Wednesday, 28 December 2011

first edition

–... and besides, there are no men without tragedies, there is only what you believe. Everything is costume. Everything seems the way you see it on the street, unconcerned, ambling along the pedestrian crossing of appearance. Everything smells of rules, and keeps its secret. (Henri Matisse)

With Chanel it is like a groundhog Christmas, maybe because of all the pearls, I really can't say, but in my head it is always snowing in the chanelland. The book was a gift I hunted down on eBay after seeing the crazy prices they were asking for it at Netaporter. I love it that it was a Christmas gift to someone's mama in 1975.

Šele dobro sem oslinila prste pa že vidim, da Karl in Gabrielle še naprej na debelo lažeta o svojem poreklu, torej je to très Chanel, vsaj toliko kot vražja tvidasta jakna ali preštepana usnjača.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

definitely maybe

by fixinchevys for DCMU
Next time I threaten my hair with cutting it, I just have to take a look at this photo. This was definitely a good hair day, probably one of the best since turning orange. Maybe I will buy my hair a christmas gift, a fancy brush.

Nekoč sem že napisala, da nekaj na laseh moške spravlja v blaženo stanje. Zibajoči konjski rep je zanje kot par najstniških prsi, ki skačejo pod majico. Ko lase spustimo iz gumice in se nam razlijejo po ramenih, pa kot da bi si odpele modrček. Čista predigra. Dolgi lasje so zame po drugi strani čiste počitnice od same sebe, od kratkolaske, od temnolaske, od brivske mašince. Kljub temu jim grozim, da si bom poleti omislila tisti paž nerodne dolžine, ki obvisi tam nekje pri ključnici in ga čez dober teden nemogočega krotenja skrajšaš do brade.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

the office

scanned by DCMU
A few madmen-esque photos from an old Stol Kamnik catalogue, a company specialised in chairs and the art of sitting long hours. Why did offices look so good back in the days and so plastic today? Probably because of all the wood and leather. It makes me wanna put on my kitten heels and start typing away. 

Tako bi lahko bil videti tudi retro Net-a-Porter pred, hm, internetom. Verjetno bi naročale po telefonu, še bolje, telegramu, iz debelih glossy katalogov (podobnih tistim, ki jih Net-a-Porter pošilja pressu na začetku sezone). Fikus v kotu, zvok drsečih koleščkov in četa oblek za hrbtom.

Monday, 28 November 2011

nowhere shoes

by fixinchevys for DCMU
You know when you really like the shoes but can't bring yourself to wear them outside the house? Cause they are of such delicate colour, so buttersoft and suede, need I say more? But I will wear them in the spring, promise, with the jacket and shorts from the Cos collection. Margiela and Cos go well together.

Čevlji na špic, ha? Velika vrnitev, tako velika celo, da so se manolke znova znašle na wishlistah. In Carrie s prijateljicami se obrača v grobu na videokasetah. Moji prsti se kremžijo, a Margiela dela udobne špičke, brez učinka sardel v konzervi. Pojma nimam, kaj je mišljeno s tem, da je navdušenje, ko pride naokrog sezona, ki si jo že enkrat dal skozi, manjše. Šele sedaj sem dovolj zrela za reprizo devetdesetih. Hit me, baby, one more time.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

what's that jacket, margiela?



by fixinchevys for DCMU 
Ljubljana is called White Ljubljana, well tomorrow it's gonna get a whole lot whiter with the opening of the special Maison Martin Margiela exhibition (that was my first question for the people that are bringing it into town: did you have to repaint the gallery into all white?). My jacket from the fall '07 collection is so excited by the possibility to brush its xl shoulders with other members of the M family. But it is so cold I am rethinking about wearing it. It's interesting seeing how other people wear their Margiela, me, I always wear it unbuttoned and with turned up sleeves (naked wrists make the exaggerated proportions work).

