How about dressing like a Scandinavian this season.

Over the past couple of years, Scandinavia has risen from the shadows as an unlikely contender in the fashion field. The Scandi  can throw a look together, a seemingly inimitable aesthetic with zero effort (or at least, so it seems !). Known for unique design, clean lines and unconventional silhouettes, dressing like a Scandinavian has never been so on-trend.

If you want to see the coolest Scandi street looks with your own eyes, you can’t miss the Copenhagen Fashion Week: the biggest and most prestigious fashion event to take place in the Nordic Region, held annually every February and August.

Here you have some Scandi looks for your inspiration :

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Hats by Laura Apsit Livens

Isn’t fall just the best time for wearing stylish hats ?! If you like me, love hats this is the designer to look up ! Laura Apsit Livens’ AW16 collection ‘Puerta’ is fantastic. The collection is inspired by  the colours of bright Mexican doorways, pastel colours and Matisse.

It’s vibrant, it’s bold and I love it !

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The incredible Iris takes over Paris

The 94-year-old New Yorker is the subject of “Iris in Paris,” a fashion exhibition and pop-up shop at Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche department store that celebrates her famous and forthright style. The icon’s exhibition features 10 of her signature colorful, quirky looks. A dream for any fashionista !

“Apfel called Parisians’ style “chic and perennial but not daring enough for my taste.”

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Iris in Paris will run through April 16, Le Bon Marché, 24 rue de Sèvres, Paris.

A Tribute to David Bowie

Gucci paid homage to David Bowie at the presentation of the AW16-17 Men collection in Milan yesterday with a black cardigan with “Bowie” written across the back, accompanied by animal embroidery and a large red heart.

A tribute to David Bowie

All in all, it is another fantastic collection by Alessandro Michele and  Michele’s now signature vintage/bookish/ornate style was on full display !

A Tribute to David Bowie

Let me introduce Maiko Takeada

Maiko Takeda is a milliner and jewellery designer currently based in Tokyo. She’s a surprising artist and her designs succinctly combine material clarity with a surreal sense of transformation.  Trained in jewellery design and millinery, her pieces combine aspects of both trades and are made with finely-cut strips of acetate affixed to a contemporary chainmail base. Her designs are almost from another world ; poetic, exotic and surreal …

“I believe my work lives its moments once they’re worn on the body, rather than being displayed static in a museum.”

You might have seen Björk wearing Maiko Takeda’s surreal jewellery pieces in the past and more lately for the digital release of Björk’s new Vulnicura album.

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Presenting Salima Abdel-Wahab

Salima Abdel-Wahab is my latest discovery in the world of fashion and I wanted to share her with you today. She is not only a designer but also a true artist.

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Salima Abdel Wahab, Photo by Alan Keohane

For me, her clothes are like pieces of art, the way fashion should be (but very seldom is) ! The collections embody her mixed cultural background and origins. You can feel her strong personality in the clothes, like a statement of her unique style and her inner world of imagination.

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Her universe is colorful and diverse, a fantastic mixture of textures, styles and colors ! There is a feeling of bohemia and poetry in her creations, always close to nature and flowers. You leave with a sensation of strongness and of softness, both at the same time, probably a reflection of her true diversity…

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Boutique Salima Abdel-Wahab : Rue Cinema Goya -Tanger-                                             33 Rue Majorelle : 33 Rue Yves Saint Laurent – Marrakech-                                         Intensité Nomade : 139, Avenue Mohammed V – Marrakech- http://www.salimaabdelwahab.com/

Persian inspiration at the Givenchy Fall Collection 2015

The Givenchy Fall Collection has taken its inspiration in the rich Persian culture. The bright and iconic geometric patterns usually found in Persian carpets are present on the Givenchy runway pieces.

Fantastic work by Tisci again ! Are you ready for some culture and color in your wardrobe ?

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Givenchy fall 2015

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Old is the new gold !

The photographer Ari Seth Cohen celebrates the style of New York’s cool older inhabitants, they are the fashionable seniors in NY !

They are fearless and creative and you just can’t help but love their sense of style ! They have one again proven that style has no age. Let them  be an inspiration for all of us ! Be creative, dear to use more color, mix & match to find your own unique style.

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Check out his photo blog Advanced Style for inspiration and more photos of these fabulous women and men ! I’m already a fan !

The Polaroids of Cathleen Naundorf !

Cathleen Naundorf’s new book Haute Couture: The Polaroids of Cathleen Nundorf  is full of beautiful and unique photos. Her work on polaroids is unconventional and simply captivating !

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Haute Couture: The Polaroids of Cathleen Naundorf, published by Prestel, is available now.