I know everyone’s been posting their outfits and pics today from the IRL Nasty Gal/Lookbook.nu party hosted by DNA (Designers+Artists) at Space Gallery but I forgot to take any pics of my own outfit (which was AWESOME, if I may say so myself), so the delay was necessary. First pic is of me and my girl Alyssa by Carolina Ramirez, the coolest photographer chick at the party (waaaaaaay cooler than me) and the rest of them are style snaps I stole on the drunk of the moment.
Me: Bolero jacket, vintage // Shirt, from Shotwell // Skirt, Picky Studio // Shoes, Jeffrey Campbell
(Last three pics from this dope bar in FiDi called Rickhouse).
sources: Susie Bubble, NY Times Magazine, Google images
Bustier, thrifted // Skirt, thrifted men’s shirt // Shoes, somewhere in New York
Shirt, Michael Stars // Skirt, thrifted // Harness, DIY // Coat, vintage // Shoes, vintage
sources: facehunter, stylebubble, LIFE
Pants, MNG // Cumberbund, thrifted // Shoes, hand-me-downs // Shirt, __
Dress, Zara // Belt, vintage // Pants, MNG // Shoes, mother’s
Top to toe in chaotic floral prints. Possibly somewhat inspired by Susie’s jeggings post. By the way, I hate the term, but I love the garment. I think I like them better a la Topshop than a la American Apparel. I hate how Susie always seems to post things exactly when I’m thinking of doing the exact same thing, she just gets there sooner. For example, I hate the amazingly original idea (pshh) to do a OD on leopard print post, but lo and behold, later that very week, Susie done it. But, then again, what doesn’t she do? Just so we get this straight, if she starts rocking one-legged pants and DIY epaulettes, thats proof enough that she’s reading my mind.
Outerwear, unknown // Dress, thrifted // Corset, thrifted + customized // Tights, unknown // Shoes, Buffalo Exchange
I came across this top the other day in one of my local thrifting haunts and was instantly attracted to its beaded umbrellas and heavy-hanging bat wing shape. My first thought was to pair it with a pair of white leggings with little knots at the bottom, but the overwhelming disco-ness of it all put me off of that notion and I quickly decided on a pair of more modern beige cut-offs and classic black suede heels. This is one of those cases where gaudy = swooning.
Top, vintage Bonnie Boerer & Co. // Shorts, Gap // Shoes, Zara
Here’s my take on the aforementioned trend of wearing a corset bra as a top. I felt pretty comfortable, it’s definitely a warm-weather thing. And high-waisted is entirely mandatory to avoid looking like you forgot to get dressed.
Bralette, Silence + Noise // Jeans, vintage Palmetto // Shoes, Newport News // Jacket, thrifted Van Heusen
Please vote for this look on chictopia here. This look is in the running for their Hot Hot Summer contest and I’d appreciate all the votes I can get, thanks!
Fuck living in Costa Rica sometimes! I mean I love it but it’s possibly the worst place to live if you want to have things shipped to you. So that means no eBay, no online shopping, and most of all, no etsy. This has never been as big of a regret as it is right this moment since I have discovered sweatshopbytiq’s etsy store. I have never in my life wanted avant garde bustier tops as I do right now. Check out the store here. If anyone wants to buy me that vintage Barbie one as a late birthday present to me, I wouldn’t complain. Maybe I’ll find some old PJ’s and try to DIY one (I already know it won’t come out as awesome…)