Imagine having carried around a big bump that made even the most simple everyday things such as tying your shoes (the ones that I could still fit into) almost impossible, and then from one day to another it is (almost) gone. I can’t wait to rediscover my wardrobe and all the pieces that have been stored for months, but even more to start shopping for the old (or is it new?) me again.
So here we go. My first post pregnancy outfit wearing new favourite pants by T by Alexander Wang (to all the preggers out there – they are bump-friendly) and a sweater by & Other Stories that I have been longing for ever since I saw it in the Paris showroom back in February. Dressing comfortable is everything these days where I’m slowly adjusting to my new life as a mommy. No silky tops, no tight dresses and most definitely no heels. Maybe next month…
And then this happened…
Monday the 13th of October this little man finally decided to meet the world. He is happy, healthy and ready to conquer the world, and I honestly can’t believe how lucky I am to have him in my life.
Also, thank you so much for all your greetings on both Facebook and Instagram. You are the best.
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.