(Isabel Marant for H&M kid’s zip cardigan, Reformation slipdress, Theory suede ankle boots, 3.1 Phillip Lim cosmetic zip clutch)
I was wondering when I was going to come back to LA to find that it wasn’t summer anymore and hey the shift happened to coincide with my acquisition of the shaggiest cabin-appropriate cardigan from Isabel Marant for H&M. This piece is actually from the kid’s collection – size 12 year old is totally enough material to go around. Not one to discriminate clothing by intended audience, I picked up some men’s tshirts too..see more pieces on my Instagram. So obsessed with this collaboration!
(Dayz Tokyo nude dress, Goyard tote bag, Wego Harajuku slipons)
One of my best Sundays this month was a wide open sunny one spent walking around Shimokitazawa, which I’m going to hate myself for describing as the Williamsburg of Tokyo but there it is. Just two subway stops from my Shibuya safety zone, this area is a complete requirement for anyone visiting the city. It’s full of tiny alleyways and things that charmingly look like they’re going to collapse and everything that you want to decorate your home with except it’s too pointy for suitcase transport. Make sure to visit Village Vanguard because they sell everything your subconscious has thus far failed to will into existence. I carried the Goyard tote I got in Paris to fill up with my purchases and wore a mock necked nude dress from The Dayz Tokyo whose shop in Laforet I weirdly visited multiple times. All about the simple silhouette and the ease with which it can be dressed down.
(BCBG poncho sweater, Isabel Marant folded skirt, Céline wedges and Audrey sunglasses, Valentino “My Own Code” clutch, Acne hat)
From exactly one week ago post-Tokyo and pre-Paris, a fun day around Abbott Kinney to check on the old Pacific, lunch at Lemonade, and stop by the always well edited Satine Boutique. I wore a Frankenstein-y sort of outfit with a Socal casual top half and France-originating bottom half. I love this softer take on the Mexican poncho so well loved by surfers and every student everywhere in the nineties. The perfect piece to try and fail to stay warm in at the beach and also fit hats under because head-layering matters.
(Isabel Marant Brad sweater, Barbara Bui crop top, All Saints leather mini, Balenciaga boots, Vanessa Bruno bag)
Cause why should all bulletproof vests be functional? This was one of my favorite pieces that went down Barbara Bui’s fall runway. Sometimes dressing like a video game character is something I like to do. The Bui team tailored it perfectly so now I pretty much have to keep it forever. I wore this on one of Paris fashion week’s hottest days – these were shot walking through the Tuileries, outside the Sonia Rykiel show, and crossing Pont Neuf at sunset on the way to dinner.
(Acne Mape jacket, T Alexander Wang tank, Mlle leather shorts, Vanessa Bruno bag, Balenciaga boots)
Biker jackets bought a size too big on purpose and biker jackets that are designed pre-oversized by people that are perfect at what they do – very different things. This Acne jacket is slightly my new best friend. Worn in Paris with the least summery summer outfit my suitcase had to offer.
In the heart of Shibuya, the iconic all-ways crosswalk that sends everyone on their way after exiting the JR train station. I’ve shot here so many times for both my blog and Japanese magazines but there’s always a new angle to take on this beautiful cluster#*(@. Japan is still July-warm but I’m inspired by the surely miserably hot salarymen in their suits to suffer a little in my toddler length sweaters. These are all pieces that I’ve been wearing over and over again in different equations – the Wang skirt I bought last winter is proving to still be useful, especially when updated with Phillip Lim’s new season mules (so comfortable they’re airportworthy) and super slick backpack.
(Dayz Tokyo cardigan, T Alexander Wang tank, Free’s Shop lace shorts, Balenciaga boots, Terzakou Paris bag)
How to wear your knits when it’s still way too hot but you really want to convince yourself it can be done. A couple days ago in the morning Omotesando sunshine wearing a couple new Tokyo purchases – very important to own the fuzziest cardigan around this season.
(Alexander Wang coated tweed jacket, Isabel Marant pony hair folded skirt, slipons from Wego Harajuku, Proenza Schouler wallet)
Hi from Tokyo! Some shots from Shibuya tonight headed to Yasutoshi Ezume, the last show of the first day of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Tokyo. I’m loving the look of stiff structured pieces coming together, I brought the look down to reality with generic canvas sneakers I picked up in Harajuku a few days ago.
(Vanessa Bruno geometric paneled dress, Old Gringo Motto Stud boots, Line & Jo rings, Essie polish in Power Clutch)
She’s perch happy. Shot these before a warm night out in Paris – the car wash dress is gladiator-y without being too literal and the boots just badass in the way that things with nailhead studs tend to be. Easy pieces that go a long way. I’m currently fixated on the idea of wearing this dress casually, with all it’s shiny panels and sheer bits I feel like it’s just asking for it.
So that thing that people talk about where they need time to digest a collection with the purpose of achieving stuff like perspective and maybe even the ability to apply concepts to real life didn’t factor in at all with Isabel Marant’s FW. All that thin knit mating and inexplicable upper boob slit work and silver studding seemed immediately capable of filling multiple quietly gaping holes in my closet. And now the wait is over, really, finally over. This cozy shrunken sweater and warrior princess skirt were the standout pieces to me, shot on Pont Alexandre III for Seine nymph (those exist) vibes and also cause actually anything/one would look perfect there.
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