THE TWINS' WARDROBE

24 February 2018

Vintage Ralph Lauren

This post is in collaboration with Rokit Vintage.

Yes, you read that right - this is the 2nd designer piece I now own. The first was this beautiful Tommy Hilfiger navy trench coat I got in a mall in Florida for $70 (reduced from a whopping $300!) and now this vintage Ralph Lauren blazer through our collaboration with Rokit Vintage (read our lookbook post here) It was a bit of a risky piece to style, with the defined shoulder pads, the colour & the fact that it wasn't a longline design - all characteristics I'm unfamiliar with when it comes to my personal style. So why did I choose it? I loved the stitching detail, the thickness of the material and the frenchie aspect of it. I knew as soon as I tried it on for the 1st time that I had to shoot it in the nearest little town (a 20 minute drive away) so I could capture this specific feel.

Ceci est la deuxième pièce de marque que je possède, la première étant ce très joli trench de Tommy Hilfiger que j'ai trouvé dans un mall au Floride à $70 à la place de $300! Et maintenant ce blazer Ralph Lauren vintage qui m'appartient grâce à une collaboration faite avec Rokit Vintage. En réalité ce blazer n'était pas très évident à stylé, il détient les caractéristiques que je n'ai pas habitude à voir dans mon armoire: les épaulettes frappantes, la couleur et le fait que ce n'est pas un blazer très long. Donc pourquoi l'avoir choisi? J'ai adoré les détails de la couture, l'épaisseur du matériel et son côté un peu frenchie - ça m'a tout de suite rappelé le streetstyle français, et donc pour renforcer cet aspect là j'ai décidé de photographier ce look dans la petite ville la plus proche (qui se situe à environ 20 minutes de conduite).



I'm really impressed with the quality, it can be a bit of a risk with vintage or second hand clothes. I did have high expectations due to the designer tag, and I couldn't be happier with it. It doesn't leave a lot of room for layering, but at 100% cotton it's incredible warm - not to mention well fitted! I wanted to give the outfit a modern feel whilst leaving the blazer as the statement piece, a balance not always achievable, alas, I was quite up for the challenge. I kept it really simple with a fail-safe cotton tee and black cropped jeans combination, paired with these lace up heels & a touch of burgundy with my bucket bag. 
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22 February 2018

Giorgio Armani vintage blazer - Rokit


This post is in collaboration with Rokit
Read our masterpost with all 5 looks here


I've wanted a blazer for a while now and this vintage Giorgio Armani piece from the Rokit website caught my eye straight away. Not only is it a secondhand piece from a luxury brand but it's also from the 80s!!! My parents always talk about the 80s with such love and appreciation (they always have a great playlist ready for house parties) so I feel lucky to own something of decent quality from that time. 

I prefer longer jackets which cover my bum as I find them so much easier to style and they seem to balance out my body shape. I only have 3 inches between my waist and hips (the average woman has 7!) so anything high waisted or cinched does tend to fit me better! The shoulder-pads accentuate the upside-down-triangle shape of my upper body whilst also making me feel like a bad-ass business women. There's something about that strong structure which makes me feel powerful and in control. I love how clothes can have that effect on you- personal style is such a big part of your identity and it always amazes me how some outfits can affect your mood!

Apres un bon petit moment j’ai enfin trouvé un blazer ! Celui-ci est vintage Giorgio Armani et il a été tiré du site web Rokit pour une collaboration. C’est une pièce vintage de marque et encore mieux sa date des années 80s ! Mes parents parlent toujours de cette période avec beaucoup de passion (ils gèrent aussi la musique pour les fêtes et c’est vraiment pas mal) donc je suis vraiment fière d’avoir une pièce d’aussi bonne qualité dans mon armoire.
En ce qui concerne la taille je préfère les vestes plus longues puisqu’elles sont plus simples à styler et elles vont bien avec ma forme : j’ai pas beaucoup de place entre ma taille et mes hanches donc les pièces qui montent jusqu’à la taille me vont toujours bien et sont beaucoup plus confortables !
Les épaulières accentuent mes épaules déjà larges tout en faisant allusion au businesswoman. Ce genre de style m’inspire toujours, je me sens vraiment puissante quand je porte une telle pièce. C’est surement dû à la structure imposante ! Je trouve ça super intéressant comment les vêtements peuvent avoir un tel impacte sur notre humeur. Le style c’est fortement lié à notre personnalité et à notre identité donc c’est normale qu’on y trouve tant de valeur.  
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19 February 2018

Discovering the charm of vintage pieces with Rokit


This post is in collaboration with Rokit

We have a masterpost to share with you all today! We collaborated with Rokit to style some wonderful vintage pieces from their London stores. 

