I love this. It’s completely bizarre and impractical but it’s cheeky and fun in a world where couture shows take themselves way too seriously.
Hey, thanks, Valentino. For the inspirational shots of this hair bun. It’s sleek and shiny and it has an accessory made of it’s own material; braid. I tend to put my hair in a more pathetic version of this (think of Popeye’s girlfriend, Olive Oil — yeesh) because the humidity of the Bay Area won’t let me live my best life.
If I want my hair this shiny I may have to wear a wig.
Jokes aside, “the grass is always greener,” as my favorite hair stylist Travis from Spoke and Weal says. You always want what you can’t have, and you end up missing what you do have, which can be totally great if you just open your eyes.
Thanks Travis! And yes, thanks again Valentino. I shall be trying this out after all. Maybe the frizzy nature of my hair can be a benefit here? Volume of some sorts?
Ever notice how these beautiful shots of strappy summer shoes or evening pumps are always modeled by lithe, skinny, narrow feet? Let me tell you about the time I went to Barneys after work in the summer to try on some beautiful Céline (Philo, duh, not Slimane) strappy shoes. It was after work, and it’s important to note the summer part of this scene setting because it was hot and I just walked around for miles. I was browsing on Instagram — which is a habit I’ve broken — and saw those Céline shoes that are essentially three feet of leather laces attached to a flat platform. I wanted to try them! They looked so great on this person, why not see if they look good on my feet?
i have commuter feet. I have worker feet. Tamales, if you will. I have little padded fleshy things with toes that allow me to move about the city, on trains, off buses, and back home every day. So of course the strappy shoes didn’t look good on my feet! The worst part is that even the sales lady laughed at me and suggested some other closed-toe shoe as more reasonable option.
Look, I don’t know. I just wanted to share this story. And the story about how every time I see beautiful photos of strappy shoes on bony feet I feel a little jealous. My feet can look like this sometimes, but only if it’s the dead of winter, I am starving, and I am bed ridden.
Who knew Maria Grazia Chiuri is not only a Game of Thrones fan, but a Sansa Stark stan. This entire couture collection reminds me of the entire season or so where Sansa was in the clutches of Ramsey Bolton where she was essentially in mourning. Then when she managed to get out of danger and back to the North, she never let another man get her down and she wore that attitude loud and proud on her severely, ornate armor/dress.
Look at her; she has a her library card, her Oliver People’s eyeglasses, and her perfect side-swept hair. She is gamine. She doesn’t even carry a bag, and if she did it’d probably be a briefcase because she means business in her long-line double breasted tweed jacket, and her matching tangerine skirt suit with power shoulders. She even wears shoes that look like Karl Lagerfeld himself brought them back from the 17th century France.
I’d like to be this untouchable smart woman. Not everyone would be into this whole aesthetic, but the Revenge of the Nerds person that still lives inside my body is saying, “Fuck them, tho.” So now I want to browse the internet for vintage Chanel long-line tweed cardigans, which it turns out is very hard to find. So I will file this into the list of One Day possessions I’ll eventually stumble upon and acquire and love forever — even if no one else does.
If you imagine this outfit without the “No problemo” t-shirt it would be pretty minimal no? It has some cool contrast thread details in the pants, a funky belt, and the rib knit top (which looks like Acne Studios) but then you add the tie-dye shirt and all of a sudden it’s a fun outfit. It looks super young, even skater-looking.
I need a tutorial for this, people.