Back in the day my dear friend Colleen was a model who worked the runways during NYFW. She still has this perfect, classic “model-off-duty” style.
I usually HATE mixing denims…but every rule must have an exception! Actually these pants are pretty insane: they’re like shorts with leather leggings –you definitely need to be a model or model height to even begin to get away with them…and with sneakers not heels as well! What do you think of this look?
Girls on Film. Boys in Fur. Equally fabulous. Adrian keeps it real with a New York cap on top of denim and black. The fur just luxes it up a bit!
I liked this guy’s jacket when I saw it from the front. But it was the back that got me excited…
Voters made history this past Election Day, by saying “yes” to gay marriage in Maine, Maryland and Washington state. At the same time, Minnesota voters rejected a move for an anti-gay marriage law in their constitution, and Wisconsin elected Tammy Baldwin as the country’s first openly gay U.S. senator.
But before any of that happened boys (and girls) like him were brave enough to be fully out, unashamed and with style…while taking the piss out of insults like “faggot” by making them their own. Bravo.
Okay they’re not really country – unless you mean another country altogether in which case you’d be correct: they’re from the UK. But they look like country people. I mean my idealized version of country people: not the born again Walmart loving scary fashion country people that are all too common…luckily living in NYC I don’t come across those kinds too often.
There’s nothing overly obvious or trendy about these two –but maybe that’s what makes them work.
I always love to stop in at Pat Field’s
store when I’m in the area and see what’s new and say hello to my fave club kids. I took this picture because I am intrigued by these bleached jeans. I did this ages ago in mom’s basement and I remember that aside from the bleach smell it was fun to try and figure out a pattern. I don’t know if I’d do this to long jeans again but it’s definitely something I’d consider for cut offs. I also love that the dog, Barbie, gets to go to work with her!
The other night at WIP in the basement of Greenhouse I met JLamar and was utterly taken with his jacket. When I asked him who designed it he told me that he made it himself and while not as easy as buying something off the rack it’s not as hard as it first looks. He took a denim jacket and painted it black (okay, this is with some specific kind of paint and I can’t remember what he said so don’t just go grab the acrylics from your art class!) and then took a sequined dress from a thrift store and sewed it on the back and shoulders.
Again, you can tell thought and planning went into this: it’s designed
–not just randomly sewn on. I love how the part of the pattern he chose to use works perfectly and the way he wrapped it around the shoulders to the front for an a re-interpretation of epaulets. Seriously nice work! I have a Helmut Lang shrunken jean jacket that I’ve had forever and don’t wear that often because I’m not much of a faded blue denim kind of girl so this is inspiring me to rethink the jacket…if I do something with it I’ll post it here. And maybe JLamar can help me! (hint hint ;) )
These two are wearing two trends that I’m sure we’ll see continuing this spring and summer. The first is denim that is not denim blue. This is clearly in all the stores now and in NYC it seems more neon colors are being pushed. For me personally, I don’t know if I can wear jeans that aren’t black or denim blue. Call me a purist but I think colored denim on anyone over 10 can look ridiculous…or at least would on me. The other trend is the move away from skinny jeans (granted this will be a slow move) but I think we’ll start to see more silhouettes like the girl on top: pretty skinny but then flaring out just a little so it’s not quite a full on bell bottom or flare and going all the way to the floor. So obviously heels are a must! While part of me cringes at the idea of how dirty the jeans can get I also love the lengthening effect of super long…some of us need all the help we can get!
The girl on the right is the designer of Klub Kid Vintage, Ramdasha. The girl on the left is modeling a jacket that was just bought by a customer. But the model was cuter so we decided to post this shot. Want one for yo’self? Check it out here!