Hello, my friends! Vacation day tomorrow, and we are ending this week with a bang, but first, a little word about second-hand shopping, which you KNOW I am a huge fan of.
There's this thing, called Slow Fashion Season* (read about it here at Vix's blog, and she says it way better than me, so just go read it and I'll wait...done? Okay.). I am participating! I commit to not buying any clothing retail at all, between June 21st and September 21st. This will be pretty painless for me, although I do shop retail from time to time.
*All links 'cause I love!
If you are interested in signing up, just enter your email at the link above and take part. Shop your closet, and shop thrift stores/op-shops/chazzas/consignment/resale, whatever it's called where you are, and...just see how it goes. Try it! Maybe you'll like it.
Okay, off my high horse now. Game on! Today's outfit features two designers in the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).
- Dress - vintage Kenzo, consignment; last worn here (2nd outfit)in March with boots and a turtleneck
- Shoes - Lucky Brand, consignment, Powell River; last seen here in September 2018 with Dries and lemon
- Coat (below) - Lord &; Taylor, thrifted; last seen here last weekend
It has a very architectural feel, but it also looks like I've sat too close to the fire a few times.
So, the FIT Museum! I have read this book cover-to-cover and while it is not the best book - every bit of text is in English/French/German, which takes up a lot of space, and not enough pictures! - it's another educational book in my fashion library.
|Source (linking 'cause I love!)|
When I was reading it, I realized I have thrifted or found on consignment a bunch of the designers in it, so I thought it would be fun to show you the pictures in the book when I wear my chi-chi designer things. Cool, right?
Here are the Kenzo pages:
|(Ooh, look at me, I figured out how to do collages!)|
I love the structure of these and I'm drooling over that floral dress on the lower right. My dress has all kinds of interest folds and tucks in it, more in the vein of the lower left dress.
If you could find something this awesome by Kenzo retail, it would cost several hundred dollars (300+ Euros).
Coated - very windy today!
- Belt - Fendi, thrifted
- Bracelet - Whiting & Davis, vintage 80s, vintage fair
- Snake earrings and barrette - Red Sky (first wearing of the barrette - purchased here for $14.00)
The earrings and barrette are both locally-made - no fast fashion, mass-manufacture there - and I bought them at local shop Luna Collective.
My colleagues and WW folks were enamoured of all my snakes - four of them in one outfit. I do like to go overboard on a theme.
Oh, and here's the Fendi pages from my book:
And now, I shall leave you with a kitty who has a case of flop-butt. It was hot last night and Vizzini sprawled out on our enclosed deck.
|"And I love it."|
Vizzini is a really active cat...except when it's hot out. Then he's very floppy.
|"Must get more heat from these tiles."|
He's totally used to me taking pictures of him.
|"It's so hard being famous."|
He flopped out here for hours.
|"I have to conserve my energy for napping later."|
I am off tomorrow, so have a wonderful weekend, my friends! I will be back soon to regale you with tales of adventure!