Tag Archives: fishnets/tights
I like the layering of the jacket that looks like a tuxedo jacket converted into a cape and the tiny hat/large hairpiece. I even like the tights that matched the sky when the picture was taken, but i’m not convinced by the stirrups…maybe cut at the ankle would have been better…but i have never been a fan of stirrup tights or pants…
I was asked today what makes good “street style”, and I found that it was a difficult question to answer. The only thing I could think of was ‘a bit of the unexpected’. This girl achieves this in a few ways: the knee highs with the dress, and then the bits of gold –from her unnatural hair color, to the brooch which provides a gathering effect to the dress to the shoes that Dorothy might have worn in Oz if she wasn’t wearing red– together add an intriguing bit of visual interest.
These girls are kind of working a ’90s grunge vibe which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. What I’m looking at here though is the suspenders. When I was in Madrid recently I saw an amazing pair of acid green cotton pants with suspenders. I tried them on in the store and while they were very “Y-3″ they weren’t enough “me” to justify buying them. If I had though, I know I’d keep at least one – if not both – of the suspenders down…but these aren’t the only times I’ve seen suspenders so, like the overalls, I wonder if these are just blips on the screen or retro revivals?
I feel like I need to issue another trend alert: this time for overalls. I am seeing more and more of them. Okay, not every day. But probably once a week. And this is something I haven’t seen in years. So…overalls –are they coming back? a good idea? or just a blip on the screen?
Love the black and white on both of them. The girl on the left has more of a rocker vibe while the one on the right is a little more subdued…except for the stockings that suggest that maybe she isn’t what she seems…
How to make basic black a bit more interesting? By taking a simple cotton frock and sexing it up with thigh high stockings and fuschia lips. This girl knows exactly how to be innocent…
I could populate this blog with people wearing all black and only black. But that would get boring. However it’s so ubiquitous at night that I often find myself shooting all black ensembles. So how do I decide in the end which ones to post? It ends up being in the details. In this instance I love the diamond pattern that is on the top of her tights and that there is also a diamond overstitch on her jacket. (the latter detail blown out a bit by the flash) I also like how she put together varying textures in a way that makes sense. The end result is striking and sophisticated.
Last night a rock and roll party at the Ian Schrager/Philippe Starck designed midtown hotel had a decidedly downtown vibe. Tucked away in the conservative Library, lower east-siders wore their requisite black and played pool while baffled business men looked on. Janinamarie literally wore her heart on her sleeve in the form of an over-sized red suede bag. I love the whimsical nature of her whole look and she carried it off with confidence.
Continuing with my hat obsession: the floppy hat. The gold scarf on it is a little bright for me, but what I do love here is the tone-on-tone tights and the shoes. Nice.
I used to live in Soho. Way, way back in the day – and hands down my favorite shop was the Selima Optique on Wooster Street. Now that Soho has become an upscale mall (it’s newest resident a Croc store!) I avoid it like the plague. So I was thrilled that Selima Salaun opened a shop within EVA, a fantastic boutique on the Bowery that carries some of my favorite local designers like Katie Gallagher and The Twentyten. This photo is Stephanie Pappas, the founder of EVA, wearing the ZIA sunglasses that Selima made specifically for EVA New York. I love the old school drama of these glasses. I also love Stephanie’s leggings? Tights? They seem like leggings because they don’t have feet but they have the sheerness of hosiery…and for some reason I find this utterly intriguing!