Just got to Norway and SO IN LOVE. Our friend Aksel took us to the Astrup Fearnley Contemporary Art Museum in Olso which housed some super cool art local by artists, as well as superstars Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami (btw want his Vans that launch tomorrow realz badz!), and Damien Hirst. Up until then I found it somewhat embarrassing that we were a walking trio of reflective lenses, BUT once I realized what a FAB photo op it created, I could´t be more pleased with our accidental team uniform. Cause like WHOAH dem lenses + dem butterfly wangz, YES.
Top, Topshop (similar). Pants, Zara (similar). Shoes, Shutz (similar, similar). Sunglasses, Quay (similar).
Photos: Evan Lane
White on white always seemed prissy and fussy to me, but recently it just feels like the uniform of a total bad ass- a bad ass with her shit together. She will curse like a sailor, but always says please and thank you. She sips brown booze on the rocks, but would never spill a drop on her clean whites. She could kick your ass in a fight, but she'd never resort to violence.
For those of us aspiring to be this highly responsible and respectable bad ass B, or just wanting to pretend via dress up for the day, start with a predominantly white look. Then, choose an accessory you feel works best with the look, be it a bag, shoes, sunnies etc. Whether the accent piece is black, bright, or any other theme, add a couple more item in the same color to balance the look. For example, if you want to pair your white pants with black shoes, don't keep the rest of it white, but rather add a pair of black sunglasses, belt, bag, or all three! As long as you add at least two non-white pieces from the same category, the look will feel complete and intentional.
My April story on Patchwork Colorblocking was fun, colorful, and, frankly, fabaluss, and now its getting some hi-fash support from many designers at the resort shows.
My fave was Tom Browne's take in super-geomtric layered pastels. Isa Arfen made me want to sip a double mojito and frolic through a tropical, spanish-speaking paradise in her designs (at least up until the part of the hypothetical story where I shed my clothes on the sand and go skinny dipping. Ay, Macarena!). And Jeremy Scott took patchwork to a whole new level at Moschino with flirty brights that allow you to taste the rainbow and then some.
Of course these collections won't be available until the end of the year, but TBH who the fuck can afford them anyway? So hop on over to my real life human way to get the look NOW ♥
Ah, the shirtdress. It appears to outside world that you, dearest shirtdress lady, have your shit together: buttoned up, not flashing too much of that slammin female figure, crisp, clean, tailored. But, in reality, you, dearest shirtdress lady, are simply wearing what I like to call "A Comfort Sack." Indeed. For under said-shirtdress lies, if you so please, the comfiest of granny panties, the largest of burrito babies, and nothing to squish, squash, mash or smash that free-flowin bod of yours. So next time you wanna look semi-profesh or polished, but can't imagine wearing much more than sweats- let alone body-abusing spanx- look no further than our accommodating pal, The Shirtdress ♥
Dress, Mango (similar, similar, similar). Shoes, Dolce Vita (similar, similar). Scarf, TenOverSix X Vacation Days. Bag, Liebeskind (similar, similar).
Photos: Carly Otness
Jacket, Zara. Shirt, vintage (Alert! It's a standard men's shirt with my shoulders coming out of the neck hole/ chest, sleeves knotted around waist! Fancy that. Take her for a spin, ladies!). Jeans, Cheap Monday (similar). Shoes, Topshop (similar).
Jacket, Topshop. Shirt, Zimmermann (similar, or here for a cool $850 HA). Skirt, Forever21. Shoes, Steve Madden.
Shirt, All Saints (similar, similar). Shirt, worn around waist, Karen Millen (similar). Pants, Rag & Bone. Shoes, Topshop (similar, similar). Bag, Shaffer LA.
Photos: Carly Ottness
Just Add White Tee
Black and White
Black&White + Baby Blue
The New Tied Waist
Plaid + Polka Dot
Sequins + Stripes
The Mini Jumpsuit