The primary purpose of this post is to demonstrate to Paloma how dire my hair situation is ahead of a long overdue hair chop tomorrow afternoon (What shall I do? Shave my head? Dye it red?), but as always, here we are, masterfully disguised as a boring outfit update – because who really cares what you’re wearing when it isn’t sunny? Having said that, the last time I photographed myself in the rain, it proved quite popular…
I guess nobody tells you what to do when conditions aren’t perfect.
Unfortunately, the front end of our Australia Day long weekend didn’t fare the best skies, which I’m secretly a fan of for its softer, filtered light and less strip-off-inducing heat – as someone once exclaimed, I’m a Fall girl. So of course, grey skies mean blue clothes in mish-mashed prints that could be nightwear, kitchenware, and unaware all at the same time. The key is to find prints that are only just geometrically related to each other by the skin of their teeth – in this case, the perfect relaxed fit outer shell, my favourite Summer dress that my mother insists is surely a nightie, and pyjama-print heels that probably shouldn’t be worn on a rainy day, but, like, #YOLO, like, #whatever.
Hairy bag? Check. Magazine that you may or may not be reading to match shoes? Check. Enormous carry-all so you don’t have to wear said shoes at all, and sport New Balance instead? Hells yeah.
To that, I’m going to say that New Balance is the New damn Shoe. They had a brief moment in Fashion during Fall/Winter 13/14, but Birkenstocks show more ankle and backstabbed its way to the top from its fallen furry glories in the previous Spring season to the next. Consumers (save Asia) will still associate New Balance with dorky 90s journalists with neither Superman qualities, nor terribly good eyesight.
But you see, that’s exactly the look I’m going for.
How did I do?
SUNO Dot Edge Relaxed Fit Blazer from Camargue – Tibi Dress – New Balance Shoes (available at ASOS) – Brady Chapman Springbok Clutch – J. Crew Patterned Pumps – Vintage Princess Bleecker Carry-all (available at THE ICONIC) – ELLE Australia February Issue – Canon T60
Shot on Canon 7D with 85mm lens