"They're almost ugly". That's a direct quote from the Sunday paper. I don't know when I became a valid source to come to for opinions on style but maybe that's the thing, Birkenstocks aren't - and never really have been - about style. They're an item of great practicallity and comfort which have recently slipped into the critical eye of the fashion world. These are my favourite type of item. Suddenly my laziness looks somewhat admirable, or controversial at the least.
The problem with Birkenstocks and where all this hoo-ha is coming from is people (no not Celine, Celine can do whatever it wants without question) taking them out of context and making them the kind of shoe they're not and have never wanted to be.
Here's when they are ideal for sliding into...
When you are; working from home and go out to pick up a takeaway coffee (or chai, or coconut) // having a day at the beach that may involve a pre or post swim lunch date // potting your new herb garden, just because // making breakfast at home and go out to pick up the paper on a Sunday morning, so casual // generally scuffing about the house and it's too warm for ugg boots (seriously, I am so fash at home) // trying on clothes ie shopping - no untying, not thongs // (for the same reasons as shopping) the perfect picnic footwear // climbing a mountain // I could go on....
The headline has three key words 'daggy' 'hippy' 'hipster' which sums me up perfectly and is probably why I am all for the Birkenstock having it's moment, again 20 years later.
Oh..and I love the 90's. Just want to mention it.

Olenka jumpsuit, Glassons denim shirt, Jewellery by PetiteGrand, Catbird NYC & my future-wifey ring compliments of Tim Ashton 

Photos: Kate Moss by Corinne Day for The Face 1990,  Me by Justin Lloyd (News Ltd)

earth wind fire

Doutzen Kroes by Paul Bellaart for Vogue Nederlands // stylist Jette Van Lexmond makeup Mo Karadag

THIS is how it's done.

Doutzen and her accessible yet unattainable beauty. The elements so softly played out. Warm, creamy tones. Raw and delicate. Moments so carefully crafted then set free. 

My dream editorial.

Photos: Paul Bellaart

From the side

Behind the scenes on Spring/Summer Campaign by Darren McDonald for LP33.3 // h&m Naomi McFadden styling Elle Packham model Lia Surge @ Chic

Watching beauty come to life in front of the lens never gets old. A look, from a different perspective, into the day the LP33.3 campaign was made. Only the best of everything. 
All items in store Aug/September. 

Photos: Rachel Kara

one afternoon

I don't think it happens often, but sometimes, just sometimes you come across people who reveal more of their souls to the camera than you, person to person, will ever be let in on.
I don't know whether it is the camera that seeks them or vice versa.
But it is fascinating. 
Gabby, she reveals so much yet nothing at all. A face you could never tire of.
I hope we can play again, perhaps in the first light that falls upon my neighbourhood so time is no constraint, soon.  

Behind the scenes of Summers End by Tim Ashton // hair Luke Brian Davis, makeup Miriam Nichterlein

Photos: Gabby Dover by Rachel Kara