Although they have a super well developed website, I do like visiting the actual LN-CC store. As a regular follower, I really appreciate them keep scouting new developed brands as well as popular big brands. To thank you to all the followers like me, LN-CC is having a give-away event again like last year! That means there is another £15000 shop spend and flight tickets and 3 nights hotel again!! I was a bit too excited about the prize so I went to the store and imagined I won the prize. Finally I made a "wanted list" and I think they will be a great idea of spending for the guy who win the £15000.
I call it "my wanted list" but it's actually not only for me. I picked some womenswear after doing my own shopping. I haven't been to the store for a very long time and I feel great to see some new brands displaying in store. The list includes briefly 6 outfits, some accessories and books from my favourite LN-CC library. Don't want to say too much since it's time for me to SHOP!
J.W. Anderson Cut Out Hexagon Vest £635
Comme des Garcons Homme+ Mesh Sleeves Shirt £295
Tim Coppens Tab Shorts £249
The Hexagon vest is one of my must-buy in the S/S 2012 so I added it in the list. I am sure the hexagons look great with a plain top so I paid it with a Comme shirt with some details on the sleeves. Tim Coppens is a Belgium born New York based designer. Graduating from Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and working for Adidas and Ralph Lauren, his pieces are both well tailor and easy to wear. I quite like his casual style and the pattern on the shorts is really cute.
Sacai Contrast Colour Shirt £292
Sacai Contrast Colour Short £295
Unused Rabbit Fedora £298
Sacai is a Japanese brand and it's the first season in LN-CC. Designer Chitose Abe has a very strong background working with Junya Watanabe before building her own brand. It's a well-known brand stocking in different cities today. I picked the total look just because I like the neon yellow which bring colour contrast in the lining part. The Unused fedora is just something I always want to get but still haven't owned one.
Lanvin Patterned Silk T-shirt £662
Yang Li School Boy Shorts £289
Cornelian Taurus Struthio Camellus Backpack £3239
I didn't think I would be impressed by Lanvin. They are amazing but I found them a bit mature for me. I wanted to overrule my statement when I saw this Lanvin top. Seriously I am a pattern-mania and I think this is the reason I like this top. The shorts from a Chinese brand, Yang Li, are well made of wool. I love the shiny reflection on them and they go well with anything. You will probably see the effect more clearly online than my photos. The reason of getting the Cornelian Taurus backpack is only wanting to get something different. I am sure I can't afford it if I have to pay for it.
J.W. Anderson Silk Paisley Shirt £721
Junya Watanabe Double Breasted Cropped Jacket £760
J.W. Anderson Caged Neoprene Skirt £576
ETS Callatay Derby Calf Leather Shoes £738
I think I don't have to explain how much I love J.W. Anderson's paisley and this is the main reason I picked this shirt with the new paisley pattern. The laser-cut skirt is very creative as well. I paired them with a Junya Watanabe cropped jacket then people can see your nice paisley pattern when you walk on the street. The ETS Callatay shoes are all hand made and I never say no to amazing craftsmanship!
Jil Sander Lock Top £434
Haider Ackermann Swinton Trousers £1297
Ann Demeulemeester Oversized Sirio Hat £1064
ETS Callatay Soft Calf Derby Wood Platforms £796
I like girls in simple outfits. A nice top with a matched trousers, a pair of cool shoes and perhaps a nice hat. The Jil Sander top is a bit A-lined with a pleat at the back. I match it with a pair of Haider Ackermann trousers which are also pleated. This pair of ETS platforms are like cheese and I think they create a strong women look with the Ann Demeulemeester hat.
Martin Margiela Denim Gilet £619
Von Sono Silk Vest Top £149
Ann Demeulemeester Gaby Culottes £374
Ann Demeulemeester Vitello Lavato Sandals £447
I think the MMM gilet is the starting point of this outfit. it just popped into my eyes when I was in store. The pairing silk top is from Von Sono, a London brand owned by German designer, Stephanie Oberg. I really like the pattern with pastel colour tone. To finish this summer look, I get a pair of Ann Demeulemeester Culottes and sandals. Can I call it casual chic? I don't know.
Issac Reina Ridged Calfskin Glasses Case £220
I also picked a sunglasses case in the earth room. It could be a small make-up box for some girls perhaps.
The library is my favourite room of LN-CC. I also picked some books here for the list. Besides the Rick Ownes book, what I want to get most is the Anthology of A Decade collection. I love Hedi Slimane's shots more than his designs. (I look very weird in the old Dior Homme and I don't know why.) It's like a dairy collection of him with photos and photos. I love collecting a whole set of something so I won't leave any of them in store. The Quieter Poster Boys is a poster book with handsome guys. I am a little fan of Brett Lloyd and I always love his work in Candy magazine and Dazed and Confused. Punk's Dead is also a photograph book about punk in the 70s. It's the beginning of my dame Vivienne Westwood. I just want to add it to the list.
Hedi Slimane: An Anthology of a Decade collection £38.5 each
Rick Owens book £85
The Quieter Poster Boys by Brett Lloyd £34
Chromes by William Eggleston £242
Punk's Dead by Simon Barker £33.5
I really enjoy my fake shopping and I will get £2.5 left if I follow my list to spend £15K. I am sorry if you think it's too personal but I just can't help. There are more stuffs I will like to cover. The Givenchy platform sandals, the J.W. Anderson leather jacket, the James Long knits, the Jil Sander bags...Ah! too much for now. Just join the event and have fun! Remember to share the love with friends if you really win the prize!
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