The shoot I did with ViVi back in July is out in the October issue..this is so crazy to me! For non-Japanophiles, ViVi is one of the most popular magazines over there and I’ve been a fan forever…I love how many photos they mash onto each page, makes for a lot of content to stare at, especially during long plane rides. Plus it’s just fun for me to see an entire magazine full of half-Japanese models..way more relatable than most everything I pick up. I brought a suitcase full of my clothes to a house studio and styled them with pieces from Mercury Duo’s latest collection…you may recognize a few pieces. The girls from ViVi and photographer Osami Yabuta were so much fun to work with and this is pretty much a dream come true..ありがとう ViVi!
(Free People dress, Alexander Wang Angela clutch, Jeffrey Campbell boots, re-strung Forever 21 necklace)
My friend Kris over at Free People sent me this dress a few weeks ago..along with a note with one of her crazy illustrations taking over most of the page and a description of what inspired her to design it that made me smile hard. Of course I can’t find said note and am kicking myself for losing track of it..but as I remember, it was something along the lines of stranded gothic Pilgrim boys and ancient fishermen (or bored sirens?) sucked into a vortex in the sea (this is all surely 100% wrong). Definitely some ’90s minimalism at play there too. Anyway, I love all henleys. Seriously. Even though when I wore the henley in it’s purest form (Alexander Wang’s thermal long johns…yeah I’m still standing by that one) people got all mad about it on here. But yeah, striped, thermal, sheer, ribbed, oversized, skintight..all awesome when henley-ified. Buttons are a powerful thing. However, a good long dress version has been evading me for so long that I stopped believing in it..imagine my surprise when it showed up on my doorstep. Pretty rad..and kind of weird. Such a good basic to have around.
I was mesmerized by this dress at Nakkna s/s11..I seriously probably took about 20 photos of it. It completely obscures the body, high neck and all, but the way that the sheer fabric moved and the cape-like back wafted along behind the model set it on fire. All it needs is a long pendant necklace, some big silver rings, bare feet, and a river in the middle of nowhere to dip the hem into.
(poncho courtesy of Leyendecker, IRO bodysuit, Fiorentini and Baker boots)
The fact that this thing looks exactly like the blanket stashed in my car for spontaneous picnics and bonfires makes it feel like I’ve already owned it forever. Though this version 2.0 deal might be a little more flattering to drape all over the place and I’ll probably think twice before laying it on top of questionable grass and sand. Wore this to Venice Beach and it was all so quiet and perfect and warm that it stopped feeling real pretty quickly.
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