63 posts tagged Fashion
I had a recollection of my visit to the famous Centre Georges Pompidou when I checked out Christopher Kane’s new spring/summer menswear line. The use of his expressive paint brush strokes and floral prints reminded me of Henri Matisse’s exhibit at the avant-garde museum. Kane transformed classic silhouettes with his abstract prints, just as Matisse transformed a simple canvas into surreal works of art.
Dig the chelsea boot with red trim, man they’re kick-ass!
I won’t be able to get my hands on these till next year, but I’m sure i’ll be doing a DIY project to mimic these looks this summer!
I’ll be honest with y’all, anytime I can get my hands on a vintage aloha shirt i’d pounce on it in a heart beat. My closet is actually packed with Hawaiian/aloha printed ish, everything from shirts to shorts and even underwear, seriously lol! Maybe it’s a fetish, maybe it’s my duty to rep my hometown or let’s just say it’s a combination of both.
I’ve been wearing aloha shirts since I came out of my mother’s womb and every year I gotta different line up. This time around, I’m busting out a few shirts I picked up vintage hunting in Paris.
One of my favorite things about summer fashion is print mixing, especially if it’s with anything aloha print. I consider it an art form, balancing the right amount of prints is key to the perfect summer outfit.
Man I love this tank. It’s from one of my favorite boutiques in Hawaii called 88Tees. They have awesome screen tee’s and tank’s and assorted vintage finds.
The Batchel from The Cambridge Satchel Co.
These steel toes are really KICK-ASS from Forfex x Opening Ceremony. The patches are interchangeable, there’s a back zipper closure and it’s equipped with crepe soles.
For Janine, her shirt may not be vintage but it was purchased in Paris as well. We came across this great shop called Pull & Bear that’s pretty cool and affordable.
Leopard is always an easy print to mix with, combining it with florals or an aloha print shirt will do the job!
Finally NYC is going to see some actual summer heat this wednesday and it’s “say what!” midway into June already. But hey I’m not complaining, I’ve been enjoying the elongated spring weather and with all the previews of resort collections for 2013, I can take a little of next years ish and use it for a little inspiration for right now. Hopefully summer will continue to keep coming and going till fall so I can mirror a few of these looks from Givenchy until the heat wave comes through.
It seems like Riccardo Tisci could do no wrong right now and that why he’s currently sitting on top of the food chain. Just look at these prints - the large paisleys mixed with airplanes are too awesome! I won’t be surprised to see Yeezy or Theophilus London rockin something from this collection in one of their concerts!
Pictures via SlamxHype
I think the unsung hero of vogue said it best, when she stated in the September Issue documentary that she never closes her eyes, she never goes to sleep in the car while driving through Paris, she just KEEPS WATCHING because whatever you see out the window can inspire you.
And that’s exactly what I did, every minute that passed me by, I KEPT MY EYES PEELED and got inspired by everything that surrounded me. Although on this particular day upon my venture through the cobble stoned streets of Paris navigating to my favorite Comme des Garçon spots, I discovered a vast amount of beautiful and inspiring street art from a number of Parisian artist including one of my faves right now: Invader, A pioneer of the new generation of street artist who’s famous for his square mosaic tile installations inspired by the 1978 arcade game - Space Invaders.
I was spotting his amazing artwork in the most uncommon places, one after another, after another. It started to feel like a treasure hunt, this might sound weird and all, but it was like I was meant to see them that way, in that particular order and conveniently they were all located in the paths to my favorite places to shop in Paris.
Roaming through the back streets!
The first of the many Invader pieces I spotted in Bastille.
It was pretty dope how a lot of the buildings had nature blooming out of them, just goes to show how old these buildings really are.
You ever buy something cool and forget about it because you misplaced it in your closet? This awesome hunting shirt by Creep is a prime example of that. Bought this shirt over a year ago and only now is it seeing daylight, hate when that happens!!!
Found my COMME des GARÇONS stores and picked up a few thangs!
This blue guy was actually right next to my hotel, the last art piece I saw for the day from Invader.
Majority of the street decals were posted high up on apartments and buildings.
Really like this one! Who’s the artist though?
More cool street art!
Back to our regular scheduled programing……
Make sure you cross this destination off your list when visiting Paris. Jardin du Luxembourg is one of the oldest parks in France and was once land to royalty. It was designed in the formal French style with precisely planted rows of trees, trim hedges, immaculate lawns, grand fountains, ponds and benched-lined gravel pathways. Now isn’t this the perfect runway for myself and Janine?!?!
The park lawns were filled with students and residents of the Latin Quarters and of course the occasional visitors such as us, who dresses up to go to the park :)
If you know me, then you know I’m big on tailored activewear. This 3-button jersey cotton suit by Undercover x Uniqlo is crazy comfy, lightweight and most importantly it looks smoooooove!!! It also has useful pockets in all the right places and a marled finish which gives this suit some added puh~NASH! I’ve been a fan of both Jun Takahashi and Uniqlo and the pairing of the two makes perfect sense. Uncdercover’s high-end street style mixed with Uniqlo’s affordable and simplistic approach represents a unique collection of modern family swag.
Quick history lesson: The grand Palais du Luxembourg behind me here was built for Marie de’ Médicis, widow of Henri IV in 1627. During the Revolution it became a prison and since 1879, it resides as a seat of the French senate. But for now and just for now, it’s the backdrop for the man with the silver shoes!
Still feeling the effects of ACNE’s spring collection, this look was inspired by one of the outfits off the runway show. A mint dress, black shoes and a camel jacket was the exact outfit, but we replaced the jacket with a snakeskin cardigan and pops of red for some added punch to a cutesy dress.
After a long stroll through Luxembourg, we took a quick pit stop at the Notre-Dame cathedral. Double shaka’s!