This fit is seriously perfect – a slimmer version of the boyfriend jeans with narrow legs. These jeans are even perfect for a post-binge because I wouldn’t feel like wearing skinny jeans. I only need a belt, and the jeans would fit completely perfect. On the other hand, I’m still wavering regarding the wash, and I have until tomorrow to decide whether to keep the jeans or not. In the meantime, I have figured out that:
1. The jeans look better worn with oversized tops. Oh joy, I don’t own fitted tops (they make me look like a child prostitute).
2. The jeans look better with tops in colors that are darker than the jeans.
3. The jeans don’t go with my sweatshirts from American Apparel.
On the contrary:
1. From my experience, I shouldn’t settle unless I am 100% sure.
2. This fit is so elusive to find. If I return these jeans, I’m afraid I will never find an other pair of jeans that fit.
3. But if I keep these jeans, I might regret the purchase.
1) Vintage breton shirt 2) Acne silk shirt 3) Vintage unbuttoned silk shirt 4) Isabel Marant blouse
A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to find the most perfect loafers. Today, I finally settled on buying them and I’m pretty much content with my latest purchase. They’re are handmade in Italy and I hope the quality meets my expectations. The shoes ought to survive the Norwegian weather. I hope they will last longer than one season because searching for the perfect loafers has been such a hassle.
I also purchased these “boyfriend skinny fit” jeans from Levi’s. The fit is absolutely perfect but I’m not sure if the wash is as perfect. I have until Monday to determine if I want to keep the jeans or not. Essentially, I prefer a tad darker wash, for instance the faded wash from Gap. Sometimes I hate being such a perfectionist. But in the long run, being a perfectionist might pay off.
(via tfs, muotimielessa, herribbonsandherbows, style)
I stumbled across a very inspiring and intriguing article by Ellen Wallace in Cosmopolitan. French style and aesthetics = timeless. The article was written in August 1982. I didn’t notice the year it was published until after reading it, because everything is absolutely on target and relevant. The article is long, but the ten minutes you spend on reading this piece is completely worth it, I tell you. If you don’t have time, read the quotes and the useful tips that I have highlighted.
@ My favorite place, Le Progrès in Rue de Bretagne.
A while ago, I got my disposable camera developed. So dissatisfied because almost every photo that wasn’t taken by me turned out black. Note to self: Remember to tell people to use the flashlight when taking photos with my camera. Nonetheless, some photos from my second trip to Paris this year turned out allright.
Below is an excerpt taken from an interview with the always-inspiring Agnès Boulard AKA Mademoiselle Agnès. She is fortysomething. While “most” women would anxiously make every endeavor to disguise their aging appearance and actual age, women like Agnès Boulard would rather embrace their age. What I like about French women is that most of them rarely alter their natural appearance contrary to.. for instance American women. They rather celebrate their natural beauty and they prefer to age gracefully. I think we all should learn something from French women. Personally, I think beauty comes with age. Every little wrinkle tells a story, may it be sad or beautiful. When I get old, I know that I will not use any anti-wrinkle creams or dye my gray/white hair – I’ll embrace the beauty of the old age.
STYLE CREDO I consider myself very Parisian: no makeup, natural hair, very effortless. I don’t like the idea to have only one style — it’s a bit boring. I like to change, mix things up. I go to the YSL show in Chanel, the Chanel show in YSL.
CURRENT OBSESSION Blouses. I have too many T-shirts in my closet, and I am a madame now. I also think they’re sexy. I like silk ones from Balmain. And black transparent ones from YSL. Or a Ralph Lauren cotton blue shirt — you know, easy. I never wear it buttoned up. I prefer to wear it open. One, two, three buttons. I don’t like to feel too eh-eh-eh. I get claustrophobic.
ON MY WISH LIST I love fashion, but I’m not a shopping addict. I’m never like, ‘I need these shoes by Miu Miu!’ I don’t kill anyone for this. I prefer well-made basics that you can keep: the right trench coat, a good leopard-print coat. Because, you know, it comes back every two seasons. I would love an Hermès bag. I have a lot of handbags, but no Hermès So all my friends have to do something about that for my birthday — it’s the fifth of November. I also like diamonds. There is a black pearl and diamond bracelet from Shamballa that I could buy for myself. I always buy my own jewelry. Sad, I know. But I’m an independent woman.
(excerpt from thenytimes)
I’d rather not post the newest Isabel Marant collection for spring/summer 2011. It’s just another major disillusionment. I’m not sure what’s going on in her mind these days, as her collections are getting worse and worse. I think I have to find a new designer that I can hold on to soon, because I’ve stopped hoping for a reincarnation of the earlier days of Isabel Marant. In spite of this, I still adore her older collections, which have been a great inspiration for me.
Nevertheless, I have a theory: Isabel Marant creates dreadful design these days as an attempt to disgust people. And what happens when people abominate her hideous design? – They’ll stop lionizing her. Now that people have lost interest in her name, she’ll eventually return to what she’s good at and reincarnate her design. Why? Because Isabel Marant likes to be this mysterious French designer, but the hype has entirely shattered all the mystery around her enigmatic name and restricted design. And hence she’s trying to destroy the hype as a revenge tactic. Well, it all makes sense now. And if that’s the case, I thoroughly support Isabel Marant.
Fall/winter 2009 – The collection that demonstrates my favorite and perhaps standard silhouettes