I finally reached my due date but there’s still no sign of the baby. Trying to be patient, but trust me, at this stage it’s not that easy. I really can’t wait to meet the little man!
Anyhow, this is what I was wearing yesterday when heading to a meeting followed by yet another appointment at the mid-wife (hopefully the last one). The dress has become one of my favourite pieces in my wardrobe and when layered with a cropped top or sweater it can easily be used all year round. The only piece you haven’t seen before is the clutch, also by Baum und Pferdgarten, which I think has delivered one of the best collections this season. I honestly want everything and this clutch knows how to make your outfit stand out whether worn day or night.
This is the season to work some camel colours into your closet, and Designers Remix is a good place to look when hunting for the right pieces. Like the unmissable culottes. Or the v-neck sweater dress. Camel colours are definitely a must this autumn whether you’re wearing them head-to-toe or teamed with other neutrals such as white, black, grey or navy.
You know you are in for a treat when you get an invite by Louis Vuitton to come see their workshop outside of Venice where all their shoes are being made. And trust me, it was just as magical as it sounds.
It’s all about shoes at Fiesso d’Artico, the Louis Vuitton workshop, where even the building has taken its inspiration from a shoe box. When entering the box we were welcomed by one of three sculptures of shoes and a moment later we found ourself in the gallery where art pieces of shoes were exhibited along with previous Louis Vuitton runway shoes, and even a peaceful library with books that were mostly about… shoes. As a strong believer of the saying that one girl can never have too many shoes, I was in paradise.
Moving on to the four workshops named after iconic Louis Vuitton fine leather goods, we discovered the making of men’s and women’s sneakers in Speedy, classic men’s shoes with leather soles in Taiga, men’s and women’s rubber-soled moccasins in Nomade, and finally my favourite room, Alma, where all those to-die-for women’s shoes are created. Traditional know-how and craftsmanship meet the most advanced technology at Fiesso d’Artico, and producing a pair of shoes takes an average of two days and somewhere between 150 – 250 operations, most performed by hand. Seeing all the various processes that a single pair of Louis Vuitton shoes go through was incredibly fascinating and interesting. Designing and drawing them is one thing, making them is whole other thing, and something I haven’t given much thought until I visited the workshop. When it comes to shoes, you get what you pay for, and I think Louis Vuitton perfectly proves this.
I need to treat myself with a pair of the black ankle boots with the wooden LV heel. They are everything.
I don’t think I’ve showed you this dress before, which is actually a bit surprising as I’ve been living in it all summer. And admitted, summer seemed like a distant memory today as I stepped outside. It was freezing. And of course bare legs didn’t help much… but you know how I feel about stockings. Though in this case it would for sure remove some of the focus from my super pale legs. Ouch. Anyhow, I’m now back inside enjoying a cup of hot chocolate.
However let’s not talk about what happened to summer but about the boots, which some of you may remember them from this post. They finally hit stores and I was happy to see that that colour in fact was a bit more grey then beige, and therefore more wearable according to me and my wardrobe. Plus they are comfortable, which is never a bad thing.
I love this season’s utility look, which is more elegant, less camouflage. The trick is to look for simple cuts and luxe fabrics in tones like green and grey, and to top off the look with some classic accessories.
And to the curious readers, still no baby… Hopefully this week!