Archive for January, 2013
Last Saturday I was thrilled to run into Desirée again, after first spotting her this spring. You may remember that I selected her photo to highlight my work in the New Yorker article about 15 of the world’s top global street-style photographers. She’s so lovely and easy to photograph! This time I was thrilled by her coat with its sumptuous strips of faux fur. I love how she topped off her look with a gray beanie, reminiscent of Alexander Wang’s show two seasons ago.
I love running into people I photographed months (or even years) earlier to see how their style changes over time…
It’s a testament to the timelessness of the white blouse that it can be dressed up or down, worn tight or oversized, and still look cool as hell. Despite the cold weather outside, I’m posting this inspirational photo of this beautiful woman at fashion week, wearing nothing but a pair of Jeffrey Campbells, old school tattoos and a long white sleeveless blouse as a dress. I’d style this for winter with a pair of tights, heels, a fitted blazer and Pamela Love jewelry.
EDIT: Thanks to my amazing instagram follower @instasamz, the gorgeous woman above has been identified as the incredibly talented photographer Lara Jade.
The longer I stare at the photo of myself above, the more I start looking like a character from an as-of-yet unproduced Tarantino movie set in the 1960s about a female assassin. The nameless heroine wears Creatures of the Wind to skulk around in the shadows of Bertrand Goldberg buildings, shooting poison blow-darts at unsuspecting Don Draper lookalikes…
Elaborate and delusional, I know. But I am the only person who makes up little stories about my outfits?
WAIT – Don’t answer that. Haha!
Creatures of the Wind skirt, Lanvin H&M necklace
thrifted Bill Blass coat, c/o Ray-Ban Wayfarers, H&M floppy hat,
Vince long-sleeved tee, c/o Ann Taylor leather driving gloves, American Apparel thigh-high socks
This skirt is everything. I mean, who else but Creatures could marry a rainbow striped tweed with a boxy print? The stripes remind me of the old cathode ray tube television SMPTE test screen, while the plaid has the most incredible early 1970s Winnebago interior meets The Brady Bunch vibe. It’s that sort of brilliant nostalgia that Creatures nails so well, season after season.
It’s also cut for a woman’s body, which I somehow woke up with one day in late 2011. Puberty just popped its head in to say oh hai thar 10 years late. Hmmmm… maybe 25 is the new 15? There’s a teenage innocence about this skirt, so it makes sense that somehow I’d stumble upon the tangent of 8th grade health class lessons about (gasp!) changing bodies. Typical.
First photograph by Chloé Akari, second by Nicole Blaje.