Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thrift Remix: Miu Miu Spring 2011

I rarely go to the thrift store with an exact outfit in mind, it wouldn't be fair to my creative spirit.  I do keep in mind what colors, textures, patterns and styles inspire me from the current season.  Following the Fall 2011 collections at New York Fashion Week makes me think about wanting to change my current wardrobe state, so with my penchant for playing dress-up I've been re-energized to make new use of pieces I already own but hardly wear.

Wardrobe boredom is one of the reasons I love to check out the runways - the place where designers make and break the rules before it gets dissected into trends.  I find freedom in the idea that on the runway anything goes, because well, why not? I suppose that's why designers are designers because they challenge the idea of what's possible, and so personal style must only develop through trial and error.

I thrifted this burgandy silk A-line dress by Susana Monaco, neon green leather clutch, sheer boxy peplum top (last seen here), and boxy leather biker jacket on separate occasions never thinking they would meet outside of my cramped closet.  It was the Spring 2011 Miu Miu collection that convinced me it might not be a terrible idea.

Even though this Spring collection is not as strong as it's sister line Prada, what I find most appealing is the contrast in proportion and fit juxtaposed with hard and soft lines. A negative review of the collection (hilariously titled Off The Deep End With Arty Crap Collection) said "the only problem is, I don`t think I could actually wear it. In fact, I can`t even imagine anyone I know wearing this outfit."  Oh well, trial and error. It's pretty clear I've got some metallic applique work to do to this leather jacket...
Photos: Style.com
Freja Beha Erichsen - Vogue UK
Fox Collection Leather Jacket @ Goodwill. Neon Green Clutch @ Salvation Army. Glitter Rose Earrings - Betsey Johnson.

 Kasia Struss shot by Mert and Marcus

Miu Miu Spring 2011 Bag - Spotbag.net
 

P.S. Those aren't dark circles under my eyes... just think of them as really profound eye-dimples 

All photos by Ronnie of From My Eye to Yours

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10 comments:

  1. I love how you show were you got your inspiration from. Your outfit turned out so amazingly. I love your bright green clutch!

    http://unconfinedaspirations.blogspot.com/

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  2. @Grace - *blushes* ;-)

    @AJS - Thanks! And yay for sharing your blog link because I went and now i'm following:-)

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  3. love the jacket!

    http://fashionmef.blogspot.com/

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  4. adorable! i really love your hair! :)

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

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  5. @Alexandra - What do you think...should I applique?!

    @Natalie - Thanks! It can get a little wild but its fun!

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  6. really great finds! love your blog and will follow as I love vintage and blog about it, too :)

    xx viviane
    hippiebohoreloaded

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  7. Hi Viviane! Thank you so much for following! I checked out your blog and its lots of fun. A topic I don't know much about. Hope to see you again soon.

    xo, Poca

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  8. i love how you thrift and then post comparisons with actual designers <3 <3 awesome blog. I'm a big thrifter, in fact that's the only places i shop at :P

    http://myfrenchgyspy.blogspot.com

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  9. @Frederika - HI! Thank you so much lovely! Thank you for sharing your blog. I will check it out. xoxo

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