Be My Valentine

Our February fashion story is dedicated to love. There is of course Valentine’s Day on 14th February but in these modern days you are allowed to have your own interpretation of what love really means to you. Whether your love is the traditional “you&me forever”-scenario, or you are embracing your secret romance with a lovely lover from Loverville, or your love is one big universal love, or you are just celebrating love -and lust- for life in general, this is the perfect time to open your heart for a little bit more of it. Stylist Jenni Ryynänen of I on Image has hand-picked us a romantic selection from the latest collections in feminine dusty pink hues, rose gold accents and pearls. These items echo nostalgia and beautiful things from the past, but still have a sophisticated and strong modern feel to them. Here’s to love, the most powerful force in the world!

Monique Magazine February 2018 Edition

Monique Magazine February 2018 Edition

 

 

1. Acne Toronto wool scarf with logo. Wrap yourself warm under this large blanket-like scarf that will keep you warm even if your lover is far away.
2. Skagen Agnethe rose gold coloured stainless steel pearl earrings. Beautiful scandi-minimalism for making a statement with your jewelry every day.
3. Marlies Dekkers Viva La Vida corset (3.1) with matching Brazilian briefs (3.2. picture is from the back). This Dutch designer makes underwear for strong grown-up women and her Frida Kahlo inspired collection is no exception. It brings the life and work of artist Frida Kahlo into the spotlight and celebrates her creativity and remarkable stamina.
4. Serge Lutens Féminité du Bois Eau de Parfum 50ml. This earthy cedar wood scent expresses the masculine side of femininity and has been described as revolutionary.
5. Sandro pink lace dress with white accents. I love the playful vintage feel of this dress. Wear with a classic block heel for a romantic look or add a modern twist with a sleek trainer.
6. Swarovski Iconic Swan Ring. This open ring has a stunning crystal encrusted black swan and a simple pearl on the other end.
7. Chloé Marcie mini crossbody bag in powdery pink leather. Great investment piece with a flowy boho touch that is Chloé’s signature style.
8. Skagen Agnethe rose gold coloured stainless steel bracelet with pearl. Match with the earrings mentioned above or wear on it’s own.
9. Salvatore Ferragamo Luca pump with low flower heel and sophisticated round toe. Wear with mini dresses that would look too much with a stiletto or soften up your boyish denim.

STOCKISTS AND PHOTO CREDITS (direct link above on each item):

Acne

Chloé

Salvatore Ferragamo

Sandro

Serge Lutens

Skagen

Swarovski at De Bijenkorf www.debijenkorf.nl

Marlies Dekkers at www.marliesdekkers.com

 

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This story was originally published in Monique Magazine February 2018 edition.

I on Image’s Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

I have a confession to make: I am secretly a hopeless romantic. I am not big on commercial holidays but when the chance to celebrate love comes knocking on your door I always end up thinking: “Well, why not”. There is enough misery in this world so why not indeed create a little rose dusted magic where you otherwise wouldn’t find it, well at least not without an effort.

To celebrate Valentine’s Day tomorrow I have collected my favorite romantic picks for you -handy with next day delivery from De Bijenkorf. Leave this article casually open on your browser or go give a bold hint to someone who needs a little help from Cupid.

  1. L.K. Bennett CASSANDRA Metallic Pink Leather Tote. Just general gorgeousness and therefore a must-have. We all fell in love with L.K. Bennett pretty much the same day than we saw the first photos of Duchess of Cambridge and the feeling is still going strong. The brand makes classic and sophisticated London style better than any other brand. Order it here.
  2. Sisley IZIA Eau de Parfum 30ml. My favorite perfumes are often rose scents and this one is no exception. It’s a sophisticated feminine floral with notes of rose and musk. Order it here.
  3. Camp & Camps Teardrop Earrings with Pink Swarovski Crystals. I find teardrop the most elegant earring shape and much more grownup than admittedly cute heart shape.  Dutch Camps & Camps makes wonderfully wearable jewelry in a good price range. Order them here.

Bonus tip: Wake up your loved ones with these mini heart shape omelettes. Decorate with fresh berries -and if life allows accompany with a mimosa.

If diamonds are not your thing, mini heart shape omelettes are the next best there is. #family #valentines #lovemyboys

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

XXX

-Jenni
Your image consultant with an eye for detail