Leather Weather / Crepe Silk + Leathers Part 1⎮Pregnancy Style

During Spring/Summer, weather temperatures can also become uncertain. Think soft and airy textures covered with trans-seasonal essentials. These buttery leather leggings are the absolute easy-go; a versatile staple certain to delight the most edgy and …

Shady⎮Pregnancy Style

The importance of choosing maternity pieces that can be worn even after pregnancy. Timelessness and durability will be the watchwords. An everyday go-to skirt united with a luxurious oversized white coat – made from the finest of Italian fabrics. Stayi…

Jumpsuit Game⎮Pregnancy Style

Always in the utmost comfiness without compromising on style. Spending these in-between seasons days in monochrome lifesavers and endlessly versatile staples. This timeless flowy jumpsuit is the ideal example: In addition to wearing it before, during, …

White on Black⎮Pregnancy Style

Contrasted monochrome combo associating flowy movements and structural shape. This lack-of-color invites fluidity to flirt with geometry.Necklines slung off-the-shoulders for a loose layering effect and a sufficient summer vibe. Legoe Heritage Dress an…

Crisp Whites⎮Pregnancy Style

Crisp Whites interweaving flowy wrapped skirt and perforated knit. When it comes to a monochromatic palette, fashioning various textures is always a particularly estimable step! Legoe Heritage perforated crop knit and flowy skirt – Berdine Clutch…

Slouchy Whites I Pregnancy Style

Effortless (but elevated) and slouchy whites escorted by black details. Legoe Heritage pants are ingeniously created for modern expectant mothers and also have the advantage to be worn post-pregnancy. Black version previously seen here. Legoe Heritage …

Harem

Pregnancy has to rhyme with comfortability and functionality. Yet that is not a reason to compromise the style. This harem pants is one of the most important essential that each mum-to-be (or not) has to consider for their wardrobe: edgy, … Conti…

All White Everything

Winter Whites on the podium combined with pleasant temperatures. Clean/crisp whites, white out situation, whitewashed, off-white palette, pure white, blank canvas, clean slate, all white everything, no matter which one is chosen to be the name of the g…

Baby Bumped

Covered, Bundled, Layered, Baby Bumped.. 😉

Rewind 2018

2018 Selected Photographies

Life Saver

An all blackeveryhting mood directed by softness, clean lines, minimal-maxi vibes, and comforting elegance. The perfect balance between relaxed and refined. The turtleneck long-sleeved dress, long hemmed, is an easy and ideal statement piece which can …

On Boyfriend Watch

OK so let’s be clear here, I may not be on the watch for a boyfriend anymore (BTW proof of my marital status can be found here) but I’ve been on the watch for a boyfriend watch since, well since I got hitched. Until now … that is. Thanks to my fabulous friends at Louis

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Public Displays Of Affection

OK friends, let’s be honest here .. it may have become quite clear that after several years I’ve come to realise what my best assets are, and putting this funny face at the front of every image I shoot is not one of them.  I know it may seem harsh or even as though I

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A Need For Tweed

Why is it that we’re all so suddenly in love with tweed?  Could it be that through our love of cult instagram account @tasteofstreep that our obsession for Meryl Streep’s plaid ensembles teamed with Tiramisu has tantalisingly left us with a taste for more?  Or is it something more tangible and related to Alessandro Michele’s Gucci

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Shape Up

I’m fully aware that I’m not the most lady-like ‘eh-hem lady’ that you’ve ever met.  With a track record of tomboyish behaviour when it comes to dressing (stealing dad’s cardigans included) this girl-slash-boy tends to shy aware from the overly pretty. However why would you cut off your nose to spite your face and when

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A minimal kitchen in shades of grey

This kitchen in a Swedish flat has been finished in multiple shades of grey. The worktop, upper cabinets, lowers and steel appliances give multifaceted shades of this cool neutral and keep it interesting while monochrome. I also love super sleek storag…

Stark Architecture overhauls Whistler home with black cladding and monochrome interiors

