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cushnie off shoulder puff sleeve top


Wearing: Cushnie Carlita Off Shoulder Puff Sleeve Top (shop similar herehere and here), Sid Neigum Skirt (find alternative here ), Stella McCartney Mules (similar here, here, and here ), Mango Earrings (old, but similar here and here), and a Boyy Karl Bag

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Cushnie, formerly known as Cushnie et Ochs, is one of those labels filling the empty space between architectural minimal style and understated sexy.


cushnie off shoulder puff sleeve top

cushnie off shoulder puff sleeve top
cushnie off shoulder puff sleeve top

As most of you know, architectural clothing, shoes, or accessories are no strangers to my style. The reason is pretty much obvious, as architecture is what I studied and design is the one aspect of it I could never let go of.

When I was an early teenager and finally had the chance to have my own room, as  I shared one with both of my younger kid sisters, I drew many sketches of my own room design, until I had it sort out. During around the same time (I was 11-13 or so), I also designed an entire collection of clothing (it was my little fashion design portfolio) including faux fur trimmed coats and jackets inspired by the one and only (please don’t be freaked out, though I have to confess that in retrospect I become freaked out myself) *drums roll* —- Cruella de Vil. Don’t get me wrong, I was totally abhorred and disgusted by the character, but I really loved what she was wearing. Not that I thought of doing anything cruel to the little dalmatians (or any other animal), but of course I knew it would be fake.

Anyhow, back to design: Believe it or not, I am nothing like a control freak (I am quite the opposite, believe me), but I love designing absolutely everything, especially after doing it for 6 years in university with a lot of passion. When I designed houses, restaurants, commercial spaces and once even a hospital and a hotel, I was always looking for ways to unite form and function by playing with volumes, planes, forms, and space in general. This was never different in the fashion sense. I always looked for pieces that alone or combined could create and interesting silhouette, which is why my style is like it is.

Moreover, the latter is also the reason why I love brands like Céline, Jil Sander, The Row, Proenza Schouler, and emerging experimental designers like Cushnie (where my top is from), Jacquemus, Beaufille, Sid Neigum, A.W.A.K.E., Rosetta Getty, Rosie Assoulin, Khaite, Maticevsky, Christopher Esber, amongst many others.

How about you? Do you also love architectural style in fashion?

Wishing you all a great Tuesday. x

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