Last night really did a number on me. Wake up a jumble of emotions. My creative side and pragmatic side battling it out. Ughy. Feel like someone is sitting on my chest all day. Can't really take a deep breath. Stress is starting to manifest in physical ways for me lately. Not so good.
Two fashionable moments break up the monotony of my day. One was Jean Bean teaching me about these amazing two-tone tights.
They are maddeningly delicious. Heavenly. Sheer diabolical genius.
They are Chanel.
She and I moan that they were likely made just for runway and not available for purchase. Probably not affordable even they were.
Hopefully Hue or American Apparel or Wolford will catch wind of the look and create some under $30 version.
My second fashion ray of sunshine was reading this fantastically orgasmic tale of a Gucci shopping spree in the New York Times.
ADORE how she eroticizes trying on the clothes for the
"straight" salesman. Reminded me of a trip to Prada with Sable Crow, Peaches and Jean Bean. Our supple young salesman was named Nick and you know what rhymes with Nick.
But I almost didn't read the article. Bad title. I would have called it "Sex, Lies and Gucci." Or "Hot, Bothered and Gucci." Or "He Works So Hard for My Money." ;)
There are so many great turns of phrases in this piece but the best one is "You must invest in the magic that moves you." That has been my shopping mantra (aka justification) for years now.
Love seeing it in print :)
Forever 21 "paint stroke" top
Elli Tahari brown skirt
Vintage Parisian trenchcoat
Manolo Blahnik d'orsay chocolate pumps
Louis Vuitton Speedy
Hello Kitty ring
Love this sweet little Forever top.
I think it's one of a few things in my closet that can sorta pass for this season's "artistry" trend.
I loves me some Jackson Pollack fashions. Feels very late 70s, early 80s to me. It can go fashion victim-y very quickly so I think today's top is a nice subtle nod to the trend but not overtly trendy.
I heart how the brushstrokes actually look like tulips. So spring-y.
Am trying to get into the floral trend but haven't found the right print yet. I have a very strong aversion to all things Laura Ashley so it's hard for me to do florals. Feel too "little house on the prairie" in it. Not hot.
The cut of this top is super flattering. It somehow drapes and hugs at the same time. Want to buy it in a million different colors and prints.
And just take a gander at the details on the back. The translucent buttons!The divine scalloping at the bottom! SO DELISH!
The cuff felt like something I could have made in a ceramic art class so decided to throw it on. It was a nice compliment to the purples in the top.
And since I knew it was going to be a rough day, I decided to wear a little (yellow!) Hello Kitty ring. Hoped it would make me smile and serve as an adorable reminder not to take anything too seriously.
Think we should all wear Hello Kitty more often and remember to breathe through the pain ;)