Posts Tagged ‘Hanii Y’
What Moustache Man affectionately calls me when I’m off in my own world. The top is fitting for the nickname isn’t it?
I picked up these leather hot pants at a J Brand sample sale. Since MM and I found a fairly abandoned photo spot, I decided to do some hot pant testing. After some kicks, jumps, and sprints, I gave them the green light. Can’t have these suckers splitting on me unexpectedly. But does that even ever really happen?
I’ve got some more DIY’s on the way . . . been scouring for supplies and other fun stuff. Can’t wait!
credits: hanii y top, j brand leather hot pants, chucks, derek lam sunnies
Just in case you didn’t know.
Moustache Man and I have been revamping the site. It’s probably past due and I’m happy with the results. Still, it’s surprising that I was open to the change because I like familiarity. Ordering chicken mole at every Mexican restaurant, listening to Al Green for months and sleeping in my homely, tattered night dress (MM is not a fan) are just a few of these tendencies.
What really sparked the site change was a project I’ve been working on for the next post. It requires more width than my format originally allowed, so MM messed with the html and voilà, a brand new layout. Now that I’ve picked up blogging again, I appreciate how much freedom it allows. It’s a totalitarian rule and what I say goes. Awesome.
Print Attack: There is not a single print stirring in my closet (stripes, plaid and polka dot do not count), which leads to NYR #4: Track down a fantastic printed piece. This Olivia Rubin frock drew me in with its shark fins and waves. I’ve always had an affinity for the fearsome creatures. The playful theme sets in nicely with the more adult button-up dress.
I’d love for my special print piece to be a canvas. This Rothko inspired Hanii Y dress is pretty without being dainty. Available at shopbop.com.
Print and design work together in this rusted Proenza Schouler top. Can you believe those shoulders? The structured silhouette and muted colors appeal to my taste. Available at eluxury.com.
Traditional textiles should always have a chance to serve in print form. Oscar de la Renta uses tweed to inspire this printed cocktail number. Isn’t the sunburst orange and turquoise a bold combination? Available at netaporter.com.
Leather me up: I’m determined to find a statement leather jacket. This Balmain jacket from the Spring 2009 collection inspired me to begin the search. The structured shoulders, asymmetrical neckline, button details and cut-out front make it worthy of mention. Alas, Balmain’s creation isn’t available yet. Let’s take a look at some other pieces that made the xs cut.
Cropped: Hanii Y makes the cutest cropped leather piece I’ve seen. The Cellena jacket has a great cement color and the simple contrast collar juxtaposes perfectly against the harsh cut silhouette. This is a strong contender in my book. Available at shopbop.com.
Sleek Brown: Originally known for her denim pieces, Paige Adams-Geller has created a Black Label featuring clothing for the luxury customer. The Hyde Park jacket is a testament to the tailoring and specialty fabrics used for the new label. Simple shape and slimming seams make this an exemplary classic. Available at nordstroms.com.
Motorcycle: Justin Bobby’s overalls might have turned you off motorcycle gear, but the Ever jacket may change your mind. I adore grey leather pieces and the motorcycle jacket will never go out of style. What makes this piece special are the strategically placed zippers and slight flare waist. This sweet find is available at shopbop.com.
Blazer: Most leather blazers I’ve found seem dated and unflattering. Leave it to the Elizabeth & James duo to create an edgy piece with this corset leather jacket. I love the rounded lapel, crinkled leather and cut-out front. I can imagine it topping off a great outfit already. Available at intermixonline.com.