26 May 2013

parachute pants and james deen impressions

While cleaning my closet some days ago I came across a drawer full of cool pants I have very rarely if ever worn, they're all vintage pants my mom made or wore when she was around my age. These wool parachute pants were one of them. I think she made them herself, I haven't bothered to ask her though. How can she like these but then call my new CDG skirt ugly?! The world may never know.

I am wearing that TAO blouse again (you can see more of the details without the jacket right?), along with these ridiculous but wonderful shoes. Walking on cobblestone in these was way fun -- not. But they are beautiful and I suffer through it. Every time I wear them, I complain but they also make every outfit better so it's really just talk.

Hope all is well. x Arabelle

21 May 2013

chopped up victorian modern

I'm totally in love with this little alley for photos, perhaps you'll get tired of it soon but I won't! I think the industrial, airy, distressed quality of it is quite beautiful and is much more suitable for my outfits and like.. general existence... than a garden or a sidewalk. I'm not outdoorsy at all. Anyway, this skirt is one of my new CDG pieces that I purchased at the Archive sale. 

I'm wearing it with a TAO blouse my friend Ari gave to me awhile ago. It's pretty shapeless and strange, the way I wore it today is completely different from the way I wore it last time. I don't know if there really is a right way to wear CDG? I like it that way, though, the possibilities. Both the skirt and the blouse have weird details that make it look probably just plain wrong to strangers but that's half the fun, really. 

Outfit details: 
One Spo Blazer (my friend Massiel's, who took these photos)
TAO Comme des Garcons Capelet Top worn as Blouse (similar)
Comme des Garcons Skirt (similar)
Feminine and Masculine 1954x Shoes (c/o)

16 May 2013

smoke and ladders


Schools out for summer! I guess I have lots to talk about -- like the CDG Archive Sale! I bought a bunch of stuff, now I am close to my goal. When I came home I just stared at my room with utter disgust at all the stuff I have though, so I spent the past few days cleaning out my closet and decluttering because I have so, so many unique items I've thrifted and whatnot, but so little of it fits where I am going aesthetically. Not really into super kawaii, sequin frills. I need a little bit of wrongness, you know? I'm trying to figure out a place to host a blogger flea market or something in NYC or Brooklyn with a few other babes -- if you've got a spot or an idea, let me know. I just want my clothes gone!

Anyway, this is not one of the pieces I purchased at the Archive Sale, if you thought it was -- it's been on the blog before actually. I thought I'd photograph it with this dress because it's a bit of an unexpected match; the dress is Pinkyotto (c/o) -- similar here -- and it's so, so sweet. I actually got a skirt, and two dresses at the Archive Sale and easily could have convinced myself into two other pieces but I have to keep a budget so I can travel semi-comfortably later in the summer. Eeeee, London in August!!!!!!! I work really hard at school and at my freelance jobs but spending my own money on the ticket and at the Archive Sale made me hyperventilate both times respectively but there is really nothing like being able to do something for yourself that you really love and care about all on your own. I guess that is what being an adult feels like, a little.

Pardon my Helga Pataki mid-walk stance, being this cute just comes naturally. Oh yeah -- I guess this is the fashion blog debut of my new hair, too, huh? Got it done a few weeks ago. My hair grows super fast so I've already been to the salon to shave the undercut twice. I love the buzzer. 

Hope all is well (and I'll be posting more often now because I'm out of school, I promise!) -- Arabelle