Ribcage was a look styled tight on the top and loose at the bottom.  Here’s the reverse.  When I first wanted to make a leather skirt, Moustache Man was doubtful.  “Won’t it look like a Whitesnake video?”  I didn”t even know what that meant.  But I made it anyway and the fact that I’ve worn it more than five times is quite a feat.  As for you similarly non pop-cultured folks, a Whitesnake video = long haired singer + sexy girl in mini.  Well, what’s wrong with that (except for the long haired singer)?

credits: diy leather skirt, 3.1 Phillip Lim bow shirt, Cole Haan pumps

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94 Responses to “Desaturation”

  1. May 27th, 2009 at 6:24 AM

    midori says:

    you’ve worn that skirt so often because it’s kind of a totally awesome skirt! also, i love bow shirts and i love how you styled it here. win win win

  2. May 27th, 2009 at 8:09 AM

    Maggie says:

    Xs, u r not a great poser, u r a great sewer, i can’t even sew a straight line. Great job! I would place my order if u produce them in the future!

  3. May 27th, 2009 at 9:46 AM

    eda says:


  4. May 27th, 2009 at 12:14 PM

    boubou says:

    Bonjour ! i came across your blog thanks to la chauve souris blogspot a friend of mine Love your blog , everything is crazy about your style really …
    ill be back for more !
    a bientot !
    Boubouteatime xx

  5. May 27th, 2009 at 1:48 PM

    Emma says:

    Wow, your skirt is so pretty!
    Great outfit!

  6. May 27th, 2009 at 1:55 PM

    dreamsequins says:

    Loving your DIY skirt! Thanks for visiting my blog as well. I love the feel of your site. very cool!

  7. May 27th, 2009 at 2:58 PM

    Champagne says:

    I still love that freaking skirt. Did you use a store brought pattern or from scratch?

  8. May 27th, 2009 at 3:10 PM

    deep in vogue says:

    Yay, my favorite skirt!! Looking lovely, honey. The top is great as well!

  9. May 27th, 2009 at 3:12 PM

    HoneyBunny says:

    Love it! That shirt is just amazing!

  10. May 27th, 2009 at 4:01 PM

    Mads says:

    Lovely outfit as usual!! especially love the gray details on the side of the skirt!


  11. May 27th, 2009 at 4:31 PM

    freeteyme says:

    a new side of you! still sexy lovely!

  12. May 27th, 2009 at 7:46 PM

    yuka says:

    your legs look amazing! i love the side panel on the skirt. its very special

  13. May 28th, 2009 at 1:32 AM

    kimvee says:

    I love that top, very cute! :)

  14. May 28th, 2009 at 3:06 AM

    alice says:

    Love the Blouse.
    It looks amazing!

  15. May 28th, 2009 at 3:20 AM

    Gracie says:

    Long live whitesnake-esque leather minis!

    I have been known to sport a pair or two. And no threats of being an awful 80’s hairmetal band will stop that.


  16. May 28th, 2009 at 5:08 AM

    cassie says:

    The shirt is super cute!! I like the talented

  17. May 28th, 2009 at 5:27 AM

    fhen says:

    i love the muted colour :)
    loose top and tight skirt goes well!

  18. May 28th, 2009 at 7:34 AM

    Annie Spandex says:

    That skirt is amazing!

  19. May 28th, 2009 at 8:44 AM

    Tatiana Nguyen says:

    omg everything you wear looks soo good! do you ever have trouble wearing a strapless dress?! It’s so annoying cause i’m tinyy and the smallest size is still a tad big :(

  20. May 28th, 2009 at 10:41 AM

    Marisa says:

    I love that blouse. I just cant get over that skirt either!!!!!!!

  21. May 28th, 2009 at 4:58 PM

    lucille says:


  22. May 28th, 2009 at 5:19 PM

    miss woo says:

    love this! and the skirt is definitely amazing.

  23. May 29th, 2009 at 3:16 AM

    indigotangerine says:

    you did an awesome job on that skirt, it looks very proffesional. but i really adore the silloutte of the top, especially the super loose back.

  24. May 29th, 2009 at 5:55 AM

    Lily says:

    Wow! Great outfit! Love the shirt with that skirt. Colours are great and the shapes are very interesting.

    Am still very jealous of your wardrobe!

  25. May 29th, 2009 at 2:47 PM

    dreamsequins says:

    I love your look and the look of this blog, especially the clever name. It’s so amazing! And I’m going to be cheesy and pass an award to you (my very first in my brief career as a blogger)– you’re awesome! Happy weekend xxD

  26. May 29th, 2009 at 3:18 PM

    Carolina Botelho says:

    your look is really great!! loveee the skirt!

  27. May 29th, 2009 at 7:06 PM

    phuong says:

    can’t believe you made the skirt yourself its really well done! and looks lovely on you =D

  28. May 30th, 2009 at 2:26 AM

    sarah says:

    that is a lovely skirt!

  29. May 30th, 2009 at 5:58 PM

    Mo says:

    wow you made the skirt? amazing!

    love the bow!

  30. May 31st, 2009 at 2:12 AM

    The Style Rules says:

    This shirt is to cute! And I love how it falls, so pretty!

  31. May 31st, 2009 at 2:44 AM

    Annie says:

    I just came across your blog and spent HOURS going through the ENTIRE thing. LOVE your style and that skirt looks fab! What’s the material of that gray side-paneling? and I like that it’s a tan color rather than a typical black leather skirt.

  32. June 3rd, 2009 at 5:06 PM says:

    Leave it up to XS to find an S07 (or is it S06??) 3.1 shirt and pair it with a DIY leather skirt!! You’re killing me!! Love it!

  33. June 4th, 2009 at 10:34 PM

    najeema says:

    So jealous that you made that skirt- it’s absolutely gorgeous!

  34. June 5th, 2009 at 3:59 PM

    Punkie says:

    wooooow! this colors look amazing on you!

  35. June 6th, 2009 at 7:41 AM

    Blair says:

    Fantastic style!

  36. June 6th, 2009 at 11:47 AM

    bisou-joue says:

    I love your shirt ! great outfit !
    I’ve just discovered your blog, and i love it

  37. June 6th, 2009 at 3:40 PM

    xAZD says:

    cute! love this and the ribcage below.

  38. June 6th, 2009 at 7:04 PM

    rain says:

    I love the shape of your top as seen in the last pic!
    Bow is cutie and you smile :)


  39. June 7th, 2009 at 11:50 AM

    imane says:

    wooow you’re extra skinny but extra exta stylish too !!
    great blog !

  40. June 11th, 2009 at 5:50 AM

    karafina says:

    LOOOVe this outfit! your skirt is amazing!

  41. June 23rd, 2009 at 7:10 AM

    Thembi says:

    I absolutely adore this skirt!

  42. June 27th, 2009 at 6:28 AM

    alexandra says:

    you’re adorable and yes….extra skinny!

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    the pet store here in our area offers me a great deal of discount when i buy from them ‘,:

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