Grey Knit Blazer, Gap; White T, Puritan; Suspenders (worn as harness), Walmart; Denim skirt, Guess Jeans; Tights, Hue; Nude Heels, Nine West
When I put this look together, all I wanted to do was wear the shoes with chains. I had worn them for the fashion show a week ago, but didn’t get very good pics of them, so I was giving them a second chance. I began thinking of things, like how do I make my white tee more interesting, started playing around with a pair of suspenders, and came up with this. I was thinking it was Alexander Wang (the shoes were definitely Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte) inspired, but no, I was subconsciously thinking of this woman:
Kate Lanphear, US Elle Senior Stylist
And while I try not to copy icons because I’m always thinking about how I wouldn’t be able to do them justice, I couldn’t help this reference. The grey blazer and the chain armory were too similar not to.
My process in “dealing” with icons, especially style ones, goes something like this: it starts with a bang of obsession and dissipates quickly. I look up all their photos and absorbs. I get consumed with jealousy of their money or their talent. Then I get bored with them, save them on a bookmark or in an “inspiration” folder and I continue to go about doing my own thing. These tend to last from 15 minutes to a couple of days.
It parallels my restlessness with my outfits too, I get bored within a span of 5 hours. I generally strip back down to tee and no-visitors-except-friends look or change completely. I also criticize my outfit, deeming it so-5-minutes-ago shortly after I ‘ve strutted around feeling amazing and gushed over it in a post. I assure today is no different and that what is exactly what is going on in my mind right now.
Misc chain belts/bracelets worn on shoes and wrists, F21; Studded cuff, Wet Seal; Bow Chain, DIY
My left foot’s chain is all bunched up, but it did have a nicer tiered effect prior. All the walking jumbles it about.
Oh and if I look like I’m scowling a bit, I probably am. I’m cranky and it’s very bright outside.