ORALE!


I rarely accentuate my waist. In fact, if anything I'm constantly hiding it under baggy shirts. But if ever there was a reason to cinch it, it would be this belt. This glorious bionic belt. Never was there such a belt. Belt, belt, belt.

Side note: I am now inspired to take up Kendo again.

NYFW IN MY OWN NUTSHELL

A bit late in the game, but it is technically still fashion month so here we go!

Creatures of Comfort
The vibe of the look on the left just oozes cool. Basically the only thing you ever want to ooze, nawmean? And the color combo on the right is the most perfect grouping I have ever seen and never thought of. Not one color is repeated and it makes. so. much. sense.

Calvin Klein Collection
First off, those boots. Second and thirdly, those boots. Seriously you guys, time to get some more-hole Docs and thrift all the long sweaters out there. What an unexpected direction for CKC - all those knits and textures and grungey goodness. Just when I thought it couldn't get any better than last Fall (which I now have a piece of but more on that later).

Proenza Schouler
I don't even know what's going on with all these prints. What I do know is that I want to jump into all of them, like poltergeist-into-the-TV style but with all the joy (not terror). And I'm glad to see that the longer length coats are here to stay.

Rodebjer
What can I say, I love me some Scandi design. Rodebjer just knows how to strike that perfect note of dressy casual. A crisp white shirt and leather trousers, but done in the most undone relaxed way. And the thing that looks like it was pulled out of a drain but I still inexplicably want to wrap around my face? That's what you call Scandi magic.

Theory
One of the shows I was most curious to see after the drop of the Theyskens name. A bit less flair than the usual Theyskens shows, but just enough to hint at his presence behind the scenes, still directing the classic brand. Transparent layering twist on an otherwise classic business silhouette and a full blown weird ruffly vest situation (technical terms) that I will be stalking the release of.

The Row
No words. Well besides "no words" there are actually no other words. Besides maybe, "Mary Kate and Ashley, how about a personal order?"

Tibi
The crossover-scarf-as-shirt styling that spawned a thousand Instagrams. Now you know what to do when there are no clean shirts. The whole trompe l'oeil shirt-tied-around-waist-but-not-actually-a-separate-shirt thing has been done for a few seasons, but the top left look with the same fabric almost making it a twofer (look it up), is just. so. fresh. Or maybe it actually is two pieces and in that case please strike from the record what do I know anyway? Well actually, I do know that I will be emulating that bottom right look because ASIAN. *claps dust off hands and walks away proudly* (everyone confused)


...Maybe I will or maybe I won't get to the other city show recaps...

MYSTERY.

BALLOONS BY THE NAME OF CALVIN


Go pee, get in some sweats, grab some snacks, cause you're going to want to take a minute to marvel at these pants. I mentioned them previously and now here they are for your viewing pleasure. Sadly they are runway samples so it's like a short-lived fairy tale and I'm trying to squeeze in all the odd-shaped fun before the clock strikes midnight, but at least I succeeded in confusing the fine community of Little Tokyo this past sunny Saturday. It started with my brother, who was I think a tiny bit ashamed to walk with me, and eventually trickled down to the shopkeepers and pedestrians. No matter, anything figure-obstructing is A-OK in my book!

NYFW SNOW DAY LOOK

Calvin Klein Collection coat and trousers // Jen Kao FW13 jacket // Prabal Gurung Linda Farrow sunglasses // Saint Laurent bag // Altuzarra boots

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Found a better view of my look from a view posts back. I wore this to the Jen Kao show. The indigo jacket (worn under the coat) is from Jen Kao's FW13 collection that just showed. I can't wait to get my hands on the black leather version.

I was most bummed to miss the Calvin Klein Collection show today, but these pieces more than made up for it. I really have a knack for turning beautiful runway pieces into frumpy bag lady chic no? It's my hidden fashion talent I guess. LET ME LIVE.