Photography by: Kenneth Chou
I’m not gonna lie: I love vintage designer clothing, especially those second-hand items gifted from great aunts, moms & kind, older friends! These studded Maud Frison suede brogues are from the 80s; the oversized gold chain/link bracelet, from the 70s. This vintage Malo cashmere sweater? I practically live in it, yet it’s barely pilled & only showing light signs of wear. It’s from the 90s, so I’d say it’s doing rather well! I have newer items that won’t make it past the current season, yet these amazing vintage pieces, that have lasted decades, are still going strong. At the risk of sounding ancient: they really aren’t making things like they used to, now are they?!
It’s certainly my love of a retro vibe that led me to this 70s-style black floppy hat from H&M & Juicy Couture gold rivet-clad “Topanga” bag, which has a worn-in/thrift store feel to it. Talking about bags, I’ve got to admit that I’m none too kind to my purses. One could say my treatment of them is borderline abusive. So the fact that this Juicy cross-body bag (which I’ve carried around daily since December) is still as good as new, really attests to its durability! Not to mention it’s the perfect size purse: small enough to be dainty, yet big enough to fit more than the bare essentials. Although I did purchase it with practical intentions, it was likely the soft leather & unusual multi-sized studs that sold me on it (nudged by a severely discounted price!). Here’s hoping my current favourite multicoloured rock necklace from J.Crew & black/white diamond print pants from the Gap have the same staying power!
Floppy Hat: H&M (similar). Polkadot Sunglasses: Zara, sold out (similar + love these). Cashmere Sweater: vintage Malo (similar here + high end). Wool Coat: Gap, old. Rock Necklace: J.Crew on sale! Cross-body Bag: Juicy Couture. Diamond print Pants: Gap on sale! (similar here). Suede studded Brogues: vintage Maud Frison. Link Bracelet: vintage (similar here). Zirconia Earrings: old (similar on sale!). Button Ring: similar. Gold Ring: vintage.
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Valentine’s day came early for this lucky lady! Nikki Reed attended the Shot Through The Heart Valentines Day Bash on Tuesday looking spectacularly styled from head-to-toe.
Such a beautiful look, don’t cha think?!
Photo Credit: starstyle.com
There are pretty shoes. There are statement shoes. And then there are weird shoes. Ok, so I must admit that a part of me does love the Coke bottle inspired heels on this Charlotte Olympia “Soda” sandal & find them to be an optimal conversation piece. I mean, if that’s what you’re going for. But they are rather clunky & an unfortunate brown colour, which is never a good combination in my books.
That being said, the silly kitschy plasticness of it all does make me crack a smile & crack open a can of soda. Or a pop, rather, as we like to call it here in Canada. I already hear the fizz of a freshly opened can calling my name! Like, right now. Certainly cheaper than purchasing these puppies for nearly 2K. Yep, you read right! These are available at Neiman Marcus & Bergdorf Goodman if you’re so inclined.
That is all.
Happy Friday! And drink your Cola responsibly this weekend, will ya?!
Photo Credit: bergdorfgoodman.com
Elizabeth Banks looked oh-so-pretty (as always!) in her black suede Jimmy Choo “Tamber” cut out heels & David Koma drop-waist skater dress. As you can tell from my previous post, I’m currently loving the look of a fuller, flirty skirt! It’s too bad we won’t be able to see this celebrity on-screen in her latest movie, but we will be able to hear her as a character voice in the highly anticipated Lego Movie. She wore the above ensemble at a screening for the movie, yesterday.
Photo Credit: goole.com, jimmychoo.com