Steel frames stand out against the white interior of this extended house in Whistler, where Canadian firm Stark Architecture has also updated the existing residence and clad the whole building in black. Drifter Way is situated on a sloping site of 20,000 square feet (1,858 square metres), and overlooks Whistler’s Blackcomb mountains. Based in Ontario, Stark

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Dark Light

  COS Scarf – Everlane Boss Boots – Decjuba Ripped Jeans   Photos by @maxeole

Monochrome Masterpieces: The Fire Stations Of Italy

Pedevilla Architects have designed two minimalist, monochromatic, functionalist fire stations in Italy — one casting a golden glow across the mountains in Vierschac, South Tyrol, the other, a rose-tinted building, warming the snowy landscape of Taufers…

Grey Dimension

In winter, it is all about all-enveloping layers as well as keeping things clean and minimal with maximal warmth. Some wardrobe favorites, both old and new. Still obsessed with all things grey, especially this oversized, long-lined, and androgynous coa…

An all grey apartment that’s full of style

This apartment manages to keep an all grey tone throughout each room and still have plenty of personality and style. And doesn’t the bedroom look incredibly peaceful? It’s hard not to see a room like that and feel like I need to completely redo my now …

Cashmere

New season calls for new staples, new basics, and new trans-seasonal essentials. Chilly winds make it definitely time for a Cashmere Turtleneck Knit (and hair tuck). Paired accordingly with leather pants, suede boots and bag for an edgy modern outlook … Continue reading

Rodeo

Mixing silk crepe, sheer silk, cotton, and pinatex. A sleek and structured rodeo of textures, one of the best way to live the fall vibration. COS Pants – Ina Koelln Bag

Statement Sleeves

If you follow Lines/Manner, you have probably noticed an ineluctable affection for effortless styles and an appreciation for subtle details. Providing these elements with an ounce of elegance and an airy slouchiness can advantageously help us conform to a higher … Continue reading

Ruffles

Adding some vigor and summery sensations to our new fall staples wardrobe. Ripped jeans and sweater weather: An ode to basics with monochromatic tones. Reevaluate details by introducing fine and subtle sleek ruffles. Ruffle Knit, ripped jeans, and tote bag … Continue reading

Decjuba – Flare

All black everything outfit, somewhere between relaxed and refined. New attraction for slashed pants, but same attention to the minimal effort required thematic, clean cami, and tailored layers. Laid-Back in black with this modern workwear split pants and cape-blazer. Feeding … Continue reading

IN 2: A Black & White Home By Jean Verville

In a project aiming to intervene with the coldness often associated with contemporary architecture, Canadian architect Jean Verville presents ‘IN 2′ –
an interior renovation that offers a playful use of a monochrome palette.
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Superfront debuts new sideboard collection

Swedish Superfront has just released a new design named Delirium to their collection of cabinet and IKEA frame fronts. The free form absinthe-fragrant pattern was designed by the Swedish artist Klas Ernflo. Scroll down to the bottom of this post for a …

Inspiration Gallery I NYC

Inspiration GALLERY NYC, September 2014.

Monochrome Canadian ski lodge by Atelier Kastelic Buffey echoes traditional farmhouses

Toronto firm Atelier Kastelic Buffey has completed a black-and-white ski chalet in Ontario’s Blue Mountains, echoing the forms of the area’s traditional barns and farmhouses. The residence, dubbed Alta Chalet, encompasses 3,000 square feet (278 square metres) and was designed for a family of five. “Located near the end of a cul-de-sac in a private

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A Slick Monochrome Office By Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos designed a stark, minimal office block in Valencia, Spain, guided by geometric forms and monochrome tones.
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Summer Get-Up

Keeping things light and fresh anchored by a statement piece such as the long-line maxi silk slip black dress — this particular one is adjustable at the waist. An everyday essential with a balance mechanism of comfort and elegance. Maintain an edge with few accessories, … Continue reading

The Unexpected

You either love it or you don’t .. winter that is.  Me personally, I can safely say that I love the Autumn Winter months, it’s not necessarily the cold but more the fact that it’s fun when it comes to clothes, girls surely you agree right? Whether you’re into layering or just the kind of […]

