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...
|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