To je zgodba o ramenih pa tudi o možu, ki ga ni in je povsod. V devetdesetih, ko nismo bili nikjer varni pred Jeanom Paulom Gaultierjem in njegovo črtasto mornarsko majico, supermodele pa so še babice poznale po imenu, je MMM na prvi pogled razvijal držo proti vsem. Ne le da ni podajal MTV kipcev, tudi modeli so bila, kako predrzno, dekleta z ulic, vseh velikosti in starosti. Poleg tega je ustrelil še tja, kamor si nihče ni upal niti nameriti, v ponos osemdesetih – podložena ramena, sestavni del tako imenovanih power suits, oblek, ki so iz navadnih ljudi delale ostre poslovneže. Skomigniti z rameni in iti naprej je bilo preprosto nemogoče, smo res vsa ta leta hodili v službo, zato da bomo nosili obleke z ozkimi rameni? Kastracija osemdesetih je samo začetek romance s tem obdobjem: ko so standard postala ozka ramena, jih je Margiela pričel napihovati in jih oklical za novo erogeno cono. V času, ko so vse oči uprte bodisi v zadnjice bodisi v prsi ali njihove substitute, to je torbice in čevlje, je toliko mamljiveje, če se obline zgodijo tudi kje drugje. Margiela ustvarja paralelna vesolja, v njih vsi sanjamo ali vsaj štejemo električne ovčke, smo tako iztrebljevalci kot replikanti, hommage Ridleyju Scottu, ki je v nabreklih Rachelinih ramenih videl popolni par. Kdo bi se lahko uprl garderobi za konec sveta? A zdi se, da tudi tega ne gre jemati preresno, spletna stran Maisona se odpre z opozorilom, ki spominja na stran v izdelavi, le da to ni, vsake toliko se na sredini prikaže vitrina, v kateri se na spremljavo lajne vrtijo pečene kure.

PST: Upam, da kdaj srečam tudi kak kos Margiele za Hermès.

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

whowhatwear

by fixinchevys for DCMU
I hate describing what I do for a living, it is the modern equivalent of the big bad 'who am I'. I am pretty sure I am not a blogger, which is something I've been called a lot in these past weeks. What I want to say is that I have tremendous respect for the real bloggers, it takes so much work and so much talent to do it right, to do it your way. I am also not a fashion journalist, I write for ELLE Slovenia since the launch almost seven years ago and yes, I write about fashion but mostly I explore the complex love affair between a woman and a piece of garment (okay, sometimes it is about a man and a shoe or a girl and her tiny breasts but you know what I mean). That is just my night job but I am very proud of it.

Moj plašč je lahko tudi ogrinjalo. Videti je kot kožuh plišastega medvedka, spredaj nima zapenjaja, ob straneh pa dve zadrgi, ki poskrbita za to, da lahko roke ob strani pokukajo ven - presenečenje! -, kar je ena mojih ljubših aktivnosti (t. j. ogrniti suknjič ali plašč čez rame, zelo Tito, vem). Je pa tudi moj prvi Alexander Wang kos, pred katerim sedaj trepeta vsa garderoba, lansko zimo ga je nosila Natasha Poly. Na fotografiji mu dela družbo nova vintidž Grošelj torbica, vsa gladka in lakasta.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

the young and the restless

Here is an interview I did with Mr. Stefan Siegel from Not Just a Label.
Sorry, I have to ask: what are you wearing? I imagine a great mash of designers whom we never heard of and can't even pronounce.
Hello, well guessed! It may well be hard to pronounce since we do cover such an international host of designers. Today I am wearing a Podsiadlo urban vest; perfect for the fact that at the moment London cant make up it's mind right now- either it's pouring with rain, or the sun is beaming, so a knit with ventilation seems to be a fair balance!

In fashion that is now so fast and hungry is name dropping a must if you want to be in the know?
I’m sure that it works that way for some people, and fashion certainly did rely on that once upon a time. But, to be honest we feel the fashion industry relies on antiquated systems and strategies, it is slow, it takes itself too seriously and therefore to stay on top you have to challenge the habits, you have to be willing to break the mould and re-invent yourself again and again and I hope that we can continue in this vain.

