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From Fitness to Fashion: Alexander Wang for H&M

Published November 6, 2014 by The Feminist

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“Sport Deluxe” has been a trend for quite some time now and although that whole I-just-went-to-the-gym look isn’t exactly my cup of tea (and that’s putting it mildly!), I do find Alexander Wang’s collection for H&M intriguing.

From stretchy leggings to cool crop tops and neoprene sweatshirts: everything looks “workout”-ready. The collection even has a pair of boxing gloves and …a towel!

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Long story short: Mr. Wang wants us to exercise!

In a fashion world that is dominated by the unspoken message of “starvation”, I think it is utterly brilliant to finally see a designer’s collection that seems to step away from this unhealthy doctrine and embraces the “healthy mind in a healthy body”-theme. Fit is the new skinny, so to speak.

It is a welcome trend this gym-obsessed generation has been waiting for. Even though I won’t be wearing Wang’s clothes to go to work or go shopping (for someone who prefers lipstick, pencil skirts and high heels, there is a limit to dressing casually), that doesn’t mean I will ignore Wang’s collection entirely.

On the contrary, I have already spotted some marvelous items that I am dying to get my hands on. And mark my words: I am positive these glorious fitness outfits will make me the most stylish person at my gym! (Since I will probably never be the numero uno in any other gym-related field, being the gym most fashionable seems like a pretty good consolation prize)

Here are a couple of my favourite sporty items:

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And who knows? I might even dare to wear them outside the gym after all. These cute crop tops and those amazing shoes definitely demonstrate that sporty can indeed by trendy.

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My brain works in mysterious ways: we’re in the middle of a heat wave and I’m buying a fall outfit

Published July 31, 2013 by The Feminist

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The last couple of weeks have been hot. The sun is working overtime- it probably wants to make up for that dreadful spring we had- and I’m literally sweating like a pig. The latter is even more remarkable if you know I’m normally “sweat-free” –seriously, I used to never ever sweat- so I can only imagine how the people who do sweat on a regular basis must feel right now. (I guess some of you readers now have severe problems with keeping the creepy image of terribly sweaty people out of your head, for which I am sorry.)

So anyway, imagine me sitting in the garden, my clothes clinging to me in that really uncomfortable way, it felt as if I was wrapped in an entire roll of low-quality cellophane plastic wrap, … and I’m reading about the new fall collection in Vogue.

On days I should actually be looking for the perfect bikini, that flirty breezy summer dress or those gladiator sandals, I’m already drooling over ( in these temperatures, this can be taken quite literally 😉 … no I’m joking, because that would be disgusting) the new fall collection. Winter coats, fake fur, flapper dresses, cashmere sweaters,… Sigh. Suddenly the fall seems much more interesting than this too-hot-to-handle summer. I’m looking forward to it. Those new colours (burgundy red and Delft blue!), those new silhouettes (love the Balmain AW13 collection!), the possibility of creating a brand new me every single time a new fashion season hits the stores.

So even though the weather was telling me to look for summer outfits, I couldn’t help but walk over to the “new collection” section… And yes, I bought a new outfit. A fall outfit. And I’m not the least bit ashamed. Not for one bit!

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One of the reasons why I shouldn’t feel ashamed about my new fall outfit is that some- or should I say most– of the clothes and accessories were bought from the summer collection! And they were on SALE! I have no idea what a warm black leather jacket was doing in the summer collection, but hey, I sure am not complaining! The only item in these pictures that I bought from the new fall collection is my brand new –and if I may say, very cute- black derby hat. (But it was from H&M – read: it was a bargain- hence the guilt-free shopping)

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I guess the point I’m trying to make is this: even if you’re in the middle of a heat wave, that shouldn’t stop you from buying that perfect winter coat if you come across one. Because by the time it will be cold enough to actually wear a winter coat, those flirty breezy summer dresses will be hanging in the shops again…

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PS: What do you think about the outfit? I do love the combination of black and fuchsia. I find it very cool and sophisticated, but at the same time there’s a certain vivaciousness and youngness to it as well.
And I think it is quite obvious that I have a soft spot for leather– faux leather to be exact- but what can I say? Maybe there’s a tiny bit of a dominatrix in me waiting to get out?

PPS: I didn’t have the time –read: I was lazy- to photoshop my head out of these pics. So I’m sorry if you find the omnipresence of my face to be quite disturbing. If so, just let me know and I’ll be sure to “chop off” my head next time I post any pictures of my new outfits on my blog.

… Oh yeah, and I do hope you’re still not a creepy pervert browsing the internet in search for young red-headed girls.

You can leave your hat on

Published November 16, 2012 by The Feminist
You can leave your hat on

I have a confession to make, dear readers. I have a mind-boggling, hair-raising and heart-stopping addiction to hats.

There, I said it. Luckily for me, this addiction won’t make me fat or die of lung cancer. Hence, I can indulge in my little hat frenzy as much as I want to. I love hats in all styles, textures and sizes. They are fashionable, comfy and keep you warm: three very important advantages when you want to go shopping in the middle of winter.

So join me in my hat madness and buy yourself a hat! I can assure you, you won’t regret it.

Before I forget: this post is also – and especially – directed at every fashionable man out there! Hats are the epitome of style and class: Matt Bomer, Ne-yo, Bruno Mars, Johnny Depp,…. They are, quite frankly , so sexy it hurts. So buy yourself a hat and I can guarantee: your swoon factor will shoot through the roof!

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Diane von Furstenberg / Mulberry wool felt hat / French Connection floppy hat, $40 / Knit hat / Pieces wool hat, $28 / Fake fur hat, $25 / H&M , $24 / Yumi knit hat, $21 / Knit hat, $16