Dandelions & Other Stories
My first visit to & Other Stories’ Antwerp store kinda left me speechless – the building, the atmosphere, the details.. It’s truly an inspiring hub of exciting-but-timeless pieces, amazing shoe styles and delicious make-up and skin care. I adore their branding, the packaging of products, the Stories website and their invitations towards talented designers such as Vika Gazinskaya. Her capsule collection of white cotton dresses, pencilled patterns and frilly necklines is all sold out but was amazing!
I spotted the collection on Regent Street in London and went back for more while visiting Antwerp. This starchy cotton shirt with all-over dandelion print winked at me from the rack it hung on, and I eagerly hopped over to pull out my size. Unfortunately all there was left was a size 38, which was definitely too big. Or so I thought. As luck would have it, I found the shirt in my mailbox last week, sent over as a lovely PR gift. I unfold, glance, and see the number 38. Oh nahh, I gasp, but I still try it on. And with a bit of alternations – a sleeve rolled up here, a hem tucked in there – it works. Dandelion ON!
I’m wearing a Vika Gazinskaya for &Other Stories shirt ℅, H&M ankle jeans with zipper,
two-tone sandals ℅ Geox, Michael Kors Technology Clutch,
Daniel Wellington Classic St Andrews Lady Rose Gold watch ℅.