It’s been quite a bit of time since we’ve done a look post, namely because Grace and I have been so busy with work, vacations, and our stubborn refusal to do laundry. But anyway, the time has finally arrived!
For this little shoot we have our good friends Tina Liu and Daniel St. George II behind the lens. As you can see, they are very talented! You can expect a lot more of their work to be showing up here from now on.
The centerpiece of this look is my most recent splurge: my pre-fall Givenchy Shark tee. It cost me a
pretty penny paycheck, but to me, it was worth every cent. Givenchy is my favorite brand (Riccardo, please don’t ever stop doing what you’re doing). I love their dark aesthetic, as well as their commitment to incorporating edgier, streetwear influences into mainstream fashion. Plus: Rooney Mara? Talk about great taste in muses.
In a lot of ways, this shirt was also a symbolic purchase for me. Moving to New York and jumping into the fashion industry was pretty scary, but this is my way of showing my commitment to the industry and my future in it. I have a paralyzing fear of sharks, so it’s a whole embracing-your-fears thing. (Or maybe this is just my mind’s way of justifying spending so much money on a T-shirt… or the fact that I really can’t seem to resist clothing that involves animals.)
I’m currently at a standstill with my hair. It’s the longest I’ve ever had it, which makes me feel like I have endless possibilities and I can’t quite seem to decide on one. I may grow it out and have a full bun, or shave the sides and back for a little Asian flair. Or I might just cut it shorter. Anyway, after two cancelled hair appointments, I’ve been forced to get a bit creative with it. Lately that has translated to the David-Beckham-meets-Tom-Cruise-in-Magnolia partial up-do. I have another appointment at Dickson’s on Tuesday, so stay tuned for how that turns out.
This jacket is a favorite new “acquisition” of mine, by the London label Passarella Death Squad. I say “acquisition” because it really belongs to my and Grace’s third roommate, who prefers to lurk in the shadows rather than appear on our blog. We’ll see how long that lasts.
I bought these boots at the beginning of the summer from Surface To Air. It was way too hot to wear them then, but they were half off! I knew I would regret it come Fall if I didn’t buy them, and I’m so glad I did. I can tell they are going to be a staple this season.
One last thing about the shirt: I love the cut. One of the editors at work last week told me he was thinking about getting one and he asked what size mine was. When I told him it was a small, he couldn’t believe it! Givenchy is all about playing with proportions, which means bring on the oversized Tee’s.
That’s all for today! Check back soon for Grace’s latest look. Oh, and of course, HAPPY SHARK WEEK!