Here bellow is grunge in all its glory codes: the plaid, baggy, slouchy clothes, dark colors with a touch of burgundy red, leather boots.
To be honest, I'm over the whole grunge "uniform" but its influence is still deeply rooted in my fashion imaginery and way to dress. There's often an hint of slouchiness in my outfits, it's never completely and perfectly done.
There's always a dissonance that brings my idea of harmony. Wether it's a shirt hanging instead of being quietly tucked in, a batik print, tough flat boots or a cheongsam dress.
Yes, I do pay attention to what I'm wearing and the contrasts in the architecture of an outfit are planed, resulting from my tastes, cultural background.
Growing up listening to Nirvana's "Nevermind" in West Africa shaped up as much my way of dressing now as my Carribean roots and living in a multicutural city like Paris.
Beyond trends, there are always some traits which outline a personality and that's what I try to cherish.
It's so easy to get trapped in a fashionable yet anonymous uniform, what do you rely on to bring out your personality?
Is it about hair, make-up, accessories?
Do you have a peculiar attachment to an era's style? A fondness for an artist that is translated to your own style?
PS: I'm still obssessed by the Y's boots featured in this ed...
"Cosney Island' from Jalouse September 2008 - Jalou Gallery
I threw away a lot of old magazines and among them a series of Jalouse, a French magazine I used to buy frequently about 4 years ago. Though I lost interest in this mag, several eds produced over the years during which I was a frequent reader are among my favorites.
Here bellow is "Block A" from the september 2007 issue.
The styling is still amazing in a perfect for the first chilly Fall week-ends way.
A blazer over a shirt with cargo trousers and boots is a combination I 'll be, I think, forever attracted to.
Jalouse n° 103 - Septembre 2007 from the Jalou Gallery
jacket: Uniqlo /shirt and scarf: h&m/ skirt: Comptoir des Cotonniers/shoes: André / bag: YSL
I have a few days off (yay!), so I'll post a bit more.
Here's what I wore today.
I love that Comptoir des Cotonniers skirt that I got in a consignment store a couple of years ago but find the print and colors to be a little overwheming especially when I wear it with another colorful top.
So to tone down its boho vibe, I teamed it with a shirt and a blazer (which was much needed considering the low temperatures for August) to give a tailored edge to this outfit.