Etoile Isabel Marant Ariana jacket (for those in Europe, here)
I had to pop up to London to attend a party. And who was at the entrance? None other than Steph from Faiiint and her lovely boyfriend. We squealed and hugged and chatted all night, or rather shouted at each other just so that we could be heard over the loud music. I also managed to check out a few pieces from the Spring/Summer 2013 Etoile Isabel Marant collection at Matches Fashion. J'aime the wonderful lighting and magical mirrors at the store. They make me look skinnier than I actually am.
The Ariana jacket has a more fitted style. It was slightly tight under my sweater dress and vest (not seen) but would look far better with a plain tee. The flecked violet yarn with raspberry cotton tweed fabric is rather flattering against my pale skin tone. The material is wonderfully soft to touch and the design is reminiscent of the Chanel cardigan but at a fraction of the price.
The Maverick sweater was a disappointment. I had no idea it was that cropped. The size 34 looked like a child's sweater and I had trouble getting it over my small head. Was she designing for a midget or a child? I tried on my usual size (38) and it wasn't any better.
The flirty and ruffled Sandrine skirt is exquisite. I'm generally not a floral nor print type of girl but I can easily see how the cerulean colored skirt can work with many different colors. It's true to size. I normally wear a size 38 or UK 8 and it's a nice and comfortable fit. Although, it's namely a spring or summer piece, it'll work with a plain pullover during winter. This is the first time I've tried on the long sleeved jersey t-shirt by Helmut, his more affordable range. The texture is remarkably soft and the tee drapes and hangs in all the right places. I've always had trouble finding good slouchy tee that's long enough to cover my hip. If you're into Helmut Lang, check out this beautiful jersey biker jacket which is priced at a reasonable £150. I managed to nab one in my size before it sold out.
p.s. Have you noticed my giant phone? It was originally an iPhone but after multiple steroid injections, it grew a few muscles and became a Samsung.