2014/04/12

Kitsune

(If you feel like the CdG Robe de Chambre coat is an ever-present figure in my outfit posts ever since I bought it, you're not mistaken. I have become the girl in a big red coat.)

I recently got my hands on two pieces from Let Kuzmus's new collection, this skirt is one of them. I like the incorporation of menswear-looking fabric, and also the way an office lady pencil skirt gets transformed by the stripe of fabric sticking out on each side. The red bralet is another new addition to my wardrobe, I bought it during my trip to Tokyo in Nadia, a store I've been eyeing on the internet for some time. I put the mesh white dress over it to avoid looking like a sailor pin-up girl wannabe. (I'm not a fan of either of these two trends, on myself that is.) I wore this to a Maison Kitsune club event in Osaka a while ago, so I added some 'dressier' accessories as well. The Tatsuya Tsukahara geometrical necklace has become my favourite accessory of all times, because I keep discovering new ways to wear it (as a belt, as a headband, anticipating what I think of next).

SKIRT - LET KUZMUS | RED BRALET - NADIA | MESH DRESS - PHANKARAT | STAR SOCKS - STREET STALL IN SEOUL | HOLOGRAPHIC SHOES - MONKI | MIRROR PLANET EARRINGS - TOPSHOP | GEOMETRIC NECKLACE (WORN AS A HEADBAND) - TATSUYA TSUKAHARA (VIA LITMUS)

2014/04/09

KOBEY.

Growing up in Eastern Europe, I have ever since my childhood had this inner dislike for denim, sportswear, and 90s fashion. There were simply too many people running around wearing these not necessarily bad things in a really bad way. But I can feel I have been moving on from any presumptions against any of these, although my first pair of sneakers in ages is yet to be purchased. (I am way too picky.) This KOBEY sweatshirt kind of got me into the 90s sportswear mood. It's an inside joke slash play of words on the classic OBEY print and the city I'm currently living in - KOBE (pronounced as KOBEY in a bad American accent). Since I arrived last October, I have seen local kids wearing KOBEY stuff, and I managed to sniff out (Well, I simply asked a friend.) the source and get my hands on my own piece. I went for the one that really pretty much rips off the OBEY classic, because I think that it goes beyond a 'funny T-shirt' logo, as it is quite clever, and it also seems to be quite a noteworthy part of the hip hop club scene in here.
I styled the sweat in a rather boyish way - leather shorts, socks, and sandals, but I hid a more ladylike summery version underneath. It's still very laid back, though, so I wanted the photos to be set in a really ordinary urban environment. I randomly discovered this quiet residential neighbourhood car park when I was looking for places to shoot at. I like how it's anything but fancy, and I also really like the (purely accidental) sharp line of light that runs through the picture, and the car park's line marks matching my shoes and socks.

KOBEY SWEAT - SABO | FAUX LEATHER SHORTS - C/O FRONT ROW SHOP | MESH LONG-SLEEVED TOP - THRIFTED | RED BRALET (UNDERNEATH) - NADIA | STRIPED SOCKS - C/O FRONT ROW SHOP | PLATFORM SANDALS - H&M | KNUCKLE RINGS - H&M | PLASTIC CHAIN - MONKI | EARRINGS - GIZA TOKYO

2014/04/05

Que Sera Sera

'Whatever will be, will be.'


The black and white combination is a classic, but I feel like it can become a little boring when you don't think about combining materials and textures, too. I really like the mesh and faux leather combination, as well as the matte plastic chain and sunglasses. I also love how the outfit simultaneously melts into and contrasts with the wall in the background. The pinafore itself is quite short on me, but black mini shorts and a blazer tied around my waist solve the problem perfectly. I already have a few other styling ideas with this pinafore in my head, it had never occurred to me how versatile a piece it can become before I got it.

WHITE FAUX LEATHER PINAFORE - C/O MOTEL ROCKS | MESH TOP - THRIFTED | BLACK AND WHITE BLAZER - H&M | STRIPED LEGGINGS - C/O OASAP | WHITE PLATFORM SANDALS - H&M | BOY SNAPBACK - SICK | WHITE MATTE SUNGLASSES - STREET STALL IN SEOUL | WHITE PLASTIC CHAIN - MONKI | BLACK CIRCLE RING - MONKI | BLACK FAUX LEATHER SHOULDER BAG - MONKI