I truly am fascinated by designers such as Stella McCartney who so effortlessly create glamorous designs while remaining sustainable and earth-friendly. This is why I only applaud H&M and their conscious collections, it is proof and a statement that fashion doesn't need to be a cruel industry to animals, workers or the planet. The Exclusive Conscious collection by H&M, was divine with intricate designs, great quality, and pleasant fabrics. I still giggle every time someone asks which designer my baby pink dress is by whenever I'm in a nice boutique or restaurant, and witnessing their utter shock when I reveal that it is H&M (First Exclusive Conscious Collection) .
This outfit was really casual intended for a stroll through town, the wide legged pants are a MUST for spring, especially in a light fabric like these ones. They're comfortable and chic (who doesn't want that combination). I also wore my beloved Louis Vuitton baby pink loafers and mini Alma bag, the colours were a perfect match to this flowery Zara t-shirt.
After my trip to Denmark I realised that no one does sneaker-casual better than the Danes. I saw businessmen, women, kinds, fashionistas, pretty much everyone rock a pair of sneaks in all shapes, colours and sizes. They were worn with dresses, skirts, pants, suits and looked phenomenal which made me envy that Danish nonchalance and effortless sophistication and style that earned them the title of some of the most stylish people in world. When I received these amazing NIKE Free Runs from the awesome Fashion Friends web outlet, I became determined to channel even a fraction of that awesome Danish style.
The sneakers became the focal point of the outfit (how could they not with those lovely colours?) with the other pieces being fairly casual. The jeans are another little treasure of mine, I found them at the ACNE Archives, the amazing Acne Studios outlet in Copenhagen which was a bit like a fairytale, all the amazing Acne designs with crazy discounts. I'm not joking when I say I wanted to stay there for hours, needless to say the boyfriend was not as keen. Im also wearing the cool blazer from the H&M Exclusive Conscious collection and a lace Dolce & Gabbana top. The bag is another new item in my closet, a very very coveted gift from the above mentioned amazing boyfriend, oh Louis Vuitton you just know how it's done.
Milan Fashion Week was an amazing experience, I had an absolute blast and perhaps for the first time was able to immerse myself fully into the fascinating world of fashion. However besides the obvious excitement of attending the shows, the showrooms and meeting some pretty incredible people, the craziest is perhaps the hordes of photographers and the incredible world thriving outside the fashion shows. Often dubbed the "circus" I see why that is, the crazy colours, the even-crazier outfits and the constant clicks of cameras. When I discovered my photos on Vogue Italia, Marie Claire, Elle Germany etc. I felt so absolutely amazed and grateful because as a blogger it is one of the biggest compliments one can receive. Therefore, as I have mentioned in my previous post, although I could not share any outfit posts with you, I shall share these Street Style features.
Coming back to the quiet and unaware Lausanne after Milan Fashion Week seems almost surreal, the fashion world that lives and buzzes within itself is after all relatively small and a very brutal reality check is needed when coming back to the conservative streets of Lausanne. I also have to highlight that my experience in Milan was thrilling and unforgettable, as my first official fashion week I was quite taken aback by the craziness of it all... and very quickly hooked on it. My decision to go was quite last minute, and I must say I was incredibly lucky to be able to attend some of the most amazing shows such as Roberto and Just Cavalli, Ermanno Scervino and Frankie Morello and be featured in publications such as Vogue Italia, Marie Claire US and Teen Vogue. Unfortunately as I went alone I did not have a photographer to shoot my looks which means that I cannot share them on the blog, however you can follow me on Instagram (@anastasiashev) to see all my adventures in Milan.
Now as for my outfit, after wearing heels for almost a week straight I decided to relax a little and opted for some casual Asos brogues. I also discovered an awesome new outlet called Fashion Friends which hosts some amazing designer sales! It is in one of these sales that I snatched this navy Ralph Lauren sweater which I absolutely adore. I really recommend you sign up for Fashion Friends and check out their sales. Really happy to start working with them! Im also wearing a pait of navy printed H&M pants, a Zara leather coat and my beloved (and a little over-worn) 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli satchel. Hope you all had a fun Sunday!