Is it just me, or does anyone else limit their wardrobe to a pile of clothes hanging on a chair next to your bed during these darkest weeks of the year? I don’t reach further these days, I just keep my most trusted essentials on rotation and wear the same things for weeks. It might sound sad, but it’s actually a state that I’m quite fond of. I guess it takes me closer to the idea of being a light person, not weighed down by material things (or dark thoughts for that matter). I, at least sometimes, want to be that person. I want to be like my friend Annika who wears black leggings and black 3XL t-shirts every day of the week and remains the most stylish person I have ever known.
Two staples in this pile of mine are these perfect jeans and this silk satin shirt with extra long sleeves, both from Filippa K. With them I spent my Sunday at home, with them I’ll spend my week in meetings. Check them out here.
This post is presented in collaboration with Filippa K.
A Very Comfortable Woman
Lilian Martinez, Outdoor Shower, 2016
Lilian Martinez, Drake Eating Salad, 2015
Lilian Martinez, A Very Comfortable Woman, 2016
Sick in bed for ten days and counting, not much excites me. Life feels floating, without boarders. Who am I even? Ehum. Time passes slowly and all I want is for it to speed up. I long for days ahead, which makes me uncomfortable. I usually like today.
But I found a cure: artist Lilian Martinez. I wish I was in Los Angeles to catch her show Mystery, Feelings, Internet at Ochi Projects (it closed yesterday). There’s something with the dreamlike, laidback, loungy vibe of her paintings: I need it. “When Martinez paints people they are almost always looking extremely relaxed, lounging comfortably, or engaged in a leisure activity”, says her press release. Oh lord that’s all I want from life right now. Not for everything to be so dark. Hell yes Drake is enjoying a salad. A Very Comfortable Woman. Check Lilian Martinez out here and here.
All images are screenshots of Lilian Martinez’ paintings.
Spring favorites #2: Filippa K
To preview their spring 2017 collections, Filippa K opted for a dinner hosted by Gentlewoman and Fantastic Man in London last week. I love the lookbook, simple but dreamy. And I have a weak spot for whites.
Spring favorites #1: CMMN SWDN
Dry cottons, distressed denim, loosely woven linen and light cashmere. CMMN SWDN’s spring 2017 collection makes me want to jump this whole fall and winter thing and land in May of next year. In a ray af light. If you don’t know CMMN SWDN, check them out. Founded in Malmö four years ago after being inspired to start their own brand by setting up Kanye West’s design studio in Paris, Saif Bakir and Emma Hedlund create inspired collections from east London.