Oh Fuzz!

I think we got Uncle Karl to thank for this one.

After sending down sasquatch-esque fuzz-covered models down Chanel runways earlier this year… The material has been slapped onto dozens of designs from bags to shoes to hats to coats.

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Rachel (above) and Abbey Lee Kerkshaw (below) show us how to pull off the fuzz jacket. And I am TOTALLY crushing their styles.

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But like I mentioned to Jo over beers the other night, pretty as this trend is. I feel kinda sad for the poor animal that became a coat. /:

If it’s synthetic, by all means!

(Photo credits: Stockholm Street Style)

Dusk to Dust

When my boyfriend showed me these photos he took while walking around Stockholm Central, we (or rather, I) gushed over the cute girl on the right – from her rounded bob, oversized collar, high-waist pants, how she rolled up her cuff and hems, the feather in her hair, her peep-toe slingback sandals that kinda remind me of my childhood pair…

When I was uploading and reviewing our photos, I was thinking.. all she’s wearing is brown! wow. And she doesn’t look like soil. She’s kinda like a vintage pocahontas, if that makes any sense.

Then I was editing the pictures and piecing them together for this post, and it just occurred to me that the lady beside her is drowning in blue. Top-to-toe. Neck-to-shin. Her kid. His stroller. I like her scarf, the length of her sleeves, her blunt bangs and blunt locks, her A-line skirt and her matchy-matchy son.

Isn’t the mark of wearing an all-over single colour well, the fact that people don’t notice it?

Alright you may say, vary tone, vary shade, vary texture, but I feel like I need guidance and tuition to pull off whole non-black looks like those two. I fear looking like a dirty fox beside a pool of muddy water in soil.

Photos by my boyfriend.

On two wheels

Is there anyone else out there who is over 20 years of age and unable to ride on a bicycle without letting out a yelp every seemingly meandering 20m on a straight path?

Ah I see there are tons of you out there.. Maybe we should all form a fraternity.

I’ve figured out – if you have a collarless jacket, smashingly tailored pants, studded cuff, aviators, some wicked heels, and wanna look like a cycling chick, just start pushing one alongside you on the pedestrian walkways around town, since there are no proper bicycle lanes yet anyway. This way, no haters for you being a cyclist on the pedestrian walkways, and only admirers for how awesomely cool you look.

Together we’ll be legen – wait for it – dary!

Just sayin’… Trying to make myself feel better about my cycling (in)abilities.

Photo by my boyfriend.

Cynicism of the week:

So… as long as you’re tall and leggy, you can get away with wearing rotations of oversized tee, tapered pants, some expensive and/or easily recognizable shoe and/or bag.

Better if people know your name, they wouldn’t even care what you’re wearing! Instant cool.

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Is it the tapered pants… leather something? oversized top… black jacket..

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These pictures appeared within one photo of each other, all in the same page on AltaMiraNYC’s contribution to Teen Vogue. (O! or maybe it’s Teen Vogue)

Not saying that AltaMiraNYC doesn’t have a good eye for fashion. I follow the blog religiously.

All I wanted to say was: Look there are clones around fashion week too!

Behold!

The boyfriend making his first online appearance via FashBash…

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… with his coolios trench shirt, complete with a fabric belt and detachable hoodie!

I was too uncool to be published on FashBash. While the Raffles Design Institute Photography Club were taking photos of us I was holding on to my cash invoice to bring on the cashier so that I could redeem my hansel dress. Oooooo excites.

To see more of FashBash’s snappy happy, get clicking!

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Meanwhile, FashBash will be back in February 2009 for a flea market kinda event. I think we might get a stall 😀

My new year’s resolution is to become sexy like Serena Vanderwoodsen. What’s yours?

(choke-laugh)

AAPPY NUUU EEEAR!

Non-francophone

My heart leapt with joy as I scrolled past beautiful pictures and illustrations and found a EN / FR tab right beside the header of Garance’s blog!

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Those pictures and illustrations were beautiful and heartfelt when the words were undecipherable to me. Now they’re all the more soulful and interesting!

Greetings, my dear non-francophone readers!” – oooh I could not be happier (: