Have I mentioned that I love 80s hair bands and music?
Well, I do. Today’s song: Surrender – Cheap Trick.
Ah, the Aussies do know their style. Durr.
Ah, thinking so much on the 80’s – and not only because of the sudden (sort of) influx of leather, studs, eyeliner, neon lipstick, black booties, tunics, unique oversize sweaters, and – most importantly – the triumphant return of leggings. Really, it’s the music that does it for me. Currently listening to (yes, I changed) Duran Duran.
Look at that hair.
Sasha Pivovarova in VOGUE Italia:
I’m still on a quest to find my Perfect Harem Pants… I need to run down to UO and check out those grey ones in person…
Oh, sorry – those are from amazing etsy seller Chichi’s Colour Zone.
Need to keep all those pesky Fall trends straight? NYmag’s got it all sorted out for ya. Hop on over. I really hope I can track down a pair of non-dominatrix/hooker thigh-highs, preferably grey suede, 4.5″ heel. Hmm. Oh hey, how ’bout them Halstons? (Unfortunately, “these are no longer available.” Well… f***.)
Although I’m not a fan of the awkward heel that’s between heel and chunk. Haha, also my runner legs (read: yes, I have non-stick legs. Also read: it’s all muscle, baby!) probably won’t be that conducive to what basically comes down to a pair of suede, skintight leggings with shoes on the bottom. But I still love them. 🙂
Other thigh-high favourites: Hussein Chalayan and – mais bien sur – Rodarte. (The grey ones, not the black laser-cut ones… although those are sweet, nary a hope of my legs looking semi-decent in them).
I like Chalayan’s waders better than Prada’s for some reason…
I like Rodarte’s, but I’d prefer suede. A tad more demure (although ‘demure thigh-highs’ is a bit of an oxymoron, don’t you think?)
…and while I’m perusing the collections, here’s a bit of Bottega Veneta who, for some reason, I haven’t gotten to checking out in quite some time. Donc, voici!
Sigrid Agren. Sort of a 30s/40s look, especially with that hair & makeup.
Anna Jagodzinski. Love that coat & corset (or dress, to be quite honest I’m not entirely sure) – this is one of my favourite colours of late.
Something about that second photo gets me… the contrast (subtle, but there)? the colours? the sharpness? I dunno.
I think I need to get all-white bedding and some lacy things.
Face & shorts.
Just had a thought. Everyone shops at H&M, F21, Topshop, etc… it’s just all about combining it in new & different and, most importantly, unique ways that make them unrecognisable (sort of) from one photo of it to the next… A corset, for example, could be used in a sexy/punk way with some leather and such, and in the next photo it could be paired with some vintage floral number and a flower crown. Or whatever.
Just a thought.
So ouaiisss…. currently on my need list: baggy-but-fitting band tees (Pink Floyd, Zep, AC/DC, Def Lep, Stones, Beatles, and Ramones are the frontrunners), perfect harem pants, sandals (always!), big bow hairt hing (band or clip, who cares?), and umm… oh yeah. Perfect – perfect! – highwaisted shorts. Really. I need light wash, not too high-waisted, a big raggedy around the hem… you know. That whole bit.
Oh, maybe a maxi dress (! maybe. It’d have to be unique…) and 70s blouses.
Siiiiigh. Wore my hair all poufed-out and 80s-ish today. Super fun.