Who is now the next big thing just seconds from becoming mainstream?
We handpicked 6,000 of the best, pick any one of them! A tip would be our black sheep!

How do you do your talent hunting? And who are you proud to say was your discovery?
Well, we have a talent scouting team that dedicate their time to uncovering talent from around the globe, we cover all the graduate shows as well as scouting online, through blogs and magazines too. Damir Doma, Mary Katrantzou, Patrick Mohr were instrumental discoveries in the beginning for NJAL, but there have been too many to mention since then.

Right now NJAL represents designers from 91 countries – is there any local differences or has fashion became one big global fashion?
Fashion, like so many things is globalised for sure, but you do see very obvious trends emerging out of the specific schools. I think what’s interesting are the individual student interpretations of what their tutors seek.

Are there really so many good young fashion designers?
In an answer, Yes! Individuality has become a statement for luxury. The appetite and demand for alternative and sustainable production is predominant across sectors such as food, hospitality, lifestyle and fashion. Young designers recognise the responsibility in creating sustainable fashion and the importance of being an individual, talented young designers don't follow trends, they create them; so we will never be bored looking at their collections.

Which Slovenian designer is on top of your list?
We actually represent quite a few Slovenian designers. During my last visit I was impressed by Peter Movrin and Natasa Hrupic’s collections. Both will be designers representing Slovenia very well on an international basis.

How do non insiders find out about emerging talents, on Style Bubble?
Yes, Susie Bubble and Diane Pernet are amongst the very influential array of blogs out there uncovering a wealth of talent everyday. Of course NJAL prides itself on having the largest platform for emerging designers, and with new collections uploaded daily, we also give exposure to the best of the best through our front page, Black sheep and editorial sections. It is a good idea to check the site daily because we move like the fashion world does; fast!

What is the biggest breakthrough now for a young designer? Making a collection for Topshop?
Each will take their own path. I think the Internet gives fantastic opportunities and visibility to creative emerging talent. The Internet is by nature democratic; anyone can create a network and start communicating to a large audience, we will always do a feature on our best designers, and I think that exposure in this way can be all that’s necessary for designers to begin to get the praise they deserve and continue creating. Topshop is certainly not a big ambition if a designer wants to stay independent and create a luxury label.

Today it seams young designers get the attention of the press, after all there is a lot of magazines around, but being featured in an editorial is still not a guarantee to get a stockist. Is the biggest struggle today for the designers to get on a shop floor?
Yes unfortunately money makes the world go round, and sometimes making items that sell well (be it wearable or not) is the only way for young designers to have the financial backing required to fund their next collection, which is why we also offer our designers the opportunity to sell through us.

NJAL is doing a collaboration with MANGO that will give one designer an astonishing 300.000 EUR to develop the collection. Sounds great!
Yes, awards are often a necessity to secure some financial stability that can make all the difference. The “El-Botón” Mango Fashion Awards 2011 ranks among the financially most rewarding of these. Mango pays each finalist €18,000 and designers need only provide sketches to enter, which is fantastic.

For the end: how does the future of fashion look like from where you are sitting?
It is definitely time for a change, our concept is more about sharing the risk and making sure the design talents of tomorrow are being compensated. This is vital for the industry. We are convinced that, despite the ongoing financial crises and the implications for the economic climate, brands focusing on “authentic luxury” will continue to grow and prosper, resulting in one of the greatest creative opportunities in decades. We just need to continue on our mission!

Kdaj se bom brcnila v svoje gumenjake in odšla v London? Stefan mi je obljubil mini tour po NJAL, pogrešam A* pa tudi tiste veganske rezance s tartufi.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

preview

Last week I went to Squat to be the first to see the SS12 collections and try on those fab Natasa Persuh shirts. I almost went for this golden stunner but of course in the end sticked to the blue one wich I have sworn to get on my twitter (I can't lie on twitter, right?). The great thing about the collars is that you can mix and mismatch them. The blue shirt with the creamy-golden collar looked very CdG. The sexy 'zebras' from Garevski remind me a little bit of Acne, so the Scandinavian-Slovenian affair looks very promising, we should do that more often. You know, interbreed. With tall Swedes.

