Look Of The Week – Nature
A couple of weeks ago, I went on a road trip from Auckland to Cape Reinga, driving through lush rainforest, deserted villages, and, of course, the cultural heart of New Zealand. Understanding how rich and unique the indigenous Māori culture truly is was fascinating and the change in landscape made it feel like I flew to a different country. I do feel as the more time is spent in nature, the more grounded one starts to feel. New Zealand’s flora and fauna is unlike anywhere else, and coupled with the dramatic scenery of two oceans meeting at the very top of the island – it’s breathtaking.
Today’s fashion post is dedicated to the sheer beauty of nature we passed throughout these few days in Northland. The photos were taken in a forest and by the ocean, two of my favourite spots to go to whenever I feel like letting my mind wander and having some time off the hustles of everyday life. What I am wearing resembles a very typical travel outfit allowing me to be reasonably active while being true to my sense of fashion. I teamed up a casual pair of girlfriend jeans with some boyish patent leather brogues as well as a sheer and delicate black blouse. To cope with the sudden gusts of wind you get exploring the coastline, I also wore a long grey cardigan and a light black trench coat. Et voilà. What I love most about this outfit besides it being super comfortable and versatile, are all the different textures – the silkiness of the blouse, the classic patent leather, the ripped denim, the merino cardigan topped off with a lightweight cotton trench coat.
PS. Capturing this post ‘nature’ I immediately thought of the surprisingly moving videos featuring world-class cinematography and powerful voices (seriously powerful, I am talking Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, the list goes on) speaking out loud the inevitable truth we are all facing: Nature doesn’t need us, but it is us humans who depend on it. Check them out!