A project I have been working on lately focuses around pins. Pins are in, but I was on it way before these garment ornaments were put in the spotlight. Of course, I wasn’t the first to add pins to a jacket, but I have always liked them for added detail. Pins are so in mode, that even my favorite chic shop colette is having an exhibition called Wearing Buttons is not Enough, focused around original protest buttons from the 1960s until May 20th. Also, just yesterday I visited this adorable, kitch, vintage inspired shop in Montreuil called Les Tatas Flingueses and was gifted a pin (shown below)! I love it, because the more I add, the more interesting the coat becomes. On my recent trip to London I bought a new pin, a black London taxi, and I simply adore it. Another important plan of action when pinning clothes is placement. Always keep in mind where you want the pins to land, however I’ve seen pins placed randomly and that too can look great. In the end, it’s all about how you feel and what seems right. I placed a majority of mine on the collar. As my collection grows, who knows the places they’ll go. Final word: Pins are such a simple detail, but pack a ton of character!
Aside from the title of the post, I guess you could say I was def feeling myself this day. It was cold, rainy and not the best of conditions, but I made the best of it. Even got some smiles from strangers, which makes me happier than you might expect. I even got called Rihanna a few times, I must say, I wasn’t too upset about this because I love her style. I mean, who doesn’t?
Button-Up – Thrifted
Turtleneck – Uniqlo
Jeans – Forever 21
Boots – ComoParis
Ring and Necklace – Cos
The Season’s are changing in Paris, which means the weather is more on the wet side. To be honest, this is what most people expect the elements to be like in Europe…myself included. So, I decided to take advantage of the crazy dry moments with an impromptu photo shoot. Okay, okay, it was planned and the rain messed everything up, but I still made the best of situation once the rain subsided. Making lemonade out of lemons baby! ha.
Bracelet: TJ Maxx
Lip Pin: H&M
Seldomly do I find myself actually sitting through a complete ad. Mostly because I barely watch television, secondly in France they barely ever have ads running, so I’ve been saved. However, Desigual has always managed to create intriguing, inclusive and beautifully executed commercials. Some may remember when Winnie Harlow was chosen to front the Barcelona-based company’s fall 2014 campaign. Photo below:
Well, the good folks of the Spanish brand did it again, this time with an exceptional American ballet company which practices “hiplet” style dance. According to the website, “The Hiplet™ journey started with a ballet created in the early 90’s called “The Rap Ballet”. It was set to rap music where dancers performed the “running man” and other popular dances on point. Then in 2005, one of the dancers was booked with the UniverSoul Circus, and Artistic Director Homer Hans Bryant started to play around with different Hip-Hop moves which eventually led to the development and trademark of the Hiplet™ technique.” There you go folks, and here you go, below a video of the amazing dancers.