Morali bi nas videti, kako Z*, N* in M* skupinsko poskušamo oversizane šilte.  Meni seveda niso hoteli na glavo (okej, zdaj veste, nimam sample size glave). Veste pa tudi, kdo bo DCMU napravil srajčico. Kmalu.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

no black, please

via Ekoas
Thank you Ekoas for snapping a photo of me on the first night of Slovenian Fashion Week. And now about the dress, it is from the fabulous Miu Miu spring-summer 2006 show. That show has done for a plain white t-shirt just as much as Jil Sander in 2011. I got it in Trieste in a size too big so I thought I should hide that fact with a fluffy H&M Trend sweater (let's just say Man Reppeler taught me well). On my feet are the Acne Cypress boots and in my lap the green CdG clutch.

Nisem bila razpoložena za nakupovanje, blame it on Wall Street, zato sem izbrskala vse najlepše, vse dobre-stare in premalokrat nase dane kose, se vprašala, kaj bi storila Taylor Tomasi (kaj neki, šla bi v Barneys ali pa se vsaj oborožila z gnezdom modnih dodatkov, med katerimi bi bil vsaj en malo sado-mazo), potem pa raje zagrabila vintidž lak za nohte, Chanel Platinum duo iz 2007. Jasno mi je bilo le eno: ni šans, da dam nase najlonke, gole noge so ja tako New York pozimi in kdo ne bi hotel biti tak sredi jeseni sredi Ljubljane?

Monday, 31 October 2011

spotted


Finally, they came into my lap, straight from London on the first night of Slovenia Fashion Week. However, with everything that was going on and the fact that this puppies take forever to do I didn't have the time to go nail-crazy for the final night. They would go great with my vintage Thierry Mugler dress that I choose to wear for the grand finale. Luckily, dalmatians never go out of fashion.

Vedela sem, da moram za to delikatno nalogo prositi L*, ki je iz Topshopa odnesla zadnji primerek runway nalepk za nohtke. Včeraj sem se spravila v Unique pasje stanje, prijela za fen, škarjice in pilice, si ogledala youtube how-to navodila ter se odpravila v neznano. No, zaenkrat Chanelovih stekleničk še ne bom zamenjala z nalepkicami, si jih bom pa privoščila takrat, ko bom za kazanje s prstil rabila nekaj spektakularnega.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

that shirt

I was quite sure the whole Slovenia Fashion Week will go by without my WANT! alarm going off. That is not to say there were not some good choices on the catwalk, however I am in a pajama-paisley mood, so that is what I am looking for right now. Than came the last show, Natasa Persuh, and her take on the shirt dress (Toby Meadows commented that we are very into the shirt collars)  with those huge visors that made everything feel so now, so China. On the feet the girls were wearing the boot-clog hybrid much like the No.6 clogs. This blue one ticked all my SS12 boxes so hopefully I will take it to bed home very soon.

Mr Ekoas je odlično ujel, kako se spremeni izraz na mojem obrazu, ko zagleda nekaj, kar moram imeti. A woman under the influence. Seveda svojima tekmicama (za versačasto srajčno obleko se borimo vsaj še tri) ne bom dala priložnosti, da bi me prehiteli, zato sem jo že povabila na zmenek.

Monday, 17 October 2011

todo sobre mi bolsa

photo by fixinchevys and touch ups by Ajda Horvat for ELLE
There isn't a vintage piece in Slovenian fashion more collectable than a Grošelj bag. The best thing about it is that almost every mother/grandmother has one. Mine hasn't had a lot of fun before it met me, because the previous owner doesn't do black, so this means a sleeping beauty is in pristine condition and ready to hang out with me.

