Nov
11
2013
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Setting the Mood: Life in Plastic
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In a world full of fakes, who needs any more plastic than what’s already out there?  There are very few things made of plastic that I can honestly endorse: Barbies, credit cards, Legos, and breasts.  Interestingly enough, it would appear that many designers have revisited this once shunned material in the form of accessories and outerwear.  This time around, wearing plastic and PVC look more sophisticated than the run of the mill Missy Elliot music video.  To add sheen to an otherwise casual outfit opt for plastic rather than pearls.

Charlotte Olympia Royal Pandora Perspex ClutchGianvito Rossi Metallic Leather and PVC PumpsCarven Plastic Coated PulloverUNIF Spectrum Bag

It’s fantastic.

xx,

WhyDid

 

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Nov
04
2013
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Setting the Mood: Sugar and Spice
Written by: WhyDid | Setting the Mood

leather and laceOn more than one occasion I’ve been called a paradox; a walking contradiction.  At first glance you may think you could quickly delegate me to one box, but after a conversation and cocktail, you may be moving me to another.  And just when you think you’ve got me figured out, look out for that curve ball because it’s coming.

I don’t like predictability and following the herd makes me more than uncomfortable.  I think there’s much to be said for mixing things up and keeping people guessing, especially when getting dressed.  This is precisely why leather and lace are the perfect complement to one another.  While lace could be overly feminine or somewhat sexy, leather is tough enough to tip the scales from prissy to powerful.  A head to toe leather look would have you reminiscent of catwoman and all over lace could land you somewhere between a Victorian and 80′s Madonna.  However, when the two are combined, the look is lethal.

DKNY Leather Paneled Lace Top, Saint Laurent Leather Bra Top, Karl Lagerfeld Delphie Coated Leather Mini Skirt, Mason by Michelle Mason Leather Trimmed Lace Dress

xx,

WhyDid

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Oct
28
2013
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Setting the Mood: The Haunting
Written by: WhyDid | Setting the Mood

halloween mood board fashionHalloween doesn’t have to be all about shimmying into synthetic fabric and trips to Ricky’s for costumes in a plastic bags.  Rather than looking frightening or freaky, you could spend the night looking fashionable.  An evening that’s meant to be about fantasy, this is your moment to beckon your inner seductress or that glamorous goth.  While there is a (very) fine line between sexy and skanky, selecting streamlined pieces sans tulle, glitter, and excessive sequins will have you riding the high road instead of gallivanting in the gutter.  Accessories with a bit of sparkle will add an extra bit of intrigue to any witchy woman.

sexy halloween

Agent Provocateur Classic Satin Corset, Erickson Beamon Mistress Masquerade Gold Plated and Crystal Mask, Karl Lagerfeld Attens Crystal Embellished Leather Fingerless Gloves, Jennifer Behr Swarovski Crystal Spider Hair Slide

Happy haunting.

xx,

WhyDid

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Sep
30
2013
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Setting the Mood: Goth Goes Glam
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You know what’s spooky?  Tomorrow is the first day of October.  I’m not quite sure where the time goes.  Hell, I hardly know what day of the week it is more often than not.  And not only is summer absolutely over, we’re fully in the midst of fall.  While the weather has been nothing short of heavenly for the past month, it’s only a matter of time before I lock myself away like a hermit to avoid the bitter chill of winter.  But before I make off like Winslow Homer, I may as well enjoy the last few brisk days of autumn.  Sure, my summer tan has all but faded, but now is no better time to bask in my alabaster skintone and take on the look of glamorous goth.  The word “goth” probably evokes memories of that one kid in your gifted class who never spoke much and spent a lot of time doodling pentagrams on his Trapper Keeper.  However, the modern goth is a bit more polished and much more high fashion than Halloween.  I believe I outgrew Halloween when they started making costumes like “sexy bacon” and “naughty neurosurgeon.”  Think textures of leather, lace, and velvet and smokey eyes with a deep plum lip.  Just remember: the look should be sultry, not scary.

Miu Miu Lace Up Leather Ankle Boots, $990, Maje Duree Lace Blouse, $285, L’Agent by Agent Provocateur Penelope Satin and Mesh Waspie, $148, Oscar de la Renta Gold Plated Crystal Ring, $295

xx,

WhyDid

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Jul
29
2013
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Setting the Mood: Blue Jeans, White Shirt
Written by: WhyDid | Setting the Mood

denim fashion editorialThere are times when I gaze into my closet like it’s the great abyss.  Just like there are times when I stare blankly at my computer screen with my fingers poised on the keyboard, but not a thing to type.  The fact of the matter is, I tend to over complicate things.  Overthink them.  And so when I start to feel the sweat prickling on my skin as the stress sets in, I take a deep breath, and murmur to myself, “Keep it simple, stupid.“  You see, when a women has a few staple pieces in her wardrobe, she can count on them like she can count on the rain after a blowout and her monthly visit from auntie Flo.  By having a perfectly fitting pair of jeans, a fresh white t-shirt, crisp white blouse, and a gently destroyed pair of denim shorts, there is no occasion (except for black tie) that she cannot concur.  Depending on the woman, event, and accessories, the most simple pieces, American classics, can take you from daytime down time to dinner, drinks, and possibly dancing.

J Brand 485 Luxe Sateen Midrise Skinny Jeans, T by Alexander Wang Classic Jersey T-Shirt, Splendid Voile Shirt, Rag & Bone Mila Distressed Denim Shorts

Sealed with a K.I.S.S.

xx,

WhyDid

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