Electric Avenue: Look 1

Updated on Jul 04, 2011
neutral natalie wood jacket - black One Teaspoon shorts
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stylenomad 's Thoughts:

Is it possible to dress yourself without checking the mirror?
If you know what works on you!
Here is a taste of what I will look like in 50 years- crazy and man repellant hopefully retired in SF. When we were lead into the closet showroom, I spotted this palm tree/floral kimono with Star Wars inspired sleeves by Natalie Wood. Unfortunately the closest mirror in our proximity were the staff bathrooms but I was too embarrassed to clop through the cubicles in my platforms so I styled everything according to what I thought would look good in my head and the feedback from Tania and Priscilla.

So here we go. The breakdown according to my diagram:

Form:
Heavy vs. Light
I always love a pair of leather shorts-a relatively structured ‘heavy’ material to contrast the fluidity of the kimono (light).

Cropped vs. Long
All things are relative when it comes to layering. While the overall outfit is quite short, the kimono sleeves cover the entire length of my arms. To balance out the voluminous top, I paired it with the One Teaspoon leather shorts (it has this really cool raw edge skort).

Feeling
Trendy
Kimono jackets are surfacing both on the runway (hello Dries, A.Wang) and on the high street (bonjour ASOS/H&M) so needless to say this is the time-based garment of the moment.

Vintage
Cat eye sunglasses hail the 50?s and 60?s. The kimono jacket is reminiscent of Paul Poiret’s work in the 1800?s. Playing up the stylized idea of the east (Orientalism) and fluid silhouettes, this look reminds me of a twist on Poiret’s work particularly the Confucius Coat.

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Comments (20)

maddiejayy
maddiejayy on February 29
so stylish!
marmaladehandgrenade
marmaladehandgrenade on August 22
Love both outfits and pairs of shoes!
ellefraction
ellefraction on August 15
I like that kimono on the right!
betweenthebars
betweenthebars on July 26
looove the jacket
francina04
francina04 on July 25
luv it!!!!
lalabkat
lalabkat on July 23
I ADORE.
VesperLynd
VesperLynd on July 12
cute, great pair!
RoxiitaGuzman
RoxiitaGuzman on July 12
nice looks!
bkgurl33
bkgurl33 on July 09
cute outfits
goddesss
goddesss on July 09
so cute!
itsnikki
itsnikki on July 06
love both of your outfits! boho chic!
MollyMaw
MollyMaw on July 05
a la love this! keep up the cuteness!
LePanda
LePanda on July 05
cool girls!!
deathbyplatforms
deathbyplatforms on July 05
i love the look you came up with! love the cardigan and shorts!
Beeswonderland
Beeswonderland on July 05
well,you girls rock!Amazing!+1
ZaneZanite
ZaneZanite on July 04
you look stunning
chicqua
chicqua on July 04
Love it:-)
commonsenseandstilet
love your outfits :)
stellapnp
stellapnp on July 04
i adore both outfits!! so chic!! amazing romantic jacket and stylish wedges!! aewsome bohemian style!! beautiful picture!!
Itsmekhezia
Itsmekhezia on July 04
Wow! +1
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