Going further and deeper into the world of meaningful clothing (and more), I stopped and went through every design signed by 32-year old Poland native Marta Maruszczyk for her label, Pulpa.
Far from the confines of rigid sartorial looks yet surprisingly structured and elaborate, the comfortable clothes made by Marta in her small atelier are as dreamy as they come to me. Loose silhouettes, soft fabrics, neutral colors, these are right on my style alley – take a look and let me know how you feel about Pulpa!
I tend to play it on the monochrome side of style – what may seem ‘safe’ for some, for me it’s an elaborate way to minimize the impact fashion has on me and my world. We’re a blessed generation – information is all around, even invading, we’re getting live streams from fashion shows around the world – can fashion get any more available than that? But how do you sift through it all?
Through all the trends, the cuts, the colors? Monochromatic is my answer. What’s yours? Pulpa’s Marta said:
‘It irritates me to follow the pseudo-alternative trends. And, although often it is related to the first point, dressing up, and no dressing.’
Every now and then I accessorize with a crazy colorful headpiece, a stacked pack of funky bracelets, colorful shoes or a crazy bag. But other than that, Marta Maruszczyk’s Pulpa boutique has pretty much all I need to dress up and down, out and all around!
See also: Whimsical jewelry to love and to wear!
From the perfect maxi dress (Max II – the very first picture above) in a fantastic shade of grey and a low back cut to the loose see-through turtleneck (Misty, second picture above), not forgetting the knee-long dress with unexpected back decoletee (Vicki IV – you’ve just seen it above), everything is carefully designed and tailored to maximize the versatility factor. Soft fabrics, unstructured tailoring, unfinished hems and necklines – so many details to marvel at and cherish: I dare you to find the same feeling in a fast-fashion chain store!
Keeping true to the minimalist style can be tricky as everyone turns to wardrobe cleansing at least once in our very fashionable lives. Rebuilding an all-year-round capsule collection needs careful planning and thorough self-knowledge, not to mention a lot of control! Whenever I’m in need of shopping control, I turn to PULPA and rethink my wardrobe approach, currently daydreaming about my Pulpa-exclusive wardrobe!
See also: How social media changed fashion!
I would love to know if you have ever considered going extremely minimalist and if so, what inspired you and how did you do it (if ever) – also I would love to hear your thoughts about Pulpa and more similar brands deserving more coverage! (you can visit Marta’s boutique here and follow her on social media here)
Nice clothes, Reminds me of a lot that I already have. : )
Yep, same here. :)
(major closet envy!) I’m happy they look approachable and likeable as to compare them to what you already have! I have such a major crush on open back dresses right now!
– not to mention the black Converse ;-) they would go wonderful with some of the pieces here!
Hmm, I wrote almost ten years ago yet comments and posted links on the Style.com forums about my enthusiasm for the minimalist Scandinavian fashion. It took some time before it reached the mass worldwide. And look here! It’s nice stuff for sure, but it’s nothing new. :)
As a fashion visionary – which you’ve always been – I’m certain people regarded your opinions about minimalism with a frown rather than embracing them with enthusiasm. You should share more of that foreseeing style spirit, Adriana! I love it so!
Well you were on Style.com too, remember? That’s how we ‘met’ so to speak. You never took partake in the conversations or the often fierce discussions but for sure had the best, intriguing screen name ‘killahbabe’. :)
A fashion visionary you say? Well that’s too much credit since I just picked up the Scandinavian style and vibe. Maybe because I am North-European myself perhaps? I have always loved the Scandinavian home designs and I am not talking about IKEA!! So why not paying attention to their clothing designs as well? Ten years ago I bought my first bag by Bruun’s Bazaar in a small that alas has disappeared. One of my other favorite shops in my home town sells Scandinavian labels since ages.
Well you were on Style.com too, remember? That’s how we ‘met’ so to speak. You never partake in the conversations or in the sometimes fierce discussions but you for sure you had the best, intriguing screen name ‘killahbabe’. :)
A fashion visionary you say? Well that’s too much credit since I just picked up the Scandinavian style and vibe. Maybe because I am North-European myself? I have always loved the Scandinavian home designs and I am not talking crappy IKEA! So why not paying attention to their clothing designs? Ten years ago I bought my first bag by Bruun’s Bazaar in a small shop that alas has disappeared, online shopping killed a lot of individuality. Also, one of my other favorite shops in my home town sells Scandinavian labels since ages. Let’s hope they survive but alas they have become victims of globalization too.
Apparently I’m very good at not partaking in the hottest topics around ^_^ always loved socializing (up to a point), always hated conflict. Killahbabe had been my online identification from the teenage years onward. Felt like one, behaved like one, everyone knew me as such. So…
You’re the closest to a fashion visionary I ever knew, yes. I stand by that! Visionary comes with a particular mindset. And you have it.
the upside of globalization is that even I, from my chair behind the computer, could access a shop like Humanoid – Nederland based – and if not buy, at least dream about those beautiful items!
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