Grošelj torbice delim na tiste z velikim tiskanim G, s katerim se ne morem zaplesti, in one z malim pisanim g, ki me preganjajo že nekaj sezon. Ker so fine, ne da bi bile važne. A iskanje popolne torbice je nadvse zapleten proces, ki vključuje tudi znanje tetrisa – vse o njem lahko preberete v tokratni ELLE kolumni.

PST: V moje usnjene kratke hlače se je obregnilo vsaj toliko ljudi kot v gumijaste sandale, seveda sem male črne nosila vsak dan na vsakršne sestanke. Kupila sem jih v Kopenhagnu v H&M, oranžen pulover prav tako. Zakaj, o, zakaj, ni Trend linije pri nas, prišla bi mi bolj prav kot Versačijeva.

Monday, 10 October 2011

stop being such a creeper

This Sonia Rykiel pair is just the best autumn shoe. Classic with a big fat, studded twist. A lot like the creepers by Prada but not as exploited.

Odkar sem jih dober teden nazaj videla v izložbi, se smukam okoli Wolfove (tudi zato, ker cene še niso razobesili in upanje ostaja). Že prej sem jih seveda ujela na pisti, si jih zabeležila in čakala, kdaj/če se pojavijo v Ljubljani. Očitno smo creepers friendly, saj so lani imeli tudi te Sonia Rykiel s kristalčki, ki sem jih potem spomladi ujela na nogah neke ženske na Beethovnovi in jo skoraj sezula s pogledom. V stopalca me zebe že od petka, moje mokasinke so, čeprav so iz zimske kolekcije, primerne bolj za hladne poletne dni. Rabim grdke par excellence.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

one thing on my mind

If there is one thing that got stronger in the last month of fashion weeks its the need to get paisley into my life, fast and over the top. It is so very wrong if you do not know how to do it right, the dress by Carven is very right.

Kako za vraga rečemo po slovensko temu polžkastemu paisley vzorcu? B* pravi kašmirski. Povsod sem ga videvala, na Alexi Chung, na Stellini reviji, na kravatah modno nič hudega slutečih stričkov. Seveda bi ga nosila paisley na paisley na paisley, na pižamast način.

Friday, 9 September 2011

let's fall



In the middle of summer the Slovenian edition of Flair magazine asked me and several other fashion enthusiasts for a rundown of fall 2011 trends. A few answers didn't make it into the feature so I have to let you know that, no, I did not forget to mention that Stella McCartney sultry dress, worn by Natasha Poly, or to give my love to the Acne collection, the metallics and the Dries Van Noten ponytail.

Hvala reviji Flair, da me je pocukala za bikinke in mi dala misliti o puloverjih, bordo-temnomodrih kombinacijah, Balenciaginih salonarjih na špico, hlačah z razporkom pri gležnjih, Wangovih 'metalkah', Rochas astrahanki in torbicami, stisnjenimi pod pazduho. Nova številka se že blešči v kioskih.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

copenhagen, you're the end, gone and made me a child again



The mix of photos reminds me of a vintage Missoni Henrik Vibskov cardigan, too much going on but somehow it works. Of course Copenhagen is not as colorful and tacky, the people of Denmark are notoriously afraid of bad taste. I had a very brief affair with Copenhagen (VERY brief, it lasted 24 hours tops) when I was young and foolish and desperately seeking some form of good taste gone bad. In the bitter end I declared the city was too cold for summer and fled to Nice (what? It only took me 18 hours by train). Older, wiser, I returned and fell for it like Scott Walker in that Copenhagen song. Not only because they had everything in my size still on summer sale but mostly because the girls are tall, long-legged and always on bikes (note to myself: stop walking, start riding bikes) generously giving the visitors a possibility to sneak a peek under their short skirts. The three boutiques you must visit are Henrik Vibskov that you can see on the second photo, concept store Wood Wood, which just moved to a new location and Times Up for a very edited vintage selection. If you are one hungry vegan, then go to Green Sushi or if you are in the mood for brunch and scrambled tofu (always!) try Kalaset, you can pick up chocolate croissants just around the corner at Naturbageriet. Have a beer, no, have two right at the river banks. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art can feel a bit like a theme park but the surrounding nature is so beautiful and being trapped in a little room with the lightshow piece by polka-dot lover Yayoi Kusama (yes, Marc Jacobs adores her) quite magical.

