Andel’s Lodz Hotel

Kimono jacket – Obakki (Robinson Pfeffer), Red Dress – AA (via Blogger Yard Sale), Sweater – Vintage (Blogger Yard Sale), Boots – H&M, Bag – Courtesy of Chanel, Belt – Zara, Sunglasses – UO

As much as they resemble teleportation rings, these oblong structures are merely creatures of architectural ingenuity – vertical air passageways in the knock-out hotel that is generously hosting us in Łódz. Although, it does seem like there was a fair amount of teleportation involved in getting Jen and Kit over to Poland; 2 months of long-distance skyping and all of a sudden we were sprawled on the floor in a train heading towards Łódz (prounounced Oodge) – the city of Polish Fashion Week. By 3pm we washed up at the doorsteps of Andel’s Hotel after a morning of relentless travel – both Kit and Jen having flown in in the morning; but it wasn’t necessarily the exhaustion that kept us drifting in the corridors instead of swimming straight out into the fashion week crowd. A former-textile mill factory, the space computes to about 7,900m² in lot size, complete with unexposed bricks, loft rooms and art installations adorning the corners of the halls. Do I even have to explain why it’s so appealing? Londoners go mental for conversion units, I used to live in an amazing Victorian school conversion in East London 2 years ago and spotted hopeful new tenants waiting in a U-Haul van whenever I left the house to dispose of garbage. NOT YET OKAY?

The primary reason we’re here is for the fashion week, but honestly speaking, once we’ve dipped our feet in the rooftop pool I don’t think we’ll care much for the outside world. Just saying.