As I reluctantly pulled myself out of bed the other morning, plopped down at the computer and slowly began slipping into my morning routine, I was struck by a song played on Spotify. I immediately felt a pang of flashback to my teen years. I hadn’t listened to Michael Jackson in forever. I was that kid that discovered his music after his passing, unfortunately.
I’ve always been intrigued by eccentric artists. This look was inspired by Jackson’s (HIStory album) era. I loved how he embraced chunky belts, armbands, sequins, hats, straps, patches, makeup–and of course golden shin guards. If Jackson could make his eccentric sense of style even more theatrical, he would.
So I guess you’re wondering where I got the shin guards, eBay of course. I swear the internet has everything. As for the makeup I wanted to keep it simple. I was going for that masculine feel with a mixture of black solids.
There’s something about tip-toeing along the thin line of feminine and masculine style. Androgyny is not trying to manage the relationship between the opposites; it is simply flowing between them.
Any trend that permits to rebel against strict gender rules of appearance is going to make the world a more expressive place.
Top/pants: h&m, Shoes:forever 21, Suspenders: hot topic.
Ahhh yes, the jumpsuit. A very misunderstood piece of clothing. But when done right they can be the ultimate in slouchy, cool-girl ease, or big-night-out sophistication. I typically prefer solid colors for a jumpsuit; say black or white. Only because it’s the easiest to style. You can never go wrong with a classic and elegant piece 😉
Photos by Monse Zamora @zesnom
Jumpsuit/shoes: Forever 21
A harness instantly transforms the feel of an ensemble. It makes anything look badass while adding a throwback to punk culture.
Jeans/Shoes: Forever 21, Jacket/Button up: Thrifted, Harness: Yandy.com (Search for leather bra section) 🙂
As far as the harness evolution goes I wanted to transform the look and experiment WITHOUT leather. The designer who truly opened my eyes on cross body attire was Zana Bayne. I find it interesting how she took the harness look and made it more elegant and fierce. As appose to the stereotypical bondage look.
As for my vest I wanted to create a statement. It’s about observing something that is happening in reality and forming your own thoughts about it. You don’t have to “understand” it. Nor is it meant to entertain you. The chains are meant to relate to the message. Which go far beyond painted words.
Jeans: Forever 21, Button up: Thrifted, Vest: Thrifted/Custom made.
“Fashion is an applied art. Yes, it’s a piece of clothing people are going to wear, but there’s an artist’s eye at work in a lot of fashion. If you think about it every piece of clothing is just a roll of fabric. Until it is constructed to fit your everyday mood. It’s almost like putting armor on a woman. It’s a very psychological way of dressing.”- Alexander McQueen
Coat is thrifted. Colar and hat custom made. 🙂