2014/04/16

Head in the Rainbow Clouds

I did some hair modelling the other day, and I ended up walking out of the salon with shorter My Little Pony like hair. The rainbow of colours changes every time you put it in a slightly different shape, so I literally cannot walk past a mirror without stopping and playing with my hair for a little bit. I personally find that the best match to colourful hair and everything else is a really simple monochrome outfit with accessories kept to minimum. No necklaces, or bracelets, just little gold earrings, and a few really simple knuckle rings. That way it doesn't result in a colour-overkill, and it also makes the hair stand out more.
Apart from my hair, I have also been playing around with my new iPhone case, the ideal one for vane people, and people who keep forgetting to take a pocket mirror with them. (I consider myself a member of both groups.) I also really like the way it photographs when related to different subjects and textures. (And it is gold, duh.) I've only had it for a few days, so I'm not sure how scratched it will get later on, but I'm kind of looking forward to its 'used' look as well.

FAUX LEATHER DRESS - LINDEX | FAUX LEATHER SKIRT - MONKI | KNUCKLE RINGS - H&M | HEART CROSS EARRINGS - SPANK! | GOLD TOE CAP ANKLE BOOTS - TOPSHOP | GOLD MIRROR IPHONE CASE - C/O TOUCHZEROGRAVITY

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