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La Pampa - The English Way

Psynopsis Akubra Hat Alexander McQueen Blazer Costume National Trousers
Psynopsis Akubra Hat Alexander McQueen Blazer Costume National Trousers

I'm with Karl – I love Baptiste Giabiconi. Not only does he look hot in heels. As Karl Lagerfeld's muse du jour he also features in the moody and beautiful Argentinian Chanel ad campaigns (and naturally everywhere else Chanel, just think shimmering wedding suit in the latest Haute Couture show).

While studying Latin American studies I spent a summer in Buenos Aires and absolutely fell in love with the city. A daily bus ticket provided a really cheap and exciting way to discover the area; I just stayed in the bus until we arrived at the final stop, where I descended, went for a walk and later took the bus back home. And let me tell you -all the clich├ęs about Buenos Aires are true*: Architecturally it is the Paris of Latin America, everyone speaks as fast as the Italians, prices change on a daily basis and people spontaneously start dancing the tango on the street. I especially loved Buenos Aires' night life, which was really relaxed with whole families having dinner between 10pm and midnight.

Sadly I have no material memories left. An hour before flying home my luggage was stolen – Gone not only the scarlet vintage velvet dress and beautiful old watch I’d bought, but also my camera… You see why I had to recreate some Argentine flair at home.

Now how did I get from Baptiste to my stolen luggage? The mind it wanders...


hat: akubra, blazer: alexander mcqueen, shirt: neil barrett, trousers: costume national, boots: fendi, ring: new look

37 comments:

Couture Carrie said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos!

xoxox,
CC

LENORENEVERMORE said...

This could be my favorite look & photographs~ absolutely stunning!
Adore the black & white.
ps: Sabine,adding you to my link if you don't mind...

xo*

Jen said...

Reading about your stolen luggage makes me so incredibly sad. All your memories, just whisked away! I'd be devastated. But what a great way to recapture those days! I just adore this outfit - you do hats so incredibly well. I could never pull off that wide-brimmed boater!

Sabine said...

Thank you, Jen. Not really Argentinian, more Australian, and it flew away constantly!

Will do the same Lenore. I love your blog!

Anna Jane said...

Oh Sabine, I can't believe that about your luggage! Now I feel ungrateful for moaning when I went to America and my suitcase didn't actually arrive 'til after I'd returned home. Having your luggage stolen is something else entirely. Evil evil people.

On a lighter note, these pictures are amazing and I just love love love that hat. You totally suit this chic look, that's for sure!

- Anna Jane xxx
(PixelatedBlonde.com)

Zenobie said...

It’s heartbreaking to hear that you had your luggage stolen, why do bad things happen to good people?

I love the feel of these photos, just so cool!

kiss me quick said...

wow very noir! love it!

Thanks for your comment ^^

xxx

marian said...

I love these images. I have always wanted to visit Argentina! It is on my to do list.
xoxo
marian.

Johanna Urban said...

Thank you so much for your comment! You made me really happy! I have had a really hard week, but you made my week!!! Thank you!!!

..do you relly think that people would buy my art? That would be amazing!!!

And I have to say, I love your blog, you always inspirer me!

Thank you//Johanna

Clare said...

Woah these photos are positively stunning! Wow they literally took my breath away :)

Gizelle said...

so shocked to find out your luggage got stolen...can't imagine it happening to me...so sad.

i love this outfit though...cuz it's so classic and super chic..:D

gizellefaye.blogspot.com

SR@MyStyle said...

Sorry to hear of your loss, what a shame. Such fab pictures here, you look lovely!!

Caroline, No. said...

You look bloody marvellous in that suit. Wouldn't it be awesome to get married in a suit like that?

I'm so sorry on the suitcase! I had a similar thing happen to me in Barcelona - luggage stolen from the hotel on the last day of my trip. I still miss my vintage Swedish floral printed dress from that bag. UGH. Oh and a gorgeous grey greek draped dress..oh no, don't get me thinking about it!

naveen said...

looks like lady detective

ColorHater said...

I like your blog! Cool pictures :)

thx for comment :)

http://fashion-colorhater.blogspot.com/

FashionJazz said...

Wow these pics are stunning!!!

Jasna

www.fashionjazz.co.za

Sher said...

Gosh, I can't imagine how I would feel like if my luggage got stolen! I would be so devastated!!

Love the mood of these pics and your tuxedo-like outfit! The hat is especially beautiful:)

xx

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ohmigosh darling I thought this was an editorial from a fashion magazine at first - you look stunning!! :)

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Sabine, first of all I almost felt like I am having a heart attack at the thought of your stolen vintage velvet dress.So sad... Secondly, the ide of dancing Tango n the street seems like something from the movie - I would love to see it with my own eyes! This pictures of you are so chic."Chic" is the word that first came to mind while I was looking at the pictures. Thank you for your wonderful comment on my post on "Valentina". Answering your question, yes, there is a book about her - "Valentina". You can find the cover of the book in my Blog on the right hand side (just scroll down the page). Wishing you wonderful weekend.:-)

lenka James said...

This look is so nice

Jess said...

Such amazing photos. I love how you wore the hat - it makes it feel all the more vintage!

Indy said...

Um, that hat is awesome, and you totally rock it! This whole outfit is too cool for words! I also love the scenery for the pictures!

yiqin; said...

B&w photos are so nice.

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Hi Sabine!
Your b/w photos are truly gorgeous!
So sorry to hear your luggage was stolen!

Have a beautiful weekend ahead!

fadetoblack said...

wow loving the hat!
and thnak you for the comment as always :)

joy said...

Hey there! I love this, you look better than Garance Dore. We have to hang out one of these days. Sorry haven't been around to respond.

JD
iplayfaves.blogspot.com

Joanne Faith said...

The pictures are lovely, and Buenos Aires sounds like a lot of fun. I can't imagine having dinner between 10 - 12pm, I would be so hungry! I am so sorry to hear about your luggage. ):

ilovecoolthings said...

i've always thought the tango was soooo sexy

Cecylia said...

Ah so sleek!!

emily kendall said...

aw, that's too bad about your luggage... :( but i love your pictures, everything looks so amazing in black and white!

Tatiana Landim said...
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Tatiana Landim said...

liked those photos and that outfit. english way is very very charmin', but you need to know Brazil (: kisses

Hannele said...

Beautiful series of photos!
Sounds like I would really like Buenos Aires too, enticing to say the least.
It's such a shame about the stolen luggage! that must have been heart breaking.
Almost an excuse to go back and do it all over again, no?

Chelsea said...

Your pictures are so beautiful, I am saddened you (as well as we) never got to see the pictures actually taken on your trip.
I am adding to you my blog roll.

Peter Breese said...

Great shots!

drollgirl said...

these shots are RADICAL!!!

Joanna said...

Sexy photos! Buenos Aires has held the top spot on my "places I long to visit" list.