nyc trip + outfit photos + the trollsen twins
I think I walked about 200 blocks total in the span of 4 days, no joke. My feet were falling off. We zigzag-ed all over soho, tribeca, chelsea, greenwich, meatpacking district, at one point Soupi and I walked all the way down to the edge of chinatown from our hotel next to Penn Station on 32nd street. Other things: We walked through the Chelsea Flower Market, went to the milk bar, rode the subway up to Lincoln center to watch Persepolis, went to St. Patrick's Cathedral and did a prayer for my mum. Storewise: I freq'ed A.P.C, the Museum of Modern Art, Opening Ceremony, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Scoop NYC, Macy's, Saks, etc.
Anyhow, it's that time again!! You know, when I showcase my personal style. [no big no big ; ) ] It includes what I wore in NYC, photo journal style, and then at the end is what I promised about my photos from school (my aunt brought my camera back) and the outfits with the items I bought which I mentioned last entry. Have fun, and I hope you find something inspiring.
All outfits were paired with my trusty Cream Converse - except the one with pumps.
outfit : Anthropologie cardigan (gift), AA sweetheart-cut shirt, Cheap Monday jeans, Un-matching pink and blue socks (I couldn't find the their mates, haha. looked cute though).
this one actually has an 'amusing' story. so, as one can see, I finally caved in and purchased a pair of Norma Kamali Gold Leggings. I plead that they were on sale and shiny + I had a coupon code and I recieved a gift certificate with my purchase [via http://www.chickdowntown.com/ ...and they wrapped it up so nicely]. Plus I heard the AA ones scratch easy. See below + Soupi's stalkerish picture of me.
Um, yeah the thing is no one told me wearing lamé leggings in NYC was a bad idea, although in retrospect I should have known. I just figured city girls are some of the most daring and unique dressers so I figured if I don't wear them in NY, where else would I wear them? Plus they were warm! Of course, it looked like more girls were wearing long boots, dark tights, and dark earthy colors, not too stand-out, so I guess I was wrong.
Long story short, half of the people I passed were looking at me or my legs (I hadn't thought it would be that big a deal), including strange creepy guys. One guy puckered his face and said, "hey sweetie!" and someone poked his head out of a taxi and continued to stare at my friend and I for about 30 seconds... which is a really long time. Plus a woman smiled and shouted, "Goldfinger!!" which I wasn't quite sure how to respond to. Not to mention when night fell I got scared and I pulled down my skirt and pulled up my leggings, I wanted to tear them off, really, because of the creep pheromone they were giving off. And that's why at night when we went out to eat, I switched to safe opaque black leggings.
Day: Scotland Cream hat (gift), DKNY sleeveless sweater (gift), Kors skirt, Norma Kamali Gold Leggings.
Night: Navy and Plaid childhood cape, DKNY sleeveless sweater (gift), U/O tights, Kors skirt.
Day: Sweetees cardigan (also http://www.chickdowntown.com/) I was so surprised when I saw they matched my Hansel and Basel socks [btw, interview with the founder of Hansel and Basel will be up very soon!], free people cable tights. Yes I wore socks over tights... Orchid AA skirt, Vintage (?) Vivienne Westwood bag [mentioned last entry].
Late Afternoon: Orchid AA skirt, H & M shirt ($5) I purchased in NY, Hansel & Basel scrunched down socks, Green payless pumps.
Late Night: McQ by Alexander McQueen bandana dress (mentioned last entry), CK short cable sweater, U/O tights.
Mishmash Things I did not wear but purchased in NYC
Nepal Hat: $8 somewhere on Howard St. [across from Opening Ceremony- 35 Howard St]
H&M zipper trapeze dress- $20 [purch. next to Macy's]
MBMJ bandana (I just stuck it in the dress)- $8
MBMJ socks- $10, Marc by Marc Jacobs store.
Elizbeth Hurley Caftan- $35 Scoop NYC in Meatpacking District, across from Stella McCartney's store (drool).
MoMA lips postcard- $2.50, Museum of Modern Arts. I also bought a pretty umbrella from there- $35.
My friend Soupi and I decided to have some fun picking some ridiculously expensive clothes and trying them on. I chose an oversized Anna Sui coat with roses (it said Petite though!). It was just for laughs- my skin tone doesn't go well with that sort of red-- Soupi said I looked like a giant tomato. Lol.
long awaited PHOTOS from School @ dorm
The Chloe skirt I told you about, paired with Matt & Nat Wright bag, Abaete flats, and Hello Kitty sweatshirt.
Different Takes on 1 childhood piece
Look 1: eclectic folk dressy: styled with gray cotton cami, H & M belt, Kate Spade Cape Cod cotton scarf [threaded it through button holes), U/O socks.
Look 2: Puffy Pretty and Chill: gray cami, H & M belt, puffy skirt from Anthropologie, U/O socks.
Look 3: Casual, Laidback, etc: gray cami, random red ribbon, Cheap Monday tight jeans.
outfit 1: headband from fair, stuck feathers on it, free people rough long shirt and cable tights, Old Navy herringbone shorts, Eleanor Grosch flats.
outfit 2: U/O scarf, Tara Jarmon for target dress jacket, blue cami, Cheap Monday jeans ($14 via Barney's warehouse sale), Eleanor Grosch flats.
outfit 1: free people sequin hoodie, CK knit tank dress and cotton skinny pants, Palladium boots.
outfit 2: CK knit tank dress and cotton skinny pants + Stella McCartney stilettos (via Ebay).
Organic (?) Shirt from some LA sample sale. Cardigan and tights-- U/O. Express skirt. Vintage YSL pumps via Ebay [the ones I mentioned last post].
Prep with a Twist
outfit 1: CK cable sweater, Cross craft fair pin, Abaete flats, Phillip Lim for UNIQLO skirt.
outfit 2: BCBG plaid blazer, Gap scarf, Green Gap Tank, CK white shirt, Giordano khakis, Kate Spade canvas skimmers.
during the school semester and my inability to post, something I was surprisingly impressed by, was Peta's approach towards new campaigns which come off not only effective and informative, but educational, interactive, media savvy, and have punchy humor with a bite. I'm not endorsed by them in any way, so rest assured these are my own true opinions.
For example, the big campaign that you might have heard about are about the Olsen twins' heavy use of and ignorant approach to fur. Peta created an intriguing Full House parody clip. Ashley and Mary-Kate are nicknamed the Trollsen twins and...the graphics pretty much say it all. Anyway, they set up a webpage, where people can watch the clip, dress them up in their typical disgusting (and you'll see it's disgusting) fur-wear. For a while, the Trollsen twins even had their own Myspace account created. Isn't that intense?
Anyway, you guys can check it here: http://www.peta2.com/trollsens
Dress up the Trollsen Twins at peta2.com!
It's really interactive and user-friendly...therefore, quite effective in reaching out to those who don't know a thing. So props, honestly. In any case, the Olsens don't have any style in my book when they can can support such an inhumane fur industry. It's surprising that they can keep ignoring it. Especially when they have such young girls looking (or had been looking) up to them.
They even made this snowglobe for winter. You can shake it up and everything. It contains Anna Wintour.