Monday, October 15, 2018

Prada now and later

I'm not really into Prada, but I don't have an aversion either--honestly, as long as a designer label is able to provide what I'm looking for I don't really care what that label is and I only have a few favorites that I'll support label first rather than product first.

Since I'm forever obsessed with fur on shoes or bags these fluffy slides had my attention and after they were put in the Net-a-Porter sale I decided to make the purchase. I have to admit I'm glad I got a deep discount because they do fit small and I didn't really feel comfortable in them until I broke them in and conditioned the fur with vinegar so the dye would stop rubbing off (which is honestly kind of ghetto for a high end designer no?).


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Despite those minor flaws of the leopard print version, I will still seriously consider the neutral version if it does go on sale. The design is so perfect, reminiscent of the fur slides by Celine from several years ago that started the whole shearling foot bed trend:

Phoebe Philo is really THAT BITCH. I was drooling when these came out and so sad I was too broke to purchase.
Many designers have been using this Celine creation as the prototype for luxury slides and I really hope the trend continues because I find walking on a bed of luxurious fur all day extremely necessary.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

shear terror

the fur invasion is upon us...

Tabitha Simmons--Ugg makes loafers and they don't look anything like this. What a shame.


Rebecca Minkoff--I remember when I used to call her Rebecca Knockoff because I was so over her unoriginal designs...but lately she's been stepping her shit up.


Stuart Weitzman--first of all all this label has been out here PROVIDING for the girls for YEARS. I love a shoe that goes POW! as a first impression.


Stuart Weitzman--I didn't know I needed them, but here he is again, PROVIDING.

Yosi Samra--I love how classic these look and almond toes are always so pretty to me.


Isabel Marant--I forgot about Isabel; there was a moment when she was so essential (the sneaker wedge moment) and now I think she's getting back to that.
Alexander Wang--I've always been drawn to animal print, cheetah or leopard print specifically because it matches everything, but still looks sort of low class and tacky and that's forever my look.

....what's really scary is how many of these types of shoes I already have and how tempted I still am to pick up some of these selections.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

trying to make western happen

I just tweeted about how every year I feel like designers try and make cowboy boots a thing...let me elaborate...

First of all, I will say that cowboy boots really had a moment in the early 2000s; I vividly remember  wearing a pair I found at a Forever 21esque store in the mall (Vanity? Gadzooks? Wetseal? Honestly my current bougieness has blocked out the trauma). They were surprisingly good boots despite being made in China and I was determined to wear them in the same manner as one of my early 2000s fashion icons, Mary-Kate:



...this look high key changed my life (if you can't already tell, ALL of her looks during her tragic phase changed my life FOREVA...this is kind of a running theme with my celeb-inspired style actually, maybe I'll post on that later).

Ever since then I've seen the cowboy boot return periodically as if designers are trying to make it some sort of standard or classic style of shoe? I mean, I get that country music is becoming more and more acceptable due to all the current brazen provincial caucasian patriotism or whatever, but I've never thought cowboy boots were a classic. They are traditionally worn by people who don't sound very intellectual when they speak and also work outside--this is low class. Even though fashion is always being influenced by low class things, when it comes to cowboy boots, they've always come off as that trend that just won't die.

Due to these facts, I have to deem their presence extra AF and overall trashy--which is exactly why I'm so drawn to them...



Years after Mary-Kate's western hobo phase I decided to revisit the trend with a pair of étolie Dallin suede boots by Isabel Marant (sold out, but the taller version is available). I've always thought they looked great paired with baggy layers, leggings or tights; a nice example in the first picture depicting a more streamlined version of Mary-Kate's look. Additionally, I have a shocking number of onesies so I thought the look from off the runway was an exceptional styling of the boot in the sense that it is both whimsical and easy--literally both items are pulled on in one direction and you're out the door looking a mess.

Currently, designers are hard at work creating more updated versions of the "classic" boot, some of which I find compelling:

MM6 Maison Margiela--love this dusty rose color and I'm always here for a low wedge.
Golden Goose Deluxe Brand--these are just so substantial, I love the height and the slight slouch.

Off-White--I like a little humor with my fashion plus these are really well crafted, the hardware is gorgeous.

