Tuesday, February 28, 2012


The first thing that comes to my mind when I think about minimalism
and what excites me about it are clean lines, sharp silhouette, its
tendency to be oversized, working with neutral color palette,
functionality, versatility and reduction that it’s beautiful in its
simplicity. What thrills me even more are ways of deconstructing
classical cuts, constant need for improving quality and innovating.
But when it gets a little bit raw and daring is when I like it the
most. In first place I’m aiming at Japanese minimalism of the 80-es
that radicalized world of fashion. And not to forget its
timelessness and permanent orientation towards future, basically its
interconnection with futurism.

I never thought about minimalism in quantity. Does it first start with
quantity and later with style? That thought crossed my mind a couple of
months ago when I realized how much junk clothes is there in my
wardrobe. I started thinking about my needs and complex relation
between what I need and how much money I spend. How to reduce all
of this excessiveness, be more rational in shopping, resist fast fashion
and avoid  unnecessary spending? Is it possible to express myself
while at the same time never  look boring with only about forty
pieces? How does this way of thinking coexist in society that likes to
boast and does avoidance of consumption lead to lesser and lesser
innovation and experimenting?

I decided to leave this two pieces, oversized top and blazer, deprived
of any redundancy, leaving the impression of clearly defined style.

Nikolina: t-shirt Vila, blazer Zara
Photos: Erik Simonič

Sunday, February 19, 2012


 »For me, a woman who is absorbed in her work, who does not care about gaining one's favour, strong yet subtle at the same time, is essentially more seductive. The more she hides and abandons her femininity, the more it emerges from the very heart of her existence«.
                                                                                                                                      (Yohji Yamamoto)
Urška: sweaters  H&M, pants and shoes ZARA
Photos: Erik Simonič

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


I’ve found again another very old remarkable coat. This is the Mura coat that should give the right side of elegance. But I just don’t feel good wearing it. I could blame the too feminine shape in which I look like the wealthy old lady. Or I could blame the mustard pants combined with a red coat.  That combination reminds me a lot of the color blocking from which I get an optical shock.

Nikolina: coat MURA vintage, pants Pull & Bear, shoes Zara, bag and scarf H & M (the men’s section), sunglasses TOPSHOP
Photos: Erik Simonič

Thursday, February 2, 2012


There is something in men's pieces. I mean, they act so striking on women, giving it a strong significance even when they are very simple and classic. Here I will specifically talk about the coat. It is more than 20 years old, but still looks modern because of its simplicity and formlessness.
It breaks my fragile feminine silhouette and makes a sharp masculine frame out of it.
Bigger is better - I can wear four layers of clothing and still I feel confortable. I like the roomy curved shoulders expressing slouchy look. I love its flexibility - If you want to look with less testosterone, you can always tighten its belt.

Nikolina: coat vintage, shirt TOPSHOP, cardigan H&M, brooch http://www.etsy.com/shop/irrena?ref=em, pants Pull & Bear                                                                 
Photos: Erik Simonič