There’s nothing I love more than a great pair of shoes. In fact, I don’t even have a large array of shoes to choose from in my wardrobe. I tend to find my staple shoes. I have an ankle book that I recently wore out and have replaced with a monk strap, moto boot that zips in the back from Zara that I found on sale in New York. It was a lucky find as I believe the original price was $120 and I was going to snatch them up a month or so before. I also have the Versace x H&M buckled sneaker, a light suede boot that laces and zips, a Corcoran Marauder boot that I suggest to anyone wanting a true combat boot, and a few others that I may or may not wear.
While in New York, I added an affordable rain boot from Marc by Marc Jacobs. It was a great $30 purchase I don’t regret. I have been able to wear them around the yard when letting my dog out and as their proper use in the rain. What shoe that I’m going to speak of is what I received before NYFW. I finally broke down, and as a gift, I got the Jeffrey Campbell (The Damned) Switchblade. Some of you may know that their is a men’s line of Jeffrey Campbell’s that is known as The Damned that include heels and wedges for men. I find this to be very limiting and I will never understand why Jeffrey Campbell doesn’t include sizes on women’s shoes to make them fully unisex, but at the end of the day, I still have my babies. I find it so heteronormative that in this day there is such a separation of women’s attire and menswear. There is no sex to clothing and hopefully someday as a society this will change.
The Switchblade has a heel of 4 1/2″ with a 1/2″ platform. The interesting shape had me sold from the get-go. Now, what I regret is not also purchasing the Pixie Man. The wedges are perfection in every way. Alas, they’re all sold out, but my dreams came true a few days ago. While playing on eBay, I found a seller of the Damned x B Calla Fred wedge, which is the same wedge, just with camo fabric on the outside. I don’t do camo, so I will be dying them upon receiving them and will document the process and results.
Wish me luck.
I’m not usually for excess when it comes to jewelry. I generally keep it to a minimum with one bracelet. There seems to be an increasing trend of packing on, or wrapping on if you will, as much as possible on to your wrist. Today I present to you my extent of arm candy.
Chain and braided band: H&M
Spiked leather bracelet: Cära New York
I pulled out the mesh shirt for a night on the town. I’m all for nipple-exposure and this ensemble presented that and more to the world. Leather, nipples, and mesh. A combination for success.
Karlie Kloss being the Queen of fashion week.
New York Fashion Week is THE fashion week in America, and I was lucky enough to work and attend for the third season in a row. I work every show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center and am fortunate enough to view most of those shows. In recent seasons it has become more of a spectacle than it has been in the past. You will no be walking around and notice the absurd amounts of street style bloggers and photographers wanting to snap your photo and along with them: the street style stars. More on that topic later.
Anyway, here are a few from my busy week to prove that I was there. I have more, but they’re really unnecessary to post.
I’ve taken a break from blogging. I felt I didn’t have anything worthwhile to say, and maybe I still don’t, but I still want my voice heard. Whether my topics be on my love of fashion to relationship struggles, I will make myself as useful as possible.
My next few posts will be covering NYFW in February and then we’ll move on from there. My move to New York is imminent, so I see this as the perfect opportunity to catch up and continue what I started.
Shirt/Dress McQ by Alexander McQueen
Leather Jacket Thrifted
Skirt Ann Demeulemeester
There comes a time in your life when you graduate from youthful adolescence to an adult, some quicker than others. We got a taste in Karlie’s Vogue Italia editorial, but now, we see that our princess has grown up into a sex kitten to be reckoned with. During MBFW, I was not only lucky enough to stand next to Karlie, but I got to witness the walk. Put me down gently now, for I have seen it all.
Photographer Greg Kadel
Styling Elizabeth Sulcer
Model Karlie Kloss
Joan Smalls and Me
Oh! did I mention my encounter with Queen Joan Smalls? She was absolutely gorgeous this day in leather and sheer fabric with red lips, while I, a shaky wee-lad, was dressed in Zara. She was polite and told me it was a pleasure meeting me after asking for my name.
Complete adoration for Miss Smalls. Joan and Me. Sounds like a made for Lifetime television movie event.
P.S. Sorry for the slouchy look. A blogger isn’t always their best when around the gods.
Werking it for Fashion Week.
Me in the center with a few of my girls outside at Lincoln Center.
Spiked Shoulders Jacket Zara
Leather Leggings H&M
Shoes Unif Hellraisers