|UnoCosa by Dusty Rose Vintage.|
|Agnès, by Garance Doré, Winter 2009.|
|From Hel Looks, March 2008.|
|Molly Ringwald from ?|
|New York Subway Car, 1985, from Smithsonian Magazine, via here.|
|Nina, designer of Toujours Toi/Family Affairs. I love this photo, the decor, her outfit.|
|Iris Palmer, via here (google brought me there). She has the best hair and fantastic style.|
So, in a few words, what interests me these days:
-fuzzy, textured sweaters in angora or mohair;
I was inpired by Stevie to have a look at what H&M had to offer (as you know, I'm pretty iffy about where I shop, but I was curious) and bought a beautiful burgundy 70% angora sweater. Then I went out and a) remembered an aweful incident of my youth where one of my uncles got an allergic reaction to my angora sweater and couldn't stay less than 4 meters aways from me for the rest of the evening, b) realised that although 70% is great by most stores' standards these days, I should still keep my 80% and up standard for knits anyway, and c) thought that blablabla it wouldn't last, and blablabla charity shop cheaper. So I returned it. A good 10 minutes after purchase. Story a) won't keep me from buying one if I find it - I don't see my uncle that often, and I have other sweaters - but I freaked out at the thought of buying something that might not last me long and cost more than 10$. I mean, I don't mind pretty high prices if I know I can trust the quality of the product, but middle-range priced, unknown quality items scare me. Silly, I know.
i.e. an amazing pair of high-waisted, black cord slacks I found at a charity shop and adjusted.
-my own classics rather than some 'ultimate classics' which are currently... in fashion (not that they are necessarily mutually exclusive);
I don't own any yet.
-skirts and tights;
Although I wear them on most outfit photos I have posted so far, I actually mainly wear pants. But since I fell down the stairs at my work and ripped the back of my favourite jeans (I have sewn them back, but they don't look the same), I have been back into my other bottoms options. Also, for some reason, thick tights make me feel like I'm both wearing pyjamas and ready to dance.
-funny, interesting details like a bit of glitter or some silly socks;
I really like the idea of wearing shoes and socks (like above), or a dress and tights that are the same colour. I remember reading in Cheap Date's Guide to Style: "Shoes with opaque tights the same color elongate the leg. It always looks a bit strange - in a good way, and you can pull off a bright color like red with dull clothes" (118).
-pushing myself out of my comfort zone, but not too much.
Earlier this month, I finally gave in and bought the Family Affairs Roxanne skirt in leopard print I was obsessed with. It hasn't arrived yet, but I keep dreaming of fun ways to wear it. A very small, but exciting challenge for me.
Very vague, n'est-ce pas? I'm pretty much repeating the same thing from one style roundup to another, but oh well, I always like doing these lists since they help me get a better idea of my own taste. I'm sharing it because I enjoy reading other people's (this is today's hint to 'write your own version in the comments,' hehe).
Also, happy Halloween :)