Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Perfect Ripped Jeans

Leather biker jacket: BALENCIAGA
Denim shirt: GUCCI
(Perfect) ripped skinny jeans: JBrand by ShopBop
Guerrillera cap: memory of a trip to Cuba
Booties: MIU MIU

This post is to talk you about my new ripped jeans and why I had to copy Chiara Ferragni (the iper-famous fashion blogger, ndr). Yeah, the truth is that I bought these skinnies after seeing her wearing them... I hesitated for a while (of course I don't like to copy like a dummy), but then decided to buy them, they are too perfect not to have them in my fashionista closet.  

As an excuse for this guilt of plagiarism, you have to know:
1) I have been looking for a pair of ripped skinnies for a long, long time, I have some slouchy/tom boy distressed jeans, but, as you know, I do prefer a more feminine style. 
2) I also have a crush on JBrand jeans, their fit is fantastic: slimming but very, very comfy (pretty a rare balance to be found). 
3) I like to show you in my posts what I really like and I'm wearing in my daily life, not only something really original but working well just for a photo post.
4) ...it's almost impossible not copying Chiara from time to time, voluntarily or not, she is very good in wearing everything is new and trendy (and in a massive variety... thanks to all the fashion collaborations/promotions she is doing as part of her job) 

Last Sunday, I styled these skinnies with one of my favorite scarf and green "guerrillera" cap (from a trip to Cuba) plus my leather biker jacket. 

More for you, if you mind: I found these skinnies online at ShopBop (they were less expensive than at Net-a-porter), their delivery from US to Italy was really fast (3 days) and without any customs problem... (which is not always the case when ordering online on a US site for a delivery in Europe).

I hope you like this outfit and my brave outing... ;-)

Spikey V.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Red Mouth Trend - Lauren Moshi Cig Lip

"Cig Lip" tank: LAUREN MOSHI
Faux Leather shorts: TEZENIS
"Twenties" Micro fishnet stay-ups: WOLFORD
Clutch with detachable chain: GIVENCHY Obsedia
Spikey pumps and booties (SS13): JEFFREY CAMPBELL

Probably you noticed the current revival of tongue/lips prints in clothing/accessories, this is an hot trend in the past seasons. These graphics are deeply rooted into our pop/rock culture as a sign of rebellion, anti-conformism and/or sex appeal. Think about the Rolling Stones "tongue and lips" logo (click here for more about this topic) or Andy Warhol lips prints in the late '50s. Well, many designers are revisiting the "tongue/lips" graphics (i.e. it's not a case that the trend-setter Hedi Slimane re-edited some '70s Rive Gauche lips print for his last SS14 collection, here for more, or that the famous blogger Chiara Ferragni included some lip shapes in her new Caia jewelry line). 

One of the modern “lip and tongue” reinterpretation I like the most it's the "Cig lips" print by Lauren Moshi, an emerging LA artist and designer. As a true fashionista I "had" to add this graphic to my closet ;-). You can see it in the pics below (this was the outfit I wore last Sunday), styled with a leather biker jacket and with my Jeffrey Campbell shoes for a rock/grunge look. I really like it, don't you?


Spikey V.