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Draped Part I – Layering

Black and white layering for a high level of contrast. When it starts to feel like spring outside, but not enough to over-expose yourself. The oversized slouchy sweater meets the draped dress and creates an “all in the details” situation, … Continue reading

Soft

Back to a new week, back to work, back to basics. Monochrome outfits have to be ingenious not to be boring, especially when composed of bare basics. Keep it simple but significant. An oversized soft knit is a must for these trans-seasonal seasons which call for playing with proportions. With … Continue reading

Elegant Nonchalance

Mixing black and white never goes wrong. A monochrome identity is always a good fit, whether it be for an easy weekday wear or to establish an elegantly defined and flowing silhouette.  Combine the effortless chic with top-to-toe slouchy vibes, nonchalant … Continue reading

On Stand By

Some bright white staples for the upcoming spring season that will be here sooner than we think. Preparing for monochrome details, clean cuts, and a minimal touch. In the next few weeks, time to think about a new fresh detox … Continue reading

Peachy

In a relatively small period of time I seem to have accumulated an astounding amount of pieces in my wardrobe that are for a better word ‘peachy’ in colour. Blame it on the fact that I own a overactive Pomeranian named Peaches(deceivingly adorable by name.. evil by nature), or just the fact that the fruity hue […]

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Half Way

Sometimes less is better than more right? .. white shirt: Isabelle Quinn  .  houndstooth pants: Loéil  .  black bag: Bally ‘Sommet’ .  shoes: Gucci Pearl Heels  .  gold earring: Sarina Suriano  .  sunglasses: Le Specs

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Open Doors

Last night I promised myself I would actually go to bed, when I went to bed but yet again it didn’t happen. I know that this may sound weird but in a recent conversation while lunching with my team during a shoot that we were producing, there was a serious number of offenders (myself included) who .. […]

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Hounds Toothed

Houndstooth is back baby.  Originating in Scotland in the early 1800’s and then embraced by the upper class in the 1930’s as a symbol of wealth, you might say that the canine christened print has had a ‘checkered’ past. With some of our favourite designers aka Dior, Balenciaga and Acne unleashing the.. eh-hem ‘hound’ in […]

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Rewind 2016

2016 Selected Photographies

an easy update with bedding

We live in a smallish house and since I am home more often than not with the kids, the place often feels like it needs little refreshes to keep my interest. I can’t replace all of the furniture on a whim, nor would I want to but I do like to make small…

Tribal

Island of Madagascar. Becoming imbued with a culture also means assimilating its customs and accoutrements. Be inspired, remodel, and modernize so to perfect a look which tells a visual story, delicately uniting the traditional and the modern through an absolute … Continue reading

Inside

  Matt black and varnish, sleek and grainy textures, knotted and zipped details, plus a subtle touch of minimalist luxury compose the inside of this sustainable handcrafted bucket bag made of vegetable tanned leather: An ensemble dominated by the influence … Continue reading

Tailored Simplicity

Letting ourselves be guided by simple and structured pieces – lending a minimum of attention to dissimulated details, tailoring, fashioning and adjusting proportions – will incite us to further elaborate our spontaneous black and white layouts. Bon Label Organic Cotton … Continue reading

Who’s Next 2016

Porte de Versailles, Paris. The Who’s Next fashion tradeshow. One of the world’s most reputable events. Best of the best for the discovery of young talented designers, independent and/or emerging. Presentations of creations from their latest collections, meeting inspiring fashion … Continue reading

OOIIO Architecture’s Casa ARM appears cut in half by a recessed entrance

This monochrome house in the Spanish town of Mora appears split in half by a narrow recessed entrance, which extends from the street to a garden and pool at the rear (+ slideshow). Madrid studio OOIIO Architecture designed Casa ARM to complement its low-rise neighbours on a quiet street in the town, which is located in Spain’s More

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Off Shoulder

A sleek monochrome outfit focused on the reimagined business/upside white shirt: A preppy androgynous mix with a loose, diverted/inverted cut. This Pinstripe statement piece elevates any simple outfit by staying minimal. The backward approach should be considered by anyone who … Continue reading

