Posts Tagged ‘Derek Lam’

SWEATSUIT

I am wearing a JOGGING PANT. In public, shamelessly.

Not that wearing jogging pants is a big deal anymore. Christine Centenera wears them without a blink of an eye and it’s been on the runway for a number of seasons. But I’ve always been skeptical about the place of these house pants in the fashion world.

My aversion began in the tender years of college, where my casual colleagues prompted this personal vow, “I shall never take one footstep out of my home in sweatpants, pajamas or anything of the like.” It perplexed me to be surrounded by a blur of droopy sweats and crinkled flannel. I mean, how hard was it to throw on a grungy pair of jeans?? They didn’t even have to be clean!

Well after all these years, I guess I’ve been won over. But in my defense, the bar for styling jogging pants, even in the traditional grey French terry, has risen significantly. I mean, there are just so many options! But if you’re still feeling hesitant, here are a few tips:

  1. Start off with a jogging pant that has a little something going on. A contrast cuff, exposed zippers, specialized stitches, something that will rival those dodgy Champions.
  2. Don’t hesitate to hook it up. Pair those jogging pants with a top in the same color + fabric. But make sure that either 1 or both have a special detail and if not, add something else to the outfit. (See #3 + #4.)
  3.  Juxtapose the sporty pant with something dressy. Maybe it’s your Equipment blouse or a pair of pointed stilettos. Maybe it’s a statement Marni necklace. Things usually work out when you pair up opposites.
  4. Use outer layers to your advantage. An awesome oversize coat, faux fur, a trench, blazer or leather will all coordinate perfectly with your joggers.
  5. Lastly, don’t be afraid to go full on sporty. Whether you sneaker wedge it for a little height or just throw on your black suede Nike Air Max’s, own it. As long as you don’t look like you’ve been sitting on your couch for a week in said pants, I think you (and me) will be golden.

credits: alexander wang sweatshirt, minimale animale blondie + christie brinkley, ann-sofie back knee pad joggers, premiata pumps, derek lam sunnies

*photos by miss j

houndstoothy

I had a ball shopping in Korea.  There is such a plethora of neighborhoods, boutiques and independent designers that it makes it difficult to edit your purchases.  Not to mention that the prices are fair and quality quite good.  I picked up this equestrian cap and houndstoothy skirt at a local boutique and they’ve been my go-to pieces ever since I got back.

Moustache Man and I grabbed a New Year’s Eve lunch at Electric Karma.  It’s the type of place where you sit cross legged on silk pillows, the smell of spices and sounds of Bollywood over powering the senses.

credits: made in korea equestrian cap, asos crop tank, vintage leather jacket, made in korea houndstooth flare mini, jil sander oxfords, derek lam bag, bcbg sunnies

cleansing cream

Morning post with some K-pop accompaniment.  That certainly deserves a coffee/cigarette break no?

Making things inside out is genius, whether it’s Margiela or Ksubi or well, just say your average blogger girl.  They don’t have Vogue patterns for that shit.

credits: ksubi inside out playsuit, derek lam mirte sandals

FRANKENKINI

Moustache Man and I hit up the beach yesterday.  It was overcast and chilly, but still beautiful to be by the water and lay in the sand.  MM calls this my Frankenkini.  A bit of Marlies, dash of Zimmermann and pinch of Minimale Animale to spice up your life.

I just discovered Minimale Animale, which may start a new unhealthy shopping addiction.  The unique styles have flattering cuts and cleverly naming them after super models allows you to embody the magical sexual prowress of said SUPER.  Designer/Stylist  Cassandra Kellogg sums up the swimwear line in these words: “The collection is for confident, young-at heart women who aren’t afraid of wearing something striking, and also for those who embrace their natural beauty and are comfortable in their own skin.”

credits: minimale animale the christy brinkley white mesh, marlies dekkers gloria bra, zimmermann billow loop knot bikini bottom, jnby hooded poncho, derek lam sunnies

Hold It


After seeing all the neon effect necklaces out and about I couldn’t help desiring a little rhinestone sparkle in my life.  I found a great vintage piece and was going for more of a Margiela powder coat, but had to scratch the idea due to possible poisonous side effects.  I ended up going with my original plan, which just proves you should always stick with your first instincts.

Moustache Man and I have been cruising the city for our latest photo sets.  I’m happy to say that we’ve found some great spots around my old internship stomping grounds bringing back fond memories of the burrito truck, diaper photo shoots and general footwear design genius.  More later.

credits: enza costa loose tank, marlies dekkers bra, xs lab gunslinger belt, victorialand leggings, marni platform sandals, vintage rhinestone necklace, derek lam sunnies