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waiting in line in front of the H&M store at 7AM.

such is the reality of the situation – after giving it much thought, i finally caved in and went to queue in front of the local H&M store, so i could purchase a few things from the new maison martin margiela collaboration. there are definitely designers i love way more than martin margiela, but it would be a lie to tell that the house he established and its ideas don’t tickle my fancy. this is also where the dilemma comes from – as a fan, a “i’m sure martin margiela himself would have hated the idea of such a collaboration, especially considering all the publicity.” kept playing over and over again at the back of my mind. and i still think so – a collaboration with a fast fashion brand is definitely not what the house once stood for. but life is life and such things happen..

all of that aside, as i already said, i decided to go and buy a few, more like two, things – the faceless watch and the glove coin purse. as you all probably know, most (all?) of the items are re-editions of older ones, those two not being an exception. i fell in love with the faceless watch the first time i saw it, and still do. the idea of time and/or timelessness has always intrigued and inspired me, so being able to incorporate it in the way i dress has been something that really excited me. admittedly, it’s not the first such piece i own, but that is what made it even better – i really liked the idea of combining it with my natalia brilli nolex watch. sadly, i have a tiny baby wrist, so the watch will probably have to be modified somehow. because, yes, it is actually a mens watch, if i forgot to mention..

the other thing i got was the glove coin purse, because apparently i’m starting a glove purse collection now (after my undercover glove clutch). i’ve loved the original piece for so long now, but since it’s so hard to find nowadays, i had to make do with what was being offered – a.k.a, the H&M version. still, it’s a lovely little bag and just enough of a minimal, yet statement piece for me to like.

not going to elaborate on the shopping experience itself, as it had it’s ups and downs and overall wasn’t the best one i’ve ever had, but it was fun, definitely the first time i ever queue for something like this.

and in case any of you suddenly feel overwhelmed by this, honestly disgustingly commercial, side of it all, i’d suggest you go view the beautiful archival images over at history of our world, you won’t regret it!

so it is finally here – the maison martin margiela for h&m look-book in its full glory. and what can i say? i’m sad. sad mainly because i didn’t plan on liking it as much as i do; and also sad, because as much as i like it, i doubt i will have the funds to purchase everything that i want.

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when i first heard about the collaboration, i was mainly interested in their sweaters – because i like (and need) sweaters as a whole, and because the prospect of owning a mmm sweater sounded nice. what i did not expect was for them to release the infamous glove-bag, nor did i see that patti smith-esque look consisting of a nude dress and what looks to be a deconstructed leather jacket coming! i am not sure how pricing will go, especially considering the fact that, h&m or no h&m, clothing brands in bulgaria tend to opt for higher prices (why, i still have to figure out), but those items will probably be a must for me.. time to start saving?