Bamboo

The Flowy Wrap Maxi Dress. Irresistibly attracted by its slit detail and its black and white bamboo print. For a fresh and bright silhouette. Evoke a feeling of casual sophistication by layering a belted sporty chic sweater, and let’s improvise … Continue reading

Uncomplicated

A pure and simple monochrome outfit composed of basics, the foundation of any wardrobe. In phase with this minimal, ethical, and brightly organic white V-neck essential. Feeling at ease in its soft texture and comfy folds. This black and white … Continue reading

Undoubted

The Side Slit Maxi Dress—in organic cotton. This absolute basic is welcome in every modern wardrobe. Part of a capsule collection, it feels truly unique. Add great quality fabrics, handmade passion, clean cuts with refined details, and a little dose … Continue reading

White Shadows

Pure and Simple White Essentials. Something Fresh, Clean, Draped and Bright for sunny days! Third Form Dress (Out of Stock) – A Weathered Penny Necklace – Nicole Vienna Watch

pop of color in SoHo

I can’t figure out whether it’s the move back to NYC or the reuniting with 4 seasons (yes, my first true spring in many years), I couldn’t help but add a little more color into my life. When I saw this Acne Studios cardigan, I knew it was the perfect add to my wardrobe – blue has always been a favorite color of mine after all. If you haven’t been to lower Manhattan, you’re in for a treat. From SoHo to LES, every neighborhood is filled with history, fashion, art and lots of character. Hubby to this day makes fun me because how well I know SoHo. I did spend most my NYC days there back then, and *AHEM* now. People watching FTW. i’m wearing Acne Studios cardigan strappy top (restyled here) Aritzia shorts White Sneakers Céline bag Chanel sunnies Let’s connect on Instagram and Bloglovin. Photos by Abel.

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Mixing

Mixing the old with the new – the feminine with the masculine – the luxe with the economical – the casual with the sophisticated – the black with the white. Rada Studio Coat (out of stock) – Sandro Silk Shirt … Continue reading

Flatlays

Lines/Manner Flatlays shared on Instagram. Monochrome + Morning Routine + Essential Details Mejuri Ring Fawn X Fern Jewellery Madeleine Issing Ring – Arc Jewellery Ring – Shopmoortown Rings (set) Le Cord Cable Harper&Brooks Watch – The PeachBox Cuff Positea Tea … Continue reading

Embracing

Embracing the all grey look. Punctuated by a cozy vibe and a soothing coverage. Layered up with a midi dress and two centerpieces: A knit and an oversized yet structured cardigan.  Welcome these few key accessories to keep it sleek. … Continue reading

Native

The essential and textural long-sleeved midi dress by Native Stranger for a functional and cozy look. The details, the cut, and the fabric give it a totally unique aspect. Minimal accessories and simple kicks will achieve a clean and classic … Continue reading

MONOCHROMES

We are going through this time of the month, when the weather hasn’t decided its style yet, therefore nor have we! Sunny days, followed by non-stop rainy days, followed by all-time clouded and moody ones. This allows us to have many options, though, like showing some skin under layering.     I had actually forgot …

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stick system at home

Not long ago I shared photos of Menu’s displays at some of the furniture fairs in France and Copenhagen but they also have some really great design in their current collection, one of my favorites being the Stick System.This actually isn’t new to our h…

Sunday Sanctuary: Detail Oriented

At first glance it might be easy to think that the interior in this place is quite simple and adheres to minimalist styling principles… But don’t let first impressions fool you, take a closer look and you can help but get lost in the details… x Stadshem  .  Jonas Berg Photography  .  Pinterest  .  Tumblr

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Covered bridge provides all-weather connection between Toronto hotel and convention centre

This enclosed bridge with a geometric black and white facade connects a hotel to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, helping visitors pass between the two even in the depths of winter. Toronto-based artists Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins collaborated with New York-based architect James Khamsi to design the structure, which spans a busy roadway and railway line. Located More

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High

Black High Neck favorites of the Month. Quality optimization more than Quantity with Textural Focus. Sleeveless/Sleeve, all these essentials are welcome in our minimal wardrobe. On the left: Maiko Top Third Form On the right: James Top CienneNY