H: Over the past year Summer & I have been sharing our thoughts on fast-fashion and the impact this industry has on people and our planet. The more we learn the more passionate we become and the more thought we put into where we put our money. One of our main goals of 2018 is to buy less and buy well, so this collaboration couldn't have come at a better time.
Thrift stores come with their pros and cons. On the one hand you're minimizing your carbon footprint and crafting your own personal style with unique secondhand pieces, on the other you may spend hours looking through the racks with no success. That being said, once you find something it is utterly unique and brings so much value to your personal style. It's always worth the effort!
The great thing about Rokit is on top of having 4 stores around London, they also have a great online shop. It was super easy to filter through all the pieces and explore different styles from the comfort of our own home.
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15 February 2018

One Moment in Time - Part VI



This film photograph reflects just how much this trip impacted my mind and my body. After 5 weeks of backpacking my legs and stomach were as hard as steel, my clothes were crinkled and a little dirty, I was physically and emotionally knackered but I was enjoying every single minute of the challenging routine.

The three weeks which made up Franz Josef, Wanaka and Queenstown were the best weeks of the whole trip. It truly felt as though we were on a journey and as cringey as it sounds I still feel so grateful to have experienced it. For some reason our arrival in Queenstown marked the beginning of the end of this backpacking adventure: we suddenly found ourselves counting down the days we had left.

It was a sunny day in late October. I remember that I really needed to wash my hair this day but for the life of me I simply could not face the hostel showers. We walked around Queenstown Park and settled by the edge of the water; I clearly remember thinking how lucky I was to be there, to have made it to this part of world.
We spent an hour or so in this spot, admiring the view and building stone towers with the small flat pebbles scattered around us.

Just as we were climbing over the large boulders back to the path I turned around and looked once more at this astonishing landscape. I asked Summer to quickly snap a picture of me on the film camera (it had to be the film camera) as I just felt I needed to capture this specific moment.

The result is more than I could have hoped for. I can't tell you all how happy I was when I first held this newly developed photograph in my hands. The mountains appear just as mysterious as they did in person: they look so sharp and almost harsh against the blue sky. It triggers the same feeling of awe I felt when I first saw them. I wish I had more time to explore Queenstown but I will always look back on this picture and remember just how much I loved it there.

Je tiens beaucoup à cette photo argentique : ellreflète les changements que j’ai subis lors de mon voyage, physiquement et mentalement. Après 5 semaines de backpacking, mes jambes et mon ventre étaient aussi durs que le fer, mes vêtements étaient sales, et qu’est-ce que j’étais fatiguée! 
Je me sentais à l’aise avec cette nouvelle routine, et malgré les difficultés qui l’accompagnaient j’ai aimé chaque seconde. Lors de notre arrivée à Queenstown je me suis rendu compte du peu de temps qu’il nous restait au Nouvelle-Zélande. Il nous restait 4 destinations à visiter : seulement 2 semaines de liberté avant la fin de cette aventure.

C’était un jour ensoleillé d’Octobre, et je me rappelle que j’ai évité de me laver les cheveux ce jour-là tellement que j’avais la flemme. On s’est promenée dans Queenstown Park avant de se poser tranquillement au bord de l’eau, et à ce moment-là je me disais quelle chance j’avais de pouvoir admirer ce petit coin du monde. 
On a passé une heure à admirer ce paysage : assises au soleil sur des blocs de roches en discutant et en jouant avec des petites pierres et cailloux.
Lorsqu’on se dirigeait vers le chemin, je me suis retournée encore une fois pour regarder ces montagnes magnifiques – j’ai vite appelé Summer et lui ai demandé de prendre une photo de moi sur l’appareil argentique. Je voulais absolument capturer ce moment.

Quand j’ai tenu cette photo dans mes mains pour la première fois, j’étais tellement épanoui par le résultat. J’ai ressenti les mêmes émotions que j’ai sentis la première fois que j’ai vu ce paysage onirique. J’aurai tellement aimé passer plus de temps à Queenstown, mais quand je regarderai cette photo dans le futur je me souviendrai toujours de tous les bons moments que nous avons vécus là-bas. 

Holly x

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