As you may have noticed from the recent #dayinthelife posts I am working on a Bloomingdale’s job. While I can’t divulge any details about the shoots (you will have to wait until October) I can say there is a great musician involved, a wonderful cause and of course, amazing fashion.
What I can share is some old images from a shoot I did for Bloomingdale’s where we shot baby-doll dresses in a recycling plant. Weird, I know!
Why would you throw out Thriller?!?
This was straight up mean of us to do to her. Did I mention it was freezing?
Sometime outfits revolve around the smallest detail. You wake up and realize you haven’t worn something in a year and you just have to make that piece work. Today was all about the socks. It was a cold but bright day just before the holidays really set in and that frantic I-need-to-shop-vibe was in full effect. At work I spend a fair amount of time making sure wardrobe looks nice, pressed & fresh so in response to that I tend to look quite rumpled and disheveled even if it is put together. Today was a prime example of that.
The socks are Benetton, they came in a 3 pack in the same color-way, so I have diamonds and a solid pair in addition to the stripes. The boots are c/o Zodiac and I am crazy about the tassels. These are very comfortable and have a vintage inspired wooden stacked heel. The thermal leggings are from American Apparel. The dress is E’Toil Isabel Marant and was a hand me down from a friend to another friend then to lucky me because I love it. Thanks COC & CN! Being from the South, I don’t handle the cold very well so naturally I am a big layerer. Over the dress I have on my oversized grandpa cardigan with silver lurex stripes from Martin + Osa. For outerwear is the Topshop coat with 3 felt pins I got years ago at a Ports 1961 fashion show and the scarf was another fashion week score from the goodie bag last season at the Nicholas K show. It was the first show to open up NYFW at Lincoln Center. We always run Nicholas K menswear in ANTENNA but last issue we got the gorgeous and wickedly funny Aubry Plaza in this amazing top by them. My gloves are H&M, the bag was a gift and the sunglasses are a new brand called KBL and the necklace is an old Marc Jacobs watch.
It’s a challenge to work in this industry and not always want something new. I have the luxury of getting to see the most beautiful clothes first. For myself (and the planet) I am trying hard to fight against the very thing I do for a living. Which is convince others to buy buy buy new new new. I tend to shop vintage, recycled or thrifted. I accept hand me downs and buy on Ebay. I am fortunate to get gifted a fair share as well. Does this mean I don’t buy new? Of course not. I do. But right now I am working on making a conscious effort to WEAR all that I buy and own. Don’t get me wrong, I love fashion and there are many things in my closet that I will probably never wear again (either they don’t fit, are falling apart or are too costume at the moment) but they live there in the dark corner of the closet. When I stick my head way back there it’s like finding an old photograph and a wave of memories of experiences wearing those clothes washes over me and I feel fine that those pieces are taking up real estate in my tiny little closet.
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