Thursday, December 22, 2011

Look of the Moment: Fruit Loop

From left: Prada, Marni, Jil Sander and Bottega Veneta
When I first came to my internship, I thought I'd be wearing a suit and tie combo three days a week. In reality, I get to wear my usual street clothes! Working in fashion is a sartorially liberating experience because you get to enjoy dressing. As long as the effect is tasteful, it's always a green light ahead. To give you an example, whilst some of my colleagues don a cool jeans and T-shirt look, a couple of the ladies dabbled in sheer and integrated filmy tops in their wardrobe (they paired the tops with a colorful bra and a jacket for coverage).

I reveled at how I wouldn't dare wear the same clothes to other occasions.

Because of the insouciant dress code (I actually think there is none), I'm beginning to experiment a little bit. Of the Fall 2011 trends that I saw, I chose to incorporate colorblocking. You might argue it would be easy for me because I love fashion and have a quasi articulation of all the colors that traipsed down the catwalk. Quite frankly I thought that too, but let's face it: I am no color dude.

But here I was, in front of my closet, ready to pick an orange henley, blueberry wide-legged pants, a cream blazer with the slightest (and I mean it's almost invisible) pattern, and a screaming yellow parka reserved for the blistering thunderstorm. And I wore them. At the same time.

It's nothing extreme, but I thought about it for a moment and reveled at how I wouldn't dare wear the same ensemble to other occasions. It's too colorful for church, it's too dressy for school, and it's too kooky for business events. But you know what, I had fun with it. I walked down the financial district and many people looked at how bon vivant and kick butt I looked.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Declaration of the Moment: And I'm Back!

Dear Friends, Readers and (the occasional) Stumblers,

I know I've been away for some time (ahem, the whole freakin' semester). But to make up for it, I've been on some adventures that I am dying to share with you. From onerous group projects to fun office parties, I shall be spilling the beans (and then some) in the following posts.

I've been on some adventures that I am dying to share with you!

For now, enjoy this satirically hilarious video about the elusive--some argue they're urban myth--creatures that are called "the bisexual." Interesting, ain't it?

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Craze of the Moment: Marni + H&M

Sorry if I haven't been active in the blogosphere! But enough with the apologies and let's get down to business: Marni's Spring 2012 collab with H&M! I didn't fall in line for Versace's (and I probably won't because the deranged prints and pieces just ain't me), but this one deserves my and your attention.

There is never one way to wear Marni!

I loved Marni's quirky-cool frumpiness and will continue to do so. It's very understated yet it's very creative and free form; it has the elegance of adulthood but also the spunk of youth. There is never one way to wear Marni and that's probably the beauty of it!

So mark your calendars because March 8, 2012 will be something to, hopefully, remember. I am saving every penny I've got yo!!!

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