Mimo mene sta švignila Roger Moore in nekaj dni kasneje še Helena Christensen, Anywho punc pa nisem videla niti na presni pici. Hm, mogoče pa se naslednjič prijavim na njihov fashion week.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

it's good to be ugly after all

When I spotted them at a shop in Denmark, I had to take a pick to bring it home like a trophy and show you that, yes, they are back and more arty than ever. On the airport I bought the magazine Dansk, which by the way made me laugh aloud. And there we met again: the fairy Buffalo and me. It is definitely not love. It is not hate either. It is complicated fashion.

Srečanje s takšnimi grdki me spomni, da smo se nekoč šli nekaj takega, kot je street fashion, s čimer ne mislim na toaleto Lanvin na pločniku ob 9h zjutraj. Bil je čas, ko je obstajalo več mod in vsaj ena, uličarska, ni imela veze s tem, kaj je bilo v revijah, ker, hej, kdo pa je sploh listal revije, če si ves ljubi dan prebil na vogalu.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

lejlighed



Staying in a hotel is very much like Lost in Translation without Bill Murray. Cheap hotels are just sad. And the sheets in expensive ones (that I get to stay at when traveling for Elle) still have that not-at-home smell that keeps me awake (and no Bill Murray to talk to). I have exceptional googling skills (don't laugh, it is a special skill), so when I travel I always do my best to rent an apartment or a room. On the photos you can see the lejlighed where I spent my nights (and one afternoon) in Copenhagen. That it is a single girl apartment made it all that more special.

Vsake toliko oznanim, da je čas za selitev, navadno takrat, ko pridem iz kakšnega drugega stanovanja v drugem mestu. Danes sem že gledala, kaj se ponuja v centru, in spet prišla do zaključka, da ni, da ne bo, da se morda moram preseliti nekaj tisoč kilometrov stran, da bi našla belo in škripajoče in kar je še teh Perecastih reči, ki me spravijo v doma-sem stanje.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

made in slovenia



scanned by DCMU, photos by Mitja Božič
ELLE chose a few of the new Slovenian fashion talents and featured them in the latest issue. This is my selection of those I found most exciting and maybe even part of the Slovenian heritage. First up is Petja Zorec with a bulky sweater. Everyone that does knits - respect.  It also reminds me of the good old days of Rašica. The deer inspired the Sanija Reja collection and if you don't know it yet, the deer are quintessential to the Slovenian culture, they are part of the establishment; as we don't have crowns, we decided to go for the deer horns. Just think Laibach. So, dear, if you don't dig deer you will never get the attention of the Ministry of Culture. Next up is Anja Dragan that made this Margiela like hair jacket, I have no idea how it works in real life, but on the pose in the photo it looks a winner (a real Man Repeller), I see no connection with typical Slovenian ways of life here but would totally get me of my I-want-violet-hair obsession. Best for last, the sublime creation by Peter Movrin which just shows that we do good black, we do good drama. As much as I don't like a pink elephant in the room, I would love to have this black elephant very near me and not be overwhelmed by it but just take it to a bistro for a coca cola. How would that Movrin jacket get on with my skinny jeans?

Če je tole ogrevanje za ljubljanski fashion week, potem bo še zanimivo. Morda si bomo celo škrabljali v beležke, kateri look bo prihodnjo sezono pristal v naši omari in ne samo v editorialu. Na ulice z njimi!

