I hate coming across images like these and finding no credits.
I’m assuming they’re part of a look book – if anyone knows which brand is pictured please comment below.
Update: Thank you to the four lovely readers who helped discover that this is none other than Forme d’Expression!
Selection of garments from Yoox
I get asked a lot if I ever wear colour. People seem to find my penchant for black fascinating. Black is mysterious, black is poetic, black talks of my inclination towards the solemn grace of darkness. Yes yes, without hesitation this is why I choose black. However in a frank discussion it’s good to acknowledge the less lyrical but equally important reason – I choose it because it is indiscriminate. As we say where we come from – people remember a red dress.
Over the course of the last eighteen months I’ve been finding myself more attracted to the tonal spectrum of greys offered by Rick Owens. Dna Dust, Darkshadow and Bitter – they are uncommon colours, but muted and easily blended into a wardrobe that advocates ambiguity.
It was my birthday recently and amongst some of the generous gifts I received was a Rick Owens basic ribbed tank in Dark Dust. Edit Evening admitted that he bought the Dark Dust because the Black had already sold out, but I was much happier with the Dark Dust. It was a gift in more ways than one, because as a gateway piece it presented the opportunity to begin to explore these tones without fear.
The problem with the basic tanks is they absolutely need to be layered because they’re incredibly sheer; I’m not sure yet how to do that within the parameters of the other things I own. Now I’m wish-listing these colours with feverish abandon; they always look better worn together.
Boris Bidjan Saberi Lamb Leather Moto Jacket
At $5,000 this jacket isn’t just out of my world, it’s out of my universe.
What can I say? I like to dream big.
A move is in my not-too-distant future. Right now I’m absorbing all of the beautiful domestic scenes I come across, such as these.
It is said that one should dress as the person they wish to be. I am an advocate of this thought and I firmly believe that this philosophy should extend to all areas of our lives, right down to our personal environments. We can’t all live in exceptional spaces such as these – heaven knows that I won’t be when the time comes – but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t arrange and decorate our homes in the most aspirational way we can with the facilities are available to us.
I am particularly taken by the wooden dining table and black antler candle holder – both of which look fairly easy to DIY.