Tibi--more dressy than casual, but such a sexy take on the western boot.


R13--so tacky and awful that I think they're amazing, had to include them.

Toga Pulla--never heard of this brand, but they definitely caught my attention. I love the hardware on the heel and navy blue is one of my favorite colors (also comes in black), such a striking design.

Of all these selections I would probably go for the Margielas or the Toga Pulla ones if I didn't have a pair of cowboy boots already. I still wonder when designers are going to stop revamping and reintroducing old trends and come up with something new, some bag lady sneakers in dingy distressed leather perhaps?


Monday, August 27, 2018

balenciaga bag lady


Ever since I started getting into the hobo chic look popularized by the legendary Mary-Kate Olsen circa 2005 (and I guess her twin sister by association) I've been obsessed with the Balenciaga city bag. The fact that she continued to wear this bag worth thousands of dollars with a large, unsightly stain embedded in the beautiful pistachio leather was ICONIC. The whole concept of wearing luxury goods in a state of distress was elevated by this fashion moment in my opinion. I mean she probably had the pen she used to sign all those checks for all the people employed at their multiple fashion houses accidentally break and leak out into the contents of her bag and she was like, "shit..........whatever." and just kept it pushing--those are the high levels of nonchalant bougieism I live for.

Fast forward to 2017/18...

It's not that I'm over the city bag, but ever since Demna G. has taken over, things in this fashion house have looked so much more exciting. Previously, my eye was drawn to the totes that came out a few seasons ago; I just really liked the lowkey design and the functionality of them. After browsing Net a Porter's site (mainly during the sale that I was desperately trying to avoid to no avail) I spotted the most charming bag I've seen in a while:

 

A shopping bag as a real bag?! YES. Especially considering I don't really go shopping in real life anymore (customer service is legit non existent so I don't even bother plus I'm a well known sloth so scrolling and clicking is more my style).  They do come in a smaller size in black that reminds me of the little bags they give you when you buy a few products at Sephora that make it look like you didn't just spend $500 on three things. I like the larger size because they include a top zipper and I also like the thin straps and realistic creases. The white version means I have a chance to create my own nonchalant bougie moment and stain it so it will look like I really don't have any way of carrying my things except an old, dirty shopping bag--omg, so homeless bag lady chic LOVE. IT.

Also I stay obsessed with fur on all things other than coats so this caught my eye:


I don't like the gaudy lettering at all, but I like that this is a nappy shearling vs straight (unlike this other fur bag that I passed up bc I decided to be too poor/more responsible).

Despite all this excitement, I'm still literally going to wait until Net a Porter's next sale at the end of the year before I decide to purchase anything at all and by that time who knows what will be available or what my new obsession will be.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

I hate espadrille


and it sucks that this is only the very beginning of 2018's spending ban so I can't say I'll buy them, but you know...........................................I might.

Friday, January 5, 2018

2017 lookback and lookbook

VEDA leather vest; Fendi shearling sneakers

 

dress by Edit and Gucci loafers



 


Gianvito Rossi boots and Kate Spade bag strap


jumpsuit by Only Hearts; B&O Play headphones; visor by Brixton


Isabel Marant boots

Aquazurra boots (charms are my own)

Filson hat; Vetements dress


2017 was...interesting to say the least.

It was just a lot right from the start...and all the way to the end. All the linear parts of my life, primarily work, remained stable while other things would just...happen.

The list of unfortunate events is too long for my liking and I'd rather not recount any of them here, but I survived...not all of my clothing did--that Acne leather jacket has since been replaced for example along with many other items lost in said unfortunate events. Despite what I tend to post on this blog, I have never been truly materialistic. I do not attach my worth or any real meaning on to things like I do with people. 2017 really proved to me that material things of good quality are still replaceable, but good people are hard to find.

I did what I could to deal with it all; I took a couple trips to step away (and see Britney Spears! Will share later of course) and to reflect and recoup. I did this so often that I don't have any real 2018 resolutions because I was able to find my resolve in all those moments of being knocked around a bit. There's something special about finding a way to settle down after disruption. Yes, I did cry; yes, I did scream at people; yes, I did stay in bed longer than my usual sloth self...but I'm not drained, or defeated. 

