Saturday, March 30, 2013

Interlaced at Heart


Theyskens’ Theory jacket, Alexander Wang shorts and heels (here), Roger Vivier bag, Givenchy vintage earrings

It seems the only thing keeping this immense network of intricately raveled branches together is a single line of columns. The mere thought of how impenetrable, how irreversibly jumbled this overgrowth has become is all at once dark and alluring. 

There is a certain time every year when a white jacket becomes automatically obligatory for springtime functioning. Perhaps that time is pretty much now. Only enhancing the white effect is another white thing underneath contrasted with leather shorts and the hybrid boots that will apparently do with anything. Adding to the concept of clean lines and sharp contrasts is this purse with a prismatic print that always reminds me of shattered glass pieces put together in a perfect puzzle arrangement. In the midst of all this black and white is that little corner of yellow. Seemingly insignificant, but really not.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Not a Word, Not a Movement Can I Ever Forget


Giorgio Armani jacket, Alexander Wang heels, Forever 21 skirt, Balenciaga envelope

Engaging the concept of the business skirt suit except with ladylike teatime textiles consisting of velvet over tweed. Unwilling to delay breaking in these heels for any more than 24 hours from the instant they arrived, I was excited about this particular pair to the point of suspecting that it will be one I might have to force myself to cease wearing repeatedly. Pretty much any pair of boots revealing skin due to ankle straps or cutouts has the propensity to take up a disproportionately high percentage of my shoe arsenal. Especially when it entails not one but two elasticized suede panels and is just barely peep-toe category eligible.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Spring is the Time of Plans and Projects


St. John jacket, Forever 21 trousers, Louis Vuitton duffel, Chanel ballet flats, Sermoneta leather gloves, Hermès double tour bracelet

With a sizable collar and perfectly square pockets, the perceived properness of a tweed buttoned jacket can be easily offset with the flamboyance of overabundant studs. I swear the fact that I am wearing green on St. Patrick's Day is a complete coincidence. It must have been an instinctual decision, or even better, an indication of impending luck. Green tweed and bell sleeves make it such a seasonal piece, something to wear with snow white gloves at the culmination of winter. There is too much irony involved in initiating a springtime effect with black as an undercoating for the pastels I subsequently piled on. At this point, something about having a dark, solid base to work with elicits the sudden urge to add in shades reminiscent of spring...and lemons, I suppose. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Up Against the Wall


Except on the rarest occasions, no shirtdress is complete without a belt. I decided to play with some geometry by piecing together stripes, the random cutouts on these Proenza Schouler shoes, and quilted leather things by the pro of quilted everything, Chanel.

I am in the OC Register's first fashion section! Read the story here.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Seeing Her as One Sees the Sun, Without Looking


T by Alexander Wang dress (here), Chloé boots (here), Hermès bracelet, Céline sunglasses

An unexpected pairing, rows of palm trees abutting groups of cacti is so very representative of this dress. Something about the commingling of pretty much indestructible neoprene with the romanticism of a wine red is making it a favorite of mine right now. A racer neckline further adds to the mix with just the right amount of sportiness, making a most intriguing combination with the skirt's voluminosity on account of the most solid pleats ever.