Shirt ?? I got it at this cool store in LA where they put your purchase in handmade denim bags, badger pin Tatty Devine, belt sample from my old job, skirt from ISO in Hong Kong, shoes Jeffrey Campbell.
Monday, September 15, 2008
The lighting at our place is the pits. I look like a real creep in these shots.
The focal point of this outfit is the beautiful Sonia Rykiel knit skirt. It is so voluminous... made for twirling! Someone told me that I looked very "Dirty Dancing" that night. I'll take it!
Black dress American Apparel (this would be the perfect hooker dress... which is why I wear something over it), skirt Sonia Rykiel, shoes Enzo, badger pin (can't really see it here) Tatty Devine, spikey aluminum bangles from mom.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Trench Hayden-Harnett, linen shirt sample from my old job, skirt Gap, socks (?), sandals Chie Mahara.
Chie Mihara shoes are a steal for the level of comfort and craftsmanship they afford. It is evident that she spent time working in an orthopedic shoe store; even her heels are comfortable. Her shoes are crafted in Spain and are easily recognized by the distinct shape of the heels.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Skirt Fornarina, shirt LA Made, Tank Old Navy, necklace Comfort Station, shoes Diesel.
Dress vintage, sweater Ruehl, necklace vintage, shoes Dolce Vita.
This is what happens when tubby Cochino bumps the camera. Not her best angle.
Belle Cose was one of my favorite stores on Polk Street in SF. It was combined with Molte Cose, which had stuff for guys, and both made you feel like you were wandering around that cool old lady at the end of the block's house. There were vintage things cluttered with new, kitchy things (mostly good, though sometimes they were too obviously new and cheesy)--soaps (new!), jewelry (all vintage), napkins, plates, purses, and random housewares in the first room, which was moderated by a grey-haired woman, who was always seated at a desk and who instructed like clockwork in a calming, nurse-like voice upon your reaching a certain point in the store to "go ahead and open the jewelry case if there's something you'd like to see."
(Once she told me how she was angry about a store with a similar aesthetic that opened not too far from Belle Cose that decided to call themselves "Cose Belle." Something about "bad karma" she said. The ersatz store has since closed. The grey-haired lady rules.)
Anyway, from the first room, you wandered to the men's store in the middle room, and then finally to that fancy old neighbor lady's boudoir, where they carried Only Hearts, Eberjey, Jeffrey Campbell and Seychelles shoes, and assorted vintage slips and baubles. Love that you have to walk through the men's store to get to the room of unmentionables. (Well, there are separate entrances on the street to each room, but I think you _should_ have to walk through the men's room to get to the boudoir. It just makes it feel that much more feminine.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
This is a great vintage shirt with a striking print (love the colors, too) on barkcloth. The shoes I got on major sale at Anthropologie... they look very mint julep-y, if you know what I mean.
Shirt vintage, sweater Banana, shorts Ruehl, shoes... I can't remember the designer's name at the present.