspiration, some looks from the recent Filippa K collection.

Photos: filippa-k.com

Still Looking for the Summer…

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It feels as if the summer was stolen this year by too many rainy mornings and cold evenings. I am still hoping for hot days and sleepless nights, morning walks on the beach and romantic summer vibes like in the lookbook by Broochini.

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Photos: broochini.com

Endless Summer with Sézane.

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Summer can be a bohemian affair with embroidery, peasant blouses, flower prints and frills, like in the lookbook by Sézane, the first French online fashion brand. I like the romantic twist and the youthful appeal of their designs, a perfect inspiration for a summer wardrobe.

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Photos: sezane.com

Suddenly Last Summer… Magda Butrym.

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Magda Butrym is a Polish designer, who having established her ready-to-wear brand in 2014, received an international acclaim for her luxury designs inspired by modern femininity and best traditions of craftsmanship. I love her recent look book, the mistery and romance set in an atmosphere worthy of film noir.

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Photos: magdabutrym.com

The Spirit of Summer.

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There is something romantic in beach life, a certain freedom and joie de vivre, an atmosphere of a carefree youthful summer. I love images from the latest Broochini lookbook that captured so well the beauty and longing for the summertime seaside nostalgia, the true spirit of summer.

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Photos: broochini.com

Summer Mood with Protagonist.

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May is my favourite month and this year it feels as if it has been stolen, for I still cannot believe that less than 5 days ago it was snowing, heavily! I am so keen to leave my wool coat and gloves behind, changing into new outfits – simple, uncomplicated and elegant, like in the resort lookbook from Protagonist. Clear and refined lines, classic colours and perfect fit is my plan for this spring.

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Photos: protagonist.com

Black Magic by Protagonist.

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I don’t know why, but black colour has certain magic, a black magic. It is for a reason that it is considered elegant, refined and sophisticated. It is easy to fall under its spell and personally the older I get, the more often I wear it. Black became one of my favourite colours and although I do not believe that black only goes with black, I still think that it makes a very good pair, like in this lookbook by Protagonist, the NY based ready-to-wear label.

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Photos: vogue.ru

Golden Hour. Rodebjer.

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I prefer lookbooks to catwalk photography, because a lookbook goes beyond fashion, it is a mood, an atmosphere and quite often a story told with images. I liked the SS 2017 Rodebjer lookbook and even though their designs are not necessarily my style, I appreciated the images filled with light and shade, golden hour glow and poetic melancholy.

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Photos: vogue.ru