LE CHOIX de MAYA
Remember I told you I’d make up for the lack of Le Choix during my holiday? Well today I bring you Le Choix de Maya Villiger of Turned Out!
Maya has just been named one of the most influential street style bloggers by Fashionista.com, next to The Sartorialist, Garance Dore and Jak & Jil. You could have read about her blog on Le Choix Trois earlier since I fell in love with her mesmerizing pictures and her fabulous collages.
Maya describes her blog as ‘a little website that aims to inspire with daily posts of street style photographs and profiles on interesting people with great personal style in some of our favourite cities, including Sydney, Paris, New York, Auckland and Berlin.’
Her personal style is as attractive as her pictures and moodboards. Maya: ‘I like kind of boyish clothes and colours. I wear lots of grey, khaki and blue, button-down shirts, jeans and blazers. I love to mix oversized pieces with body-conscious jeans, cropped trousers and shorts. I adore heels but mostly wear flats (she owns quite a few Lanvins!). Comfort always wins me over in the morning.’
So are you ready to see what Maya has picked?
1. Sofia Bag by Louis Vuitton
I remember so clearly the day I first laid eyes on the Sofia for Vuitton bag collection. I was living in LA and I made a special trip in my station wagon to the store in Beverly Hills. I saw this suede beauty and my mind was made up - it was my PERFECT bag, the shape, the size, the way you could carry it neatly with two handles or totally carefree slung over one shoulder. I held it for a long time that day - I made the mistake of asking the price - I knew it was a pipe dream but hearing those numbers confirmed it. I put it firmly back on the counter. I’d like to say that was it, that I forgot all about it - but no. I visited it and visited it again - just to make sure there was still one available, just to keep my dream alive ;) I talked about it and talked about it some more, I had a picture pinned to my wall, I said things like ‘if I had that bag I’d never need another’ - and, well, my husband, I guess he listened. Cos I came home three Fridays ago and there, nearly as big as my living room, was a LV shopping bag sitting on our chair.
The picture shows my bag at the beach. It’s already been to NZ and back - I LOVE it (and man, Derek, I LOVE you).
2. Balenciaga Perfecto
My perfecto by Balenciaga is the perfect shape. It’s feminine but tough, slim fitting so I can wear it under winter coats and I’ve NEVER felt leather so soft :)
3. Prada Pea Coat
My Prada Pea coat is so fun and carefree, it makes me feel young when I wear it. I think it’s the way it’s pleated at the back. This coat just makes me happy when I wear it.
These three items are all very dear to me, ‘cause they were all gifts. They remind me of lovely people and lovely moments plus they are all kinda beautiful.