Monday, 8 August 2011

la collectionneuse

Now it is time to meet the content of the big white box. I was scanning yoox.com on a daily basis ever since I found out they actually stock Céline. After a few missed opportunities I double clicked when I saw this prime example of the first Phoebe Philo collection for  the house. That's right, the sandals are from the Resort 2010 collection which (in fashion years) seams like ages ago but is still one I keep going back to for inspiration. I also love the 8 cm heel as I have promised myself (and my hubbie) I will not be buying any more skyscrapers. Because of this kind of fashionable encounters yoox.com is my favorite store. Yes, the layout would need some brushing up, but it is also the only place where you can get pieces from the same Prada collection that was showing in the museum Les Arts Décoratifs. Last seasons are so vintage!

Še vedno čakajo na naš prvi uradni zmenek, ubožci še niso pili piva v LP ali šli na klepet z the girls, čeprav prejšnji teden ni manjkalo priložnosti, na obisku sta bili namreč visoki modni gostji iz Londona IN Milana. Ne vem, zakaj, ampak nekaj časa moram imeti stvari doma, da se navadijo na sobno temperaturo, na moje nonšalantno korakanje mimo njih. M* je že nekajkrat treščil v njihovo škatlo in mene je že zagrabila panika, ali jih morda vendarle ne bi raje poslala nazaj, ne zato, ker niso popolni, ampak ravno zato, ker so.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

psssssst

My first box with the C word.

Prišla je včeraj in sedaj se doma še malo medi. Kako za vraga udomačiš Céline?

Thursday, 28 July 2011

chick lit

via streetfsn
Ms. Olympia Le-Tan put books back on the fashion list so I had to do an interview with her. Summer reading and cheezy music!

Would you say you're a bookworm? Have you read all the books before turning them into clutches?
I am kind of a bookworm but wish I had time to read a bit more. I have read most of them but not all of them.

How long does it take to make a Moby Dick bag – longer than to read it?
No, I think it takes less time to make the embroidery (about 8 hours) than to read the book but that's a particularly long book!

Is there a book you wouldn't dare make into a bag?
Mein Kampf.

You said somewhere that you were always attracted to the idea of the cut-out pages in a book where you can hide a key. What would you like to see hidden in your clutches? A Kindle perhaps?
I like the idea of putting the real first edition book in the book clutch but they don't always fit.

There is something about the whole idea of turning book covers into bags that reminds me of the photo of Marilyn Monroe reading the last page of Joyce's Ulysses.
I love those pictures of Marilyn Monroe reading. Actually the last picture I did for my lookbook with Camille Bidault Waddington was inspired by a picture of Marilyn.

Your fw11 collection is dedicated to the housewives from the 50s. Do you ever feel like them when you are at a studio sawing the covers on your bags?
Yes! That's exactly why I dedicated my collection to them!

What is on Olympia Le-Tan playlist?

Gospodična Le-Tan je hči Pierra Le-Tana, ki je ilustriral naslovnice New Yorkerja, in je že pri devetnajstih delala za Chanel. Po sedmih letih je odvihrala na Balmain, kjer je med drugim na pisto poslala Claudio Schiffer z napisom Balmain Bitch na majici. Bila je tudi hišna didžejka pariškega kluba Le Baron. Kmalu so nanjo plesali na zabavah Louisa Vuittona, Balenciage, YSL, Purple Magazina, med snemanjem Marie Antoinette so baje na plesišču vsak večer pristali Sofia Coppola, Dunstova in Marc Jacobs. Potem je prišel čas, da se zresni – začela je ustvarjati torbice iz, no, knjig. Ročno izvezene naslovnice prvih izdaj, podložene s cvetličnim vzorcem liberty, so hitro postale nepogrešljive prijateljice kvazi intelektualk (kako zelo jaz!). Mimogrede, mimo Le-Tanove sem to poletje preživela z Velikim Gatsbyjem in Perecovim Življenje, navodila za uporabo, obe knjigi bi rade volje videla nagačeni v torbici, sploh Perecovo, ki je ravno prav bajsasta, da bi pogoltnila vse moje nepotrebne nujnosti.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

ring me up!

