All That Glitters and Sparkles

Hair AccessoriesAccessories are a vital part of any good wardrobe and the task of finding new and exciting additions isn’t too difficult when living in Tokyo. The challenging part is not getting carried away when presented with endless options.

PearlsHere feminine pearls, ribbons and frills are a fashion classic and exist in endless quantities.

Hair AccessoriesSpring pastels with plenty of glitter tend to be the norm regardless of season and when worn correctly can be quite charming or even かわいい.

Memento Mori by linneabylinneanilsson

These earrings and long pearl necklace are new additions to my Memento Mori Collection. The name Memento Mori was inspired by the Renaissance and Baroque thematic expression in art, which reminded people of their mortality as death was constantly present in society. My interpretation is live now, make the most of it and don’t get hung up on trivial matters. Not to forget, look fabulous while you’re at it! Carpe diem, anyone?

Have a great weekend!

London Fashion Week: Style File

London Fashion Week, 2012

What better way to kick off my return to London than by heading over to Somerset House and catching the last day of shows at London Fashion Week. This year my focus lay more on the creatures watching the shows from outside the coveted tents than the looks strutting down the catwalk. Hope you enjoy the compilation of fashion moments captured by my lens!

London Fashion Week, 2012

London Fashion Week, 2012

London Fashion Week, 2012

London Fashion Week, 2012

Is that Lady Gaga that I spot or a very good impersonator?

London Fashion Week, 2012

London Fashion Week, 2012

To relive some of the fashion moments from last year’s fashion week, simply click on the following fabulous links: here, here, here and here!

London Fashion Week, 2012

Whether or not you’re holding a golden ticket to one of the shows, this is the place to go see and be seen during Fashion Week, as you never know who’ll be walking in and out of the tents. It also happens to be a great spectator sport and no matter how fabulous you might be looking, the best accessory you can be wearing is your camera, and believe me, you won’t be the only one!

London Fashion Week, 2012

London Fashion Week, 2012

Rawr!

London Fashion Week, 2012

London Fashion Week, 2012

Jeepers, creepers! A favorite among the Brits as well as on the Tokyo street scene. Edgy or over? I’ll let you decide…

Céline

Necklaces: linneabylinneanilsson, Marie Antoinette Collection

In keeping with my latest luxury binge, I figured an upgrade in the towel department was necessary. What do you think? These fabulous Céline towels drew me in with their amazingly fluffy texture and I can’t wait to hop in the shower and give them a try after. Bathing in luxury, literally. This could be a fabulous gift idea for a darling of yours, as towels such as these are both an elegant and practical solution.

Hammersmith Vintage Fashion Fair

Love all things that sparkles? Then the monthly Hammersmith Vintage Fashion, Textiles, and Accessories Fair is certainly something for you. If you missed the one held today, there’s always next month, on the 20th of May. The trick is to do a few laps around all of the different booths so that you know what’s out there and get a better understanding of the prices. And, as long as it’s a deal that you’ll be pleased with at the end of the day, then go for it!

I channeled my inner diva by trying on a few super stylish sun glasses that I only wish I could have pulled off.

The jewelery section is always a highlight for me as the clothes are always in very tiny sizes and frankly, someone’s worn them before me. You may consider that snobbish but with my germophobia I simply couldn’t handle the idea. Although, on several occasions today, I was extremely tempted to overcome and conquer my fear, but to no avail.

With so many lovely things, it proved a real struggle deciding which few pieces to get. It can get a bit pricy as vintage is certainly becoming more popular. This is both a good and bad thing as it’s getting easier to get a hold of which is fabulous. The consequence with vintage being trendy, on the other hand, is that there are only limited treasures to circulate around so it’s becoming increasingly pricy and more desirable. Regardless, I left with a few finds that I was rather pleased with. What do you think? Très chic! I fell in love with both the pink necklace and the fierce green bracelet as I have rings that I got at last months fair that will match very well although they’re not a set. As for the panther bangle, who can resist animal themed warrior jewelery that sparkles? It makes one feel absolutely invincible! Of course I also have a ring that matches :)

Lars Wallin

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Continuing my cultural trip around Stockholm’s hottest museums and exhibitions, I swung by Prince Eugen’s Waldemarsudde to check out couture designer Lars Wallin’s show Fashion Stories.

The exhibition was amazing! It was a vast showcase of 150+ garments including some gorgeous accessories as well.

There was also a tremendous range. I especially enjoyed the costumes section which showcased garments designed and worn by celebrities during concerts, dramatic performances and endless redcarpet walks. One of my favorite pieces was in fact this one, I couldn’t help but fall for the big dramatic feather and glitter hat. The exhibition was an absolute must see so if any of my fellow jet setters feel like stopping by Stockholm I would strongly advise you to check it out.