Finally, I've come to believe that the saying 'life goes on' doesn't really become apparent until you have watched it wither away right in front of you. However, watching death front and center doesn't make me afraid, it makes me even more ready to live. 

Happy New Year!


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Some Reading | 2017 Video Music Awards

Award shows are getting so boring and basic to me…I’m just gonna casually run through the highlights this time...

First of all the ONLY REASON I wanted to watch is this:

...those Saint Laurent boots are currently sold out on Net-a-porter btw.

Kendrick’s opening performance gave me anxiety, I felt like one too many things were on fire…I hope all those dancers have great insurance. He’s an electric performer without all that.


Then here comes that ginger boy singing about things I KNOW his ugly ass knows nothing of…accompanied by an autotuned Negro I don’t care about.


...remember when she was hot?

Katy Perry is about to over-quirk her way through this production...lots of muting on the way for me.

I can’t believe they cut off that Julie girl, I caught her performance during the Billboard Awards and I actually LIKED it a lot…I was shocked they cut her off just to announce something about that gluttonous white woman…

Taylor Swift’s video was dumb...the fashions were LIT...

thigh highs are a cornerstone of my aesthetic as you all know

...but the song was dumb...



I muted that white kid with the nasally voice performing Shawn something, he’s like a third-rate Nick Jonas.

I unmuted for Lorde and the bitch didn’t even sing…or dance very well.


Teyana Taylor channeled a ‘90s Janet. Iconic.



Fifth Harmony finally comes on opening with direct shade to their now unfortunate departed member—THEN NORMANI SLAYING MY LIFE HITTING A SPLIT LIKE A BOWWSSS. It was everything.

I didn’t appreciate them once again cutting off a performance, Chester Bennington will be missed.



Miley Cyrus is highkey one of the best vocalists of our time. She did great she even put clothes ON during the performance, which was like, wow. The whole thing was charming.

Demi Lovato comes out flanked by blacks to disguise her yelling as “soulful”.

Pink works so hard…her net worth should be higher…I still don’t like her...and she should have told her daughter about Kylie Jenner.
Thirty Seconds to Mars would have done better without whatever autotuned negro was in that song. That performance was visually pleasing tho, mainly because Jared is so ugly now.

The moment to recognize American history repeating itself/whites being white…was unnecessary and I’m pretty sure that foundation is a scam (can’t trust a white woman for shit).

The next performance was also unnecessary, won't even comment on it.


Katy Perry closed with a performance filled with the usual goofy ass visuals, but also so legit vogue dancing and Nicki looked snatched as usual.

Other things of note


Why does Fifth Harmony’s stylist hate Ally Brooke so much?

Why does Jared Leto insist on looking homeless in the face?

But for real, why is Demi Lovato always yelling? I liked how she sang when she still had a gap in her teeth and was hitting people.

Where was Ariana Grande? And Halsey? I was really starting to like both of those white girls.

Are the whites who run BET the same ones cutting off these new artists?



And there are all these new weepy-voiced white boys out here, I can’t even keep up anymore...

Is this Logic white the new Maclemore white?

Is Bebe Rexha the new Rita Ora? 

...so many questions...

It was a good show I guess, I could have done without all the focus on people killing themselves and the world being a fucking mess right now--it always comes off cliché when rich, mostly ignorant people get preachy. Anyway the highlights were super lit and I was glad some of my faves were featured.

Fashion...only focusing on the faves, although it wasn't a terrible red carpet at all

Yara shahidi...satin stunner.

Hailee Steinfeld...serving ice princess looks.

Hailey Baldwin...and serving ice Queen looks.



Normani...LITERALLY OWNING THE RED CARPET OMG.


Nicki Minaj...standard issue living doll in pink latex once again.

Chanel Westcoast...I don't know where she stands on the Iggy Azelea scale, but I love how clean and loud this was.

Gucci Mane (his stage look)...Gucci in Gucci. So beautiful


Paris Jackson...the more I look at the Dior ensemble the more I love it.

Joan Smalls...so sleek and simple, honestly something I would wear so I had to include it.