What is the true definition of haute couture?

John Galliano & haute couture dress, photo ericabunker.com

John Galliano & Dior haute couture dress Haute couture is one of the most misused terms in fashion. Some of the uninitiated toss it around relentlessly in an ungainly belief that peppering your language with "exotic" French expressions will make you sound smarter while others (ab)use it because haute couture collections are way fancier than ... Read more

Jane Doe: Belgrade's most inspiring vintage shop

A couple of months ago I found out about Jane Doe vintage shop browsing Serbian fashion forums and immediately made a mental note to check it out the next time I'm in Belgrade. A real vintage shop (stocking only items from before the 90s) in one of my favorite cities sounded incredibly promising; I believe ... Read more

Vintage shopping in Belgrade

I'm currently on my annual trip to Belgrade. Seeing approximately 99,99% of women sporting sky high heels when I've deliberately limited myself to flat shoes as I spend most of the day walking is less devastating than I thought it would be (I own nice heels too, you know?), maybe because my sneakers are covered ... Read more

Tommy Ton for Vogue Nippon October 2010

Tommy Ton of Jak & Jil shot an editorial titled A Renaissance of Style for the October 2010 issue of Vogue Nippon. This is my favorite blogger/magazine collaboration to date; not only do the photos retain Tommy's signature quirks (focusing on accessories, street locations and models walking instead of posing still), he also pushed his ... Read more

Venice street style: owned by old French ladies

This enticing French lady crossed my way near Punta della Dogana in Venice last week. Even from a distance her outfit looked unmistakably different from standard tourist get-up; if it weren't for the map in her hand and one bag too many, she'd be able to pass for a Venetian native. Immaculately coordinated colors are ... Read more