Jour deux à Paris!
& I am loving every moment captured in this look. When it comes to putting together a look with multiple bold pieces, it can become tricky and awkward very quickly. The key is to focus on 2 characteristics of each piece that either tie them all together or make them all equally different. What do I mean? Well in the matters of this look, each piece is tied together by a similar color palette; the kimono really bringing the look to full execution. The second characteristic is what makes each piece vary. The texture of fabric. I have on a red leather pant with shoe string laces, a satin and velvet kimono with toggle buttons, and a fleece-esq sleeveless sweatshirt…
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Not only are the colors and textures of this look inspiring me, but something about a subtle DIY has a way of always getting my energy up; and my creative juices flowing. The sweatshirt worn in this look comes at a bit of a heftier price tag and I can unfortunately say it sat in my closet a good year before I wore it…This week. After hearing my mom tell me copious times “…its such a shame you have such nice things with tags on them…”, my hands had a creative frenzy. I cut this baby up before I could actually think about what they were doing with scissors in them. An impulsive feat in my book; but, cutting off the sleeves and chopping the bottom stretch band gave this girl an entire new look. I am LIVING for it!
What do you have in your closet to mess around with?
As far as my day goes, shortly after these moments were captured a torrential downpour took place and my hair ended up in a messy bun. That was fun. Needing to move my way to the Colette book signing, I had a quick french breakfast (tea, bread and jam) and was out the door. Following the book signing we had a few runway shows back-to-back. By the time they ended I felt completely drained and in desperate need of some coffee (I still miss cold brew). Post caffeine fix, around 7:30 pm, we popped over to a vintage expo hosted by Merci. Merci is the largest concept store in Paris with 3 restaurants, 3 floors, and product spanning from infant undies to home goods. It goes without saying that the expo left me speechless. The night was finished with a few glasses of champagne and a PFW Opening party.
The night was actually finished when I fell asleep editing instagram photos in bed, at 3 AM, but nonetheless…
exes & ohs