I find it very difficult talking about the 'big gun' designers without feeling a little bit like a retreading tool, adding nothing new to the streams of dialogue that is in full flow on all the blogs. Alexander Wang is a particular sore point. What do I say that people haven't touched upon many, MANY times before? All I can say is that I'm with the consensus that his past two seasons have shown more thorough scope, an expansion of ideas and have actually made me more intrigued about him, but of course other people feel this way as well.
Well, I've gone for the easy way out of this little conundrum. The shopping coward's route if you will. In Hong Kong at Joyce, I got rather taken with these 'Trish' loafer wedge mules (I had to look that one up as I'm not one to remember shoe names‚Ä¶) in tan. It's the fuddy duddy-ness and the overall practicality of them that swayed me. They are sort of refreshingly unremarkable yet not without interest all at the same time. Anyhow, eschewing the leopard print mules that other peeps were urging me to buy instead, I plumped for a pair of shoes that I'll be kicking off at the end of many hot, sweaty days over the next few months. Have you ever kicked off mules whilst simultaneously plonking yourself down on the sofa? It's weirdly satisfying as the shoes clack around on the floor and you then take a good hard look at your swelled up, ruddy feet, thinking the day has ended and you can now settle down to Masterchef. Ah… bliss…
These grounded shoes have also instigating my own version of 'spring sensible' dressing. I've never shied away from trendwhoring to the point of obnoxiousness so lo and behold…out comes all of those S/S 10 strands that would inevitably manifest themselves some time or another‚Ä¶ camel/tan/beige, denim shades, nautical, slightly prepped-out modes of dressing, borrowing boy bits‚Ä¶ there's a trend-ho in the house!
(Vintage beige cashmere jumper, Peeps.org rope skirt worn as top, Lanvin belt, Digitaria poofy shorts, Raf Simons sheer trousers, vintage straw boater)
(Creature de Keis white tee from Liger, Steve J and Yoni P for Topshop chambray jumpsuit, vintage breton top, vintage denim jacket from The Urban Collection, Postalco envelope clutch, vintage beige leather gloves)
(Vintage camel coat, vintage polka dot raincoat, Sibling skull breton jumper, Collection Privee leather skirt, Falke socks)