Posts tagged ‘louis vuitton’
I know what you’re thinking. “Sonia, you showed us a photo of this outfit on Friday. Throw something else out there.” And I hear you. I really do. But I felt I should give you a little more info as to my thought process behind the look.
When I was approached by StyleCaster to style an outfit for spring, my immediate thoughts went to my leather jacket. I realize that a leather jacket doesn’t exactly scream spring, but it’s transeasonal. Is that a word? Probably not, but I’m making it one. You see, the beauty of spring and fall is that the climate isn’t extreme. You can wear shorts with a puffer jacket. Pants with a tank top. A ski suit with flip flops. In this scenario however, I opted for florals (I know…”groundbreaking”) to break up the edginess of the leather biker jacket that I actually did buy at a Harley Davidson store.
The result is what I like to think as effortlessly European — as in “ooh I am wearing this floral outfit but there is a slight chill so let me just throw on this rough biker jacket before I hop on my Vespa to go drink wine outdoors with friends.” (I hope you all read that in a French accent). So maybe I should rethink those Isabel Marant sandals as my spring investment and go for a Vespa, because that seems pretty transeasonal too.
Schott jacket | J.Crew shirt | Asos skirt | Schutz heels | Celine sunglasses
// photos by Emily Malan
Doily Doily Do Da Da
I never considered doilies on clothing until Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2012 collection. After that it was like “Grandma, remove that doily from beneath your vase (editors note: pronounced vah-zz) and stitch that to my body!”
While the Louis Vuitton collection is about as unattainable to me as the crown jewels, my beloved Asos happened to create a skirt that’s almost an exact replica. It’s a bit rogue of me to have something so dainty in my closet, but I have not a single ounce of buyers remorse.
We’ll see how I translate this into the cooler months though. Perhaps I’ll go totally offensive and pair it with a flannel and combat boots.
// photos by Gillian Smelick
Clutching To It
When it comes to bags, I’ve always preferred the oversize tote that I can throw my entire life into. And when I say entire life, I’m not exaggerating. Many of my bags not only fit my essentials (see here), but they also seem to hold an unnecessary amount of loose change and old wrappers/receipts, and at times, my dog Finn. Although that’s stretching it a bit.
Anyways, after seeing and falling in love with the above Celine clutch on the streets during New York Fashion Week, I thought maybe it’s time to ditch my large carryalls and make the ol’ switcheroo to a smaller more ladylike clutch. So, this past weekend I pulled out my one and only clutch for a night out with some friends and I’m not going to lie, it was pretty nice not having to spend five minutes rummaging through my bag just trying to find my wallet. That being said, there’s a time and a place for a clutch and my everyday life just isn’t going to be able to fit into a tiny little purse I carry around in my hand. However, I do plan on investing in some more clutches as I don’t think I’ve ever seen or carried a bag that felt as equally edgy as it did elegant and sophisticated. Here are some inspirational images I’ve gathered for my next clutch purchase: