Tuesday, March 21, 2017

a window on the past outfits



all of a sudden it was really cold again. and i wanted to feel like i was wrapped in a big cosy warm blanket. so i reached for some old winter favourites ... and a new one that, while new, felt so very familiar.

photo no. 1: i am wearing the alpen and vanessa tops by kaliyana. my dress and trousers are by grizas and my woollen pullover is rundholz black label. i am wearing the rectangle boot (closed collection) by trippen.

photo no. 2: i am wearing the alpen top by kaliyana. my dress and trousers are by grizas and my woollen pullover is by moyuru. i am wearing the rectangle boot (closed collection) by trippen.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 02 26 17)


i am wearing rundholz black label a/w 2016 (dress, jacket, hoodie, trousers and boots).

Friday, March 17, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 02 15 17)


i am wearing rundholz black label a/w 2015 (dress and jacket) and runholz black label a/w 2016 (boots).

Sunday, March 12, 2017

the secret wardrobe life of wardrobetales no. 16 (yoga girl edition)










the new yoga girl me (or, rather, the new yoga girl me as i was three or four months ago*). inspired by y-3**. without the y-3 price tag.

*i thought that i should get these photos up before the difference in my hair then and now is too extreme. although, looking at these photos compared to more recent ones, i am amazed at how fast my hair is growing. and i am missing this buzz just a bit!

**except the fourth outfit. mustard ... or gold ... or whatever you call the colour of the hat and jacket ... isn't exactly y-3. and, thinking about it further, i don't think the style of the hat and jacket ... even if they were in black ... screams (or even whispers) y-3. but here's the thing: the hat and jacket "came with" some other clothes that i am wearing here and they do a good job of keeping the chill at bay. so i added them to the mix.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 02 25 17)


i am wearing rundholz black label a/w 2016 (dress, trousers, hoodie and pullover) and rundholz a/w 2016 (shoes).

Friday, March 10, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 02 14 17)


i am wearing rundholz black label a/w 2016 (top, jacket, trousers and boots).

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 02 10 17)



a little post holiday (way post holiday) gift to myself. something that i wanted from the moment i laid my eyes on it this past august or september. the boiler suit.

i am wearing rundholz dip a/w 2016 (boiler suit) and rundholz black label a/w 2016 (cardi and boots).

Monday, March 6, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 02 08 17)


camo suit.

i am wearing rundholz black label a/w 2015 (top, jacket, skirt and boots).

Saturday, March 4, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 02 11 17)


on this saturday morning, beyond wearing my favourite label (because, let's face it, it isn't like i have much choice here, there being not too much else in my closet these days) i didn't really want to care about putting myself together. while i can't make any claims to being "best dressed", i usually can't leave home without feeling put together and completely comfortable in my "chosen skin". it is my armour, after all, and, therefore, there can't be too many (if any) chinks in it. on this saturday morning, though, i didn't want to go to all that trouble. maybe, i didn't want any armour. for someone like me, this is the hardest thing to do ... to not care about the armour. to not put on any armour. to not put forward the face that i want to put forward. although i tried to just put "any ole thing" on, at the end of the day, i am not sure that i left the armour at home.

i am wearing rundholz black label s/s 2016 (tunic, hoodie and trousers) and rundholz black label a/w 2016 (pullover, hat and boots).

Friday, March 3, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 02 07 17)


i used to think that it was easy to wear one label head to toe. i used to think that mixing labels was difficult and i admired those who could do it successfully. i still think the latter. but now i think that wearing one label head to toe is as difficult. why? because it is a challenge to own one label, to make it your own, allowing who you are to shine through and not be masked by the label ... to wear the label instead of having the label wear you. does that make sense? sometimes i struggle with this. i am tempted to let the label determine how i should wear it. at times like that, i usually end up dissatisfied with the look. i am always happiest when i do it up my way.

i am wearing rundholz dip a/w 2015 (dress) and rundholz black label a/w 2016 (cardi, trousers and boots).

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

from the wardrobetales rundholz repository (no. 20 02 06 17)


i think i have finally settled on an answer to the question of what is the one thing that bugs me the most (or, putting a positive spin on the question, what is the one thing that i find most challenging). the answer: transition. i like "being". but getting to that state is a challenge for me. which is funny. because every moment is a moment of "being". in case it seems as if i am not talking about clothing or style here, then let me take a moment to assure you that i am: i like "being" in the heart of a season. it is easy to dress for this. transitioning from season to season is a beast of a challenge for me. i liked my buzz cut -- i like "being" buzzed. growing my hair out (to a selected "destination hairstyle") is torture. but other journeys in life are as difficult for me has are style journeys. so, yeah. if i am ever asked the question of what is the one thing that bugs me the most, i will definitely say, "transition".

i am wearing rundholz dip a/w 2015 (top, cardi and trousers) and rundholz black label a/w 2016 (boots).