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mustard boom

I found this photo of a beloved “meeting” with my favorite doll installation of the Chanel boutique in Ginza in Tokyo. Yes, I was there in the summer of 2009. And in the summer of 2012 I look the chic dollista straight in the eye with my vintage Pierre Leman sunglasses, my American Vintage tee, my Topshop jeggings, my vintage market bag and my Melissa sandals (the easiest to walk on heels ever). And when someone asks me “This mustard color is quite strange and difficult to combine it, how you wear it?”. The answer is simple. With my hydration tinted gel (I recently tried  the incredible texture of Lierac Hydra Chrono Teinte, a slightly creamy blush to the cheeks and a subtle soft pink balm on my lips. I am a T-shirt addict, what to do about that? :-))))))) ))))) A.

the bag and the starry T-shirt

  • Vintage bαg by Alexanderplatz charity shop, Berlin. Tshirt by Topman. Skinny jeans by Topshop. Ankle boots by Dries Van Noten. Belt by H&M.

This is the way it is. I first create the look into my mind. I keep thinking of it late at night. I wake up the next morning. And always something has changed. If I like something in fashion is its structure. It’s all about a vivid puzzle that constantly communicates new messages. Today I rediscovered a tshirt and a bag. Just two of those items that I squeeze at the dark invisible corners of my closet. A day before, I realized that if I compared my wardrobe with a football team, the last two weeks, I was playing with the same line-up while I have hundreds of “players” sitting at the “bench”. The finding horrible. Related to those strange periods when I recycle with my imagination already tested style scenarios. As if I refuse to work to find new ones. So what I decided to do now.

The first one sat on a shelf in the male departement, at a height that I could get it, at a forbidden size (XL), with availability only in this particular item. I bought it having in mind the idea to use a ¨ Honey I shrunk the kids ” technique at the washing machine. The attempt succeeded. The second one, lost among other vintage treasures twenty years old or more… at a second hand shop in Berlin, impressed me with the quality of its leather, the moderate profile of its shape and its all time classic design. Its price was the cause for a celebratory YES to buy it right away. 20 euros.

How much I enjoyed that I pulled them out of the darkness of my drawyers…

Some thoughts …

  1. Just a vintage piece at a time. More ,would be a risk of being classified as an “antique” style person.
  2. I love the stylistic cocktail of sophisticated “materials” like “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” style and some “aromatics” like Camden’s market attitude.
  3. The black is the chameleon of accessories. Perfect partner with all patterns. Wherever and whenever you put it will never disappoint you.