I skipped the whole look-I-have-karl-lagerfeld-fingers mania as I do believe many chunky rings make my hands look like my grandma's. So I went for this elegantly thin version instead. The rings are from the Danish company Line & Jo, the super sexy  ring that sits on the tip of my finger is called Miss Roberta. If you want to give someone a finger, give it with Miss Roberta or Miss Romilda.

Spomnim se P*, kako je zakorakal v Festivalno dvorano in v roki stiskal elegantno gladko črno CdG torbico/denarnico. Jaz sem si potem iz neznanega razloga privoščila zeleno kričačko, poštempljano s številkami. V družbi mojih zadržanih prstanov se počuti odlično.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

silence of the moths


The fluttering of hands and false lashes. The vibrating of a phone in a belly of a blown up coin pouch. The Miu Miu FW11 collection is alive! Thanks to Argentinean director Lucrecia Martel who has done the short movie entitled Muta. Ms Martel is one of my favourite authors, she knows how to shoot a woman, preferably just behind the ear.

Na Kalabriji me je ujel mejl, v katerem so me prosili za kaj-bomo-nosili-jeseni napoved. Kljub slani koži je bilo najlaže odgovoriti na vprašanje, katera je moja najljubša FW11 kolekcija. Miu Miu moraš imeti rad že zato, ker naslednja sezona ni nikoli nadaljevanje prejšnje, kot bi Miu Miu dekle vsakič potegnili iz drugega paralelnega vesolja. Tokrat je tako damska, a jezik ima zagotovo podmazan kot vsa dekleta screwball komedij, kar najbrž že povedo ekstra kičasti Dorotejini čeveljci. Lucrecia je zatrepetala v čisto drugo smer, zaradi katere sem sklenila, da je skrajni čas, da se pričnem skrivati za novimi sončnimi očali, si omislim torbico, ki spominja na regajočo žabo, in začutim vešče v trebuhu. Še prej pa si bom ponovna zavrtela njene filme La ciénaga, La niña santa in La mujer sin cabeza.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

summer of sand







Every skin care specialist told me I should avoid sun, sea, I should stay away from summer, basically, but if my body can't handle two weeks of vacations my mind sure does. Calabria is where I like to put my shades on and my vintage CdG shirt that I found in Berlin and just let summer do with me what it wants.

Najraje pobegnem na morje, preden poletje sploh bušne na ulice, in sem rada v Ljubljani, ko je tako zapuščena, da pričakuješ, da bo izza vogala poslednji veter privalil tisti puščavski klobčič iz vesternov. Kar pomeni, da imam pred prihodom nove sezone v mesto ravno dovolj časa, da moja koža pride k sebi in se lasje namočijo v svežo dozo rdeče-oranžne.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

dcmu x mina fina

Illustration by Mina Fina
For the new issue of ELLE Slovenia I had a great pleasure of making the talented Ms Mina Fina do what she does best: a portrait. Of me. How cool is that? Thank you!

Minini finizmi me vedno spravijo v neko posebno stanje, postanem vsa fina in fajn in malo Fur, zato sem zbrala pogum in jo prosila za prvi naročeni portret. Kako predrzno od mene in kako prijazno od Mine. Katera izmed Urš je pristala v ELLE, preverite v najbližjem kiosku, ti dve pa sta tako zelo Urša vs. Urška, da sta morali končati na DCMU.

Thursday, 30 June 2011

prada à la plage




Nobody does summers like Prada anymore. Not even Prada, the SS11 campaign is nowhere near as intriguing as this one for SS01, shot by Cedric Buchet. It makes me wanna see all the Rohmer movies again and dress up for a heat wave.

Vsa moja morska garderoba je sestavljena iz h&m krpic in gladiatork, kupljenih na maturantskem izletu na Santoriniju. Nisem dama, sem potepuh. Čeprav bom tokrat v kovčku pretihotapila obrekovani Moroccanoil. Samo še jutri preživim, potem pa se zaciklam v rutino spanja, hrane in plavanja, ja, nujno v tem vrstnem redu.