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i’m basically using my late 20s as an excuse to wear clothes that weren’t permitted in my junior high school (STRAPS NOT 2 FINGERS WIDE! EXPOSED MIDRIFF!)

i feel pretty okay about this, plus, BONUS SECRET: this skirt is NEOPRENE

We’re going to take a moment for a highly political interlude and talk about the fact that, like, legalization of gay marriage on a federal level is obviously necessary due to the fact that when the hell else would I ever get to wear this entire situation? Like, from the lipstick to the jacket to the pleated half-sheer maxi skirt gown thing and all. Unless “motorcycle bride with vampire makeup” is a thing I can rock on a daily basis, which I guess I might have to start doing.

In further complications, it turns out that this thing of glory and all the other things of glory above are in fact from the AW2012 show of Christian Siriano, who has not once ever made a thing unruffled enough for me to be interested in it putting on my body, and then this happened.  I’m totally stealing this one-liner from Hilary since she said it earlier before and I laughed so hard I spat my lunch out on my computer because I am A Classy Lady, but so many of those jackets and sheer things and boots and all of it are — dare we say it? — fierce.

tee that sharpied YSL thing I made and can never take offskirt from urban a billion years ago, whatevahat also have been wearing it for months, oopscreepers underground, which I also wear constantly
OUTFIT POST OVERLOAD CONTINUES. But seriously: I told y’all I was dressing super chill all week. None of this is even new — see all those links to the times you’ve seen it all before — which I think is probably some sort of NYFW crime. Oops! Plus, how great does my awesomely dirty hallway look? Way too cold and dark for the roof still!
What you can’t see here though is how snazzy I did my nails this week — a dull khaki green with orangey-pink stripes randomly on some of the nails:

aaaaaand the latest permutation of the various shades of blonde-silver-purple-grey of my Mermaid Hair Manic Panic Adventures:
In entirely unrelated material, I leave you with Werner Herzog reading Where’s Waldo, in case you had forgotten this existed or not yet encountered it, as well as…. snowtoro!

tee that sharpied YSL thing I made and can never take off
skirt from urban a billion years ago, whateva
hat also have been wearing it for months, oops
creepers underground, which I also wear constantly

OUTFIT POST OVERLOAD CONTINUES. But seriously: I told y’all I was dressing super chill all week. None of this is even new — see all those links to the times you’ve seen it all before — which I think is probably some sort of NYFW crime. Oops! Plus, how great does my awesomely dirty hallway look? Way too cold and dark for the roof still!

What you can’t see here though is how snazzy I did my nails this week — a dull khaki green with orangey-pink stripes randomly on some of the nails:

aaaaaand the latest permutation of the various shades of blonde-silver-purple-grey of my Mermaid Hair Manic Panic Adventures:



In entirely unrelated material, I leave you with Werner Herzog reading Where’s Waldo, in case you had forgotten this existed or not yet encountered it, as well as…. snowtoro!

dress complex geometries
boots h+m (the lisbeth salander collection, don’t tell anyone i bought them. i’ve superglued the wedges back on to the boot body twice now, ughck)

NYFW DAY 1 (TUESDAY) a.k.a. 2K9/10 fashungoth throwback vibez a.k.a.this dress is honestly the most comfortable thing I own and my almost-stylish equivalent of wearing pajamas to work,” since I can’t imagine anything more comfortable than a giant hooded sack of uber-soft worn-in jersey that I’ve been wearing a few times a month since I first got it.  Totally fine with that.

This NYFW is the first one in a while where I opted not to have any responsibilities for other publications, which has honestly been kind of nice: I’ve wandered around to a few things, gone to all the shows I’ve been somehow involved with, but mostly I’ve been hella laid back instead of frantically cabbing it back and forth from Milk to Lincoln Center fourteen times a day. And rather than shooting 400 photos per hour on my digital camera, I’ve been shooting film, which is kind of awesome and a totally different approach than the OMFG PUT IT ON TWITTER RIGHT NOW steeze I’ve gotten so used to. (So you’ll see the best of them once I develop it all next week!)  I guess I’ve been dressing lazier too, or at least just more like myself: all the silly hats and polka dot suits and Litas galore running around Soho are great and all, but I feel way better in my worn-in favourites and go-to basics topped off with my epic leopard coat.

NYFW SS2102 // KAELEN PRESENTATION + BACKSTAGE

Inkblot digital prints (made from paintings made by one of Kaelen’s friends), macrame, sheers, and tonal beige, seafoam, taupe, and pale orange pulled together a gorgeous slouchy and ethereal collection at Kaelen. I loved the shoes (a collab with Coclico) and those intricate knits, but obviously it’s that printed bias-cut slightly-asymmetrical column maxi and the eerie pale eyeshadow that have stolen my heart.

NYFW SS2012 // GRAEME ARMOUR

Cutouts! Sheer blacks! Black and white with a few pops of candy pink at the end! Mixed textures and slashed satin! Formal baseball hats! None of it seemed really new, and at a few distressing moments verged on (quelle horreur!) “looking kind of like Alex Wang,” but still — I wanted plenty of it. Those pink biker jackets, the leather crop halter and that clownish tie button down shirt?  Yes please. 

NYFW SS2012: SOBOTKA 

Sobotka presentation at the Jane: Prints! More prints! Though that was to be expected. But still! More flowy gauze chiffon things that are super girly but kind of weird and creepy and sort of punk and sort of street and those shoes with those dresses oh my god why don’t I own plaid trousers to wear with a crop top like that and can I have pink eyebrows and braids in my frizzy hair and little socks and a chiffon tail cape thing permanently attached to everything I wear ever like that too? OK, cool.