No matter how cold it is, I also enjoy throwing in a pair of shorts or knickers to my outfits. Of course, pants will keep you warm and jeans are reliable, but shorts always add a sense of boyish whimsy to my outfits.
As mild as these uncharacteristically mild Canadian winters are, a pair of wool tights can be your best friend too!
I do hate to start any post with an apology, but I feel like I do owe you one! I had technical difficulties with my last Margiela post. I shot over 3 days, outside, inside, diff rooms, diff lighting...all this madness. Please accept my apology...we can enjoy the post now, yes?
I think I talked my mouth off with the story and the details behind Martin Margiela.
In short, the darted jacket feels wonderful, like second skin. The flat coat is delicate like paper, it doesn't wrinkle, it crinkles. I love it regardless, but I'm afraid of wearing it sometimes!
I baby my clothes...
I want to get a little personal here and answer the question, what is fashion to me?
Maison Martin Margiela needs no introduction. The iconic house is the father of deconstruction, renown for it's minimalistic yet avant-garde designs, outlandish silhouettes, and the vanishing designer.
didn't have to be a dedicated lover of the understated cool house to
have heard about the collaboration with H&M, with posters plastered everywhere. Though LOVE AETHETICS
deducted the irony about how the exclusive house was reaching a mass
produced audience, I was honored for the chance to be part of the Margiela vision.
For months I had planned on lining up the previous night to join the
frenzy of die-hard fans. But as the date reached closer, I had to hide
my head in homework and dream about what might've been.
Dear baby blog,
I haven't forgotten about you, did you forget about me?
I'm sorry for the delay! I've been indescribably busy with school work and what not. I think about writing you always, but time seems to escape me. Forgive me? I promise to write to you at least once a week!
The difference between a bland collection and a memorable collection is emotion.
Of coarse design innovation, and dynamic details captures your attention. But when a collection can touch you on an aesthetic as well as an emotional level? It is no longer just clothes. It's an impression, a physical and artistic expression represented in fabrics.
That's where Haider Ackermann comes in. He never ceases to add pages of romance into the mental scrapbook of his viewer.
Though celebrated for his rich color palette (that still echoes in my mind whenever I think about jewels), and is no stranger to elevating monochromatic scheme, previous unexplored strong graphic prints were used throughout the collection.
His signature look of intrinsic structured jackets made their
appearances with patterned collars or contrast bodies married with
flowing, silk trousers were abundant.
Pairing his structured looks with flowing sheer gowns in polka dots gave a picturesque impression of almost lingerie. The impression it adds? That romanticism that Ackermann always has, the unique dance between femininity and masculinity. It is that signature ballroom dance that allows his viewer to fall in love with him a little more, each collection, or emotional impression, he dawns on us.
Did Ackermann's latest collection make you emote?
Is emotion an important element of a collection to you?
Sometimes I force myself to wear color. It's too easy to wear all black everyday, but let's be honest, there's such comfort being wrapped in layers of nori, isn't there? I'm a complete sucker for deliberately clashed patterns that argue loudly or disruptively so in my outfit.
Please excuse my disgruntled expression...I do normally rock the "cool
guy model doesn't smile" look, but I was especially annoyed this time
around. The nosy neighbor girl was bouncing on her trampoline, trying to
spy on my little photo-shoot. She stopped periodically to text and once
I left, she also left (how suspicious?)
If my non-discreet
neighbor happens to be reading this post: I wasn't posing on top of a camel in 6" heels for a spread in Vogue. This is all what I was doing. Are you happy?
Pants: Self Made
Shoes: Online shop in Japan