Rewind 2015

2015 Selected Photographies.

simplicity at work

What is your go-to office look? I have been lucky to work at creative workplaces most of my life where office wear is super casual. Lately my day-to-day looks consist of PJs on work from home days and lots of coffee shop looks like this one. The idea of office wear should be simple and utilitarian. Who wants to get up in the morning to contemplate what to wear anyways? Pro-tip: plan the night before to avoid being late. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t show any personality. Distressed denim is a daily uniform for me given how comfy and easy to style it is. Paired with a polka dotted top to beat the Monday blues and black booties to give the right edgy feel. Choker is optional, but recommended. Throw over a leather moto jacket and you got yourself a simple office look. Thank you for reading, have a wonderful week! xx Melis Let’s connect on Instagram and Bloglovin. the outfit top: Comme Des Garcons | denim: J Brand, similar here and here | booties: Acne Studios | Watch: Larsson & Jennings

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Hong Kong travel journal pt. 2

As we prepare for our next adventure, I wanted to look back at the last part of our Hong Kong travel journal and share some more photos with you. It’s been over a month since we traveled to Asia, and putting together this travel journal gave me a serious case of wanderlust. The first part of Hong Kong is here, and the Taipei travel journal is here. One of the best perks of traveling for me is to be able to shop at local stores. Like this cozy sweater dress for instance. I got it at a small boutique in Taipei for $25! It was super fun to style it with a pair of faux leather pants and the Isabel Marant knot belt. Photos were taken in Hong Kong. A few Hong Kong tips: If you’re a coffee lover, check out my favorite coffee shops 18 Grams and The Coffee Academics. If you’re a high tea lover, the afternoon tea service at The Peninsula Hotel is also a must. Thank you for reading! xx Melis Check out my Instagram and Bloglovin. the outfit

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casually edgy 2016 goals

Happy new year! January has become the month to focus, and work on some very exciting projects – can’t wait to share more details soon, stay tuned. But I want to talk about something more important today, three new year goals that I came up with for this year. Without further ado, here they are: Get more organized. Make lists and stick to them. Or try your very best! For instance, if you have 10 items in your to-do list, prioritize. If you get the top 3 key items, you’re doing great. And keep a journal next to your bed, this will help you get your thoughts down before you sleep or even in the middle of the night. Be more positive. Because the world is so negative as is and it’s up to you to change that cycle. The only way to dream is to keep the negativity out and be more thankful about what you have. Yes, there’s always someone who will be doing better, and something going wrong, but this is your life. Focus on yourself and your dreams. LOVE more, fewer people. One of the most important things I’ve learned from 2015 is to find a good […]

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museum date at the Broad

If you haven’t heard by now the hype is gathering around downtown LA’s The Broad, a contemporary art museum by the philanthropist Eli Broad. Though you can get reservations on their online ticketing system, it’s booked out for weeks. We ended up waiting for about an hour strolling in 10:30am on a Sunday. From the infinity Room (get there early) to their Warhol/Hurst/Koons scattered through the rooms, it’s a VERY pop art-heavy collection. You can call it the Whitney equivalent of LA. But you just have to see it to see the amazing shots you can pull off across its humungous “honeycomb like” exterior. Inspired by the funky architecture of The Broad, I put together a look with volume and structure. Thank you for reading, hope you had an amazing holiday weekend! xx Melis Photos by Abel. the outfit: Fashion Bunker tunic (c/o) | Shopbop culottes (on sale here) | Saint Laurent booties (similar here) | Levis Denim jacket | Bag: Chanel

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The No Fuss Festive Outfit

Two no fuss festive outfits for comfort and style this festive season Wearing: Jumpsuit & Dress – Third Form | Blazer…

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Straw bales insulate monochrome house in Ontario by Nicolas Koff

This house near Hamilton, Ontario, relies on a combination of fireplaces and straw walls to keep it warm, with a rooftop meadow adding to its green credentials (+ slideshow). Toronto-based architect Nicolas Koff gave K-House 40-centimetre-thick prefabricated straw-bale walls, creating a layer of insulation that helps to reduce the property’s energy consumption. The house is heated by a set of fireplaces, […]

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