2014/04/23

Ugly Shoes

The other day, two older ladies came into the store I work part-time at, and one of them upon seeing my shoes, said in a slightly amused tone that they looked exactly like the ones kids used to wear for P.E. in the 1980s. Then, because she thought I'd feel offended, she added that mine are of course very nice. She had no idea that she actually got the reference perfectly right, because when I was sewing two stripes of gum on these plain white flats, old children's P.E. shoes, in the Czech Republic heavily associated with the socialist era, were what I aimed for...

2014/04/21

LET it be

(Pardon me failing at thinking of a witty title.)

I finally get to show you the second piece I bought from a Korean brand called Let Kuzmus. (I did a post with a skirt from the same brand here earlier.) I didn't actually get these items in Seoul, but through Blaze, a store where I work part-time, in Kobe, Japan. They have some really nice prints, but I am more of a fan of the simpler designs, which play with classics (like a pinstripe pencil skirt, or a white T-shirt) by adding a little twist to them. The pinstripe skirt has a stripe of fabric on each side, which make its shape look quite weird. And the T-shirt has two black suspenders-looking stripes on it, which wouldn't be all that revolutionary, if there also weren't the massive cuts that make the sleeves look like survivors of a monster attack.
I styled the top with black skinny jeans, which I normally wouldn't show off anywhere (Because let's face it, it's the easiest thing you can do.), but in this case I felt that in order to make the top's design stand out, and also because I chose quite loud hair, make-up, and shoes, the easiest option is also the best one after all. I wore this to go see a lecture by Tadao Ando, a Japanese architect (instant life motivation boost), and an exhibition of French (mostly) Impressionist paintings. Apart from the vague link between my top and architecture (as well as the colour of my hair and the colour of Monet's water lilies paintings), I wasn't dressing up for the moment much, but then hell who cares, right? It was actually quite cold that day, and the weather was driving me crazy when I tried to take some decent photos, but I kind of love how you can make that all disappear in photographs.

BLACK AND WHITE TOP - LET KUZMUS | BLACK HIGH-WAISTED JEANS - MONKI | WINGED ROCKING-HORSE SHOES - VIVIENNE WESTWOOD X MELISSA | TRIANGLE EARRING - THANK YOU MART | RECYCLE EARRING - 3.3 FIELD TRIP | BLACK RING - 3.3 FIELD TRIP | SILVER RING - OIOI | DENIM JACKET - VINTAGE LEVI'S + DIY

2014/04/16

Head in the Rainbow Clouds

I did some hair modelling the other day, and I ended up walking out of the salon with shorter My Little Pony like hair. The rainbow of colours changes every time you put it in a slightly different shape, so I literally cannot walk past a mirror without stopping and playing with my hair for a little bit. I personally find that the best match to colourful hair and everything else is a really simple monochrome outfit with accessories kept to minimum. No necklaces, or bracelets, just little gold earrings, and a few really simple knuckle rings. That way it doesn't result in a colour-overkill, and it also makes the hair stand out more.
Apart from my hair, I have also been playing around with my new iPhone case, the ideal one for vane people, and people who keep forgetting to take a pocket mirror with them. (I consider myself a member of both groups.) I also really like the way it photographs when related to different subjects and textures. (And it is gold, duh.) I've only had it for a few days, so I'm not sure how scratched it will get later on, but I'm kind of looking forward to its 'used' look as well.


FAUX LEATHER DRESS - LINDEX | FAUX LEATHER SKIRT - MONKI | KNUCKLE RINGS - H&M | HEART CROSS EARRINGS - SPANK! | GOLD TOE CAP ANKLE BOOTS - TOPSHOP | GOLD MIRROR IPHONE CASE - C/O TOUCHZEROGRAVITY

2014/04/12

Kitsune

(If you feel like the CdG Robe de Chambre coat is an ever-present figure in my outfit posts ever since I bought it, you're not mistaken. I have become the girl in a big red coat.)

I recently got my hands on two pieces from Let Kuzmus's new collection, this skirt is one of them. I like the incorporation of menswear-looking fabric, and also the way an office lady pencil skirt gets transformed by the stripe of fabric sticking out on each side. The red bralet is another new addition to my wardrobe, I bought it during my trip to Tokyo in Nadia, a store I've been eyeing on the internet for some time. I put the mesh white dress over it to avoid looking like a sailor pin-up girl wannabe. (I'm not a fan of either of these two trends, on myself that is.) I wore this to a Maison Kitsune club event in Osaka a while ago, so I added some 'dressier' accessories as well. The Tatsuya Tsukahara geometrical necklace has become my favourite accessory of all times, because I keep discovering new ways to wear it (as a belt, as a headband, anticipating what I think of next).

SKIRT - LET KUZMUS | RED BRALET - NADIA | MESH DRESS - PHANKARAT | STAR SOCKS - STREET STALL IN SEOUL | HOLOGRAPHIC SHOES - MONKI | MIRROR PLANET EARRINGS - TOPSHOP | GEOMETRIC NECKLACE (WORN AS A HEADBAND) - TATSUYA TSUKAHARA (VIA LITMUS)