Introducing Highlight, a new series in which we feature a photograph from a personal style or street style blog that perfectly demonstrates a trend, shows off particularly stand out style, or is just a great photo. And we’re talking beyond the Sartorialist and Fashion Toast here–we’re scouring the fashion blogosphere.
Columbine Smille is one of my favorite bloggers. Columbine began her career as the assistant to Swedish TV presenter, H&M collaborator and stylist Elin Kling and the two Scandinavian style mavens have worked together ever since. Currently, Columbine is the fashion editor at Elin’s new magazine, Styleby. In addition to taking photographs of her daily outfits and fabulous friends, Columbine also posts images of lust-worthy items that make it into the studio. Columbine is a true pro at mixing Celine with Asos, Miu Miu with Zara and Acne with Topshop. An insider bonus of following her site is being introduced to Swedish chain stores like Monki, Lindex and Gina Tricot.
Columbine pulls off an Emmanuelle Alt-esque outfit in this photograph. Collared shirts under sweaters always remind me of Cher Horowitz’s “most capable looking outfit,” but the skinny, leather pants and zippers add a tough twist. I always love an all black outfit, but the clean white shirt breaks it up, highlighting her face. She gives her boss a run for her money. Can we start campaigning for Columbine for H&M next?